Taunton Music Festival
Music classes are held in piano, strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, composition and vocal.
For the third year, exciting competition opportunity for pop and contemporary music soloists, duos and bands. Come and watch local emerging artists perform, with an industry professional adjudicator in the chair, and cash prizes to be won! With classes in three age categories, 12 and under, 16 and under and Open, this is sure to… Read More »Pop Vocals Competition
Our first concert of 2024 continues our exploration of the delightful concerti grossi of Albinoni, and another of this genre from the acknowledged master of the form, Handel. Mary will play the only violin concerto composed by Pergolesi, and the programme includes the Pavane and Chaconne by Purcell, and two short evocative pieces by Sibelius.… Read More »Taunton Sinfonietta
The Wilbye Quartet have waited a long time to have the opportunity to present their programme designed to prepare us for Lent. Their programme is to include Chorales from Bach St Matthew Passion and works by Victoria, Byrd, Morley, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner. The four voices formed into The Wilbye Quartet during Covid restrictions when larger… Read More »Musical Meditations for Lent
Winter Concert with Somerset Chamber ChoirWe are thrilled that our Patron, Dame Emma Kirkby, will join us for this concert, to perform a small selection of works from the golden age of English Lute Song. Programme to include: BYRD Four-Part Mass TALLIS Lamentations of Jeremiah I DOWLAND Lute Songs Emma Kirkby soprano Andrea Brown conductor… Read More »Winter Concert entitled The Private Music
Music on the Levels announces details of its free concert on Sunday 25 January 2024 in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP. The concert starts at 3 pm and refreshments are available at modest charge from 2.15 pm. Performing at this concert will be Trio Paradis, much appreciated at Music on the Levels… Read More »Daughters of the Muse
Concert with Collegium Singers. PROGRAMME Come, let us worship/Priidite, poklonimsya. Sergei Rachmaninoff In manus tuuas William Byrd Salve Regina Tomas Luis de Victoria VI. Rejoice, O Virgin/Bogoroditse Devo/Ave Maria Sergei Rachmaninoff Os justi Anton Bruckner Abendlied Rheinberger Nunc Dimittis Gustav Holst INTERVAL Lighten our darkness Ben Parry O Radiant Dawn James Macmillan Stabat mater Cesis… Read More »Concert with Collegium Singers – Vigils And Vespers
The Taunton Junior Young Singer of the Year competition has been created following the success of Taunton Junior Young Musician in 2014/15 and the ever-growing interest in the Taunton Young Singer competitions.
This competition for young singers has been set up by the festival in response to the ever-growing number of entries in the Music Festival. It was also felt that singers should have their own competition and not be judged alongside their instrumental contemporaries as in past Taunton Young Musicians competitions.
Competitors are invited to perform a programme from different periods and genres, up to a maximum of twelve minutes. Movement will be permitted, if appropriate, but not costumes or props.