What’s on in Somerset

St John’s Lunchtime Concerts

Park Street, Taunton. TA1 5AD

Live performances at lunchtime will hopefully be resuming in June and are planned to continue until November with a performance on the second Friday of each month. It is also hoped that most concerts will be recorded, so those who are unable to attend in person will be able to watch later on You Tube.

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Friday 11th June 2021

St John’s Church, Park Street

Taunton  TA1 5AD

This month’s concert will be given by husband and wife duo, Ed and Sally Jenkins. They will be performing an eclectic mix of much loved and rediscovered music for harp, piano and organ. Featuring both solo and duet items, the concert will feature works by Saint-Saens, Dussek, Wesley and Dubois.

Doors will open at 12.00 pm and the concert will start at 12.45 pm. In accordance with Covid regulations, it will necessary to book your seat by calling 01823 335543 and leaving name and contact number. It is regretted that it will not be possible to serve the usual cold drinks, but people are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of Unicef, the United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide and St John’s Church for the maintenance of the Church.

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Friday 9th July 2021

St John’s Church, Park Street

Taunton  TA1 5AD

Kevin Hurst and Jonathan Delbridge join forces to provide a concert of music for clarinet and organ, celebrating music from the Baroque and Classical periods.  Programme to include Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod, Air from Suite in D by J S Bach and a Church Sonata by Mozart.

Doors will open at 12.00 pm and the concert will start at 12.45 pm. In accordance with Covid regulations, it will necessary to book your seat by calling 01823 335543 and leaving name and contact number. It is regretted that it will not be possible to serve the usual cold drinks, but people are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of  Somerset Community Foundation  and St John’s Church for the maintenance of the Church.

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Sunday 25th July 2021

St Johns Church, Park Street

Taunton  TA1 5AD

 From Moscow to Mexico, a Sunday Afternoon Concert

Travel the world with the Mornington Trio without the need for Covid passports or quarantine! Long established on the South West music scene, Andrew and Lynn Carter and Lynda Edwards come together for a richly varied aural tour featuring oboe, bassoon and piano in trios, duets and solo.

Their programme includes music by French early Romantic Henri Brod, late Romantic Theodore Lalliet, Devon composer Alfie Pugh, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns.

Doors will open at 2.15 pm and the concert will start at 3.00 pm.

In accordance with Covid regulations, it will necessary to book your seat by calling 01823 335543 and leaving name and contact number.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of St John’s Church for the maintenance and up keep it this Grade 1 listed building