What’s on in Somerset

Note:  In addition to the events below, information on musical etc events in and around Taunton can be found on the TAPA website

2017


 

 

Thursday 28th September 2017,  1.05 – 1.40pm
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 17

The seventeenth in the bi-monthly series of organ recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S. Bach over six years, played by Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral): Fantasia et Imitatio in B minor, BWV 563; Fugue in G minor, BWV 578; Chorale Preludes from the Neumeister Collection

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Saturday 30th September 2017 at 7.30 pm
St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Steeple Ashton  BA14 6EN

ORGAN RECITAL

Harry Bramma (former Director of the RSCM & Organist at Southwark Cathedral)

Music by Bach & Handel, and composers contemporary with the Bryceson & Ellis organ (built 1876, restored 2009)

Tickets £15
from Steeple Ashton Shop

or from
www.ticketsource.co.uk/steeple-ashton-preservation-trust
tel 01225 765573

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Thursday 12th October 2017,  1.05 – 1.40 pm
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Thomas Corns (Director of Music, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Friday 13th October 2017,  12.45 – 1.30 pm
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 4DG

Queen’s College Musicians

A MUSICAL FEAST

Queen’s College invites you to take time out, and enjoy listening to some of their most talented musicians perform a varied programme which will have something to appeal to everyone.

Retiring collection in aid of Stand Against Violence and St John’s Church.

Bring your sandwiches to enjoy with the cold drinks available.

This event has been sponsored by InvestSW.

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Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30 pm

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Steeple Ashton  BA14 6EN

CHORAL CONCERT

Choir of the Western Wynde

Music to include pieces by Henry VIII, Tallis, Byrd, Morley, Gibbons, Stanford, Tippett
ending with Parry’s I was glad (with vivats) and Hear my words ye people (composed for Salisbury Cathedral and featuring double choir, soloists & congregation).

Director:  Graham Dalby
Organist:  Steven Hollas

Tickets £15 (children no charge)

from Steeple Ashton Shop

or from
www.ticketsource.co.uk/steeple-ashton-preservation-trust
tel 01225 765573

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Saturday 14th October 2017, 11 am – 5 pm
Wells Cathedral

BE A CHORISTER FOR A DAY

The day is open to children aged between 7 and 9, and allows them to experience life as a Cathedral Chorister.  There are fun singing workshops, and the day ends with them taking part in the Evensong service alongside the Cathedral Choir.  Lunch is also included. Children taking part do not need to be great singers, they need to enjoy singing and want to take part in the day. There is no charge for taking part.

For further information or to register for a place, please contact Melanie Lawler via musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net or on 01749 674483. Spaces are limited as we can only accommodate 45 children.

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Thursday 19th October 2017,  1.05 – 1.40 pm
Wells Cathedral

NEW MUSIC WELLS: ORGAN RECITAL

Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) performs a recital of organ music for new music wells 77-17, including world premieres of works by Howard Skempton and Judith Bingham, the second performance of Five Short Preludes and Fugues by John Joubert (in his 90th birthday year), and music by Philip Glass (in his 80th birthday year) and Lionel Rogg

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Saturday 28th October 2017 at 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Tatworth

ORGAN RECITAL

given by  Ian Heavisides on the 1880 Henry Speechly organ

Programme to include:

Processional – William Mathias,  Fantasia in G – J S Bach,
Penguins’ Playtime – Nigel Ogden,  Arietta – Francis Jackson,
Now thank we all our God” – S. Karg Elert,  Sortie in Bb – Lefebure-Wely,
Will o’ the Wisp – Nevin,  Toccata in F – C M Widor.

Admission £5 in aid of Church Funds

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Thursday 9th November 2017,  1.05 – 1.40pm

Wells Cathedral.  

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Patrick Parker (Minister of Music and Organist, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Friday 10th November 2017,  12.45 – 1.30 pm
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 4DG

Wellington School Students

A YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE

Wellington School’s high-flying Award-holders perform an inspiring programme, celebrating musical diversity and excellence and featuring a wide range of instruments, genres, ages and stages.

Retiring Collection in aid of BRACE – a SW dementia charity and St John’s Church

Bring your sandwiches to enjoy with the cold drinks available.

This event has been sponsored by InvestSW.

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Thursday 16th November 2017,  1.05 – 1.40pm
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 18

The eighteenth in the bi-monthly series of organ recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S. Bach over six years, played by Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral): Trio sonata in C major, BWV 529; Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537; Chorale Preludes from the Neumeister Collection

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 23rd November 2017,  1.05 – 1.40pm
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Given by students of Wells Cathedral School

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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