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

 


2018


 

Thursday 12 April 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Jeremy Cole (Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 7.30.p.m.

St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Lufton,
near Yeovil, BA22 8SU

ORGAN FESTIVAL

Featuring the new
Späth/Freiburger Organ.

 

Songs of Praise
Come and ‘Sing In’ the new organ with your favourite well-known hymns.

Admission free, retiring collection.  Refreshments available

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Saturday 28th April 2018, 7.30pm

Rowbarton Methodist Church, Greenway Road, Taunton TA2 6LA
West Somerset Singers Spring Concert
Fauré’s Requiem and Charles Wood –  St Mark Passion
Musical Director: David Knight
Tickets £10 on the door or call Secretary, Mrs Chris Knapman, on (01823) 335303
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Thursday 3 May 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 21

The twenty-first of 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 in G (after Telemann), BWV 586; Fugue in G minor, BWV 531a; Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi), BWV 593; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Ascension Day, Thursday 10 May 1.05 – 1.35pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

ORGAN RECITAL: MESSIAEN MEDITATION (II)

Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (reader) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascension (Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ) in the second of this year’s Messiaen meditations

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 17 May 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Richard Tanner (Director of Music, Rugby School)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 24 May 1.05 – 1.35pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

ORGAN RECITAL: MESSIAEN MEDITATION (III)

Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (reader) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentecôte in the third of this year’s Messiaen meditations

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Sunday 26th May 2018 10 am to 4 pm

St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Lufton,
near Yeovil, BA22 8SU

ORGAN FESTIVAL

Featuring the new
Späth/Freiburger Organ.

“Meet the Organ.” A ‘Hands-On’ Day for everyone to discover how an organ works, examine the instrument in detail, and have a go yourself! Events and Refreshments available all day. Specially designed for young people.

Free Admission by Programme:
Email: churchwarden@lufton.co.uk or 07730 526166

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Thursday 7 June 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Anthony Hammond (Concert Organist)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Sunday 24th June 2018 at 7.30.p.m.

St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Lufton,
near Yeovil, BA22 8SU

ORGAN FESTIVAL

Featuring the new
Späth/Freiburger Organ.

Sunday 24th. June. 7.30.p.m.
with Marjie Dorling, soprano.

“Music for a Summer Evening.”

A Recital of favourite music including works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and Mendelssohn.

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Thursday 5 July 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 22

The twenty-second of 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): Prelude in G, BWV 568; Fugue in G, BWV 581; Trio in D minor, BWV 583; Toccata in E, BWV 566; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 12 July 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Jeffrey Makinson (Assistant Director of Music, Lincoln Cathedral)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 7.30.p.m.

St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Lufton,
near Yeovil, BA22 8SU

ORGAN FESTIVAL

Featuring the new
Späth/Freiburger Organ.

 

Sunday 22nd. July. 7.30.p.m.
with Mary Morgan, soprano.
“The Glorious Baroque and Classical.”
Classic Organ Masterworks and music by Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart, Handel, and Purcell.

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Thursday 9 August 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Barry Rose, OBE (formerly of Guildford, St Paul’s, and St Albans Cathedrals)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 13 September 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

 

Adam Pajan (Director of Music, St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Oklahoma, USA)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Friday 14 September 7.30 – 8.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

EARLY MUSIC WELLS: THE FRENCH BAROQUE HARPSICHORD

One of the world’s leading harpsichordists, Steven Devine, plays the rich and exotic music of the French Baroque in the beautiful candlelit surroundings of Wells Cathedral Quire

Tickets: £12.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Thursday 27 September 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 23

The twenty-third of 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): Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551; Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 11 October 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

 

Martin Patzlaff (Kultur Institut Rossignol, Westerwald, Germany)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Monday 15 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the North Transept)
Wells Cathedral

NEW MUSIC WELLS: PIANOWORKS

Part of the new music wells 78-18 festival, given by specialist pianists from Wells Cathedral School

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm
Wells Cathedral

NEW MUSIC WELLS: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Hear David Bednall – one of Europe’s finest improvisers on the organ – create new music on the spot, through his accompaniment of this classic silent movie in the vast space of Wells Cathedral

Tickets: £10.00 – £20.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

In aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust (wcct.co.uk)

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Thursday 18 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

NEW MUSIC WELLS: ORGANWORKS

Jeremy Cole (Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral) performs a recital of organ music for new music wells 78-18, including works by Michael Berkeley CBE (in his 70th birthday year), Judith Bingham, Barnaby Martin, and Tarik O’Regan (in his 40th birthday year)

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 15 November 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Students of Wells Cathedral School

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 29 November 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)
Wells Cathedral

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 24

The twenty-fourth of 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 E minor, BWV 528; Fugue in D, BWV 580; Fantasia in C (completed by Wolfgang Stockmeier), BWV 573; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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