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 9 August 2018 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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Friday 10th August 2018 12.45 – 1.30pm

Lunchtime Concert St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 5DG

‘The Muses Gardin for Delights’ was the title of Robert Jones’ 5th book of ayres for voice and lute, published in 1610. There were several such publications in this “Golden Age of English Musi‘c”, the pre-eminent composer being the lutenist John Dowland. Our programme will draw from this rich source of musical delights.

Mary particularly enjoys singing solo parts with local choirs and Steve can often be seen playing with other folk musicians.

Retiring Collection in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice and St John’s Church.

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Friday 10th August 2018 7 pm
Chard Methodist Church

A Concert of Organ Music for a Summer evening
by Ian Heavisides

To include music by Lully, Fiocco, Bach, Nevin, Lefebure-Wely, Andriessen Choveaux and Rawsthorne.

Admission free but donations are welcome for Church Funds

Light refreshments to follow recital.

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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 14th September 2018, 12.45 – 1.45pm
Lunchtime Concert St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 5DG

50th Golden Concert – ‘Poetic Piano’

Oana Dinea – Piano Recital

Our “Golden Concert” will be a real treat when Romanian born, Oana captivates us, during an hour of enchanting music by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, who was one of the most sensitive composers of the Romantic period. It will be the first time a performer has travelled from abroad for one of our concerts. She has kindly agreed to include this performance in the itinerary of her short Concert and Master Class Tour of Somerset and Devon.

Retiring collection in support of the International Red Cross and St John’s Church.

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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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Friday 12th October 2018 12.45 – 1.30pm

Lunchtime Concert St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 5DG

Lunchtime Interludes

Queen’s College Musicians

The Musicians from Queen’s College are delighted to be returning to St John’s and will be performing a wide range of music from across the ages – ‘something for everyone’.

Retiring collection in aid of the ‘Out of Hours’ Courier Service for the NHS, The Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service and St John’s Church.

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Saturday 13th October 2018  11am – 5pm
Wells Cathedral
Be a Chorister for a Day
Each year, Wells Cathedral holds an event called ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’. This year it will take place on Saturday 13 October, from 11am-5pm.
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 Lawlor
or on 01749 674483.
Spaces are limited as we can only accommodate 45 children.

 

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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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Friday 9th November 2018 12.45 – 1.45pm

Lunchtime Concert St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 5DG

A Showcase for Young Musicians

Wellington School Students

High-flying, award-holding pupils will perform an eclectic programme that will feature a variety of instruments, genres, ages and stages thus demonstrating their versatile abilities.

Retiring Collection in aid of the Archie Project, part of the Reminiscence Learning Dementia Charity and St John’s Church.

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Thursday 15 November 2018 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 2018 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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