Our Summer lunch time concert in Old Saint Martins, Cornmarket, on August 16th, concluded our summer season. Simon Ponsford sang works by Dowland , Byrd, and Orlando Gibbons in a recital entitled Time Stands Still, with David Ponsford playing the Virginals. It was well attended and very much appreciated by all who came.
And now we are looking ahead to our next exciting event which is the collaboration with Worcester Concert Club and Carnival Band. If you would like to sing in the concert on Sunday December 10th given by the Carnival Band, then you need to apply to attend the workshop on Sunday November 19th….but hurry as the 30 allocated places are nearly all taken!! Visit www.carnivalband.com to book your place.
The 2017 Worcestershire Early Music Festival is over – we’re delighted to say that audiences were bigger than ever before and the concerts were artistically excellent.
Our Baroquathon on Bank Holiday Monday was a brilliant day of music-making in collaboration with the Elgar School of Music and we’re hoping to repeat this another year – it also raised welcome funds for outreach projects.
The Pride and Prejudice Ball at Worcester Guildhall had a fantastic buzz on Saturday – everyone makes such an effort to put together their period costumes (photos available in our gallery) so it looks stunning too.
Thanks to Patchwork for the lovely music, and our wonderful dancing master Brian Stanton.
“There is nothing like dancing, after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Now that we are a charity our Friends are even more valuable as we can claim Gift Aid on all donations. For a minimum of just £20 you can help us with outreach projects and enjoy a special Friends event.
Download the leaflet below for further information and an application form.
Our Baroquathon, to be held on Monday 1st May in the Lumby Room at the Elgar School, is a fundraising event; proceeds will be shared between Worcestershire Early Music and the Elgar School. Please come and enjoy our day between 9.00am and 9pm by singing, playing and listening to music composed before 1800. Go to Events; Baroqathon for more details.
We are pleased to announce a new joint venture with the Conservatoire for a lunchtime concert on Friday March 3rd in Old Saint Martin’s Church. We hope this will be the start of a fruitful and lasting relationship! Continue reading “Lunch time concert”
During our next festival (5 – 7 May 2017) we will be celebrating the lives of two composers; 2017 sees the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth as well as the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death. Da Camera, The Songmen and the Gonzaga Band will be reflecting these anniversaries in their programmes when they come to Worcester to perform in our festival.