Culmination of the Croome Four Seasons Project

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Music and Amicable Society

Our outreach project into four primary schools in Worcester culminated in a presentation of childrens’ work in College Hall, Worcester Cathedral on Friday 24th June. 

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Art work following on from outings to Croome Park was directed in school workshops and collated by Clare Horacek, while Kate Fawcett and Micaela Schmitz led workshops in creating seasonal soundscapes which were performed before an audience of parents form all four schools.

The childrens’ showcase was then followed by a superb performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons given by the Musical and Amicable Society.

For each season, (a concerto in itself), the solo part was performed by different musicians from within the group; the quality and definition of the broad palette of sounds given by the Musical and Amicables in this chamber version of the work, with one to a part, was extraordinary.

This was followed by Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso op 3 no 8, and then a work by little known composer Wassenaur; Concerto Armonico in G.

The concert concluded with Bach’s Concerto for two violins in D minor where once again the chamber music element of one to a part added sensitivity to the wonderful melodic lines and harmony which are Bach’s trademark.


Author: Barbara Dunn

Barbara trained as a teacher and worked for most of her career in Primary Education, eventually serving as a headteacher in Reading and then in Worcester, before taking early retirement. She has been involved with Worcestershire Early Music from its beginning, delivering workshops and organising concerts and the Pride and Prejudice Ball. Barbara is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing regularly in many different formal and informal gatherings. She performs with the Gloucester Waits on flutes and recorders