Testimonials

The ball

Pride and Prejudice ball (2)
Pride and Prejudice ball
20/06/2016
    

“We had a wonderful time. We loved the music and it was fun dancing all those amazing dances for the first time. We were really impressed with Brian Stanton (the dancing master) and his kindness and thoughtfulness!”

Pride and Prejudice ball (1)
Pride and Prejudice ball
20/06/2016
    

“As a newcomer to dancing I was impressed with how you welcome all comers to the Pride and Prejudice Ball.”

The festival

General comments about the festival (6)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“Old Saint Martin’s Church suitably complemented the music.”

General comments about the festival (5)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“Old Saint Martin’s Church is a very good venue in terms of size and acoustic.”

General comments about the festival (4)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.”

General comments about the festival (3)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“It was lovely to find out how experts bring Renaissance Music alive with voices and instruments.”

General comments about the festival (2)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“I enjoyed this local and live classical music of a very high standard including some unusual repertoire. The performers were enthusiastic and engaging.”

General comments about the festival (1)
Worcester Early Music Festival
20/06/2016
    

“These local events with an informal atmosphere, and friendly people were most enjoyable. The standard of performance was excellent and there was plenty of variety across the three programmes.”

Individual concerts

Concert – Duo Dorado and Musical and Amicable Society
Concert - Duo Dorado and Musical and Amicable Society
20/06/2016
    

“There were excellent performances by Duo Dorado and the Musical and Amicable Society.”

Concert – Kantu
Kantu Concert
20/06/2016
    

“K’antu brought a refreshing approach to Renaissance music with a lively and varied programme.”

Funder experience

“We ran a very successful, if small scale project, setting up the Worcestershire Waits, initially for two years.

“From the very start, Cathy Dew and Micaela Schmitz were the two principal musical leaders. Thanks to their drive and commitment the project was very successful.

“One of our tutors, Andy Watts, helped us to establish a very useful connection with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, where he is a bassoonist.”

Alan Smith, former advisor for Music at Worcestershire County Council


Student experience

“Before the initial workshop, I’d never had an experience of playing renaissance and baroque music and I was keen to give it a try.”

Alexis Hutchinson, Worcester Waits member 2007