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JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC AND DAZZLING LIVE PERFORMANCES IN INTIMATE AND UNUSUAL VENUES.
We had a wonderful start to the season when ANDREW MARRINER, ALASDAIR BEATSON and MICHAEL PETROV gave three lovely concerts earlier in January to raise funds for Concerts in the West. We are so grateful to them for their support.
In February we welcome back NICHOLAS MULROY and JOHN REID, who bring with them WILLIAM LINDLEY, whose projected moving images will give a fascinating backdrop to the music.
In March we are delighted that NICHOLAS MCCARTHY joins us again and we go to Minehead for the first time on 5 March. We hope that all the regular concert goers in the area will join us. Tickets are available from The Regal Theatre on 01643 706430. Full details are on our website or in the brochure.
Tenor NICHOLAS MULROY is in constant demand both in the UK and further afield in a wide range of concert, recital and opera engagements. He has sung at many of the world’s great concert halls: the Sydney Opera House, Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and the Salzburg Festival.
Nicholas Mulroy, John Reid and William Lindley are all well known for their wide-ranging artistic and creative activities. Nicholas and John have worked together in recitals for many years. Last year William and John started a collaboration to explore the potential for creating site-specific audio-visual experiences, through the combination of solo piano music and projected moving images. This tour brings the three performers together for the first time.
It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of our 2019 season. We have had so many beautiful concerts and all totally different. Thank you to all our musicians and our audiences who came to listen and to enjoy a moment away from all the normal routines.
I would also like to thank our hosts and venues; and Richenda Oldham who works hard on making sure that the outside world knows that the concerts are taking place.
2019 season - TRIO SŌRA, SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS, MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET, ALASDAIR BEATSON & ELISSA CASSINI, MORIARTY WINDS, CLARE HAMMOND,
EUSEBIUS QUARTET, NATHANIEL BOYD & SIMON LANE, CONSONE QUARTET and the RUISI QUARTET.
The 2020 SEASON concert tour pages are available on this website. If you are on a mobile please scroll down and you will get to the 2020 concerts. On a desktop computer please see opposite.
Paper brochures are printed and will be available in all our main venues by 6 December and distributed around Dorset and Somerset over the coming weeks and months. Click HERE for the email/web version.
If you would like to join our enews list please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you an email before each tour to remind you that they are coming up soon. It is so easy to forget.
The website has been updated this summer to function better on mobile phones and tablets, which we hope you will find helpful.
We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts in 2020.
Upcoming Concerts All Concerts
The CONCERTS IN THE WEST series of MINI-TOURS offers a broad spectrum of Classical and Baroque chamber music.
Concerts in the West was launched in 2006 and as with many organisations it has grown in the work that it undertakes and has many plans for the future, particularly in the area of education. We feel that there is an audience for Classical Music of all types, but it has to be nurtured early, even if it takes some years to bring the two together. We are delighted to be working again with the Centre for Young Musicians, Taunton in 2019.
Concerts in the West aims to bring talented young musicians to small venues in the West Country in areas that may not have easy access to music of this quality.
Small intensive tours, in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, are arranged for the musicians over a few days, when they have the opportunity to work on new repertoire, or to embed works more fully for upcoming recordings and major concerts elsewhere.
The enthusiasm and skill of these young people is breathtaking and has come about through many years of study (at least to postgraduate level), dedication and hard work. We feel very priviledged to hear them in such intimate settings.
The music played at the concerts is enormously varied and gives local audiences a wonderful opportunity to hear both familiar and unusual works for voice and instrument in many combinations.
You can see details on the individual tour pages and booking details for the concerts can be found on the BOOKING/VENUE INFO page.
If you would like to see who has played for us before you can see
a brief view under the button
PAST CONCERTS 2006-19.
You can reach me on
CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)
If you would like to join our enews list please click on the link at the bottom of this page, which should take you to MAILCHIMP where you can sign up. We send out reminders about upcoming concerts. If you are not able to make this work please email us and we will do it for you.
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Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.
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Nicholas McCarthy; Eloisa-Fleur Thom, Stephen Upshaw & Sam Armstrong; Trio Klein; Ferio Saxophone Quartet; Clare No? t.co/WkLpeE4iam
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