Audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre

LIVE audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon with a new autumn-winter season of concerts.

With one of the finest acoustics outside of London, the WMC is renowned for its diverse programme of classical, folk, jazz and world music, family shows and community concerts, and more recently to its successful foray into livestreaming.e.

Classical music lovers can look forward to performances by the centre’s orchestra in residence, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), and quartet in residence, the Doric, and visits by Tenebrae, English Touring Opera, the Fidelio Trio and Brodsky Quartet.

For folk fans there are return shows by trail-blazing groups Leveret and Còig, as well as the inimitable Martin and Eliza Carthy.

Renowned jazz artists Stacey Kent and John Law return, and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra round off the season with a swinging festive finale. There is also an exhilarating world music event with Fofoulah, combining West African rhythms with dub and jazz.

WMC’s commitment to supporting young artists continues with a regular classical lunchtime concert series in partnership with City Music Foundation, OAE and Young Classical Artists Trust. Alongside family shows, opera screenings and the promise of a tenth anniversary Bradford Roots Music Festival in the new year, there is lots to look forward to.

Almost all of the centre’s events are also available to livestream and watch again online in audio and high-definition video, so audiences can enjoy every note from the comfort of their own home.

WMC hopes to welcome full capacity audiences back to the venue from 28th August. Face-coverings will continue to be encouraged and other safety measures such as enhanced cleaning and air monitoring will remain in place.

Pictured: Martin and Eliza Carthy, Leveret, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and Tenebrae.