The Art of Sound

Music at Edington

THE annual Edington Music Festival, this year from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th August, marks the hundredth anniversary of the ending of the Great War, and much of the music is inspired by the war poets. The centenary of Women’s Suffrage and the death of Sir Hubert Parry were also in the minds of the…

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Music at GMC – the summer Sunday series

THE Music at GMC series continues at  3pm on Sunday 19th August with a welcome return visit from Peter Lattimer. Peter was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. After his National Service he read music at Oxford where he was also assistant organist at the Cathedral. He taught at Hurstpierpoint College and then at Bryanston School,…

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Lift Off! for Salisbury’s biggest free party

FOUR days of free entertainment over the August Bank Holiday weekend will celebrate the arts across the city of Salisbury and launch Wiltshire Creative’s first season of programming. The programme includes live music, street theatre, circus, fireworks and a new opera by Salisbury-based composer Howard Moody. The Lift Off! weekend runs from Friday 24th to…

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PUSH comes to Salisbury

SALISBURY composer and conductor Howard Moody will be directing two performances of his community opera, PUSH, as part of Wiltshire Creative’s inaugural weekend, Lift Off! in and around the city over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Salisbury-based music charity and production company La Folia, in association with Wiltshire Creative, will present two performances of the…

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Audience choice at Salisbury Cathedral Organ Prom

SALISBURY Cathedral’s hard-working music team are hard at work preparing for a very special event, an audience choice organ prom on Saturday 25th August, to be played by the Cathedral’s director of music David Halls, and John Challenger, assistant director, in aid of the Father Willis Organ Restoration Fund. In a varied programme chosen by…

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BSO and Resound perform Relaxed Prom at Royal Albert Hall

CONDUCTOR Sian Edwards makes her debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Monday 27th August, for the second ever Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. The full orchestra will be joined by the BSO’s new disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound and together they will be performing music by Shostakovich, Bern­stein, Rachmaninov and Tchaikov­sky, as well as…

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Adam’s versatility opens new GMC series

THE new Music at Gillingham Methodist Church series of concerts starts on Sun­day 5th August at 3pm with a recital by Adam Parrish. Adam’s first musical memory was when he was taken to see keyboard player Rick Wakeman for his fifth birthday present. A few weeks later a keyboard was acquired. Since then his love…

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Exciting programme at SSSoM

THE annual Sherborne Summer School of Music runs this year until 12th August, again bringing musicians, singers, conductors and fans to the town. Directed by Malcolm Binney and based  at Sherborne School, the festival was founded in 1952 when it was the Canford Summer School of Music, moving to Sherborne in 2004. Adult musicians fo…

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Proms on the Prom

WEYMOUTH Pavilion, right next to the town’s Promenade, is the perfect location for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms on Thursday 2nd August. Conducted by Victor Aviat, the evening includes some of the most popular classical music of all time, and the audience is welcome to take  flags and join the musicians…

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