The Art of Sound

NODA nominated Pirates performed at Martock

THE Guardians of Martock Church have invited the members of Bath Gilbert and Sullivan Society to sing their highly-praised version of The Pirates of Penzance in the beautiful church on Saturday 29th June from 7.30pm. The full production has been nominated for the Best Gilbert and Sullivan show in the NODA awards. The concert performance…

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Cary Choir sings at Street

CASTLE Cary Choir sings at Holy Trinity Church in  Street, 0n Friday 28th June,  in aid of Church funds which support various missions and charities. The concerts always provide a great evening of entertainment as the programme includes a wide variety of music ranging from sacred and traditional, to musicals and fun pieces – so…

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Giovanni makes UK debut in Bath

ANGLO-Italian pianist, composer and choral singer Giovanni Lonati gives his first recital in the UK in Bath at 1pm on Friday 5th July at St Luke’s Church. The 32-year-old pianist will play works by Chopin and Beethoven’s Appassionata. Entrance is free but by ticket only, and the audience is invited to make donations to Dorothy…

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Raising brass to the moon at Fonthill Bishop

THE Cherubim Music Trust has organised to MidSummer Music Picnics, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, at Compton Marbling in Font­hill Gifford. The trust, based in Tisbury, loans professional standard instruments to young musicians at the start of their careers and unable to bear the cost of purchase of instruments to suit their standards….

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CBE for festival guest director

COMPOSER Jonathan Dove, the guest director of this year’s Salisbury International Arts Festival, has been awarded a CBE for services to music in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Jonathan has played a key role in the development and programming of the 2019 festival, which featured several of his compositions. These included the premiere of…

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GMC’s tribute to Notre Dame

GILLINGHAM Methodist Church’s organist Gordon Emery, organiser of the popular Music at GMC concert series, had already planned a concert of music associated with Notre Dame Cathedral when fire broke out on the roof of the Parisian landmark. Now he, and guest organist David Briggs, are specially determined that  the concert, on Friday 21st June,…

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Bach choir at the Priory

BOURNEMOUTH Bach Choir and Orchestra return to Christchurch Priory on Sat­ur­day 15th June to sing works by Handel, Bach and Pergolesi. Conducted by Tim Hooper, the choir will be joined by soprano Alexandra Kidgell (pictured). The programme, which starts at 7.30pm, includes Handel’s Coro­na­tion Anthems, and his Eternal Source of Light Divine and his Let…

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Farley’s music festival

ALL Saints Church at Farley near Salisbury is preparing for the annual music festival, this year from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd June. The music starts with a welcome return from Syrian pia­nist Riyad Nicolas, who has re­cently won the Liszt comp­etition in Budapest. He will play the Liszt Paganini Etude and Beethoven’s Sonata in…

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Military Wives at North Cadbury

YEOVILTON Military Wives Choir, fresh from its performance welcoming victorious Yeovil mar­a­thon runners on Sunday 9th June, comes to St Michael’s Church in North Cadbury on Wednesday 19th June for an evening of song. For more details of the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, telephone 01963 440642 or contact North Cadbury Village Shop.

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Richard Durrant on tour

GUITARIST and composer Rich­ard Durrant is on a midsummer tour of the UK, which has visited Kingkerswell Parish Church in Devon, and continues to an 11th century church in Sussex on 23rd June. Audiences are enjoying listening to Richard playing JS Bach’s 3rd Cello Suite played in its entirety on the ukulele, as well as…

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