Two bites of the cherry!

We are at last able to offer a choral concert of  baroque music from Bologna, at 18.30 on 19th September in the Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington. Martin Perkins will direct the programme together with his Musical & Amicables colleagues, following their concert in BEMP’s Third Thursday Series, All Saints’ Church, Culmstock on Thursday 16th September

Musical & Amicable Society present Purcell & Friends

A beautifully balanced programme being presented by four members of the Musical & Amicable Society, some of Purcells’ best known music from the Fairy Queen and King Arthur set alongside song music of his French contemporaries, Böesset, Lambert and Leclair.  A musical feast indeed!

More information and ticket link here

Pandora’s Box, full of delights

A millenium’s worth of words  from Hildegard of Bingen to Brian Nisbet, words woven into a tapestry of music from three brilliant musicians and performers.  Trombones and their early counterparts sackbuts, with  baroque violin, voice… and bicycle frame!

More information here


Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, English Fiddles & Folk

  So looking forward to hearing these two next Thursday, music starts with the folk who make it.  Some tickets still available from TicketSource .  Please call 01884 849172 if apparently sold out, we might be able to help you… social distancing still applies however we will be able to admit a few more !

Up next on June 17th at 7.30pm….

Here comes the second Third Thursday concert to follow the (socially distanced) sell-out first event last month! Tickets are available here.  

We are delighted to welcome Frances to this series, she will talk about the development of the harp and perform music from the harp’s extensive repertoire on a number of different instruments. Look forward to  medieval , early Italian, Spanish and wirestrung Irish harp music followed by baroque composers such as Handel, Bach and others.


The first Third Thursday approaches…..

We just can’t wait for Thursday 20th May!  Thank you to those who have already booked for some – or even ALL of the series.

If you have not yet booked, you might just be lucky enough to get the last of a handful of socially distanced seats for Newe Vialles aptly titled programme ‘Goode Again’

There are seven more events in the series to enjoy, one every Third Thursday of the month in All Saints’ Church, Culmstock

At last! Real Live Music…

The silence of the last year is coming to an end; whatever anyone says, there is absolutely no substitute for real live music, whether you are a performer or enjoy being there to listen.

BEMP is delighted that the Third Thursday recital series can now get underway, with an event on the Third Thursday of every month from May 20th throughout 2021.  There is a wide range of music to choose from, some really early,  some of it new music  played on old instruments, all of it in the lovely acoustic of All Saints’ Church, Culmstock.  This is a special performance space and in partnership with The Friends of All Saints’ the series is presented to enable our professional musician friends to play for you and to assist the Church Development fund toward improving  facilities at the church.

BEMP in 2021

Look out for our new series of Third Thursday concerts in 2021.  Starting as soon as Covid restrictions permit (April?) and  in partnership with the Friends of All Saints’ Church in Culmstock, we will be offering a concert/recital every third Thursday of the month. Top flight performers to anticipate this year include Steven Devine & Kate Semmens, Newe Vialles, Pandora’s Box, In Echo and more.


In keeping with many other organisations, it is with great regret that we must announce that this course will not be taking place as previously advertised, as a result of situation we all now face with the advance of Covid-19.

Please check back for further information in due course.

Residential Course for Lutes, Voices & Viols May 7-11 2020

Following the last two years’ gatherings of viol players at Cadbury House and elsewhere in Culmstock, we are this year running a residential course open to viol players and lutenists, focusing on English music of the 16th and 17th centuries.  The tutors for viol, consort and continuo will be Caroline Ritchie and Henrik Persson;  we are delighted that Lynda Sayce will join as a tutor for lute, theorbo and ensembles.  Lots to look forward to, with a focus on English repertoire from the 16th and 17th centuries. All information here and reservations are open now!