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Third Thursdays return in 2022

Continuing the popular series set up last year, we are pleased to announce a new series for 2022, starting on Thursday 21st April.

These will take place in All Saints’ Church Culmstock, starting at 7.30 pm.  Details of programme and ticket booking will be available soon

NEW DATE for the Waites of Gloucester

Delighted to be able to report that the Waites’ concert will bring a tuneful, traditional close to  the Christmas 2021-2022 season on Twelfth Night, Thursday January 6th 2022 at 7.30 pm.  All tickets previously purchased are valid for entry on the new date and a few more are available from TicketSource.

For any other ticket enquiries please contact info@bemp.uk before January 5.

UNAVOIDABLE CANCELLATION OF TONIGHT’S CONCERT

…DUE TO ILLNESS OF THE LEADER OF THE WAITES OF GLOUCESTER. IT HAS BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE GROUP FOR THIS EVENING DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE BAND. HOWEVER WE HOPE TO FIND A NEW DATE FOR THEM EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We shall endeavour to contact all ticket holders with this news

IMPORTANT UPDATE for tomorrow’s concert

If you have tickets or plan to attend,
• Please do a Lateral Flow Test within 24h , and do not to attend if it is positive, nor if you develop any Covid symptoms, a bad cold/flu symptoms or a cough.
• Please wear a mask throughout the concert and keep it on when invited to join in some of the carols
• At all times please have consideration for other audience members’ safety as well as your own.
• On entering the church, please take the time to scan the Track and Trace check-in QR code onto the NHS Covid-19 App with your smart phone, or write your name and phone number on our track and trace contact list.
• Alcohol Hand Gel will be available, please use this on entry.
• One way system: Please enter the church via the South Door porch and leave via the Tower Room and West Door.
• Refreshments: We shall not serve refreshments prior to the concert. At the interval, refreshments will be available to purchase in the Tower Room.
Wine £2.50, elderflower cordial £1.00, please try to have the correct change available – and a coat!
• Please help yourselves to some complimentary seasonal nibbles and then proceed outside to eat and drink before returning inside via the South Door for the second half of the concert.
We hope that these precautions will not affect your enjoyment of the event. We are looking forward very much to a wonderful and safe festive occasion to round off the year in partnership with the Friends of All Saints’

Seasonal music for the final Third Thursday concert of 2021

Gaudete!  A programme chock full of traditional seasonal fare, sung and played on equally traditional, period instruments.

Karen Jones (Soprano) with Simon Pickard, Fenella Spiers, Rachel Tedd, Mark Venn Instruments include:
recorders, flutes, gemshorns, curtals, shawm, three different sets of period bagpipes, crumhorns, cornamuse, sordunes, a Mary Rose pipe, and a rebec.

The programme is  a mix of folk and traditional, where it can be very difficult to give an exact date of origin, with sixteenth/seventeenth century ‘literate’ music, some of it in polyphony.  We range over English, German, Flemish, Italian, and Spanish pieces – and, of course, Ding dong Merrily started life as a French dance.

Virtuosity, mastery, inventiveness…

 

In Echo are bringing a fabulous programme of C16 & C17 music from Italy to the next Third Thursday concert in Culmstock, Devon,

November 18th at 7.30 pm, tickets available now , more information here

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