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Two bites of the cherry!

Martin Perkins of Musical & Amicables will direct BEMP choral concert Sept 19th

6 September 2021

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 […]

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Musical & Amicable Society present Purcell & Friends

Excerpts from Purcell's operas contrasted with contemporary French composers

3 September 2021

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

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Pandora’s Box, full of delights

...next up for the Third Thursday series... The Turning Wheel

2 August 2021

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  

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Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, English Fiddles & Folk

July 15th .... the third Third Thursday and not to be missed...

9 July 2021

  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 !

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Up next on June 17th at 7.30pm….

....Frances Kelly and her Heavenly Harps

2 June 2021

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 […]

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The first Third Thursday approaches…..

....just a handful of tickets left for Thursday evening

17 May 2021

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 […]

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At last! Real Live Music…

The Third Thursday recital series opens on May 20th

25 March 2021

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 […]

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BEMP in 2021

Announcing our new concert series

31 January 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 & […]

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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

17 March 2020

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.

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


23 February 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 […]

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