BEMP News Archive

News of approaching concerts

... we're still here!

17 May 2024

Three dates for your diaries this Summer and Autumn, follow the links for ticket details Friday July 12th 2024 in All Saints’ Church  CULMSTOCK James Akers, guitar, in a programme called LOST TREASURES ; forgotten masterpieces for 19th century guitar Saturday August 24th 2024 in St John’s Church, WELLINGTON Soms JanJoost van Elburg conducts a […]

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Vespro alla Milanese

Recreating music from the great Cathedral of Milan in 1623

24 October 2023

Think Milan in 1623… wonderful music in a bustling Cathedral full of singers, sackbuts, violins, maybe a cornetto tucked away somewhere, too! Transport yourself to the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington, Soms at 4pm on November 5th and enjoy a recreation of that atmosphere led by musical director Gawain Glenton, assistant director […]

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A welcome return for Newe Vialles

On the SECOND Thursday in September, Newe Vialles offer Musical Firsts...

23 August 2023

We are delighted to welcome Caroline Ritchie, Henrik Persson and Lynda Sayce back to Culmstock. Highlights of their concert programme this year include music by the German violist August Kühnel, who visited England in the late 17th century  to study with the English masters. His music shows the influence of Christopher Simpson, especially in his […]

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A Choral Feast…1623

Sunday 20 August 2023, Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington

12 July 2023

A cappella Concert – more information  here Four hundred years after the death of William Byrd, we still delight in singing a huge number of his works. For him music was an entire language, telling of the religious changes through his lifetime as well as describing the lighter side of life. 1623 saw the passing […]

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New events in June and July

From the Restoration to the Blues... a big leap

13 May 2023

Two concerts are lined up for  June and July as part of the Third Thursday series in the perfect acoustic of All Saints’ Church in Culmstock On June 15th hear the sounds of  early twentieth century America, when Julia Titus sings the blues as first performed by Ma Bessie Smith. More information about Spirit of […]

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BEMP in 2023

... we're still here!

3 April 2023

Looking forward to bringing music to our audience in 2023. Several events lined up to share with you very soon, some Third Thursday events, and larger choral concerts in preparation.

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CANCELLATION of Third Thursday concert 20th October

Enlightenment & Entertainment to wait until next year

18 October 2022

We are extremely sorry to report that the concert on Thursday, Jude Rees and friends’  ‘Enlightnment & Entertainment’ has had to be cancelled as one of the performers has been taken ill and will not be able to perform on Thursday.  We wish them well and will rearrange the concert in 2023.  All prepurchased tickets […]

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Taro Takeuchi concert POSTPONED

Train strikes on September 15th make it impossible for this concert to proceed

4 September 2022

We are very sorry to hear today that the train strike called for September 15 will prevent  the Japanese artist Taro Takeuchi from travelling from Cambridge, where he is performing on September 14th, to perform for us in Culmstock.  We have therefore decided to postpone the concert to a later date which will be announced […]

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Taro Takeuchi: Three centuries of British guitar music

... next up in the Third Thursday series , All Saints' Culmstock

3 September 2022

Thursday 15th September at 7.30pm  in All Saints’ Church, Culmstock… more information here

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Bach B Minor Mass: the afterglow

Thanks are due to everyone who took part and to the audience.....

3 September 2022

…. this was a very special performance, unforgettable, poignant, exciting… such an achievement for all the choral participants who worked for three days with JanJoost van Elburg on the immensely  complex score.  Add the band and soloists in Exeter Cathedra with a very receptive audience and a perfect match was made!

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