BEMP News Archive

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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GRAND BAROQUE IV – getting excited!


31 October 2019

Just four weeks to go now until the whole team is in Exeter Cathedral and tickets are going fast… get them while you can from TicketSource  When and where else could you see and hear  this incredible team of performers in the South West??Musical Director  JanJoost van Elburg Soloists  Amy Haworth, Charlotte Ashley, Caroline Trevor, Ingeborg Bröcheler, Mark Dobell, Mark Bonney, Thomas Flint, Simon […]

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Announcing Grand Baroque IV!


31 July 2019

So, we are off again, as if Grand Baroque I, II and III in 2013, 2015 and 2017 weren’t enough!  Here comes Grand Baroque IV, another foray into C17 extravagance on a scale rarely performed today. There is one important difference, however! Instead of dragging you away from the beach or BBQ over a sunny […]

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Spring Festival off to a powerful start – and more to come


21 May 2019

Gawain Glenton’s debut as guest MD with Blackdowns Early Music Projects started the Spring Festival with music of the Habsburg courts of Vienna.  Agreed by all involved, performers and audience alike, to be a hugely enjoyable programme, greatly enhanced by the installation of dragonflies in the Church! Huge thanks to Gawain, to Emily White and […]

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SPRING Festival Tickets on sale now


17 March 2019

Tickets now on sale for the Spring Festival, two choral concerts and two recitals between May 19 and June 9 Felix Austriae: Vienna and the Sound of Habsburg Power ~ MD Gawain Glenton  Sunday May 19th at 6.30pm ~ Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington TA21 8QY Tickets £15/£8/under 12 free The Lute Family: A […]

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