BEMP News Archive

Save the date!

Strong rumours are circulating that Grand Baroque V will be in Exeter Cathedral

7 April 2022

on August 27th. Real news soon!

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Third Thursdays return in 2022

Starting in April we have a great new series of concerts and recitals for you

18 March 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

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NEW DATE for the Waites of Gloucester

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas..... Thursday Jan 6 2022 at 7.30 pm

29 December 2021

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 […]

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UNAVOIDABLE CANCELLATION OF TONIGHT’S CONCERT

WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THAT TONIGHT'S CONCERT CANNOT GO AHEAD...

16 December 2021

…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 […]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE for tomorrow’s concert

Gaudete! with The Waites of Gloucester will go ahead....

15 December 2021

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 […]

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Seasonal music for the final Third Thursday concert of 2021

The Waites of Gloucester close our 2021 Third Thursday series on Dec 16th

10 December 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 […]

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Virtuosity, mastery, inventiveness…

... and that is just the composers! Just hear In Echo playing live...

10 November 2021

  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

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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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