Thornbury

Music Programme Sept 2019 - June 2020

2019

Friday 13th SeptemberMatthew Bale and Laura Osbon will present a concert of music for the harpsichord and violin with a range of solos and duets. Matthew will bring his own harpsichord.
Friday 11th OctoberHelen Hill and Chris Hall have been exploring the English repertoire through the ages. Expect some hidden gems by less-known composers, including E J Moeran, alongside the likes of Dowland and Johnson. The odd Danish offering will undoubtedly make an appearance too, and Flanders and Swann may appear!
Friday 8th NovemberAndrew Borkowski, past Chairman of the Friends of Welsh National Opera presents an illustrated talk on Verdi. “Verdi loved Shakespeare and regarded him as the greatest of all dramatists. The Bard provided Verdi with the inspiration for Macbeth, Otello and Falstaff - containing superb roles for the greatest singers.”
Friday 13th DecemberThe recently formed Rockhampton Wind Quintet featuring our old friend Gareth Williams will provide the music for our Christmas meeting. Mulled fruit punch and mince pies will be served.

2020

Friday 10th JanuaryMezzo-soprano Anne Braley will join us for a programme of songs. She may well have a very local accompanist!
Friday 14th FebruaryA visit from performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Watch this space to find out which performer or performers they will be sending!
Friday 13th MarchThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets, details of the works to be played will be given nearer the time.
Friday 10th AprilAlison Dite will give us a piano recital. If Philip Heyman is able he will join her with his viola.
Friday 8th MayHelen Roberts will give a talk on Handel.”He was the master of us all. The greatest composer who ever lived” said Beethoven. Helen says “many of his works are instantly recognisable. But so much of his music is less well known. I hope to demonstrate the huge range of his music in my illustrated talk”.
Friday 12th JuneLocal conductor, organist, pianist and music teacher Nigel Davis will be Jos Gregson’s guest as he decides what records he would have with him on a Desert Island and we find out about his very musical life and how he would cope with the solitude of the island.
.Annual Lunch – venue to be advised