Westbury Festival – Keith Harrison-Broninski and John Martin

FREE In this special duo appearance, saxophonist John Martin and pianist Keith Harrison-Broninski of Frome Jazz Club will explore hidden beauties in their jazz repertoire together with lyrical and hypnotic compositions of their own. For young people – as well as others who have always wondered! – there will be some explanation of what is actually going on when jazz musicians improvise. Expect 45 minutes of beautiful, transporting music that makes the most of the wonderful acoustics of All Saints’ Church. John Martin – a distinctive voice and an explorer of restless promise (The Guardian) Keith Harrison-Broninski – a fine pianist [...]

Westbury Festival – Sounding it Out

FREE Sounding It Out are delighted to be performing once again at Westbury Festival. The Trowbridge-based community performance choir sing a cappella songs in a variety of styles and languages, delivered with joy and verve! Under the dynamic direction of Caroline Radcliffe, they bring their joy of singing for us all to enjoy. If you feel that now is the time to try a choir, why not give this one a go! We’re a friendly bunch – take a look at our website http://soundingitout.co.uk www.westburyfestival.org.uk/events/little-lunch-music-sounding-it-out

Westbury Festival – Amusette

FREE One of our most popular lunchtime concerts, we welcome back Penny Birstingl and Brian Tilley who play many instruments, some are unusual and not often heard. The music they play can be from France, Scandinavia and the British Isles. The difficulties of the past year have forced us to adapt to rehearsing in more challenging ways. But the positive side is that we have discovered many new tunes which we look forward to sharing with everyone! The Instruments: Bagpipes – These are from the centre of France, known as Grande Cornemuse du Centre. They have a chanter which plays the [...]

Westbury Festival – Hilperton Recorder Players

FREE Hilperton Recorder Players are pleased to be returning to the Westbury Festival’s Lunchtime Concerts. After a long enforced break from playing, we have decided to perform a selection of our favourite pieces from medieval to modern, using all sizes of recorders from sopranino to contrabass. We hope you enjoy the pieces we’ve chosen to play for you. www.westburyfestival.org.uk/events/little-lunch-music-hilperton-recorders

Westbury Festival – David Shepard with Helene Pieczco

FREE A welcome addition to the lunchtime concerts, clarinettist David Shepard will entertain accompanied by Helene Pieczco on the piano. A teacher and performer for many years, David is now retired but still performs regularly for services in his local church with Helene who is the church’s organist and who has earned herself an envious reputation as an accompanist for several local organisations. Over the years, David has performed for numerous concerts, recitals, choral works and musicals in Bath and Wiltshire both as an instrumentalist and sometimes taking up the baton himself. www.westburyfestival.org.uk/events/little-lunch-music-david-sheppard-with-helena-piezka The provisional programme will include: Suite from the [...]

Westbury Festival – Lorraine Mahoney

FREE Although Lorraine has performed at the festival before as Musical Director of the popular, ladies’ Songbirds choir, this year we are pleased that Lorraine will be performing solo.  She is very excited to be singing as part of the festival – it will be her first performance since well before the first lockdown in March 2020 – so please go gentle on her! She intends to sing a selection of songs including light opera, sacred song and musical theatre. Lorraine is an experienced and qualified music educator of 30 years specialising in the voice and singing. She has taught all [...]

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