Past Events

These are our past events. See also our Forthcoming Events.

  • Sat 4 Apr 2020 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Programme....

    • Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4
    • Mozart – Adagio and Fugue in C minor
    • Boccherini – Symphony No.26
    • Haydn – Symphony No.67

    Featuring......

    • The Midland Sinfonia
    • Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    • James Topp, horn

    Tickets : £16/advance £15 accompanied children and students free....available from https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/ or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch

    On site parking available, disabled access/facilities...dors/bar open 7.00pm

  • Sat 28 Mar 2020 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    All Saints Church, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove B60 1AD

     

     

     

    Join us for two choral masterpieces - Mozart's Requiem and Haydn's Nelson Mass

     

    With Soloists

    Soprano: Jennifer Walker

    Alto: Erin Rossington

    Tenor: Jack Dolan

    Bass: Dave Coulson

    and orchestra. Tickets £15 (including programme and interval drink) from https://www.trybooking.co.uk/QMF Under 18s free.

     

  • Sat 21 Mar 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    South Bromsgrove High School Presents
     
    More Sounds from South 

    Alice Whitten returns with fellow students from South Bromsgrove High School

    A short informal concert lasting around 50 minutes, followed by cake and tea and coffee

     

  • Fri 20 Mar 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring....

    • Lucy Russell violin
    • Marcus Barcham-Stevens violin
    • Alan George viola
    • Sally Pendelbury cello

    The Fitzwilliam Quartet are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019 - and were keen to include Bromsgrove in their celebrations, in view of the close relationship we had with them in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The programme they will play for us is an exact repeat of the one they gave for us, at the old North Bromsgrove High School, on 17th October 1980

    Programme.....

    • Wolf: Italian Serenade
    • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2 Op 68
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op 132

    Tickets....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    Holding the undisputed title of Bromsgrove Folk Club's most booked guest, AJ is a master songwriter whose songs cover all emotions from pathos to hilarity and everything in between; he is a superb performer with a self depracting, but nevertheless, brilliant guitar style; he is a great a teller of tales both musically and verbally; he has a rapport with his audeince that is second to none....whether it be 20,000 people in a field in Oxfordshire or a modest folk club......in short he is a master of his craft!!

    If you've not seen him before, it is time to rectify that omission and complete your education. If you have seen him before....enough said, you'll come again.

                              Another great night in prospect....WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!
     
    For more details visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or call Bob on 07828 716842
  • Sat 7 Mar 2020 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    An Audience with Craig Ogden

    The celebrated Australian-born virtuoso plays popular favourites by Albéniz ‘Sevilla’, ‘Asturias’ and Tárrega ‘Recuerdos de la Alhambra’ together with other well known pieces in the guitar repertoire by Scarlatti, Coste, Borrios, Legnani, Gary Ryan and George Harrison ‘Here Comes the Sun’.

    Tickets : £20/advance £19 | student/accompanied child £5 available from https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/ or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch, B48 7LA....parking free on site, disabled access/facilities

    Doors/bar open 7.00pm

  • Sat 29 Feb 2020 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Orchestra of St John at St John's Church, Bromsgrove


    A Birthday Celebration



    Mozart Symphony No.40
    Copland Clarinet Concerto
    Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Do come and join the Orchestra of St John in the magnificent St John’s Church, Bromsgrove to hear some wonderful exciting and uplifting music and celebrate a big birthday for our soloist and manager, Alastair Moseley.

    Richard Jenkinson conductor
    Alastair Moseley clarinet

  • Fri 28 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    We are delighted that the Orchestra of St John Chamber Ensemble has agreed to play for us. This enables us to programme larger, and less familiar, chamber works than we would normally be able to do

    Programme...

    • Mozart: Wind Serenade in E flat K375
    • Beethoven: Septet Op 20
    • Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento for Wind Octet Op 137

    Tickets....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Thu 27 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    The wizard o' Wanlockheid, Dave Gibb, will be delighting the audience at Bromsgrove Folk on Thursday 27th February.

    Dave has a warm earthy voice that lends itself to a diverse handful of traditional and contemporary covers as well as his own narrative-based material, inspired either by real events or his inquisitive imagination, all accompanied by a fine, restive, fluently nimble, acoustic guitar style based on the the finger picking styles of the heroes. that is alternately bluesy, folky, jazzy or straightforward head-down-and-stuff-the-subtlety finger picking.

    Lyrically Dave is a storyteller who is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and cont...emporary sources and his rapport with his audience is second to none as he alternates the music with plenty of anecdotal, variously tall tales and occasionally ribald banter.

    Dave has numerous CDs to his credit and is a former winner of the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections.

    Bromsgrove Folk meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ. No membership is necessary. The doors are open from 7.30pm and the music starts at 8.00pm. For more details visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 07828 716842 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
     

  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    Dave Coulson (Baritone) with Marion and Tom Martin

     

    Family Matters

    Songs to delight and more from Bromsgrove’s Dave Coulson with daughter Marion and son-in-law Tom

    A short informal concert lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

  • Thu 13 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromgrove, B61 0JJ

    If you’ve been to a Hicks and Goulbourn gigs you will have been struck by their easy manner on stage, an amazing array of genres, Lynn’s pure vocals and of course Steve’s breathtaking guitar playing, but how did they arrive at this point?

    Steve and Lynn are only a couple of months apart age-wise, but their musical interests couldn’t be further apart … it’s a wonder they actually found common ground …Steve is drawn to instrumental music and, as he calls, it ‘strangely beautiful, weird and difficult stuff’. In contrast, Lynn was drawn at an early age to the smooth harmonies of Motown, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. Later influences included Steeleye Span, June Tabor, Annie Lennox and Indigo Girls.

    The music that Steve and Lynn make as the duo ‘Hicks and Goulbourn’ is characterised by pure acoustic tones, reflective lyrics, well crafted arrangements and intricate, complex guitar work. Whilst the genres in their typical sets are wide ranging there is no compromise in quality and their live performances are interspersed with engaging anecdotes and humour.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    What fun we shall have!!

  • Fri 7 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring....

    • Harriet Mackensie violin
    • Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
    • Graham Walker cello

    Karolos is a co-operative of nine of the UK's leading chamber players, often playing, as here, in smaller sub-groups. They have recently been involved in recording a number of Stephen Dodgson's chamber works, including this lovely String Trio, which has rarely been played since its premiere nearly 70 years ago. Don't be fooled by the unassuming name of Mozart's K563 - it is one of his greatest, and most substantial, chamber works

    Programme...

    • Beethoven: String Trio in G Op 9 No 1
    • Stephen Dodgson: String Trio No 1 (1951)
    • Mozart: Divertimento in E flat K563

    Tickets.....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Thu 30 Jan 2020 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    Huw Williams will provide an evening of foot tapping melodies, deeply moving songs and great humour.

    Huw began his professional career as a singer songwriter. He toured and recorded as part of the duo Huw and Tony Williams, whose songs were covered by many other artists here in Britain, the USA and Europe, including Fairport Convention whose version of Summer Before the War and Simon Nicol’s Rosemary’s Sister brought him to a much wider audience. He has also worked as a broadcaster producing and presenting programs for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales.

    ‘Well-crafted and finely-honed songs, each one an absolute belter. Many songwriters could take a lesson from his brilliant chord progressions and his thoughtful and entertaining lyrics, but his magic touch just about seals it and cajoles the listening public to come back for more – and more and more.’

                                              Support from Fairfield...what fun we shall have

    www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for more details

  • Sat 25 Jan 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    Spread the Charter

    The story of the Dodford Chartists, their hymns and songs of protest

    A short informal performance lasting about 50 minutes, followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free

  • Tue 21 Jan 2020 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM

    A TALK on ‘The Life of Dennis Norton and his Collection’ will be given by the man himself at the Bromsgrove Methodist Centre.

    The event, organised by The Bromsgrove Society, takes place at 7.45pm on January 21.

    Able Cadet Megan Evans. Worcester Mayor Coun Steve Mackay, Dennis Norton, Worcester Mayoress Alison Mackay and Deputy Lieutenant Patricia Bradbury. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4317003MMR

    Mr Norton received the British Empire Medal in 2017 for ‘Services to the community and heritage in Bromsgrove’.

    In the past 70 years he has collected thousands of historical items relating to Bromsgrove and its history and in 2016 opened The Norton Collection Museum on the Birmingham Road.

    The former Bromsgrove District Council leader also wrote his autobiography – ‘The Man Who Adopted Bromsgrove’- which was released in 2017.

    It detailed his childhood, his work life at Longbridge and his life in politics.

  • Fri 17 Jan 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring.....

    • Helena Winkleman violin
    • Tom Hankey violin
    • Rebecca Jones viola
    • Sarah McMahon cello

    Welcome back to the Callino Quartet, who last came to us in 2009. The two John Woolrich works are part of his current 'project' - 'A Book of Inventions' - a collection of ten short string quartets which can be played individually or in combination. The Callino gave the first performance of 'Scamander' at the Barber Institute in May 2019. John has also been involved in the selection of the Mozart and Beethoven works to frame his quartet

    Programme...

    • Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in F op 59 - 1
    • John Woolrich: Scamander (2018)
    • John Woolrich: Kleines Wanderung (World Premiere)

    Tickets: http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Sun 22 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 

    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Join us for our traditional carol service featuring music from St John's Church Choir

  • Thu 19 Dec 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    What more could you ask!!?? Cynthia's hot nibbles, Chris irving's 5 minute panto, fancy dress (but only if you really want to!) this year's theme is Super Heroes!

    In amongst all that chaos expect great music from Fairfield and Friends and, of course, The band of The Salvation Army

    What fun we shall have!!

    Go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for more details

  • Sat 14 Dec 2019 2:00 PM - Sun 22 Dec 2019 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    A traditional family Pantomime with, fun, laughter and plenty of audience participation

    Princess Snow White is ordered from her home by her beautiful but jealous and wicked stepmother, who has ordered her death. Thankfully Hans, the kindly woodcutter could not go through with the Queen’s dastardly plan but knowing that he couldn’t take Snow White back home he leaves her alone in the forest. Luckily she is taken in by seven kindly dwarfs who live in the forest. 

    Meanwhile back at the Palace and using her magic mirror, the Queen discovers that she has been betrayed and sets out to find Snow White and finish the job herself.

    Helped along by some colourful characters including Dame Senna Pod, the confused Muddles and a rather argumentative mirror, Snow White is a traditional family pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation

    Tickets : https://uk.patronbase.com/_Artrix/Productions/2XE/Performances

    or call into Box Office or call 01527 577330

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  • Sat 7 Dec 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    The performance will include arrangements of traditional Christmas songs, like ‘White Christmas’, ‘Walking in the Air’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and carols: ‘The First Nowell’, ‘Silent Night’, together with jazz standards: ‘Twelfth Street Rag’, ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’, and classical favourites: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’, Saint-Saëns’ ‘Serenade d’Hiver’.

    Holborne Brass Ensemble:

    • Trevor Jones, trumpet
    • Greg McEwan, trumpet
    • Tim Stidwell, horn
    • Les Whitehouse, trombone
    • Phil Green, tuba

     

    Enjoy a £1 discount on every concert ticket by paying in advance & collecting on the door. Plus, an additional £15 off when booking a six-concert ticket!

    You can also book our Quiz and Supper tickets at £10 each

    Got to https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/