Past Events

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

  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. Michael ’s Church, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. B60 4JT

    From Folk to Jazz from Hollywood to Bollywood 

    Pete Hartley is one of the most experienced and in-demand musicians in the country – a virtuoso violinist, mandolinist, bandleader and composer - who has toured all over Europe and pioneered the use of the 6-string Violectra electric violin (now also endorsed by Nigel Kennedy amongst others). A truly eclectic concert.

    All proceeds in aid of the St Michael'sChurch Tower Fund 

    Tickets: £7.00

    Available from: Bob Bignell 0121 476 5938 or Pete O'Connor 01527 832797 

    For further details please visit www.pete-hartley.co.uk  Facebook/Stoke Prior Church Tower Fund or email bobcyn [at] aol [dot] com

  • Fri 6 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, conductor

    Tim Gill, cello

    Programme...

    • Boccherini – Symphony No.17 in A
    • Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
    • Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet

    • Sally Minchin – Violin and Vocals
    • Andy Bole – Guitar
    • Simon Smith – Double Bass
    • Rich Hughes – Piano
    • Steve Street – Drums

    Programme

    • Gershwin Medley
    • Nature Boy
    • Mack the Knife..................and many, many more

    A welcome return of this group playing Stéphane Grappelli-style jazz performing more perennial favourites.

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Fri 22 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    The Rubery Singers and local band The Lost Notes give an entertaining evening of modern music. Rubery Singers perform a selection of Nat King Cole and other numbers suitable for all ages and ears and The Lost Notes fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining

     

     

     

     

     

    Tickets: £5 Children Free
    Available from : 0121 453 8733 or 07505 174044

  • Thu 21 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The opening concert of the 2018 Bromsgrove Festival brings one of Britain's finest jazz singers, Jacqui Dankworth, and her band for an exciting evening of jazz singing and music. Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, and performed alongside her stellar group of musicians, the concert celebrates the music of the "Jazz Sirens", including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Peggy Lee, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. 

    Jacqui Dankworth:

    Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, it’s no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists.  Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as “one of our finest singers, regardless of category” and has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians and groups throughout her career including Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Chick Corea. She is also an accomplished actress, having performed leading parts with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London West End musicals including Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

    Tickets: £20 

    Available from: 01527 577330 or HERE

  • Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Alastair Moseley and the Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet

     

    A Comedy of winds


    A programme of light-hearted challenges for the Principal Wind Team of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Sat 26 May 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department Showcase


    A Celebration of Harp Music
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 18 May 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

     

     

     

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Hefin Flute and Harp Duo

    Programme....

    • JS Bach – Sonata in G Minor
    • Bax – Sonata for Flute and Harp
    • Debussy – Syrinx for Solo Flute
    • Debussy – Children’s Corner
    • Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
    • Trad. – Three Welsh Folk Songs
    • Rossini – Andante con Variazioni..........and more

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch or 0121 447 7040. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Thu 10 May 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Synergy comes to Bromsgrove Folk Club in the personage of Clive Gregson and Liz Simcock

    Both artists are no stranger to audiences both large and small. Clive has performed and recorded with Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine, whilst his songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie whilst Liz has performed alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams....and both have made lucratively successful careers as solo artists.

    Together they produce a sound second to none in the world of acoustic roots music. Add to this a unique rapposrt with their ausdience and you have a winning combination

    Britain's got talent? You betcha....and it's live! Not on some manufactured television programme!!

    No tickets necessary....Members £8.00 (under 25s £4.00) non-members (who are always made more than welcome) £10.00

    For more information go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bon on 07828 716842 or email bobcynfolk@aol'com

  • Sat 5 May 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA

    Orchestra of St John's journey through the symphonies of Beethoven culminates in the magnificent work that is the choral symphony, his ninth. Commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London, this work with its groundbreaking addition of voices in the last movement is one of the great works of all time. Beethoven affirms his belief in freedom and joy through Schiller's famous words in the Ode to Joy. We are very pleased to take our second performance to the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral for the concert on May 5th.

    For these two special concerts we are delighted to be joined by soloist, Charlotte Moseley, in the sublime and challenging violin concerto by Elgar, especially poignant here on his home turf in Worcestershire.

    Elgar          Violin Concerto

    Beethoven  Symphony No 9 The Choral

    Richard Jenkinson conductor

    Charlotte Moseley violin

    Claire Prewer soprano

    Jane Stevenson mezzo

    Wilhelm Theunissen tenor

    David Coulson bass

    with

    The Chorus of the Orchestra of St John

    and including members of

    Worcester Festival Choral Society

    TICKETS (click here)

    Bromsgrove, Saturday 28th April  £14.00 children free.  Click here for tickets

    Worcester,  Saturday 5th May  £10-25, children free. Click here for tickets

  • Sat 28 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Orchestra of St John's journey through the symphonies of Beethoven culminates in the magnificent work that is the choral symphony, his ninth. Commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London, this work with its groundbreaking addition of voices in the last movement is one of the great works of all time. Beethoven affirms his belief in freedom and joy through Schiller's famous words in the Ode to Joy. We are very pleased to take our second performance to the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral for the concert on May 5th.

    For these two special concerts we are delighted to be joined by soloist, Charlotte Moseley, in the sublime and challenging violin concerto by Elgar, especially poignant here on his home turf in Worcestershire.

    Elgar          Violin Concerto

    Beethoven  Symphony No 9 The Choral

    Richard Jenkinson conductor

    Charlotte Moseley violin

    Claire Prewer soprano

    Jane Stevenson mezzo

    Wilhelm Theunissen tenor

    David Coulson bass

    with

    The Chorus of the Orchestra of St John

    and including members of

    Worcester Festival Choral Society

    TICKETS (click here)

    Bromsgrove, Saturday 28th April  £14.00 children free.  Click here for tickets

    Worcester,  Saturday 5th May  £10-25, children free. Click here for tickets

  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Joe first realised the power of music when he had his trousers stolen in Canada. They were the only pair he was traveling with and as Joe had cleverly hidden his wallet in the pocket of said trousers, he found himself in a foreign country with no friends, no money and nothing to cover his union Jack boxer shorts.

    The one thing of use Joe did still have was his guitar, which, after borrowing a pair of jeans (from a very kind stranger) he took down to the harbour and started busking. His guitar not only earnt him enough money to get by, but like John Steinbeck’s dog in “Travels with Charlie”, it introduced him to new friends and adventures. It continues to do so to this day.

    Joe is a singer-songwriter who has b...een described as a “cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady”. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA which have included living in a pickup truck and driving around America for the best part of a year and later walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans!

    Joe has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. He has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and toured as stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning “Best live Act” Home Service.

    Joe was also a member of the legendary Ashley Hutching’s Rainbow Chasers and is currently a member of British Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Charlie Landsborough’s touring band and festival favourites, Elbow Jane.

    Members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non members £9.00

    NOTE: members and non members are all the same to us......you are all part of the Bromsgrove Family

  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - Sat 28 Apr 2018 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    "And a Nightingale Sang ' by C P Taylor, is a domestic drama about the working class Stott family living in Newcastle-on-Tyne during the second world war. Helen Stott, one of the main characters narrates the story, moving between addressing the audience and being involved in the scenes. We see how the family and those involved with them deal with all the wartime situations over the five years of the conflict.'

    Tickets £7.00 (£6.00)
    Contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323 or email: kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net

  • Sat 21 Apr 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Janet Thomas (Viola) and Ann Marshall (Piano)

     

    Entente Cordiale
    A selection of English and French music for Viola and Piano

     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 20 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Avechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, Conductor

    Programme:

    • CPE Bach – Symphony in A, WQ 182/4
    • Saint Saens – Prelude to le Deluge
    • Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Tchaikovsky – Legend from Children’s Songs for Voice and Piano
    • Arensky – Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    • Nielsen – Little Suite for Strings

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch or 0121 447 7040. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Thu 12 Apr 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself."

    As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote The Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

    From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, his duo with Paul Brady in the later 70s and then from Patrick Street to Mozaik, LAPD and Usher’s Island, Andy ha...s been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

    A truly great night in prospect......you could be one of those who could honestly say "I was there"

    For tickets visit http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/andyirvine.html

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com to get on our mailing list.

    Music starts at 8.00pm. Admission for this night is Members £9.00 (under 25s £4.50) non-members (who are always made to feel more than welcome) £12.00

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!
     

  • Thu 29 Mar 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ

    Our old mate, and former Fairfield member, John Connor has teamed up with local Devon singer Tricia Moore to form Silvington.......the result is a brilliant fusion of two like minds and talent.
    John wrote much of Fairfield's repertoire before he finally decided to a self imposed exile in Devon and has continued to write some stunning songs.........his reputation as a fine wordsmith travel before him.

    Tricia has been a regular singer at Folk on the Moor and with her beautiful voice and guitar playing, it was perhaps inevitable that the pair would combine to produce the synergy that is Silvington

    They have a new CD, Down the Line, combining some of John's new and old songs together with classic favourite trad...itional material and this evening will be its Midlands launch.

    The duo has become firm favourites at Bromsgrove Folk Festival where, as well as performing, they also run the Festival Choir....BOTUMS.

    The music starts at 8.00pm and admission is Members £7.00 (under 25s £3.50) None members who are always made to feel more than welcome £9.00 (Membership only costs a fiver for the year!)

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com to get on the mailing list.

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!
     

  • Sun 25 Mar 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

     

     

     

    St Laurence Parish Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 9SB

    The Annual invitation to young musicians up to 18 years old. An opportunity to perform before an appreciative audience, this concert promotes a 'concert' environment and offers the musicians a useful confidence boost.

    Everyone welcome....no charge

    Following the performances, you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark

    For more information, please contact midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] com or 'phone 0121 447 7040 or 07889 147861

    Disabled access and free on-site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Sat 24 Mar 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    All Saints Church, 6 Burcot Ln, Bromsgrove B60 1AD 

    SPRING CONCERT

    featuring

    Handel’s “Coronation Anthems”.

    Stamfords “B flat Magnificat, Nunc Dimitus and Te Deum”.

     

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    Organ Recital

    Walton’s “Crown Imperial”

     

  • Sat 24 Mar 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

     

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

     

    Katherine Tabberner (Soprano) and Kevin Ward (Tenor)

     

    From G&S to S&G
    An eclectic mix of solos and duets from shows and the classical charts
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake

     
    Admission free - retiring collection