Past Events

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

  • Sat 18 Nov 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Rita Schindler:

    Harp Recital for Advent

     

    A festive programme including works by Tchaikovsky, Samual-Rousseau, Alwyn, Jongen and Renie

     

     

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

  • Fri 17 Nov 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Ensemble DeNOTE’s core programming focuses on classical era chamber music (broadly 1750-1820) played on instruments of that time. They have made a particular speciality of ‘arrangements’ made around that time, of which the Mozart/Schwenke ‘Grand Quintetto’ is a fascinating example

    • Marcus Barcham-Stevens violin
    • Oliver Wilson viola
    • Ruth Alford cello
    • Jane Booth clarinet
    • John Irving fortepiano

    Programme

    • Mozart: Clarinet Trio in E flat 'Kegelstatt' K498
    • Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat Hob XV1:49
    • Mozart: 'Grand Quintetto' (after 'Grand Partita' K361) arranged by C.F.G Schwencke (1805)

     

    Tickets and more information http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/ensemble-denote-bromsgrove-concerts or go to www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Sun 12 Nov 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix Studio, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Aided by a ‘heap of old books’, a leading book historian and university lecturer investigates readers across the centuries: who read what, when, where and how?

    • Usually a talk lasting 40 minutes, followed by wine or coffee. Question and answer session, book signing.
    • Books available to buy. Convivial atmosphere
    • A chance to interact with speakers

    SINGLE TICKETS

    Single tickets at £15 each (subject to availability) can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, see below, or from: Box Office, ARTRIX, School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

    tel:  01527 577330

    email:  boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk

    www.artrix.co.uk

    SUBSCRIPTIONS

    Subscriptions taken out in January and February cover the five core events in the year.

    The cost for 2017 is £47.50 until 31 January - after that £50.

    Students can subscribe at half price (£23.75) until 31 January -  after that £25.00.     

    Subscriptions are only available from:

    The Ticket Secretary,

    WORDS,

    Meadow Croft,

    Bromsgrove Road,

    Hollies Hill,

    Belbroughton

    DY9 9UG

    email: info [at] bromsgrovewords [dot] com

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Thu 9 Nov 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    When musical virtuoso Dave Pegg, sporting decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull bumped into Anthony John Clarke, now accepted as one of the most entertaining and amusing raconteurs and songwriters on the folk scene, we all knew something special was bound to happen and it did!! Nearly ten years on these great pals still tour with one of the most engaging and funny musical evenings ever. Great tunes, great songs, great gags and surprises galore. The guys strongly recommend you bring all your medication!

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Thu 26 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Another great night in prospect as performers hopeful of earning a full paid gig at either Bromsgrove Folk Club and/or Festival give of their best. This time around we will bew presenbting for your delictation....

    Notts Alliance - unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today’s songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

    Mac and Friends - After leaving Bromsgrove Folk Club residents, Fairfield, Mac Rawlins joined the local operatic society and, inevitably, formed a splinted group to assist him in performing his favourite songs. Expect and eclectic mix of music and a great dollop of humour

    Set 'em up Joe - are a four piece band based in Malvern England, well known for their vast repertoire of folk, country and jazz songs and tunes. They've been together for years and have played at many festivals, concerts pub gigs etc. Their sound is upbeat and infectious, and appeals to people from every age group.

    Thomson, York and Moore - Excellent eclectic music...playing mostly original songs featuring guitars, harmony vocals and mandolin. Their CD was recently featured on local radio.

    Another fine night in prospect....what fun we shall have!!

    For more details, admission prices, directions to the club, etc., go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 0121 476 5938
     

  • Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Janine Porter and Helen Foster (Flutes)

     

    Flute Fusion - exploring a myriad of musical colours and emotions

     

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

  • Fri 20 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Austrian cellist Florian Kitt previously played for Bromsgrove Concerts in November 2006 in one of the last ‘Mixing Music’ Concerts. Throughout his long career he has been committed to the performance of contemporary music and Takemitsu’s ‘Orion’ was written especially for him.

    Programme

    • Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op 102 No 1
    • Takemitsu: Orion (1984)
    • Britten: Cello Sonata Op 65
    • Cerha: 5 Satze (2013)
    • Prokofiev: Cello Sonata Op 119

    Tickets and more information http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/florian-kitt-and-carlos-rivera-aguilar-bromsgrove-concerts or go to www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk  (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Thu 19 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:00 PM

    The Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane Rubery B45 9DL

    Pardon Me, Prime Minister

    by Edward Taylor and John Graham

    Written in 1976 Pardon Me Prime Minister is a classic farce. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer are preparing a severely puritanical budget, taxing amusements such as Bingo, gambling and night clubs out of existence. On the eventful afternoon before the presentation, however, shocks are in store for both of them. After numerous hectic developments a happy ending appears to be in sight – climaxed by a final, even less expected bombshell

    Tickets £7 (£6 concessions) Call 0121 453 8733 and 445 2323 or Email: revianring [at] aol [dot] com

  • Sat 14 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    We celebrate the world of melody with a UK première of outstanding songs for tenor and orchestra by a British composer, Ian Venables, with renowned Indian tenor Anando Mukerjee. Together with the horn-fest that is the Konzertstück, and incredible melodic writing from Mendelssohn and Dvorák.

    • Programme
      • Schumann Konzertstück for four horns & orchestra
      • Ian Venables  Venetian Songs for tenor and orchestra
      • Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave (The Hebrides)
      • Dvorák Symphony No 8

    Soloists

    Richard Jenkinson (Conductor) Anando Mukerjee (Tenor) Claire Burnell (Horn) Graham Stroud (horn) Lauren Storey (Horn) Helen Rudeforth (Horn)

    Free pre-concert talk for ticket holders at 6.30pm with composer Ian Venables, presented by chief music critic of The Birmingham Post, Christpher Morley.

    For tickets and more information go to http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/venetian-songs-orchestra-of-st-john

  • Thu 12 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.

    They come from the lands down under – Australia and New Zealand to be precise; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play. this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians.

            And that’s the James Brothers. Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments… No Sheilas

    The... James Brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan – best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally), but also spotted playing guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band, the live circus that is Bellowhead and with his parents and sister as The Fagans, where his folk career began (in a decade which has only just become fashionable).

    The James Brother who isn’t called James is Jamie McClennan – a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland’s BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married) having chosen not to follow his first bandmates to Ireland, where they formed the much celebrated Gráda.Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of Sharon Shannon, Beth Nielson Chapman, Jerry Douglas and his mum. He also likes to run barefoot, but that’s his own business.

    Support by the inevitable Fairfield

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

     

  • Sat 7 Oct 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Longbridge Methodist Church, Bristol Road South, Longbridge, B45 9TY 

    (next to Kidderminster Carpets opposite MacDonalds)

    Admission 50p

    Come along and see a variety of high quality paintings in various mediums, most for sale. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake from the cafe and have a chat with the artists who will be painting on the day.

    Visit www.lhas.btck.co.uk or call Graham Wilson on 0121 453 7097 for more information.

     

  • Fri 6 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM

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

    Programme

    Tartini – Sonata in G minor ‘Devil’s Trill’
    Paganini – Caprices for Solo Violin
    Beethoven – ‘Spring Sonata’ Op.24 in F
    Brahms – Sonata No.2 in A Op.100
    Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
    Elgar – La Capricieuse

    The Midland Sinfonia presents......George Ewart, violin and Robert Markham, piano

    Tickets £14.50 in advance (£13.00 in advance)...cheques to The Midland Sinfonia c/o Mysie Raine, Upper Lodge Barn, Redditch Road, Alvechurch, B48 7RS or book on line at https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/

  • Fri 29 Sep 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Castalian Quartet won 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon Quartet Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff Competition - the only European based quartet to make the final round.

    • Sini Simonen violin
    • Daniel Roberts violin
    • Charlotte Bonneton viola
    • Christopher Graves cello

    Programme

    • Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Op 76 No 6
    • Thomas Ades: The Four Quarters Op 28
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op 132

    Tickets and more information http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/castalian-string-quartet-bromsgrove-concerts or go to www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Thu 28 Sep 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Enda Kenny is an Irish-Born songwriter who has made his home in Melbourne, Australia since the late 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with festival audiences all over Australia and are always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour. Proud to sing of where he lives rather than where he left, he continues to grow his international audience with recent trips to Germany, UK, NZ and Canada.

    A couple of quotes from people of influence for you.....
     
    Enda Kenny is probably the best Irish songwriter living outside of Ireland" Colum Sands.
     
    A trawl of gems of observation seen through the eyes of a transplanted Dubliner creating his own legend in Australia.  John O'Regan, Rock 'N Reel.
     
    We'll get started at 8.00pm with a few songs from "we only have 5 good legs between us" Fairfield. If you need any more details give me a call on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub .co.uk

  • Sat 23 Sep 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Joanna Gutowska (Cello) with Mateusz Rettner (Piano)

     

    Autumn Reflections - Music by Chopin, Debussy, Brahms and Schumann

     

    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake

     

    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Last gig for our good friend Mim before she jets off to her home in South Africa

    A truly relaxing night of delicate guitar, beautiful voice and a bag full of songs, traditional and contemporary

    Members £7.00 (under 25s half price) non members £9.00

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

  • Sat 1 Jul 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    New Road, Rubery

    A day of creative fun for EVERYONE in the heart of the village

    Join us for a fun day of free creative activities for all the family on New Road, Rubery. We welcome young performers from Beaconside and Holywell Primary Schools, pavement artists from Rubery Youth Club plus parents, carers and pre-schoolers from Rubery Library’s Bounce and Rhyme Group. Richardz Dance Studio will be leading adult formation dance and a fun Zumba session for all to join in! Local favourites Madcap Theatre will be taking time out from their nationwide tour of ‘As You Like It’ to present pop-up Shakespeare in some surprising places throughout the day. St Chad’s Church will be hosting their Craft Fair and Beaconside Primary are launching the day with a creative Colour Run in the park! During the Bromsgrove Festival period Rubery shops and businesses play host to The Great Art Hunt. Children are challenged to find all the works of art displayed in local shops and public buildings. Art works have been created by school children and artists from Rubery Art Group. Entry forms can be collected from Rubery Library, St Chad’s Church and primary schools. REFRESH Rubery is organised for Bromsgrove Festival by Make/Do Creative with support from Bromsgrove District Council. For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741418172816657/  or contact info [at] makedocreative [dot] co [dot] uk  www.makedocreative.co.uk

  • Fri 30 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgove, B60 1PQ

    BROMSGROVE CONCERTS presents as part of the BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL: 

    TOBY HUGHES (double bass) with Ben Powell (piano)

    Paul Hindemith: Sonata

    Derek Bourgeois: Sonata

    Dvořák: Silent Woods

    Schubert: Ständchen

    Bottesini: Elegy

    Frank Proto: Sonata

    Schumann: Adagio and Allegro

    Toby Hughes was the outstanding winner of last year's Bromsgrove International Competition for Young Musicians. He astounded everyone with his virtuosity on an instrument which is not often heard as a solo instrument. This is a splendid opportunity to hear what the double bass can do spanning the centuries from Bottesini to Hindemith, Schubert and Dvořák to Frank Proto.

    For more information vivit www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk 

    Unallocated seating £12............£5 - Registered disabled & benefits only. Tickets available here

    FREE tickets for under 25's available on the evening

     

  • Thu 29 Jun 2017 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    John Tams described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. Amongst many other achievements he was "song maker" for the stage production of the National Theatre's War Horse

    A former member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known to the general public for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards...........one of which was with Barry Coope (best duo) who will be at John's side tonight.

    Bromsgrove Folk Club is honoured to present these two fine musicians for your enjoyment.

    Tickets from http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/tamsandcoupe.html

    Members £8.00 (under 25s £4.00) Non-members (always more than welcome) £12.00

    For more details www.bromsfolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 24 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    St Andrew's Church, Sandhills Rd, Barnt Green, Birmingham B45 8NR

    Summer Concert: A journey around Britain

    Songs and music celebrating the British Isles

    with soloist Dave Coulson (Baritone)

     

    Tickets £10 (£5.00 children) including buffet refreshments after the concert, from Wendy Tricklebank  0121 445 2344, or on the door.