Past Events

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

  • 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”.

     

    and 

     

    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

  • Sat 17 Mar 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School B60 2AF

    We are delighted to be performing in the new concert hall at Bromsgrove School. The Mass in C Minor is one of Mozart’s greatest choral works and will be partnered with the splendid Te Deum by Dvorak. We will be joined by a full orchestra and soloists. Tickets priced at £12 may be purchased online: www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk/bromsgrove-box-office.aspx or on the door (under 16s free). Please note that there is no interval but refreshments may be purchased at the bar prior to the commencement of the concert. 

  • Fri 16 Mar 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Van Kuijk String Quartet with Charlotte Bonneton (2nd viola)

    The Van Kuijk Quartet took 1st Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and have been BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-2017. Charlotte Bonneton is the violist with the Castalian Quartet and hence will be involved in both the opening and closing concerts of our 2017-2018 season

    • Nicolas van Kuijk violin
    • Sylvain Favre-Bulle violin
    • Emmanuel Francois viola
    • Francois Robin cello

    Programme

    • Brahms: String Quintet in G major Op 111
    • Ligeti: String Quartet No 1 'Metamorphoses nocturnes'
    • Mozart: String Quintet in G minor K516

    Tickets

    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

    http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/van-kuijk-string-quartet-bromsgrove-concerts

  • Fri 2 Mar 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Eblana String Trio

    Formed in 2006 at RNCM, where they won all the major chamber music prizes, the Eblana Trio were Junior Fellows at Birmingham Consersvatoire from 2013 to 2015. Violinist Jonathan Martindale has been Assistant Leader of the CBSO since June 2016.

    • Jonathan Martindale violin
    • Lucy Nolan viola
    • Peggy Nolan cello

    Programme

    • Purcell: Three-part Fantasias Nos 1 - 3
    • Finzi: Prelude and Fugue Op 24
    • Beethoven: String Trio in D major Op 9 No 2
    • David Matthews: String Trio No 2 Op 89 (2003)
    • Moeran: String Trio in G major

    Tickets

    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

    http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/eblana-string-trio-bromsgrove-concerts

  • Thu 22 Feb 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road Catshill, B61 0JJ

    If you’re looking for the best in Back-Porch Americana, Old Time and Good Time songs and tunes, coupled with dynamic dancing, look no further. With that authentic atmosphere of the Appalachians and the sounds of the southern States intimately intertwined with red-hot instrumental integrity, The Harvesters are guaranteed to delight audiences of all musical persuasions.

    Blending the strong rhythms of Mountain Music with a light flavour of Blues, adding in some Bluegrass and sprinkling in some Gospel before topping with classic songs from legendary artists and you have a musical cocktail best served cool and long.

    Next add some mood. The soundscape changes effortlessly as Guitars and Banjos combine with Dobro, Slide Steel Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Octave Mandola and Concertina. Or perhaps drop in some fleet-footed flatfooting to provide the rhythmic backdrop?

    All this and a "new" duo as residents (watch this space)...........

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!

  • Fri 9 Feb 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Leon McCawley (piano)

    Leon McCawley is regular visitor, having played fro us in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and we are delighted he is returning. He recorded the complete piano works of Hans Gal in 2004 and he has kindly agreed to include some of Gal’s shorter pieces in his programme

    Programme

    • Haydn Piano Sonata in C Minor Hob XVI:20
    • Hans Gal Three Preludes Op 65 (1944)
    • Beethoven 32 Variations in C Minor Wo0 80
    • Schubert Piano Sonata in G D894

    Tickets

    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

    http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/leon-mccawley-bromsgrove-concerts

  • Thu 25 Jan 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill B61 0JJ

    Four excellent acts to impress the Bromsgrove audience sufficiently to get a full booking at either The Club or The Festival. This time around we have.......
    FOLKLAW - earthy lyrics and vocals accompanied by Celtic fiddle and distinctive vocal harmonies. Extremely popular local(ish) band
    GREG ROWLANDS - singing many famous chorus songs which have been composed by respected folk singers right through the ages; his warm voice is welcoming and friendly. Visiting us from Llantrissant
    THRUP'NNY BITS - unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs, some music hall material, with some Early Music and humorous songs for good measure. Another localish band....this time from the Coventry area.
    JOE BAYLISS - Staffordshire based singer/songwriter...whether it's slow ballads or uptempo rhythmic songs Joe's songs usually confessionary, or observational but always contemporary in lyrical content. Recommended to us by Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

    Music gets underway at around 8.00pm....members £4.00 under 25s £2.00 non-members (always more than welcome) £6.00

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!

  • Sat 20 Jan 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    The LYNTS Brass Trio with Steve Cowperthwaite (Organ):

     

    The Brilliance of Brass and Organ

    Exploring sonorities separately and together

     

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

  • Fri 19 Jan 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Craig Ogden Guitar

    Following his visits to us in 2014 and 2016, we are delighted to welcome Criag Ogden back to Bromsgrove again with another fascinating programme. Lutenist Weiss was an almost exact contemporary of Bach, but based mainly in Dresden. Antonio Jose was considered by Ravel to be the ‘future of Spanish Music’, but died, aged only 34, shortly after his Sonata was written. Nigel Westlake is a contemporary Australian composer

    Programme

    • Silvius Leopold Weiss: Fantasie
    • Nigel Westlake: Mosstrooper Peak (sonata for guitar) (2010)
    • Albeniz: Asturias, Torre Bermeja & Sevilla
    • Bach: Lute Suite No 3 BWV 995
    • Antonio Jose: Sonata for Guitar (1933)

    Tickets

    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

    www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/craig-ogden-bromsgrove-concerts

  • Sat 16 Dec 2017 2:00 PM - Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:00 PM

    The most famous pantomime of them all! The classic rags to riches story! 

    Cinderella lives a life of drudgery, her life made a misery by her horrible Ugly sisters, Chardonnay and Prosecco. Her downtrodden and newlywed father, Baron Hardup is powerless to intervene (he’s more scared of them than she is!) and her only comfort is her pal Buttons! 

    Prince Charming is holding a ball to meet his bride to be. Can this be the chance that Cinders has been waiting for? 

    Despite the best efforts of her two malicious Ugly Sisters, Cinderella shall go to the ball with the help of her Magical Fairy Godmother! 

    A traditional family Pantomime full of fun, slapstick and a little sprinkling of magic! 

    Show Times

    Saturday 16th December 2017 at 2pm & 7pm

    Sunday 17th at 2pm & 7pm

    Monday 18th at 7pm

    Wednesday 20th at 7pm

    Thursday 21st at 7pm

    Friday 22nd at 2pm & 7pm

    Saturday 23rd at 2pm & 7pm

    Tickets

    Tickets for 18th, 20th & 21st.....£14 

    £13 - over 60s, under 16s & students

    £44 - Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3

    Tickets for 16th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd.....£15 

    £14 - over 60s, under 16s & students

    £48 - Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3

     

    Available from https://uk.patronbase.com/_Artrix/Productions/2DF/Performances

  • Fri 1 Dec 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch

    Programme

    • Handel – Water Music Suite in F
    • Mozart – Exultate Jubilate
    • Dvořák – Nocturne
    • Haydn – Symphony No.43 ‘Mercury’

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Lizzie Ryder, soprano (pictured)

    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/

  • 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