Past Events

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

  • Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road Bromsgrove

    The Syska Quartet

    A Flurry of Flutes

    The Syska quartet showcase all the instruments of the flute family

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

    Admission free

  • Thu 17 Oct 2019 7:30 PM - Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:00 PM

    The Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    Stepping Out

    The play follows a group of women and one man who meet weekly for tap lessons from a former professional chorus girl. It follows their attempts from having two left feet to the opportunity to perform in a public charity gala. The production is directed jointly by Jayne Jones and Nicky Smith, with special thanks to Matt Lucas of Richardz Dance Studio in Rubery.

    An amateur production presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LIMITED

    Tickets : £7.00 (£6.00) from 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323

  • Fri 11 Oct 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Navarra Quartet previously played for us in March 2013 and January 2017. On their first visit they introduced us to Peteris Vasks 3rd Quartet, which received a very positive reception from our audience. So we are delighted that they are now bringing his 4th Quartet. The Janacek and Schubert Quartets need no such introduction, having both featured in our programmes several times.

    The Navarra Quartet

    Magnus Johnston violin

    Marije Johnston violin

    Brian O’Kane cello

    Sascha Bota viola

    Programme

    Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No 4
    Janacek: String Quartet No 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
    Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D 810 'Death and the Maiden'

    Tickets - visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

  • Thu 10 Oct 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Having worked individually with such luminaries as The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Mary Hopkin, Strawbs and Nanci Griffith, international songwriters and perfromers, Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby bring their own brand of acoustic guitar-based material to Bromsgrove Folk Club on Thursday 10th October when an evening of funny stories, serious songs, great vocals and inventive guitar playing is guaranteed.
     
    The duo, whose recently album, The Cooley and Mourne, has received critical acclaim, will have you tapping your feet, joining in with choruses and enjoying their stories whilst, at the same time, you will be in awe of Cathryn's great singing and Brian's inventive guitar playing.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 07828 716842.
     
    Many of you will know that, due to an on-going dispute (not with us I might add!!) the Social Club's car park area has been reduced. We have not experienced too much difficulty to date and hope that the whole things gets sorted soon.....especially before the While and Matthews Concert on 31st October (for which tickets are available)
      
     

  • Fri 27 Sep 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School

    Since Luke Jones won the Bromsgrove Competition in April 2018, his career has continued to blossom. He has won the Kerr Memorial Prize from the Royal Overseas League and a scholarship which enables him to continue his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music on to the Master's programme. He has featured twice in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concert programme in the 2018-19 season, in both recital and concerto performances

    Programme

    • Debussy: Images Book 1
    • Ravel: Miroirs
    • Schumann: Waldsenen Op 82
    • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 84

    Tickets...go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices

     

     

  • Thu 26 Sep 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    A true troubadour and constantly on the road, Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

    Masterfully accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers.

    Amazingly, it wasn't until Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2019 that we finally managed to catch this tremendous performer and immediately fell in love

    www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for more details

  • Sat 21 Sep 2019 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

    Cake & Coffee Concert New Season starts on Saturday 21st September at 10.30am and is followed by Heritage Open Day at St John's until 4.30pm.

    Organ! Organ! will be a triumphant start to the season with well loved local organists Keith Hearnshaw and Steve Cowperthwaite pull out all the stops for solo and duet pieces

    Following the concert the church will be open for our Heritage Open Day until 4.30pm. There will be tower tours from 2 til 4 plus history tours, cream teas, have a go on the organ, prayer activities and a bring and buy stall! Do come along and support Bromsgrove's oldest building and community gathering space. 

    Follow Friends of St John's at www.facebook.com/FriendsStJohnsBromsgrove

  • Thu 12 Sep 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club,

    Meadow Road, Catshill B61 0JJ

    Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

    As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

    Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.

    Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

    Most importantly it’s a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations.¨His masterful story telling, over the course of nine recordings, has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan his share of nominations and awards, and acclaim from  Australia to Scandinavia.The necessity to write has always been a double-edged sword."

    Go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for details

  • Thu 29 Aug 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Miriam’s roots go back to the UK Folk Scene of the ’70s when she was likened to Joan Baez, and ranked alongside Maddy Prior and other revivalists of the time.

    Then, she played a significant role in the folk revival, appearing at most of the Folk Clubs and Festivals of the time, including Edinburgh and Cambridge, with acclaim from all the leading critics of the day. Miriam’s interpretation of traditional and modern folk songs are unique, and her ability to lead a Folk audience into chorus singing, particularly, ‘Keys of Canterbury’ at Cambridge Folk Festival 1976, is the stuff of legends.

    Over the years in South Africa, she has entertained for many concerts and festivals, including Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and Splashy Fen  ‘Over Africa’ features on the 10 years CD – and established herself as a shining light in the entertainment business.

    Now re-established as Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Professional Folk Singer, "Our Mim" visits these shores for a short while every year

    The CD reissue of  the brilliant album ‘Gypsy Without a Road‘ is still available with two added live recordings.

    No tickets necessary..pay on the door..visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    or call Bob on 07828 716842

     

  • Thu 8 Aug 2019 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    John Richards' songs need little or no introduction....if you have been in a folk club, you will have heard a John Richards song. As well as being on just about every floor singer's list, the songs have been recorded and performed by Robin Dransfield, Downes and Beer, The Arizona Smoke Review, Paul Downes, Fairport Convention, Simon Nicol, , Bill Caddick, Damien Barber, Phil Beer, Show of Hands, Johnny Collins, Bram Taylor, Mike Silver and George Papavgeris.

    For his perfromance at Bromsgrove, John has assembled an excellent array of talented musicians...Jim Sutton on double bass and keyboards, the wonderful vocals of John's daughter Emma Jones and the outstanding vocals and fiddle playing of Julia Caroline Disney. Emma's and Julia's harmonies are impeccable.

    This is definitely not a night to leave your voice at home....come in your hundreds and and join in with great choruses to Roaring Water Bay, If You Can Walk You Can Dance, Honour and Praise and Shine On amongst many other.

    For more details go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    What fun we shall have!!

  • Sat 22 Jun 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cake and Coffee concert at St John's Church, Bromsgrove

     

    Alastair Moseley and the Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet

    Scintillating Sounds

    A sparkling display from the Principal Wind Team of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra

    The concert lasts about 50 minutes and is followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free with a retiring collection

  • Sat 15 Jun 2019 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

    Barnt Green Choral Society Summer Concert

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

    Our summer concert takes place at St. Andrew’s Church, Barnt Green. We will be singing a Gilbert and Sullivan selection including ‘Trial by Jury’ and will be joined by special guest David Coulson. Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) are available from choir members or on the door and include refreshments in the Parish Centre after the concert

  • Sat 18 May 2019 10:30 AM

    Cake and coffee concert at St John's Church, Bromsgrove

     

    Hannah Gibson (Organ)

    In England's Green and Pleasant Land

    A selection of organ music from the 20th century

    The concert lasts about 50 minutes and is followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free with retiring collection

  • Sat 27 Apr 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cake and Coffee concert at St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Lizzie Peacock (Harp and voice)

    From Morning to Night - a selection of music for harp and voice to take you round the clock

    The concert lasts about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free with a retiring collection 

  • Sat 13 Apr 2019 7:30 PM - 9:40 PM

    Bromsgrove Choral Society

    North Bromsgrove High School, School Drive, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1BA

    Please join us for our Easter Concert which will be held on 13th April 2019 at North Bromsgrove High School
     

    featuring
    Little Jazz Mass (Bob Chilcott)
    Feel the Spirit (John Rutter)


    Tickets Available on the door £10
    or contact
    Mrs Wendy Stevens Tel: 01527 873826

  • Fri 5 Apr 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    The Piatti Quartet were joint winners of the 2nd prize at the Wigmore Hall International Competition. They commissioned and premiered the Joseph Phibbs quartet and their recording of it is due to be issued on the Champs Hill label at about the time of this concert.

    Programme:

    Haydn: Quartet in D maj op 20 - 4
    Joseph Phibbs: String Quartet No 1 (2014)
    Schubert: String Quartet in G D887

    Featuring:

    Nathaniel Anderson-Frank violin
    Michael Trainor violin
    Tetsuumi Negata viola
    Jessie Ann Richardson cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Tue 2 Apr 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    St Chad's Church, 160, New Road, Rubery, B45 9JB

    The Rubery Singers look forward to welcoming you to their concert.

    £3.00 admission (pay on the door) Children FREE

    Interested in joining this excellent choir? Come along on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm when you will made most welcome

     

  • Sat 23 Mar 2019 7:30 PM - 9:40 PM

    Barnt Green Choral Society Spring Concert

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

    Fanfare!

    Our Spring concert will feature a selection of works for choir, organ and brass ensemble

     

    Chilcott – Jubilate: Based on the words of Psalm 100 and incorporating ‘Prayer’, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. This moving work combines public rejoicing with intimate personal praise.

    Rutter – Gloria: A three movement setting of part of the Latin mass, it displays drama, devotion and rousing exuberance.

    Also:  Macmillan – Ecce Sacerdos Magnus;  Pachelbel – Nun danket alle Gott; Widor – Sing!

    Tickets £12 (under 16s free) may be purchased from choir members or on the door. Refreshments will be available in the interval

  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Eblana Trio concert scheduled for 2nd March 2018 had to be cancelled due to snow. We are delighted that they have been able to rearrange it in March 2019 with no change to the programme. Formed in 2006 at RNCM, where they won all the major chamber music prizes, the Eblana Trio were Junior Fellows at Birmingham Conservatoire from 2013 to 2015. Violinist Jonathan Martindale has been Assistant Leader of the CBSO since June 2016

    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

    Featuring:

    Jonathan Martindale violin
    Lucy Nolan viola
    Peggy Nolan cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cake and Coffee concert at St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Sounds South

    South Bromsgrove High School sixth-former Alice Whitten presents a varied programme with some of her fellow music students

    The concert lasts about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free with retiring collection