Forthcoming Events

Bromsgrove's own arts centre, Artrix, has a continuous programme of events which, for reasons of space, are not listed here. Please got to www.artrix.co.uk to view these events.

Likewise Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings has a continuous programme of events which, for the same reasons as above, are not listed here. Please go to www.avoncroft.org.uk for details

Please forward details of your events. See also our Past Events.

  • Sat 4 Mar 2017 7:30 PM

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

    Schumann – Piano Quintet Op.44
    Brahms – String Quartet in B flat
    Clara Schumann – Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op.20

    The Midland Sinfonia Resident Quartet
    Charles Matthews, piano
    ‘I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you…’ –Brahms to Clara Schumann, May 1856. A story to pluck the heart strings.

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Thu 9 Mar 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    2017 marks 50 years of performing by Richard Digance. With a BAFTA Nomination and Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ and songs for the upcoming London musical ‘The Elephant Man.’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues.

    In the words of BBC Radio 2s Bob Harris ‘ Richard Digance is a National Treasure.'

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

  • Sat 18 Mar 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    ARTRIX - Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Barnt Green Choral Society perform two Contemporary Classics

     

    Sunrise Mass (Ola Gjeilo)

    The Gift of Life (John Rutter)

    Born in 1978, Gjeilo exploded onto the choral scene in 2007, and his Sunrise Mass has won widespread acclaim and popularity. Accompanied by string orchestra, the Mass is an amalgamation of cinematic and classical influences. John Rutter's latest work, The Gift of Life, was composed in August 2015 and is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth and its creation. It is accompanied by a chamber ensemble of piano, organ, harp and percussion.

    Tickets £10 (accompanied children free) from Artrix box office www.artrix.co.uk

  • Sun 19 Mar 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Now celebrating our tenth anniversary – an annual invitation to all young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience. This showcase promotes a ‘concert’ environment to assist the performer to grow in confidence.

    Our sincere thanks to our showcase sponsors:
    St. Laurence Church, venue
    John Tyrrell MPTA MIMIT, piano tuning
    Keith Woolford, Arch Media

    following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
    Contact: midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] com | tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

    Admission free - donations appreciated

  • Sat 25 Mar 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    The Alastair Moseley Quintet

    Sail the High Seas with the Alistair Moseley Quintet!

    Malcolm Arnold's 'Sea Shanties' and other music on a nautical theme

  • Thu 30 Mar 2017 1:30 PM - Sat 1 Apr 2017 9:30 PM

    The Crescent Theatre, Brindleyplace, Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE

    Directed by John Edwards-Bick

    by David Edgar, based on story by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, this dramatic adaptation shows the transformation of the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll into the fiendish Mr Hyde.

    When Jekyll discovers a drug that can transform him, he becomes able to unleash the dark side of his nature onto the streets of Victorian London. But he soon discovers the price of his double life. This production explores the struggle between good and evil, the conscious and unconscious, family relationships, Victorian society and morality.

    30 Mar - 1 Apr in the Main House @ 10am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

    Tickets: £15 (Concessions: £13) Students (weekday performances): £7

    http://www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/booking-tickets/

  • Sat 1 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Gershwin – Summertime
    Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
    Bridge – Cherry Ripe
    Puccini – Crisantemi
    Koenig – Post Horn Galop
    and more…

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet
    Works demonstrating the versatility and magical qualities of the trumpet. Plus, flugelhorn, piccolo, cornet, conch shell, rams horn and a didgeridoo!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 22 Apr 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Jane Field and Elaine Fleming

    A programme of Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets

  • Thu 27 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - Sat 29 Apr 2017 7:30 PM

    Beacon Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Slaughterhouse by Norman Robbins

    A castle. A paranoid horror movie star. A room full of thespians with possible murderous tendencies. A moat full of piranhas. It can only mean Rubery Drama Group's next play!

    We will present the deliciously dark humoured murder mystery Slaughterhouse, by Norman Robbins (who some will know as writer of a previous RDG production 'Tomb With a View'). Carl Timms directorial debut for the group is cast and the set is under way.

     

    (An amateur production presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd)

    Curtain up at 7.30 pm

    Ticket price: £7.00 (£6.00)

    Contact: 0121 445 2323, 0121 453 8733 or Email ruberydramagroup [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Sat 29 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St John's church, Bromsgrove

    Richard Jenkinson - conductor 

    Benjamin Frith - piano 

    The Orchestra of St John Bromsgrove

     

    Handel:       Zadok the Priest 

    Mozart:      Ave Verum Corpus

    Beethoven:  Piano Concerto no 1

    Beethoven:  Choral Fantasy

    Beethoven:  Symphony No 8

    The Orchestra of St John and Chorus perform three exhilarating works: the stirring anthem 'Zadok the Priest', written by Handel for the coronation of George II, Mozart's celestial Ave Verum Corpus, together with Beethoven's Choral Fantasia for Chorus, solo voices, piano and orchestra. Soloist Benjamin Frith plays Beethoven's first piano concerto, and the concert ends with Beethoven's joyous 8th symphony.

    Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door available from March 1st​

  • Sat 6 May 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Perennial favourites being performed will include:
    Sweet Georgia Brown
    Tea for Two
    Tiger Rag
    Honeysuckle Rose
    Night and Day…

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quartet
    A new guest quartet visiting TMS playing jazz Stéphane Grappelli-style!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 13 May 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department Showcase

    A Celebration of Harp Music

     

  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Haydn – Hymphony No.45 ‘Farewell’
    Dvořák – Two Waltzes for Strings Op.54
    Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
    Arnold – Sinfonietta No.1

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Llinos Owen, bassoon
    A pre-Bromsgrove Festival concert

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • 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.