Classical music lovers in for a treat at Bromsgrove festival

Sat 9 Jun 2012
Musical treat: The Orchestra of St John's Church will be performing at a music festival being held this July. Ref:s Musical treat: The Orchestra of St John's Church will be performing at a music festival being held this July.

CLASSICAL music lovers are in for a treat when a Bromsgrove music project performs at a town church this July.

The Orchestra of St John's Church was formed last year by Alastair Moseley, his wife Cathy and Sue Peters.

Local players and members of youth music projects were invited to participate, with the choir designed to prepare them for the church’s main orchestra.

The aim was to create an orchestra of the highest standard possible, with an emphasis on young musicians. As Alastair and Cathy were active members of the St John’s Church having already put on concerts there, it was a natural choice to make the church, off Kidderminster Road, the home for this new venture.

The orchestra has already given two wonderful concerts at St John’s but the next event, a weekend-long MusicFest, is set to be the highlight in their calendar.

The St John MusicFest begins on Friday, July 20 with an evening performance from Holborne Brass Ensemble.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a children’s concert supported by the David Morgan Trust, which is a charity funding the continuing music education of youngsters in and around Bromsgrove.

Townsfolk will be entertained with a piano quartet featuring the pianist, Benjamin Frith, on the Saturday evening.

Richard is also the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist.

Over the weekend, to make the festival as accessible as possible, all of the day time events are free of charge.

The three evening concerts cost £10 each, with accompanied school-age children going free.

Tickets are available from Waterstones, in High Street

Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Advertiser