Past Events

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

  • Sun 12 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 9 Aug 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Stalwarts of the 70s and 80s Midlands folk scene, John McGowan and Chris Laverty are Malfunction. They made their debut as Malfunction on March 26th 1976....so their 42nd anniversary has been and gone!!

    That said they still exude the same professionalism, musicianship and sense of fun as they did all those years back. Lifting their material from 60s and 70s pop and folk and country music they also feature great original songs from stalwarts of the folk scene over the years - in fact anything that can be played on two guitars with an occasional bit of mandolin thrown in and that features two voices which are now dropping a bit with age might get the Malfunction treatment!

    A great night in prospect!!

    Go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for details, entrance charges, directions etc.

  • Sun 5 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 29 Jul 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Jez Lowe, who will be appearing at Bromsgrove Folk Club on Thursday 26th July, is not only one of the hardest working singer songwriters on the scene, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

    A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of his continuing standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene.

    Jez will be at the Club in his solo incarnation although he continues to collaborate with some of the best in the genre....Steve Tilston, The Pitmen Poets, The Bad Pennies alongside his work with the BBC's Radio Ballads

    Jez’s latest project, earmarked for early 2018, is the publication of his first novel, The Dillen Doll, ...with an accompanying CD featuring a “suite” of traditional songs inspired by the story within it. This endeavour sees him return to his roots in the folk music of his native North East England, and will be the focus of his work in the year ahead

    Jez will be supported on the night by Fairfield, the club's popular resident band. The show, which will be held at the Club's regular venue, The Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, B61 0JJ, gets under way at 8.00pm.

    Admission prices are £10.00 for non-members, £8.00 for members and £4.00 for under 25s.

    For further information contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 or visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!

  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. Michael ’s Church, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. B60 4JT

    From Folk to Jazz from Hollywood to Bollywood 

    Pete Hartley is one of the most experienced and in-demand musicians in the country – a virtuoso violinist, mandolinist, bandleader and composer - who has toured all over Europe and pioneered the use of the 6-string Violectra electric violin (now also endorsed by Nigel Kennedy amongst others). A truly eclectic concert.

    All proceeds in aid of the St Michael'sChurch Tower Fund 

    Tickets: £7.00

    Available from: Bob Bignell 0121 476 5938 or Pete O'Connor 01527 832797 

    For further details please visit www.pete-hartley.co.uk  Facebook/Stoke Prior Church Tower Fund or email bobcyn [at] aol [dot] com

  • Fri 6 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, conductor

    Tim Gill, cello

    Programme...

    • Boccherini – Symphony No.17 in A
    • Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
    • Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet

    • Sally Minchin – Violin and Vocals
    • Andy Bole – Guitar
    • Simon Smith – Double Bass
    • Rich Hughes – Piano
    • Steve Street – Drums

    Programme

    • Gershwin Medley
    • Nature Boy
    • Mack the Knife..................and many, many more

    A welcome return of this group playing Stéphane Grappelli-style jazz performing more perennial favourites.

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Fri 22 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    The Rubery Singers and local band The Lost Notes give an entertaining evening of modern music. Rubery Singers perform a selection of Nat King Cole and other numbers suitable for all ages and ears and The Lost Notes fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining

     

     

     

     

     

    Tickets: £5 Children Free
    Available from : 0121 453 8733 or 07505 174044

  • Thu 21 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The opening concert of the 2018 Bromsgrove Festival brings one of Britain's finest jazz singers, Jacqui Dankworth, and her band for an exciting evening of jazz singing and music. Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, and performed alongside her stellar group of musicians, the concert celebrates the music of the "Jazz Sirens", including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Peggy Lee, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. 

    Jacqui Dankworth:

    Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, it’s no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists.  Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as “one of our finest singers, regardless of category” and has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians and groups throughout her career including Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Chick Corea. She is also an accomplished actress, having performed leading parts with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London West End musicals including Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

    Tickets: £20 

    Available from: 01527 577330 or HERE

  • Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Alastair Moseley and the Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet

     

    A Comedy of winds


    A programme of light-hearted challenges for the Principal Wind Team of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Sat 26 May 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department Showcase


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

  • Fri 18 May 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

     

     

     

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Hefin Flute and Harp Duo

    Programme....

    • JS Bach – Sonata in G Minor
    • Bax – Sonata for Flute and Harp
    • Debussy – Syrinx for Solo Flute
    • Debussy – Children’s Corner
    • Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
    • Trad. – Three Welsh Folk Songs
    • Rossini – Andante con Variazioni..........and more

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch or 0121 447 7040. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Thu 10 May 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Synergy comes to Bromsgrove Folk Club in the personage of Clive Gregson and Liz Simcock

    Both artists are no stranger to audiences both large and small. Clive has performed and recorded with Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine, whilst his songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie whilst Liz has performed alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams....and both have made lucratively successful careers as solo artists.

    Together they produce a sound second to none in the world of acoustic roots music. Add to this a unique rapposrt with their ausdience and you have a winning combination

    Britain's got talent? You betcha....and it's live! Not on some manufactured television programme!!

    No tickets necessary....Members £8.00 (under 25s £4.00) non-members (who are always made more than welcome) £10.00

    For more information go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bon on 07828 716842 or email bobcynfolk@aol'com

  • Sat 5 May 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA

    Orchestra of St John's journey through the symphonies of Beethoven culminates in the magnificent work that is the choral symphony, his ninth. Commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London, this work with its groundbreaking addition of voices in the last movement is one of the great works of all time. Beethoven affirms his belief in freedom and joy through Schiller's famous words in the Ode to Joy. We are very pleased to take our second performance to the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral for the concert on May 5th.

    For these two special concerts we are delighted to be joined by soloist, Charlotte Moseley, in the sublime and challenging violin concerto by Elgar, especially poignant here on his home turf in Worcestershire.

    Elgar          Violin Concerto

    Beethoven  Symphony No 9 The Choral

    Richard Jenkinson conductor

    Charlotte Moseley violin

    Claire Prewer soprano

    Jane Stevenson mezzo

    Wilhelm Theunissen tenor

    David Coulson bass

    with

    The Chorus of the Orchestra of St John

    and including members of

    Worcester Festival Choral Society

    TICKETS (click here)

    Bromsgrove, Saturday 28th April  £14.00 children free.  Click here for tickets

    Worcester,  Saturday 5th May  £10-25, children free. Click here for tickets

  • Sat 28 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Orchestra of St John's journey through the symphonies of Beethoven culminates in the magnificent work that is the choral symphony, his ninth. Commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London, this work with its groundbreaking addition of voices in the last movement is one of the great works of all time. Beethoven affirms his belief in freedom and joy through Schiller's famous words in the Ode to Joy. We are very pleased to take our second performance to the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral for the concert on May 5th.

    For these two special concerts we are delighted to be joined by soloist, Charlotte Moseley, in the sublime and challenging violin concerto by Elgar, especially poignant here on his home turf in Worcestershire.

    Elgar          Violin Concerto

    Beethoven  Symphony No 9 The Choral

    Richard Jenkinson conductor

    Charlotte Moseley violin

    Claire Prewer soprano

    Jane Stevenson mezzo

    Wilhelm Theunissen tenor

    David Coulson bass

    with

    The Chorus of the Orchestra of St John

    and including members of

    Worcester Festival Choral Society

    TICKETS (click here)

    Bromsgrove, Saturday 28th April  £14.00 children free.  Click here for tickets

    Worcester,  Saturday 5th May  £10-25, children free. Click here for tickets

  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Joe first realised the power of music when he had his trousers stolen in Canada. They were the only pair he was traveling with and as Joe had cleverly hidden his wallet in the pocket of said trousers, he found himself in a foreign country with no friends, no money and nothing to cover his union Jack boxer shorts.

    The one thing of use Joe did still have was his guitar, which, after borrowing a pair of jeans (from a very kind stranger) he took down to the harbour and started busking. His guitar not only earnt him enough money to get by, but like John Steinbeck’s dog in “Travels with Charlie”, it introduced him to new friends and adventures. It continues to do so to this day.

    Joe is a singer-songwriter who has b...een described as a “cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady”. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA which have included living in a pickup truck and driving around America for the best part of a year and later walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans!

    Joe has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. He has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and toured as stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning “Best live Act” Home Service.

    Joe was also a member of the legendary Ashley Hutching’s Rainbow Chasers and is currently a member of British Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Charlie Landsborough’s touring band and festival favourites, Elbow Jane.

    Members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non members £9.00

    NOTE: members and non members are all the same to us......you are all part of the Bromsgrove Family

  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - Sat 28 Apr 2018 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    "And a Nightingale Sang ' by C P Taylor, is a domestic drama about the working class Stott family living in Newcastle-on-Tyne during the second world war. Helen Stott, one of the main characters narrates the story, moving between addressing the audience and being involved in the scenes. We see how the family and those involved with them deal with all the wartime situations over the five years of the conflict.'

    Tickets £7.00 (£6.00)
    Contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323 or email: kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net

  • Sat 21 Apr 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Janet Thomas (Viola) and Ann Marshall (Piano)

     

    Entente Cordiale
    A selection of English and French music for Viola and Piano

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

  • Fri 20 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Avechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, Conductor

    Programme:

    • CPE Bach – Symphony in A, WQ 182/4
    • Saint Saens – Prelude to le Deluge
    • Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Tchaikovsky – Legend from Children’s Songs for Voice and Piano
    • Arensky – Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    • Nielsen – Little Suite for Strings

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch or 0121 447 7040. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk