Past Events

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

  • 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

  • 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