Past Events

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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 18 Feb 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)

    Dave Coulson (Baritone): A Shropshire Lad with some Worcestershire Sauce

    Dave sings Butterworth's Song cycle with some additional varied entertainment.

  • Thu 9 Feb 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Singer, songwriter, musician and great friend of the club, we are pleased to have back John Connor.  Former member of the resident band, Fairfield, we look forward to hearing songs old and new and perhaps a few collaborations with his former Fairfield friends.

    Members £6, non-members £8, under 25 £3.

    Visit for more details

  • Sat 4 Feb 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz plus fish and chips. Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.

    £8.50 pp to include fish & chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.
    Booking essential:midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] comtel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

  • Thu 26 Jan 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

    Four more excellent acts anxious to show Bromsgrove's audience what they can do and prove that they are ready to be given a full booking at the Club and/or the Festival. A great night of varied entertainment is always guaranteed

    Members £4.00, under 25s £2.00 plus free membership, non-members £6.00

    Call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or log on to

  • Sun 15 Jan 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW

    Wassailing in the Orchard

    Help us to awaken our orchard trees, scare away the evil spirits, with dancing and songs to the health of the trees.

    Watch local Morris Dancers including Bromsgrove's own STEP ON BOARD, in the courtyard before we visit the orchard for the wassail.

    Children's crafts are also available throughout the day. Donations for children's crafts are appreciated to cover material costs.

    Did you know: the word wassail comes from the Old Norse "vas heil" and Old English "was hal", literally "be you healthy". It refers both to the salute "Waes Hail" and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as park of wassailing; a medieval drinking ritual to ensure a good cider apple harvest.

    Call Cynthia Bignell on 0121 476 5938 for more details

  • Thu 12 Jan 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    A chance to catch up, chat, share stories and songs..........and, of course, invest in the bargain that is membership of probably the friendliest club in the Midlands.

    Got a song to sing or a story to tell....just pop need to book a spot.

    Members and performers £2.00, Under 25s £1.00 plus free membership. Non-members £4.00.

    Call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or log on to


  • Sat 17 Dec 2016 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    A another new event for me. This fair takes place in Belbroughton Church Hall, Belbroughton, Worcs, and is on between 10.30am and 2pm. Come along and help raise money for charity, support local craftspeople and enjoy coffee and cake!

    For more information visit

  • Fri 16 Dec 2016 7:00 PM - Fri 23 Dec 2016 5:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN(Car Park)

    School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX (Walking)

    Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood - All & Sundry Pantomime

    Directed by Alison Beresford

    The wicked and greedy Prince John is desperate to become King, however his brother King Richard’s children stand in the way of him and the throne of England, so he orders the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham to have them kidnapped and disposed of….Permanently!

    The Sheriff in turn hires two hapless baddies, Bashem and Thumpem to carry out the deed and comic ineptitude ensues. The ‘Babes’ are eventually kidnapped by the baddies but they can’t go through with killing the ‘Babes’ and instead abandon them in the woods.

    However in true Pantomime style help is at hand in the form of our dashing hero, Robin Hood and his ‘Merry band of helpers’ assisted by Hayrick, Nursie and her faithful dog, Tyson.

    This is a fantastic, traditional, fun filled Panto, with great set pieces, corny gags, song, dance and plenty of audience participation plus a few surprises on the way….

    • Friday 16th December 2016 at 7pm
    • Saturday 17th December at 2pm & 7pm
    • Sunday 18th December at 2pm & 7pm
    • No shows Monday 19th
    • Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd December at 7pm
    • Friday 23rd December at 2pm

    Ticket prices....

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: £14 / £13 (over 60s & under 16s) / £43 Family 2+2 or 1+3
    • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: £15 / £14 (over 60s & under 16s) / £47 Family 2+2 or 1+3

    Tickets available on line here or call Artrix Box Office on 01527 577330

    Coming to a matinee performance?  Why not grab some lunch from Artrix Café and let the little ones have fun in our soft play area (0-3 year olds).  More information can be found here

    For more information about All and Sundry's work go to

  • Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    All Saints' Church, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, B60 1AD

    The Choir will sing....When Icicles Hang - winter verses set to music by John Rutter, and Fantasia on
    Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams. There will also be carols for choir and audience and Bach's Wachet auf will be played on the organ by Joe Cooper.

    Wine and mince pies will be served in the interval.

    Tickets at £10 are available from choir members or can be bought on the door.

  • Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

    Join us for our traditional Christmas concert, and afterwards in the Parish Centre.
    To wish you a happy Christmas the choir offers you free refreshments - including cheese and stollen.

    Adults £10.00 inc refreshments.
    Accompanied children under 16 years of age £5.00 inc refreshments
    Tickest are available from Society Members or from our Ticket Secretary.
    Tel: 0121 445 2344

  • Fri 2 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Corelli – Christmas Concerto
    Mendelssohn – String Symphony No.10
    Neruda – Trumpet Concerto
    Mozart – Divertimento in B flat
    Tchaikovsky – Elegy
    Handel – Concerto Grosso in A

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from (accompanied children and full-time students free)

  • Thu 1 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    The Drama Group are raising funds for new curtains for the Beacon Church Centre and are putting on a one night only rehearsed reading of excerpts from Last of the Summer Wine by Roy Clarke

    Doors open 7.00 pm, Curtain up 7.30

    Tickets: £7.00 to include light refreshments

    Contact: 0121 453 8733, 0121 445 2323


    We hope you will join us to meet up with old friends

    Clegg, Foggy, Compo, Nora Batty, Gifford Bewmont, Constance and Flash

  • Thu 24 Nov 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Barron Brady comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron are contemporary songwriters and interpreters of traditional English folk song. They live in Devon and perform nationwide.

    Drawn to strongly narrative songs with subjects ranging from Devon legend to contemporary rural reportage they invite the listener to accompany them through strange landscapes whose denizens include coffee drinking Mermaids, corn mowing Devils, flying highwaymen and disappearing Hedgerows.

    They have a dynamic acoustic style combining joy and verve in performance with an assured stage presence garnered from five years of performing nationwide.

    Simon’s ballistic fingerstyle guitar complemented by Rosalind’s harmonium and whistles underli...nes their harmony singing.

    Members £6.00 under 25s £3.00

    Non-members (always more than welcome) £8.00 - pay on the door

  • Sat 19 Nov 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

    Bromsgrove School Strings and Brass.

     Entertainment by Bromsgrove School musicians

  • Thu 17 Nov 2016 9:00 AM - Sun 20 Nov 2016 2:00 PM

    Friends of St John's are delighted to announce that the Christmas Markets are returning to Bromsgrove, once again to coincide with the Christmas Light Switch On.
    The Christmas Market will take place in the event space in Bromsgrove High Street on Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th November 2016.

    Thursday 9am til 4pm
    Friday 9am til 4pm
    Saturday 9am til 6pm
    Sunday 10am til 2pm

  • Thu 27 Oct 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    The Lost Notes - The Lost Notes emerged out of a collaboration between Moseley based songwriters Ben Mills and Oli Jobes. The results of their diverse musical influences are infectious songs rooted in three-part vocal harmony and driven by a dynamic rhythm section. The band features Lucy Mills, Ben Mills and Oli Jobes on vocals and guitars, with Silas Wood on double bass and Jamie Human on drums.



    The Somerville Gentlemen's Band - Seventies folk boy-band The Somerville Gents are back in harness after a short rest of 30 years, and have developed a whole new repertoire of songs and tunes to delight their old fans and enthuse a whole new audience. Superb musicianship, great vocal harmonies and an eclectic mix of material are what made them so popular, and Jem, Ted and Phil are back doing with a vengeance.




    Amy Kakoura and Andrew Sharpe - Amy and Andrew are best known on the folk scene as the singer and pianist with the band Steamchicken. Their two person show comprises a mix of folk, blues and jazz; songs and stories drawn from ‘Songs from a Ledge’, ‘Steamchicken’, an...d their own take on a few classics. Amy will showcase some numbers from her solo LP. Andrew will probably say something inappropriate, and we’ll all have a good laugh about it afterwards.


    Members £4.00, Non-members £6.00 under 25s £2.00

    For more details visit or call Bob on 0121 476 5938