18 November 2011

Bromsgrove music project set to entertain townsfolk for first time

A NEW music project in Bromsgrove is set to entertain townsfolk for the first time next month.

The Orchestra of St John’s Church invites local players and members of youth music projects to participate, and is designed to prepare them for the church’s main orchestra.

The new venture is the brainchild of Bromsgrove residents Alastair and Cathy Moseley, Sue Peters and Colin Butterworth and is designed to extend the church’s already significant musical activity.

The first performance of the project is to be conducted by Richard Jenkinson, principal cellist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, (CBSO), and will be taking place at the Kidderminster Road-based church on Saturday, December 3.

The vicar of St John's Church, Chris Wingfield, and musical director, Jonathan Kingston, are giving their full support to the project, and are hoping as many people as possible can attend the event, taking place from 7.30pm.

The concert will include favourites such as the Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for strings.

Charlotte Moseley, daughter of Alastair and Cathy, is a member of the quartet performing at the event, together with three other players from the CBSO Youth Orchestra.

There will be a festive slant with Corelli's Christmas Concerto, in addition to a well-known Handel Organ Concerto performed by Paul Charman, the former organist at the church.

Tickets cost £10, which includes a programme and refreshments. Tickets are available from the Parish Office on 01527 878801, or on the door.

Under 16s go free, but should be accompanied by an adult.

For more details on the orchestra see o-s-j.org.uk.

Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Advertiser