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Past events   -   2014 - 2015

Soirées, in private homes
September 2014 'Bach to the Future'  -  Barbershop Quartet  -  Barber Shop standard repertoire supplemented with spirituals and jazz
October 2014 'Songs from the Stage'  -  Joanna Goldspink (soprano)  &  Russell Harrold (piano)  -  Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan, Purcell, Arne, Noël Coward and Johann Strauss II
April 2015 'Cello Delights'  -  Dominic Martens (cello)  &  Hanlie Martens (piano)  -  Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich
May 2015 'Wrong sex, wrong instrument'  -  Maggie Cotton  -  A CBSO percussionist for many years, Maggie will take us behind the musical scenes
'Music at Lunchtime' events at the New Guesten Hall, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
- all presented as part of Bromsgrove Festival 2015
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June 2015 'Flanders and Swann Revisited ... through the eyes of Sir John Betjeman'  -  Michael Lunts  -  Betjeman’s beloved steam trains run alongside the Transport of Delight, while animals abound, from hippos to gnus, and warthogs to elephants!
June 2015 'A Cheste of Fyne Jewells'  -  Diabolus in Musica  -  Historical music played on authentic instruments by specialist musicians in period costume  -  Review
July 2015 'Taking a Bow'  -  Michael Seal  -  An illustrated talk  -  The Associate Conductor of the CBSO talks about life on and off the rostrum, his career as an orchestral musician and conductor and reveals what a conductor actually does!  -  With a music career of over 23 years, there will be many tales to tell and maybe the odd revelation or two
July 2015 The Wentworth Quartet* with Alastair Moseley (clarinet)  -  Brahms Clarinet Quintet  -  Finzi (arr. Alexander) Bagatelles for clarinet and string quartet
* Sadly, the Virr Quartet withdrew eight days before the concert, but we are very pleased that the Wentworth Quartet (all graduates from Birmingham Conservatoire) enthusiastically offered to perform the same works
July 2015 'Light Opera Favourites'  -  Poor Wand'ring Ones  -  This young quartet of fine singers will be entertaining us with songs from Gilbert & Sullivan, together with other songs from the shows
Bella Harris (soprano),  Joanna Goldspink (mezzo),  Tom Dalton-Cheetham (tenor) and  Ben Cuffin-Munday (baritone)
Joanna Goldspink (soprano) Joanna Goldspink
(soprano) Paul Baker (Diabolus in Musica) Paul Baker
(Diabolus in Musica) Michael Seal (conductor) Michael Seal (conductor) Michael Lunts (pianist) Michael Lunts (pianist)