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10th November 2017

The Alke Quartet – New Generation Artist Series

With  Gaëlle-Anne Michel & Charis Jenson – Violin; Ben Harrison – Viola & Karen French – Cello.   Haydn – String Quartet in G, Op.64 No.4 Beethoven – String Quartet in F minor op. 95 ‘Serioso’ Schubert – String Quartet in...
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29th September 2017

Music for Organ & Recorder

With Anna Lapwood – Organ & Fatima Lahham – Recorder.   Anna is Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge. She studied at Magdalen College, Oxford. Whilst here she held the post as Organ Scholar for 3 years and was the first...
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9th June 2017

To all lovers of musick, performers & scrapers!

The A Capella Group – Amamus Cantare will present an evening of madrigals, catches, and glees, including the ever popular ‘Silver Swan’ by Gibbons; ‘My Bonny Lass she Smileth’ by Morley and some of Purcell’s finest items of humorous ‘musical...
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5th May 2017

Virtuosi Octet – New Generation Artist Series

Wells Cathedral School.  Musical Director – Matthew Souter.   On Friday evening May 5th the audience of the James Wyatt Music Room were once again treated to some stunning players by our New Generation Artists. Eight teenagers from Wells Cathedral...
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24th February 2017

Opera and G&S – New Generation Artist Series

       
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16th December 2016

Sounds of the Season

On Friday 16th December 2016 ‘Music in the Castle’s’ celebration of Christmas in Powderham Castle featured ‘Amamus Cantare’, Directed by Alison Burnett. Their programme was delivered to our largest audience yet in the Castle’s historic and...
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11th November 2016

Zephyr – Flute & Harp Duo

The duo of Flute and Harp has been remarkably versatile throughout the ages. They’re equally at home playing on the village green as as in an 18th century concert hall (Mozart). They played arrangements of popular operas in 19th century drawing...
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7th October 2016

Divertimento Piano Trio

Music in the Castle presented a virtually full-house audience with a unique experience last week. Louise Farrenc’s Piano Trio no.1 has laid hidden for 172 years since she wrote it in Paris. She broke all the conventions of her age, as Professor...
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10th June 2016

Volt & Potenza Piano Duo

  Oda Voltersvik, a Trinity Laban Conservatoire post-graduate from Norway, opened with Rachmaninov’s romantically extravagant Variations on a theme of Corelli. Oda presented the Variations –  particularly hard to memorise as they don’t...
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15th April 2016

The Mass

When we were invited, last year, to view a Missal dating from the 13th and 14th century, and now in local private ownership, it sparked off a unique event which came to fruition on Friday 15th April. The magnificent book from northern Italy, showing signs...
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