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14th November 2014

New Generation Artists – November 2014

We gingerly tested the water for New Generation Artists concerts in March of this year, with six string players from Wells Cathedral School. In the event, the concert was an outstanding event – six solo items testing technique and musicality to the...
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24th October 2014

Masters of the King’s Music

The retirement of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and appointment of his successor, Judith Weir, provided an opportunity to construct an unusual programme at Powderham Castle last Friday. Alison Burnett and George Pratt took songs and keyboard pieces from...
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11th July 2014

Bach cantatas with one-to-a-part strings

The James Wyatt Music Room at Powderham Castle Bach Cantata No 82 – Ich habe Genug Henry Eccles – Sonata for Violin and Continuo Locatelli – Concerto Grosso Op 1 no 2 in C minor Handel/Halvorsen – Duo for two string instruments Bach Cantata No...
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20th June 2014

The Powderham Vocal Consort

The Powderham Vocal Consort; Clare Garton-Sprenger, cello; George Pratt organ and continuo. As Powderham Castle’s 1769 Brice Seede organ was our initial starting point for the whole of this flourishing programme, we ensure that it is heard, in all its...
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7th March 2014

‘Virtuosi’ concert at Powderham Castle

On Friday 7th March 2014, we entertained ‘Virtuosi’, pupils from Wells Cathedral School, one of the country’s Specialist Music Schools. They were staggeringly good. Technically they are already remarkably polished. Hindemith’s Trauermusik for...
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2nd June 2010

Powderham Castle Organ Restoration

Emeritus Professor of Music George Pratt explains the musical and historical significance of this rare pipe organ
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