27 February concert: Frome Baroque Consort

For our next next free concert we present the Frome Baroque Consort on Sunday 27 February 2022, 3.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP.

Frome Baroque Consort, formed in 2016 to play the music of JS Bach and his contemporaries, has quickly established a reputation for lively and expressive performance of the Baroque repertoire on modern instruments.

Jacquelyn Bevan (on the right), the group’s founder, gives details of the programme being prepared for the concert in Westonzoyland: 

‘We shall introduce and play a varied selection of Baroque solo and trio sonatas, including works by Handel – the F major and D minor sonatas for 2 recorders, Telemann – his Oboe Sonata in A minor and an enchanting Trio Sonata in C major for 2 recorders, the movements of which are named after various female characters from Greek mythology.’

They will also perform the beautiful slow movement from Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor and a little-known sonata by Corbett with suitable improvisations in the Baroque manner. 

Two fine works by J S Bach  – his Gamba Sonata no.2 in D major and Trio Sonata in C major – complete the programme. 

Frome Baroque Consort comprises James Watts (oboe & recorder), Neil Moore (recorder), Linda Stocks (cello) and Jacquelyn Bevan (harpsichord).

They are part of a larger group, Bath Baroque. They perform at an annual concert at Frome Festival and at Ilminster Arts Centre, as well as giving concerts in rural churches across the South West.

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In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, there will be only a 10 minute interval for the benefit of the players, to avoid too much milling about.

However, we are providing refreshments (tea, coffee, choice of cakes) at a modest charge from 2.15 pm until the start of the concert.

And as a courtesy to each other and to help us provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for

everyone, we are encouraging the wearing of a face covering at least until seated, unless exempt for medical reasons. And there will be a QR code for checking in.

Finally, in order to help with the artists’ and other costs we are reinstating the raffle in addition to encouraging donations. It costs an average of £300 to put on a concert!

Those wishing to go to the Frome Baroque Consort concert are asked to contact Frank Challenger on 01278 699071 or email f.challenger@icloud.com  so that Music on the Levels can control numbers if necessary.

. . and a reminder of January’s concert:

David Mitchell and Graham Vincent took us on a musical journey round the British Isles.

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