Event Calendar

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Refreshments now being served from 2.15 pm, concerts start at 3 pm.

Concerts February to November 2022

Sunday 27 February 2022, 3pm

Frome Baroque Consort

The Consort will introduce and play a varied selection of Baroque solo and trio sonatas, including works by Bach, Handel and Telemann concertos with harpsichord, oboe, recorders and cello.

Wildwood Jack, folk duo, 20 March 2022

Wildwood Jack is a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele folk duo from Kent. With outstanding musicianship Jayne Freeman and Adam Piggott take their audiences on a musical journey filled with songs inspired by their ‘on the road’ adventures.

Sally Jenkins,  harp solo, 24 April 2022 

Well known as both a performer and teacher, Sally has appeared in many prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. She will be playing a range of musical styles from popular to jazz, folk to classical, and talking about the different types of harp.

Penny Swings (aka Sarah and the String Syndicate), 29 May

Seasoned musicians, Sebastian Tesouro, Benjamin Modley and James Rintoul, familiar to Westonzoyland audiences from past appearances, are joined by esteemed jazz singer Sarah Griffiths.

The concert will feature arrangements of the finest classic show tunes from the 20s and 30s by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more of the greatest composers of the era.

Rough Round The Edges, folk group, 26 June

Rough Round the Edges is a group of friends who share a love of music, ranging from folk songs to classics like My Old Man’s a Dustman. The group performs with banjo, mandola, whistles, guitar, recorder, flute and percussion.

Reg Meuross, folk singer and composer, 25 September

Reg Meuross performing to a packed church in February 2021- the last concert held before lockdown.

“Classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen”
THE GUARDIAN

“The remarkable singer-songwriter that is Reg Meuross”
SEAN RAFFERTY BBC RADIO 3

“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer”
Martin Carthy

Voce, choir, 30 October

Voce is a new 16 piece auditioned choir led by Joe Beckhelling. It started in November 2021 and members come from a variety of  backgrounds including music graduates, and others for whom singing in such a small choir is a new venture.  There is a wide age range, with the youngest member 16 years of age, and  the oldest ‘in their sixties’. The repertoire includes sacred and contemporary choral music, English madrigals, arrangements of popular music, as well as new compositions/arrangements written by members of the choir.

Chris Cleverley:
Broadcast The Secret Verse Album Tour, 27 November
This tour sees Chris Cleverley embrace a bold new sound as he moves away from the British Folk Scene that inspired his earlier music, towards the American Indie music which has characterised his more recent influences. 
 
Visceral and unflinching, Chris’s songs tackle themes of climate/nuclear emergency, pervasive artificial intelligence, institutionalised racism and mass displacement of people. Owing much to the music of Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Anais Mitchell and Bright Eyes, Cleverley has seen his musical and artistic identity grow and mature. Described as ‘impressive’ (Daily Telegraph), ‘haunting’ (The Sunday Times) and as ‘one of the most vital voices of today’s folk generation’ (Folk Radio UK), Chris has gigged and recorded extensively across the UK, working with artists such Dan Whitehouse (Reveal Records), Eliza Marshall (Peter Gabriel), John Elliot (The Little Unsaid).
 
Expect the Broadcast The Secret Verse Tour to show his most positive and expressive work to date.

Concerts January and February 20023