All concerts are at 7:30pm at St Mary's Church unless otherwise stated.
Forthcoming Events: 2017/2018 Season
- 23rd September 2017
Hannah Marcinowicz (Saxophone &Clarinet) (Last performance in St Mary's, Jan 2016
Hailed by The Times as "a superb young saxophonist", Hannah Marcinowicz made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2008. Since then, she has performed as a soloist at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Centre to great critical acclaim. She has performed with most of the UK's leading orchestras, a regular performer at the BBC Proms, she has appeared as a featured soloist under Sir Colin Davis and Paul Daniel. Her international performances include concertos and recitals in the Middle East and Far East. She has also appeared as a guest soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. We look forward to a stunning evening of virtuoso sax and clarinet playing.
- 28th October 2017
Carol Hubel-Allen (Duo Karadys - viola &piano)
Carol received her musical training at the Royal Academy of Music. After a spell with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra she joined the Pfeifer String Quartet in Stuttgart, touring extensively throughout Europe, also giving recitals with piano and appearing as a soloist with orchestras in Switzerland and Germany. During an extended stay in the US, she was invited to become a member of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra and the Chanterelle String Quartet. On returning to the UK in 2006 she formed the Duo Karadys and the Bochmann String Trio. We invited Carol to entertain us after her virtuoso performance at the Clevedon Music Club.
- 25th November 2017
Natalia Williams-Wandoch (Piano)
Natalia is a Polish-British concert pianist. She has studied at music-specialising schools before going on to complete her Master of Music degree with first class honours. She has been awarded numerous prizes include winning every piano competition she entered at the Royal Academy of Music. For our concert she will include well-loved pieces by Chopin, including his Etudes, Waltzes and the formidable Polonaise in A-flat.
- 27th January 2018
North Somerset Community Brass (Last performance at St Mary's Jan 2015)
North Somerset Community Brass (NSCB) is a brass band based in Hewish. They are a friendly community band and perform a number of engagements in the local area and attract players from around North Somerset, Bristol and even further afield! The band is non-contesting whose objective is to enjoy making music and sharing it with others. Their conductor/musical director is Colin Thomas who is an experienced player and conductor with Salvation Army and RAF bands.
- 24th February 2018
Lochrian Ensemble (string quartet) (Last performance at St Mary's Mar 2013)
The Lochrian Ensemble was formed in 1991 by four university and music college graduates. Twenty years on, their current line-up includes two of the founding members (Catherine and Nerissa) as well as Alison (Catherine's sister) who joined over ten years ago, and their most recent member Jane Jewel. The Lochrian have performed nationwide with a variety of engagements ranging from festival concerts to radio (Radio 3, Classic FM, Radio 4's Sunday Worship), television (Songs of Praise), and film recordings (The Ghost of Greville Lodge and The Fruits of Labour). In addition to playing with the Lochrian Ensemble, the members have extensive orchestral and chamber music experience playing with a number of orchestras including the Welsh National Opera, Endellion Festival Orchestra, London Gala Orchestra and the Opera Project Orchestra.
The theme for our concert will be 'A Sparkling Night at the Opera' and will include both classical and lighter music.
- 24th March 2018
Rockhampton Wind Quintet
"Wonderful tunes brilliantly played by these talented musicians" (Bristol Evening Post).
Gareth Williams (flute), Sophie Cottrell (oboe), Emma Tenison (clarinet), Margaret Putin (bassoon), and Mike Lea-Wilson (horn) in a sparkling evening of music from Mozart to Malcolm Arnold, via Poulenc and Gershwin.
- 14th April 2018
Kate Eastment (soprano) with Jonathan Price (piano & organ)
Kate is a brilliant young soprano from Sandford who, with Jonathan Price (organist at Christ Church, Bristol), will provide an evening of familiar music including popular songs by Gilbert & Sullivan, Strauss, Gershwin, and Novello. Jonathan has also promised an organ interlude to complement the evening.
- 12th May 2018
WorleWind Band (last played at St Mary's Apr 2012)
The WorleWind Band has around 40-50 amateur musicians of at least grade 6 standard. The band primarily performs well known music ranging from, standard swing tunes, stage and screen and popular hits from the 20th century. Their aim is very much to entertain their audiences whilst providing harmonious and sometimes challenging music for their players. We are assured of a rousing evening to conclude our season of music.
Concert tickets price 10 pounds, or 8 pounds for Society members. Students' and childrens' tickets are half adult price. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night or can be obtained in advance from:
- Team Office, St Mary's Church, Yatton
Please note that the society reserves the right to change programmes/artists
in the light of unforseen circumstances beyond its control.