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Saturday, November 25th at 7.30pm

West Mendip Orchestra

Tickets £10, students over 16 half price, children free. Unreserved seating but please respect Covid prevention advice -Tickets on the door.

The concert programme originally included a performance of Beethoven’s 2nd piano concerto by the local piano protégé Joss Wort. Unfortunately he injured his left hand during the recent storm ciaran and is unable to perform for this concert. The orchestra and YMS wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his future success.

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The West Mendip Orchestra. The WMO was formed in 1974 with10 members and was originally known as the Winscombe Orchestra. It has nowgrown to 25 regular members and currently perform three programmes a year atvenues in Weston–super-Mare, Churchill and Yatton.

Their performances are highly regarded and their concert at St Mary’s alsoinclude Brahms’ Tragic Overture, Rimsky Korsakov’s Symphony no 1, and a selection of music by Elgar, Waldteufel and Holst. The orchestra will be conducted byJohn Johnson.

John Johnson – Conductor

John studied Piano and Composition at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In September 2017 he was appointed as principal conductor of the Cameo Orchestra, based in Warmley, and in September 2018 he became musical director for Eclectic Voices, a local chamber choir. He is also an honorary accompanist and musical director for the Weston Operatic Society.

Joss Wort

Joss was born and raised in Yatton and started playing the piano when he became a student at Backwell secondary school. He made his performing debut three years later at a school concert, playing Debussy’s Clair de Lune. Within five years he had gained a distinction in grade eight piano.
Since 2021 he has been studying piano at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama in Cardiff under the tutelage of pianist Roger Owens and has taken masterclasses with the likes of Claire Hammond and Steven Osbourne.  Joss greatly regrets being unable to perform with the WMO on this occasion.