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Past concerts


Our season runs from September (Autumn) to June (Spring).

2022-23 Season

Autumn Concerts 2022

24th September

Meera Maharaj and Dominic Degavino (flute & piano duo)

The duo formed 2017are Countess of Munster recital scheme artists (amongst a number of musical trusts). They are graduates from the Royal Northern College of Music with post graduate awards from the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

22nd October

Helen Reid (piano)

Helen was a former BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ keyboard finalist. She has played in major UK concert halls and around Europe. She is currently visiting professor of piano at Bristol University and leads the Professional Studies course at the Guildhall School.

26th November

Hollie-anne Bangham (opera and friends from ‘The Note Warehouse’)

Hollie-anne is our own nightingale from Cleeve who sings with the English Touring Opera but with many other engagements. Now also managing ‘The Note Warehouse’ music school in Yatton High Street.

Spring Concerts 2023

21st January

Jonathan Rees (cello) with Mark Austin (piano)

International musicians Jonathan and Mark are graduates of the Royal Academy of Music and have played in a duo together for almost twenty years.

25th February

Bristol Brass Consort

Brass quintet from Bristol’s best brass players comprise of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.

25th March

Roth Guitar Duo

Emma Smith and Sam Rodwell are both classical guitar players from the Royal Northern College of Music. Their duo was formed in 2014.

22nd April (penultimate Saturday)

Imogen Triner (oboe) with Sally Bartholomew (bassoon), James Drinkwater (piano)

Imogen is a visiting tutor at the University of Bristol and is one of Britain’s foremost oboe soloists. For our concert she will be joined by the brilliant bassoonist Sally Bartholomew and talented pianist James Drinkwater who is the assistant director of music at Clifton College. The trio will be performing as ‘Quorum’

20th May

Kramer Durcan Duo: Miriam Kramer (violin) with Nicholas Durcan (piano/organ)

This is a very welcome return of the Kramer Durcan Duo who entertained us in May 2022 with a stunning performance of music from the classical composers and Gershwin. Miriam Kramer is an outstanding American violinist, Nicholas Durcan is an equally talented piano and organ graduate from the Royal Academy of Music. )

2021-22 Season

Autumn Concerts 2021

25th September

Laura Heathcote and Stuart Phippen (violin & piano)

Laura Heathcote performs regularly across the UK. Having studied at the Royal college of music and the Royal Welsh college of music,

23rd October (penultimate Saturday)

iSax (saxophone quartet)

The iSax saxophone quartet is a popular and appreciated group of saxophonists from North Somerset

4th December

Joss Wort (piano)

Joss is a Yatton scholar who is currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. This concert provided an opportunity to appreciate the brilliant musical talents of our local protégé.

Spring Concerts 2022

29th January

Emily Heathcote & Jason Anderson (clarinet and piano)

Clarinettist Emily and her pianist husband Jason are graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and together are one of the top clarinet/piano duos performing as the Sforzandi Duo.

26th February

Bold Brass

Based in North Somerset and one of the West Country’s finest, Bold Brass is a brass ensemble formed in 1977.

26th March

Imma Setiadi and Nigel Clayton (piano duet)

Imma and Nigel are international pianists who together have played duets in the UK, Europe and Indonesia.

30th April

William McVicker

William McVicker is the organ curator at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music. The concert was enhanced with a video display of the performance provided by the Bristol and District Organist Association.

21st May

Kramer Durcan Duo  

Miriam Kramer is an outstanding American violinist, Nicholas Durcan is a piano and organ graduate from the Royal Academy of Music. Their concert included music by both Gershwin and the classical composers.

2020-21 Season

Autumn Concerts 2020

All concerts planned for this season were cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Spring Concerts 2021

All concerts planned for this season were cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

2019-20 Season

Autumn Concerts 2019

28th September

Harry & Alisa Fox (piano and ‘cello)

26th October

David Bednall (organ) enhances with video display provided by the B&DOA

30th November

iSax – saxophone quartet led by David James

Spring Concerts 2020

25th January

Hollie-anne Bangham (mezzo-soprano) with Ffion Perrett (soprano) accompanied by James Drinkwater

29th February

Natalia Williams-Wandock (piano) gave an evening of piano music inspired by places and space.

Remaining concerts planned by Bristol Brass Consort, Luca Luciano, Katy Latham & Helen Mills, were cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

2018-2019 Season

Autumn Concerts 2018

29th September

Bristol Ensemble professional chamber orchestra led by Roger Huckle

27th October

Nick Tall (organ)

24th November

Millie Ashton (violin) with Jenny Clarke (piano)

Spring Concerts 2019

26th January

Bold Brass (brass ensemble)

23rd February

Laurence Perkins (Bassoon), with Michael Hancock (piano)

30th March

West Mendip Orchestra

27th April

Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (piano and piano duo)

18th May

Bristol Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society