Music festival returns to city church for 14th year
Music of many genres will be heard at St Cuthbert's Church, in Wells, next week as the annual music festival gets under way.
On Monday, at noon, the Millfield Trio will be performing – soprano Maria Morton, Mark Tromans on clarinet and Nicola Bracey on piano.
Their repertoire ranges from Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert to cabaret songs of the 20th century.
At 7.30pm on Monday Pete Oxley's Jazz Quartet defines itself as a rollicking modern jazz combo, imbued with humour, a hard-swinging feistiness and a healthy dose of felonious funk.
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On Tuesday, at noon, the Nelson Recorder Trio specialises in playing large recorders, the largest standing about eight feet tall.
Music will come from the 13th century, the early and baroque periods through to the modern day.
At 7.30pm Amanda Boyd, with Mrs Price's Parlour will be joined by the Bristol Shanty Men and members of the Axbridge Singers.
From the sublime to the quirky they will share their lovely arrangements of the very best from Sharp's local repertoire and the love they have for the songs.
Amanda has also invited The Bristol Shanty Men and members of Axbridge Singers to join in the fun.
On Wednesday, organist Barry Rose will give a recital at noon.
In the evening at 7.30pm Yeovil Town Band will take to the stage.
Yeovil Town Band can trace its roots back to 1860, as a drum and fife band attached to the Yeovil Rifle Corps.
Their programme includes works from Strauss to Resphigi, including a trip down memory lane.
Brass In Triplicate will be playing at noon on Thursday, September 5, and are Jamie aged 16, Bertie 14 and Zoe 14 who have been playing together since 2008.
Their varied programme includes a Poulenc Sonata, English Madrigals, Indian Summer by Victor Herbert, and Lullaby of Broadway.
At 7.30pm Continuum Baroque will be performing A Cosmopolitan Cocktail.
Continuum specialises in performances of baroque music for flute, cello and harpsichord on original instruments or accompanying Elizabeth's beautiful wooden "modern" flute.
Tonight's Cosmopolitan Cocktail starts in Germany and finishes in France, taking in Italy, England and America along the way.
Wells Cathedral School music department will be providing the entertainment on Friday at noon, with music from the brass, percussion and vocal departments.
Soprano Sarah Minns will be performing in the evening at 7.30pm with accompanist Nicola Rose.
Her programme includes duets and solos by Mozart, Puccini, some Gershwin songs, Belle Nuit, The Flower Duet - all popular opera classics.
Finally on Saturday evening at 7.30pm the church will resound to the sounds of Croscombe Village Orchestra.
The first half of the orchestra's programme for this evening opens with the overture The Hebrides by Mendelssohn, followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor (soloist Angela Caunce).
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Barry Happe opens the second half, and Walton's Crown Imperial March brings the concert to a close.
Lunchtime recitals are free, although donations are invited, with evening tickets kept at last year's price of £10 each.
A Friend's ticket, which gives entry to all the concerts and an invitation to the Friends' Supper this Saturday, is £45.
For more information see the website at www.stcuthbertswells. co.uk or ring 01749 676906.