Charlotte and Catrin star at All Saints
PUBLISHED: 12:38 10 June 2011
A PERFORMANCE of Tomas de Victoria's Requiem of 1605 by Harmonia Sacra was among the highlights of a busy schedule of concerts at Weston's All Saints Church last month.
Church leaders promise much of the same for June and July, with more quality entertainment lined up for the venue in All Saints Road.
There will be a mix of music and poetry when A Lunchtime Hour with John Betjeman takes place at 12noon on June 18.
The show will feature tenor Gordon Pullin, pianist Christopher Manners and well-known readers John Crockford-Hawley and Heather Collings.
Betjeman was Poet Laureate and adored the English seaside, steam engines and churches.
Then, on June 25 at 7.45pm, Bristol Chamber Orchestra with guest soloist Charlotte Newstead will perform at the venue.
They will bring Vivaldi’s Concerto in G major and Nulla in mondo pax sincera, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Dvorak’s Serenade and Lyn Lloyd Jones’ premiere performance of his Song Cycle.
On July 1 at 7.30pm, renowned performer Catrin Finch (pictured left), former harpist to the Prince of Wales, will perform in memory to her late grandparents, who lived in Weston. Proceeds from the concert will go to Cancer Research UK.
Finally, on July 2 at 7.30pm, the massed voices of the award-winning Bath Male Choir under Grenville Jones’ leadership appear for the first time in Weston in support of the Golden Oldies Charitable Trust and, once again, Charlotte Newstead will be guest soloist.
Tickets for all events are available from the Heritage Cafe in Wadham Street or the door.