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Orchestra’s MusicFest

Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:47:33

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The Orchestra of St John presents its annual MusicFest as part of Bromsgrove Festival, with three exciting concerts in St John’s Church, Bromsgrove.

The first concert is A Symphony of Winds on Saturday July 19, featuring the Orchestra’s wind players in a performance of Mozart’s Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments, and Strauss’s Serenade No 2 for sixteen wind instruments, with the catchy title The Happy Workshop.

Then on Sunday July 20, the church’s usual morning service will be set to Schubert’s Mass in G Major, directed by Richard Jenkinson and featuring musicians from the Orchestra as well as soprano Claire Prewer.

The final event – which also brings the wider Bromsgrove Festival to a close – is a Gala Concert on the evening of Sunday July 20, preceded by a Gala Concert Reception.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and will feature Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony – The Pastoral.

This unmissable event also includes Brahms’s Violin Concerto performed by David LePage, and should be a glorious and fitting end to the Festival.

St John’s Church in Bromsgrove has a rich tradition of music-making and is one of the few parish churches in the UK that can boast a Music Director, organist and a large choir.

The church is host to a wide range of concerts and recitals throughout the year ranging from folk music through to major performances of classical works.

The Orchestra was established in 2011 to give performing opportunities to the many talented musicians in the area, and to introduce local music lovers to a wide range of classical music styles.

Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday evening concerts are priced at £10 with accompanied children and students free. The morning service is open to everyone.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 01527 870048 or 01527 878801 and collected or purchased on the door on the night of the concert.

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