Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Our new Patron - Trevor Herbert
We are delighted to welcome our new Patron, Trevor Herbert, who will be taking over from Jack Russell in time for our 70th Anniversary celebrations next season. It has been a pleasure to work with Jack and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his support.
Trevor is well-known locally for his association with Hobbs House Bakery but also has a long-standing interest in music, particularly choral works. He is currently a member of Stroud Choral Society and performs with them regularly. Trevor and his family have supported our Society for many years and we look forward to enjoying a future of listening to great music together.
Our Platinum Anniversary Season!
Julian Joseph presents a special live edition
from the Edinburgh Festival including performances
by The Dime Notes with their brand
of early jazz and ragtime music
Concerts for 2017-18
Platinum Anniversary Season
Tuesday - 10th October 2017 - 7.30pm
One of the world’s foremost training orchestras for young professionals and music students with their conductor Philip Mackenzie and clarinet soloist Clare King.
In recent years the orchestra has performed eight of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, most of Stravinsky's ballets, Mahler's first, second and eighth Symphonies, Walton's first Symphony, Concertos with Raphael Wallfisch, Julian Lloyd Webber and Steven Isserlis and Strauss' Four Last Songs with Janis Kelly.
Tuesday – 14th November 2017 – 7.30pm
This viola/piano duo who studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama are supported by the Countess of Munster
Luba participated in both the LSO Strings Scheme and Academy in 2014. She is a member of the Volta Quartet, who performed in an RPS concert recorded by the BBC in December 2014
Luba is the winner of a Musicians’ Company Award 2014.
Tuesday – 5th December 2017 – 7.30pm
Stonkingly enjoyable medieval, folk and world music from this London-based ensemble. They are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is thought of as early music.
Tuesday – 20th February 2018 – 7.30pm
4 GIRLS 4 HARPS
Four talented artists whose playing is technically superb and delivered with the wide range of colours, which makes the harp so attractive.
Since their formation in 2000, 4 Girls 4 Harps have been heard in numerous venues and festivals in the UK and across Europe, delighting audiences with their dynamic performances and innovative repertoire.
The quartet has featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Classic FM, and Welsh television channel, S4C.
They have performed at The World Harp Congress in Dublin, The Fairfield Halls, St George's, Bristol, Champs Hill, and at London’s King’s Place.
Tuesday - 13th March 2018 – 7.30pm
A welcome return for this classical woodwind trio formed in 2003 by postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jemma Bausor (oboe) was born in Warwickshire and studied at Wells Cathedral School and the Royal College of Music, where she won the Peter Pears Duo Prize. Jemma is frequently in demand as a soloist; her concerto work has taken her around Europe and as far away as Thailand.
Helen James (clarinet) began playing clarinet through County Durham’s Music Service. She continued her studies at Trinity College of Music where she was awarded the Wilfred Hambleton Award and the Gladys Puttick Prize for improvisation.
Alexandra Davidson (bassoon), is originally from Bournemouth, and took her first degree at Oxford University, where she held an instrumental scholarship. She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the Florence Woodbridge bassoon prize.
Tuesday – 10th April 2018 – 7.30pm
DOMINIC ALDISS TRIO
This is a musically diverse piano trio (piano, double bass and drums) influenced by Dave Brubeck, Jacque Loussier and others. They specialise in jazz arrangements of classical themes, folk songs, jazz standards and original compositions.
Tuesday – 8th May 2018 – 7.30pm
Simon Mayor, not only a mandolin player but also a fine guitarist, composer, producer and wit, is joined by Hilary James pounding the mighty mandobass, Gerald Garcia, one of the world’s finest guitarists and Richard Collins, guitarist and one of the hottest 5-string banjo players around.