So to this year. All events taking place in St. Bartholomew’s unless otherwise stated.
We start on Sunday 3rd March at 3.00 p.m. when the renowned local mezzo-soprano Louise Innes will give us a varied recital. Friday April 26th sees a very welcome return of Bertie’s Big Band. Then on Sunday 12th May we welcome for the first time Crewkerne’s very own Phoenix Brass Band for an afternoon concert. Another return visit on Saturday 22nd June for the singing group Cantamus is followed on Friday 19th July with a recital by the virtuoso pianist Richard Lennox.
The second half of 2019 sees Jonathan Delbridge return on Sunday September 22nd with a piano and organ recital, and on Friday October 11th Neil Maya’s jazz group plays for us their ‘Brubeck project’. Come and Sing is scheduled for Saturday 23rd November, with the Midwinter Concert booked for Friday20th December.
A packed programme as you can see, and we hope you will all find something to enjoy. Further details about all the above performances will appear around the town and in the Town Hall nearer the time.
Stephen Morrice (email@example.com)
Newsletter – January 2019
A rather belated Happy New Year to everyone, and apologies for the lateness of this Newsletter as we have been struggling somewhat to finalise our plans for this year.
The second half of last year yielded both excellent entertainment and results for us. Ana and Arturo’s lovely cello and piano recital raised £223, and Rose Silk’s jazz evening gave us a return of £580. The Come and Sing event (The Armed Man) raised £1022 before a donation to a military charity, and finally the Midwinter Concert before a packed audience made a profit of £1840. Special thanks to Ian Tribe and Geraldine Clotworthy for all their work in organising the last two events respectively.
In addition to our contribution of £50,000 to the restoration of the West Window of St. Bartholomew’s, we funded the publication of Peter Wingrave’s splendid book ‘Crewkerne Parish – its Church and People’ which was enhanced so much by Jeff Hutson’s brilliant photography. This book remains on sale at the Phoenix Bookshop and the Town Hall.