SOUND TRACKS NEWS Spring 2016
Here are some of the exciting arts events in the Somer Valley this summer.
Sunday, 28th May Round-about Radstock
A community arts afternoon organised by DNA Arts .Back by popular demand, this year’s Round-about Radstock boasts a full day of free arts activities, workshops, performance, live music, dance, street theatre and food from 12-6pm taking place in unusual and often unseen locations across the town
Midsomer Arts Festival 17th - 25th June
Friday, 24th-Sunday 26th June Somer Valley Opera Weekend
Friday, 24th June, 7.30pm Puccini Madam Butterfly
at Midsomer Norton Town Hall.
Sunday, 26th June 7.30pm Handel Acis & Galatea
Following on from the 'sell-out' success of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas last June, our second 'pay-what-you-think-it's-worth opera at Victoria Hall, Radstock. Directed by Neil Moore this promises to be a very special evening, with professional soloists joined by Midsomer Choral Society.
Other events include:
'Second Saturday' Coffee Concert Series at
Wesley Methodist Hall, Paulton, 10.45-11.30am
Community concerts - all welcome - at Paulton's beautiful Wesley Hall. Coffee & cakes on sale from 10am. Entrance by donation.
Sat, 13th May: Syrinx Trio (oboe, bassoon, piano)
Sat, 11th June: Ebonite Clarinet Ensemble dir Claire King
Sat, 9th July: Men With Horns
Sat, 13th August: Flute Allsorts tbc
Sat, 10th September: Mendip Trio A Song & Dance
Events at Victoria Hall tbc
First Friday lunchtime Paradis Palm Court Trio at
Midsomer Norton Town Hall, 12.30-1.30pm
Our Palm Court Trio series continues throughout the summer, with a variety of music to suit all tastes, from classical to jazz, pop and songs from the shows. If you've never been to a concert before, this series is for you! Rosemary's delicious home-made cakes, and tea & coffee on sale from 12 noon.
Fri, 6th May Trio Paradis with Liz Kozloski The Romantic Piano Trio
Fri, 3rd June Trio Paradis The Flower Garde
Fri, 1st July: L'Entente Cordiale
Fri, 5th August: Songs of Travel
Fri, 2nd September: The Latin American Collection
Ticketed events, dates to be announced include:
Stephen Marquiss: Piano Recital, including Stephen's piano cycle, Joshua's Fire, performed to a slide show of images.
S&D Heritage Railway Trust exhibition and other events
Other events at locations along and near the railway path include:
First Friday coffee concerts at Westfield Methodist Church 3rd June 10.30am & 1st July 10.30am and Saturdays in August dates tbc
Children's Concerts & Coffee Concerts, Gallery Cafe, Westfield, Wednesdays 11.30am, dates tbc
A host of performers, bringing a wide range of music to the Somer Valley, including:
Andy Tweed (saxophone) & Karen Street (accordion)
Azhar Saffar & friends (jazz events)
Katherine & Rachel Stonham (violin duo)
Cathy Judge (singer songwriter)
Railway Readings at Paulton, Radstock & MsN Libraries and Midsomer Norton Station tbc
Last Night of the Proms at Radstock Methodist Church tbc
Guided historical walks and sketching parties along railway and canal paths, dates tbc
Music and community arts events along the Somer Valley
railway path in summer 2016, commemorating the 50th
anniversary of the closure of the local railway.
A collection of music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Borodin and others, including popular and lesser-known pieces.
Thursday 4 November
Holy Trinity Church,
Christ Church, Frome
Friday, 5 November 10.30am
Croscombe Village Hall
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Free entry with retiring collection. Cafe seating.
Home made cakes.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the organisations below to support our new series of Trio Paradis café concerts in town and village venues across the Mendips in 2022.
If you would like to bring monthly Trio Paradis concerts to your venue, please contact us as soon as possible.
National Lottery Community Fund
Paragon Music Trust
Frome Town Council