Edington Arts has been formed to promote musical activity in Edington Parish Church, home to the Edington Music Festival as well as the venue for other varied musical events throughout the year.
Edington Arts 2021
With Boris’s Roadmap out of lockdown now underway, we are very hopeful that we can restart our concert programme in Edington Priory Church. All our events this year will be offered under whatever Corona guidelines are in place at the time, and will be made as safe and welcoming as possible.
The first concert will be at 7.30pm on Saturday 12th June. This is a change from the date we had to give you in the March issues of all the Parish magazines (early deadlines meant we had to submit copy before the Roadmap announcement.)
So, we are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that our first performers of 2021 will be the internationally renowned brass quintet Fine Arts Brass. Consisting of two trumpets, trombone, french horn and tuba, they were founded in 1980, and have toured over 60 countries, commissioned over 50 new works, broadcast on BBC Radios 2, 3, and 4 and much else besides. They have a repertoire which ranges from baroque to swing and everything in between. This year is the 100th anniversaries of both Malcolm Arnold and Astor Piazzolla, so works by both composers will form part of an exciting programme.
There will be few better ways of celebrating a return to live music in person, but we will still be under some form of seat limitation. Therefore tickets, which will go on sale in late April, will be tied to specific seats in the church. We are anticipating strong demand, and will be operating a waiting list. Do check our website www.edingtonarts.org for updated information, and we look forward to seeing you .
Provisional calendar for future events
Saturday July 3rd, 10-5: The Edington Arts Choral Workshop, lead by Jeremy Summerly. Britten’s ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ and Elgar’s ‘Great is the Lord’. Organist; Richard Pinel.
Saturday 2nd October, at 7.30: The Oxford Bach Soloists, conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies. This hugely respected and internationally regarded string ensemble and soloists present ‘Bach’s Virtuosi’.
Saturday 4th December time tbc: Advent Concert from the Choir of Keble College, Oxford, conducted by Paul Brough.
Detailed Box Office information and anything else we can tell you will be uploaded onto our website, www.edingtonarts.org, as soon as we have a confirmed plan.
Meanwhile, keep everything crossed for a successful easing of lockdown rules!
To sign up for news of concerts, visit www.edingtonarts.org. Details of other organ recitals can be found at www.organrecitals.com.
To find out more about Edington Arts click here to visit their website.