The South West region stretches from Bristol to Bournemouth and West to Lands End so to make the lunches more accessible to the whole region there is now an Autumn Reunion Lunch near Launceston for those living in Cornwall and Devon, and a Spring Lunch at Ilminster that covers OCs from the whole of the South West. We will shortly publish the menu for the March lunch as your selection will need to be pre-ordered.
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor Vivaldi: Flute Concerto 'The Goldfinch' J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 Kevin Weaver (violin) Andrew Thomas (flute) Philip Scriven (harpsichord) with the MERRIMAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The 'concerto' is a musical form in which an individual or small group of soloists is highlighted within a larger ensemble. It was a child of the Baroque period in musical history and yielded some of its greatest gems, paving the way for the mighty Classical and Romantic concertos to come. In this informal lecture recital, Kevin Weaver (Head of Strings), Andrew Thomas (Head of Woodwind) and Philip Scriven (Organist in Residence) perform three jewels of the Baroque concerto by two of its greatest composers. Marcus Pashley, Director of Music, also takes a look 'under the bonnet' of these concertos, exploring how they came to be written and what to listen out for in the delightful world of Baroque instrumental music. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions). Tickets on sale now.
In the events throughout the year, Cranleigh musicians compete in the instrumental and vocal categories of the Helen Wareham and Prep School House Music Competitions. This special concert features the winning performances. Audiences at this annual event are always stunned by the extremely high standards of musicianship on display. Now it's time once again to congratulate and celebrate the success of this year's winners in an evening of high quality music-making from these highly talented youngsters. Ticket price includes champagne and canapes after the concert. (Parents of pupils invited to perform receive two complimentary tickets.) Please note: this is a black tie event. Tickets: £13 (£10 concessions). Tickets on sale now.