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Avoncroft to put on lunchtime concerts over next month

Avoncroft to put on lunchtime concerts over next month Avoncroft to put on lunchtime concerts over next month
Diabolus will perform, in costume, their own brand of early music played on authentic instruments on June 24. s
Updated: 2:01 pm, Jun 12, 2015

EVERY Wednesday at midday for the next four weeks, there will be Music at Lunchtime concerts at Avoncroft Museum’s new Guesten Hall.

The events proved so popular at last year’s Bromsgrove Festival that they have been brought back by popular demand.

The first one, this Wednesday (June 17) at midday, is Flanders and Swann Revisited….through the eyes of Sir John Betjeman.

The work of Flanders and Swann and Sir John have been brought together by singer, pianist and actor Michael Lunts, celebrating a bygone world.

Then the Wednesday after (June 24), Diabolus will perform, in costume, their own brand of early music played on authentic instruments.

On July 1, Michael Seal, the associate conductor of the CBSO, talks about life on and off the podium.

The penultimate one – on July 8 – will see the well-known local Moseley family, father Alastair who plays clarinet, and daughter Charlotte, the leader of the Virr Quartet get together for a performance of Brahms’ sublime Clarinet Quintet.

And the final lunchtime concert on July 15, Joanna Goldspink brings her quartet of young singers to perform favourite numbers from the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

Lunch will be served at 1pm, after the concerts, and tickets are £15 for each show, which includes food and a glass of wine.

To buy them, send an SAE and cheque made out to: ‘Festive Classics’, to Jennie McGregor-Smith, Coombe Cottage, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove B60 1EW.

For more, call 01527 872422.

To attend just the concert it is £8, which can be paid on the door.

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