THE CURTAIN will come down on the Bromsgrove Festival this week but there is still a packed programme of events on offer, writes Natalia Lejzak.
- Light Jazz Classics performed by the Power Trio, will hit the stage of Avoncroft’s New Guesten Hall at midday on Wednesday July 17. Tickets for the event, featuring a raft of jazz favourites, are £10, available in advance or on the door. Visit www.festiveclassics.co.uk or call Colin Butterworth on 07926 202307 for more information.
- Award-winning poet and former director of National Poetry Day Jo Bell will be at Bromsgrove Library at 2pm on Thursday. She will be reciting some of her work as part of the event which has been organised by WORDS. Visit www.bromsgrovewords.com or follow them on Twitter @bromsgrovewords for more on WORDS.
- Michael Messer’s Mitra, a trio from all from different parts of the globe, will be taking its audience on a unique musical journey from Mississippi via London to Mumbai and the Ganges Delta when it comes to the Artrix Studio at 2pm next Friday, July 19. Tickets, at £16, are available from www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.
- ‘Fusion’ from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday, July 20, on Bromsgrove High Street will feature free performances from professional artists and other groups including local choirs and dance companies. The event will be hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Tammy Gooding.
- THERE will be the world premiere of a new children’s opera at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church at 5pm on Saturday, July 20. It will be performed by the Orchestra of St John and feature a local children’s choir. Tickets are £5 when bought in advance at www.osjbromsgrove.org or from Decanter Spirit.
- St Johns’s Church will be hosting a FREE Festival Morning Service at 10.45am next Sunday, July 21. The morning communion service will feature Schubert’s mass in G performed by the St John’s Church Choir. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Consort, which was formed 17 years ago and has sung in many different churches and cathedral, will showcase its Choral Evensong at St Bartholomew’s Church in Tardebigge at 6pm next Sunday, July 21. Admission is free.
- On Sunday, July 21, at 7.30pm there will be the annual ‘raise the roof’ Gala Concert. It will feature a very ‘uplifting programme of orchestral music’ by Wagner, Grieg and Sibelius. Tickets are £10 when bought in advance at www.osjbromsgrove.org or from Decanter Spirit.
Visit www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk for more information on any of the festival events.