We are delighted with the response for our inaugural competition festival, but we still have room for a few more entrants and we know everyone has been busy starting back to school and music lessons so in case you have been thinking of entering but worried you have missed the deadline we have extended the last date of entry and request for accompanist to the 28th September 2019. Full details can be found HERE
The Aquinas Piano Trio are coming to Broadstone they are a well known group in this country, and Ruth Rogers is particularly well known in Dorset from days when she was co principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We are very lucky to have them play in the Broadstone Music Series and we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to see this wonderful trio in action. Full details will be announced soon but ensure you have the 29th March 2020 in your diaries; it is going to be a real highlight.
Applications for our exciting Bach Project are now open and full details and the application form can be found on our webpage. Deadline for application to Phase A Autumn series (A) BRANDENBURG 1 & 3, Sept 1st & Oct 6th 2019 ) is coming up on the 21st August and spaces are limited.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an incredible series of workshops and concerts specifically for young string players of Grade 6+ featuring the Brandenburg Concerti and similar contemporary music for further details and to apply to this exciting project see our webpage HERE
Inaugural year will feature a range of competitive and non-competitive classes for bowed strings, woodwinds and piano, solo and ensembles.
Applications are now open. CLICK HERE to find out more.
There will also be a ‘Winners’ concert in November in Broadstone details to be confirmed soon.
Ajudicator: Kay Tucker – Kay is the recipient of the 2019 European String Teacher’s Association Award for outstanding contribution to string teaching and is a specialist adjudicator for British and International Federation of Festivals.
Broadstone Music Series are excited to announce our first summer festival. Featuring some of our favourite artists from the last 10 years of the Broadstone Music Series!
- 5th July: Moonlight Swing Band,
St John’s Church, 7:30pm
Led by Kevin Morgan (BSO
Tickets £10 (Wine included)
- 6th July: ‘Come and Play from Scratch’. Broadstone
United Reformed Church Hall, 3pm.
Participation day amateur orchestra. Directed by
distinguished local musicians. From grade 3+,
learn arrangements of classics & musicals.
Tickets £15, advance booking essential.
- 7th July: Dorchester Piano Quartet.
Lytchett Minster. 3pm.
Strauss recital, talk & cream tea.
Tickets £10 (Cream tea included)
- 8th July: Capriccioso String Quartet. St John’s Church, 7:30pm.
Italian themed music & wine.
Tickets £8 (Glass of wine included)
- 9th July: Recitals for Wrigglers. St John’s Church Hall, 1.30pm. Click here for more details.
As seen at the Edinburgh Festival. For ages 0 to 5 years. Sponsored by Lemur Landings.
Tickets £5 child, parent free.
- 9th July: Folk Delights & Dinner. The Cargo Lounge, Dunyeats Rd, 7pm.
Tuneful Tales with Tim Laycock & Alastair Simpson. Poetry by Thomas Hardy & William Barnes.
Tickets £16 (Dinner included)
- 10th July: Music for Life. St John’s Church Hall, 11.30am & 2pm.
Tunes from the Hollywood Golden Age. For seniors, with Jennifer Curiel & Kevin Pritchard.
Tickets £5 (tea and a cake included)
- 10th July: Recital by Young Local Stars.
Broadstone United Reformed Church,
Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.
Tickets £8 (Glass of wine included)
- 11th July: Stars from the Royal Colleges of Music. Broadstone Methodist Church. 7.30pm
Recital by some of the brightest stars from the Royal Colleges of Music.
Brahms & Bridge and beyond.
Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.
- 12th July: Ceilidh. St Michael’s Church, Colehill
A Dorset Ceilidh with Dorset’s amazing Tatterdemalion band and Ruther Thompson
Tickets £12 (Buffet included. Bring own drinks.)
- 13th July: COME & SING. St John’s Church, 10am.
Participation event for final festival concert.
Day of choral music, Handel & more. Directed by John Watkins with supporting tutors. Tickets £15, advance booking essential
- 14th July: Finale — Celebration of English Music. St Johns Church,
Camerata Musicale perform Elgar Serenade for Strings, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, & more. Cream tea in interval.
Tickets £12 (Cream tea included)
Come back soon for more details!
- Sunday 11th March 2018 – 4pm
Béla Hartmann, Piano Recital
- Saturday 14th April 2018 – 7pm
- Saturday 26th May 2018 – 7:30pm
The Courtesan’s Gaze
2017/2018 Series – Past Events
- Sunday 22nd October 2017 – 7pm
Tom Beer (Viola), Barbra Brown (Flute), Eluned Pierce (Harp) & Jens Lynen (Violin)
- Saturday 11th November 2017 – 4pm
Purcell School Soloists Recital
- Christmas Concert
Sam Jewison (Conductor) & Helena Bartlett (Viola)
- Sunday 11th February 2018 – 4pm
Coffee House Concert
Including highlights from our 2017 Summer School
Saturday 14th April 2018, 7pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone, BH18 8AR
Our young quartets from the masterclass* earlier in the day will be playing from 6.30pm; please feel free to come early to hear their progress and enjoy their playing.
Formed in September 2012 at the Royal Academy of Music, the prize winning Halycon Quartet will be performing in the Broadstone Music Series.
- Claudia Fuller (Violin 1)
- Leidy Sinclair (Violin 2)
- Nathalie Green-Buckley (Viola)
- Hee Yeon Cho (Cello)
Described as “the future stars of British Chamber Music” the performances as “passionate, poetic and flawless”
Tickets: Adults £10, Under 18’s £3 – from Hintons on The Broadway, Broadstone, by telephone 01202 695773 or purchase online from Ticket Source a booking fee applies to online bookings.
Interval wine & soft drinks will be available
*There is a quartet masterclass associated with this concert. If you have a concert ticket and would like to view the masterclass it will take place at approximately 2.30 pm and feature several quartets from the ongoing Broadstone Music Series chamber music coaching programme. We are grateful to Soundstorm for the funding for this masterclass.
Béla Hartmann Piano Recital
Sunday 11th March 2018, 4pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone
A prize winner of both national and international competitions, the Czech-German pianist Béla Hartmann presents a captivating recital titled “From Vienna to Warsaw” Comprising music by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven and more.
“He held us spellbound with subtle interpretation.”
Programme: From Vienna to Warsaw
- Mozart – Rondo in A Minor, K 511
- Schubert – Sonata in A, D664
- Chopin – Berceuse Op.57
- Chopin – Polonaise in F Sharp Minor, Op.44
- Beethoven – Eroica Variations, Op.35
Tickets: Adults £12, under 18’s £7
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/broadstone-music-series or on the door on the day.
Interval tea and cakes will be available
A piano workshop will be associated with this recital. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
£15 (includes entry to concert) – This opportunity is now filled, we are grateful for the support of Soundstorm in funding this masterclass.
If you would like to observe the masterclass, those holding a concert ticket may enter the church at 1.30pm to watch.
Hurn Court Opera comes to Broadstone; presenting Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
9th July 2017, from 4pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone
Building on the success of the 2015 Mozart “Magic Flute” performance and the gala concert in July 2016, Broadstone Music Series will collaborate once again with young singers from London conservatoires at this annual charity fundraiser.
Dear Friends, Music Therapy Supporters and Broadstone Music Series Supporters
The afternoon will commence at 4 pm with tea/coffee/cake (included) in the church grounds(weather permitting) or in the church hall, and a performance of Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3.
At 5 pm we charge our glasses and take our seats in the church for our opera performance of Dido and Anaeus.
The church grounds are spacious and you are also welcome to bring a picnic.
Suggested Donation of £20 per person – U18s are free.
Please make your cheque payable to Poole Hospital Charity (music therapy) and a gift aid form if you are a UK taxpayer and are happy to complete to:-
If you have any questions please contact me on 07717570333 or email@example.com coffee, cake and refreshments will be included in donation price.
Conducted by Lynton Atkinson, and in support of Music Therapy at Poole Hospital, we thank Soundstorm and WYMT for sponsoring this event.
Sunday 23rd April, 3:45pm
St John the Baptist Church, Broadstone, BH18 8AR
Don’t miss this special coffee themed event — an afternoon of coffee, cakes, and wine, Bach’s rarely performed miniature comic opera, and Fauré’s Requiem.
3.45pm coffee and cake served in church hall.
4.30pm “Coffee Cantata” performance in the church with soloists (Isabelle and James) with a professional ensemble including: Sam Hanson: harpsichord, Jennifer Curiel: violin, Andrew Foot: violin, Alison Kay: viola, Judith Bergin: cello, David Kenihan: double bass.
5pm glass of wine or soft drink ( Donations gratefully received)
5.30pm Faure’s Requiem soloists include Adam Maxey and Charles Wheelan, with Salisbury chamber chorus, young and older local singers join for the occasion, & Broadstone Music Series chamber orchestra.
Tickets: On sale from Hintons on the Broadway, Broadstone or reserved by calling 01202 695773 – we highly recommend you obtain your ticket in advance to secure your seat.
£12 Adults, Students and Children £6
Two of our three workshop days for young musicians have proved a resounding success with participants, tutors and parents saying how much they enjoyed and how much the young players got out of them. If you would like to see what when on at the recent brass day take a peek at the Youtube video below. We were delighted to have the Kingston Music Service take part in this exciting day and have formed an excellent relationship with them that we hope will allow further collaboration and opportunities for learning for local youngsters. Broadstone Music Series Director, Alison Kay said: “It is a lot of hard work to put on these workshops but to see the enthusiasm of the kids and the inspiring expertise of the music tutors makes it all worthwhile. We are grateful for the support of Soundstorm once again in making this event possible; Yarrells School for the venue and thanks to our fabulous tutors.”
Our piano day is scheduled to take place on 23rd June and looks like a fun and educational day too. Look out for the updates both here and on our Facebook page.
50 young string players to part in our String Day.
As part of our Summer Festival, Broadstone Music Series is planning to hold a playing day for adult amateur orchestral musicians. The aim is to provide tuition and coaching on simple orchestral repertoire in a supportive environment for players of grade 3 standard and upwards.
The proposed playing day is scheduled to take place on 6th July 2019, 10.00 – 15.30 (with a play through at the end of the day) at the United Reformed Church in Broadstone. Tutors will include local professional orchestra musicians and the day will be structured with sectionals in the morning and full orchestra in the afternoon. Cost would be around £15 per person.
We are currently trying to gauge if there is enough interest to run the above playing day. If you think this is an event that you might be interested in, please express your interest by sending your name, instrument and email address to Emily Livesey firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of March 2019.
With Barbara Castle