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Tea Concert: Sherry Shen & Agnese Contadini

Posted on September 7, 2021

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As highly sought-after orchestral and chamber musicians, Sherry Shen and Agnese Contadini come together with a wonderfully appealing programme. From Saint-Saen’s serene Swan to the evocative strains of Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango, this enchanting duo will serve up delightful tea-time treats!

Tea Concert: A4 Brass Quartet

Posted on September 6, 2021

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Frome Concert Group and Rook Lane are pleased to welcome back A4 Brass Quartet, for what we feel sure will be another exciting kaleidoscope of music, “to take the listener on a journey in which they are never quite certain what lies around the corner”

Tea Concert: Echea Quartet

Posted on September 6, 2021

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With numerous prizes already to their name, the Echea Quartet are most definitely ‘one to watch’! Currently Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music, this dazzling young quartet present a gorgeous programme of Schubert, Kurtag and Haydn – sit back and enjoy these rising stars!

Tea Concert: Dramma Per Musica

Posted on August 23, 2021

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Music from a golden age of English composition! Entitled Shakespeare Restored the programme includes settings by Shakespeare’s contemporaries as well as later works connected to restoration productions. Expect a glorious combination of Comedy, History and Tragedy from this exciting young ensemble to include music by Purcell, Locke and Morley.

Yoga Teacher Ate My Pet!: Rose Wadham

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Join stand up comedian and impressionist Rose Wadham plus the coterie of characters who live in her head as she addresses the problem of vegan Vikings, frustrated yoga teachers, bad mothers, village life, foreplay, pointless beauty rituals, teenage dogs, schadenfreude, art galleries, feet, and her irrational fear of cleaning ladies. 

Coffee Concerts: Rosalind Ventris and Ariana Kashefi

Posted on February 10, 2020

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We are looking forward to welcoming Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Ariana Kashefi (cello) in what promises to be an gorgeous and exciting performance – we’re so grateful they could step-in at such short notice! Whilst the cello often graces the concert platform, it’s more of a rarity to hear the viola, and Rosalind’s reputation promises much to enjoy. They will perform as both soloists and a duo with repertoire by Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke, Lutoslawski and of course Bach.

Coffee Concert: Kammerphilharmonie Europa: CANCELLED

Posted on December 10, 2019

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WE APOLOGISE THAT AT THIS TIME THE CONCERT IS CANCELLED.

It is with regret that Frome Concert Group have taken the decision to cancel the Kammerphilharmonie Europa concert next Sunday. The health and well-being of thier audiences, artists, and volunteers is our highest priority and they have taken this decision in the light of current guidance on safeguarding large groups of people from the spread of the Corona Virus. They know you will be disappointed but feel sure you will understand that this is the right thing to do.

Coffee Concerts: A4 Brass Quartet

Posted on December 10, 2019

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Four musicians with impressive solo careers as well as extensive experience in prestigious orchestras and brass bands, A4 will perform high octane works from Bach to Bernstein.

Coffee Concerts:The Thorne Trio

Posted on December 10, 2019

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Our first Coffee Concert of 2020 is by The Thorne Trio, an established ensemble of clarinet, oboe and bassoon. The program will include works by Mozart, Handel and Milhaud.

Frome Ukulele Festival: EVENT POSTPONED

Posted on December 5, 2019

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FESTIVAL POSTPONED

Following the latest advice from the government and in consultation with our venues in Frome we have, today, taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Frome Ukulele Festival. As your can imagine, our venues have a large number of events to reschedule and the immediate future is uncertain so we have chosen to reschedule it to 13th March 2021. Tickets for the 2020 Festival will be remain valid for the new date, however, if you prefer a refund please contact the Cheese & Grain on boxoffice@cheeseandgrain.com or call 01373 455420.

We have asked our fabulous acts, Feral Beryl, The Motherpluckers and ukulele maestro, Danilo Vignola to join us next year and hope you will too. We are obviously bitterly disappointed but we have no choice.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us on info@fromeukulelefestival.org.

Sending you ukulele love in these uncertain times x

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