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“STOMPIN” FSB Big Band

Posted on June 13, 2022

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A live music concert presented by the F.S.B. Big Band, giving two hours of swinging jazz and show tunes from the 1920s to the present day, made famous originally by bands such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and others. The band has the traditional line up of Five Saxes. Four Trumpets, Four Trombones, Piano, Bass and drums, and vocals by Alec James.

Frome Festival: JAVAJAM Trio

Posted on June 13, 2022

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We will be playing a sublime mixture of Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Vintage Pop with our own twist. Expect anything from American songbook classics and Antonio Carlos Jobim to The Stranglers and The Beatles. Vocals: Sarah-Jane Hassell, Keyboards: Roger Lewin, Tenor Saxophone/Flute: Phil Brown.

Sticky Toffee Jazz: Frome Birth Talk & Frome Festival Fundraiser

Posted on April 19, 2022

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Fundraising event for the Frome Festival and Frome Birth Talk taking place in the stunning Rook Lane Chapel in
the centre of Frome. All welcome!
Cream tea included in the price of the ticket.

Bath Opera present: Tosca

Posted on March 4, 2022

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Rook Lane are pleased to see the return to our stage of Bath Opera, who will be presenting Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic opera “Tosca” featuring the vocal talents of Ghiulnara Raileanu. Musical Director Peter Blackwood, Stage Director Jane Clark.

Three Choirs Big Sing

Posted on February 21, 2022

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Jackdaws Songbirds (Frome), Sounding it Out (Trowbridge), and Shreen Harmony (Mere) are joining forces for an informal evening of acapella singing. Expect rousing and joyful informal performances from 10 to 100+ singers, led by local choir leader Caroline Radcliffe, including songs from around the world and through the ages. A last hurrah before the summer holidays!

Sunday Morning Concert: Lotte Betts Dean and Dimitris Soukaras

Posted on December 13, 2021

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Described as singing ‘with warmth, joy and an open heart’ Lotte returns with guitarist Dmitris Soukaras. ‘Travels with a Guitar’ leads us from the haunting tunes of John Dowland via guitar music from Greece to the vibrant rhythms of Manuel de Falla.

Sunday Afternoon Concert: Alexandra Dariescu

Posted on December 13, 2021

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With her effortless musicality, captivating stage presence and generosity of spirit, Alexandra Dariescu has won the hearts of audiences and critics in prestigious venues all over the world. She certainly dazzled at her previous performances at Rook Lane Chapel. This time she returns with a full length concert of impressionist inspired French music.

Sunday Morning Concert: Passercaglia

Posted on December 13, 2021

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Passacaglia Trio’s new programme features music for flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord composed for Frederick the Great. ‘To Touch the Heart’ includes CPE Bach’s music and works by three talented women composers of the court.

Sunday Morning Concert: Laefer Quartet

Posted on December 13, 2021

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In 2017 the Laefer Saxaphone Quartet delighted our audience. This time expect an exciting programme with transcriptions of Ferenc Farkas and Stravinsky and original works for saxophone quartet by Guillermo Lago and Joel Love.

Sunday Afternoon Concert: Kammerphilharmonie Europa SOLD OUT

Posted on December 12, 2021

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We present the long awaited re-scheduled performance by Kammerphilharmonie Europa, previously purchased tickets for this concert are still valid for this performance. SOLD OUT

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