The Taunton Sinfonietta, Somerset

November Newsletter 2019

Welcome to the latest news from the Taunton Sinfonietta! First, a reminder of our winter concert -

Young Musician's Platform, on Sunday 1st December at 3 pm in Temple Methodist Church, Taunton

The fine young oboist Ella Leonard, who grew up locally and is finishing her education at Wells Cathedral School, is Taunton Young Musician 2019, and she will play the Oboe Concerto by Ralph Nicholson. This is very special, as not only was Nicholson a fine composer and violinist, writing concertos for several famous soloists (the great Leon Goossens in this case), but he was the father of Di Jerrold, who inspired Ella to learn the oboe, and he lived locally in his retirement - plus he's the godfather of one of our cellists!

The programme also includes a Concerto Grosso by Corelli; the Concerto for recorder, violin and strings by Telemann with Mary Eade and Pam Canter as soloists; and three short and intriguing works by English composers - Little Music by Michael Tippett, Concerto Accademico (aka Violin Concerto) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (soloist Mary Eade), and the Fantasy for Strings by Harold Darke, composer of the much-loved carol "In the bleak midwinter".

Second, a sneak peek at the plans for 2020 -

Sunday 9th February 2020 at 3 pm in Temple Methodist Church, Taunton

Music by Handel, Geminiani, Turina, Vaughan Williams and Sibelius

Saturday 13th June 2020 at 7.30 pm in St James' Church, Taunton

Music by Handel, Pergolesi, Britten and Mozart

Tickets (£15, Friends £12, Students £1) are available from Taunton Visitor Centre on 01823 340470, online at or at the door.

More news in the New Year - meanwhile, we hope to see you in December!

With best wishes,

Mrs Anna Bushell
Mailing List Coordinator

2 Queen Square, North Curry, TA3 6LT: 01823 490269

PS As ever, please let me know of any changes of address, email address, etc…

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