Edington Arts are crossing all fingers and toes that after 18 months of cancelled concerts and choral workshops, the planned concert series for 2021 will restart in the Priory Church on October 2nd.
A mouth-watering weekend of Bach is on offer. On Saturday 2nd October, the brilliant Oxford Bach Soloists, directed by Tom Hammond Davies, will come with instrumentalists and singers to perform, among other things, the Bach Brandenberg Concerto No 2, (in its original version for six instruments, for horn instead of trumpet,) and Cantata 96, written for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, which falls on the next day, October 3rd. This will be their first outing of the new season, as well as Edington Arts’, so great cause for celebration all round.
On the next day, Sunday October 3rd, they are delighted to be hosting pianist Libby Burgess’ mammoth fundraising tour de force, Project 48. For an hour on Sunday afternoon she will play the Preludes and Fugues from Book One of the Well-Tempered Clavier. This will be the first leg of her Wiltshire stop; her aim is to perform all 48 pieces in 48 performances in 48 counties of England. She is raising funds for musical charities – Help Musicians, Live Music Now, Future Talent and Youth Music.
Full details of ticket prices and timings are now on the Edington Arts website, but if you would like to reserve tickets, including a double-header for both concerts, please click on the link below or ring 01380 831256.