‘Plato viewed community as an integral part of music making, and the role of music making as being to engage the emotions of the listener’ (D. Wills).
If nothing else, the pandemic has proven to us all how important the Arts are to our wellbeing, and how vital our community is in supporting and validating our shared experiences. The Swindon Recital Series has been at the heart of music making in our community for over 25 years and we are delighted (finally!) to offer a full season of evening and lunchtime concerts. The lovely atmosphere of my lunchtime concerts at Christ Church over the summer proved our audience was more than ready to attend live events again, and our artists are particularly excited to be back on stage to perform for you once more.
Please be reassured that our events and venues will always follow the current strict government guidelines to keep you safe.
We had planned a number of events in our 2020–21 season to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, but of course, these plans were cut short. There are so many varied compositions for chamber music that we simply had to include some of them in our current season. Each programme will feature at least one work by Beethoven, but there are many other composers scheduled if Beethoven isn’t your favourite! We are welcoming a number of new artists to our theatres, but it is particularly good to be able to reschedule Joseph Shiner (clarinet) and Martin Owen (French horn) from our cancelled events of 2020.
I have no doubt that you will welcome all our artists with your usual enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting old friends and new audience members alike. Please consider becoming a ‘Friend’ of the Swindon Recital Series, and look out for some live recordings which will become available on our website throughout the year.
'A moment for reflection and relaxation, with eclectic and mindful programming'
Christ Church, 26 Cricklade Street,
Swindon SN1 3HG.
Entry £5.00 on the door (cash only).
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Seating will be distanced at two metres and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please observe that distance when moving around inside the church. Hand sanitiser will be available and contact details will be required. Face coverings are required indoors (with the usual medical exceptions). All performances will be subject to government covid restrictions at the time.
25th Anniversary Recital MORE ensemble encore: Paul Turner plays Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy.
25th Anniversary Recital MORE ensemble: Sir Beelzebub from Walton's Façade.
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Swindon Recital Series,
51d Broome Manor Lane,
Swindon SN3 1NB.
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