This year, Exultate Singers will be performing their Christmassy Carols by Candlelight programme at St. James’ Priory on both 12th and 14th December. Tickets include interval refreshments and a complimentary programme and are available now from Opus 13 and www.exultatesingers.org/shop.

A new independent classical music shop, Opus 13, has just opened on St. Michael’s Hill. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 until 17:30 and stocks a variety of products including CDs, sheet music and concert tickets. For more information visit facebook (www.facebook.com/Opus13Music) or twitter (@Opus13Music).

£5 tickets are now available to under 30s for the Welsh National Opera‘s production of Pucini’s Tosca, on at the Bristol Hippodrome from 5th November. Other WNO productions currently include The Tudor Trilogy by Donizetti. For more information visit http://www.wno.org.uk/whats-on 

Later this autumn, between 25th November and 1st December, concert pianist Andrei Gavrilov will be holding a series of master classes around the West Country, including in Bristol and Bath. Tickets are available to both participants and spectators alike. For further information contact Christine Shaw on 01225 837468 or christineshaw@talktalk.net

On the evening of Friday 15th November, pianist Alan Schiller will perform at Redland High School following a master class for pupils during the day. For further information or to book tickets contact Redland High School on 0117 916 6706 or development@redlandhigh.com

On Saturday 20th July, Exultate Singers will perform settings of Shakespeare texts by Vaughan Williams and Mäntyjärvi as part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival. Conducted by David Ogden, the choir will also sing music by Britten, Elgar, Howells, MacMillan, Parry and Whitacre. For more details go to http://www.exultatesingers.org and www.bristolshakespeare.org.uk

On Sunday 19th May, Harmonia Sacra will perform a selection of choral music from eighteenth-century Rome at All Saints’ Church in Weston-super-Mare. Led by musical director Peter Leech, the choir will sing works by Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Giovanni Battista Costanzi, Sebastiano Bolis and Alessandro Scarlatti. For more details and to book tickets go to: http://www.harmoniasacra.co.uk

This Sunday, the Bristol Male Voice Choir will be joined by young violinist Julia Hwang as they perform at St. George’s Bristol in aid of BRACE, a local charity which funds medical research into Alzheimer’s and dementia. The programme includes works by Ravel, Debussy and Rachmaninov. For more details and to book tickets go to: http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/events/violin-voices-julia-hwang-bmvc/

On Sunday 24th March, Colston Hall hosted an ambitious performance of Mahler’s infamous ‘Symphony of a Thousand’, the first in Bristol for over 20 years.  Amateur orchestra the Brunel Sinfonia were joined on stage by the Bristol Cabot Choir, Nailsea Choral Society, South Cotswold Choral Group and the choir of The Red Maids’ School, as […]

On Tuesday evening, the Bristol Ensemble was joined at Colston Hall by 30 deaf and hearing-impaired children from Elmfield School for Deaf Children, Henbury Court Primary and Oasis Academy New Oak as part of the ‘Hearing Beethoven’ project. ‘Hearing Beethoven’ began in February with a workshop run by deaf musician Paul Whittaker OBE, director of the […]

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