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Farewell 2020 – Welcome 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic played havoc with our 2020 programme, and in the end only one of our 6 planned concerts took place – Quartet19 before the first lockdown.  And while we have a few tentative bookings for 2021, it is currently impossible to plan any live concerts. However plans are in place for two recordings […]

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Bath Bach Choir

As reported before, there will be no more live MAMS concerts in 2020. However Bath Bach Choir are hoping to make a recording in the Abbey either on November 7th, the date when they were originally due to perform, or shortly after. The programme would mainly be European sacred music, but there may be a […]

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The remainder of the 2020 season

The ongoing coronavirus situation casts doubts on the viability of the remaining 2020 concerts. The decision has therefore been made to cancel the rest of the 2020 season and all season ticket holders have been offered a refund. We are proud to say that a significant number of the members have waived the right to […]

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Cancellations

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect live gatherings of people, we have had to cancel the concert by the St Cecilia Singers. The remaining concerts in the 2020 season are still provisionally going ahead, but we await instructions from the government and from the Church of England. We will keep all our members informed […]

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Concert Royal Concert

As you will expect, the concert featuring Concert Royal will not now be taking place on April 25th.  Malmesbury Abbey is closed due to coronavirus, and all bookings to the end of May have been cancelled. Our next concert after that is St Cecilia Singers on July 4th, and we all hope that circumstances will […]

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Quartet19

Our first concert of the 2020 season takes place on Saturday February 8th and it promises to be a great evening. The percussion quartet is made up of four recent graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The quartet was formed in 2015 by Luke Baxter, Iolo Edwards, James Harrison and Jemma […]

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Malmesbury Abbey Organ

The next organ recital will be given by John Hughes on September 20th.  He has been organist in the Abbey for very many years and knows his way around the instrument, well able to bring out its best parts and allow for its quirks. However the organ is in need of a major overhaul, so […]

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Jazz in the Abbey

We are pleased to report that the heating has now been fixed in the Abbey.  So we can look forward to our next concert without trepidation. For this we are delighted to welcome the Jack Mac Jazz Quintet.  The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has produced many fine musicians, so we are confident […]

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Programme for 2019

We have an exciting line up of concerts in 2019 starting off early on 9th February with JOGLARESA, Early Music’s “bit of rough”, and their production “The Virgin Queen”. According to the Telegraph, “this rebellious London based medieval/ folk ensemble pushes the limits of Early Music embodying boldness and improvisatory chutzpah that gets straight to […]

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The Return of Sergei

The Society are delighted to welcome back Sergei Podobedov on July 7th, when he will be playing works by Mozart, Schubert and Liszt. His previous visit in 2014 was memorable not just for the brilliance of his playing, but also for the fact that he had no opportunity to play the Abbey piano before the […]

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