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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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Ellis Ensemble concert on June 2nd

We are delighted to welcome the Ellis Ensemble for our next concert in the Abbey.  Their programme includes music by Mozart, Poulenc and Reinecke. They were originally a clarinet, bassoon and piano trio, but since there is such a wide variety of music for piano and wind, they decided to expand to include oboe and […]

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Organ Recital Friday May 11th

There will be another Rycroft Organ Recital, on May 11th at 3pm.  The organist will be Robin Baggs.  He is the pianist with Quartet Amabile who gave such an enjoyable concert back in February. The Cafe will be open, serving hot drinks and cakes, so come and relax and see Robin put the Malmesbury Abbey […]

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