St Mary's Church,  Westonzoyland



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          Music on the Levels

Sunday, 25 February, 3.30 pm, Church Hall

Music on the levels presents Niall Hoskin, baritone, and Jacquelyn Bevan, piano in a programme entitled Tell Me The Truth About Love on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 3.30 pm in the Church Hall, Westonzoyland.


Coming shortly after St Valentine’s Day, Niall describes it as, ‘a selection of pieces ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. We’ll start with a group of English Song from some of the greats including Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Finzi, with his wonderfully, wistful To Lizbie Browne.’

Niall with be indulging his passion for languages, with songs and pieces from opera in French, German, Italian and Russian.

The programme will include folk-flavoured pieces by Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten, and numbers from the Great American Songbook.

‘The song in our title is a poem by W H Auden’, Niall explains, ‘set to music here by Danny Lloyd. It’s a witty, catchy number that deserves to be better known. And of course we have a little something in reserve for the end of the concert, just in case. I like to think there’ll be something there to offend everyone!’

Jacquelyn Bevan learned the piano ‘by ear’ when she was very young and learned to read music as a church organist and to improvise as a ballet school pianist, before beginning her formal studies in Kent, London and Bristol.

She went on to combine lecturing, teaching and training with a career as an accompanist.
In 2005 Jacquelyn became a full-time pianist and piano teacher. She has a large private teaching practice, is accompanist for the Mid-Somerset Festival and a founder member of Musicians South West.
Niall began singing at school appearing in Dorset Opera’s first productions. He began singing as a soloist as a choral scholar at Cambridge. On leaving university, he combined teaching with singing in choirs and smaller ensembles and performing widely in oratorio.

Now living near Bristol, he is building a reputation as a freelance opera translator and is in demand as a performer in opera, oratorios and recitals.

The concert starts at 3.30 pm and will be in the Church Hall, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0ED on Main Road. Doors open at 3.00pm. There is no need to book; just turn up at the Church Hall in time to be seated by 3.30 pm. Contact Ann Philcox on 01278 691438 for more information.

As usual, sumptuous home-made teas will be available at a modest charge.

Admission to the concert is free. Music on the Levels is grateful to Sedgemoor District Council and Westonzoyland Parish Council for financial support and to the many generous donations collected at the concerts.



Sunday, 18 March, 3.30 pm, Church Hall

Local guitarist, Sam Patten plays in the new folk trio Arquebus.

Sunday, 29 April, 3.30, Church Hall

Musicians aged 8 to 18 from the Centre for Young Musicians Taunton, a division of the Guildhall School, playing piano, clarinet, voice, trombone, trumpet, guitar, and flute in classical, jazz and contemporary - something for everyone.

Sunday, 27 May, 3.30 pm, Church Hall

An original acoustic guitar and ukulele duo with outstanding finger style playing influenced by folk, Americana and world music. ‘Quality song writing, engaging, uplifting and filled with memorable melodies’.

Saturday, 23 June, 3.30 pm, St Mary’s Church

Enjoy an afternoon celebrating our wonderful Somerset folk song heritage with Amanda and Nick from Mrs Price's Parlour. Songs of love, courtship, sea, rural life, celebrations and camaraderie.


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