St Mary's Church,  Westonzoyland

 

 

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    Music on the Levels


The concerts are held in Westonzoyland’s beautiful parish church of St Mary the Virgin on Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP.

Admission to the concerts is free as a result of a grant from Westonzoyland Parish Council, local donations and the support of St Mary’s Church.

There is no need to book; just turn up in time to be seated by the start-time. Teas are available at a modest charge to enjoy before and during the concerts and are served from around 3.00 pm, except at the church fête concert where they are available all afternoon. Concerts usually last about 85 minutes, including the interval.

The church is open all day and features an interactive exhibition about the Monmouth Rebellion and the Battle of Sedgemoor, 1685.

Sunday 29 Sept 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Serenados Tango


Recalling the majestic sound of Argentina, Serenados Tango performs timeless classic compositions from the tango repertoire with true authenticity. Featuring Argentinian national Sebastian Tesouro on violin, Ben Modley on guitar and flute, and James Rintoul on double bass.

Sunday 27 Oct 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Wildwood Jack

Unique acoustic guitar and ukulele folk duo, Jayne and Adam Freeman. ‘Quality songwriting, engaging, uplifting and filled with memorable melodies’.

Sunday 24 Nov 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Wallscourt Brass Quintet and Friends

Thrill to the sound of brass in the fine acoustics of this wonderful church with music ranging from Gabrieli and Handel to Peter Warlock and George Gershwin, with Ailsa Bailey and Stephen Bodiley on trumpets, Dave Gee on horn, Alice Bodiley on trombone, Philip Chidgey on tuba, plus John Bodiley on organ, and friends.

Sunday 26 Jan 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Swing Fever

Trumpet player Mac Kirby leads this six-piece band playing a mixture of jazz styles and popular music. It has been around for many years and has travelled extensively all around the world; one of the most prestigious gigs was in Ned Kelly’s famous jazz club in Hong Kong.

Sunday 23 Feb 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Reg Meuross

Folking.com soloist of the Year 2019, Somerset singer, songwriter and storyteller Reg Meuross writes and sings some of the most heart-aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. ‘Brilliant singer-songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience’. BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Sunday 29 March 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Platform for young musicians

A showcase for talented performers from South West Music, Somerstage Theatre School, Bridgwater and Taunton College and others. Please contact us if you want to take part.

Sunday 26 April 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Madrigals and songs for voice and lute

Songs and lute solos from the Golden Age of English music. An afternoon of musical delight presented by soprano Mary Morgan and lutenist Steve Graham.


Sunday 31 May 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church
Kitty Macfarlane

Award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist from Somerset, whose music takes its inspiration from the Levels, from the starling murmurations to the lowly eel's epic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound together by the underlying theme of mankind’s relationship with the wild.

Saturday 20 June 2020, 3.00 pm St Mary’s Church
Church fête concert: Rough Round The Edges

Rough Round the Edges is a group of friends who have a shared love of music that ranges from folk songs and tunes to classics like My Old Man’s a Dustman. It performs with banjo, mandola, whistles, guitar, recorder, flute and percussion. It has featured at the Glastonbury Fringe, Night at the Abbey and the Lavender Fields, and has played in a range of places incluing tents, a cow shed and an inglenook fireplace!

Note Saturday date and earlier start-time.
 

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        Saturday Afternoon Cafe.

        Held in the Church Hall on Saturdays from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm.  All profits to support the Church Hall. 

      

             

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