Our Events Programme for PAW 2020
Saturday 23rd May, St James’ Kingston, 7.30pm
A Reawakening: Cantatas by the Bach family with Mark Chambers (countertenor), Rachel Podger (violin) and Sestina, semi-staged with 8 singers, 6 strings + keyboard
Through works by JS and JC Bach and in a concert staging by Thomas Guthrie, Sestina take us on an evocative journey exploring themes of life, death and renewal. Bach’s Easter cantata is juxtaposed with a wedding cantata and the great Chaconne from Bach’s Partita for solo violin performed by an unsurpassed interpreter.
Sunday 24th May, venue to be confirmed, 6.30pm
“Transformations: castings and making”
illustrated talk by Juliet Haysom supported by local experts in stone, fossils and other media. How do objects get transformed? Fossils in stone reflect a time long past, a dinosaur footprint captures a fleeting moment, a form emerges transformed from a cast…..a different perspective on art.
Monday 25th May, Lady St Mary, Wareham, 6.30pm
Bold as Brass Adrian France quartet http://www.concerttrombonequartette.com/ plus Joe Arnold quartet. The evolution of the sackbut and trombone from the medieval to the modern. Be blown away by the thrilling sound of 8 trombones of all sizes!
Wednesday 27th May, Emmanuel Baptist church, Swanage, 6.00pm
Celebrating our Musicians A programme with local musicians young and old coordinated by Annie Campbell. “A feast of local talent for all to enjoy”.
Friday 29th May, Encombe House, 10.15 for 11.30am
Coffee concert with the BSO’s renowned harpist Eluned Pierce and another BSO principal in a tranquil setting where we can enjoy the gardens and lake both before and after the recital.
Saturday 30th May, Lady St Mary, Wareham, 6.30pm
Au Naturel, I Fagiolini return by popular demand to help us celebrate The Seasons with music by Monteverdi, Schutz, Brahms, Poulenc and other composers from across the ages. The sequence has been inspired by the paintings of Peter Bruegel the Younger and these images and all the words will be provided.
Sunday 31st May, Holy Spirit & St Edward’s Catholic Church, Swanage, 7.30pm
Boccherini Stabat Mater, Miranda Fulleylove with string quintet + Alison Hill (soprano) perform this moving and lyrical set of movements which exceeds the perhaps better known version by Pergolesi in the variety of moods it conveys.
Monday 1st June, The Globe Inn, Swanage, 7.30pm
Poetry where you bring your own and hear what others have created.
Thursday 4th June, Harman’s Cross Village Hall, 7.30pm
Mapping Time An illustrated talk by Mary Sparks on the maps of Purbeck and what they reveal about the changing face of our landscape, its ownership and the resulting implications for local people. She will also talk in more detail about the history of Aflington and its Manor from the Doomsday survey through the tithe maps of 1838 to the more modern period. We aim to have a display of copies of some old maps.
Friday 5th June, St George’s, Langton Matravers, 7.30pm
Beethoven cello sonatas performed by Robin Michael (cello) & Dan Tong (piano) with an introduction by the inspiring broadcaster and music critic Richard Wigmore.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, these international artists will perform his E flat variations of a theme from Mozart’s Magic flute and three cello sonatas.
Saturday 6th June, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Swanage, 6.30pm
The Fieri Consort with the Chelys Consort of Viols perform a programme based around Michael East’s madrigals for voices and viols interspersed with fantasies for five viols which tell a story of love, despair and triumph. Music by other composers such as John Dowland will also feature. 6 singers with 5 instrumentalists.