Music & the Impressionists

Impressionist painters are very familiar to us all but their influence on the other arts is often overlooked.  Tim Porter, the local historian, visited the Shipston Music Society in February and gave members and guests an enlightening talk on the influence of these artists on the composers of the time. Members learned that the academic […]

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Helen Porter & Family

2017 was well and truly welcomed in with a smile at a wonderful evening organised by Shipston Music Society on 20th January.   Tim and Helen Porter together with their family – Hannah, Beth, and Barney, entertained members with a lively and varied programme of music.  Rare for all the family members to be performing together these […]

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The Pavilionaires

December saw a visit from local musicians, The Pavilionaires.    They were founded in 2013 and have grown to around 8 musicians, increasing occasionally with visiting ones.  The group comprises keyboard , guitar, bass, alto and tenor sax, trumpet and, on this occasion, a guest vocalist - and as founder Geoff Holtom explained, some members of […]

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Tchaikovsky and Borodin

Shipston Music Society was delighted to welcome Richard Roderick Jones to its November meeting.  Dr Jones came to talk to us about Tchaikovsky and Borodin, two Russian composers who were contemporaries but who composed very different music.   Tchaikovsky is  in a league of his own and we are all familiar with much of his music. […]

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Young Musicians’ Concert

The Music Society was delighted to welcome the return of young cellist George Wilkes to the Young Musicians’ Evening in October.  George, who is a Music Scholar at Warwick School and now studying for GSCEs, has played for the Society a number of times and the audience were therefore able to see how he has […]

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