A super seven series of concerts will give you the chance to experience music as it used to be, performed by some of the best musicians in the country – and all on your doorstep.
The Baroque Concerts is returning for a new season later this month and the line-up features famous and rarely heard music performed on period instruments by talented people.
It will take place at All Saints Church in Wiltshire Road in Wokingham and has been organised by the church’s director of music, Richard Smith.
Sponsored by Wokingham estate agents Michael Hardy, the series of concerts starts on Wednesday, September 24, with a performance of 17th and 18th century recorder music by Peter Wells and Maria Sanger.
The October 29 concert sees David Wright (pictured) perform a selection of music by Bach, Handel and Hayden on the harpischord.
Then, on November 26, William Summers, Partricia Hammond and Jamie Akers will perform music from the 16th and 17th century with an emphasis on songs of love, loss, loyalty and devotion.
The concerts take a break for Christmas and the New Year.
Returning on March 26, the first 2015 event recreates music from Shakespeare’s era, with a performance on the lute by Lynda Sayce.
On April 29, talented violinist Beatrice Scaldini will perform some baroque string quartet music accompanied by Christiane Eidsten, Daniel Shilladay and Jonathan Rees.
The May 27 concert sees Margaret Faultless team up with Terence Charlston to perform music by JS Bach.
Finally, Kirsty Whatley will perform music on the baroque harp, bringing the season to a close on June 24.
It’s possible to save money with a season pass for £62 – allowing you to buy seven tickets for the price of five.
As part of All Saints’ Church’s commitment to helping young people enjoy and learn about music, tickets for under 19s are free.
They can be purchased from The Cornerstone or from the All Saints website. Some tickets may be on the door, if available.
Alternatively, you can write, enclosing a cheque made payable to All Saints Music Fund, to Wokingham Concert Series, Tall Trees, Green Drive, Wokingham, RG40 2HT.
For more details, log on to www.allsaintschoirwokingham.org.uk.