A SUMMER concert series at All Saints Church in Bromsgrove will celebrate the musical traditions of the church built over the last one hundred and fifty years.

All are welcome to the diverse series of five concerts, featuring performances of choral, instrumental chamber music, and solo organ recitals on the distinguished Tamburini Organ, from local to internationally renowned musicians.

David Ford, the vicar of All Saints Church, said: “Music has been at the heart of All Saints since the church opened in 1874, 150 years ago, so it makes perfect sense to place music at the heart of our celebrations this summer. Come and hear some remarkable sounds in one of Bromsgrove’s hidden gems – All Saints Church. We’re in for a treat.”

The series opens on Saturday 29th June at 1pm with an Organ Recital by freelance musician and Director of Music, Oliver Neale, with a performance entitled: ‘Bach from Bromsgrove’, featuring some of J.S. Bach’s most celebrated organ works. This shall be followed by an Organ Recital on 6th July by Ashley Wagner, Assistant Head of Music at Birmingham Cathedral, who will be playing an eclectic mix of organ music over the past 300 years.

Saturday 13th July at 7pm sees a Celebrity Organ Recital given by International Concert Organist, Charles Francis, from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. This Gala Organ Recital shall feature a range or organ music inspired by the ‘Flavours of Italy’, paying tribute to our renowned Italian organ, built by the firm Tamburini in 1981.

On Saturday 20th July at 1pm, Elizabeth Haining and Oliver Neale will perform an eclectic selection of works for Flute and Piano, book-ended by the two iconic Sonatas for Flute in E minor by J.S. Bach and Francis Poulenc. The series cumulates with a ‘Come and Sing’ day on the 27th July, open to singers of all abilities from 10am, leading towards a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Fauré’s Requiem at 5pm. Singers wishing to participate in this event can sign up via Eventbrite, by searching ‘Come and Sing Bromsgrove’ online.

All concerts are free other than the Gala Organ Recital by Charles Francis on 13th July, for which tickets are £10 on the door. All donations and ticket sales will go towards the Organ Restoration Appeal, to ensure All Saints’ historic Tamburini organ continues to serve the church and its community for years to come.