For over a quarter of a century, The Milverton Concert Society and its team of devoted volunteers has worked tirelessly to bring top quality live classical music to rural Somerset. Recently our triumphs have included raising funds to buy our own grand piano – a Yamaha C3 – which was inaugurated in November 2010 at a gala recital given by international soloist, Melvyn Tan, who has also agreed to become our society’s Honorary President.
Since its foundation in 1987, the society has always believed that providing the opportunity for children to see and hear top class classical musicians is important and our artists often run pre-concert workshops at the village school. In addition to our programme of concerts we also put on fund-raising events and occasional Piano Days when members and others have a chance to play piano. We are also happy for students taking exams, or indeed any local pianists, to practice their pieces on our piano. This can be arranged, depending on church availability, by contacting Gill Lumby on 01823 400307. All performances take place in Milverton parish church where there is level wheelchair access through the West Porch to all facilities and the Concert Society thanks the vicar and church wardens for the use of the church.
Pre-concert pub suppers
The Globe in Milverton will once more be offering delicious pre-concert suppers, at a cost of £9.50 for 1 course and £12.50 for 2 courses. The pub opens at 6.00pm, last orders for the pre-concert deal are at 6.45pm, early diners to be out by 7.30pm. Please call Adele on 01823 400534 by the Thursday evening before the concert to book.