Music lovers are encouraged to come along to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove for a series of lunchtime concerts in the stunning New Guesten Hall to celebrate the 54th Bromsgrove Festival from Wednesday 18th June 2014.

Award-winning Avoncroft Museum is hosting a special series of lunchtime classical concerts during June and July as part of the 2014 Bromsgrove Festival. The performances will take place in New Guesten Hall with its historic 14th century roof, described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “the most elegant piece of medieval carpentry in the county”.

On Wednesday 18th June the Beorma Quartet will perform a selection of English music from across four centuries from madrigals to romantic part songs.

On Wednesday 25th June the Dante Quartet will perform a taster concert including Haydn’s Quartet Op 33 No 1 and Schubert’s Quartettsatz.

Wednesday 2nd July sees Alistair Moseley and the Virr Quartet playing two wonderful works: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet paired with Weber’s Clairing Quintet.

The final in the series of lunchtime concerts will take place on Wednesday 9th July when the Miniature Concert Band will play a concert to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Music by composers including Vaughan-Williams, Butterworth and Elgar will be accompanied by readings of war poems.

Concerts will start at 12.00pm and lunch will be served at 1.00pm. Tickets cost £10.50 per person, including a light lunch and glass of wine or soft drink, and free admission to Avoncroft Museum. A reduced rate of £38.00 is available for music lovers wishing to attend all four concerts. Please book all tickets in advance on 01527 831363.

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