Latest News at St George's Bristol

Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE

Posted: November 24, 2017

  25% off … Grab a Bargain! We are joining in the annual ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ sale tradition…

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CHINEKE! BRINGS WORLD-CLASS MUSICIANS TO CHILDREN MOST IN NEED

Posted: November 19, 2017

WORLD-CLASS musicians from Europe’s first majority BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) orchestra Chineke! performed to some of the most deprived…

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It’s a Classical Bristol Christmas!

Posted: November 15, 2017

It’s a Classical Bristol Christmas! There’s nothing quite like the magic of Christmas. With the lights twinkling in the streets,…

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Malkit Singh with full live band

Posted: October 18, 2017

Begin the Christmas season with the ultimate feel good party! Bhangra legend Malkit Singh will be live on stage at…

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Organic Indulgence… Ice Cream at St George’s

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Support us.. and eat ice cream! If you would like to support our ongoing fundraising and have a treat at…

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Family fun this October at St George’s

Posted: October 9, 2017

  Discover some magical musical fun and spell-binding stories at St George’s Bristol, this October during Family Arts Festival.  …

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Two weeks until Something Good Design Festival …

Posted: September 27, 2017

  Two weeks to go until Something Good; an exciting new two-day design festival including Anthony Burrill, Morag Myerscough, Snask,…

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The 24-Hour Flash Sale is back!

Posted: September 8, 2017

Culture Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath! Culture fans can save money on thousands of tickets across Bristol and Bath…

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Teen Composers and Winning Scores

Posted: September 7, 2017

Teen Composers and Winning Scores Some of the world’s most famous composers wrote music from a young age including Mozart,…

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Introducing Debasmita Bhattacharya – the rising star of Indian classical music

Posted: September 6, 2017

Asian Arts Agency’s Aashi Gahlot introduces Debasmita Bhattacharya and Gurdain Rayatt ahead of their much anticipated concert at St George’s…

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Making a Grand Entrance

Posted: August 17, 2017

Simon Farley (Head of Fundraising and Development, St George’s Bristol), Suzanne Rolt (CEO, St George’s Bristol), Helen Wheatley and Nick…

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‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ piano lessons pop up at St George’s…

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‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ piano lessons pop up at St George’s… with Chopin for shoppers and Bach for dog walkers!…

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Bristol Family Arts is back…

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Get creative this October with fantastic free family activities during Bristol Family Arts Festival Bristol Family Arts Festival returns this…

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Massive Attack, Banksy and St George’s Bristol…

Posted: August 10, 2017

  What’s the connection between Bristol’s favourite band, the world famous outlaw artist and St George’s? As a social media…

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APOLLO FUNDRAISER HITS A HIGH NOTE AT ST GEORGE’S … last three Apollo roundels available to sponsor

Posted: July 28, 2017

A BUSINESSWOMAN and award-winning society hairdresser is one of the latest major donors to support St George’s Bristol and its…

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Play Me, I’m Yours… Artists Revealed

Posted: July 20, 2017

Public get chance to see artists transform pianos for Play Me, I’m Yours First designs revealed and artists confirmed for…

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Georgie at St George’s: Sweet Georgie Fame 

Posted: July 17, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson gets excited about the visit of Georgie Fame and curates a selective mini-guide to his…

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Try Before You Buy: Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

Posted: July 10, 2017

A note from Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer In advance of their autumn season concert at St George’s on Thursday…

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Last Tango in Berlin… Ute Lemper at St George’s

Posted: June 29, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson looks forward to the visit of Ute Lemper There are, as the saying goes, a…

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Play Me, I’m Yours is BACK!

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First pianos will be delivered for Luke Jerram’s Play Me, I’m Yours street pianos project in Bristol as sponsors are…

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Bristol music venues awarded £1.3 million to boost music in the city

Posted: June 28, 2017

Bristol Music Consortium – Bristol Music Trust, the independent charity responsible for Colston Hall, and St George’s Bristol – have…

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The Bella Union Takeover

Posted: June 26, 2017

by Louise Orchard I was a precocious child. A C86 fan when my teenybopper contemporaries were into Kylie Minogue and…

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Not your average pianist…

Posted: June 22, 2017

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking classical music is not for you, and one man is working hard to change the perception of a genre of music often thought of as elitist or unfathomable. Meet James Rhodes…

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Folk is the preacher…

Posted: June 5, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson reflects on folk music and why it sounds great in St George’s, and previews a…

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Summer Closure

Posted: June 1, 2017

Tickets for the new season are still available online, and by phone during weekday opening hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm) Book now……

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Musical Connections to the Deep South

Posted: May 18, 2017

Roger Griffith, author of ‘My American Odyssey’ shares his thoughts on Music of the Deep South — in response to…

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Carleen is coming! (and all that gospel)

Posted: May 7, 2017

Carleen is coming! (and all that gospel) By Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer You can keep Adele and even Beyonce….

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Chineke! Orchestra at St George’s…

Posted: April 24, 2017

                CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA BRINGS DIVERSITY TO BRISTOL ON ST GEORGE’S DAY DIVERSITY is…

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Composer in Focus – Shostakovich

Posted: April 21, 2017

Composer in Focus – Dmitri Shostakovich Name: Dmitri Shostakovich Dates: 1906-1975 Country of Birth: Russia (former Soviet Union) Musical Era: 20th Century  …

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A brief history of FILMIC…

Posted: March 29, 2017

by Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer Bristol’s FILMIC festival, which began in 2012, had its origins in the friendship between myself…

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Mark Springer

Posted: March 22, 2017

___________________________________________________________________________ When I began producing concerts for St George’s in 2002, one of my early dates was a double bill…

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TWO TIMES A WINNER FOR ‘GET CREATIVE’ FAMILY ARTS

Posted: March 15, 2017

STAFF and volunteers at St George’s Bristol are celebrating after winning two national awards from organisers of the Get Creative…

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Composer in Focus: Monteverdi

Posted: March 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claudio Monteverdi Name: Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi Dates: 1567-1643 Country of Birth: Italy Musical Era: Renaissance/Baroque Monteverdi was a…

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A brief introduction to Qawwali music – Music of the mystics

Posted: March 7, 2017

  Ahead of the UK tour this month with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, Soni Kaur, Asian Arts Agency’s Marketing and Events Assistant,…

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MULTI-MILLION POUND EXTENSION WORK STARTS AT ST GEORGE’S

Posted: February 27, 2017

MULTI-MILLION POUND EXTENSION WORK STARTS AT ST GEORGE’S   CONSTRUCTION work is starting on a £6 million project to transform…

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The final countdown …

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The final countdown … The construction works at the heart of our Building a Sound Future project are now underway….

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Disabled Access Day 2017

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Disabled Access Day 2017  – Friday 10 March Disabled Access Day began as a day for individuals, charities, venues and large…

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What is a prepared piano..?

Posted: February 15, 2017

Well prepared… Getting ready for John Cage’s ‘Sonatas and Interludes’ Later this month we welcome the acclaimed pianist David Greilsammer,…

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Shake the Chains

Posted: February 13, 2017

A unique celebration of music and its role in social change and resistance From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and…

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Composer in Focus – Debussy

Posted: February 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claude Debussy Name: Claude-Achille Debussy Dates: 1862-1918 Country of Birth: France Musical Era: Early 20th Century   While…

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An interview with… Dobrinka Tabakova

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It was in a daytime talk by Jonathan James that St George’s Bristol CEO Suzanne Rolt first discovered the music…

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Filmic 2017

Posted: February 7, 2017

We are delighted to be teaming up with Watershed and Colston Hall for Filmic 2017 – our annual look at the…

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Musings from a Senior Programme Producer…

Posted: January 24, 2017

St George’s Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson, tells us about some of the artists and shows he’s booked for the…

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Nicholas McCarthy Interview

Posted: January 18, 2017

An interview with Nicholas McCarthy, pianist If you’ve watched the BBC Proms or Leeds Piano Competition on television in the…

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Strange Face…

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Adventures with a lost Nick Drake recording… A ‘lost’ version of the classic Nick Drake track ‘Cello Song’ provides the jumping-off…

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24-hour Flash Sale! 19 January from 10am

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  Bristol’s biggest music, theatre and art venues will again unite to offer discounted tickets in a 24-hour flash sale…

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Composer in Focus – Haydn

Posted: January 9, 2017

Composer in Focus – Franz Joseph Haydn Name: Franz Joseph Haydn Dates: 1732-1809 Country of Birth: Austria Musical Era: Classical…

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ST GEORGE’S NEW SEASON ON SALE – FROM THE OAE TO OMAR

Posted: December 2, 2016

WORLD-CLASS music covering classical, folk, jazz and world, plus family and spoken word events, feature in the new season at…

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Innovation 216 at St George’s

Posted: November 30, 2016

A grand finale for ‘The Art of Flight’ We may have seen something of a record here at St George’s…

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Composer in Focus – Handel

Posted: November 25, 2016

Composer in Focus – George Frideric Handel Name: George Frideric Handel Dates: 1685-1759 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque   Handel…

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BRISTOL’S BIGGEST ARTS CROWDFUND LAUNCHES

Posted: November 24, 2016

  MUSIC-LOVERS are being asked to support the city’s biggest and most ambitious arts crowdfunding appeal to date, in aid…

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Happy Birthday Trevor Pinnock!

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Trevor Pinnock CBE Trevor Pinnock is one of the UK’s most accomplished and loved conductors and harpsichordists, and we are…

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Exhibition takes flight…

Posted: November 14, 2016

A fantastic exhibition of aviation inspired art has opened in our Doric Room gallery, as part of our year-long ‘Art of Flight’ series. Acclaimed Wiltshire artist…

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Graham Fitkin on ‘Wing’

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We are delighted to have been able to commission a brand new work by composer Graham Fitkin for ‘The Art…

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The Best of The West Arrives in Bristol

Posted: October 31, 2016

The team behind Best of Britannia (BOB) heads to St George’s Bristol on the 5 and 6 November. BOB is a celebration…

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Composer in Focus – Schumann

Posted: October 21, 2016

Composer in Focus – Robert Schumann Name: Robert Schumann Dates: 1810-1856 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Romantic   Never to…

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‘…take time to Pause….’ at St George’s Bristol

Posted: October 9, 2016

Here at St George’s, we have been teaming up with local musician and Alexander Technique teacher Gudi Schepokat for a…

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A Double Anniversary…

Posted: October 6, 2016

40 Years of Music… 30 Years of Evening Concerts This month sees St George’s reaching not one but two important…

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The Troubadour 50th gallery

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The Troubadour in Waterloo Street, Clifton, has been described as the most famous and influential folk club outside London. Running from Friday…

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Laura Wade on ‘Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer’

Posted: September 29, 2016

Passion ~ Music ~ Murder Laura Wade on Kreutzer vs Kreutzer Did she or didn’t she?  Only you can decide….

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Sisters With Voices sing out at St George’s Bristol

Posted: September 23, 2016

AN ALL-FEMALE line up of local artists pays tribute to Bristol civil rights leaders with an event presented by Ujima…

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New Music for Concorde…

Posted: September 14, 2016

NEW MUSIC FOR CONCORDE (AND BRISTOL’S AVIATION PAST) A brand new music composition inspired by Concorde’s final flight, and Bristol’s…

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Composer in Focus – Tchaikovsky

Posted: September 9, 2016

Composer in Focus – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Name: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dates: 1840-1893 Country of Birth: Russian Empire Musical Era: Romantic…

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Bristol International Piano Duo Festival

Posted: September 8, 2016

The Bristol International Piano Duo Festival is back! With less than two months to go, final preparations are taking place…

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24-Hour September Flash Sale for City Arts

Posted: September 5, 2016

    BARGAIN hunters looking to save money on music, theatre, cinema, art, exhibitions and more, can take advantage of…

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Beyond the Barline: Autumn 2016

Posted: August 24, 2016

  Classical Music at the Movies with Jonathan James, David Bednall and Michael Beek ‘Beyond The Barline’ returns this coming…

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Search is on for one of the lesser starts of The Troubadour Club… An old wooden cartwheel!

Posted: August 23, 2016

ORGANISERS of a major folk reunion concert are calling on people to check sheds and gardens for the old wooden…

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Composer in Focus – Telemann

Posted: July 29, 2016

Composer in Focus – Georg Philipp Telemann Name: Georg Philipp Telemann Dates: 1681-1767 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque Telemann was something…

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St George’s Sets Build Start Date After Major Grant Award

Posted: July 12, 2016

BUILDING work is set to start on the St George’s Bristol £5.5 million extension on September 5, following the award…

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PRIZE-WINNER PRELUDES TAKES TO ST GEORGE’S WITH 380 CHILDREN

Posted: July 1, 2016

  SILLY instruments are helping to introduce schoolchildren to classical music at St George’s Bristol on July 6 – thanks…

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Tuning in for Mandolin Masterclass with Avi Avital

Posted: June 28, 2016

  SUPERSTAR Avi Avital is giving a Mandolin Masterclass to locally-based amateur players before he takes to the stage at…

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Avi Avital – Between Worlds

Posted: June 23, 2016

“Today, the mandolin is seen mainly as a folk instrument. I wanted to return it to its classical roots. It…

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St George’s Bristol named as Finalist in Bristol Post Business Awards

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  We are thrilled to announce that St George’s Bristol has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Leisure and…

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One day only! Fantastic venue hire offer

Posted: June 16, 2016

  Are you looking for a venue for your Summer Party, Award Ceremony, Wedding Reception, or another event? St George’s…

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FOLK STARS THE UNTHANKS ON A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY FOR ST GEORGE’S

Posted: June 15, 2016

FOLK STARS THE UNTHANKS ON A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY FOR ST GEORGE’S   STARS of folk The Unthanks join forces with…

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Autumn 2016 on sale now!

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  Autumn 2016 is jam packed with amazing concerts, fantastic family events, and inspiring talks. With a fresh new look,…

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New Season… On sale soon!

Posted: June 3, 2016

On-sale dates Mon 6 June – Patrons Tues 7 June – Benefactors Wed 8 June – Gala Friends Thu 9…

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Composer in Focus: Beethoven

Posted: May 20, 2016

Composer in Focus – Ludwig van Beethoven Name: Ludwig van Beethoven Dates: 1770-1827 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Classical/Romantic Swift on the…

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Meet Bristol Symphony Orchestra

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Meet Bristol Symphony Orchestra This month sees the launch of a brand new orchestra for Bristol right here at St…

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Sounds Inspiring 2016

Posted: May 3, 2016

Sounds Inspiring is back! Bristol Plays Music and St George’s Bristol present a month of family-friendly events involving thousands of…

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Composer In Focus: Mozart

Posted: April 22, 2016

Composer in Focus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Name: Johannes Chrystostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart Dates: 1756-1791 Country of Birth: Austria Musical Era: Classical  …

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Spring Excitement at Cosmos

Posted: April 18, 2016

Happy Spring, Cosmos enthusiasts! We’ve had a bit of a break here at Cosmos HQ, but got back to rehearsal…

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Postponed: Michael Crawford: Visual Comedy Legend

Posted: April 7, 2016

    The Slapstick Festival team are very sorry to have to postpone the ‘visual comedy legend’ event we were…

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Bristol Americana Weekend 2016

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Bristol Americana Weekend is back! 15-17 July 2016 Following on from last year’s fantastic long weekend of Americana (which featured…

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Bristol New Music 2016

Posted: April 6, 2016

Expect the unexpected… Keeping the eyes of the international, new music community firmly fixed on Bristol following the remarkable events…

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St George’s Bristol wins award for its outstanding contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival

Posted: April 4, 2016

  St George’s has been awarded a Best Family Venue Award for the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival. The…

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HISTORIC TIMES FOR ST GEORGE’S WITH HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT

Posted: March 22, 2016

LONG-FORGOTTEN stories of St George’s Bristol will be retold as part of an ambitious project supported by the Heritage Lottery…

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Meet Clare Hammond

Posted: March 18, 2016

Clare Hammond Pianist Clare Hammond is fast becoming one of Britain’s brightest piano stars, indeed she has received much acclaim…

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Composers in Focus: Mendelssohn & Ginastera

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Composer in Focus – Felix Mendelssohn Name: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Dates: 1809-1847 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Romantic Mendelssohn…

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University Partnership Sounds Sweet Note of Success

Posted: March 10, 2016

  We are delighted to be formally announcing a partnership which boosts learning and music in Bristol! St George’s Bristol and…

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Composers in Focus

Posted: February 19, 2016

Composer in Focus: J S Bach Name: Johann Sebastian Bach Dates: 1685-1750 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque J…

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Tom Eveson Bursary & St George’s Prize for Music – Applications now OPEN!

Posted: February 18, 2016

Do you know a young musician from Bristol in need of cash? The Tom Eveson Bursary exists to support the…

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The Art of Flight

Posted: February 16, 2016

A celebration of fugue and flight in 2016… Melodies that chase each other from one side of the page to…

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FILMIC 2016

Posted: February 9, 2016

Filmic is back… Our annual celebration of all things ‘filmic’ returns with gigs and screenings that highlight the symbiotic relationship between…

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‘The Fringe’ at St George’s

Posted: February 3, 2016

Fringe Benefits… Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February 2016 St George’s Bristol is delighted to be part of ‘The Fringe’,…

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Cosmos BBC Debut and New Soundcloud Page!

Posted: February 2, 2016

  A big Happy New Year to all Cosmos enthusiasts! Cosmos has started back up again, and we have some…

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Ed Cooke: Grand Memory Master

Posted: January 25, 2016

The Musical Memory Palace | Friday 5 February, 7pm Aurora Orchestra returns in February with another thought-provoking evening of music;…

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The Mechanics of Throat Singing

Posted: January 22, 2016

Anda Union | The Mechanics of Throat Singing To understand how throat singing works, one must first understand some basic…

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24 Hour Flash Sale – Fri 15 Jan

Posted: January 13, 2016

#Flashtag 24 Hour Flash Sale – Friday 15 January 2016 St George’s joins forces with other music venues, theatres, art galleries,…

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