Weston Music Society

Weston Concerts Update

Dear Friends

The planned evening with pianist Simon Callaghan was cancelled, but we are delighted that he has sent a short “digital” concert, just for us!

You can find the recital by clicking on this link; https://youtu.be/q7EYBcLXm48

Here is a message from Simon:

“I was due to play for Weston Music on 24 October 2020, but sadly the coronavirus made this impossible! In place of my visit, I'm pleased to offer you this short programme of pieces by Schumann, Poulenc, Dyson and Nicodé, filmed in the ballroom at Wyastone Estate, Monmouth.”


Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15 (1st movement) [00:45]

Nicodé: 'Memory' from 10 Poems Op. 22 [04:11]

Nicodé (a short documentary) [06:05]

Nicodé: 'Happy' from 10 Poems Op. 22 [09:56]

Nicodé: 'Regret' from 10 Poems Op. 22 [11:10]

Dyson: 'Waltz' from Six Lyrics [13:20]

Dyson: 'March' from Six Lyrics [15:04]

Poulenc: 'The Taste of Misfortune' from Soirées de Nazelles [16:48]

Poulenc: 'Nonchalance and Discretion' from Soirées de Nazelles [19:52]

Dyson: 'Melody' from Six Lyrics [20:12]

Dyson: 'Folk-Dance' from Six Lyrics [23:37]

Nicodé: Fantasy Pieces Op. 6 (finale) [25:01]

Please visit www.simoncallaghan.com if you would like to get in touch or find out more!

We also invited the Copenhagen Guitar Duo to provide a recording which we can share with our audience in return for a small donation; the recording can be accessed by clicking here. The concerts are free for all to see but we hope you will feel it warrants a small donation to help Weston Concerts survive. If you would like to make a donation you can do this easily by going to this link; Just Giving - Weston Music Society

We hope to invite the Emily Askew band back to play in Weston in November 2021.

Currently our Spring 2021 season remains as booked:

March 20th Piatti String Quartet

April 17th Alexander Chance (countertenor) & Toby Carr (lute)

May 15th Students from the Purcell School. Bushey

We will be watching developments carefully and let you know as things become more clear. Meanwhile we hope that you are finding alternative ways to feed your love of music

With best wishes

Weston Music Society

Copenhagen Guitar Duo

Allan Sjølin and Martin Buono

Simon Callaghan, Piano

Emily Askew Band

Emily Askew, Simon Whittaker, Jamie Roberts & John Dipper

Copenhagen Guitar Duo

Simon Callaghan

Emily Askew Band

Concerts are on Saturdays at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £16.00 or all three concerts for £40; ages 19-25 pay £5 per concert and under 19s are free. Click here for more information about purchasing tickets. New options are available and contactless payments are now accepted at the door.

We promote six concerts a year, three each in Autumn and Spring, given by acclaimed professional classical musicians. We aim to provide a good variety of music, including two events a year which will appeal to lovers of the classical guitar. We are friendly people and newcomers are always welcome. Programmes and interval drinks are complimentary.