Events 2016:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
Sunday, 21st February3:00pmRiyad Nicolas (Piano) - Countess of Munster Musical Trust Sponsored Artist 2015-16Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 16th April7:30pmNazan Fikret (Soprano) - Winner: Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists 2015-17Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 21st May7:30pmSavitri Grier (Violin) - Winner: Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists 2015-17Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 25th June7:30pmMisaki Yamada (Piano) - An evening with Frederic ChopinMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 24th September7:30pmSteffan Rees (Cello)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 27th November3:00pmThe Cube Quartet (Clarinet, Vibraphone, Guitar, Double Bass)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

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Events 2015:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
Sunday, 18th January3:00pmOatridge Brown Duo (Oboe & Guitar)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 22nd February3:00pmThe Duport Ensemble (String Trio)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 25th April7:30pmAeona Flute QuartetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 23rd May7:30pmPiano Recital: Kenneth RobertsMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 20th June7:30pmJamie Moore - The Cube Quartet (Clarinet, Vibraphone, Guitar, Double Bass)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 19th September7:30pmVictoria Davies (Harp Recital)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 18th October3:00pmAeolian Brass ConsortMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 22nd November3:00pmCantate Chamber ChoirMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

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Events 2014:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
Sunday, 19th January3:00pmJazz with Jack Greenslade & FriendsMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 23rd March3:00pmAnthony Brown (Making Music Young Artist 2014): Saxophone and PianoMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 24th May7:30pmCantate: Chamber ChoirMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 12th July7:30pmSummer Gala Concert: Victoria Davies (Harp); Elena Vyaznikova (Flute); plus String Quartet and ClarinetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 13th September7:30pmAntony PeeblesBotany Bay Tea Rooms, 165 Botany Road, Broadstairs CT10 3SD
Saturday, 20th September7:30pmImpromptu String EnsembleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 18th October7:30pmAyumi Matsuda (Recorders) & Victoria Davies (Harps)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 23rd November3:00pmPassamezzo: Medieval Costume Masque & TalesMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

Reviews 2014:

Events 2013:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
Sunday, 17th February3:00pmDiana Mathews (Viola) and Midori Komachi (Violin)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 17th March3:00pmFocus on Youth: Pupils of Janet Evans & Jocelyn Emptage, with the Jack Greenslade Jazz TrioMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 6th April7:30pmChalumeaux Clarinet QuartetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 11th May7:30pm"Prestige" - Flute and Cello DuoMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 29th June7:30pmSummer Gala Concert: Njabulo Madlala (Baritone): Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner 2010Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 14th September7:30pm"Duo Cello" - Solo & Duet music for celloMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 27th October3:00pmUK Tour: Russian Accordion & Clarinet Duo "Akclardeon", Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 17th November3:00pmGuitar & String Recital: Jamie Moore and friendsMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

Reviews 2013:

Events 2012:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
Sunday, 29th January3:00pmGuitar Recital by Jamie Moore & Dave Reay with guest young artist Jack GreensladeMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 26th February3:00pmEarly Music: Coastal Voices, Duo Toccante & Kent SRP EnsembleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 25th March3:00pmFocus on Youth: Clarendon & Chatham House Jazz BandMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 5th May7:30pm"Brass Roots" - Brass EnsembleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Friday, 29th June7:30pm"ELVISA" Ensemble featuring Victoria Davies (Harp)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 15th September7:30pm"Impromptu" Ensemble - music for stringsMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Saturday, 20th October7:30pm"Simply Saxes" Saxophone QuartetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
Sunday, 25th November3:00pmSarah Hale (Soprano) & The Bedford Family Ringers & EnsembleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

Reviews 2012:

Events 2011:

DateTimeProgrammeLocation
30th January3:00pmGuitar Recital by Jamie MooreMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
26th February7:30pmClassical Pan Pipe Ensemble of the NetherlandsMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
20th March3:00pmAn Afternoon of Light Music for Strings with the Impromptu Quartet & Focus on YouthMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
21st May7:30pmBMRS Gala Evening: Victoria Davies (Harp) and Friends: Elena Vyaznikova (Flute), Harriet Burns (Soprano)Methodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
2nd July7:30pm"Simply Saxes" - Saxophone EnsembleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
3rd September7:30pmAriodante Ensemble featuring Sarah HaleMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
22nd October7:30pm"Hornithology" Horn QuartetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs
27th November3:00pmThanet Clarinet QuartetMethodist Church, York Street Broadstairs

Reviews 2011:

Gala 2011

SUMMER GALA CONCERT, Saturday 21st May (Isle of Thanet Gazette, Friday, 10th June 2011 edition):

It has been a busy first season for the Broadstairs Music Recital Society. Each of their concerts bringing different performers and repertoire, but last Saturday´s Summer Gala stands out as a definite highlight. A large audience filled York Street Methodist Church for a programme of familiar and not-so-familiar light classics, ranging from Handel arias to a song by Howard Goodall. A set of seldom-heard variations for solo harp by Louis Spohr was especially impressive; Spohr originally wrote them for his harpist wife, so no pressure to produce a masterpiece. Harriet Burns, known to many as the resident soprano soloist of the Seventy Choir of Thanet, was accompanied by Margate-born harpist Victoria Davies, and Russian flautist Elena Vyaznikova. The three young professionals all performed with passion, pathos and humour; their perky rendering of Bizet´s Habanera from Carmen was encored, leading to a standing ovation. During the interval, summer drinks and canapés added to the festive atmosphere. Even the fine summer evening flooded the church with colour, as the sun set behind stained glass. David and Maeve Saunders were guests of honour, in David´s first function as Mayor of Broadstairs.

Thanet has a wealth of choirs, but the Broadstairs Music Recital Society has brought a much-needed and welcome programme of instrumental and vocal concerts to the town. And the season is not over yet. On 2nd July the Saxophone Quartet Simply Saxes will bring another varied menu of light classics. The second season opens on 3rd September with more talent from Thanet, when soprano Sarah Hale will be accompanied by the Ariodante Ensemble. All concerts are in York Street Methodist Church.

Philip Woodrow, BMRS Member


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