Bristol & West of England Friends Events

Venue: The Red Maids’ School, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3AW 7.15pm. 
Admission: £5 (Friends), £7 (non Friends), £1 (students)
Contact: Margaret Borkowski 0127 5848 526 email

Wednesday 19 October
Castaway’s Choice
Dame Josephine Barstow talks about her distinguished career and her music choices.

Wednesday 16 November
Singers of the Future
Donald Maxwell and Suzanna Murphy present a concert with young singers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Wednesday 14 December
Christmas Comedy Crackers
Ian Cartwright presents a programme of light-hearted operatic moments.

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Talk on Le Vin Herbé
Speaker to be announced.

Wednesday 15 March
Casting and Selection for WNO
Isabel Murphy, WNO’s Director of Artistic Administration, discusses the highs and lows of casting and selection for WNO, and offers us some of her favourite music.

Wednesday 19 April
Beyond Faust and Carmen
David Speller considers two composers who are each best known for one opera: Bizet for Carmen and Gounod for Faust

Wednesday 17 May
Der Rosenkavalier
To mark WNO’s new staging, David Bednall lectures on Richard Strauss’ most beloved creation. 

Wednesday 21 June
Bristol v Cardiff Opera Quiz
A team of Bristol Friends pits their wit against a team of Cardiff Friends in a friendly contest with many musical excerpts.
The quiz will be preceded by the branch AGM at 7.15pm.