MAMS was formed in 1972 for the promotion of good music in Malmesbury Abbey, which is acclaimed for its marvellous acoustics for both choral and orchestral music.
The society has earned the reputation as a promoter of top quality concerts, engaging internationally renowned artistes as well as local musicians and young talent - the stars of tomorrow.
The 2013 programme is as follows:
Saturday March 16th - Malmesbury Singers with The Bristol Ensemble, leader Roger Huckle, with soloists from The Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Mozart: Ave VerumMozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G K216
Mozart: Requiem in D minor K626
Saturday May 11th - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) with Rebeca Omordia (SOLD OUT)
Bach: Adagio in G
Ireland: The Holy Boy
Britten: Scherzo Pizzicato from Sonata in C Op 65
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Delius: Sonata Op 15
William Lloyd Webber: In The Half Light
Rachmaninov: Sonata Op 19
Saturday June 29th - Red Priest perform The Carnival of the Seasons - Vivaldi with a difference. Piers Adams (recorder), Julia Bishop (violin), Angela East (cello) and David Wright (harpsichord) have redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through their creative arrangements. Piers Adams is offering a one hour recorder workshop on the afternoon of the concert for recorder players grade 1 and above.
Their programme includes:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Biber: Easter Sonata "The Crucifixion"
Van Euck: What Shall We Do This Evening?
Purcell: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Bach: Prelude in D minor for solo cello
Johnson: The Witches' Dance
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor "per la Notte de Natale"
Saturday September 21st - Organ recital by Peter King. The director of music at Bath Abbey returns following his much appreciated visit in 2009.
Saturday October 19th - The Coull Quartet Haydn: Quartet in C Op 20 No 2
Shostakovich: Quartet No 12 in D flat
Tchaikovsky: Quartet No 3 in E flat minor Op 30
Saturday November 16th - London Brass Symposium play Music leading us to Advent by Handel, Bach, Horowitz, Gershwin and Grainger.
All tickets for Julian Lloyd Webber have now been sold. For all other concerts they are £12 (£10 for members, £5 for students). They can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 01666 824924.