Our Music events have been hit hard by COVID-19, but we are back on Sunday August 1st with a live event, Women in Music. For details, click here.

We are also well advanced in our plans for the 2021 Berwick Music Series and will be publishing details shortly.

Our regular Music programme falls into four categories:

  • Talking about MusicThis is a series of lectures on classical music by Professor Mike Worboys. The most recent in this series was on the composer Morton Feldman, and, under the title American Sublime, it was twinned with a lecture by Maria Chester on the art of the New York School, with which Feldman was closely associated. 
  •  Get Music – this is a series on different musical genres, and combines a lecture and a live performance, organised in conjunction with the Radio Rooms in Tweedmouth. Our first event, on the Blues, was a sell-out, and you can register for our free event Women in Music on August 1, 2021 here.
  • Berwick Arts Choir – Berwick Arts Choir normally perform two concerts a year, and we schedule a lecture for each of these on a theme related to the works being performed.
  • Berwick Music Series  The first Berwick Music Series was held in 2019 and was called The Art of the String Quartet. There is a full report here: BEA-Report-on-BMS-2019.pdf   You can see a short video of the highlights here: 

Video by Lighthouse Films

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 2020 Berwick Music Series, but we are currently planning BMS 2021, which will take place in September and October.