Our Music events have been hit hard by COVID-19, but normally fall into four categories:
- Talking about Music – This 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. Next up is a series of three lectures on Chants: Ancient and Modern, starting May 5.
- 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, so watch this space when live music resumes.
- 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.