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2019 2020 Season




Friday 11 October 2019, 7.30 pm, St John’s Church

SOUNDS BAROQUE (Julian Perkins (harpsichord) plus three instrumentalists and baritone)

Kindred Spirits – virtuosic trio sonatas by Vivaldi and Telemann performed alongside lovelorn cantatas by Handel, plus a baroque inspired modern work by Stephen Dodgson.


Friday 15 November 2019, 7.30 pm, St John’s Church

TRIO VOLANT (wind trio - Thomas Evans clarinet, Bea Hubble oboe, Richard Beards  bassoon) – programme includes works and transcriptions of music by, amongst others, Rossini, Beethoven, Canteloube and Milhaud.


**Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.30pm, Moat Brae House

ROBERT MAX (cello) -  6 cello suites by J S Bach.


Friday 17 January 2020, 7.30 pm, St John's Church

CATRIONA MORISON (mezzo soprano and winner of the 2017 CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD competition) accompanied by MALCOLM MARTINEAU (piano).  Programme tbc but a not-to-be missed recital!


Friday 21 February 2020, 7.30 pm, St John’s Church

FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET  - their 50th anniversary celebration, with a programme which will include Shostakovich, with whom the quartet established a strong relationship, and works by the Earl of Kellie and Schubert.


**Saturday 28 March 2020, 7.30 pm, St John’s Church

CLARE HAMMOND (piano) – winner of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award in 2016; programme will include music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Robert Schumann and Sally Beamish.


** please note changed day and/or venue of concert.



Sarah Beth Briggs - Friday 15 march 2019 - 7:30 pm

Pianist Sarah Beth Briggs is a leading recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician.  Her professional career was launched at the age of eleven, when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and a recipient of a Dame Myra Hess Award.


Four years later she gained international recognition as joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.  Since then, her classical concerto interpretations have led to appearances in many countries, with high profile orchestras. As well as her solo career, she enjoys collaborating with other musicians in chamber music ensembles. She is also a sought after teacher, giving regular master classes and chamber music tuition.


Always a popular visitor, Sarah has given solo, duet and chamber ensemble recitals for Music in Dumfries. She returns with a concert to celebrate the centenary of the birth of her long-term teacher, the late Denis Matthews.



Johann Sebastian Bach

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig van Beethoven

Hans Gál

Maurice Ravel

Johannes Brahms


Italian Concerto

Sonata in F, K332

Sonata in E minor, op 90

2nd Sonatina


Four Pieces op 119


All concerts at St. John's Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries


our 72 season of presenting world class chamber music


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