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Anything Goes at St Saviour's Church in Brockenhurst – celebrating 75th anniversary of Brockenhurst Music Society

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A GALA concert featuring the music of Vivaldi and Hahn will mark the 75th anniversary of Brockenhurst Music Society.

The event at St Saviour’s Church on Monday 9th May at 7.30pm is a celebration of the society’s Covid-delayed 75th season.

Billed as a departure from the group’s usual fare, Anything Goes – A Venetian Salon will be presented by Marc Verter and his group Le Salon Musical.

Marc Verter
Marc Verter

Brockenhurst Music Society spokesperson Brian Rainford explained: “Anything Goes is an immersive show of music and theatre which explores the hottest themes in 1930s Europe.

“Imagine yourself in Venice 1935, a world of powerful women, vibrant wits, the latest in music and poetry and no small amount of controversy.

“You are a guest at the salon of the Princesse de Polignac in the Palazzo Contarini, where the renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein, celebrity violinist Olga Rudge, controversial poet Ezra Pound and rising star tenor Francesco Taddei meet to make music and discuss the latest in art, politics and society.”

Brockenhurst Music Society was founded in 1946 by villager Gordon Jacob who lived in Meerut Road, Brockenhurst ,for many years and was a prolific composer and writer.

He was professor at the Royal College of Music from 1924 until his retirement in 1966.

From its inception, the aim of the society was to bring up-and-coming young professional musicians to the New Forest for recitals at St Saviour’s Church.

The 75th anniversary of the society was in 2021 but celebrations were put on hold because of Covid.

The evening will include music from Vivaldi, Hahn, Respighi, Satie, Fauré, Stravinsky and Cole Porter, with poetry from Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Dante Aligheri.

Tickets are £15. Visit www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk

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