A range of live music throughout the year
The Assembly Room at Midsomer Town Hall is the premier venue for live music concerts in the town. We have a range of concerts throughout the year from folk to piano trio, jazz to opera. This page brings you information on our regular Paradis Palm Court Trio concerts as well as the latest news on the range of unique one-off concerts that are announced throughout the year.
Bath Opera Presents: Rigoletto
Friday 23rd June 2017, 7.30pm
The award-winning Bath Opera bring their highly anticipated new production of Verdi’s 1851 masterpiece, Rigoletto to Midsomer Norton Town Hall on Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm. The special concert is the highlight of this year’s Midsomer Arts Festival, which runs from the 16th to the 28th June, and marks their first return to the venue since their triumphant sold out production of Madame Butterfly at part of last year’s event.
Rigoletto is packed with glorious tunes and intense emotion, it takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of joy, love, despair and murder. Based around the court of the libertine Duke of Mantua, this production is set in 1930s Italy, in the decadent years before the second World War. Arrogant aristocrats mingle with nightclub hostesses, while the Duke’s favourite comedian, Rigoletto, pokes malicious fun at anyone who shows the slightest sign of vulnerability.
But Rigoletto has a secret: his beautiful daughter Gilda, whom he keeps hidden away to preserve her honour. She is everything to him, and he is terrified that someone in this amoral, licentious city will find and seduce her. He doesn’t realise that some of the courtiers have already discovered her and, thinking she’s his mistress, are planning to kidnap her.
Open Mic Night
Sunday 25th June 2017, 7pm
First Thursday Afternoon Social
@ Welton Rovers Football Club
Next up: Thursday 6th July 2017, 2pm-5pm
Since its launch the monthly First Thursday at Welton Rovers FC has developed into a popular event in the social calendar. Local entertainer Terry Andrews provides a blend of musical entertainment, laughter and even a bit of bingo with hot and cold refreshments available from the bar. The Social is the perfect chance to have a laugh, make new friends and dance or foot tap the afternoon away!
It’s great to see so many people coming out and enjoying live music in the Town and new faces always receive a warm welcome. So if you’re at a loose end on Thursday at 2pm, why not come on down to Welton Rovers?
These concerts are supported by grants from Midsomer Norton Town Council.
Paradis Palm Court Trio
First Friday of every month
Next up: Friday 7th July 2017, 12.30pm
Paradis Palm Court Trio (Jacquelyn Bevan – piano, Lisa Betteridge – violin & Linda Stocks – cello) play a lunch-hour concert, 12.30-1.30pm on the first Friday of each month in the Assembly Room at Midsomer Norton Town Hall. Each concert is themed and comprises pieces of music in a wide range of styles. Rosemary’s delicious home-made cakes are on sale, along with tea & coffee.
These concerts are supported by grants from Midsomer Norton Town Council which enables us to offer them free of charge. Donations are vital to keep the series going, so please give generously.