day Edward Elgar festival to be held in Burnham-On-Sea
music of one of England's greatest composers, Edward Elgar, will
be celebrated during a two-day festival being held in Burnham-On-Sea
later this month.
The town's University of the Third Age (U3A) and lecturer Julian
Williamson have joined forces to present a Elgar Weekend starting
on February 27th.
The classical music project will be held at The Princess Hall.
The morning sessions will be consist of illustrated talks and
the afternoons will feature the composer's music, performed by
Bristol String Quartet.
and Highbridge Brass Band will also perform Elgars little-known
work, the Severn Suite, which he wrote specifically for brass.
Rod Winfield from the U3A told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Obviously
Burnham's U3A is known for its many and varied activities for
those no longer in full-time employment. It now has more than
570 members taking part in a wide variety of activities including
language studies, art, walking, barn dancing and scrabble."
us this is quite an ambitious undertaking but Julian Williamson
is well known to Wells U3A where he has run similar weekends and
he always brings his topics to life with interesting and often
amusing anecdotes. Some people come just to hear him speak!"
Tickets for both days cost £33 - or £30 for U3A members
- and it is possible to mix the talks and music with individual
sessions costing £9 (U3A members £8) by contacting
Rod Winfield on 01278 789824, mentioning Burnham-On-Sea.com.