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Lunchtime Recital – Matt Norman, mandolin

Matt Norman explores music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries played on the mandolin.  The earlier music has been arranged specially for the mandolin and the later music is written by the little known mandolin virtuoso Gervasio.  The mandolin is one of the lesser know instruments of the classical world but has been valued by many composers for its unique sound including Mozart, Vivaldi and Mahler.

Matt is a consummate player of the mandolin in both the Folk and Classical genres.  He is a regular performer and also teaches in Bristol.  This year he has been booked to play at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival and is taking this opportunity to present his repertoire in his home town of Bristol as well.

Join us for this free recital at 1.30pm on Friday 28th February in the beautiful acoustics of 18th Century chapel.  The concert will be preceded by Holy Communion from 1pm-1.25pm.  All are welcome.

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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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