Lunchtime Recital – Jane Cottrell (contralto) with Philip Carter (organ)

Join us on Friday 26th April at 1.30pm as contralto Jane Cottrell returns to the New Room, accompanied by Philip Carter, with a programme of vocal solos and organ voluntaries entitled ‘Easter around the World’.

Recital is free, with retiring collection

Jane Cottrell is a talented singer and gifted organist who has played many times at the New Room.  Her voice compliments the New Room’s beautiful acoustic and ensures for a wonderful concert for all music lovers.  Jane says:Free concert with retiring collection.

” With a lifelong interest in classical and church music I have been a member of Totterdown Methodist Church choir and music group (recorder, keyboard) for many years.  I am also a member of the New Room Singers and take part in various services and musical events with them.  Thanks to Philip Carter, New Room organist, I had the opportunity to learn to play the church organ, and am now an assistant organist at Totterdown and at the New Room.  With Philip’s encouragement I have taken part in several lunch-time concerts at the New Room, either as soloist or in duets.  It is a great privilege to perform music in this historic place.”

Jane will be accompanied on the Snetzler organ by New Room musical director Philip Carter.

Philip Carter is the church organist and musical director at Totterdown Methodist Church. Philip has an extensive range of experience from devising training schemes to encourage new organists as part of the Royal School of Church Music, to managing British Methodist Youth Choir and Church Organ enthusiasts tours across Britain, Europe and America.  Alongside his wife Pam, he was Conference Secretary of the Methodist Church Music Society for 10 years.  As musical director of the New Room since 1980, Philip has undertaken many concerts, festivals, hymn writing competitions, choir and musical events.


John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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