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

Join us on Friday 21st February 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.

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.


  • 21st February 2020 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm

New Room

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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