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.

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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