Make Music Day 2019

A day of free music in the New Room cafe and Broadmead courtyard: folk, blues, flutes, preludes, from 17th  Century West Gallery music to 21st Century Folk Americana – join us any time between 11am-4pm for our celebration of music in Bristol.


What’s On:

11am – ‘Bristol Harmony’, West Gallery Quire. Singers and instrumentalists recreate the vigorous music of 18th and 19th century English village choirs.

12pm – A Different Thread. Folk duo inspired by the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion, they weave together elements of folk, country and blues to create what they call: ‘British-Americana’.

1pm – All are welcome to our weekly communion service taking place in the chapel.

1.30pm- Philip Carter, organist.  New Room musical director Philip plays a selection of organ preludes and recessionals on the 18th Century Snetzler organ in the chapel.

2pm – Opal Flutes. Popular favourites and arrangements of classical music (with some unexpected twists!) from East Dulwich based flute choir.

2.45pm – Band of Pilgrims.  Acoustic set of songs in the style of early Gospel blues and perform in churches, festivals and gatherings.

And outside in the Broadmead courtyard:

2.15pm – Part Time Models. Original songs inspired by folk lyrics and melodies with funky riffs and harmonies.

3.15pm – Lotus and Life, roots rock reggae duo. Music to set your soul soaring and your heart singing.  Bring the sunshine and your dancing shoes!

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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