Lunchtime concerts set to resume at Axminster

PUBLISHED: 07:02 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:21 24 April 2017

The Minster at Axminster. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The Minster at Axminster. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Historic Minster Church will host a wide variety of musical styles from jazz to classical

The 33rd season of lunchtime concerts is set to begin again at Axminster’s Minster Church.

They resume on May 4 and will continue every Thursday at 12.30pm for the next 26 weeks, featuring music selected from a very wide range of styles.

The concerts are always popular with local residents and visitors and their purpose is to support young musicians and local performers alike, as well as encouraging all those who are working towards specific musical goals.

This season swings into action with Clive Smith and his Jazz Quartet and ends with a bang from Sidmouth Orchestra on October 26.

In between, audiences can hear violins, clarinets, piano, organ, voices, even ukulele and sitar, along with saxophones and some Ragtime. Most tastes are catered for at some point in the season. Complete listings of the concerts are widely available or call 01297 32927.

Entry is free but donations are requested for the upkeep of the church. It is estimated that it costs approximately £12 an hour to pay the bills that enable The Minster to be kept open and the concert season is the main fundraising effort for this. Music at The Minster catering teams also provide an inexpensive lunch to allow audience members and performers an opportunity to meet after the concert.

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