Concert violinist Thomas Bowes to perform Bach at Shute Church

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:08 20 May 2019

Thomas Bowes. Picture; Benjamin Ealovega

Thomas Bowes. Picture; Benjamin Ealovega

Benjamin Ealovega 2016

Concert violinist Thomas Bowes to perform at Shute Church, as part of his Bach Pilgrimage

Visitors to Shute Church will get the chance to hear a virtuoso violin recital later this month.

Concert violinist Thomas Bowes will be performing a Bach violin recital at St Michael's Church on Thursday,May 23, as part of the Bach Pilgrimage.

Thomas Bowes is one of the UK's most versatile and accomplished violinists.

His concerto appearances in the UK, Germany and the USA have included highly praised performances of the concertos of Elgar, Britten, Szymanowski and Walton.

Tom did his first Bach Pilgrimage in 2012-13 and future events will take him all over the world.

A spokesman for the event said: "This recital of solo violin music is especially designed for church spaces, reflecting the emotional and spiritual strength of the music.

"His spoken introductions give context background about how and why the pieces were written.

"Please join us for what will be a wonderful evening of music in a beautiful venue.

Tickets can be booked by calling 01404 831675, or from Archway Bookshop, Axminster, or else will be available on the door.

Profits from the concert will go towards the long-awaited restoration of the historic windows of the Church.

St Michael's Church in Shute is holding an increasing number of musical and cultural events.

The next concert at the church will be at 7.30pm, on Sunday, June 9, featuring the Free Play A Capella Singers.

Their concert will include an uncommonly varied programme including classical, jazz, contemporary, folk, and original music of differing styles from around the world.

The village is also preparing to welcome a host of local and international speakers for the 2019 Shute Festival, which will this year be from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15.

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