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Monteverdi Apprentices Showcase at Messums Wiltshire

Mon 4 Mar, 6.00pm

Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK

A unique opportunity to see the future stars of the choral world performing alongside singers from the internationally renowned Monteverdi Choir.

Tickets: £15, with an optional £25 dinner supplement

Join the Monteverdi Apprentices and members of the Monteverdi Choir, under the guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, for a showcase recital in the stunning surroundings of the recently-restored thirteenth-century tithe barn at Messums Wiltshire, followed by an optional 2-course dinner and drinks.

This presentation in a haven of rural tranquillity will be the culmination of a four-day residency at nearby Springhead – John Eliot Gardiner’s childhood home. The nine Apprentices will have worked closely with their mentors on a range of choral repertoire – ranging from folk songs to improvisation, via Baroque, Classical and Romantic music – and will present a selection of these works-in-progress over the course of the evening.

Messums Wiltshire is a pioneering multi-purpose gallery and arts centre which offers artists a unique space in which to engage with the creative endeavour. The landscape surrounding the barn is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides an inspirational backdrop for visitors to a year round programme of exhibitions, events, workshops and performances: we are delighted that our Apprentices will have the opportunity to showcase their own artistic talents in this remarkable historic space.

To find out more about the Apprentices Programme please click here, or to discuss how you might support this longstanding artist development scheme, please call Tom Hansell on 020 3197 9818 or email: tom@monteverdi.org.uk.

Getting There

Messums Wiltshire is located at Place Farm, Court Street, Tisbury, SP3 6LW, on the eastern edge of the village, 13 miles west of Salisbury.

Tisbury train station is a 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Messums. There is a direct train service from London Waterloo to Tisbury, which takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. A shuttle service to and from Tisbury train station will be provided; the performance will finish in time to travel back to London, whether or not you choose to stay for refreshments afterwards.

Tisbury has good road links and is easily accessible from London via the M3 and A303, from the South West via A303 and A30.

For information on local accommodation, taxi services and more detailed directions, please visit the Messums Wiltshire website.