Music Society moves to new home

Bishop Auckland Music Society (BAMS) is relocating to St. Andrew’s, South Church in order to secure a future for its concert series and a home for the Society’s magnificent Steinway Grand Piano.

St. Andrew’s, which is the largest parish church in County Durham, offers a wonderful new venue for BAMS in which to continue its programmes as normal after September 2016 and, in particular, for their 2017 series and beyond.

A spokesperson said: “Our sincere thanks are due to the Vicar and people for their unreserved welcome. At St. Andrew’s, the spacious interior, both visually and acoustically, offers a beautiful environment in which to enjoy music. It provides a much larger space for both audiences and performers, affording the possibility of performances by larger orchestral groups too in the future and outreach initiatives to encourage young people to experience the beauty of music. We are most grateful to Councillor Sam Zair for helping BAMS meet the cost of removing the piano from Auckland Castle to St. Andrew’s with a substantial grant from his DCC Members Initiative Fund.”

Cllr Sam Zair commented: “I would like to wish BAMS many more years of success in their new venue at St. Andrew’s.” The BAMS 2017 Series of concerts, including the return of 4 Girls 4 Harps, will be held in St. Andrew’s from April to September.

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