Live Music returns to Southwold

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Tuesday 15th December at 1pm – the first of a series of six live concerts in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold.

Marije Johnston, violin
Nathan Williamson, piano

Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in G major, KV301
Schubert: Sonatina in D major, op.137 no.1
Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano No. 3, Op. 108

All concerts will be performed to a small, socially distanced audience in St Edmund’s. Tickets are available to buy here. We highly recommend booking as quickly as possible.  Ticket numbers are extremely limited due to social distancing measures. Please note that all those hoping to attend the concert in the church must book in advance – ticket purchases ‘on the door’ are not permitted.

For those not able to attend the concert in person, live streaming of all our concerts is available online via YouTube Live. To watch the online streaming, simply click this link ahead of the start of the concert. The concert will remain online until the evening of Monday 21st December. Anyone is welcome to watch online completely free of charge. If viewers feel able to make a donation to the Southwold Music Trust to help us cover expenses of setting up the streaming (which include hire of a sound engineer and video and audio equipment) that would deeply appreciated.

The series continues with on Tuesday 22 December, 1pm, when Southwold’s world famous ‘Lockdown Tier 1 Trio’, violinists Magnus and Marije Johnston and pianist Nathan Williamson, will return for a more lighthearted concert of salon music with a Festive feel. See our next post for more details on this event.

We are immensely grateful to support from the Southwold Trust, Rainbow Dickinson Trust, the Paisley Charitable Trust, and our many private sponsors for their generous support and help in the production of these live concerts, the online school events, and the online streaming.

If you are planning to attend the concert in person, please take a moment to read our Covid safety protocols at the bottom of this page.

Covid 19 Safety Information

The number in the Audience is limited to ensure that social distancing of family groups from one another can be maintained. Tickets must be sold in advance with no sales on the door permitted.

The organiser will provide adequate signs to make clear what is expected as the Audience enter and exit the Church.

Facemasks must be worn by all people at all times within the building with the exception only of the performers during the performance.

The only entry point for the church is the South Door, and exit is via the North Door. 

All those entering the building should use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and exit.

The organiser will provide the required number of stewards to manage ticket/name checking as people enter the building, directing audience towards the appropriate pew, and the seating and exit of people in the aisles. 

The stewards must fill the pews from the front. Seats are not reserved but allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. Audience members are requested to sit where they are asked according to seats available and the number of persons in their group/’bubble’ booking.

On completion of the concert, audience members must remain seated until authorised by stewards. Audience members will be directed to leave from the back first to ensure social distancing is maintained.

The Stewards remind all Audience members not to mingle with other groups before or after the concert.

All pews and touched surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned after each event.

The church Toilets will not be made available and the side chapels and Chancel are not to be used.

The programme will be announced by the performers in lieu of a printed programme.

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