THE FITZWARREN COLLECTIVECommunity collective offering quality performance and composing opportunities
The Fitzwarren Collective is a group of musicians and other artists based in Somerset that come together under the direction of Jeannette Owen, who is a composer, musician and teacher.
The collective appears in various forms (e.g. trio, quartet, chamber orchestra) to premiere and perform new and bespoke music written by Somerset composers. Many of the works are influenced by the local landscape and history.
The music is primarily classically influenced but takes inspiration from a number of other styles and genres, such as blues, jazz, folk and choral music. We offer opportunities for soloists to perform with the collective, and have had music students and professional musicians performing concertos and other works.
The collective is a fluid organisation, with no obligation for members to perform in every concert with instead members signing up to concerts on a case by case basis. We are always open to other creatives joining the collective.
We hold a number of large and smaller concerts in selected West Country venues. Ticket prices are kept low, or free wherever possible, with under 18’s always attending at no cost at events held by the collective. We also perform at concerts and festivals held by other organisations.
Latest News & Blog
A campaign to reclaim the Mecca Bingo building in Taunton as an arts and culture venue is creating a buzz amongst local councillors and the public as the campaign reaches over 2000 signatures and is set to drive more public support. The ‘Project Gaumont’ team lead by Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance and Creative InnovationJune 28, 2023
We were pleased to hear from SABCA member Corrinne Curtis who obtained advice from SABCA at the early stages of her project. Through hard work and determination Corrinne has achieved overwhelming success for The Nornen Project and we would like to share here comments sent to us: We spoke a couple of years ago aboutJune 21, 2023
Emergence, an immersive audio-visual installation by SABCA Member, This is Loop, debuts at Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights Festival this January
Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, E14Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th January 2023 As part of Winter Lights 2023 at Canary Wharf, This is Loop (a SABCA Member) is presenting their most ambitious work to date: a major audio-visual artwork, Emergence. Conceived and built by artists Harriet Lumby and Alan Hayes, the co-founders of This is Loop,January 19, 2023
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