Churchill Music

Promoting musical excellence in Somerset since 2007

Music for Lockdown 1

27 March 2020
Thomas Beecham is quoted as saying, “The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought”.  Churchill Music is aiming to following this notion.  We may not be able to bring you our live concerts which add so much to our social calendars, but in these interesting/life changing times, we give you a few musical offerings to uplift (we hope) and release you from the ‘tyranny of those conscious thoughts’!!  
We know that many of you will be listening to BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.  Many of you also know about the orchestras that have recorded their own concerts and are releasing them on the internet to help us all through.  We will bring you more news about this ere long.  

Here in Churchill Music we have our own ideas to ensure that you do not have to endure the cultural starvation that our live concerts would normally alleviate!  
Each week we are putting together a few suggested works, interesting videos, the odd quotation and even a little musical joke or two to assuage your cultural hunger!    
Without further ado, here is the first instalment.

And finally a little humour from one of our Champions (Please keep sending in your music jokes/ideas/works that you would like to share):
Overheard during the supper interval at Glyndebourne during a performance of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier:
“Who’s the composer?” “Mozart of course, dear. You can tell by the costumes.”
On that delightful ‘note’ (oh what a dreadful pun) keep happy, healthy and at home!