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Rediscovered music to be played in concert at Weston Park

By Weston Park, 19 July 2017, 10:50AM

Weston Park will be hosting a unique concert showcasing a rediscovered music collection belonging to the Bridgeman family, which has lain hidden for over 200 years.

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border will be hosting a unique concert showcasing a rediscovered music collection belonging to the Bridgeman family, which has lain hidden for over 200 years.

The music was hidden from view, stacked in dusty tin trunks, where it was probably stored in the nineteenth century and its importance was completely overlooked. It was only rediscovered recently by Martin Perkins, Early Music Lecturer and Instrument Curator at Birmingham Conservatoire, who speculatively contacted Weston Park during his own research and was shown the collection by mystified staff at Weston Park.

Martin together with other Members of the Musical & Amicable Society will now bring the music to life and will be performing some of the discovered works for cello live to an audience in the historic Dining Room at Weston Park. Surrounded by world renowned portraits and family heirlooms also passed down the family through generations, the Dining Room will provide a perfectly appropriate setting for the memorable evening.

The original 250 year old music manuscripts will also be on display for the first time for visitors to see.

 Tickets cost £10 per person

Tickets are limited and pre-booking is required by contacting Julieanne McMahon on 01952 852131 or by emailing julieanne@weston-park.com

For further information please visit weston-park.com