Berwick Music Series (BMS) is organised by Berwick-upon-Tweed Educational Association, in association with artistic director, Prof. Michael Worboys.
The aim of BMS is to celebrate classical and contemporary music played by soloists and small ensembles.
BMS features established and recent music played by nationally and internationally known performers.
There is also the opportunity to showcase work by composers and performers from the North East.
The principal venue for BMS concerts is the Berwick Watchtower, well-known for its collection of the art of Ian Stephenson and for its lovely acoustic properties.
A highlight of the 2019 season was a day with Quatuor Bozzini.
A video showing highlights of the final day of BMS 2019 can be found HERE.
The 2021 has successfully concluded with outstanding performances from violist Stephen Upshaw and the Frankland Quartet. Highlights will be posted here shortly.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the BMS 2021 New Music Competition.
The Open Prize was awarded to composer Joy Ingle for here piece ilk.
Joy wrote that "ilk is a piece made up of field recordings taken of the area surrounding Backstone Beck on Ilkley moor in Autumn 2020, focusing on the sounds of water."
Joy's piece can be found HERE.
The Berwick Prize was awarded to composer Graham Kelly for his piece Observing Tides 68°N 310°W.
Graham wrote that "Observing Tides 68°N 310°W salutes the success of the Huygens Mission, and British and European scientific collaboration."
Graham's piece can be found HERE.