Extended ‘playing days’ lasting from 10am to approximately 4.30 pm are held once or twice each year, normally in June and December.

Batheaston 2014

Batheaston 2014 (Michael Tabb)

The June playing day is usually extended to players of bass Renaissance instruments, and includes works for combined voices, recorders and Renaissance instruments. This has always proved to be hugely enjoyable.

  • In 2012 we performed Tallis’ magnificent Spem in Alium for 40 voices: you can see a report on the day here.
  • In 2014 we performed Striggio’s motet Ecce Beatam Lucem, perhaps an inspiration for the Tallis. You can listen to the recording by Michael Tabb.

Mention should also be made of the Jerrome Recorder Group, which is affiliated to the SRP. It meets once per week and gives a number of short concerts during the year. Further details are available from Debbie Nicholas

Last updated 13 November 2020