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Schrobenhausen Festival

Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on September 19, 2020 at 5:45 AM

The 2020 Schrobenhausen Festival has been rescheduled to 2021.

Dates to be published when available.

The 2020 International Council meeting will take place over the weekend commencing 31st October,

in Schrobenhausen. Because of the restrictions due to the pandemic, arrangements are being made

for communication via the Internet.

The Bridgnorth Twinning Festival will now take place in 2022.

Thiers Jumelage & La Pamparina 2019

Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on January 13, 2019 at 9:55 AM

The 2019 Twin Towns annual Festival will be organised by Thiers and is due to take place during La Pamparina popular Music Festival. over the weekend of 5th, 6th & 7th July.

Bridgnorth Festival 2018

Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on July 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM


Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on March 2, 2016 at 12:25 AM


Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on November 24, 2015 at 7:30 AM

The 2016 Thiers Twin Towns Festival is organised to take place from
the 8th to 11th July during "La Pamparina". Thiers' annual street music
Festival, featuring all styles of music by professional musicians, is a
major national attraction.

The Twinning committee is planning to organise a trip to Thiers by either
a weekend visit flying from Birmingham, or a five day coach trip, including
en route hotel accommodation, for a minimum group of twenty travellers.

Host families are organised for your weekend accommodation or you can
book and pay for a hotel room. If you choose the Hotel accommodation then,
due to the large number of visitors at the Music Festival, the Thiers Jumelage
Committee need your booking early.

Please contact secretary Nicky on: [email protected] 
or phone: 01746 762487

For further details on "La Pamparina" visit:


Posted by Bridgnorth Twinning on October 19, 2015 at 7:10 AM

Bridgnorth & District Twinning Association



10th September to 15th September 2010


The Vivaldi Weekend, in Bridgnorth, was the result of a long standing arrangement with the three Twinning Partners, to perform Vivaldi’s choral works in each of the three Twin Towns. The idea was the dream of Prof. Paulette Tampere, Musical Director of the Point D’Orgue Choral, in Thiers. Last year we performed the Magnificat in Thiers and the previous year there had been a performance of the Gloria.


One of the challenges, there were many, was to find enough Singers to provide the basis of a large Choir. Fortunately, Dr. John Turnock agreed to share this challenge and choral rehearsals were arranged at St. Mary’s Church. The response was encouraging and over the twelve weeks of rehearsals, leading up to the Music Weekend, the Bridgnorth Choir grew from a core of thirty to fifty eight voices, adding to the thirty members of the Thiers Choir.


Arrangements were made for Host Families, Hotel accommodation, Coaches and, in order to reduce costs, the use of the Bridgnorth Community Bus to transport the Arsatius Consort to and from the Airport and Concert venues.


Friday 12th September was the first Concert, in St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, coincidentally also the start of the Ludlow Food Festival, so a visit was included in the Weekend’s agenda. The Arsatius Consort played a number of Vivaldi’s compositions and the Choir performed the Vivaldi “Gloria”.


There was a Coffee Concert on Saturday morning for the Arsatius Consort at Acton Round Church and Hall by arrangement with Sue and Hew Kennedy. In spite of a lower than expected Audience, the music of five Baroque Composers was enthusiastically received, encouraging the quintet to add an encore.


The Concert at St Mary’s Church, Bridgnorth, commenced at 7pm, to a packed audience and was very well appreciated by everyone. Following the concert over 140 visitors and participants were invited to a Banquet at the Baptist Church. As the wine flowed, the evening concluded with musical entertainment from all sections of the Choir and Orchestra.


On Sunday, a section of the Bridgnorth Choir, with the Thiers Choral, sang at the morning service in St. Mary’s Church.


All the visitors expressed there thanks for a wonderful weekend, in particular to musical director John Turnock and twinning committee secretary Lindy Macdonald for the time spent in organising the event.


New friendships were made and old friendships were re-enforced by this special social occasion.