To celebrate International Women’s Day, Trio Paradis’ March Café Concerts’ theme is Daughters of the Muse: music by female composers, including Babington ‘local’ Dora Bright.

Dora, originally from Sheffield, married Wyndham Knatchbull in 1892 and lived at Babington House for a further 60 years.

She had been a concert pianist and later enjoyed considerable national and even international popularity as a composer.

From Babington, Dora ran a music theatre company, The Babbington Strollers, who put on charity performances of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

Dora also had a highly successful collaboration with Adeline Genée, founder of the Royal Academy of Dance, writing music for many dance performances.

Trio Paradis will perform a brand new arrangement for piano trio of the beautiful slow movement of Dora Bright’s Piano Concerto in A minor, in their Daughters of the Muse concert at St John’s Church, Midsomer Norton on Friday, 1st March at 12.30pm and at eleven other Somerset and Wiltshire venues.

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