The Bournemouth Chamber Music Society presented the Pavão String Quartet for a special concert at Bournemouth University’s Kimmeridge Hall. The concert was sponsored for the first time by Tapper Funeral Service’s Outlook Bereavement Support.

The Pavão formed 13 years ago at the Royal Academy of Music, and has since won many prizes, both individually and as an ensemble, including a Grammy and Brit Award nomination.

The quartet came together to treat guests to a sample of Haydn, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, and Dame Ethyl Smyth. To conclude the concert, the audience experienced Pavão’s interpretation of Arnold Bax’s first quartet.

Joint managing director of Tapper Funeral Service, Steven Tapper, said: ‘‘The Bournemouth Chamber Music Society is often associated with musicians of an exceptional standard who play all over the world, with the Pavão Quartet being no exception.

‘‘I was pleased to see so many of our friends from Outlook Bereavement Support attend the concert and enjoy listening to the music. Our bereavement support brings together those who have lost loved ones and enables them to help each other through the grieving process. I believe music is a great therapy.’’

Leanne Adimi, funeral director at Tapper Funeral Service, added: ‘‘The musicians were extremely talented and performed beautifully. Through Tapper Funeral Service’s sponsorship of the concert, I was able to be introduced to music that I would never have heard before. It was lovely to spend quality time with friends from Outlook Bereavement Support, enjoying music together.’’

Outlook Bereavement Support represents a series of events which take place across Dorset and bring the bereaved together.  Free to attend lunches and walks are held for for anyone who has lost their spouse in the last few years, and aims to create new friendships and community support.

For more information about upcoming events please visit