Autumn 2018 concerts

 

October 5    

SPECIAL CONCERT FOR NATIONAL QUAKER WEEK

Roza Bene (harpsichord)   Byrd the bells;  Quadran pavane and galliard                                                              Tomkins  pavanes and a galliard                                                                                    Louis Couperin chaconne in C

Thomas Tomkins of Worcester was composing the pieces in this programme during the same years as the origins of Quakerism, which  took place in this part  of the country.

Roza Bene is a Hungarian harpsichordist resident in England since 2015 and who has made a special study of early English harpsichord music, winning many prestigious prizes  e.g.  Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize (London), the Leamington Music Prize, and the Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize (Birmingham)  Recently she has  been studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire and performing with orchestras in both Great Britain and Hungary.  

October 19

Jack Dolan (tenor) Robin Bowman (piano)                                                                  Bach erwaege (St. John Passion)  Finzi a young man’s exhortationthe sigh        Schubert an den Mond  Bellini bella Nice, che d’amore  Faure poeme d’un jour Donizetti tombe degli avi miei…..  fra poco a me ricovero (Lucia di Lammermoor)

November 2

Samuel Bristow (organ)

J S Bach Toccata in E  BWV 566  Wagner (arr.Liszt)  Pilgrim’s Chorus                       Tchaikovsky  (arr.Samuel Bristow) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy                       Walter Hilse in Memoriam: Duke Ellington  F E Bache Introduction and               Allegro

November 16

Eric McElroy (piano) 

Ravel valses  nobles et sentimentales   Bax  piano sonata no. 2

Two major contributions to the solo piano repertoire written roughly a hundred years ago during the decade of the First World War.

A return visit by the brilliant young American pianist who recently gave us Bax’s first piano sonata in one of our lunchtime concerts. 

December 7

Claire Bowman (soprano) Robin Bowman (piano)

A recital of songs in English French and German based around the themes of evening and night.

December 21  

Paul Carr  (organ)

a CHRISTMAS organ recital.