Spring 2018 concerts





 January 19

Eric McElroy – piano.   Music by John Ireland – London Pieces (Chelsea Reach; Ragamuffin; Soho Forenoons)   Ballade of London Nights        Arnold Bax  Sonata no. 1.


February 2

A piano trio from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department,

Alice Beardmore (violin)  Natasha Wilcockson (cello)  Lauren Zhang (piano) directed by Jean Gubbins. 

Dvorak piano trio (Op.65) fourth movement allegro con brio, and  Shostakovitch piano trio (op.67) third and fourth movements largo, allegretto and  a specially-composed new trio by Christopher Brammeld, written for the Intercollegiate Piano Trio competition 2018, to be held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on February 4th. 

February 16

Allan  Schiller and John Humphreys  – piano duet.  Music by J.C.Bach Sonata in F major Op. 18 no. 6; Mozart Fantasie in f minor for mechanical organ K608; Schubert Variations on an original theme in A flat, D.813; Hindemith Sonata for four hands; Brahms Two Hungarian Dances

www.allanschiller.com;   schiller-humphreys.com

March 2

Amanda Bonsall – soprano,  Samantha Oxborough – mezzo-soprano.  Miles Taylor – baritone,  Philip Bullock – piano.   A programme of songs by Franz Liszt, and of transcriptions for solo piano by Franz Liszt of songs by Schubert.   LISZT SONGS:- die Loreley;  ihr Glocken von Marking; Oh quand je dors!;  Mignons Lied; Tre sonetti di Petrarca. Transciptions from Schubert for solo piano:-  Ständchen; Ave maria; Gretchen am Spinnrade.

March 16 

Paul Carr – organ Patrick Gowers an occasional trumpet voluntary;  J.S.Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV541; Beethoven the Ruins of Athens: Turkish March;  Mozart Fantasie in f minor; Percy Whitlock Sonata in c minor: Scherzetto; Alexandre Guilmant Grand Choeur in D


Concerts are at 13.00 hours at Bournville Friends Meeting House, 65 Linden Road B30 1JT 

Admission free  Retiring collection to cover performers’ fees and expenses.  Soup bread and cheese lunch from 12.00 – 12.45.