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.
Jack Dolan (tenor) Robin Bowman (piano) Bach erwaege (St. John Passion) Finzi a young man’s exhortation; the 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)
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
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.
Claire Bowman (soprano) Robin Bowman (piano)
A recital of songs in English French and German based around the themes of evening and night.
Paul Carr (organ)
a CHRISTMAS organ recital.