We are delighted to announce the return of our monthly recital series, which will take a new form this year due to the absence of our organ. There will be an eclectic range of performances, from a classical guitar recital by renowned guitarist Craig Ogden to a piano recital of Chopin’s Nocturnes.
The programme will be as follows:
Wednesday 3 April,
Classical Guitar Recital
Wednesday 1 May,
Ghostly Stuff: Elgar’s chamber works
A lecture recital featuring performances of the Piano Quintet and Violin Sonata
Dr Steven Halls (speaker), Daphne Moody (violin), Jenny Knights (violin), George White (viola), Bryony Moody (cello), David Halls (piano)
Wednesday 12 June,
My Ladye Nevells Book
Alexander Palotai (chamber organ) performs music from the keyboard collection by William Byrd
Wednesday 3 July,
From Bach to the Beatles
Wednesday 7 August,
Songs of the Forest
Margaret Ravalde (soprano), John Challenger (piano)
Wednesday 4 September
The Faces of Night in Chopin
Professor John Rink (piano)
In his illustrated talk, John Rink will describe the role of light and dark in music by the Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, focusing in particular on the Nocturnes. Contrasting passages from familiar and less familiar pieces will be compared in an exploration of musical chiarascuro.
Friday 4 October,
Lifting the lid
David Owen Norris (piano) plays his signature repertoire and reveals some of the more extraordinary experiences of his life in music. This recital will be followed by an auction of promises, held by Paul Jackson, in aid of the Organ Fund. Please note that this final recital takes place on a Friday. If you would like to make a bid but are unable to attend the auction in person, then please download this absentee bidding form from here.
Each performance will start at 19:30.