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Thursday 30th January at 1.00 p.m

Emma Spandrzyk - harp

John Thomas - Watching the Wheat
J B Cardon - Sonata in F minor
Renie - Contemplation
John Thomas - Ash Grove
CPE Bach - Sonata



Thursday 27th February at 1.00 p.m

Colin Reeves and Michael Buchan – piano and voice


Gershwin / J Kern - An American in Paris and Smoke Gets in your Eyes
Hasselmans - La Gitana

Friday7th March at 7.30 p.m


Trish Clowes - Barbara Song

Concert supported by PRS for Music Foundation

Saxophonist Trish Clowes and the Tangent String Quartet recreate Barbara Thompson’s ‘Barbara Song’, a series of arrangements of Kurt Weill songs by Richard Rodney Bennett, John Dankworth, Mike Westbrook, Mike Gibbs and Thompson herself. The concert will also feature a few arrangements of Clowes’ own music.

Trish Clowes – saxophones

Thea Spiers – violin

Cat Parker – violin

Adam Robinson – viola

Louise McMonagle – cello


Admission £7.50p

Thursday 27th March at 1.00 p.m

John Humphreys - piano


John Humphreys studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later on an Austrian Government Scholarship in Vienna. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1972 and since then has appeared throughout the country as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician with many appearances at The South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts as performer and commentator (programme about John Ogdon). He has performed the cycle of Mozart piano sonatas in London and elsewhere and has given many perfomances of Bach's 'Goldberg' and Beethoven's 'Diabelli' Variations.

John was Assistant Head of Keyboard Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire until 2009, where he still teaches. He is also Chairman and Artistic Advisor to the Dudley International Piano Competition.


 For over thirty years John has had a piano duo with Allan Schiller; in addition to recitals throughout the UK and Iceland they have made two highly acclaimed CDs of Busoni and Schubert for Naxos. His latest recording in the Naxos/Schubert series (8.572699) with Robert Markham was released in 2012 and he is scheduled to record Clementi solo sonatas, also for Naxos.

In 1998 he was awarded the ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music for 'his distinguished contribution to music'.


Thursday 24th April at 1.00 p.m


Annual Youth Concert

Line up so far!


Amelia Caeser-Homden

Singer/ songwriter

Richard Christie  - Piano

Joe Derry - Saxophone

Kian Samari  - Guitar

Dan Scott  - Saxophone

Amy Teague  - Piano


Admission £5.00 on the door

(Friends of Gateway Arts £4.,Students £2))

Children and Carers with disabled free



Thursday 15th May at 1.00 p.m

Hollie Whittles- clarinet, with string trio


Thursday 22nd May at 1.00 p.m

Richard Silk - keyboard and Chris Lacey – flute


Tea Concert Series Summer 14

Thursday 5th June at 4.30 p.m.


Thursday 12th June at 4.30 p.m.


Thursday 19th June at 4.30 p.m.


Thursday 26th June at 4.30 p.m.



Thursday 17th July at 1.00 p.m.

Marie Louise Taylor – piano


Admission £5.00 on the door. Friends £4.00

Carers with disabled and children free

(Tea concerts, also £5.00,

include tea and cake)