Gateway Arts Concerts

Thursday 29th September at 2.00 p.m.

Linda Chan - piano

 Haydn - Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:50

Franck - Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Bach-Busoni – Chaconne in D minor
Prokofiev - Sonata No. 3 in A minor,


After studying in Hong Kong Linda Chan moved to the UK and studied first at Birmingham Conservatoire and then the Royal Northern School of Music. She was a finalist in the Beryl Clempin Beethoven competition and played recently in Birmingham Cathedral. This is her first time at the Gateway and she comes well recommended, so we hope you will give her your support.


 Friday 7th October at 7.30 p.m.



Mozart - Sonata No. 28 in E flat major, K. 380

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Prokofiev - Five Melodies, Op. 35

Brahms - Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 78

 Tickets £10 (£8 concession)

(available on the door or from the Gateway)


Alison Loram has given a number of solo and chamber music recitals and has performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ “Lark Ascending” with the St John’s Festival Orchestra of Chester.  She is leader of the Forum String Quartet and Piano Trio, and the Nantwich Chamber Ensemble, and plays professionally with orchestras throughout the Midlands and the North West including the English Symphony and Northern Concordia orchestras.


Chris Symons is a well-known musician in the Shropshire area, – as sometime conductor of Oswestry School Choir, Oswestry Choral Society and Cantiones, as organist, pianist and as the Director of the Oswestry School Recital Series featuring internationally renowned musicians, including Tasmin Little, Lawrence Jackson, John Lill, Martin Roscoe, Guy Johnston, James Gilchrist, Stephen Varcoe, Carlo Curley, the Skampa and Allegri String Quartets and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. In Shrewsbury he worked with the Phoenix Singers, under Richard White.  This summer he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto (K488 No 23 in A major) with Manchester Camerata and gave the Veronica Donkin Annual Memorial Organ Recital at St Oswald’s Church in Oswestry


Friday 14th October at 7.30 p.m 

An Operatic Evening

hosted by Marie Miller


Angela Contestabile, Sue Rawlings, Yvonne Gulley,

Bill Atkins, Gareth Jones,

Glenn Fildes, Mike Rawlings

Accompanist  - Diana Platts

 An evening to include music by

Mozart, Schubert, Massenet, Lehar, Puccini, Offenbach, Gilbert and Sullivan, Delibes. Faure and Johann Strauss


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Tickets £10.00)


Thursday 27th October at 2.00 p.m.

Richard Silk - Harpsichord

1685 - a Good Year!

A lecture-recital of music by the three composers born that year


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Fantasia in C minor BWV 919

Prelude and Fugue in Eb major (Book 1, The Well-tempered Clavier)


George Frederic Handel (1685-1759) 

Grand Suite No 8 in F minor

Prelude – Allegro – Allemande – Courante – Gigue


Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)

Sonata in Bb major K 57


A lecture-recital on the style and performance of music of the


Three greatest keyboard composers in the Baroque era.


Thursday 24th November at 2.00 p.m.

Julia Hartmann – piano


Thursday 15th December at 2.00 p.m.

Music at Christmas 

with Maki and Haru Sekiya

piano and violin


Admission £6.00 on the door

Friends of Gateway Arts £5.00, Students £3.00


Carers with disabled and children free 

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