SPRING/SUMMER 2015

PROGRAMME

 

Thursday 29th January at 1.00 p.m.

Reg Wrathmell – piano

Schubert - Impromptu in G flat

Schubert-Liszt

Aufenthalt - Der Muller und der Bach - 

Liebesbotschaft - Standchen 

 Liszt - Consolation in D flat major

Chopin

Etudes:  Op.10 No 4, Op 25 No1, Op.10 No 12

Nocturne in F minor

Scherzo in B minor

Reg Wrathmell, although primarily a maths lecturer, has given many piano performances, mainly in the South and West -  Cheltenham and Bristol; he studied also studied with his friend, the late Harold Taylor. 

Previously, he played for the Bideford Music Society and, before moving to Gloucestershire gave frequent recitals for the WEA Chamber Series in the Tudor Merchant Hall, Southampton

 

Thursday 26th February at 1.00 p.m.

Gemma King - Soprano

 Steve Dunachie – Piano

 

A Celebration of English Composers

 

Gemma King, née Busfield sings

Benjamin Britten’s

setting of poems by W.H.Auden

‘On This Island’

and other songs arranged by

Hubert Parry, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Benjamin Britten,

John Ireland, Roger Quilter,

 Ivor Gurney and Steve Dunachie

                                                                                                           

 Gemma King

Soprano and Vocal Tutor

 

Gemma is a graduate of the vocal department of the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she was awarded Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) in 2006. She is also a qualified Music Teacher, and achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 2008 (Open University).

Gemma works across the UK as professional singer, performing regularly in choirs and consorts, including Ex Cathedra (Birmingham), Armonico Consort (Warwick) and Ensemble Sine Nomine (Gloucester). She also performs solo recitals at regular intervals for independent festivals and appears as soprano soloist for various local Choral Societies, including most recently, Ludlow, Leominster and Ross on Wye.

Gemma is Assistant Director of Music at The Parish Church of St. Laurence, Ludlow. There she is responsible for running the Junior Chorister Programme and has recently started a Children’s Training Choir for 5-8 year olds.

As well as performing, Gemma works substantially as a vocal coach, teaching at Abberley Hall Prep School as well as working on a variety of Education Projects for Ex Cathedra, which she has been a member of for 12 years.

 

Steve Dunachie

 

 Steve Dunachie has been accompanist and Assistant Music Director of the Ludlow Choral Society, since 1998. He is a professional musician, working freelance as a piano teacher, music therapist, adjudicator, accompanist and composer. He has also written music for television, radio and the theatre, notably for Sir Antony Hopkins’ production of Uncle Vanya. As well as working in the classical field he has performed in a variety of other settings, including jazz, folk and rock music. We are fortunate to have the services of such an outstanding pianist accompanying Gemma today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thursday 12th March at 1.00 p.m.

Anna Maria Stachula

piano

Couperin, Rameau, Chopin Liszt

 

 

Friday 20th March at 7.30 –

JAZZ CONCERT

Maurizio  Minardi

piano and accordion

Nick Pini-double bass

Jason Reeve-drums

Shirley Smart- cello

Admission £7.50p

www.mauriziominardi.co.uk

 

Thursday 26th March at 1.00 p.m.

 Severn String Quartet

 Anne Tupling,

Rowan Richards (violins),

Jenni Carwithen (viola), Ruth Henley (cello)

 

Thursday 9th April at 1.00 p.m.

Young Shrewsbury 15

 

Thursday 23rd April at 1.00 p.m.

Marie Louise Taylor – piano

 

Thursday 14th May at 1.00 p.m.

Richard Silk and Chris Lacey

Harpsichord and flute

 

Thursday 28th May  at 1.00 p.m.

John Humphreys and Alan Schiller

Piano duo

 

A Steinway Fest 15

(Tea concerts every Thursday in June at 4.30 p.m.)

4th June -DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE

11th June -  FRASER GRAHAM

18th  June -  EMILIE CAPULET

25th June - BELA HARTMANN

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Thursday 9th July at 1.00 p.m.

Aron Arozsa  - piano