Sunday 3rd February    3pm

GALBRIELE BALDOCCI (piano)

CHOPIN:            Impromptu No 1 in A flat, Op 29

                               Impromptu No 2 in F Sharp Op 36

                               Impromptu No 3 in G flat, Op 51

                               Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66

BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

Italian pianist Galbriele Baldocci is known worldwide as duo partner of the legendary Martha Argerich. His extensive repertoire includes a special focus on the music of Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. In 2012 he began recording and performing the complete Beethoven Symphonies, in the challenging transcriptions of Liszt. Baldocci has performed at major venues across the world, most recently the Tonhalle in Zurich, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sala Verdi in Milan. He appears at major festivals, gives masterclasses at the leading conservatoires and universities, and is a regular jury member at international competitions.

Admission by programme at the door £12 (conc £11, child £1).


Sunday 10th February       6pm

CHORAL EVENSONG FOR THE OCTAVE OF CANDLEMAS

 The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton

A beautiful service of Choral Evensong to reflect the pivotal season between Epiphany and the beginning of Lent.Freewill offering.


Monday 18th February   7.15pm

MUSICAL MILESTONES:     The English Revival

EDWARD ELGAR    i)   The Early Years

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

Elgar was nearly 40 years of age before he began to achieve recognition as a composer with a series of large-scale cantatas which enjoyed much success among the English choral societies. A commission to write for the Birmingham Triennial Festival of 1900 resulted in the extra-ordinary and ground breaking 'Dream of Gerontius' a work which, along with the evocative 'Sea Pictures' and brilliantly scored 'Enigma Variations', established him as a composer of international standing. Other important works of the period include the overture 'Froissant' and 'Serenade for Strings' in E minor.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Thursday 28th February     7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC:    

 SCHUMANN       (ii)     Mature Years from 1842

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton 

1842 was for Schumann a remarkable year of chamber music which included a Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet and three String Quartets. Several large-scale works followed - the cantata 'Paradise and the Peri', Piano Concerto, Konzertstücke for 4 Horns and Goethe's 'Faust'. Join us for a superb evening of Romantic riches.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door