December/January – details of upcoming lunchtime concerts – Wednesdays at 12.30pm
4th December: Melanie Mehta and friends: Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” and other items with a Christmas flavour. Melanie has sung for us before.
After this concert there is a break until 8th January
8th January: Phil Bonser (clarinet) and Dorothy Raven (piano). They were going to play for us in November but Dorothy had a cataract operation the day before, so needed to postpone their visit. Nina Leonard-Savicevic, who was due to play for us on this date, has damaged a finger and needs to rest it, bur hopes to come at a later date. Phil and Dorothy have been to us before and we can look forward to a brilliant performance.
15th January: Samantha Muir (guitar) Samantha is a very accomplished classical guitarist, who also plays a very small guitar called a machete. I don’t know if she is bringing her pupil Lara Taylor with her, who also plays guitar. Sam and Lara have both played for us before.
22nd January: Josephine Pickering and David Lee (piano duets) I rather think they have played for us before so you should know what to expect.
29th January : String Theory (string quartet) I’m not sure at the moment who the actual artists will be but there will be two violinists, viola and cello. They played for us for the first time in our last season.
Concerts start at 12.30pm, with tea and coffee available in the hall from 12 noon.