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2018 – 2019 Season

Welcome to a season with a difference

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In October the Fieri Consort led a workshop for singers who then performed with them in a truly wonderful concert of choral music.

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Five more concerts to come

Our usual venue, the Playhouse, is closed for refurbishment in 2018-19 so we are using different venues in Alnwick, putting on concerts without a piano that we hope will work well in these places. The first three are in St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. We have had one String Quartet, the Gildas Quartet, in September followed by the Fieri Consort in October.

Our next concert on Sunday 25th November at 3.00pm at St Paul’s features another excellent String Quartet, the Castalian Quartet playing quartets by Mozart, Fauré and Beethoven.

Later in the season in St James’s United Reformed Church we will have a young guitarist, Sean Shibe, who I heard at the East Neuk Festival in 2017 and who I just knew we had to have here. The intimate setting of St James should be just right for this recital, and for the Pro Musica String Trio, which includes three very experienced and well-known chamber musicians.

In St Michael’s Anglican Church we welcome a young Wind Quintet, the Magnard Ensemble, who are supported by the Tillett Trust.

In the Northumberland Hall we have invited Horovod, a local group who played in the Hexham, Holy Island and Alnwick Festivals in 2017, with an evening of music from the Balkans, Greece and Turkey.

As well as the concerts, we have had a Singers’ Workshop led by members of the Early Music group; in March there will be a Children’s Concert for winds, piano and narrator based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and in April an hour long Family Concert from the group playing in the Northumberland Hall.

We hope that you enjoy this ‘season with a difference.’

Mike Alexander, Chairman of Alnwick Music Society

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