Bringing international musicians and great chamber music to Northumberland.
2018 – 2019 Season
Welcome to a season with a difference
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 have been in St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. We had the Gildas Quartet in September followed by the Fieri Consort in October and the Castalian Quartet in November.
Still to come in 2019
In February we 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 in May, which includes three very experienced and well-known chamber musicians.
In March in St Michael’s Anglican Church we welcome a young Wind Quintet, the Magnard Ensemble, who are supported by the Tillett Trust.
In April in the Northumberland Hall we have a local group Horovod, who played in the Hexham, Holy Island and Alnwick Festivals in 2017 and who would have played at this year’s Alnwick Music Festival. So, if you were disappointed that this festival was cancelled, come and hear 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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