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There is a tradition of good music at St Nicholas’ and a series of music recitals are held in the Church every Wednesday at 2pm throughout the year lasting for 45 minutes. A minimum donation of £5.00 towards recital expenses is appreciated. The recitals provide a perfect break during the day with tea, coffee and cake available before the music begins.  All are welcome to come and enjoy great music in our beautiful building.  Doors open at 1.30pm.

May 2024

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      John Collins, organ:  European organ music from the 16th to 18th centuries

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      Richard Bowen, guitar:  Piece from Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Sor, Jobim, Bonfa andLauro

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    Trio Cavatina:  A Celebration of Poets and Song  for soprano, piano and spoken word, based on famous and not so famous poets ( Shakespeare, Goethe, Verlaine, Ledwidge and Macleod) with settings by composers from Thomas Morley to Benjemin Britten

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    Frantisek Brikcuis:  Cellist Frantisek Brikcius will perform several Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach and music by Czech composers (Year of Czech Music 2024)."

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    Caroline Goodwin and Zhanna Kemp:  Pieces for voice and piano

June 2024

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      Christopher Bundhun:  (solo guitar) Iberian Discovery -  “from Mare Nostrum to Mundus Novus”

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    Rosemary Kemp:  (piano)  Music by Clerambault and J. S. Bach followed by a Mozart Sonata and pieces by Debussy

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    Pam Cragg & Maggie Grimsdell:  This well-known piano duo returns with a fresh selection of wonderful music ranging from the 18th to 21st century, plus a bonus item with an extra guest

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    Kwanita Kwan-Lam Lau & Guangmel Chen:  (violin & piano) Schumann Violin sonatas No. 1 in A Minor Op. 105 and No. 2 in D Minor Op. 121.  "This lesser performed Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 2 is paired with his renowned Violin Sonata No. 1. Regardless of suffering from mental disorder, Schumann's musical ideal could still be recognised."

July 2024

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    Ivan Hovorun:  (piano) Late Chopin piano works and Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No2 in arrangement of Valdimir Horowitz, with cadenza by Sergei Rachmaninoff

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    Evelina Ndlovu & Rob Campkin:  (piano & violin) Edward Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor; Karol Schymanowski: Chant De Roxanne; Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for violin and piano; and Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance from 'La Vida Breve'

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    Hammig String Quartet:  Dvorak’s Piano Quintet – one of the most melodious piano quintets ever written

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    Vincenzo Delli Noci:  (piano) Pieces by Maurice Ravel, Earl Wild and George Gershwin

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    Yoon Seok Shin:  (piano) A mesmerising journey through timeless melodies of classical piano music

August 2024

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      Sylvia Akagi & Peter Golden:  Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute) with Peter Golden (voice and guitar) - classical, traditional, blues and original

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    John Lake Quartet:  Jazz Quartet

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    Cruft Ensemble:  In Memory of Benedict Cruft – Purcell (3 Fantasias), Bach (Trio in Em BWV 528), and Beethoven (Trio in C minor op.9 no.3)

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    Anna Vienna Ho:  (piano)