Music Club Concerts

Programme for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Seasons

Along with all performing arts societies, the Music Club faces the issue of how to plan for the coming season. After lengthy deliberation the club committee agreed on the following plan of action:

   All of the concerts for the 2020-21 season have been cancelled but we have rebooked the same artistes for the equivalent dates in the 2021-22 season.

  “The Kanneh-Mason Duo” and "The Parnell Phil with Ghiulnara Raileanu” (the 90th Anniversary Bonus Concert) have been rebooked  for April and May 2021. Entry for these concerts will be free to subscribers to the 2019-20 season as well as to honorary members and students. 

  All of these concerts are clearly subject to prevailing government guidelines at the time. The committee will review the situation later in the year and hopefully be able to announce firm dates for these concerts.

Sat 17th April 2021 at 7:30pm
The Kanneh-Mason Duo

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)
Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin)

Venue: ChristChurch, Finkin Street

Subject to Coronavirus Restrictions

The Music Club has also formed close ties with the KANNEH-MASON family which culminated with Sheku performing with his sister ISATA so successfully in the final concert of the 2017-18 season. ISATA, who has just signed a record deal with Decca, now returns to perform with another member of this hugely talented family, her brother BRAIMAH. He studies at the Royal Academy and has already given critically acclaimed performances.

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Sat 15th May 2021 at 7:30pm
The 'Parnell Phil' with Ghiulnara Raileanu, soprano

Subject to Coronavirus Restrictions

90th Annivesary Bonus Concert
Ghiulnara Raileanu (Soprano)
Alistair Parnell (Saxophone)
Philip Robinson (Piano)

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

The group will perform a wide range of inspiring music including dramatic Operatic arias, jazz tunes and classic melodies, as you've never heard them before.

Ghiulnara Raileanu was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, in 1984. She attended the College of Music “St. Neaga" (2004), and subsequently graduate and alumnus of the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Chisinau (2008), studying with the professor Tatiana Busuioc, Master of Arts.

Her notable roles includes title roles such as: Floria Tosca in “Tosca” by G. Puccini, Countess Rosina Almaviva in “The marriage of Figaro”, Desdemona in “Otello” by G. Verdi, Mimi in “La Boheme” and Liu in “Turandot”, etc.

Alistair Parnell and Phillip Robinson formed ‘The Parnell Phil’ in 2010 after collaborating on various projects together in the East Midlands. Both graduates of the Royal College of Music, they each bring a wealth of musical experience to draw on in styles from Baroque. 

Their aim is to rediscover music that is often well known but present it in either a new arrangement, or with a new combination of instruments. Organ, Harpsichord, synthesiser, alto and soprano saxophone, and the fascinating Electronic Wind Instrument as well as voice combine to create a refreshing but accessible programme of music, suitable for all ages and tastes all presented in their own lively and informative style.