Music Club Concerts

Season 2017/18
Wed 4th October at 7:30pm
Andrew Unwin (Baritone) & Philip Robinson (Piano)

Schumann - Lieder Kreise

For our first concert we welcome back PHILIP ROBINSON (piano) so well known to music lovers in Grantham and the surrounding area. Since his last appearance at the Music Club Philip has set up a ‘Singers’ Forum’ in Nottingham and also returned as guest conductor for Grantham Choral Society. He continues to find deep satisfaction in playing for vocal recitals and masterclasses and on this occasion will give a recital with ANDREW ASHWIN (baritone) , who has sung many different roles in the course of his international operatic career. He is Head of Singing at Repton School and is increasingly in demand across the Midlands . Together they will perform a varied programme of repertoire across the ages to include Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams and the romantic song recital Liederkreis Opus 39 by Schumann. This should be a most entertaining curtain raiser to our new season.

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School
Sponsored by Escritt Barrell Golding

Wed 8th November at 7:30pm
The Hinson Trio

Again we are welcoming members of the Hinson family , who have proved so popular with our audiences when they have performed previously. THE HINSON TRIO comprises NADIA HINSON (piano) SOPHIE HINSON ( violin and voice) and their friend TUDOR TRITTA ( violin) . Nadia is owner and director of the Hinson School of Music in Nottingham and studied violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music. Her daughter , Sophie , is currently studying at the Royal Academy , having attended Cheetham’s School of Music. Amazingly she began the violin at the age of 2 years! Their colleague , TRITTA TUDOR ( violin) , born in Bucharest , started playing the violin at the age of 3 years and studied as a young student at the Koln Musik Hochschule ,Germany. He has performed extensively as a soloist , chamber musician and orchestral leader. We look forward to another lively concert showing the Hinson rapport with our audience.

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School
Sponsored by Brigadier Charles Smith

Wed 6th December at 7:30pm
Melstock Band

Music and Songs for Christmas

 This ensemble, the MELSTOCK BAND ( who take their name from Thomas Hardy's fictitious town) previously performed for us in December 2013 and proved so popular then that we have invited them back to give another ‘Christmas ‘ concert for this season. They will invite you to their Christmas fireside with a seasonal mix of ‘ jovial songs , stirring dance music and haunting carols ‘ and should provide an entertaining evening in the lead up to Christmas. This concert will take place at Christchurch, Finkin Street.

Venue: ChristChurch, Finkin Street
Sponsored by Pigott & Hall


Wed 17th January 2018 at 7:30pm
Oliver Pashley (Clarinet)

 with Edward Liddall (Piano)

We are pleased that OLIVER PASHLEY is returning to give another concert as our audience has followed his progress with much interest since the days he was at King’s School. He has completed his studies now and is a free lance artist. He has been on stage at the National Theatre playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra in productions of Amadeus and has been invited to take part in the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Snape Maltings in a production of Britten’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. In the future he will be touring Italy and Asia with the Philharmonic Concert . Orchestra.

Venue: ChristChurch, Finkin Street
Sponsored by two members of the Music Club
Wed 14th February 2018 at 7:30pm
Richard Roddis & friends

Music and Songs for St Valentine's Day

Following the performance RICHARD RODDIS AND FRIENDS gave on Armistice Day 2015 to great acclaim, to commemorate World War One, we have asked them to give a subsequent performance of Songs and Readings through the Ages for St. Valentine’s Day. RICHARD RODDIS (tenor) is well known in the Midlands and has previously performed in recital at the Music Club. He will be joined by CLIVE POLLARD (piano) and ROSALIND WILLIAMS and GILLIAN von FRAGSTEIN , both readers. Together they will present a suitably romantic and atmospheric concert for this special date.
Sat 14th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

 BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016
with Isata Kanneh-Mason (Piano)

We are delighted to welcome back two members of the amazingly talented Kanneh-Mason family to perform for us again. They originally played as a trio in November 2014 and were so well received. Since then last season Isata returned to give a piano recital and her brother Skeku won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. It will take place in Christchurch , Finkin Street, where Sheku as a young boy won his class at Grantham Music Festival. He will be performing some of his current repertoire . A more enjoyable and impressive concert to bring this season to a close could hardly be imagined. (Photo Credit: Glen Thomas)

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street
Sponsored by Robert Holland