Music Club Concerts


Start of 2018/19 Concert Season
Wed 3rd October at 7:30pm
Alexandra Dariescu (piano)

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School (subject to confirmation)

This Romanian pianist was recently named as one of ‘thirty pianists under thirty’ destined for a spectacular career. She first performed at the Music Club several seasons ago and since then has become a national and international artist, dazzling audiences world wide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence.She will be playing pieces from her current recital repertoire and will undoubtedly provide an entertaining curtain raiser to the new season.

Wed 7th November at 7:30pm
Castilian String Quartet

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School (subject to confirmation)

This quartet; Sini Simonen (violin), Daniel Roberts (violin), Charlotte Bonneton (viola) and Christopher Graves (‘cello), was formed in 2011 and is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. They have performed in Europe China, the USA, Canada and Columbia. We look forward to welcoming this young and talented quartet on their debut for the Music Club.

 

Wed 5th December at 7:30pm
Singers from Cantamus

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

In their fiftieth anniversary year the renowned girls’ choir CANTAMUS return to Grantham to give the traditional ‘Christmas ‘ concert, featuring a range of music for the Festive Season. On this occasion there will be a smaller group and not the full choir. As ever as members will know, we can expect a very popular concert.

 

Wed 9th January 2019 at 7:30pm
Jake Muffett (baritone) with Philip Robinson (piano)

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School (subject to confirmation)

JAKE MUFFETT, who left King’s School in 2011, studied on the Artist Masters’ Course in vocal performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London 2014-16, for which he was supported financially by, amongst others, Grantham Music Club. Thus he is giving a concert for us and members will be able to appreciate how his career has progressed. He has been a member of the Genesis Sixteen Choral Programme (run by Harry Christophers) and completed an apprenticeship with the Monteverdi Choir (conducted by John Eliot Gardiner). PHILIP ROBINSON , who needs no introduction to members, being really the ‘Mr Music Man ‘in this area, will accompany Jake on the piano.

Wed 13th February 2019 at 7:30pm
Saltarello Trio

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School (subject to confirmation)

HEIDI FARDELL, who attended school in Grantham, was a founder member of the SALTERELLO ensemble. She is a recorder specialist and freelance performer in both contemporary and early genres and this ensemble is a group of musicians who perform a wide range of music spanning the medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary repertoires. They play various instruments such as gamba, bass viol, treble viol and voice flute and include the Bach G Major sonata for voice flute and gamba amongst their repertoire , which they may include in their programme . We welcome this ensemble, warmly recommended by a member, and with a local connection which we try to support in each season.

Wed 27th March 2019 at 7:30pm
Joglaresa

Love in Time of Unicorns - Secrets & Desires in Medieval Song

JOGLARESA, directed by Belinda Sykes, is an early music ensemble of intertwining female voices accompanied by harp, fidel, dulcimer and percussion. They have performed in London and both nationally and internationally, and will bring the season to an end by presenting their programme entitled Love in the Time of Unicorns.

Imagine the world of the Middle Ages... this programme lives up to all your medieval fantasies: knights, ladies, lovers, nightingales, minstrels, and unicorns. Some of the most beautiful medieval melodies are to be found in the courtly love-drenched world of the trouvères - Fin amors had so affected the culture and imagination of Europe throughout the last thousand years that C.S. Lewis described it as a 'revolution' compared to which 'the Renaissance is a mere ripple on the surface of literature.'

With four intertwining female voices accompanied by harp, fidel, dulcimer and percussion, this programme will sound heavenly. Come to this, our final concert of this season, to find out more!

Venue: The Hall of the King’s School (subject to confirmation)