Music Club Concerts

Programme for the 2021-22 Season

All concerts are subject to prevailing government guidelines at the time. 

Wed 3rd November at 7:30pm
Larisa Trio with Rosie Spinks

Venue: Christchurch Finkin Street

The Larisa Piano Trio are an award-winning chamber group formed in 2016 at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester. Holders of the prestigious Christopher Rowland Chamber Music Ensemble of the Year Award, they have had many competitive successes.

The trio were recently invited to play in Wigmore Hall in a masterclass with György Pauk and to perform in the 2019 Joseph Haydn: Innovation and Inspiration Chamber Music Festival and Leeds International Festival.

The trio are passionate about new music, having worked with Michael Finnissy on a new Piano Trio dedicated to the ensemble as well as performing regularly for the Norfolk Composers Group.

As well as giving classical concerts nationwide, contemporary collaboration across the arts is an integral part of the trio's ethos.

Sponsored by Maurice Payne

Wed 8th December at 7:30pm

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble has been playing since 1992. Now well-established, they are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is often thought of as early music.

They were the first medieval band to develop a programme of songs entirely devoted to Mary Magdalen, and they were pioneers in programming medieval Jewish and Arabic texts for otherwise more-commonplace Iberian and Crusades programmes.

Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional musics but, rather than create a 'fusion' or a surreal mix of these styles, they aim to use their combined experiences (upbringings drenched in traditional Irish, English, Maghrebi, Balkan and Middle Eastern music) to create a homogenous sound - Joglaresa members spent years in North Africa and the Middle East absorbing the best traditional tunes, learning the local languages.

Sponsored by Pigott & Hall

Wed 12th January 2022 at 7:30pm
The Jonny Kerry Quartet

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

The Jonny Kerry Quartet is an acoustic ensemble inspired by Gypsy Jazz, New Musette, Classical & Tango music. The quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms.

The quartet is led by accordionist and singer Jonny Kerry and completed with guitarists Harry Diplock, Ducato Piotrowski and Mike Green on double bass. The band have performed at hundreds of concerts and festivals all over the UK.

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis

Wed 9th February 2022 at 7:30pm
Nigel Hinson and the Veloce Quartet

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

The Hinsons are another well-known talented Nottingham musical family that has been associated with Music Club and performed at concerts in the Grantham area for many years, and we are delighted to welcome them back.

Nigel and Nadia met while studying at The Royal Academy of Music and eventually married. They are both very successful freelance musicians and also have a successful private music school in Nottingham.

The Veloce Ensemble is their string quartet and, with the addition of Nigel, a clarinet quintet. Currently daughter Sophie is also a member. Their programme will include both the Weber and Brahms Clarinet Quintets.

Sponsored by Brig. Charles Smith

Wed 16th March 2022 at 7:30pm

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

Cantabile, also known as The London Quartet, have been delighting audiences since 1982 with their amazing range of programmes. From a cappella favourites to the sacred music of the last millennium they are outstanding in both Comedy and the Classics.

“My favourite Vocal Group” - Sir Tim Rice

Sponsored by Chandlers Farming Equipment