Refreshments served before the concert from 11.45am-12.40pm.
Recitals are on Wednesdays
Programme for September to December 2017
David is an accomplished concert and cabaret performer with a wide repertoire of popular melodies and songs from musicals. He has developed a significant fan-club at Allegro Appassionato and he will be accompanied by Robert Thompson.
Richard Lance Keeble and Robert Thompson combine their talents to exploit the potential of our Yamaha piano with an eclectic mix of piano duets.
Woldsong was formed through a wish to sing and perform some of the latest worship songs which reflect the hope and love for a great spiritual power. The group can play both acoustically and with a full electric set and play once a month at St James's church at Cafe Church.
The exact line-up of the All Star Jazz Band is always in doubt until the last minute, but our own Peter Tabois will be tinkling the ivories for sure at a session which will make feet tap and hearts sing.
Mike and Sue Dewsbury's repertoire is drawn from the full range of traditional and contemporary folk. A typical set will include something silly, something sublime, something soppy and probably something slightly saucy, all interspersed with a fair bit of domestic 'harmony'! 'Stitherum' is a Lincolnshire dialect word meaning a convoluted tale or rigmarole and some would say 'it does what it says on the tin'.
Maurice Davies will accompany another remarkable young musical talent from Scunthorpe. Pia began studying the violin at a young age and soon realised that she wanted to pursue it as a career.
The quartet was formed in 1998. The close harmony group has completed seven tours to the USA. In 2007 they sang in Jamestown, Virginia, as part of the USA's 400th birthday celebrations in front of President Bush.
Duo Piccolo e Grande was created to explore non-mainstream music from the baroque period. Their featured instrument is the mandolino, a precise replica of the ivory and ebony 1752 original in the V&A museum. An antique hurdy-gurdy adds to an already interesting programme and all the music is accompanied by the theorbo. Composers include Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Webber, and the songs demonstrate the consistency of human preoccupations over the centuries.
Gill Flowers and colleagues will bring up to 30 pupils to perform for us. The picture shows a music lesson where pupils are playing xylophones purchased with a donation from Allegro Appassionato.
The group plays a wide range of music: marches, dances, light classical, country & western and musicals, to provide entertainment for everyone.
The folk band draws together Alford's string maestro Nick O'Farrell, recorder and flute diva Fiona Radford, bouzouki and mandolinist Stuart Hunter, drummer Andy Nisbet and curious Morris busker Patrick Purves.
Local artists well known to regular attenders at our concerts will provide a polished warm-up to mid-winter celebrations.