Allegro Appassionato

Funded by audience donations

Conoco Rooms
Louth Library

Refreshments served before the concert from 11.45am-12.40pm.


Recitals are on Wednesdays 

from 12.45pm-1.30pm 


Programme for September to December 2017

7 February James Gaughan, baritone

James is an experienced soloist singing mostly in Yorkshire and the surrounding area. He gave a series of lunchtime recitals throughout 2017, including in York, Northallerton and Boston Spa. Other recent performances include as bass soloist in Messiah at Huddersfield Parish Church. In 2016 James won Rosebowls at the Mrs Sunderland and Rothwell Festivals, along with the Victor Ludorum Senior Singing Shield at the Cottingham Methodist Church Festival.

14 February  Claire Holdrich, flute

Having graduated from Hull University with a first class degree in Music in 2004, Claire teaches singing, flute and music theory privately, in schools and for the Yorkshire Young Musicians project. She enjoys performing flute recitals with pianist Sue Finn. Claire is delighted to be returning to Allegro, having fond memories of performing here as a teenager with the late Allan King, to whom this concert is dedicated.

21 February  John Elliot, classical piano

We welcome back John Elliot, a magnificent example of a musician who has developed his expertise to an extraordinary standard later in life. He could be a role model for many of us!

20 June  James Kirby, piano

James gives solo recitals throughout the world. He studied at the Moscow Conservatoire , where he returns to perform annually. He has been a member of the Barbican Piano Trio since 1992. James teaches at the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff, Royal Holloway, University of London and is an Hon Professor at the Rachmaninov Institute in Russia. We are delighted to welcome him again.

27 June Robert Foster, lute and guitars

A musician of vast experience and versality, as both a composer and lutenist/guitarist, working alongside luminaries such as Sir Elton John, Sir Simon Rale, Elaine Page, David Essex and with many leading ensembles, in addion numerous credits as a composer in Television, Film and Stage, including the BAFTA winning “USA 2000” for BBC2. Robert’s CD “Lutes & Guitars” will be available.

4 July Leah Norton, soprano

Born in Lincoln, Leah is completing her studies at the University of Huddersfield studying Music Performance (BMus). We have been fortunate to hear the development of her voice and performances through the three years of her degree course.