Refreshments served before the concert from 11.45am-12.40pm.
Recitals are on Wednesdays
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7 September Barbara Pickerill with Maurice Davies
Barbara, singer, long standing member of the Allegro Appassionato committee and our new chair, will start the season with show songs and standards in the company of pianist, Maurice Davies.
14 September Jaime Wong, pianist
Jaime is 16 years old and a pupil at Boston Grammar. She passed all her piano exams up to Grade 8 with distinction. In 2019 she gained a place at the Royal College of Music Junior Department where she studies with Alvin Moisey. In 2021 she passed her ARSM Diploma with distinction.
21 September Ian Maxwell, guitarist
200 years of classical guitar with a flash of flamenco. Ian will be performing on a Romantic guitar, a modern classical guitar and a flamenco guitar.
28 September John Elliot, pianist
John returns with a pot-pourri of items from a variety of genres (including classical-romantic, opera arrangements, ragtime and blues, to mention but a few). He hopes his selection contains something to please everyone.
5 October Inner Voice
We have sung as a family all our lives. Gerry and Joanna (standing) lead the music in their church each week and have sung and played with various groups over the years. Denise has sung and acted in the theatre for 10 years and sung classically and in pubs and clubs. We hope you will enjoy our “Inner Voice”.
12 October Jill Crossland, pianist
Jill leads an active concert and recording career in addition to teaching at the University of Leeds. She makes a welcome return to Allegro and will perform a programme of Bach and music by Classical and Romantic composers.
19 October Sixteen Eighty Five
Sixteen Eighty Five members Helen Mason and Jane Stubbs and soprano Wendy Leonard offer a varied programme of renaissance and baroque songs and instrumental music featuring recorders, baroque flute and harpsichord.
26 October Kate Witney with Robert Foster
Soprano Kate with Robert on lute and theorbo (a giant plucked string instrument) will introduce us to a musical world of drama, passion and unrequited love.
2 November Renjay and Renyi Chong accompanied by David Parker, piano
Renjay plays the violin and Renyi plays the cello. Both are students at Caistor Grammar School. Renjay has a Grade 8 Distinction in violin and is currently working towards his diploma in performing (DipABRSM). Renyi is working towards his Grade 8, and plays cello in the National Children’s Orchestras (NCO). Renjay is a past member of NCO. In 2022, Renjay won East Coast Musician of The Year for under 16 year olds and Renyi won in the under 12 year old section.
9 November Alan Bolt
“He's done the lot really....BBC TV, Radio, Festivals, Concerts & Theatre. A more relaxed, entertaining musician & singer I have yet to encounter.”
R.G.B. acoustic music magazine, 2021.
It is reasonable to expect that we will be thoroughly entertained by Alan’s first visit to Allegro.
16 November Nigel and Teri
An acoustic duo performing a selection of English, Irish and contemporary folk songs in a nice relaxed style. Recommended for their musical and harmonic abilities. Join in with a song or two or just sit and enjoy.
23 November Market Rasen Ukulele Band
The audience will be invited to join in some of the songs. For functions and charity events.
30 November Edward Tye, pianist
Young Edward was a revelation when he played for us for the first time in March. It is with great pleasure that we welcome him back. He studies piano with Emma Howick in Lincoln.
7 December Gail and Chris Hinkins
Both are well-known and accomplished performers in Horncastle, notably with the Choral Society, Lion Theatre and St Mary’s Church, where Chris is the organist. Soprano Gail enjoys music of all kinds and her songs are sure to lead us into the winter festivals with a flourish and plenty of seasonal sparkle.
1 February, 2023 Table 14, acoustic trio
Table 14 is an acoustic trio playing American contemporary folk and country songs and original material. Beneath the vocals Julie's complex and beautiful fiddle playing (and banjo) overlays Nigel’s rhythm guitar, all pinned down by Steve’s double bass. There’s a good-time feel to this music
8 February Nicky Haxby
Nicky sings beautifully, both standards by well known artists and songs of her own creation. She devotes much of her time to busking and performing to raise funds for three wonderful charities she may mention.
15 February Maurice Davies, pianist
A popular and regular Allegro performer, Maurice has also spotted numerous talented young performers. Will he be accompanying anyone today? See our website or Facebook page for updates.
22 February Karen and David Beer
Karen and David are both classically trained (Karen as oboist and singer, David as pianist) and together they perform in a range of styles to suit all tastes, from classical to film music. Both teach and work as musicians in Lincolnshire.