Allegro Appassionato

Funded by audience donations

Conoco Rooms
Louth Library

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

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Recitals are on Wednesdays 

from 12.45pm-1.30pm 


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September - October 2019

4 September  Juliet Haley, violin

 Juliet is about to enter her final year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She first played for Allegro when she was LMVC’s Young Musician in 2014. David Parker will accompany her today.

11 September  The Ashthorpe Trio

The trio comprises Jill Turner (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Tune (Violin), and Charles Edmondson (Accompanist).   The programme today includes Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and... Something Blue.

18 September  Piano Duet

Composer and pianist Robert Fields has returned to his roots in Epworth where he directs the Isle Choral Singers and the Isle Chamber Choir. Today he joins fellow composer and pianist Maurice Davies to play both original pieces and well-known classical favourites.

25 September Vintage Cool   

We are delighted to welcome back Beryl Childs and Graham Crampin, who have been playing together as Vintage Cool since 2011. Beryl’s singing is beautifully accompanied by her bass guitar and Graham’s sympathetic guitar playing.

2 October Caroline Illingworth, contralto

We are delighted to welcome a new performer to Allegro. Caroline was born in Grimsby and spent her teenage years singing in various youth choirs. She is now a member of Louth Choral Society and particularly enjoys singing classical arias. She will be accompanied on the piano by her singing teacher, Gill Parker.

9 October Hilary Waterfall & Stuart Hunter 

This duo has been a musical combination for many years and are members of the Riverhead Ranters ceilidh band. They will play a selection from their repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk music, blending accordion, piano, guitar, Irish bouzouki instruments and singing some songs.

16 October  Ivor Pickard 

It is good to have Ivor back to sing and play a variety of material, ranging from traditional folk songs, blues and ragtime to contemporary and self-penned material, accompanying himself on six-string guitar and five-string banjo.

23 October  Jill Crossland, piano 

Accomplished performer Jill Crossland  pursues an active concert and recording career, including many appearances at venues such as Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Sage Gateshead and the Vienna Musikverein. Her recordings of Bach and others on Warner Classics and Signum have received widespread critical acclaim.

30 October  Gail and Chris Hinkins

It is a real Treat (note the none-too-subtle Halloween connection) to welcome back Chris & Gail. Both are well-known performers in Horncastle, notably with the Choral Society, Lion Theatre and St Mary’s Church (where Chris is organist). Soprano Gail enjoys music of all kinds, whilst Chris knows the secret of a happy marriage is to play in the right key and not lose the music.