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 

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February - June 2019

6 February 2019 Barny Heywood, bass/baritone

 Barny lives on the Isle of Axholme and sings with the Lydian Choir, Scunthorpe Choral Society and the Isle Choral Singers. As a soloist, he has sung Handel's Messiah & the Cantata Apollo and Daphne, Mozart's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Stainer's Crucifixion and
Vaughan William's Fantasia on Christmas Carols. He will be accompanied in this performance by Maurice Davies.

13 February John Elliot, classical piano

John's programme is based mainly on the 19th century romantic era repertoire and includes original pieces by Bizet, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. John will also play arrangements of wellknown items by Massenet (Medita􀁆on from Thaïs), Saint-Saëns (The Swan) and Offenbach (includes the “Can-can”!)

20 February Kate Witney, singer

Kate Witney was born in Louth and studied at Homerton College, Cambridge and The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
She has appeared as soloist in venues such as The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, The Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham and Lincoln, Southwark
and Versailles Cathedrals. A noted exponent of unaccompanied traditional folk songs, Kate has appeared at folk clubs and venues throughout the country.

27 February Clare 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. We are delighted to welcome back Claire and her accompanist Sue Finn.

6 March Gabrielle Overton, pianist

Gabrielle has played the piano since she was five. At college she was awarded the AimHigher award for performance in the Humberside Region. She then went on to study at the London College of Music under Andrew Zolinsky where she took part in the BBC Music Fesval and performed at St Clement Danes Church in London.-

13 March Paul Bellamy & Lynn Haynes folk duo

This popular brother and sister duo are regular performers who sing a wide repertoire of contemporary and traditional songs. Paul plays guitar and violin and Lynn, the whistle. They make a welcome return to Allegro where audiences have shown enthusiasm for Paul’s stories.

20 March Franklin College students

The inspiraonal Barry Whiield brings his current generaon of music students to demonstrate their individual and collecve skills and the enjoyment they get and give from doing their thing with enthusiasm.

27 March Craig Pillans, pianist

We are delighted to welcome back a pianist who has entertained us royally over many years. Craig is a distinguished organist as well as a pianist who has performed throughout Lincolnshire during a musical life he fitted around his teaching career. His programme on this occasion will be devoted to works by Chopin.

3 April Leo Solomon, jazz pianist

It is with the greatest of pleasure that we welcome Leo today. He has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years and was awarded an MBE in 2012. He has devoted much of his life to developing young people, notably with the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra. 


10 April Silverwood

We are delighted that this accomplished quartet of professional musicians is making a return visit to Louth. Their lively repertoire covers a variety of styles: Baroque, Classical, Romantic; and jazzy and modern music

17 April Felicity Turner, singer

Felicity was runner up in the 2018 Young Musicians competition organised by Louth MVC. She accompanies herself on the piano for her own compositions as well as performing vocal standards movingly to backing tracks. Felicity, 16, studies at Access Creative College, Lincoln.

24 April Isobel Chesman, mezzo soprano

Isobel (21) is a third year music student at Newcastle University, studying singing with Miranda Wright. Her love for sacred music and ensemble singing has supported her memberships in various regional and national choirs such as the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, and other ventures such as her scholarships with Newcastle Cathedral Choir, British vocal ensemble Voces8 (2016), and membership of Genesis Sixteen (2017/18), a training scheme for young singers run by The Sixteen and its director, Harry Christophers CBE.

1 May John Prior, flute, with Phil Hotham, piano

John performed at Allegro Appassionato’s earliest concerts and made his very welcome return performance last year. He will be accompanied, as he was last year, by Phil Hotham who has had a distinguished career in schools and in church music.

8 May Gill and David Parker, voice and piano

Gill and David met as undergraduates in Oxford while singing in The Tallis Scholars and they still share a rich musical life together. They are closely involved with Louth Choral Society: Gill as vocal coach and David as pianist. Gill is accompanist for the Meridian Singers Ladies Choir and David is Assistant Conductor for Grimsby Bach Choir.

15 May Fourum, male voices

This Scunthorpe-based quartet has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years both in the UK and the USA. We are delighted to welcome them back to sing a variety of songs from their repertoire.

22 May Ivor Pickard

Ivor Pickard sings and plays a wide 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. Ivor plays regularly at the Louth Folk Club and elsewhere in Lincolnshire.

29 May BellApple Boys, folk duo Dick Appleton & Paul Bellamy

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dick and fiddle and guitar-playing singer and entertaining story-teller Paul will be performing a number of Dick’s songs as well as the odd traditional ditty. When not performing together Dick often appears as blues singer/musician Soft Shoe Sam and Paul plays fiddle with the Little Band.

5 June Broadway Ensemble Trio

Mary Holborow makes a welcome return after a number of years, this time as pianist in the Broadway Trio. The two clarinettists, Neil and Martin (left and right in the photo), provide a wide variety of sounds using B flat and A, alto and bass clarinets in a varied combination to suit their 'classical' repertoire.

12 June Lindum Ladies

Following the excellent entertainment provided at their Allegro debut, last year, the Lindum Ladies Choir, based in Nettleham, makes a welcome return with their director of music, Nick Perry, and accompanist, Anne Osborne.

19 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.

26 June Maurice Davies, piano

Maurice has brought a selection of young performers to Allegro Appassionato in recent years, but today he will be a solo performer with a programme which will feature Beethoven compositions.

3 July Jake Lent, flute

Jake Lent won the Louth MVC Young Musicians competition last November with a dazzling performance. He has completed his "A" level studies at Toll Bar Academy and will be a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama from September.

Wednesdays 12.45pm to 1.30pm

Refreshments served from 11.45am

Audience capacity is limited

 to one hundred seats