Refreshments served before the concert from 11.45am-12.40pm.
Recitals are on Wednesdays
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February - June 2019
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.
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.
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.
Refreshments served from 11.45am
Audience capacity is limited
to one hundred seats