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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September to December 2018

12 September  Oliver Jones, classical piano 

 Oliver studied at QEGS, Horncastle and is about to take up a choral scholarship to the choir of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, to read Music, subject to exam results. Oliver plays the clarinet and composes. He will be playing his lead instrument, the piano, for this recital.

19 September  Vintage Cool

Beryl Childs and Graham Crampin have been playing together as Vintage Cool since 2011. Beryl is an accomplished  singer who also plays bass guitar. Graham is a virtuoso on guitar. They are making a very welcome return to our programme to perform in their inimitable style.

26 September  Jill Crossland, classical piano

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 Musikeverein. Her recordings of Bach and other composers on Warner Classics and Signum have received widespread critical acclaim. Beethoven's popular 'Pathetique' Sonata will be in Jill’s programme.

3 October Grimsby Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Richard Bradley, a regular
member of the audience at
Allegro, brings the choir he has
conducted with distinction
for...many a long year... to give us
a selection of songs from their
current repertoire.

10 October Gail & Chris Hinkins

Chris & Gail 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. They first performed for Allegro Appassionato about 25 years ago, and are delighted to be back after a long gap.

17 October Barbara Tune & Charles Edmundson

Barbara leads a busy life as a violinist. A former student of the Royal Academy of Music, she is the leader of several orchestras throughout Lincolnshire, where she is also sought after as a
recitalist.  We are delighted to welcome her back. Charles travels from Kendall. He has given us over ten concerts spanning 18 years
with a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists he has introduced.

24 October James & Jasmine Taylor

Musical siblings James and Jasmine Taylor live in Barrow upon Humber. James (15) plays violin, saxophone and piano and Jasmine
(11) plays violin, flute and piano. They regularly win cabinets full of trophies at local music festivals. They will be accompanied by
Maurice Davies. Don’t miss this explosion of young talent!

31 October    Shanty Jack

"Shanty Jack" has been singing Shanties & Sea Songs for over 40 years and spent many of those years organising maritime events in the UK and abroad.  Please come prepared to sing along with the choruses!

The performance will be entitled "A touch of Trafalgar".

7 November Jane O'Farrell's students

One of the purposes and joys of
Allegro Appassionato is to provide
opportunities and encouragement
for young musicians. Jane’s pupils
will star today.

14 November  Graham Burrell, piano

Graham is a firm believer that live music is for enjoyment - for the audience and the performer. As church organist, teacher and musical director of Louth Male Voice Choir for over three decades he knows a thing or three about engaging attention. Come prepared with requests!

21 November  Whitfield Guitar Ensemble

The versatile Whitfield Guitar Ensemble has a new exciting trio format, which includes alto, contra-bass and tenor guitars to provide a full ensemble sound. Carole, Kate and Ian will entertain with a programme of trios, duets and
solos spanning the centuries.

28 November Whisky Before Breakfast

The folk band draws together Alford's
string maestro Nick O'Farrell,
recorder and flute diva Fiona Radford,
bouzouki and mandolinist Stuart
Hunter, drummer Andy Nisbet and
curious Morris busker Patrick Purves.

5 December  A seasonal show

Regular Allegro performers Barbara Pickerill,
Mike Moran, Peter Tabois and carol singers from
Kidgate School will bring seasonal joy and foot-
tapping pleasure as we wish everyone in our
audience all the best and sign off for our mid-
winter break.