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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February - June 2020

12 Feb  James Gaughan, baritone

James was well received at his first Allegro concert and makes a welcome return. His programme today will include favourites such as Widmung (Schumann) and The Vagabond (Vaughan-Williams)  along with lesser known gems ranging over three centuries of verse. His accompanist is Koki Imada.

19 February Claire Holdich, flute   

We are delighted that Claire and her accompanist Sue Finn have agreed to return to Allegro. Their previous performances for us have received  rapturous responses.

26 February  The Katriane Duo   

Kate and Ian have entertained us over the years with a wide repertoire of music. Kate is a valuable new member of the Allegro committee. In 2017 she walked from Land’s End to John O’Groats to celebrate her recovery from cancer. Today Kate and Ian will play a musical memoir of that journey, and her book, “Adventure a er Cancer” will be available to buy.

4  March John Elliot, pianist

John's programme will feature original piano works by 19th C roman?c era composers, including the lesser-known (undeservedly, in his opinion!) Venezeulan composer Teresa Carreño, together with operatic arrangements, a smattering of rag?me and a work by the English composer Albert W Ketèlby.

11 March Pete Hayselden - Shanty Jack

Is a Sea Song the same as a Sea Shanty? Would you like to join in with a good sing? (words provided). Say hello to “Maggie May”. Find out what the “jenny wren bride got up to”.

18 March John Prior & Philip Holtham

John and Philip provided us with a musical tour of the United Kingdom when they performed for us last year. Today’s repertoire has been chosen from the worlds of film and theatre, so we can expect to hear well-loved tunes and re- live wonderful performances.

25 March Craig Pillans, pianist

We are delighted to welcome back a pianist who has entertained us royally over many years. Craig’s programme will include several well known Beethoven sonata movements, four of Schubert’s six Moments Musical, and, depending on timing, one or two other pieces.

1  April  Students of Franklin College

We are delighted to be included in Barry      Whitfield’s third “final world tour” with his current genera on of music students. The talents, enthusiasm and energy they bring to our concert venue creates a real buzz

8 April Dick Appleton 

Dick doesn’t have much to say for himself ... he lets his fingers and his songs do the talking for him! An award-winning songwriter who ploughs his own musical furrow, Dick has his own slant on life and its humour and absurdites.
Today’s performance mainly features his ‘Guitar Artistry’, with the odd song thrown in for good measure!

15 April  Felicity Turner, singer

Felicity is s ll so young for a return visit! Her performance last year was so well received that we were determined to get her back. She is continuing to develop her vocal skills and she will perform at least one of her original compositions featuring her own piano accompaniment.

22 April  Gill and David Parker

Gill and David met as undergraduates in Oxford. 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.

29 April  Easy Riders

New Orleans jazz is alive and well at Louth Jazz
Club where Easy Riders is the resident band.
Toe tapping will be the order of the day as we
welcome the band with guest, Allegro’s
committee member, Peter Tabois, who will be tinkling the ivories.

6 May  Fourum

A warm welcome for the Scunthorpe-
based male voice quartet  which has been  
entertaining audiences for more than 20
years both in the UK and the USA. Their
repertoire is selected to generate smiles,
tears and warm emotions.

13 May
Jasmine Taylor & Maurice Davies

Do you remember our favourite talent-spotter Maurice Davies bringing Jasmine and her brother James to play for us 18 months ago? If you were there you could not possibly forget it.  Jasmine makes a return visit for a solo recital. She has reached a high standard on flute, violin and piano. This is the first of two visits this month from Maurice: see 27 May.

20 May  Jill Crossland, piano

Concert pianist and recording artist Jill Crossland returns with a programme of Beethoven pieces to celebrate the 250th
anniversary of his birth. Jill believes that Beethoven expresses the struggle of life through the humanity of his music.

27 May 
Renjay Chung with Maurice Davies

Renjay is an outstandingly talented young violinist, performing to great acclaim throughout the region. He is a member of the National Children's Orchestra and is a student at the Yorkshire Young Musicians centre. Don't
miss this really great performer's Louth debut.

3 June  Broadway Trio

Mary Holborow is the pianist in the Broadway
Trio. The two clarinetists, Mar n and Neil,
provide a wide variety of sounds using B flat and A, alto and bass clarinets in combinations
selected to suit their 'classical' repertoire. 

10 June Barbara Tune, violin & Jill Turner, mezzo soprano, accompanied by Jennifer Suddaby

Barbara and Jill have performed beautifully for us before (with the indefatigable but now properly re? red Charles Edmondson). Jennifer will step in to reinforce the North Lincolnshire strength of the trio.

17 June Patrick Purves

Patrick now looks much younger than is suggested by this photograph. All is explained by his retirement from legal practice and his continuing interests as a piper, box and whistle player, poet and beer enthusiast. And did I mention talking? He talks with wit and wisdom on any number of subjects.Expect good tunes and great fun.

24 June Paul Bellamy & Lynn Haynes

This brother and sister duo is a firm favourite with the Allegro audience. They both sing and play with skill and infectious enthusiasm, and Paul’s stories..

1 July 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.