Our next event will be the Annual General Meeting starting at 6.15 pm on Saturday, 24th February 2018 followed by a concert given by the winners of our 2017 Young Musician of the Year competition.  There will be a simple finger buffet for members attending the AGM before the concert starts.

For those not attending the AGM the Concert will start at 7.30 pm.  This concert will see us welcoming back Julia De Luca (piano). Nick Pullen (guitar) and Ruby Thorne (voice), very worthy winners of the 2017 Young Musician Competition, to give us a selection of music chosen my themselves.

Admission –  Members £7, Non-members £10 at the Village Hall, Leighton Road, Toddington, LU5 6AN.

Come along for an evening of music performed by talented young players and a warm welcome.

The final concert in our 2017 season was an evening of festive music by the wonderful young singers of the Cantores Choir.  What a treat and what better way to start the Christmas celebrations.  This vibrant young choir are always a delight and we look forward to welcoming them again for our Christmas 2018 concert.

 

The Albany Piano Trio consisting of Gemma Sharples (violin), Verity Evanson (cello) and Pippa Harrison (piano) performed a delightful selection of music by Haydn, Schumann, Bingham and Clarke.  Lovely to hear pieces not often played  – a real treat!

 

Our President, Adrian Boynton once again treated us to a wonderful evening of music.  The concert featured Emily Haig (soprano), John Macdomnic (trumpet) and Addison Wray (clarinet) with Adrian Boynton (piano) playing a glorious programme of music for a summer’s evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peculi8 are a real delight and offer a repertoire which ranges from Mozart to Billy Joel.  As usual, they provided a fun-filled evening of glorious music.

We were treated to a fabulous concert by the Nick Smart & Nikki Iles Quartet.  Nick Smart (trumpet) and Nikki Iles (piano) are leading jazz musicians who have performed all over the World.  They both hold prominent positions in music education; Nick is Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, and Nikki teaches at every major London Conservatoire including the Academy.  They are joined by leading double bassist Dave Whitford, and percussionist Tim Giles.

Nick and Nikki both also happen to be products of the Bedfordshire Music Service so, during the day of the concert, they held workshops for local young musicians who came and performed a short piece with the quartet in the evening.   We have some very talented young people in this area.  I’m sure we will hear more from them in the future.

We welcomed back this very talented duo who gave us a wonderful concert of musicAmong pieces ranging form Bach to Renie-Esquisse they included works by Haydn to celebrate his birthday which falls at this time of year  The celebrations continued with a birthday cake.  A treat for all the senses!

Alexander Pullen (marimba) and Jasmine Brown (Saxophone), joint winners of the 2016 Young Musician Competition, accompanied by their very talented siblings Harry Brown on saxophone and Nick Pullen on guitar gave us a varied and stimulating concert.  We will be seeing much more of these very talented young people in future without a doubt.

 

Caritas Harmony Choir gave our Christmas concert on Saturday, 3rd December 2016 in St George of England Church, Toddington.  It was a wonderful evening which prepared us all for the festive season in style.

Well!  What a treat we had.  Seven excellent young musicians competing for our annual award.  They were all wonderful and our adjudicator had a very hard time trying to decide the winner.  In fact, he felt that two of them were so good that the first prize should be shared by them.  Alexander Pullen (playing the marimba) and Jasmine Brown (playing the saxophone) were the worthy winners and will give a concert at our AGM next February.  Don’t miss it!