usic at St. Martin s Bringing wonderful music to a glorious church 10th Anniversary Season PDF

usic at St. Martin s Bringing wonderful music to a glorious church 10th Anniversary Season 2014 Presidents: Miranda & Orlando Rock Registered Charity No anniversary Welcome to Music at St Martin
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usic at St. Martin s Bringing wonderful music to a glorious church 10th Anniversary Season 2014 Presidents: Miranda & Orlando Rock Registered Charity No anniversary Welcome to Music at St Martin s MUSIC AT ST MARTIN S came into being as a result of a happy collaboration between the then rector Michael Thompson, John & Joy Pye, Stephen Johnston and Paul White (then Director of Music at the Endowed Schools), whose love of music encouraged them to hold regular concerts in the glorious acoustics of this historic church. As the momentum grew, a number of concerts were organised with visiting choirs and groups, supported by local hotels and businesses who took advertising space in concert programmes. The initial ideas - to enable more people to appreciate the building, to raise the musical profile of this beautiful church in Stamford and to help raise funds for its maintenance - remain at the centre of Music at St Martin s. We now have a formal structure, with charitable status, and over the years Music at St Martin s has succeeded in making a substantial contribution to the Fabric Fund. In 2014 we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Music at St Martin s and we are very grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Bill & Sue Clements, Julius Geeson of Smallwood Architects and John & Joy Pye who have undertaken to sponsor three of our concerts. As well as the new sponsorship scheme, we can now offer Season Tickets and we hope that all our supporters will enjoy the particularly splendid season of events on offer this year. Helen Chew, Chairman Music at St Martin s is a Registered Charity, number: 2014 Season The following pages set out our 10th Anniversary season of concerts. If you require further details about any of the events in this brochure please visit our website: or telephone: Seating Seating is unreserved with the exception of blocks for sponsors and their guests. For your comfort in the pews you may like to bring a cushion. Tickets Season tickets (single 50, double 90) are available now - please call Individual ticket prices for each concert (full and concessions as indicated) in advance from Stamford Arts Centre or at the door on the night. Under 18s free Concert Programmes Complimentary Refreshments Refreshments will be available during the interval. Disabled Access & Toilets Level access is available from Park Lane behind the church. Concert-goers can use the toilets at The Bull & Swan - there are no facilities at St Martin s. Music at St Martin s Committee Helen Chew, Chairman Giles Turner, ex officio Musical Director Andrew Harwood, Treasurer Liz Mackintosh, Secretary Brian Lewis Debbie Rimmer Rosemary Tilson Sandra Cochrane Dan Williams, Advertising & Publicity Sue Clements, ex officio Anniversary Adviser Saturday 22nd February pm Freya Goldmark violin Nicolene Gibbons piano Our season will be opened by the remarkable 17-year old violinist, Freya Goldmark, who is becoming well-known to audiences across the country, already having made her Cadogan Hall debut. Programme Elgar Violin Sonata Mozart Violin Sonata No 1 Dvorak Mazurka Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces Ysaye Sonata No 3 Ballade Achron Hebrew Melody Concert Tickets: 10, Concessions 8, Students 3, Under 18s free Thursday 27th March pm Gentlemen of St John s, Cambridge in association with Stamford Endowed Schools Aged between 18 and 23, The Gents are Choral Scholars of the world-renowned Choir of St John s College, Cambridge. Noted for their versatility, The Gents perform and record a repertoire ranging from early sacred songs to their own arrangements of folksongs and close harmony versions of contemporary pop music, as well as personal renditions of some of the classic jazz standards. Concert Tickets: 12, Concessions 10, Students 3, Under 18s free Concert kindly sponsored by Julius Geeson, Smallwood Architects Palm Sunday 13th April pm Come and Sing! Stainer s Crucifixion Conductor: Giles Turner Accompanist: Nigel Stark organ Tenor soloist: Jonathan Bull Bass soloist: Dominic Pini This work was the first performed under the auspices of Music at St Martin s. Here we offer the opportunity for all to come and sing this wonderfully evocative and meditative work in Holy Week to mark this significant anniversary. No experience needed and scores and refreshments provided. Tickets: Singers 10, Audience 5, Students 5, Under 18s free Event kindly sponsored by Mr & Mrs John Pye Saturday 7th June pm A concert under the auspices of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Jonathan Dormand cello Marisa Gupta piano Jonathan Dormand has already performed worldwide to critical acclaim. We are delighted to welcome him to St Martin s for a very special evening sponsored through the prestigious Recital Scheme of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Programme Bach Suite no.3 in C Major BWV 1009 Brahms Sonata in e minor op. 38 Shostakovich Sonata in d minor Op.40 Concert tickets: 12, Concessions 10 Students 3, Under 18s free Concert kindly sponsored by Col and Mrs. Bill Clements Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August 2014, 1.05pm Summer Series During the summer months we open our doors for an informal and highly entertaining series of lunchtime concerts provided by local and regional musicians. Full details of performers and programme will be posted on our website in due course. Tickets: 5 Under 18s free Saturday 20th September pm Early Music Workshop for Singers The end of an era - a workshop exploring the height of the prima practica through the music of Palestrina and Victoria and others. Led by Giles Turner this will be a fun and informative afternoon looking at the wonderful music of this period. Refreshments and scores will be provided. This event will be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford, PE9 2AE Tickets: Singers 10, Students 5, Audience 5, Under 18s free Saturday 18th October pm Jazz Evening with Claire Colton Claire Colton makes a long overdue return to Stamford, presenting a selection from The Great American Song Book, including songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart with The Brian Dee Quartet Brian Dee piano Mark Crooks saxophone/clarinet Bill Coleman bass Alan Boynton drums Concert Tickets: 12, Concessions 10, Students 3, Under 18s free Sunday 14th December pm Stamford Singers Paul White conductor David Lovell Brown organ Photograph courtesy of Image in a Bottle Stamford Singers - a chamber choir of enthusiastic and dedicated singers drawn from Stamford and surrounding areas - perform locally and further afield both nationally and internationally. The choir enjoys singing at cathedrals throughout the UK and a particular highlight in 2013 was to sing services at Westminster Abbey. In December 2014 at St Martin s the choir will perform a programme of music for the festive season. Concert Tickets: 10, Concessions 8, Students 3, Under 18s free Season Tickets and Programme Advertising Season Tickets Season tickets are a great way to support Music at St Martin s and offer real value for money at single 50, double 90. Please call or Programme Advertising Advertising space can be purchased in our concert programmes. Rates: Full Page (A5) 50 Half Page 30 Discounts are available for multiple adverts. Please call Dan Williams on to discuss placing an advertisement. Meal Deals at The Bull & Swan Great value Meal Deals are available at The Bull & Swan, High St, St Martins, Stamford. Reservations are required - please call Acknowledgements The committee of Music at St Martin s would like to express their thanks to the following for their generosity in supporting our Anniversary Season: The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Lady Victoria & Mr Simon Leatham Our President, Miranda Rock The Forbes Charitable Trust Col & Mrs Bill Clements Mr & Mrs John Pye Martin & Lorraine Bust Julius Geeson of Smallwood Architects Adnams Southwold Dan Williams of Ink Design & Print (Peterborough) Church Wardens & PCC of St Martin s Programme details are correct at time of going to press. The committee of Music at St Martin s reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any event detailed in this publication without notice.
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