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Tickhill Music Society - Welcome!

Our concert season runs from September to April with seven  concerts per season. Concerts are  held at St. Mary's Primary School in Tickhill and occasionally at the Parish Church. Our popular musical recitals span classical repertoire, jazz, folk and world music, all performed by professional musicians.

Piano music is always popular at our concerts, so a warm welcome awaits French-born pianist Emmanuel Despax who performs works by César Franck, Liszt and Schubert at our next concert on Friday, 8th March.        

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Adrian Hattrell's review of our latest concert. It says it all!

The trumpet shall sound

Music lovers sometimes think they have heard everything. The audience which assembled at Tickhill Music Society to hear a performance by the trumpet player Matilda Lloyd could be forgiven for settling comfortably in their seats to hear the opening numbers composed in 18th century Italy. Little could they imagine that by the end of the evening they would have been taken on an exhilarating journey encompassing all the intervening periods and many different continents and finishing with a piece written in 2014 commemorating the First World War – of which, more later. All was delivered with great verve, as you would expect from a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, who also demonstrated pure lyricism where it was needed, as in Faure’s “Après un rêve”.
In all of this Matilda was ably abetted by the pianist Leo Nicholson, who not only showed great skill as an accompanist but also midway through each half gave Matilda a break by playing two piano solos – one by Scarlatti and the other by Gershwin.
It was the contemporary piece, “Seven Halts on the Somme”, which caught the audience’s attention. First they were told to expect something synaesthetic (i.e. the composition of the music was stimulated by the perception of colour), and a special effect was created by Matilda playing into the strings of the piano while Leo held down the sustaining pedal. If this might sound alarming, the overall impression was of a young musician at the top of her class, capable of sensitivity as well as the pyrotechnics one expects from a brass player.
Adrian Hattrell
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2 months ago

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Green Matthews with Jude Rees on Friday, 7th December when a good time was had by all. Review to follow shortly but here in the meantime are some pics, one of which shows raffle prizes including the floral arrangement kindly donated by Tickhill's Flower Hill.

Review by Adrian Hattrell

A Christmas Carol
(a folk opera)

Most people have heard of Scrooge, even if they have never read “A Christmas Carol” or any other work of Charles Dickens. What is certain is that they have never experienced the story in the form of a folk opera, which is what was presented to Tickhill Music Society by the group calling itself GreenMatthews and Guest (Chris Green, Sophie Matthews and Jude Rees).
The players set the scene with a medley of Victorian carols, music hall songs and folk songs, accompanying themselves on an astonishing range of period instruments, which were variously blown, plucked and squeezed.
This was followed in the second half by the group’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, with the lyrics written and the music composed by Chris Green, using variations on the traditional tune of God rest you merry, gentlemen. The whole evening was enthusiastically received by the audience, especially the couple who had travelled from Rochdale for a second hearing.
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The Netherlands, Korea, Spain, Japan and TICKHILL! We are extremely lucky.

Here is Adrian Hattrell's review of Trio Martinu's concert.

Champion Czechs

A packed audience at Tickhill Music Society was privileged to hear an outstanding performance at their November concert by the Trio Martinu of Prague. The Trio has been together for 25 years and it showed in the rapport between violin, cello and piano.

They started with a piece by their namesake, written in 1951 while he was in exile in New York. Martinu’s music has a reputation for being “difficult”, but the Trio succeeded in making it accessible and enjoyable.

To use a familiar phrase, this was followed by something entirely different, in the form of a trio by Mendelssohn. Although the piano took the lead, all three players displayed remarkable empathy in their interpretation of the piece.

The finale to the evening took the form of Beethoven’s Archduke trio. The programme note reminded us that Beethoven played the piano part at the premiere in 1814 and received unflattering reviews for his playing, which was not helped by his increasing deafness. No such criticism could be levelled at the Martinu Trio, whose performance came as close as was possible to perfect ensemble playing. If that were not enough, the evening closed with the Trio playing an encore and evoking their homeland with a movement from Dvorak’s Dumky Trio. The audience was left in no doubt that they had witnessed an evening of very special music-making.
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Our Performers

Please click to see details about some of our performers, past and upcoming

Grace Yeo

Our new concert calendar for 2018-2019 has now been published! Please click on the image below to view the larger version.

 TMS 2018-19 season

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