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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.

 

Our next concert on Friday, 18th October, features the Lithuanian pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis.

".... took my breath away in the RNCM Medal Weekend.  The magic descended as soon as his hands touched the keys ...."

Edward Seckerson, Editor, Pianist Magazine 

 

 

                             

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Adrian Hattrells review of the first concert, a superb start to the season and a taste of the good things to come.  

On wings of song

On a fine September evening, in the imposing surroundings of Tickhill Parish Church (still decorated from a wedding earlier in the day), a large and appreciative audience from Tickhill Music Society was treated to a rich and varied programme by the Bel Canto Choir, under the energetic baton of Robert Webb and skilfully accompanied by Jonathan Gooing.
The choir made a stirring entry with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, and progressed through other sacred pieces from the past by Mozart and Verdi to sacred pieces of the present by Karl Jenkins and John Rutter.
Following the interval the choir demonstrated its versatility with songs from the shows and film, starting with a clever adaptation by Robert Webb of songs from The Sound of Music, at one point requiring the choir to switch from singing to whistling. 
Whether performing oratorio or light music the choir sang with confidence and clarity, admirably accompanied by Jonathan Gooing, who was equally at home on church organ and electronic keyboard. It can be stated with confidence that music from Goldfinger has never before been heard in the parish church, let alone at a Tickhill Music Society concert. It was that sort of evening.

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Sounds like a wonderfull evening. Well done.

After a great start to our 19/20 season, with a large and appreciative audience, dont miss out on our next concert!
Our new seasons programme has now been published with music to suit all tastes.  We look forward to seeing you at some if not all of our concerts.
A thrilling end to the season!  Here is Adrian Hattrells review of yesterday evenings concert.  

Champagne moments

An enthusiastic audience at Tickhill Music Society was treated to a night at the opera by four maestros at the last concert of the season – Clare Wheat (soprano), Sally Perkins (mezzo soprano), David Watkin – Holmes (tenor) and Thomas D Hopkinson (bass). They were brilliantly accompanied by Jonathan  Gooing at the piano, who also gave informative and entertaining introductions to each group of songs. 
The group took the audience on an operatic journey, starting with Handel and finishing with Britten. The pieces were not delivered in statuesque fashion but were acted out, with (for example) Rodolfo and Mimi from La Bohéme continuing their duet out of sight as they left the make-believe garret. For any not familiar with opera the concert was an insight into the delights of this art form; for opera buffs it was an opportunity to revel in familiar arias by Verdi, Mozart and Puccini.
The evening was rounded off with a rousing encore in the form of the toast to champagne from Die Fledermaus, which perfectly captured the mood of the audience. 
Adrian Hattrell
Adrian Hattrells review of our March concert

Flying Fingers

A piano recital at Tickhill Music Society always attracts a good audience, and the recent performance by the young French pianist Emmanuel Despax was no exception. Parisian by birth, but resident in England from a young age, he presented a programme of monumental works from the 19thcentury, starting with “Prélude, Choral et Fugue” by César Franck. This is a challenging piece, written by an organist for the piano, and requiring the performer to execute a great deal of work with left hand crossed over right. Despite resembling a test piece, this was carried off with apparent ease.

The Franck was followed by a piece in similar mould by Franz Liszt, “Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata”. A torrent of notes was navigated effortlessly, and the contrasting quiet passages were treated delicately.

The second half was occupied by a single work, Schubert’s B flat Sonata, composed a month or two before his death. This was more familiar territory for the audience, and presented a safe haven after the storms of the first half. Emmanuel played with calm mastery and received deserving applause for a commanding performance.
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Tickhill Music Society Concert Calendar 2019-2020

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