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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.


Join us on Friday, 8th December at 7.30 to hear Christmas choral music through the ages performed by the Abbeydale Singers from Sheffield.  Click on the pic to see their programme and to hear them in performance.  It goes without saying there will be the customary mince pies and wine, together with not one but two luxury hampers to be won in our seasonal raffle.


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Review by PM


Because of late personnel changes, the artists who appeared did not match the photograph on the front of the programme but we still got a varied and interesting programme. The concert began with a well established music form - a Theme and Variations. The 25 year old Mozart gave us twelve variations on the nursery rhyme theme of ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ originally composed for the piano. When the theme melody is so well known it is easy to see how the variations develop.

The French composer Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) wrote works both light and witty and the Five Pieces included a sprightly, fast movement and some complex textures.

The English composer Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) was a teacher and conductor as well as a composer. His Trio included a perky Allegro and a jolly, bouncy Scherzo.

Elgar’s Chanson du Matin (morning song) was originally written for violin and piano. Our programme notes did not say who had arranged it for Wind Trio.

The final item of the first half was Century Dances (2005) by Cecilia McDowall and illustrated musical styles over the centuries. There was a Ghost Dance minuet, a Mazurka which was rather staccato and not particularly dance-like. In the Tango the bassoon was prominent.

The second half began with some sprightly variations on a duet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Georges Auric (1899-1983) was the youngest member of the French group known as Les Six. His Trio in three movements was written in 1938. The first movement was taken at a cracking pace to test the fingering of the players and the second was slow and lyrical.

Bizet’s Carmen is one of the most popular of operas and is full of wonderful tunes. The Suite played here caught the atmosphere nicely. The concert ended with a Gershwin favourite.

Another enjoyable Tickhill Music Society concert!
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Fireworks came early for Tickhill Music Society at St Mary's school hall, a rapt audience to a dazzling display by virtuoso pianist Dinara Klinton. A rocketing prelude lit the fuse for a spinning fugue by Bach (arr. Busoni), played with vigour and great agility. In contrast, the popular Beethoven's "moonlight" sonata shimmered deliciously before the final movement's exhilarating arpeggios. The romance of Chopin's Barcarolle led us through a gamut of emotions : in turns reflective, playful, sombre, serene ... an assured touch throughout.

After the interval (sadly, no bonfire toffee), it was all Chopin, fittingly for this graduate of Warsaw's Chopin Competition. The jumping-jack irregular accents of the mazurkas led to the final piece Sonata No. 2, known as "The Funeral March", as played at the composer's own funeral. The sheer beauty of the lento was one of those rare moments when an audience is held spellbound before the final thunderous presto left us all amazed and wanting more.

It was a privilege to hear this young Ukrainian pianist who let her fingers do the talking for the large audience, comfortably seated on the Society's new chairs.

Phil James
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Well, if you missed the piano concert and trying out our new chairs, I'm pleased to say 90 people didn't!!

You can come again on 10th November when we will have a wind trio to entertain us.

If you have a child learning a wind instrument, bring them along for no cost at all, you can use the evening to inspire them!
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Our Performers

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

Grace Yeo

We are very happy to announce our new calendar for the coming year. Please click on the calendar below to see a larger version.

 Tickhill Music Society Concert Calendar 2017-2018

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