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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.


For the second concert of the season we shall return to St. Mary's Primary School to hear piano duets by Mozart, Schubert, Fauré and Dvořák. Regrettably, Michael Lan has sustained an injury to his arm and will be unable to perform but the concert will go ahead with Jinah Shim being joined by another very accomplished pianist.      


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A good audience braved the worst Storm Callum could deliver for a thrilling concert of piano duets by Jinah Shim and Raymond Yiu at St Mary's School, Tickhill. Many of us had heard Jinah play two years ago so we knew we were in for a rare treat. She had promised to return with another pair of hands and, even though Raymond was a welcome late replacement, it was certainly a double treat.

Jinah introduced the evening as simply "Music we like!" There could have been no better theme as they started with a lively Mozart sonata, the perfect antidote to Callum raging outside. Truly empathetic playing followed in Faure's Dolly Suite, written to celebrate the life of the daughter of his mistress, according to our programme- or his very good friend, according to Jinah's introduction! Let's settle for the latter since Berceuse brought to many of our minds Listen With Mother - and even brought on a few tears. Le Jardin de Dolly evoked a lovely stroll in a gorgeous garden - despite Callum - but how suitable was the energetic Le pas espanol on October 12th, the national day of Spain!

A romantic opening to the Dumka Slavonic Dance by Dvorak entranced us all after the interval followed by his dynamic Starodavny with those tricky changes of pace. The final Fantasie by Schubert, an important part of the challenging repertoire for piano duet, written in four interconnected movements, held the audience throughout, particularly in the dramatic pauses when even the wind seemed to hold its breath. Rarely have so many notes been played simultaneously to such glorious effect on our Yamaha!

The welcome encore from Ravel's Mother Goose Suite saw Jinah and Raymond change places with some virtuosic glissandi conjuring calm after the storm, before we renewed our battle with Callum.

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Merry Organ meets Sounding Brass

For the opening concert of its 42nd season Tickhill Music Society used the splendid surroundings of the Parish Church and the talents of two local musicians – Matthew Pitts on the organ and (for the second half) David Tonkin on the trumpet.
Matthew (who had his first lessons on the organ of this church) started in rousing fashion with variations on a theme by Handel, and continued with a varied programme covering different ages (from the 17th century onwards) and different countries of Europe and different styles, including a march, a dance and hymn tunes. All were performed with the skill you would expect from a past organist of Chichester Cathedral and St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.
The first half closed with a major work in three movements by the 19th century organist Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose sonorities filled every corner of the magnificent building.
Trumpet and organ joined forces after the interval, for a programme of baroque music, starting with Purcell. Using a piccolo valve trumpet instead of a natural period instrument, David Tonkin worked his way through pieces by household names like Handel and Telemann and less known but equally satisfying compositions. He ended in the familiar territory of Jeremiah Clarke, whose work “The Prince of Denmark’s March” was for many years attributed to Purcell. All were rendered with great panache and humour, and the contrasting styles of the musicians and the contrasting timbres of their instruments were considered a perfect combination.
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Our Performers

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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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