Music Society in crisis

by | 14 January 2023 | Music, Rotherham

Tickhill Music Society has been presenting top quality concerts in the town for 45 years. The concerts have ranged from classical to folk to jazz, and have been available to all members of the public as well as members of the Society. However, a combination of Covid and old age has reduced the size of the audiences to the point where the Society will be forced to close if fresh support cannot be found. If this were to happen it would impoverish the quality of life in Tickhill.

The Society is therefore appealing to local people to come forward and to give their support in whatever way they can. This could range from music lovers becoming members of the Society or donations from local businesses or from patrons.
For further information please contact Adrian Hattrell on 07776 022713.

Saxaphone enthusiasts – a review

The saxophone can be a Marmite instrument – you love it or hate it – but at Tickhill Music Society’s recent concert the audience, from teenagers to octogenarians, were all enthusiasts.

Putting it through its paces was the talented Amy Green, who came with a programme chosen to demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone – from an adaptation of a concerto written by a contemporary of Vivaldi, to a piece specially written for Amy which employed techniques which would have astonished Adolph Sax (who invented the instrument in the 1840s).

Amy was accompanied by pianist Christine Zerafa, who not only rose to the challenge of playing contemporary music but also treated the audience to two piano solos by Debussy and Szymanowski.

This was an occasion when the audience was handsomely rewarded for keeping an open mind by hearing music-making of the highest quality.

Review by Adrian Hattrell