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.
For their next concert, Tickhill Music Society will host an opera gala. Clare Wheat (soprano) and friends with Jonathan Gooing (piano) perform extracts from operas by Purcell, Mozart, Weber, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini and others. This concert takes place on Friday 12th April, at 7.00pm at St Mary’s School, St Mary’s Road, Tickhill. This will be preceded at 6.00pm by the society’s AGM.
Non-members pay £12.00 for each event at the door. Accompanied children (under 16) and students (aged 16 to 19) are admitted free of charge.
Their new season begins on Friday 13th September at 7.00pm in St Mary’s Church with the welcome return of Bel Canto.