Tickhill Music Society is no stranger to welcoming musicians at the outset of their careers who go on to achieve great things: lutenist Anthony Rooley, soprano Emma Kirkby, recorder player Michala Petri and trumpeter Alison Balsom all came to Tickhill in their early days.
Their ranks may well be joined by the mezzo-soprano Milette Gillow, who entranced the audience at the Society’s most recent concert with the combined richness and sensitivity of her singing.
Milette ensured the audience would be on her side when she opened with one of Elgar’s Sea Pictures, and her recital continued with a wide range of operatic and sacred numbers, from baroque to the present day, exploring a range of emotions from joy to sorrow. She was accompanied at the piano by Max Bilbe, who interspersed Milette’s ten songs with five solo piano pieces, which were equally well received.
At the close the audience was left in no doubt that they had experienced something special, and will be following Milette’s future career with keen interest.
On Friday 21st April, Tickhill Music Society welcomes pianist Victor Lim.
At the age of 18 the South Korean-born pianist was a contestant in the Young Musician of the Year competition, and he has been described in the musical press as having ‘great possibilities of nuance and perfect flexibility’.
Victor will be playing Grieg’s Holberg Suite and a Chopin mazurka, as well as works by Haydn and Bach, and will finish with a sonata by Rachmaninoff. It promises to be a treat not to be missed.
The concert starts at 7.00pm at St Mary’s School, Tickhill. Tickets for non-members are available for £12.00, payable at the door; accompanied children and students (aged 16 to 19) admitted free of charge. Preceded at 6.00pm by the Society’s AGM.