Bumper Autumn Season

Autumn Tuesdays Till Two Season

The autumn season of Tuesdays Till Two will begin on 26th September with the first of four more classical concerts. We’ll then take a foray into the world of Jazz in our fifth concert, which will take place in the café area. We’re hoping to add one or two further dates (we’ve provisionally booked Poets United for 31st Oct) – please check this page for further developments!

As always concerts will begin promptly at 1pm, and the café will be open from noon. Please try to arrive by 12.45pm if you intend to buy something from the café, as if too many people try to buy from the café at the last minute the concert may have to start while people are still queueing at the café. We generally open the café for a few minutes at the end of the performance as well, for the benefit of those who arrive late (or who want some cake to take home for later!).

The dates confirmed so far are as follows:

26th September: Zoltan Galyas (Piano)
3rd October: Estevão Devides (Guitar)
10th October: Harriet Mountford & Ben Horden (Soprano & Piano)
17th October: Richard Allum (Piano)
24th October: Sara Hawkes & Ivan Garford (Vocals & Piano)

poster with all our autumn concerts can be downloaded in PDF format, and there is also a two-sided flyer.

Other Concerts  in St John’s

But, in addition to our usual Tuesday lunchtime concerts, there is a whole host of other concerts and events taking place in St John’s this autumn. In particular there is an exciting season of five evening concerts, promoted by Peterborough Vocal Collective.

There is also a Wednesday lunchtime concert by Leeds based choir St Peter’s Singers on 25th October,  and an evening concert by soprano Christina Johnston on 29th September.

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Our biggest season yet

Joe Conway’s review in the Peterborough Telegraph of two recent concerts

Our season of six summer concerts has just ended with a first appearance at Tuesdays Till Two by cellist Helen Downham. Two of the concerts attracted audiences of well over 100 people, and three donations of over £400, which has gone a long way to ensuring that Tuesdays Till Two will be able to continue in 2018. All the concerts have been very well received. A special mention goes out to accompanist Kate Wishart, who has now appeared in three of this year’s concerts, after she replaced Helen’s scheduled accompanist with only four days notice!

Tuesdays Till Two is now taking a short break until 26th September. Look out for news about our programme for the remainder of year, which will be appearing on this site and on the Events at St John’s facebook page soon.

Thanks also to Joe Conway, who has reviewed a number of our recent concerts for the Peterborough Telegraph.

Tuesdays Till Two will return on 25th July

Tuesdays Till Two concerts begin again on 25th July. The dates and performers are given below, and full details of each concert can be found by clicking on the links.

You can also download the concert flyer as a PDF.

25th July:  Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues & Fergus Black (Soprano & Piano)
1st August: Christina McMaster (Piano)
8th August: Elizabeth and John Arkell (Organ)
15th August: Deirdre Culloty, Rowena Bass & Bruce Burbidge (Flute, Harp & Piano)
22nd August: Shiona Cormack  & Kate Wishart (Soprano & Piano) 
29th August: Helen Downham & John Davy (Cello & Piano)

29th August: Lunchtime Concert – Helen Downham & Kate Wishart (Cello & Piano)

For the last of our Tuesdays Till Two concerts of the summer we welcome cellist Helen Downham, who’ll be accompanied on piano by John Davy Kate Wishart. They’ll be playing an all French programme entitled “La Belle France” featuring the music of French composers such as Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saëns. We’ll have more detail about the programme nearer the date of the concert.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes,scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

22nd August: Lunchtime Concert – Shiona Cormack & Kate Wishart (Coloratura Soprano & Piano)

Exultate Jubilate!

For this Tuesdays Till Two concert we welcome back two of the performers from May’s fantastic “Opera Gems”: coloratura soprano Shiona Cormack and pianist Kate Wishart. They’ll be bringing us a varied programme of music from Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Debussy.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes,scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

Programme: ‘Exultate Jubilate’

Mozart – Exultate Jubiliate
R Strauss – Morgen
Standchen
Amor

Debussy – Beau Soir
Nuit d’étoiles
Mandolines

About the Performers

Kate Wishart went to the Guildhall School of Music and studied piano and percussion there before joining the Academy of the BBC orchestra as timpanist. After 10 years playing professionally she went to medical school and became a GP, whilst continuing to play music as an amateur. Since retiring, she has once again increased her musical activities and is developing a role as an accompanist.

Coloratura Soprano Shiona Cormack studied singing at the RSAMD and completed her postgraduate diploma in Vocal and Opera Studies at the RWCM. Shiona was one of the young artists on the English National Opera’s Opera Works training programme 2011-12.
Operatic experience includes: Zerbinetta/Ariadne auf Naxos, Norina/Don Pasquale, Fiordiligi/Cosi Fan Tutte, Susanna/The Marriage of Figaro , Queen of the Night/The Magic Flute . With ENO Opera Works: Mme Herz*/Der Schauspieldirektor, Sophie*/Der Rosenkavalier, Countess*/Le Comte Ory, and Controller*/Flight. Other roles include Rosalinda/Die Fledermaus, Juliette*/Romeo et Juliette and Tytania*/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream. La Feé/ Cendrillon and Gretel*/ Hansel und Gretel (RWCMD) *scenes
Oratorio includes: Mozart Exultate Jubilate , Rossini Stabat Mater, Carl Orff Carmina Burana, Handel Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria.

15th August: Lunchtime Concert – Mozart Flute & Harp Concerto

At this Tuesdays Till Two summer concert we are delighted to welcome back three of our most popular performers: pianist Bruce Burbidge, harpist Rowena Bass, and flutist Deirdre Culloty. They’ll be playing music by Donizetti and Damase, but the highlight of the programme will be the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, K299.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

Programme:

Donizetti – Sonata for Flute and Piano
Damase – Sonatine pour deux harpes (2nd movement Andante)
Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K299

About the musicians:

Deirdre Culloty, Bruce Burbidge, Rowena Bass

Bruce Burbidge began his study of the piano in Canada with Rick Pritchard and continued in England with Rowan Otaki. He now performs mostly as an accompanist, alongside teaching philosophy and playing the organ.

Rowena Bass trained as a harpist at the Royal College of Music and is skilfully able to combine a professional orchestral and chamber music career with her role as a Church of England vicar.

Deirdre Culloty studied the flute at the Royal Northern College of Music in her home city of Manchester with Trevor Wye, and with Clare Southworth. She is involved now in local music, particularly with the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.

Bruce, Rowena and Deirdre have been playing together for several years and enjoy exploring the possibilities offered by their combination of instruments. Today’s programme presents a typically varied selection.

8th August: Lunchtime Concert – Elizabeth & John Arkell (Organ)

At this Tuesdays Till Two summer concert we are delighted to welcome the Organist and Director of Music at St John’s, Elizabeth Arkell, and her husband John, who is Organist and Head of Academic Music at Oundle School. They will be performing a programme of organ duets, on the newly rebuilt St John’s Organ, which is 100 years old this year.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes,scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

The programme will include the following duets:

A Fancy for two to play (Thomas Tomkins)
Concerto in C major (J S Bach, after Ernst, arr. Machella)
Duet for Organ (Samuel Wesley)
Variations on an Easter Theme (O Filii et Filiae) (John Rutter)
Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens, arr. Cameron)