Performers in harmony for next classical concert by young musicians

December 19 2017
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YOUNG musicians will entertain an audience with an afternoon concert in Thornbury’s Cossham Hall.

YOUNG musicians will entertain an audience with an afternoon concert in Thornbury’s Cossham Hall.

The instrumentalists, aged 11-18, have been brought together by local professional musician Michael Lunts, who will introduce the players and the classical pieces to be performed.

 The concert, on Saturday, January 20, will feature a selection of solos and ensembles to include strings, piano, woodwind and brass.

It starts at 3pm and all proceeds will go to phase one of the Armstrong Hall redevelopment project.

Tickets cost £7.50 or £5 for under-16s, to include interval refreshments. They can be bought in Thornbury Town Hall or by phoning 01454 412272.

The concert follows a successful performance by the young musicians in November, when they played to a full house in the same venue.

Also organised by Mr Lunts, who accompanied a number of the performers on piano, it included Aggie Barnes playing a movement from Bruch’s 1st Violin Concerto and later singing a Spanish song while accompanied by her guitar-playing sister, Jemima.

Becca Taylor played a Poulenc oboe sonata, while Tom O’Brien played Reveille and the Last Post to mark Remembrance Day. He also teamed up with Richard Usherwood for the lesser known Two Comrades.

 Ed Miller and Lizzie O’Brien performed pieces by Massenet and Kreisler, while the finale involved the Betar Brass group’s rendition of a march from Vaughan Williams’ Folksong Suite and Jack Gale’s Tiger Rag.