Yorkshire and North East Branch
Tel: 01937 583723
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO ALL!
We meet on designated Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Our next meeting is on Saturday 23rd March 2019 (see below)
The Bedingfield Room
The Bar Convent
17-19 Blossom Street
The Bar Convent
Admission is free; a charge of £3 is made for (optional) refreshments.
To find the Bar Convent: The historically significant and architecturally notable Bar Convent is a five-minute walk from York Railway Station; at the station exit turn right onto Queen Street, follow the road round to the traffic lights, cross the road, turn right and the Bar Convent is immediately on your left. Park and ride buses from Askham Bar (White Line, No 3 service) stop outside the Everyman cinema; this is across the road from our venue. There is a pay-and-display car park close to the Bar Convent on Nunnery Lane – SATNAV YO23 1AA.
PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS FOR 2019
23 March Rupert Marshall-Luck Elgar and Parry: Writing for the Violin
04 May Fairfax Ensemble Details TBA
25 May Jonathan Clinch Elgar and Herbert Howells
15 June The Revd John Knowles Edward Elgar, Liverpool, Malcolm Sargent
28 September Daniel Grimley Unfolding Elgar’s Sanguine Fan
26 October Jonathan Wainwright Gerontius
23 November Andrew Neill Elgar’s Celtic Heroes
On November 24th 2018 Dr Donald Hunt was to address the Yorkshire and North East branch meeting. Sadly that was not to be but he had given Caroline Gilderdale a copy of the script which he had prepared; it was read for us by Dr Simon Lindley. Caroline Gilderdale is seen here (left) conducting an ensemble comprising singers from the Yorkshire Bach Choir and York Cantores, performing a selection of Elgar’s church music, edited by Donald Hunt. Simon Lindley (right) accompanies.
Forthcoming Performances of Works by Elgar in Yorkshire and the North East
Friday 08th March 2019, Sheffield City Hall: Enigma Variations plus music by Sibelius, Mozart and Vaughan-Williams. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anu Tali.
For tickets contact: 0114 2 789 789
Saturday 13th April 2019, Leeds Town Hall: Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar: Cello Concerto
If it’s all as good as the finale he played after the Young Musician final, it’ll be excellent! Other works by Rautavaara, Takemitsu, and Sibelius Symphony No. 2. Japan Philharmonic orch., cond. Pietari Inkinen
Pre concert talk 6.45 by Dr George Kennaway
Saturday 1st June 2019, Leeds Town Hall: The Dream of Gerontius.
Sarah Connolly, Barry Banks, David Soar. Leeds Festival chorus and Leeds Philharmonic chorus, Hallé, cond. Simon Wright.
pre concert talk Dan Holden