The Sterling Trio

Sterling stuff On Saturday 26th of April the Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s 68th glorious season concluded with a very well received recital by The Sterling Trio. The trio comprises Sarah Atter on flute, Lauren Hibberd on piano and Thomas Verity on clarinet and bass clarinet. This is an unusual trio combination and the original repertoireContinue reading “The Sterling Trio”

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Leighton Buzzard Music Club present Martyn Jackson and Alison Rhind: the Oxjam concert

Many entertainments could be enjoyed in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes on Saturday the 22nd of March. Indeed, the Leighton Library car park was stuffed with the vehicles of those enjoying live music in both the Baptist Hall and the Library Theatre. What a shame one can’t be in more than one place at once!Continue reading “Leighton Buzzard Music Club present Martyn Jackson and Alison Rhind: the Oxjam concert”

Mark Bebbington, pianist extraordinaire and champion of British music, plays Leighton Buzzard

On Saturday 22nd February Leighton Buzzard Music Club achieved another musical coup:  they brought to the Library Theatre’s stage the critically acclaimed pianist, Mark Bebbington. Mr Bebbington records  the work of modern – particularly British – composers on the Somm ‘New Horizons’ label. Thus it was that Mr Bebbington warmed up his audience with someContinue reading “Mark Bebbington, pianist extraordinaire and champion of British music, plays Leighton Buzzard”

Joo Cho and Marino Nahon

Songs to warm a winter evening at Leighton Buzzard Music Club Those of us who braved the bleak midwinter to attend December’s recital enjoyed an evening of songs by two more talented young performers enticed to Leighton Buzzard by the very clever committee of the LB Music Club. Haverhill in Cambridgeshire run a well respectedContinue reading “Joo Cho and Marino Nahon”

Review: Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson at Leighton’s Library Theatre on the 2nd of November 2013

What lifts the spirit more than a bird singing its tiny heart out? The flute engages us like birdsong. Rosanna Ter-Berg, a riveting young flautist, brought to Leighton Buzzard a programme comprising some of the most luscious and best-loved works for the flute, with a little solo piano from her talented accompanist as well. TheContinue reading “Review: Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson at Leighton’s Library Theatre on the 2nd of November 2013”

Tina May sings Piaf

On Saturday 19th of October 2013 jazz singer Tina May brought her Parisian set to Leighton Buzzard Library theatre. Ooh la la! She brought also Karen Street, accordéoniste; Julie Wilkington on double bass; and long-standing collaborator, composer and jazz pianist Nikki Iles. Formidable! Nothing says ‘French music’, to me anyway, like an accordion. Karen Street’sContinue reading “Tina May sings Piaf”

Jenkinson-Frith duo: Leighton Buzzard Music Club, Saturday 26 January 2013

Leighton Library Theatre was well filled on 26th January to hear the exciting duo Richard Jenkinson (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano). They brought with them an adventurous, programme of Russian music that brought out the passion and melody, strength and melancholy of the Russian temperament. Had the snow still been lying outside we would allContinue reading “Jenkinson-Frith duo: Leighton Buzzard Music Club, Saturday 26 January 2013”

Romantic musical fantasies on a chilly evening.

Recital by Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Lara Dodds-Eden (piano) at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre On Saturday 1 December, 2012 those of us who braved the wintry weather enjoyed a tremendous concert under the aegis of Leighton Buzzard Music Club.. The programme promised the warm, dark tone of a viola, early twentieth century British music whichContinue reading “Romantic musical fantasies on a chilly evening.”

The English Piano Trio play at Leighton Buzzard Music Club

On the 20th of October LBMC presented the English Piano Trio. The Trio have been playing together for 23 years. All that experience means they are perfectly together, reading each other’s minds as easily as we could read their professionalism from the white tie and tails worn by Messrs Ravenscroft and Pearson and the elegantContinue reading “The English Piano Trio play at Leighton Buzzard Music Club”

Splendid beginning to Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s 67th season

This appeared in the Leighton Buzzard Observer 2 October 2012 edition. I post it here for anyone who missed it – or who’s interested in catching future concerts. Full details of what’s coming up on LBMC’s website,  link here : http://www.lbmusic.co.uk/ “LBMC began their new Season in glorious style on the 22nd of September with aContinue reading “Splendid beginning to Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s 67th season”