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”

James Sherlock, delightful evening of piano music at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre

James Sherlock blew onto the stage of Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Saturday 16th February like a breath of spring in his daffodil yellow socks (for which he apologised) and an amusing line in anecdotes (you couldn’t make up Dame Fanny Waterman’s masterclass, could you?) to underline his delightful skill and talent on the piano.Continue reading “James Sherlock, delightful evening of piano music at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre”

Leighton Buzzard Music Club : Tim Lowe and Stephen Gutman

On Saturday 26th March, 2011 LBMC presented the climax of their current season: their annual concert sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme. The Scheme puts excellent young musicians and concert organisers (such as LBMC)  in touch with each other. Each organisation gets to choose one artiste – rather like a boxContinue reading “Leighton Buzzard Music Club : Tim Lowe and Stephen Gutman”

LBMC: An evening of musical tapas with Hannah Marcinowicz and John Reid

  On Saturday 26th February 2011 those very clever people at Leighton Buzzard Music Club brought us two more talented young musicians: Hannah Marcinowicz with her saxophone and John Reid playing the piano. The underlying theme of the concert was Spanish, although the composers came from many lands and several different centuries. The mellifluous sound HannahContinue reading “LBMC: An evening of musical tapas with Hannah Marcinowicz and John Reid”

LBMC: Alexander Ardakov (2010)

The evening of Saturday 18th September was the start of Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s autumn season. The season’s brochure promised both quality and variety – in particular the Russian pianist booked to open proceedings: Alexander Ardakov.  Ardakov has an impressive discography, plays on Radio 3 betimes and holds a professorship at Trinity College of MusicContinue reading “LBMC: Alexander Ardakov (2010)”

Galliard wind ensemble

Wind ensemble a real blast! On Saturday 17th of April, the Galliard Ensemble gave the final concert in Leighton Buzzard Music’s current season. The ensemble comprises five players: Kathryn Thomas on soprano and alto flute and piccolo; Katherine Spencer on clarinet; Paul Boyes on bassoon; Owen Dennis on oboe and Richard Bayliss on horn. TheContinue reading “Galliard wind ensemble”

LBMC: Claire Jones, harpist

The golden girl with the harp On Saturday 20th February 2010 Leighton Buzzard Music Club presented an evening of harp music by Claire Jones, currently harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales. On entering the theatre one found the stage dominated by Claire Jones’ magnificent golden ‘Salvi’ harp, romantic and ethereal, albeit some seven feetContinue reading “LBMC: Claire Jones, harpist”

LBMC: Mélissa Kenny, harpist

January is a long and dreary month – so it was particularly pleasant to hear Mélissa Kenny play her beautiful harp on Saturday the 28th of January under the aegis of the excellent LBMC.   The young musicians who grace the Library Theatre stage usually just sit down and get on with it. LBMC alwaysContinue reading “LBMC: Mélissa Kenny, harpist”

Leighton Buzzard Music Club : Iain Farrington’s concert ‘A night of light’

On Saturday 17th of March  Iain Farrington made a welcome return to Leighton Buzzard to play a light classical programme. But not the naff, light classical one gets in lifts. Dear me no. Farrington began with his own arrangement of the ‘Sailor’s Hornpipe’, which immediately demonstrated his liking for ‘a good tune’ and a light,Continue reading “Leighton Buzzard Music Club : Iain Farrington’s concert ‘A night of light’”

LBMC review: Vienna Mozart Trio

Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s season finale – 14 April, 2012 The Vienna Mozart Trio provided a truly climactic evening for the end of the season. They’ve performed in major venues all over Europe, so to have them come to Leighton is a real coup – and this was their third visit! The trio take MozartContinue reading “LBMC review: Vienna Mozart Trio”