Apollo5: ‘With a Song in my Heart’

What fun we had on the last day of January in St Barnabas church, despite the cold outside. The easiest musical gift to share is the voice – and it is also the most portable. Many more people use their voices to sing than might consider playing a physical, musical instrument. Thus it was noContinue reading “Apollo5: ‘With a Song in my Heart’”

Musical gems at Leighton Library on Saturday 29th November 2014

The Manor House String Quartet is a shifting combination of very fine classical string players organised by and around Vaughan Jones, their principal violin. The members all have other commitments with orchestras etc, and come together to play chamber music in concerts, for weddings and other occasions They enjoy unearthing unusual repertoire. The music theyContinue reading “Musical gems at Leighton Library on Saturday 29th November 2014”

Celebrating the birth of the saxophone

Last Saturday Leighton Buzzard Music Club hosted another in their excellent series of classical concerts by upcoming musicians with Anthony Brown playing saxophone accompanied by Leo Nicholson playing piano. Readers may remember Leo Nicholson visited Leighton last year with flautist Rosanna Ter-Berg, which was a delightful concert. This time he accompanied a different performer, againContinue reading “Celebrating the birth of the saxophone”

Emily Mowbray and friends entertain Leighton Buzzard Music Club

On Saturday 11 October one of Leighton Buzzard’s favourite, and most talented, daughters returned to her home town to play a professional engagement for the first time in her burgeoning musical career.  Emily Mowbray and two of her friends from the Royal Northern College of Music – Polly Virr and Tom Hicks – put togetherContinue reading “Emily Mowbray and friends entertain Leighton Buzzard Music Club”

Aisa Ijiri plays Leighton Library theatre: strength in depth

On Saturday last, the 20th of September, Leighton Buzzard Music Club’s season of monthly classical concerts recommenced. These will continue now until next April: eight months of excellent recitals by up and coming young musicians selected by the club’s knowledgeable committee. They always start the season with a bang, and this season was no exception:Continue reading “Aisa Ijiri plays Leighton Library theatre: strength in depth”

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”

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”

The Kaznowski Quartet – Haydn, Elgar and Dvorak

Kaznowski String Quartet plays Leighton Library Theatre The theatre was full on Saturday, 25th January 2014 to hear the Kaznowski Quartet’s recital. Usually Leighton Buzzard Music Club recruits up and coming musicians for its recitals. But this quartet are, resoundingly, already here. They are local musicians. And they are top quality. The eponymous leader ofContinue reading “The Kaznowski Quartet – Haydn, Elgar and Dvorak”

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”