Monday, 8 January 2018

Lunchtime Concerts Glenorchy Church Exmouth Wednesdays 3 January - 25 April 2018

Andrew Wilson & Elizabeth Holman
Piano & Violin Duets
Glenorchy United Reformed Church Exmouth
Wednesday 4 April
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Piano: Sam Baker
Soprano:
Victoria Armillotta
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 3 January 12.30pm
STELLA MARIS TRIO
"Queens of Baroque"
Piano: Sam Baker
Soprano: Victoria Armillotta
Mezzo Soprano: Iryna Ilnytska
(Sad news - Iryna not available
 - but Sam will play extra solo pieces)
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: David Lee
& Josephine Pickering
Baritone: Mark Hansford
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 10 January 12.30pm
PIANO & BARITONE
Piano: Josephine Pickering
Baritone: Mark Hansford
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Violin: Ruth James
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 17 January 12.30pm
PIANO & VIOLIN
Piano: Josephine Pickering
Violin: Ruth James
(plus piano duets with David Lee)
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: An-Ting Chang
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 24 January 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Piano: An-Ting Chang
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Musical Director: Mark Perry
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 31 January 12.30pm
ST DAVID'S SINGERS
Musical Director: Mark Perry
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Sidmouth Orchestral Club
Musical Director: Alan Williams
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 7 February 12.30pm
SIDMOUTH ORCHESTRAL CLUB
Musical Director: Alan Williams
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: Sam Baker
Mezzo Soprano: Iryna Ilnytska
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 14 February 12.30pm
PIANO & MEZZO SOPRANO
Piano: Sam Baker
Mezzo Soprano: Iryna Ilnytska
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: Tim Othen
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 21 February 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Piano: Tim Othen
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano & Organ:
Wensleigh Palmer
Soprano:
Jacqueline Palmer
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 28 February 12.30pm
PIANO, ORGAN & SOPRANO
Piano & Organ: Wensleigh Palmer
Soprano: Jacqueline Palmer
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Beacon Piano Trio
Violin: Anna Cockroft

Piano: Joyce Clarke
'Cello: Ruth Lass
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 7 March 12.30pm
BEACON PIANO TRIO
Piano: Joyce Clarke
Violin: Anna Cockroft
'Cello: Ruth Lass
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
"Quorum"
Soprano: Janet Macdonald
Piano: Margaret Chave
Clarinet: Philip Bonser

Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 14 March 12.30pm
QUORUM
Piano: Margaret Chave
Soprano: Janet Macdonald
Clarinet: Philip Bonser
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Guitar: Samantha Muir

Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 21 March 12.30pm
GUITAR & UKULELE
Guitar/Ukulele: Samantha Muir
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: Ruth Smit
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 28 March 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Piano: Ruth Smit
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: Andrew Wilson
Violin: Elizabeth Holman
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 4 April 12.30pm
PIANO & VIOLIN
Piano: Andrew Wilson
Violin: Elizabeth Holman
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano: Joyce Clarke
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 11 April 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Piano: Joyce Clarke
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Organ: Andrew Millington
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 18 April 12.30pm
ORGAN RECITAL
Organ: Andrew Millington
Admission FREE - retiring collection
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Piano:
Duncan Honeybourne
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Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 25 April 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Piano: Duncan Honeybourne
Admission FREE - retiring collection

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Nina Leonard Savicevic - 4 Piano Recitals for 2018: St Margaret's Church Topsham Saturday 24 March, St Stephen's Church Exeter Friday 6 April, St Emmanuel's Church Mannamead Saturday 7 April, Bath Abbey Saturday 13 April 2018 Press Release from Nigel Smith

Nina Leonard-Savicevic
St Stephen's Church Exeter

Nina was born in Plymouth, but from age 4 to 6 she and her family lived in Russia, where she started learning the piano -- and gave her first concert in St.Petersburg when she was 5. Back in England they lived in Exeter, where she was at the Maynard School, and at age 12 she won a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where she is now a boarder. At age 14 in her Grade 8 Piano exam she got the highest mark in the South-West. She did well in her GCSEs and is now in the sixth form at Wells. She has won various prizes at national and international competitions, and recently won the Special Honourable Mention Diploma out of all competitors at the Windsor International Competition.

You can hear extracts from Nina's Topsham recital on YouTube where she plays these pieces:
   0:05 -- George Frideric Handel: Minuet in G minor (extract)
   0:49 -- Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in C# minor (extract)
   1:29 -- Sergai Rachmaninov: Prelude in C# minor, Op.3 no.2 (extract)
   3:16 -- Joseph Haydn: Violin Concerto in G-major,
                 (Aleksandra Badura accompanied by Dorothy Raven - extract)
   3:56 -- Franz Schubert - Impromptu in G-flat major (extract)
   5:55 -- Wofgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasie in D minor, K.397 (extract)
   7.27 -- Alexander Scriabin: Impromptu no.2 in B-flat minor (extract)
 10.28 -- Robert Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op 54, 1st movement
                   (Nina played the soloist's part in a duet with Dorothy Raven
                           who played an orchestral reduction on a second piano - extract)

 The Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Schumann are all fiendishly difficult,
but Nina played them all with real verve and confidence.

You can also see her playing at St.Stephen's Church Exeter last summer on YouTube.
and you can see her playing the Pop-up Pianos in Exeter last summer on YouTube
(at the start and from 6:02 to 8:35)

Nina's upcoming concerts are at
-- St Margarets Church Topsham - 24 March at 1 pm
-- St Stephen Church Exeter - 6 April at 1pm
-- St Emmanuel Church Mannamead, Plymouth - 7 April at 7.30pm
-- Bath Abbey - 13 April at 1 pm.

 There's a two-page article about Nina, and a lovely photo,
on page 41 of the December edition of Exeter Life.

Mike Bennett of Music In Devon Initiative (MIDI) wrote:

"This talented young pianist blew us away with her technical skills and obvious passion when she spontaneously played our pop-up pianos in the Guildhall a few months ago. No doubt, she has a very bright future ahead of her, and you can catch a local performance in an intimate setting right here in Exeter City Centre this December. Highly recommended!"

It is possible to contact Nina via her mother (and manager), Silvana Leonard
email: leonardsilvana@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 07547 645416

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Classical Duo "Elegance" Ekaterina Shetliffe & Yulia Northridge with Soprano Maria Nichol, Mezzo Soprano Iryna Ilnytska & Balalaika Sergei Kosov - Cygnet New Theatre Exeter Friday 9 February, Central Church Torquay Saturday 10 February, and St John's Church Taunton Sunday 11 February 2018

Piano: Ekaterina Shetliffe
Balalaika: Sergei Kosov
Violin: Yulia Northridge


Balalaika: Sergei Kosov
This is a rare opportunity to be taken on a musical journey to the heart of Russian Heritage and experience its varied nature. Sample the full spectrum of Russian music from its sombre moods to high energy uplifting beats. The extensive programme will include operatic arias and traditional Russian songs from Soviet Era, violin masterpieces and folk arrangements for balalaika featuring some of the most loved Russian composers; Tchaikovsky, Dargomizsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov and more.

This unique event will feature instrumental and vocal performances of Russian soloists: Mezzo-Soprano,Violin, Folk Vocal and Balalaika, with piano accompaniment.

Performers are all graduates of Russia and its former republics, including:

EkaterinaShetliffe (classical pianist, graduate of Dargomizsky College of Music,Tula, Russia)
Yulia Northridge (prize-winning violinist, graduate of Petrozavodsk Music Academy, Russia)
Iryna Ilnytska (Mezzo-Soprano from Stachanov, Ukraine with international operatic experience)
Sergei Kosov (virtuoso balalaika player from Moscow,
     a graduate of the prestigious Gnesin Academy and an honour of culture of Russia award winner).
Maria Nicol (Jazz vocalist from Gnesin Academy of Moscow) - taking part in Torquay concert only

The concert will be hosted by Lee Shetliffe, a popular entertainer, compere and cabaret performer based in the South West.

Performance dates:

Cygnet Theatre, Exeter on Friday 9th February 7.30pm
Central Church, Torquay, on Saturday 10th February 7pm
St John's Church, Taunton on Sunday 11th February at 3pm

There will be drinks and refreshments available during the interval.

There will also be a raffle with a chance to win a traditional RussianPrize.

Tickets £12 (65+ £10 U16 FREE when accompanied by an adult)

Tickets available to order:

Exeter: 01392 277189
Torquay: 01803 211211 & WeGotTicketsTaunton: 01823 340470

For information please contact Kate on 07505 884271
or email: ekaterinashetliffe@gmail.com