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5th Oct 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Northern Concert Orchestra

We welcome the Northern Concert Orchestra to Ackworth once again with conductor Nick Meredith. Joining the Orchestra will be choir members from Wakefield Girls High School. The concert will include extracts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major.

 

 

9th Nov 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: INTRIPLICATE

Piano, Flute, Oboe

7th Dec 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

8th Feb 2014, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Piano Recital – Gunel Mirzayeva

Gubaidulina
JS Bach
Schubert

Listen To Gunel

15th Mar 2014, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Scunthorpe Cooperative Youth Choir

Directed by: Susan Hollingworth

26th Apr 2014, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Travelling By Tuba

Chris Cranham

Stewart Death

4th Oct 2014, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Northern Concert Orchestra

We welcome the Northern Concert Orchestra to Ackworth once again with conductor Nick Meredith. Joining the Orchestra will be choir members from Wakefield Girls High School. The concert will include extracts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major.

 

 

8th Nov 2014, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Sarah Beth Briggs - Piano Recital

An evening of piano virtuosity presented by Sarah Beth Briggs. http://www.sarahbethbriggs.co.uk/

Music by: Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn and Mozart.

 

6th Dec 2014, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

7th Feb 2015, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Danae Eleni - Operatic Soprano

The return of the ever popular Danae Eleni.
http://danaeeleni.com/

Danae Eleni - Soprano

Edward Saklatvla - Tenor

Kimon Pallikaropoulos - Piano

After two hugely successful concerts at Ackworth, Danae and friends are returning to give us another recital of songs and duets with popular operatic arias by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini. 

14th Mar 2015, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: The Fournier Trio

Each a distinguished soloist in their own right:

Sulki Yu (Violin),

Pei-Jee Ng (Cello),

Chiao-Ying Chang (Piano)

http://www.fourniertrio.com/

25th Apr 2015, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Leonard Schreiber(Violin), Veronika Shoot(Piano)

The return of this superbly talented duo:

Leonard Schreiber (Violin)

Veronika Shoot (Piano)

Considered to be one of our best concerts ever.

 

http://www.leonardschreiber.com/index.htm

http://www.veronikashoot.com/

3rd Oct 2015, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Northern Concert Orchestra

We welcome the Northern Concert Orchestra to Ackworth once again with conductor Nick Meredith. Joining the Orchestra will be choir members from Wakefield Girls High School. The concert will include extracts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major.

 

 

14th Nov 2015, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Pomegranate Trio

The Pomegranate Trio comprises Fenella Barton (violin), Rebecca Knight (cello) and Ana-Marie Vera (piano). The trio is a collaboration of award-winning musicians who gave their debut performance in 2014.

 

12th Dec 2015, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

6th Feb 2016, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra

 

The internationally acclaimed Doncaster Youth Jazz Association (DYJA) was formed in 1973 by John Ellis MBE.

Passionate about music education and jazz, DYJA provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities.

Our 4th Alumni ensemble consists of mainly professional DYJA graduate musicians.

Since inception the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) has received numerous Outstanding Performance awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth, the National Jazz Festival in Birmingham, and the Great North Big Band Festival.

 

 

12th Mar 2016, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Huddersfield University Choir & Musicians

We welcome back students and staff from Huddersfield University Music School who provide a varied programme of music from the Chamber Choir.

23rd Apr 2016, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Cullin Sound

Cullin Sound transport us with a programme of celtic-inpired music including ‘Distant Lands – a Hebridean Journey’ which includes live music to films from the Scottish archives.

8th Oct 2016, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Northern Concert Orchestra

We welcome the Northern Concert Orchestra to Ackworth once again with conductor Nick Meredith. Joining the Orchestra will be choir members from Wakefield Girls High School. The concert will include extracts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major.

 

 

12th Nov 2016, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins

Piano Duets 

10th Dec 2016, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

4th Feb 2017, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Clothworkers Consort

A high quality Choral concert from this Leeds University Choir

11th Mar 2017, 19:30Venue: All Saints Church, AckworthProgramme: Andrey Lebedev - Guitar

Born in Moscow and raised in Australia, Andrey Lebedev is one of the most successful upcoming guitarists of this generation.

Andrey Lebedev is a prize winner of the 2017 ARD Music Competition, regarded as one of the most prestigious international competitions in classical music.

He burst on to the international music scene in 2014 when he was invited by luminary guitarist Julian Bream to perform a London recital of solo music including new commissions by Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Leo Brouwer. The following year he worked with guitarist John Williams on a recital project of Australian chamber music which included the world premiere of ‘Gertrude Fragments’ by Brett Dean. He exhibits a ceaseless curiosity which has seen him develop projects ranging from duos on Renaissance lute to Radiohead arrangements on electric guitar.

http://andreylebedev.com/

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7th Oct 2017, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Kabantu Quintet

Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures meet.

https://www.kabantu.com

Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu use their music to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful sound.

 

Highlights so far include performing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK including The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Celtic Connections, Musicport, Spitalfields Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival.

 

Kabantu are the winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017.

 

The quintet are also delighted to be Selected Making Music 2016-17, Live Music Now, Hattori Foundation and BBC Introducing Artists.

 

 

They look forward to releasing their debut album in 2018, recorded by Mercury-nominated producer Gerry Diver followed by a UK-wide launch tour.

11th Nov 2017, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Andrew Garrido - Piano

Andrew Garrido, 18, having completed two years at the prestigious Purcell School of Music and will be studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from September 2017.

http://andrewgarrido.com/#panel-10-1-1-2

At the age of 11 Andrew had his first piano lesson and quickly developed a passion for classical music. He achieved Grade 8 with Distinction in less than five years. This is particularly impressive as Andrew did not have a piano at home on which to practice.

How he began ...

Lacking funds for piano lessons, Andrew drew all 88 piano keys onto A4 sheets of paper and stuck them to the computer desk; this was the 'keyboard' he used to follow an online piano and music theory course on YouTube, for four and a half months.

Experience to date ...

Having achieved Grade 8 (in under 5 years, passing all his Grades with Distinction), Andrew was introduced to Marc Corbett-Weaver, with whom he studied prior to joining The Purcell School.

Andrew began to study with Danielle Salamon upon his entrance to the Purcell School in September 2015, where he was awarded the Senior Piano Prize and Senior Academic Music Prize in 2017.

Andrew obtained a Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL), a QCF Level 6 Qualification, in August 2017.

He has organised and performed three full-length solo recitals to date, to fund his musical tuition and the purchase of the piano that he now owns, as he had not had a piano at home until August 2015. 

Andrew has also enjoyed playing at a variety of other musical performances, charity events, and festivals, and has seen success at the Sutton Music Festival 2014 and the North London Music Festival 2016. Andrew has been fortunate enough to perform in such venues as the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, the Ledger Recital Room at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Milton Court in Barbican, St James' Church in Paddington, the Secombe Theatre in Sutton, and Fairfield Halls in Croydon, as well as record at Abbey Road Studios. Andrew has benefitted from masterclasses with Nataša Lipovšek, Jonathan Plowright, Aaron Shorr, Fali Pavri, Robert Markham, Iain Burnside, Justas Dvarionas, and Dmitri Alexeev. He also has a great interest in improvisation, following courses with David Gordon and John Sweeney, as well as harmony, counterpoint, and music in society. Andrew’s chromesthesia, otherwise known as sound-colour synesthesia, allows him to perceive colours as he listens to or plays music, thus guiding his interpretations.

 

The next stage of his journey ...

Andrew accepted his offer to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Charles Owen from September 2017, turning down the opportunity to read music at Oxford University. Let's see where his musical journey will take him ...

 

9th Dec 2017, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

3rd Feb 2018, 19:30Venue: All Saints Church, AckworthProgramme: Oliver Wass - Harp

Oliver Wass studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Imogen Barford.

 

In May 2016, he became the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall’s most prestigious prize. Previous winners of the competition include Jacqueline du Pré, Bryn Terfel and Tasmin Little. He has performed all the major harp concertos, including directing the Handel Harp Concerto in the Barbican Hall. He has also performed concertos at the London Handel Festival, the City of London Festival, with the Oxford Sinfonia, and with the World Chamber Orchestra. He won the Andrea Vigh Jury Prize at the 4th International Harp Competition Szeged. He is a Musicians’ Company Yeoman, and will give his Purcell Room debut in 2017. 

http://www.oliverwass.co.uk/

10th Mar 2018, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Stephen Horne - Silent Film

Stephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.

He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Bologna, San Francisco, Telluride, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Istanbul, Berlin and Vienna.

In 2011 and 2012, Stephen was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of The First Born and The Manxman. In 2012 his accompaniment for Rotaie won the main prize at the Bonn Sommerkino Festival while for three years, from 2014 to 2016, he has been named best solo accompanist in the Silent London end-of-year poll.

http://stephenhorne.co.uk

28th Apr 2018, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra

 

The internationally acclaimed Doncaster Youth Jazz Association (DYJA) was formed in 1973 by John Ellis MBE.

Passionate about music education and jazz, DYJA provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities.

Our 4th Alumni ensemble consists of mainly professional DYJA graduate musicians.

Since inception the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) has received numerous Outstanding Performance awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth, the National Jazz Festival in Birmingham, and the Great North Big Band Festival.

 

 

6th Oct 2018, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Veronika Shoot - Piano

We are delighted to welcome Veronika Shoot back to Ackworth as a soloist. Veronika's performances are always delivered with virtuosity, sensitivity and courage and we cannot wait to to hear her play once again for Ackworth Concert Society.

The concert will feature works from her new album 'Journey through Childhood' including Schummann Kinderszenen and Debussy Children's Corner, as well as works by Chopin and de Falla.

http://www.veronikashoot.com/concerts.php

10th Nov 2018, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Duo B!z'art - Piano Duet

We are the duo b!z’art, a Belgian piano duet for 1 and 2 pianos, founded by André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste in 2004 and looking forward to playing for you at Ackworth Concert Society.

Bizarre means what is unusual and unconventional, to make you discover with passion the world of arts. 
Playing the piano with 4 hands, we use 20 fingers of 2 musicians sharing the 88 keys of a piano. This gives a very special show, where our hands can twirl on the keyboard with great virtuosity. 
This ensemble provides a very unique repertoire. Sometimes the instrument can be intimate, like Salon-Music, other times it becomes symphonic imitating the orchestra. 
In addition, we find ourselves facing the piano, communicating together, inviting the public to share this special moment. Sincerity, energy and love of music is the focus of our ongoing research.

http://www.duobizart.be/

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8th Dec 2018, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

2nd Feb 2019, 19:30Venue: All Saints Church, AckworthProgramme: Andrey Lebedev - Guitar

Born in Moscow and raised in Australia, Andrey Lebedev is one of the most successful upcoming guitarists of this generation.

Andrey Lebedev is a prize winner of the 2017 ARD Music Competition, regarded as one of the most prestigious international competitions in classical music.

He burst on to the international music scene in 2014 when he was invited by luminary guitarist Julian Bream to perform a London recital of solo music including new commissions by Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Leo Brouwer. The following year he worked with guitarist John Williams on a recital project of Australian chamber music which included the world premiere of ‘Gertrude Fragments’ by Brett Dean. He exhibits a ceaseless curiosity which has seen him develop projects ranging from duos on Renaissance lute to Radiohead arrangements on electric guitar.

http://andreylebedev.com/

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9th Mar 2019, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Kosmos Ensemble - Violin, Viola, Accordion

Described by Richard Morrison (The Times) as having “telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship, I defy you not to be mesmerised", Kosmos Ensemble is re-defining the relationship between classical and world music. The trio has twice been winners of 'Selected Artists' by the Making Music organisation and has gathered accolades from all over the world. United by a shared passion for improvisation, music from around the globe as well as the rigours of classical training, each member of Kosmos is an international soloist in their own right and brings individual flavour to the group.

https://www.kosmosensemble.com/

 

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