Concert Dates

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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Previous Events

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

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