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City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

Promoter: Gramercy Music Ltd

Programme to include
Purcell – Chacony in G minor
Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship for musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands and one of the world’s great orchestras. As the CBSO commences its centenary celebrations, we are delighted to welcome six of the orchestra’s leading string players to open our second season of classical music concerts @ St Mary’s.

While less familiar than many of his works, every note of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence bursts with melody, joy and life-affirming Mediterranean light – a fantastic way to start our 2019/20 season.

Monday 23 September 2019 - 7:30pm
Tickets
£19.50

Family Favourite Show - The Bookworms

Wiggling their way out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life.

With Rickety book cart and some novel ideas, surprises leap off every page, wherever they roam. Join our funny guides as they worm their way into twisty and fantastic adventures through imaginative worlds, Rhubarb Theatre comes to St Mary’s with this fantastical fun show.

Suitable for: ages 5 and up - children and families who enjoy live performance, character interaction, mime, physical theatre, mischief and laughter.

Saturday 12th October 2019 - 10.30am / 12:30pm / 2pm
Tickets £5.00

Giuseppe Guarrera Piano

Promoter: Gramercy Music Ltd

Programme to include
JS BACH - Chaconne (Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004) (Arrangement for Piano - Ferruccio Busoni)
RAVEL- 3 Pieces from Miroirs
PROKOFIEV - Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

We are delighted to welcome Italian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera to Lichfield as part of his upcoming tour of the UK. Prizewinner at the Montréal International Competition, Giuseppe is also a graduate of the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.

In addition to being an established chamber musician, he is an accomplished soloist including appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim.  

His programme includes the Prokofiev sonata No 7, the final movement of which is considered to be one of the most thrilling pieces ever written for the piano.

Giuseppe is a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 7.30pm
Tickets
£19.50

The Washboard Resonators

FOOTSTOMPING BLUES, RAGTIME, SWING & FOLK MUSIC 

The Washboard Resonators are a duo that play foot-stomping blues, vaudeville, ragtime, hokum, skiffle, swing and folk like it was in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. 

On stage, you can expect a varied and entertaining show with upbeat songs, harmonies, tap dancing and an array of old instruments, including; washboard, resonator guitars, banjo, ukulele, snare drum, suitcase bass drum, spoons and our very own invention—the kazoosaphone. 

The duo’s material comprises of both original and carefully arranged traditional numbers by their favourite artists. These artists include; Blind Boy Fuller, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Robert Johnson, Lonnie Donnegan, Tampa Red and The Washboard Rhythm Kings. 

PREVIOUS SHOWS 
The Washboard Resonators have performed all over the UK. A favourite show of theirs was welcoming in the world’s most famous steam locomotive, The Flying Scotsman at The National Railway Museum.

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Sunday 10th November 2019 - 7pm
Tickets
£12.00

Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

Promoter: Gramercy Music Ltd

This special Christmas concert will include festive music old and new, by composers including Praetorius, Walton, Macmillan, Lassus and Rutter.

Formed almost 40 years ago, the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir is a versatile ensemble that has a wide-ranging repertoire of sacred and secular music.

The choir is a regular performer at venues across the UK, overseas and on radio broadcasts. It has twice participated in the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition.

An accomplished conductor and organist, Martyn Rawles is the Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Lichfield Cathedral.

Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm
Tickets
£19.50