TRMS Past Concerts (2016)



Hugh Milligton

Hugh Millington is a classical guitar scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He studies with Michael Lewin, as well as receiving lessons regularly from world-renowned performers David Russell and Fabio Zanon. He also has studied with numerous others in both masterclasses and private lessons, including David Leisner, Xuefei Yang, Gerald Garcia, and Zoran Dukic.

Millington - Programme Notes - more info...

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude BWV 999 and Fugue BWV 1000

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Variations on a theme of Mozart op.9  (c. 1813)

Manuel Ponce(1882-1948)
Sonata clásica  (Hommage a Fernando Sor) (1928)

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Nathali de Montmollin

Nathalie de Montmollin’s vocal artistry displays through exceptional beauty and technical brilliance. Her performances as a lyric soprano offer an especially impressive display of her operatic talents. She is loved by critics and audiences alike.

The Concert 4 in our pre-Christmas series took place in Rickmansworth Baptist Church, High St, WD3 1ET at Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 7.30 PM..

The programme comprised:

Elgar: Like to the Damask Rose / Queen Mary’s Song
Schubert: An die Laute
Elgar: Dry those fair those crystal eyes/ Shepherd’s Song
Schubert: Schafers Klagelied
Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben
Elgar: Muleteer’s Serenade / Mill Wheel Song
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Elgar: In the Dawn / Speak Music
Schubert: An die Musik
Elgar: The Torch / The River / As I laye a-thinkynge

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This Concert in our pre-Christmas series took place in Rickmansworth Baptist Church, High St, WD3 1ET at 1pm on Wednesday 9 November 2016. David Butterworth (piano), David Wood (violin), Anna Maguire (viola) & Steven Halls (cello) played the first of our lunchtime recitals.

The programme, which lasted an hour, comprised:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Quartet No.1 in E flat, WoO36
  • Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Quartet in G minor, K478

Butterworth - Programme Notes - more info...

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The Iain Farrington concert of Monday, 31st October 2016 at 7.30 PM was a great success.
Iain Farrington Iain Farrington has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University. He has made numerous recordings, and has broadcast on BBC Television, Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. Through his multi-faceted work as a musician, he aims to bring live music to as wide an audience as possible.

Farrington - Programme Notes - more info...

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Maggini (1)


One small step...
Reporting from the concert

The concert last evening (Friday, 7th October) was excellent. A turnout of about sixty ( numbers yet to be confirmed ) with a number of new faces. The Maggini Quartet played brilliantly and their musical interaction was extremely good. Comments during the break and afterwards all confirmed that attendees liked the venue, were impressed by the acoustics, were impressed by the Quartet, enjoyed the preconcert talk and the introduction to each piece by a member of the Quartet. The team on the door somehow managed to cope with the numbers and it will be a lot easier in the future as last night a lot of Friends and Members were renewing their membership as well as paying for tickets. Special Thanks to the audience for bearing with us. It was also nice to welcome back David and Teresa Oliver and to have previous Committee members, John Shaw and Brian Warmington.

Maggini - Programme Notes - more info...

TRMS is grateful for the support given by people of Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green and other local areas and would like to assure them of our continued effort to organise similar performances, improve the logistics and enhance the concert experience.

A big thank you to all...and special thanks to Julian Leaper and his fellow musicians in the quartet to provide such a delightful musical on to the next...

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