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Open-House Music Marathon Saturday March 21 2015

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Please be warmly invited to drop in for our Open House Music Marathon on Saturday March 21st,
anytime between 11am and 5pm. There is enough room to wander about, listen to a bit of music for however little or much you want, enjoy a cuppa or glass of wine, have some cake or a hearty soup. This is a fundraiser for Oxfam and Tim’s London Marathon efforts…

The musical line up you will be treated to we expect to be:

Between 11am and 1pm:
The Derby Piano Quartet in our new ALL GIRLS formation, with Gill Bithel and me, the old faithfuls,
being joined by Jane Ford who you may have heard in our Cathedral gig last year, and Carolin Hlusiak.
with a variety of piano music for 8 hands, duets, solos and more…
1 pm:
Tenor Richard Roddis and Soprano Gillian von Fragstein, followed by
Baritone Dana de Waal the wonder-voice from South Africa with some Italian Arias, and more piano (with me)
2.15 pm:
Clarinettist Peter Glenville with his sensous sounds, from Brahms to suprises…
Folk Fiddler Tim, the host, and drummer Ben Wyke will get your foot tapping with their jigs and reels…
3.30 pm:
a young Trent piano trio, and Emily Henderson on cello
4.00 pm:
Sarah Huson, Clair Stanley and me as the Mercian Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano) will finish off the day

Hope to see you there!!!!!

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Bakewell S.Anselm’s Piano Competition 18 April 2015

The warm and friendly environment at the S Anselm’s Piano Competition is an excellent opportunity for competitors to feel relaxed and inspired and all competitors will receive memorabilia of the day. Prizes will include the S. Anselm’s Open Piano Class Trophy and the Peter Malcolm Grades 7-8 Class.

Classes range from pre-grade 1 to grade 8 and include open classes, duet classes and adult classes. These are to be held in the Hargreaves Hall and new S. Anselm’s Library both using grand piano’s. Further class details and entry forms are on the website

The competition will adjudicated by Peter Lawson, ABRSM examiner, tutor of contemporary piano at the RNCM and piano tutor at Chetham’s School of Music and Mark Percival, Head of Music at S. Anselm’s School.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day and ample free car parking is available at the school.

An afternoon concert will commence at 2pm in which class winners and runners up are invited to perform their pieces making a wonderful end to a fulfilling day.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 18th April 2015.Anselms_piano_web

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The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir Student Award Scheme

Early in 2015, the Dalesmen MVC will, once again, be holding their Student Award Competition. This offers a cash prize of £500 to the winning student, to assist them with their further education.
The award is open for competition to all Derbyshire based students who are in their final year (Year 13) and who intend to move on to further studies at University or College. It is expected that applicants will be at the standard of Grade 7 or above on their chosen instrument.
The Choir will require each applicant to perform two items on their chosen instrument/voice in front of a panel of adjudicators led, this year, by Christine Palmer. This will take place on Saturday 14th. March 2015, at the Strutts Centre, in Belper. The Strutts Centre is the rehearsal venue for the Dalesmen, and the main hall enjoys the twin benefits of good acoustics and an even better baby grand.
All applications must be received by 14th. February 2015Dalemen