The next book sale will take place on 15 October from 11.00am to 4.30pm with coffee, tea and cakes.
There are regular concerts at St Botolph's, some free and some ticketed, some at lunchtime and others in the early evenings and/or at weekends. These will re-start in September after the summer break.
Our last concert was a wonderful piano recital to celebrate the new piano at St Botolph's and to launch our fundraising efforts for this.
Sunday, 17 July 2022 - 3.00pm Inaugural piano recital, by Nathan Williamson
Celebrating the new piano at St Botolph’s, the150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the world premiere of 24 Preludes and Fugues by Christopher Brown. The programme will include music by Mozart and by Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose 150th anniversary is celebrated this year.
Nathan Williamson is a pianist, composer and artistic director. His career has led to performances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, De Doelen, Barbican Centre, Purcell Room, LSO St Luke’s, and the Aldeburgh, Lucerne, Bolzano and Spoleto festivals, and collaborations with artists including Claire Bloom, James Gilchrist, Guy Johnston, Arisa Fujita, Linda Merrick, The Gryphon Trio, Njabulo Madlala, Boris Kucharsky, Alexander Baillie, Ensemble Endymion, the Allegri and Sacconi Quartets, as well as working alongside numerous living composers in performances of their work.
Christopher Brown is a composer of international renown, and winner of a number of prestigious composition prizes, including the coveted Prince Pierre of Monaco Award. He was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, and, since retiring in 2009 as a professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, now supervises for the Music Faculty at Cambridge University. His 24 Preludes and Fugues for solo piano were composed between 2011 and 2019 and have been enthusiastically taken up by Nathan Williamson, who is recording the whole set for Lyrita, to be issued in 2023.
Tickets are £20 on the door, £15 pre-booked through Director of Music Tim Brown on firstname.lastname@example.org, and £5 for under 18s.
The concert also marks the inauguration of the church’s new grand piano, and the fund to raise the outstanding sum to purchase it. St Botolph’s is noted for its fine acoustic and the acquisition of a piano will enable it to contribute to the concert life of the city centre as well as providing a much-needed space for rehearsals requiring piano. This link will take you to a brief note on the Piano Fund and how you can help us grow the musical life of the church, in services and in concerts and as a rehearsal space.
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