Tag: Classical Music

  • Kugelhupf for Brahms

    Just out of the oven – my “practice” kuglhupf, baked in my new fluted tin while I was practising the clarinet part of Brahms’ wonderful Quintet Op.115. To share German and Austrian sausages, cheeses, wines and of course freshly home-made kuglhupf, and to hear this glorious music, come along next Tuesday! Tuesday 21 March 2017, Music Matters Gala at […]

  • Music Matters Spring Season 2017

    Music Matters is back on Tuesday nights for its spring season in the Chapel at Whitgift House . Paul Sherman launches our Spring series of Music Matters at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday 10 January with an exploration of the extraordinary life, music and times of the Bohemian baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Paul, seen here in silhouette,  enjoys a busy […]

  • Searching for Shakespeare’s Songs

    Lecture-Recitals Music Matters 7.30 – 9.30p.m. on Tuesday 20 December 2016 in the  Chapel at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB Musical Offerings 2.30 – 4.30p.m. on Wednesday 21 December 2016 in the Church Room at St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley BR2 0TB Most of us know a couple of songs from Shakespeare’s plays, but is it […]

  • Benslow – bringing musicians together

    Seven musicians, amateur and professional, met as a group for the first time on Monday evening 31 October. By Wednesday afternoon they were performing in local nursing homes. Where could this happen? … at Benslow Music Trust, of course! Bill Bates, our percussionist, had made arrangements of popular standards exactly to suit the line-up. Clarinets were […]

  • Contrapunctus – Polyphony for Solo Violin

    Wednesday 22 June 2016 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB Jorge’s passion for the violin and for music of the highest quality has led him to direct, conduct and lead international ensembles throughout Europe, giving stylish, authentic performances of  music from Medieval […]

  • A View of the Trombone From the Bottom

    Wednesday 25 May 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB   “…all that tubing” Ian Fasham started off his musical life as a tenor trombone player at the age of 11. From the start he was fascinated by the look of the […]