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TRMS Upcoming Concerts



Friday, 03.05.2019


Evening Concert

Louise Thomson Harp Recital


"Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love." Craig Ogden

A versatile and experienced musician, Louise's playing has taken her to prestigious concert venues around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall in Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. It has also given her the opportunity to perform with some of the country's most respected ensembles: the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. She has been invited to perform live on BBC Radio 3, and made her television debut performing live on BBC 1 for the Heaven and Earth show with soprano Katherine Jenkins.
Some of Thomson’s early notable successes included winning the Harp Finals at the world renowned Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition in 2003 and performing as a Finalist in the London International Harp Competition in 2005. In April 2007 she was short-listed to audition for HRH The Prince of Wales for the position of Royal Harpist at Clarence House and performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at The Royal Variety Performance in the same year.

Louise was awarded a place at Chethams School of Music in Manchester to study with Eira Lynn Jones. During this time Louise won the Ida Carroll String Prize for outstanding musical achievement, and was subsequently awarded an entrance scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Completing her undergraduate course in 2005, with a First Class BMus (Hons) degree, and her post-graduate diploma (PGDip) with Distinction in Performance in 2006, Louise went on to complete a Masters Degree (MMus) in 2007, again with Distinction in Performance. She concluded her time at the RNCM by winning the Concerto Competition. After graduating, Louise was immediately invited onto the Live Music Now Scheme (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) which involved extensive touring around the country giving solo recitals and educational workshops to an enormous range of audiences.

Louise also takes great pride in her harp teaching and has built up a highly vibrant harp community around the North of England. She tutors harp at Withington Girls’ School, St. Anselms Preparatory School in Bakewell and Sheffield High School for Girls. Louise is also the harp tutor at Huddersfield University and is a visiting tutor at RNCM.

At the Baptist Church, High Street Rickmansworth
at 7.30 pm on Friday 3rd May 2019
Programme

Nocturne - Mikhail Glinka
Sonata in F minor K.466 - Domenico Scarlatti, arr. Louise Thomson
Fantasie Sur Un Thème de Joseph Haydn, op.31 - Marcel Grandjany
Sarabanda - Nino Rota
Jazz Band - Marcel Tournier
Fantaisie Sur Un Thème de l’Opéra Eugène Onégin par Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Ekaterina Walter-Kühne
Interval
Estampes no. 2, La Soirée Dans La Grenade - Claude Debussy
Une Châtelaine en sa Tour, op.110 - Gabriel Fauré
Impromptu Caprice - Gabriel Pierné
Adagio Cantabile from Three Welsh Dances - Dalwyn Henshall
Cruit Gun Cheis Ceall Gun Aba - Mary Ann Kennedy
Letter from Home - Pat Metheny, arr. Louise Thomson
Rhapsodie - Marcel Grandjany

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Sunday, 13.10.2019


Afternoon Concert

Peter Nall String Ensemble


Afternoon concert at a different venue

A string ensemble led by a Chorleywood violinist will perform in this very first TRMS's afternoon concert.

In this unique string music repertoire, which is being finalised, the Ensemble has decided to include the famous -Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, op. 20, for strings (1825)

Please bear with us while the details are being finalised.

The concert will be held in the Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN on Sunday 29th October and will begin at 3.00pm. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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Saturday, 26.10.2019


Evening Concert

Hallses & Moody Quartet


A Saturday evening concert

David Halls, piano
Caroline Halls, soprano
Steven Halls, cello
Daphne Moody, violin

For the first time ever, David Halls, Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral, his daughter Caroline and his brother Steven combine with their long-time friend and professional colleague, Daphne Moody to present a unique programme that combines their talents in different combinations.  The programme includes Dvorak’s first piano trio, a baroque cantata for soprano and strings, Elgar’s obbligati to popular songs written for violin and cello.

The details to follow.

The concert will be held in the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. It will begin at 7.30pm on Saturday, 26th October. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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Friday, 29.11.2019


Evening Concert

Maggini String Quartet (6)


An evening concert



Maggini String Quartet returns to Rickmansworth for a sixth concert on Friday, November 29. 

The programme is being finalised of this evening concert which starts at 7.30 pm at the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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December 2019

Date to be confirmed


Lunchtime Concert

Purcell School Students (5)



This programme is being finalised.

The concert will be held in the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. This afternoon concert will begin at 1.00pm. Tickets £6 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.

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Friday, 20.03.2019


Evening Concert

Kammerphilharmonie Europa


The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded 2006 in Cologne/Germany. The orchestra engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations. Its outstanding high artistic level was confirmed by many concerts and festivals as well as press and critics.

Chamber Philharmonic Europe
A. Vivaldi - Concerto in g minor, F.XI. no 21
J. N. Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and orchestra E-flat Major
J. Suk - Serenade for Strings Op. 6
J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042
S. Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
C. Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1
Eight virtuosi will make a magnificent sound as they perform a sparkling programme in Rickmansworth for the first time.

The concert will be held in the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. It will begin at 7.30pm on Friday, 20 March 2020. Tickets £16 at the door. Reduced price for members. Free entry for under-25s.


 

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Tickets


All Tickets £s

Evening Lunchtime Book now
Members & Patrons 14.00 5.00

Louise Thomson Harp Recital

Non-members 16.00 6.00
All under the age of 25* Free
*Proof of age may be required
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