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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Concerts back but across the road!

“Some good news at last. We are still here!” – so said Middlewich and District Concerts Society, which this week said it was “delighted” to announce that the 32nd season of concerts has been planned and will start in October.

It also has a new venue, with more space to allow for any social-distancing requirements.
The first concert is to take place on Saturday, 16th October, and will feature the Camira Wind Trio.

The trio comprises Emma Haughton (clarinet), Charlotte Curwen (bassoon) and Emily Doan (flute) and was formed in 2018 while they were all studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.

This is a more modern version of the classical wind trio with the clarinet replacing the oboe, so much of the repertoire comprises arrangements, the concert beginning with the overture from the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, with the Carmen Suite by Bizet somewhere in the middle and finishing with Herold’s Clog Dance.

Following close behind, on 6th November, will be a piano recital to be given by Duncan Glenday. He visited the society three years ago as accompanist to Sophie Rosa, and organisers were so impressed with his playing that he is playing solo this time, with a programme ranging from Mozart to Debussy.

The last concert of the year, on 4th December, will be a collection of seasonal items (readings, songs, instrumental pieces) performed by Wendy Nugent (piano) and Joy Naylor (narrator / soprano). Nugent has played for us several times as part of the Dolby and Hughes piano duo. Naylor is the society’s concert manager and has once again taken up the challenge of performing.

Since the previous venue, the drama studio of Middlewich High School, is not available, the concerts are across the road to Middlewich Community Centre, which can be accessed from St Anne’s Walk, as before, or from the Civic Way car park. It provides quite a large hall.

Ticket price has been kept at £10 and tickets will be available at the door (cash or cheque only).

For further details please visit the website madcs.org.uk or contact Roger Evans on 01606 834 471.

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