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The ever-popular Sunday Serenades return to the galleries for Summer 2019
The Sunday Serenades are a programme of musical events held every Sunday throughout the summer at 2pm. Entry to all events is free, but donations are warmly welcomed. The café is open before and after each concert.
The 2019 programme is as follows:
- 26th: Guitar virtuoso Brad Johnson opens this season with an exciting programme of works by Dowland, Nicholas Maw and some masterpieces from the classical Spanish repertoire.
- 2nd: A true favourite at these concerts, Ian Buckle performs music by some of the great innovators of piano composition, including Beethoven, Hélène de Montgeroult and Chopin.
- 9th: After The Flood, modern guitar trio
- 16th: Richard Casey returns with a piano recital centred on the works of Birkenhead-born composer Cyril Scott.
- 23rd: Soloists of the Orchestra dell’Arte perform Bach’s fabulous Double violin concerto.
- 30th: Wirral’s own distinguished young pianist William Bracken returns this time with a trio, featuring RLPO violinist Lukas Hank and William’s father & RLPO cellist Ian Bracken; the programme will include Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, the D minor piano trio.
- 7th: Equilibrium, a Sunday Serenades debut for this new ensemble with a mission to feature hitherto neglected women composers and new works by women of today.
- 14th:Pixels Ensemble perform works by Purcell, Mozart, Birkenhead-born Cyril Scott and a new work written especially for our Serenades by Tim Jackson.
- 21st: The return of exciting Wirral-born jazz drummer Gwilym Jones with his quartet, performing new works of his own and jazz standards.
- 28th: Marcel Becker & Jamie Kenny, Principal & Co-principal bass with the RLPO, perform a fascinating programme of double bass duos.
- 4th: A concert of instrumental and choral music performed by students of Birkenhead School.
- 11th: RLPO Principal cello, Jonathan Aasgaard, performs a programme including Greig’s wonderful cello sonata and Dutilleux’s Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher.
- 18th: The Serenades’ favourite soprano Heather Heighway, returns with a mixed programme of superb and entertaining classics.
- 25th: Olly Chalk Trio. This year’s season finale sees the return of this wonderful young jazz combo after a year of critically acclaimed gigs up and down the country and release of their new album Scathed Citizens.
Copies of the programme are available in the gallery and can also be downloaded here.
We are, as ever, grateful to Gethyn Jones for arranging the programme for the Williamson and Priory Friends. To find out more about the Friends, visit their page.