June 2022: Getting used to being busy again!
We have both had a busy few months, with lots of orchestral concerts in particular. Lucy is enjoying her work as leader of the Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra (next concert on Sunday 3rd July) and also played in an all-Elgar programme in Lincoln Cathedral, with Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra and Lincoln Choral Society. Jonny has had concerts with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra and the Brigantes Orchestra; the latter made its debut at Sheffield City Hall with a fabulous programme of jazz-inspired music.
As a duo we returned to Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel for a lunchtime concert in April. We are also continuing to develop our music for children, and recently went into Stradbroke Primary to perform our version of The Three Little Pigs for the KS1 children. They loved hearing us play, and one little boy gave the best guess we’ve had so far of what animal the hair on our bows comes from – a woolly mammoth!!
Keep checking our concerts page for details of our next performances.
February 2022: Planning concerts
We hope that 2022 has been a good year for you all so far. As life begins to return to normal, we are gradually getting more concert dates in our diaries again. Our first duo performance will be on Saturday 26th March in Sheffield. However, there are a number of opportunities to see us in orchestral concerts before then.
Saturday 26th February – The Brigantes Orchestra will perform music by Mendelssohn, Britten and Brahms in Sheffield Cathedral.
Saturday 12th March – Sheffield Symphony Orchestra presents Bruckner’s 6th Symphony, and pieces by Berlioz and Nielsen. All Saints Church, Ecclesall, Sheffield.
Sunday 13th March – Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert of 2022 in the Speedwell Rooms, Staveley. A programme of Sibelius and Grieg.
September 2021: Sheffield Showcase
On Saturday 4th September we will be giving two short performances as part of the Sheffield Showcase, which is a city-wide celebration of the cultural activities in the area.
You can watch us perform at 12pm in the reading room in Central Library and at 1pm in the Winter Garden. The event is completely free, so just turn up!
March 2021: Steel City Celebrations
We had fun taking part in this virtual performance with other members of Classical Sheffield.
December 2020: New YouTube videos
We have been busy this month filming three new videos for our YouTube channel.
You can watch the first one here: Beethoven’s Duo in F major
The others will be published in the next few weeks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know about them.
Greetings from our home to yours during the coronavirus lockdown
We hope that all our supporters are well and coping with these extraordinary circumstances. Covid-19 is certainly not deterring us from rehearsing for concerts which may or may not happen, and we look forward to the time when we can entertain you all once again.
For more information about all classical music in and around Sheffield, including online concerts happening in the near future, visit the Classical Sheffield website.