Fabulous concert on October 21st

Thank you to all the performers last Sunday and to the listeners who came along to enjoy the music. We enjoyed virtuosic music for flute and piano; a Haydn piano sonata and a Brahms Intermezzo; duos for viola and cello followed by some lush pieces for viola and piano by Elgar; a movement from a four-hand piano sonata by Mozart; and to finish two pieces by Schumann for the piano. See the facebook page for some photos: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordshireperformersclub/

More dates for 2019 have now been confirmed: January 20th, March 3rd and April 7th. You are welcome to sign up for a slot at any time.

September concert a triumph

The concerts get better and better! September 9th was a triumph with what was almost a little Bach-fest: three pianists offering pieces by The Master. A big round of applause must go to our learner of the month, a very new violinist working to his Grade 1. Well done for standing up and playing. Despite losing his cellist duo partner, our visiting viola player insisted on going ahead, and performed some charming solo exercises. To round off we had Scriabin for the piano, some lighter music for clarinet and piano, and a Grainger piano duet. Here’s looking forward to the next one which is already filling up.

September 9th, next concert, 3pm at Charlbury Memorial Hall

Five acts already booked (eight performers) including delights such as Mozart duets for viola and cello, light pieces for piano and saxophone, a Bach duetto from the Klavierubung and a four-hand piano duet by Grainger. Just trying to decide on the cake. As it’s autumn, perhaps a plum-nut streusel cake would be appropriate. All are welcome, whether performing or not.

July 15th – new venue: Charlbury Memorial Hall

This concert will be held at Charlbury Memorial Hall which has a very lovely, recently installed Grotrian Steinveg grand piano. The Hall is on Market Street, a one-way street that takes you past the Co-op store on the approach to the Hall. We recommend you turn right just before the Co-op and park in the free car park, which is only 1 minute away from the Hall. There is also parking on the streets of Charlbury but this is quite limited.