The summer season of Wednesday lunchtime concerts is underway at Chelmsford’s Cramphorn Studio. The concerts are free-of-charge, with a recommended £1 donation on the door, and provide a wonderful opportunity to come and listen to both new and familiar musicians play an eclectic selection of music in the welcoming surrounds of the Civic Theatre’s Cramphorn Studio.
On 12 July, Paulo Lopes and Peter O’Connor will be performing the music of Czerny, Mouquet and JS Bach, on piano and flute. At the age of nine Paulo won a scholarship to the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and later went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Peter studied the flute at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and has played with most of the major orchestras in the UK, as well as recording with Sir George Martin, Gordon Giltrap and Irish group the Hot House Flower. This concert is expected to be very popular and will take place on the Civic Theatre’s stage at 1pm.
There will be a ‘Jazz Party’ on 19 July, where Jeffrey Wilson will be leading a rhythm section and a group of jazz improvisors. Jeffrey is a Professor of Composition at the Junior Guildhall as well as being a lecturer in jazz. Jeffrey often performs in the band ‘Saxology’, as well as his own band ‘The Reduced History of Jazz’. There will also be a relaxed concert at 2.15pm, for guests with special needs.
Jeffrey will return on 2 August with his guest Larry Berkovitz for some sweet flowing happy jazz, whilst on 9 August Jeffrey will be playing along with a couple of Buster Keaton silent movies, following the success of a similar event last year.
To discover more about the lunchtime concert series, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.