Classic Notes, Anna Brosnan

Anna Brosnan.
Anna Brosnan.

Although the county welcomes many visiting artists when it comes to classical concerts, Northamptonshire also has plenty of home-grown talent.

One well-known county group due to deliver a New Year concert on Saturday (at 7pm) is Belcanto, a female voice choir based in Kettering.

The concert will be held at The Salvation Army, Rockingham Road, Kettering, and will include a varied programme ranging from the 16th century O Magnum Mysterium by Thomas Luuis De Victoria, to All You Need Is Love by Lennon and McCartney.

Soloist performers will include Kettering-born pianist, Robert Clark, who studied at the Royal College Of Music and who has performed in concerts around the world. Tickets for the event cost £8, but under 16s go free. Tickets are available by calling 07855 406766.

Stowe School also has a host of interesting concerts scheduled for the coming weeks. Oksana King’s ‘Music And Dance – From Gavotte To Foxtrot’ will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm. The event will include a programme of piano music inspired by dance, including Beethoven’s Six Ecossaises in E flat major.

Pianist Ingrid Jacoby will also be giving a concert on Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm. The programme will include Schubert’s Impromptu in B flat, Op 142 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition. Ingrid is a winner of the Artists’ Presentation Award and the Steinway Hall Artists’ Prize.

Tickets for both Stowe concerts cost £8. See www.stowearts.co.uk