Classic Notes - with Anna Brosnan

Anna Brosnan.
Anna Brosnan.

The classical scene may have gone a little quiet during the summer season, but there are plenty of concerts to look forward to in September.

On Sunday, September 8, at 7pm, the Northamptonshire-based Fiori Musicali will stage a concert at St Mary the Virgin Church in Fawsley.

The event, entitled Italian Sonatas, will include performances of 17th century pieces by violinists Monica Huggett and Emilia Benjamin, David Miller on chitarrone and Penelope Rapson on organ.

Tickets cost £20 or £15. There are 20 per cent reductions for children, students, unemployed and blue badge holders. Add £35 for an optional dinner at Falcon Hall afterwards. See

Northampton Philharmonic Choir are hoping to entice more singers to join their group in September and have uploaded two video recordings of their singing to their website, to encourage people to get involved. See The first rehearsal of the new season will take place on September 10 at 7.15pm in St Michael’s Church, Perry Street, Northampton.

Northampton’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Sheep Street will also be hosting a Proms Night on September 28. Bookings can also be made for this and the John Cleveland Band’s Armistice concert on November 9. For bookings, ring 01604 754782 or visit

Anyone who knows of any forthcoming classical events and would like to see them publicised in this column can email me at the above address.