19th August 2022 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church.
A 45-minute recital followed by our AGM. This event is free.
David Mowle is a retired consultant neurosurgeon. He has continued to perform solo, chamber and concerto works throughout his medical career. He recently enjoyed a chamber music collaboration with Matthias Feile and Maya Iwabuchi.
Domenico Scarlatti – Two sonatas
Robert Schumann – Arabesque
Beethoven – Waldstein Sonata
16th September 2022 at 2pm. Falkirk Trinity Church.
For our first full-length daytime concert of the season, we are pleased to welcome the Brassketeers, a Brass ensemble with Jason Lewis (Trumpet), Lauren Reeve-Rawlings (French Horn) and Cillian Ó Ceallacháin (Trombone). The three first met in the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.
Their programme, provisionally, is: -
Nelhybel’s Trio for Brass
Music from Bach’s French Suite no. 5
Aequale by Anton Bruckner
Music by local composer Chris Gough
Some music from the Beatles.
7th October 2022 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik is hugely popular, but why did Mozart write it? Why the name, which simply means a small nocturne? How was it meant to be played, what Tempo did Mozart have in mind?
Musician, conductor and musicologist Bruce Fox-Lefriche has done research into the original manuscript and will be answering many questions in his lecture, and this will be followed by a performance of the work.
21st October 2022 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
All four members of the Agate quartet are from the South of France and met while they were studying in Paris. They all studied at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin and at that time they founded the Corsiclassic Music Festival in Corsica.
They are Adrien Jurkovic – violin, Thomas Descamps – violin, Raphaël Pagnon – viola, Simon Lachemet – cello.
In 2021 the Quatuor Agate were prize-winners at the Young Classical Artists Trust International Auditions.
Boccherini - String Quartet in G minor
Bartok -String Quartet No.6
Brahms - String Quartet No.3
4th November 2022 at 12 noon. Falkirk Trinity Church
Scottish Harpist Mary Reid studied at the Royal Academy of Music; her career takes her round the UK performing solo and chamber music as well as freelance work for the major UK orchestras.
Her programme will be: -
Prelude in C by Sergei Prokofiev,
Sposalizio from 'Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage by Franz Liszt,
Asturias by Isaac Albéniz,
Impromptu Cristatus by Thomas Chevis,
Sonatine by Marcel Tournier
2nd December 2022 at 7.30. Falkirk Trinity Church
Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer was born in Amman. He completed his International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019 and is an Associate of the RNCM. He is also an inaugural YCAT Concordia Artist.
He has given recitals in the Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall & Stoller Hall in Manchester (broadcast by BBC Radio 3), Steinway Hall (New York) and many others.
Khachaturian - Poem (1927)
Mozart - Piano Sonata in G Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Sibelius - Pieces, Op.24 Nos.1-5
Chopin - Allegro de concert in A
13th January 2023 at 12 noon. Falkirk Trinity Church
Fairytales - A magical Journey Through song
Join Soprano Colleen Nicoll and Pianist Andrew Johnston for a fairytale inspired program including works by Handel, Humperdink, Britten, Ronald Stevenson and many more.
Soprano Colleen Nicoll recently completed a Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with distinction and combines a successful career as a professional soprano, animateur and choral conductor. She has performed roles in numerous operatic productions including the role of Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Minack Theatre, including a special performance for HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. She recently recorded an album of Scottish classical art song with pianist Andrew Johnston - 'Wi A Canny Lilt'.
Colleen works as a workshop leader and performer with Scottish Opera.
27th January 2023 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
Tabea Debus was born in Würzburg in Germany and studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust International Auditions (London) in 2018. She recently returned to perform at the Wigmore hall. She has developed several projects including the music art-game Soundshapes and Endo the Earthworm – a video series using puppets.
She will be joined by lutenist Alon Sariel; they regularly play together and the combination of Recorder and lute or works particularly well for baroque music. Alon comes from Israel and has a varied international career, including a spell touring with Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan orchestra. He now lives in Hanover.
Their Programme is called Family Affairs, and all the composers have family links: -
J. S. Bach - Suite BWV 997
Johann Sigismund Weiss – Adagio and Siciliano for recorder and lute
Heinrich von Biber – Lute Passacaglia
C. P. E. Bach – Harp Sonata
J. S. Weiss – Adagio for recorder and lute.
H. von Biber – Violin Passacaglia
Silvius Leopold Weiss – Fantasia for lute
J. S. Weiss – Sarabande and Gigue for recorder and lute
J. S. Bach – partita BWV 1006
17th February 2023 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
John Burgess - Saxophones
Campbell Normand - Piano
Ross Milligan - Banjo and Guitar
Roy Percy - String Bass
Tom Bancroft - Drums and Washboard
The John Burgess Classic Jazz Quintet was formed by five very serious and respected jazz musicians from Scotland who decided something had to be doneabout the lack of high-quality early jazz in their area. Their love of the seemingly forgotten greats of jazz like Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton led them to open a hugely popular monthly concert series in Edinburgh which has since spawned Festival and concert appearances all over Europe where audiences have responded to their respectful but renewed takes of the works of the true masters of jazz. For their concert in Falkirk they will be performing tunes written and made famous by the legendary Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller.
I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
How Can You Face Me
That's Where The South Begins
Medley : Yacht Club Swing
Hold My Hand
Up Jumped You With Love
(Cash For Your Trash
Medley : Black and Blue
Blue Turning Grey
10th March 2023 7.30pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in Cologne in 2006 and engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations. The Orchestra promotes the interests of the younger generation and has a creative work atmosphere to encourage this.
The soloists are Cyrill Gussaroff (trumpet) and Michael Kibardin (violin)
A. Corelli - Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4 in D Major
J. N. Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and orchestra E-flat Major
J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042
E. Elgar - Serenade for strings
S. Rachmaninov - Vocalise
W.A. Mozart - Divertimento F Major
31st March 2023 2pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
Romanian Pianist George Todica studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal College of Music in London. He had his Wigmore Hall debut in 2018 and has won various international prizes including the Moray Piano Competition in Scotland, the Norah Sande award in England and the Stefano Marizza piano prize in Italy.
George writes about his programme: - “The first half draws inspiration from nature and night, with a magical twist to it. In the second half, the night descends into even deeper darkness culminating with the dramatic Chopin 2nd Sonata. Both halves start with nocturnes which will set the mood. There is a wider variety of composers here but the works themselves thread into each other quite well while maintaining a lot of variety."
O Respighi - Notturno (from 6 Pieces for Piano)
R Schumann - Waldszenen, Op 82
C Debussy - Jardin sous la Pluie (from Estampes) and Claire de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
F Liszt - 2 Études de Concert, S 145, Waldesrauchen & Gnomenreigen
C Debussy - Nocturne
S Rachmaninov - Prelude Op 23 No 4 in D major
G Enescu - Carillon Nocturne, Op 18
F Chopin - Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor (Funeral March)