The Parish Church, Old Glossop
7.30pm, Friday 13th December 2019
Award-winning pianist Viv McLean returns to Glossop this December for Glossop Music Festival’s annual Christmas Concert.
He’s been described as having “fingers of steel hidden behind muscles of velvet” by Le Monde and will be joined by two other prominent performers.
These include Benjamin Powell (pianist for the contemporary Manchester ensemble Psappha) and the Hallé Orchestra’s principal flute Amy Yule.
The programme includes Schubert, Poulenc and some festive music.
All three of the performing artists are renowned, prize-winning soloists, and Powell is also a member of the festival’s artistic team (as well as being resident in Glossop).
There will be mulled wine and mince pies available before the concert, and all funds raised will go to support future work by the festival.
The concert is being promoted by the Glossop Music Festival, which aims to bring the highest quality of classical music to the widest possible audience through a year-long series of concerts.
The organisation’s events comprise the annual summertime music festival, together with one-off concerts throughout the year.
The Christmas event will not be ticketed – so guests are invited to simply turn up when doors open at 7pm. Donations will be gratefully received after the concert.
Concerts already confirmed for 2020 include the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet (27 March 2020) and The Gould Piano Trio (28th February), who return to Glossop with clarinettist Robert Plane following a well-received recital in 2018.
Looking forward to summer 2020, following her performance at the royal wedding last year, soprano and broadcaster Elin Manahan Thomas returns to Glossop.
She will sing Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine (which she sang as Meghan Markle entered St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle) and other pieces as part of the summer festival concerts.
For more information visit www.glossopmusicfestival.org.uk