2013 Peterborough Festival Lunchtime Concerts

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Friday 9th August at 1pm

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Trumpet and Piano

St John's Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Free admission

Andy Harris trumpet and Fergus Black piano

Andy Harris is a professional trumpeter, originally from Uppingham. He made some solo recordings at St John’s, earlier in the year (you can find him on YouTube), and was immediately smitten by the way the acoustics of the church enhanced the sound of the trumpet. Programme includes stirring trumpet music by Bloch and Honegger, as well as the beautiful Ballade by Rene Berthelot.

Sonata - Henry Purcell
Ballade - Rene Berthelot
Rondo for Lifey - Leonard Bernstein
Nightsongs - Richard Peaslee
Grand Russian Fantasia - Jules Levy

"I started my musical journey aged 9 wanting to play the trombone but being told my arms were too short and to start on the cornet! This soon turned into the trumpet. I worked my way through the Leicestershire Arts bands and orchestras until taking the principal trumpet seat in the Symphony Orchestra. I then went on to study under Andy Culshaw at the Birmingham Conservatoire, playing as many varied gigs as I could. During my final year I won the Alfred Corfield trumpet prize. After several years playing commercial music for a living, I spent some time in America studying with arguably the best trumpet teacher in the world Clint 'Pops' McLaughlin. He elevated my playing even further than I thought possible and I find myself today wanting to share that with others."

Friday 16th August at 1pm

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Young Performers Series
Freya Goldmark, violin
with Barbara Tomlinson, piano

St John's Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Free admission


Mozart Concerto No.4 1st movt.
Bach D minor partita (unaccompanied, not including the Chaconne )
Beethoven Sonata No.4 A min
Ysaye - Ballade (unaccompanied)
Sarasate- Malaguena


16 year old violinist Freya Goldmark studies with Maciej Rakowski at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, including performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and in Russia the Mozart Concerto in D. In 2012 she was invited to perform at the Valdres Festival in Norway and she will be travelling to Germany to play later in the year.

In 2012 Freya won the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition (RCM best soloist under 17) and gave a recital in The Albert Hall's Elgar Room. She is regularly invited to perform at festivals throughout Britain and will be giving a recital with Alison Rhind as part of the Lyddington Concert Series in October.

This year she made her Cadogan Hall debut at the invitation of the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation; an organisation founded to nurture the talents of young people gifted in music and the arts. In May she travelled to Moscow to give a performance of Chausson's Poeme.

Friday 23rd August at 1pm

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Young Performers Series
Two Young Singers

St John's Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Free admission

Jack Sandison, baritone
Katie Jeffries-Harris, mezzo
with Barbara Tomlinson, piano

Katie Jeffries-Harris, mezzo, has just completed her A-levels at the Chetham’s School of Music and is hoping to continue her music studies at university. She is now in her sixth year as a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and tours with them. She appears regularly as a soloist, most recently with Peterborough Male Voice Choir in The Magic of the Musicals in July.

Jack Sandison, baritone, was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. He is currently a pupil at The King’s School Peterborough where he is studying for A-levels in Music and Drama. In 2009 Jack won the Peterborough Has Talent Competition. This year he was runner up as the Peterborough Festival’s Young Musician of the Year. He is now studying classical singing with Jane Emmanuel and he has recently been awarded an ABRSM Scholarship to study at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Sound the Trumpet - Purcell - duet
Music for a While - Purcell (JS)
Gia sole dal Gange - Scarlatti (JS)
An die Musik - Schubert (JS)
Standchen - Schubert (KJH)
Les Roses d'Ispahan - Fauré (KJH)
Sea Fever - Ireland (JS)
The Vagabond - Vaughan-Williams (JS)
Highland Balou - Britten (KJH)
Sephestia's Lullaby- Britten (KJH)
The Foggy Foggy Dew - arr. Britten- (JS)
So Many People - Sondheim - (KJH)
If I Loved You - Rodgers&Hammerstein - duet
Baby it's Cold Outside - Loesser - duet

Friday 30th August at 1pm

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Chamber Music - Mozart and Schumann

St John's Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Free admission

Leon King viola and Graham Casey clarinet
with Fergus Black, piano

Schumann’s atmospheric Fairy Tales and Mozart’s melodious Kegelstatt Trio form the backbone of this chamber music by three professional musicians from Peterborough.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  –  Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt)
I. Andante
II. Menuetto and Trio
III. Rondeaux: Allegretto

Robert Schumann – Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op 132
I. Lebhaft, Nicht Zu Schnell
II. Lebhaft Und Sehr Markirt
III. Ruhiges Tempo, Mit Zartem Ausdruck
IV. Lebhaft, Sehr markirt - Etwas Ruhigeres Tempo - Erstes Tempo

Friday 6th September at 1pm

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Young Performers Series

Irena Radić, piano

St John's Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Free admission

Irena Radić is a student at the Kings School Peterborough. She began piano aged three and now studies at the Royal College of Music with Lynette Stulting. Irena has won the title "Young Musician of the Year" at both the Peterborough and the Oundle Festivals of Music in March this year.


Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B minor Book II
Beethoven - Sonata Op.2 no.1 in F minor
Schumann - ABEGG variations Op.1
Scriabin - a selection of Preludes from Op.11
Poulenc - Toccata from 'Trois Pieces'