Bach meets Chopin – performed by James Longford who works as a collaborative pianist, repetiteur & continuo player, and in music theatre and education. James works regularly with the Royal Opera House & Royal Ballet, English National Opera, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, London Concert Choir, Kokoro, Synergy Vocals, Heritage Orchestra, Birmingham Opera Company, and Garsington Opera, and was a founder member of the groundbreaking orchestra Southbank Sinfonia Thursday 17th January 2019 at 7.30pm – BOOK
The French Connection – performed by Violinist Darin Qualls and pianist Ayke Agus in a programme of French music including the music of, Ravel, Debussy, and Faure.
A regular and popular performer at the Lichfield Festival, Darin Qualls was described as “Amazing, a truly gifted peformer!” by Andrea Murray, All Classical fm, USA.
Pianist, Ayke Agus was the accompanist to world famous violinist Jasha Heifetz for 16 years. Her piano playing has been described as that which “other pianists talk about with awe” Los Angeles Times March 14th 2019 at 7:30pm
Music Through the Decades… –
The band are back together as a five piece, this time collaborating with leading industry professional lighting and sound designers Anna Reddyhoff and Martin Pritchard. This concert promises to be a night to remember with a celebration of music from the last five decades, a mesmerising lighting design, very special guest appearances, all set within the sensational surroundings of St Mary’s.
The quintet of local musicians will take the audience on a journey through a series of classics and hidden gems of folk, jazz, rock and soul, all portrayed with a distinctly intimate feel. Selections include numbers by Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and much, much more.
With music and atmosphere, perfect for all tastes and generations, this promises to be a musical evening for all of the family. April 5th & 6th 2019 at 8pm… – BOOK
The Tetra Trio – performed by David Shaw, violin Alex Macfarlane, viola Pedro Silva, cello
In keeping with Lichfield Live’s commitment to fostering and promoting young talent we are proud to present the thrilling Tetra Trio. Members of the Royal Academy of Music, they will perform classical and romantic works by J.S. Bach, Dohnanyi and Beethoven. Violinist David Shaw has performed as soloist with a number of UK orchestras, Violist Alex Macfarlane is the winner of the Lorna Viola Memorial Prize and Royal Overseas League Trophy for the most Outstanding Musician and Cellist, Pedro Silva was awarded the Solo Bach Prize for cello at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014. April 18th 2019 at 7:30pm – BOOK