Ticket Booking by Telephone Option – 01543 414749

Jo Jingles

The music, singing & movement experience for babies & children aged 3 months – 5 years 

Monday’s – 10.00am 3 months to walking and 11.00am mixed ages

To book on any of these sessions please contact:

Sally McVeigh

07507338603

sallyjojingles@hotmail.com

www.jojingles.com/lichfield2tamworth

Trackstars

All aboard for a magical journey! Come with your imagination to explore our endless train track complete with tunnels, spirals, twists and turns. Ignite your child’s creativity with small world castles, dolls houses, pirate ships and much, much more. All this alongside yards of track with motorised trains and carriages.

18th September

2nd, 16th, 30th October

13th, 27th, November

11th December

11am -11.45am

To book your place please contact:

trackstars.trainplay@gmail.com

07763914323

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An Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings by Lichfield Art Group

The Art work on display celebrates the learners’ creative progression & achievements since the Art Group formed by Imogen Kilfoyle in January of 2017.

The New body of Art Work shows various styles exploring drawing & water-based mediums (Watercolour, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite & Pastels). Various Subjects themes are explored from Portraiture, Animals, Nature, Still Life, Urban/Landscape & Seascapes. The Art Work on display shows the various stages of creative development from Beginner to Intermediate & Advanced Level.

The Exhibition opens to the general public on:

Thurs 5th – Fri 27th September 2019

Opening times

Mon – Sat 9:30 – 4pm((can be accessed during Library hours)

For information on all Art Courses & Workshops please contact Imogen Kilfoyle on:

imogen.kilfoyleartisttutor@gmail.com or

imogenkilfoyleart@wordpress.com

www.faceook.com/lichfieldartgroup

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Diddi Dance

Diddi Dance award winning preschool dance classes designed for girls and boys from around 18 months – 4 years old. Exploring 16 different dance styles, bespoke music, action songs, exciting props and much more! 45 minutes of fun, dance, music, learning and laughter.

Wednesday’s at 9.45am 

September 11th – October 23rd

November 6th – December 18th

For more information or to book a trial session, please contact: Natalie & Dawn on 07598198551

email: natalie.edwards@diddidance.com

or visit:
www.diddidance.com

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Humble Warrior Yoga & Asher Yoga present Yang to Yin

Explore deeper parts of your physical body, explore and settle the deeper parts of your mind.

This Flowing Vinyasa sequence will take you towards a slow, strong restorative practice, first build the sensations, then explore them as you earn your rest.

Scrummy Vegan  Refreshments provided

9.00 am to 12.00 pm 

Sunday 15th September

£25 per mat

Book now at Humble-warrior-Yoga.co.uk

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

Sponsor:  Tony Davis

Promoter :  Gramercy Music Limited

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship for musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands and one of the world’s great orchestras. As the CBSO commences its centenary celebrations, we are delighted to welcome six of the orchestra’s leading string players to open our second season of classical music concerts @ St Mary’s.

While less familiar than many of his works, every note of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence bursts with melody, joy and life affirming Mediterranean light – a fantastic way to start our 2019/20 season.

Programme:

Britten  – Alla Marcia

Ravel – String Quartet

Purcell – Chacony in G minor

Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence

Performers:

Kate Suthers and Charlotte Skinner – Violin

Christopher Yates and Amy Thomas – Viola

Helen Edgar and Catherine Ardagh-Walter – Cello

Monday 23rd September 2019 – 7.30 pm

Tickets £19.50

Chinese Character Writing Workshop

Children and adults in Australia and the UK have enjoyed these workshops and you don’t need any prior experience to enjoy them too.

Children with Dyslexia or other learning disabilities are positively welcome and will make friends and build their confidence.

These hands-on workshops are run by Lan Shao, an experienced teacher originally from Shanghai, China, now living in Uttoxeter.

The workshops will take place in St Mary’s Lichfield Meeting Room (1st floor) on Monday, 22nd July and 19th August from 12.30 noon till 4.30pm.

Numbers will be limited to 10, so that individual help and guidance can be provided.

We supply stationery: pencil, rubber, practising paper, plastic paper mat and sample copy.

Sponsor: Lan Lan Mandarin School Ltd

St Mary’s Lichfield Meeting Room (1st floor)

24th September

15th October 

19th November 

from 12.30 noon till 4.30 pm.

£10.00 per person per session. Available by contact with the Sponsor

07470807095

celinelanshao@gmail.com

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Giuseppe Guarrera

Sponsor  :      In Vino Veritas Ltd and Nigel O’Mara

Promoter :    Gramercy Music Limited

We are delighted to welcome Italian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera to Lichfield as part of his upcoming tour of the UK. Prize winner at the Montréal International Competition, Giuseppe is also a graduate of the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.

In addition to being an established chamber musician, he is an accomplished soloist including appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

His programme includes the Prokofiev sonata No 7, the final movement of which is considered to be one of the most thrilling pieces ever written for the piano.

Giuseppe is a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist.

Programme:

J S BACH: Chaconne (Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004) (Arrangement for Piano: Ferruccio Busoni)

SCRIABIN: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone, Op.9

SCRIABIN: 8 Etudes, Op.42

RAVEL: 3 Pieces from Miroirs

PROKOFIEV: Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 7.30 pm

Tickets £19.50

The Washboard Resonators
FOOTSTOMPING BLUES, RAGTIME, SWING & FOLK MUSIC

The Washboard Resonators are a duo that play foot-stomping blues, vaudeville, ragtime, hokum, skiffle, swing and folk like it was in the 1920s, 30s & 40s.

On stage, you can expect a varied and entertaining show with upbeat songs, harmonies, tap dancing and an array of old instruments, including; washboard, resonator guitars, banjo, ukulele, snare drum, suitcase bass drum, spoons and our very own invention—the kazoosaphone.

The duo’s material comprises of both original and carefully arranged traditional numbers by their favourite artists. These artists include; Blind Boy Fuller, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Robert Johnson, Lonnie Donnegan, Tampa Red and The Washboard Rhythm Kings.

PREVIOUS SHOWS
The Washboard Resonators have performed all over the UK. A favourite show of theirs was welcoming in the world’s most famous steam locomotive, The Flying Scotsman at The National Railway Museum

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Date Sunday 10th November @ 7.00pm
Ticket Price £12.00

Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Conductor – Martyn Rawles

This special Christmas concert will include festive music old and new, by composers including Praetorius, Walton, Macmillan, Lassus and Rutter.

Formed almost 40 years ago, the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir is a versatile ensemble that has a wide-ranging repertoire of sacred and secular music.

The choir is a regular performer at venues across the UK, overseas and on radio broadcasts. It has twice participated in the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition.

An accomplished conductor and organist, Martyn Rawles is the Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Lichfield Cathedral.

Tuesday 17th December – 7.30 pm
Ticket Price £19.50

JAMAl ALIYEV – CELLO

JAMS COLEMAN – PIANO

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Helping us to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, cellist Jamal Aliyev and pianist Jâms Coleman will perform a varied programme including Beethoven’s variations on Ein Madchen oder Weibchen from the Magic Flute.

Jamal has appeared as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music where he completed his Masters.

Jamal is a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist.

Jâms Coleman is a Welsh pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar and completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he then stayed on as a Fellow.

Programme:

BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on ‘Ein Madchen oder Weibchen’ from the Opera ‘Die Zauberflote’ Op66

RACHMANINOV: Vocalise

DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39

DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)

TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62

LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation

BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

Wednesday 12th February – 7:30pm

Tickets £19.50

AROWANA QUARTET

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

We are delighted to welcome back to St Mary’s violinist Dave Shaw with the Arowana Quartet.

The Arowana is a recently formed quartet that brings together four outstanding chamber musicians. They will perform one of Haydn’s masterworks, his String Quartet Op 76 No 2 (Quinten) and Mendelssohn’s moving String Quartet in F minor, written shortly before his own death as a requiem for his sister.

This special concert also will include the world premiere of a new string quartet commissioned by St Mary’s from Lithuanian composer, Kristupas Bubnelis.

Performers

Dave Shaw – Violin

Roman Lytwyniw – Violin

Joel Siepmann – Viola

Edgar Francis – Cello

Wednesday 18th March – 7:30pm

Tickets £19.50

A NIGHT AT THE HOT CLUB DE FRANCE

THE GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

Join the Gypsy Jazz Quartet as they celebrate the music of

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

Their music defined an era, Les annees folles, those crazy years of the interwar period and shaped what had previously been the exclusively American genre of Jazz.

The Gypsy Jazz Quartet will feature guitarist James Girling and Lichfield based violinist, Darin Qualls together with Bim Williams on guitar and Gavin Barras on double bass

Programme will include jazz standards

Swing Guitars

Honeysuckle Rose

St. Louis Blues

Djangology

I got Rhythm

Wednesday 29th April- 7:30pm

Tickets £19.50

THE TORRIDON PIANO TRIO

Promoter : Gramercy Music Limited

As part of our young performers programme, we are delighted to welcome the Torridon Piano Trio to St Mary’s.

The Torridon comprises 4th year students of the Royal Academy of Music, Laura MacDonald, cello, Iona McDonald, violin and Kirsty Chaplin, piano.

They formed the Torridon in September 2017 and as Laura, Iona, and Kirsty all have links to Scotland, led to the choice of the name Torridon for the trio.

Their programme will include the Tchaikovsky piano trio, considered by many to be a masterpiece of all trios.

Wednesday 20th May – 7:30pm

Tickets £19.50