Tickhill Music Society concert
Most people have heard of Scrooge, even if they have never read ‘A Christmas Carol’ or any other work of Charles Dickens. What is certain is that they have never experienced the story in the form of a folk opera, which is what was presented to Tickhill Music Society by the group calling itself Green Matthews and Guest (Chris Green, Sophie Matthews and Jude Rees).
The players set the scene with a medley of Victorian carols, music hall songs and folk songs, accompanying themselves on an astonishing range of period instruments, which were variously blown, plucked and squeezed.
This was followed in the second half by the group’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, with the lyrics written and the music composed by Chris Green, using variations on the traditional tune of God rest you merry, gentlemen. The whole evening was enthusiastically received by the audience, especially the couple who had travelled from Rochdale for a second hearing.
Review by Adrian Hattrell
For their first concert of 2019, Tickhill Music Society welcome Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Leo Nicholson (piano) who together perform works by Martini, Karl Pilss, Honegger, Fauré, Sammy Nestico, Deborah Pritchard and Alexander Goedicke, with pieces for piano solo by Scarlatti and Gershwin. This concert takes place on Friday 8th February, at 7.00pm at St Mary’s School, St Mary’s Road, Tickhill.
Subscriptions for seven concerts costs £60.00; concession members (60 plus) £55.00. Subscription members for any four concerts pay £40.00.
Non-members pay £12.00 for each event at the door. Accompanied children (under 16) and students (aged 16 to 19) are admitted free of charge.