Glossop Music Festival to celebrate Christmas
Wednesday 6th December 2017 18:22 Events Glossop Chronicle Posted by Adam Higgins

Award-winning pianist Viv McLean returns to Glossop this week for Glossop Music Festival’s Christmas Concert.

The main feature of the evening will be Bach’s Goldberg Variations – originally written for Harpsichord but performed on concert piano.

Viv will also perform Monti’s Csárdás with violin from Tom Elliott; some lieder, mélodie and English song with soprano Claire Surman; and a piece or two with Katherine Baker, principal flute with the Hallé orchestra.

The ensemble will be joined in a rousing and festive finale by James Manson on double bass.

There will be mulled wine and mince pies available before the concert, which is promoted by the Glossop Music Festival and aims to bring the highest quality of classical music to the widest possible audience through a year-long series of concerts, comprising a Summer Festival together with one-off concerts throughout the year.

Following some successful trials, tickets for the concert are free, but the Music Festival ask the audience at the end of the concert to donate whatever they think the concert was worth.

The concert is on Friday, December 15, and starts at 7:30pm at The Parish Church in Old Glossop.

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Star attraction: Viv McLean will be playing piano on the night (Picture by Sam Griffiths-Jones)