Award-winning pianist to perform in Glossop

Award-winning pianist Viv McLean (pictured) returns to Glossop on December 13 for Glossop Music Festival’s annual Christmas Concert.

He will be joined by Benjamin Powell (pianist for the contemporary Manchester ensemble Psappha) and the Hallé Orchestra’s principal flute, Amy Yule, in a programme of Schubert, Poulenc and some festive music.

All three artists are renowned, prize-winning soloists, and Powell is also a  member of the Festival’s Artistic Team and resident in Glossop. There will be mulled wine and mince pies available before the concert, and all funds raised will go to support future work by the Festival.

The concert is promoted by the Glossop Music Festival, which 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.

This event will not be ticketed, just turn up and join them. Doors open at 7pm. Donations will be gratefully received after the concert to reflect what the concert was worth.

Concerts already confirmed for 2020 include the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet (March 27) and The Gould Piano Trio ( February 28), who return to Glossop with clarinettist Robert Plane following a well-received recital in 2018.

Looking forward to Summer 2020, following her performance at the royal wedding last year, soprano and broadcaster Elin Manahan Thomas returns to Glossop.

She will sing Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine’, which she sang as Meghan Markle entered St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and other pieces as part of the Summer Festival concerts.

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