Review: Concert, Tickhill Music Society

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The 2013-2014 winter season of Tickhill Music Society concerts ended with a concert by the Sterling Wind Trio plus a soprano.

The music was preceded by the annual meeting of the society.

The music began with a pleasant Shepherd’s Song by Karl Doppler (not to be confused with C.J.Doppler the physicist).

The delightful Dolly Suite by Fauré, originally for piano duet, was here presented in a sensitive arrangement for wind trio, starting with a limpid Berceuse and ending with a boisterous finale.

The first half ended with another shepherd, this time on the rock in Schubert’s tuneful setting.

The second half was an interestingly varied selection of works, It began with a sprightly setting of Shakespeare’s Lo, Here the gentle lark (should that be ‘Hear’?) and ending with a canine collection called The Dog Chronicles by an American lady.

In between, the highlight was perhaps the Trio by Howard Blake, with its rippling Allegro and lyrical Waltz.

The Sterling Trio was nicely balanced with excellent performers, in particular the piano of Lauren Hibberd providing a solid foundation for the other players and the accomplished soprano of Elise Nurre Dye.

Altogether this was an agreeable and satisfying concert, rounding off a most successful season in fine style.

The audience surely left looking forward to September and the Boyce Chamber Orchestra in the Parish Church.