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The Summer Saturday Recitals Archive page

The 2008 Recitals Programme

We were delighted to welcome some new musicians this year and responded to last year’s customer feedback by adding in more soloists and a jazz band. In addition, we were pleased to welcome back our former Director of Music, Gerard Callacher, to play for us on 23 August. Easter was early in 2008, so there were even more concerts than usual!

The season proved highly successful, with an  average of 72 people attending each week, and numbers sometimes exceeding 100.

29 Mar       
Amadeus – The Chamber Choir  (CHANGE!)
5 April        Matthew Hardy (trumpet) and Neil Kelley (piano)
12 April      Birkdale High School Jazz Band
19 April      Liverpool Brass Ensemble
26 April     
Stephen Hargreaves (organ)
3 May         Liverpool Youth Ensemble (conductor: Louise Hough)
10 May       Merchant Taylors’ School students
17 May       Owen Bryce (trumpet) and Neil Kelley (piano)
24 May       Colin Porter (organ)
31 May       Mike Foy (organ)
7 June        Phil Arkwright (organ)
14 June      Neill Carroll (Clarinet) Greg Cuff (‘cello) and Neil Kelley (piano)
21 June      Liverpool Youth Ensemble (Strings and Woodwind)
28 June      Judith Barker (alto)
5 July         St. Faith’s Choir
12 July       Ian Dunning (Baritone)
19 July       Rob Fleming (horn) and Neil Kelley (piano)
26 July       Robin Panter (Viola) and Neil Kelley (piano)
2 Aug         Alan Watkinson (Tenor) and James Firth (piano)
9 Aug         Paul Broadhurst (organ)
16 Aug       Pamela Ashcroft (Mezzo Soprano) and Brian Williams (baritone)
23 Aug       Gerard Callacher (organ)
30 Aug       Greg Cuff (‘cello) and Neil Kelley (piano)

The 2007 Recitals Programme

14 April       Stephen Hargreaves (organ)
21 April       Amadeus – The Chamber Choir – Director: David Holroyd
28 April       Merchant Taylors’ School Music Students
5 May         Birkdale High School Jazz Band
12 May       Valerie Watts (soprano) and Roger Stephens (piano)
19 May       Liverpool Youth Ensemble – Director: Louise Hough
26 May       Cantilena (pupils of Ranee Seneviratne)
2 June       
St Faith’s Choir
9 June        Julia Platt (soprano) and Richard Lea (organ) 
16 June      Chris Thompson (organ)
23 June      Matthew Hardy (trumpet) and Neil Kelley (piano)
30 June      Michael Broom (baritone) and James Firth (piano)
7 July         Michael Wynne (organ)
14 July       Liverpool Brass Ensemble (note recent change!)
21 July       Rob Fleming (horn) and Neil Kelley (piano)
28 July       Gregor Cuff (‘cello) and Neil Kelley (piano)
4 August    Ian Dunning (baritone)
11 August  To be announced
18 August  Paul Broadhurst (organ)
25 August  Neil Kelley (piano)

The church will be open on concert days between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm and light refreshments will be on sale.  The recitals begin at 12 noon, last about half an hour and are free but donations are gratefully accepted towards expenses and church fabric costs.

Please note that the programme may be subject to late change; full details and changes are regularly updated on this site

Take a break from shopping and hear some familiar and not so well known works.  We look forward to welcoming new and old friends of Saint Faith’s at these very popular Saturday Recitals.

The 2006 Recitals Programme Archive

For the 2006 season, we reverted to the full original pattern of  recitals between the Saturday after Easter and the end of August. The series was once again a great success and much appreciated by our audiences. Numbers attending varied between about 40 to 150 (for the final concert). The programme is printed below (although there were a few changes as the smmer progressed).

As always, we are most grateful to the faithful helpers who arranged the concerts, opened the church, served refreshments and helped to welcome visitors - and of course to everyone who just came to watch and to listen!

The 2007 Series - our tenth programme - will begin as usual on the Saturday after Easter Day, and will run throughout the summer until the end of August.  Many people have said that they would appreciate concerts to fill the gap over the autumn and winter, and we are considering this request. Watch this space!

The final concert of the 2006 season also marked the departure of our Director of Music, Ged Callacher.  Click here  for pictures of the event, and links to associated pages.

22 April      Merchant Taylors’ School music students
29 April      Gregor Cuff (‘cello) and Neil Kelley (piano)
6 May        
Ian Dunning (baritone)
13 May       Merchant
Taylors’ School music students
20 May       Stephen Hargreaves (organ)
27 May      
Ged Callacher (organ)
3 June       
Robin Panter (viola) and Vourneen Ryan (flute)
10 June      James Firth (piano)
17 June      Michael Broom (baritone) and James Firth (piano)
24 June      Michael Wynne (organ)
1 July         Amadeus – The Chamber Choir – Director: David Holroyd
8 July        
St Faith’s Choir – Director: Gerard Callacher
15 July       Rebecca Hill (flute)
22 July       Iain Harvey (organ)
29 July       Cantelina (pupils of Ranee Seneviratne)
5 August    Neil Kelley (organ)
12 August  Pamela Jane Parry (soprano) and Neil Kelley (piano)
19 August  Brian Williams (baritone)
26 August  Neil Kelley and Gerard Callacher (piano duo)



Archive: The 2005 Recitals Programme


April 2nd      Neil Kelley (Organ)

April 9th      April Johnson (Violin), Matthew Dunn (Clarinet) and Stephanie Bamford (Piano)

April 16th    Amadeus – The Chamber Choir – Director: David Holroyd

April 23rd    Liverpool Youth Brass Ensemble – Director: Louise Hough

April 30th    No Recital (PCC away day)

May 7th      Michael Foy (Organ)

May 14th    James Firth (Piano)

May 21st     Liverpool Youth String Ensemble – Conductor: Lynda Langford
                   Liverpool Youth Woodwind Ensemble – Conductor: Beth Cashin

May 28th    To be announced

June 4th     Stephen Hargreaves - Organ

June 11th   Piano Students Recital given by the students of Gerard Callacher

June18th    Michael Broom (Baritone) and James Firth (Piano)

June 25th   St.Faith’s Choir – Director: Gerard Callacher

July 2nd    Iain Harvey - Organ

July 9th    No Recital (charity fun day)

July16th    Ian Dunning (Baritone)

July 23rd   Gregor Cuff (‘Cello) and Neil Kelley (Piano)

July 30th   Neil Kelley and Gerard Callacher (Piano Duo)

Footnote to 2005

The Crosby Herald of August 11th carried this feature on the concert of July 23rd.

Click here for a link to the archived 2004 Recitals page.

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