Centenary Celebrations
Lunchtime Concerts

Richard Bureau (violin) Christine Angel (cello) James Kirkpatrick (piano)

7th July, 2010


Richard Bureau (violin) James Kirkpatrick (piano) Christine Angel (cello)

 Photo kindly provided by Lawrence Wood

Over sixty people were entertained at the third lunchtime recital held at St Wilfrid’s Parish Church as part of the Centenary Celebrations by James Kirkpatrick and Friends. James, the church’s musical director, played the piano and he was joined by Richard Bureau, violin and Elizabeth Angel, cello. They played the Trio in G Major, Opus 1, No.2 by Beethoven and then the Five Miniatures by Frank Bridge.

The audience were treated to a wonderful performance of the Beethoven, which varied from slow and smooth to rhythmic movements. The traditional power of the composer was there to hear. The church echoed to the play of the three instruments in both the gentle and vigorous passages. The music calmed and relaxed the listeners who had come in from the busy life of Bognor.

The trio played a march, waltz , horn pipe as part of the Frank Bridge miniatures. The church took on the atmosphere of a military parade and then the deck of a ship of the line. You could almost visualise the sailors dancing the horn pipe.

The trio played with great ability and sensitivity and the audience showed their appreciation with resounding applause.

More Lunchtime Recitals are to follow on August 4th by the Derek Debuse Ensemble, September 1st by Stephen Norris (piano) and on October 6th by Rebecca Grove (Soprano) and Stephanie Peat (Mezzo Soprano).

Lawrence Wood

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