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October with SRS -
In collaboration with Poetry Swindon SRS brings T S Eliot to Christ Church in a presentation of ‘Vivienne’, an Opera in Six Songs -
“All is delivered by catty, horny McCaldin, all with a sheen of barmy. It’s a far better performance than we’re entitled to from someone who can also sing.” (★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Evening Standard)
This recital will take place at Christ Church, Swindon, on Thursday October 4th at 1pm. Entry is free.
A few days later SRS Artistic Director Paul will be on his own when he celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the SRS by presenting a celebration of music written when composers were 25. Schubert’s monumental ‘Wanderer Fantasy’ takes centre stage, alongside Beethoven’s early Sonata in C and the first Ballade by Chopin.
“Turner obviously enjoyed the challenges of this virtuosic score and threw off the difficulties with aplomb.” (Bob Briggs -
This recital will take place at Swindon Arts Centre on Sunday October 7th at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£12.50 concession), students £2.50, accompanied children (14 and under) free. A booking charge applies.
The end of October sees the welcome return of SRS favourites Enigma 14, composed of Lisa Nelsen flute, Julian Metzger cello and Paul Turner piano. The ensemble offers a classical programme of charming Haydn and moody Beethoven trios, alongside a new work dedicated to them by Paul Carr called ‘Summer Music’.
Enigma14 have “...a lively and fresh creative approach and play with great authority as an ensemble” (Peter Hewitt, Music Director at Benslow Music Trust), ‘’Delicious!...wonderful powers of communication in concert” (David Campbell Aberfest)
This recital will take place at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday October 24th at 1.05pm. All tickets are £6. Accompanied children 14 and under free.
Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize. An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals. He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.
“For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse – St. Johns Smith Square)
Clare McCaldin is a lyric mezzo-
Enigma 14 -
Lisa is a Yamaha artiste -