Lunchtime Concerts








Myra Pigott was born in Colchester, Essex. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and joined Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1972.


She was appointed Principal Piccolo with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra by Sir Charles Groves in 1976 and held that position for 34 years until her retirement in 2010. During that time Myra also performed with the English National Ballet, Opera North, RPO, Philharmonia and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Myra was instrumental in starting the RLPO Lunchtime Concert series at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and still teaches flute and piccolo and has given a series of talks on her life in music.

Beryl Pankhurst was born and educated in Liverpool and ,after a brief career in banking, she took up a place at the Royal Manchester College of Music where she studied piano, organ and accompaniment.Having obtained the GRSM Diploma with Recital Endorsement, ARMCM with distinction, and the Pinson Prize for Bach playing, she moved to Harrogate to a teaching post and has lived there ever since.
Although Beryl has performed as a soloist on many occasions, her main passion is accompanying. She has been the official accompanist for the Harrogate Choral Society for more than thirty years, during which time she has taken part in many of their performances, including Carmina Burana, Rio Grande, Petite Messe Solennelle, Messiah, African Sanctus and The Armed Man.
She is currently the accompanist for Knaresborough Choral Society, and plays for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Her extensive career includes playing for many distinguished soloists and she works regularly with members of Opera North.She is much in demand for festival and examination accompanying and for leider recitals etc.and enjoys being repetiteur for an annual Choral Summer Course. Her musical taste is very varied, being equally at home playing light musicand piano duet recitals.

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Friday. 8th February 2019
Catherine Strachan violincello David Hammond piano

Friday, 11th January 2019
John Nancarro bass-baritone David Hammond piano

Friday, 13th September 2019
Olive Murray soprano Christopher Foreman piano

Friday, 8th March, 2019
Emma James- Songs we all Love

Friday, 10th May 2019
Adam Parrish Organist

Friday,14th June 2019
Charlotte Rowan violin & Charlotte Stevenson piano

Friday, 7th December, 2018
David Owen-Lewis, Vivienne Bailey, Beryl Pankhurst The Good Old Days

Friday, 9th November 2018
Aires & Gracenotes

Friday, 12th April 2019
The Kenwood- Reasbeck Duo

Friday,12th October 2018
Serendipity ( Margaret Jowett & Kathy White)

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