Lunchtime Concerts







"John Nancarro has been performing in Great Britain and America for nearly thirty years. He learned his trade in USA under the renowned Linda Byrd, Principal of Music at Miami Dade University who has frequently accompanied him. Best known for his interpretation of the works of Schubert and Schumann he has been compared with Joseph Greindl. He is also a firm fan of English music from Purcell to Sullivan and, of course, of George Butterworth. He has recently enjoyed a collaboration with the prodigiously talented David Hammond, who will be accompanying him today.

David Hammond has been working in York as a musician since graduating from the University of York in 2002, where he studied piano with Liz Haddon. His career has taken him to all sorts of varied places, such as Castle Howard, York Minster, the Royal Festival Hall and Leeds College of Music. Much of his work involves accompanying soloists and groups on the piano, including concert work, exams and university assessments. Groups include the South Bank Singers, the Sounds Fun choir, York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir and Fiddlers Wreck ceilidh band. He is a regular musician at the Unitarian Chapel in York. Aside from this he has run workshops in Javanese Gamelan in conjunction with the University of York, been musical director for the Flying Ducks Youth Theatre in Haxby and sings with the Clerkes of All Saints, a local liturgical choir.

Friday. 8th February 2019
Catherine Strachan violincello 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, Beryl Pankhurst A special concert for Christmas

Friday, 9th November 2018
Aires & Gracenotes

Friday, 12th April 2019
The Kenwood- Reasbeck Duo