MUSIC AT JUNCTION 50 – part of our community activities.
Music at Junction 50 seeks to showcase the best young musicians in the early days of their professional careers.
Our concerts take place in early summer in our beautiful church. As well as performing our musicians talk about their music and instruments and give workshops for the children in our local primary schools.
After two concerts in 2017 featuring harp, violin and accordian, which were of such a high standard that the audience were amazed, planning is underway for 2018 . We hope to have a guitarist, and possibly a percussion duo.
As a result of generous financial support from Rainton Methodist Chapel we intend to extend our workshops for
local primary schools.
St James has very good acoustics and is an intimate setting for charming concerts in early summer, not forgetting our super buffet in the interval!
Watch out for our dates for 2018.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for our 2017 concerts.
Information about the 2017 concerts:
2017 was the second year of musical concerts featuring early career solo musicians in our church at Baldersby St. James. For those of you who attended, enjoyed a fabulous early summer evening of music of a double treat aof two concerts. A return for Mary Reid performing with her violinist friend Tansy Garrod and a different treat from Paul Chamberlain a classically trained accordionist.
Thursday 18th May – Zamira Duo
The Zamira Duo is made up of Mary Reid – Harpist and Tansy Garrod – Violinist. Taking their name from the Hebrew word meaning “good voice”, Tansy and Mary formed Zamira Duo to bring high-quality music to audiences across the UK. Having been fellow students at the Royal Academy of Music for several years, Tansy and Mary recognised their natural rapport and formed Zamira Duo for violin and harp. In their eclectic performances they keep things as exciting as possible, pieces by living composers rubbing shoulders with popular classics alongside their own arrangements. These vibrant musicians thrive on the organic rapport between themselves as performers, the music and every audience member, creating exciting atmospheres when all three interact spontaneously.
Thursday 22nd June – Paul Chamberlain
Paul Chamberlain was one of the first classical accordionists to graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he studied with Djordje Gajic. He completed a BMus (Hons) degree and subsequently graduated from the conservatoire with a Master of Music Performance with Distinction.
Paul is a highly accomplished player with appearances at international music festivals such as Baltica Harmonica in St. Petersburg – Russia, Sata-Häme Soi Accordion festival in Ikaalinen – Finland, and the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, held annually in Scotland. He has also performed in France, Italy, Greece, Bahrain and the USA. In 2011, Paul released his debut solo album entitled “Classical Accordion” featuring a mixture of transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, Rameau, Moszkowski and Khachaturian, as well as original works by Alexander Nagayev and Franck Angelis.
The 2017 concerts featured 3 young musicians embarking on their solo careers.
As well as performing they spoke about the music they play, their instruments
and also held workshops in our local schools.
ZAMIRA DUO PAUL CHAMBERLAIN
Mary Reid – Harp Accordian
Tansy Garrod –Violin
Thursday 18th May, 2017 Thursday 22nd June, 2017
Concert started: 7 p.m. Concert starts : 7p.m.
Tickets: £10 inc refreshments Tickets: £10 inc refreshments
CONTACTS FOR TICKETS: Sue Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01765 640398 or collect at Smithy Farmshop
Colin Reid – email@example.com
Tel: 07770 620897 or 640624