Leighton Buzzard Music

Current Season

Concerts 2 – 7 are held at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Concerts 1 and 8 are held at St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR

Saturday 17th September 2022 - 7:30pm

Parish Church of St. Barnabas
Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR

Papagena

Papagena

Papagena comprises the five stunning female voices of Lizzie Drury, Suzzie Vango, Imogen Russell, (sopranos)
Sarah Tenant-Flowers & Suzie Purkis (altos)

Papagena - no props, microphones or gimmicks, just five stunning female voices whose members have worked with the UK’s leading vocal ensembles. Weaving together classical music, medieval chants, folk and contemporary ballads and new commissions from around the world, Papagena’s refreshing programming defies pigeonholing. The group has performed throughout the UK, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and Scala Radio, and since 2017 has released three albums: Nuns and Roses; The Darkest Midnight (SOMM Recordings); and Hush! (SOMM Recordings).

“If Papagena were an all-male a cappella ensemble rather than an all-female group they would be household names in the UK” - Gramophone
“A breath of fresh air…I want to hear them live” - Norman Lebrecht
“Absolutely gorgeous” - Petroc Trelawny

Nuns and Roses
Papagena’s programme ranges from 12th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen to Imogen Heap, from Russian Orthodox hymnody and lilting Celtic ballads to Norwegian lullabies. Throw into the mix Purcell, Scarlatti, Ravel, contemporary folk, a comedic commission and the group’s cover of Sweet Child of Mine and you have Nuns and Roses, something for everyone!

Making Music Selected Artists

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Saturday 8th October 2022 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Roy Howat & Emily Kilpatrick

Piano duo

Programme:
  • Chabrier: Joyeuse marche
  • Schubert: Fantasie in F minor
  • Bizet: selection from Jeux d’enfants
  • Dvořák: selection from Slavonic dances
  • Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye
  • Poulenc: Sonata for piano duet

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Roy and Emily

Saturday 22nd October 2022 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

The brilliant pianist Iain Farrington with his Art Deco Trio

with Peter Sparks (clarinet) and Kyle Horch (sax)

Art Deco Trio


Programme from their critically acclaimed "Gershwinicity" Album and jazz versions of popular classics

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Iain, Peter, Kyle

Saturday 26th November 2022 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Granny's Attic

Folk Trio

Lewis Fiddle
George guitar
Cohen melodeon and concertina

“High octane take on English folk”

Making Music Selected Artists

Saturday 7th January 2023 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Jazz Quintet

Led by: Nick Smart trumpet, Nikki Iles piano
with vocalist, bass & drums (to be announced)

Saturday 11th February 2023 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Mithras Trio

Lonel Manciu violin
Leo Popplewell cello
Dominic Degavino piano
Programme:
Beethoven - Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 1, No. 1
Rachmaninoff - Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Korngold - Trio in D Major, Op. 1

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Mithras Trio

Saturday 11th March 2023 - 7:30pm

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Lake St, LB. LU7 1RX

Alkyona String Quartet

“a superb ensemble, beautifully matched, colourful and full of energy”

Making Music Selected Artists

Saturday 22nd April 2023 - 7:30pm

St. Barnabas’s Church, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NR

Ensemble Hesperi

Early music group

Recorders, baroque violin
Baroque cello, harpsichord

“They play like the jolly band of some great Scottish laird”

Britten Pears Young Artists, 2020
and Making Music Selected Artists
Ensemble Hesperi