Midday recitals launch season

Marjorie Pennington

Marjorie Pennington

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Friday’s Fylde Arts midday recital at Poulton Methodist Church by Benedict Holland (violin) and John Gough (piano) marks the beginning of the 35th anniversary of these midday events.

They were created first in 1978 by Marjorie Pennington in the Grundy Art Gallery and she has since developed and organised them throughout Blackpool, Lytham and Poulton.

Benedict Holland, born in Swansea, was an award winning student at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

He now works as a free-lance soloist, orchestra leader and teacher.

John Gough was a distinguished graduate at the Royal Northern College of Music and has since pursued a successful career as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist.

Both musicians are tutors at Chethams School of Music and professors at the Royal Northern College of Music and are well-known throughout the United Kingdom.

They are regular visitors to the Fylde area and have been loyal supporters of these and other recital series in the area.

This week’s programme includes works by Schubert, (Sonata in G minor), Dvorák (Sonata in F) and items by John Ireland and Kroll.

The recital begins at 1pm and admission is £7 (£5 for Fylde Arts members).

Hot lunches from £4 are available at the church and refreshments can be enjoyed after the performance.