GCS Concert History











Glossop Concert Society has been promoting professional chamber concerts in the heart of the Peak District since 1991, largely due to the efforts of the Society’s Artistic Director – Jeff Snowdon

Guest artists have included pianists Peter Lawson, Anthony Goldstone and Sergei Dukachev, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the Schidlof, Bridge and McFarlane String Quartets, the Derbyshire Sinfonia and
Northern Chamber Orchestra, as well as more unusual offerings such as the Orchestra of Toyota City.

In recent years the Society has worked in partnership with the Dark Peak Music Centre to promote talented young musicians in the area, running events for the Peak District Youth Orchestra, Dark Peak Symphonic Winds and a successful pre-concert platform for local students.

Past Concerts

Date Concerts Programme
June 14 “The Lark returning” with Lois Murray, Maria Rayner and John Miles
April 14 The Amici String Sextet Download the programme
January 14 The Aamade Wind Soloists Download the programme
June 13 The Glossop Festival Orchestra with soloists Viv McClean – piano and Catherine Baker -flute Download the programme
June 13 Peter Lawson Piano Recital, including “Pictures at and Exhibition” Download the programme
April 13 “Valley of Echoes” – Jon and Nicolas Gjylaci, Guitar and Violin Download the programme
March 13 Tales in Music, including “Peter and the Wolf” Download the programme
November 12 Zelkova String Quartet Download the programme
June 11 “Lo! Here the Gentle Lark Download the programme
Mar 11 “Scraping A Living” Download the programme
Jan 11 Tom McKinney – Guitar Download the programme
November 10 White Water Download the programme
June 09 The Organist Entertains with Nigel Ogden
April 09 Rob Buckland and Simone Rebello with
the Dark Peak Symphonic Wind Orchestra
February 09 That is Piazolla
November 08 Pipe, String and Key
Music for Recorder, cello and harpsichord
June 08 The Golden Age of the Flute with Maria and Francis Rayner, Flute and Piano
April 08 PYRO PROM
with the Peak District Youth Repertoire Orchestra and Peak District String Orchestra
January 08 The Gjylaci Duo – Violin and Guitar
November 07 The McFarlane String Quartet
November 07 “Tell me About Love” with Lois Murray Soprano, Chris O’Hara Baritone and John Miles Piano
April 07 Baroque by Candlelight
February 07 White Water
November 06 The Lawson Piano Trio
June 06 Bruckner Mass in E minor
and other works for Wind and Brass
May 06 Coffee Concert – The Sound of Carnival with Laszlo Palko
April 06 Brass Splendour
March 06 Coffee Concert – The Northumbrian Pipes
Feb 06 Music for Violin and Piano with Emmanuele Baldini violin
Feb 06 Music for Violin and Piano with Emmanuele Baldini violin and Cristina Santin piano
Nov 05 The Derbyshire Sinfonia with the Peak District Youth Orchestra
June 05 Equivox “Rhythm of the Gods”
May 05 Coffee Concert – Songs of Love and Life with Lois Murray and John Miles
Feb 05 Ensemble Tremoine
Feb 05 Coffee Concert – Music for Harp with Eira Lynn Jones
Jan 05 Travelling by Tuba
November 04 The Derbyshire Sinfonia
June 04 “Baroque for a Summers Evening” with John Turner
April 04 Spring Serenade with the Melandra Wind Soloists and Peter Lawson
March 04 Coffee Concert – Music for Flute and Guitar with Maria Rayner and Beverley Reynolds
February 04 Valentine’s Day Opera Gala
Jan 04 Coffee Concert – “Fondue” with the Whibley Brothers
November 03 The Lawson Piano Trio
June 03 Percussion Spectacular presented by 4-Mality
April 03 The Schubert Octet
March 03 Coffee Concert – “Pan Life”
February 03 The McFarlane String Quartet
January 03 Coffee Concert – “Euphoria” with Mark Bousie and Pam Hodkinson
November 02 Peter Lawson Piano recital including “Pictures at and Exhibition”
June 02 “Musical Offering” – A Summer Evening of Baroque Music for Flute,’Cello and Harpsichord
April 02 Benefit Concert for Willowwood Hospice – The Melandra Wind Soloists,under the direction of Laurence Perkins, gave a delightful selection of music written for Wind Ensemble, inc. the William Alwyn
Concerto for Flute, played by Maria Rayner. The arranger ( G.Kay) of “Valse Nobles et Sentementales” by Ravel, attended the concert
March 02 Coffee Concert – “As far as the Eye can See” with Laurence Perkins
February 02 Piano Recital by Sergei Duchachev
December 01 Coffee Concert – The Music of India
November 01 The Northern Chamber Orchestra
June 01 ‘Celtic Nights’ with Dara de Cogan and Delinis – A programme, ranging from purely Irish traditional music to Cape Brettan,Cajun, Apellachian and Scottish music, was enjoyed by a large
and very appreciative audience in the Victoria Hall, Glossop
May 01 Coffee Concert – The World of Opera with Clare O’Neill and Mark Cartwright
May 01 Piano Recital by Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow
Mar 01 Coffee Concert – Trio Zambra
January 01 “Baroque by Candlelight”
November 00 The “Trout” Quintet – The Harlequin Ensemble
July 00 “Kalinka” – Orchestra of Russian Music
May 00 Flute and Piano Recital with Maria and Francis Rayner
April 00 Coffee Concert – Bach Solo Cello Suites
Feb 00 Coffee Concert – Klezmermusik
January 00 The Schidlof String Quartet
November 99 “The Classic Trio”
June 99 The Norther Chamber Orchestra
May 99 Coffee Concert – The Music and Dance of Africa
April 99 Coffee Concert – The Music and Dance of Africa with Raymond Otto
April 99 Sirinu – “The Road to Toledo”
March 99 Coffee Concert – “Kalinka” Balalaika Ensemble
February 99 An Evening of “Swing Persuasion”
November 98 Piano Recital with Peter and Annabelle Lawson
July 98 “Born in the USA” – the Nemo Brass Quintet
May 98 The Hill-Wiltchinsky Guitar Duo
May 98 The Hill-Wiltchinsky Guitar Duo
March 98 The Rachmaninov Trio
February 98 Meet the Bassoon Family with Cath Baker
February 98 Coffee Concert – Reading Aloud. Meet the Bassoon Family with Cath Baker
December 97 Coffee Concert – Around the World with the “Phil” with Gordon Gange
October 97 The Delcini String Quartet
July 97 “Musical Offering”
May 97 The Bridge String Quartet
March 97 “Tribute to Brahms”
February 97 Coffee Concert – “Slipping and Sliding” – The Trombone in History
November 96 Coffee Concert – The Music of Wales
September 96 Pachakuti – “The Returning of the Time”
July 96 A Schumann Festival – “Clara” – A play by Sally Adams and Piano Recital by Francis Rayner
April 96 “Estampie”- Authentic Music of the 16th Century
February 96 Chetham’s School of Music
November 95 “Classical Vienna”
July 95 The Apollo Saxophone Quartet
April 95 The Schidlof String Quartet
February 95 “A Breath of Fresh Air” with the Melandra Wind Soloists
November 94 “Concertos by Candlelight”
July 94 “Sumer is Icumen In”
April 94 “Syrinx”
February 94 “Winter Words and Music”
Novmebr 93 “Autumn Serenade” with the Amade Wind Ensemble
September 93 “A Victorian Concert”
July 93 The Phoenix Brass Quintet
May 93 “Fascinating Rhythm”
April 93 “Masters of the Baroque”
September 92 “A Victorian Concert” in the Victoria Hall
September 91 “A Victorian Soiree” in the Old Glove Works