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A preview of musical events in the area

A preview of musical events in the area


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A preview of musical events in the area




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Composer, pianist and painter

In the first of his short series for Local Life on jazz greats, local music man David Ireson looks at the life and music of George Gershwin - from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to Hollywood.


Gershwin – the man and his music

Local music maker and performer David Ireson introduces George Gershwin, one of the giants of 20th Century music.


Hertfordshire Chorus

David Temple, Musical Director of the Hertfordshire Chorus tells Jill Burridge about recent and imminent performances in St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Gateshead, Coventry and Wroclaw - with music that includes Handel's 'Messiah' (15 February 2020 in St Albans Cathedral), Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' (2019 in St Albans Cathedral), 'Porgy & Bess' (Wroclaw, Poland - September 2019), [...]


Local concerts around the City in February

In the first 'In Concert' preview session for 2020, David Ireson tells Jill Burridge about some of the upcoming choral and orchestral events due to be performed across the District in February.


A feast of carols and readings

Christmas 2019 has gone and the decorations are all stored away, but there's always time to enjoy the singing of The Hertfordshire Chorus, whose performance of carols in this Christmas Special from Local Life is interspersed by extracts from Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Longfellow and others - read by Jill Burridge and David Ireson.


Concerts coming up soon

David Ireson and Jill Burridge provide Local Life's monthly preview of choral and orchestral performances across the City & District from mid-November to mid-December.


Concerts coming up in October

David Ireson tells Jill Burridge about concerts and recitals due to be performed in the next few weeks at venues including St Peters, St Saviours, St Albans Cathedral, the Abbey Theatre Studio and the Western Auditorium in Hatfield.


Local concerts from 29 June onwards

David Ireson and Jill Burridge tell us about what's coming up in St Albans & Harpenden venues over the next few weeks (including the first concert in the Assembly Room at the new Museum + Gallery) in this final edition of In Concert before the summer break.

In Concert – June

David Ireson chats with Jill Burridge about choral and orchestral performances in various venues around the City & District over the next few weeks.

In Concert – May 2019

This month's preview of choral and orchestral performances across the District, brought to you by David Ireson and Jill Burridge.

April concerts in St Albans & Harpenden

April brings an impressive variety of choral and orchestral performances across the District - at St Peter's and St Saviour's Churches and The Cathedral in St Albans, at St John's Church in Southdown, and at St George's School and the High Street Methodist Church in Harpenden. David Ireson tells Jill Burridge all about what each [...]

In Concert – local events in March

In this regular monthly item from Local Life, Jill Burridge chats with local music-maker David Ireson about some of the orchestral and choral performances that can be enjoyed around the City & District during March.