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"ACOUSTIC & ART"
10th & 17th of November 2012
viewing: 6.30pm. Live Acoustic Music: 7.00pm - 9.50pm
of November only,
by ROGER PHILLIPS / BBC Radio Merseyside
accompanied by art exhibition
courtesy of Nicole Bartos,
ranging from soothing Celtic harp sound, flowing and peaceful sounds
of classical music on guitars, piano and soprano
voice, melodious selections from 16th and 17th century lute music from
across Europe, experimental and improvised contemporary music and
jazz, to Eastern folk flavoured contemporary rhythms.
Among the many styles you will also hear a generous repertoire
from classical guitar quartets that will move from Bach to
etc. or, voice and piano duets performing a varied selection
of classical and jazz as well: Over
the rainbow – Arlen/ Harburg; O mio babino
caro – Puccini; Georgia on my Mind – Carmichael;
Caro mio ben – Giordani; Tenderly – Gross/Lawrence;
Bring him home – Schonberg/Kretzmer/Boublil,
us for an evening of great live music and contemporary art,
and an opportunity to raise money to support our local communities,
and IAWW60, by providing basic facilities such as transport
the pensioners or youth’ activities, basic resources
for workshops with the elderly or, contributions towards
securing the rent payments,
Starring musicians, singers and artists:
Liverpool Guitar Society quartets (10th,
Tony Crotty (lute)(10th, 17th Nov),
Graculus (Phil Hargreaves (flute, soprano
Harding (guitar))(10th, 17th Nov),
Stan Ambrose (Celtic harp)(10th, 17th
Skirmish (harmonica, guitar)(10th, 17th
Patricia Mackrell (soprano) & Nizar
Babay (keyboard) duet (10th, 17th Nov),
Alan Derrick (pianist) & Joyce
Kench (soprano) duet (10th Nov),
Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus (10th Nov),
Martin Robinson (keyboard) and ‘guest’ soprano
duet, Bisakha Sarker (Indian
story telling) (17th Nov), Stephanie
Guiderra (Mezzo soprano) (17th Nov),
Irina Ljubohh (keyboard) (17th Nov),
Nicole Bartos (art) & Tatiana Edves (art)(10 &17the
to be confirmed.
Main Hall, The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane,
Liverpool, L17 8UU
! Entrance through Sefton Grove (last entry at the rear)
Please note: ! Doors
open at 6.30pm. Acoustic Music Event starting at 7.00pm. Ends at:
Tickets: £8.00 (concessions £4.00)
Tickets sold via:
SMLLCA, at The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane,
L17 8UU (www.larklane.com/smllca);
tel. 0151 728 7884; Monday-Friday 11am-6pm &
News from Nowhere Bookshop, 96 Bold Street, L1 4HY;
Or, tickets sold at the door before performance.
Number of seats limited, therefore please, book in advance or, 'first come, first
thumbnails above for viewing large version format.
thanks to all contributors: musicians, SMLLCA, Roger Phillips & BBC
Merseyside, News from Nowhere Bookshop.
income funds from tickets/ cafe sales, raffles & including 50%
from any art sales go to charity.
you for your support and cooperation.
image archive 2012 by clicking this link. (pages still developing)
image archive 2011 by clicking this link.
- musicians, singers and artists
Kench (soprano) and Alan Derrick (piano) duet - (10th November)
musicians Joyce Kench (soprano) and Alan Derrick (piano) have been
establishing a repertoire together since 2009.
Joyce is an experienced performer in musical theatre. After a considerable
gap she returned to singing by joining the Wirral Community Choir in
2006 and subsequently did occasional solo work in the choir concerts.
Alan is the Concert Manager and Compere with the 100-voice Wirral Community
Choir. He has been part of the Merseyside musical scene for many decades,
performing frequently as a jazz pianist and accompanist. His partnership
with the well-known local tenor, Nick Hardy, has lasted over 30 years.
Joyce and Alan’s extensive repertoire focuses on the great Broadway
songbooks, including George Gershwin, Richard Rogers, Jerome Kern and
Cole Porter, but they also perform Italian Neapolitan songs, popular
English pieces and jazz.
Guitar Society - (10th
& 17th November)
varied programme of music for classical guitar quartets that will move
from Bach to Debussy. Presented by quartets of guitarists from the Liverpool
repertoire may include selections
Mozart 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'
Maxwell-Davies 'Farewell to Stromness'
Bach 'Prelude and Fugue'
Debussy 'La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin'
a youtube clip at the Walker Art Gallery
Barbershop Chorus - (10th
Wayfarer's Barbershop Chorus was born in 1986 after
a public performance from Liverpool Barbershop Chorus inspired a
handful of keen singers to attempt to recruit singers from Southport
and surrounding areas to commit to a practice schedule.
The chorus has gone from strength to strength and now numbers 35
performing members and many associate members.
Ambrose - (10th
& 17th November)
Ambrose, is known by many of us for his generous harp playing
across the city at most artistic events, having worked along
with many fine
artists, poets, writers and choreographers. He story on how he started
to play the harp, is fascinating. Stan is one of the few musicians
who have been involved with Gallery4allarts since 2010 to fundraise
for this venue and community association, together with Skirmish,
Graculus, Jo Bywater, Patricia Mackrell and Oritsema Ejuoneatse,
Ambrose shares presentation of BBC Radio Merseyside's weekly folk
programme, Folkscene (Tuesday and Thursday 21.00).
In Liverpool, Stan began to indulge his passion for folk music:
" I had been part of a skiffle group growing up and used to knock out tunes
on the piano. I had a collection of records and used to make programmes of music
from them. We started a club in Southport called The Bothy. We ended up with
a club full of people. It was an amazing time."
Stan's involvement with the folk circuit allowed him to meet Geoff Speed:..."
Story excerpts from BBC NEWS. Read full story here:
Skirmish - (10th & 17th
N. Bartos, 2011
duet of local musicians playing original compositions on harmonica
and acoustic guitar, being inspired by 'flavours' and ingredients
from some Eastern folk thesauruses such as
Estonian folk, etc. Original, full
of passionate rhythm and surprising fun.
Graculus duet - (10th & 17th
Hargreaves is a Liverpool-based instrumentalist and composer working
in the field of improvised and experimental music.
began playing as a guitarist in a punk band in the West Midlands,
where i grew up, before moving to Liverpool at the age of twenty
and buying a tenor sax, both decisions that would radically shape
the rest of my life. Initially i was involved in Liverpool's pop
scene, recording John Peel sessions with Personal Column, but eventually
i moved via streetband work into the jazz field.
After stints playing fusion and dinner jazz, i finally found the area where
i could fully combine my talents, interests and influences, in improvised music,
an area first stimulated by work with Peshkar theatre, and my subsequent study
of Indian music with Aziz Zeria in Manchester.
I played with guitarist Phil Morton in the duo Bonehouse, and also helped establish
the Frakture club in Liverpool, a club space for improvised and experimental
music. Highlights of bonehouse's playing career included playing w/Derek Bailey
and Lol Coxhill. Arising out of the Frakture work, the Frakture Big Band was
a loose grouping of improvising musicians based in and around Liverpool, mostly
playing phil hargreaves compositions - their collaboration with Simon H Fell
was one of the highlights of the 1999 Frakture Festival.
In 2001 i premiered the Dislocation Sermons, a major work in collaboration
with poet Dinesh Allirajah, and performed by an augmented version of the Frakture
Big Band. That year also saw the release of trees, a first CD release from
amere3, a trio of phil, simon fell on bass and rob dainton on drums.
2002 saw the premier of the chaos concerto, for large improvising group and
creative soloist, featuring Evan Parker and the Frakture Big Band, and also
the release of a double CD of 'postal duets' with North Carolina guitarist
In 2003, due to mental health problems I stopped playing saxophone, but eventually
finished two ongoing projects, duets albums with Caroline Kraabel and Lee Noyes.
Since then i have finished a further postal duet with Glenn Weyant, playing
cello and singing.
In the summer of 2007 I took up the saxophone again, and recorded 'musick for
two machines' with Barry Chabala.
2009 saw the release of 'Imperfect Silence', a compilation CD of contributions
to the 'cadavre esquis' website that i curate; 2010 will see the release of
'Human', with Maggie Nicols, 'Graculus', a duo CD with guitarist Richard Harding,
and a second amere3 CD.”
Harding, musical director and composer for the Liverpool and Guitar
society. Plays in a duet with Phil Hargreaves, as Graculus.
have been generously collaborating with Gallery4allarts and Nicole
Bartos since 2010 through gallery events such as exhibitions and
charity fundraising acoustic
events. They also collaborate and perform with/at the Bluecoat.
Liverpool based musician, Martin plays sax with the local Mammadou Super Libidor
Band, specialising in African music, currently playing a mix of Senegalese
Mbalax traditional music and jazz, Soukous (African rumba), rock and
Afro-beat. He has a background in Jazz music and plays the sax and flute
During the 2011' Acoustic & Art event, Martin has beautifully
accompanied Tayo Aluko (baritone) and Oritsema Ejuoneatse (soprano).
For this event Martin is invited back.
Sarker - (
17th November) (canceled)
storry telling and dance correography
Sarker is a leading practitioner of Indian creative dance. She has worked
as a performer, choreographer, researcher, educationalist, critic, writer
and video maker.
Bisakha was born in India. She received her masters degree in Statistics from
the University of Calcutta. After coming to the UK she adopted Liverpool as her
She works all over the country in a wide range of situations. Her innovative
work, much of it with disabled people, has challenged traditional cultural boundaries.
Her rich spiritual creativity inspires others to translate their experiences
and emotions into the shapes and rhythms of dance.
Bisakha hands over the ownership of the dance to all those with whom she works,
empowering them in a unique way. Both her performance and participatory work
is informed by eastern spirituality.
Mackrell & Nizar
Babay - duet (10th
Patricia Mackrell, and keyboard player, Nizar Babay, have come together
for the first time specifically for this event. Patricia’s
training led her to study at the Bel Canto School of Singing in
Dublin, Eire, where she was schooled in the art of “story-telling” through
Originally from Tunisia and came to Liverpool to study music, Nizar
has worked professionally as a musician for many years and has supported
George Benson, amongst others.
The mix and style of songs are influenced by Patricia’s classical
background and Nizar’ s improvised jazz.
Ljubohh (17th November)
gifted and internationally accomplished pianist and music teacher
with a classical background, Irina Ljubohh, has been choosing
a long term career as a piano, singing teacher and accompanist
enrich the world, and touch the lives of people through her skills
and knowledge in music.
She studied piano and music obtaining a Bachelor’s degree
in Piano Pedagogy from Music Academy Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
in 1989, but also has studied social work in Estonia and most recently,
studied counselling in London.
Since, 1989 Irina has worked for a period of 10 years as a Concertmaster,
Piano and singing teacher at the Institute of Culture for the Russian
Further for almost another decade has worked as a Piano Teacher,
accompanist for singers, at the Music school, Sindi, Estonia.
Since, 2009 to present, Irina is working as a Private piano teacher
for the Russian-British Music Academy “Musica Nova” in
London, being responsible for conducting piano classes from beginner
to diploma levels, teaching students
of all ages (as young as 4 years old) and levels of ability from those with
no previous musical training to diploma level.
She says: “I enjoy helping my students to find similarities and principals
which can be same in music and in general life as well. I am glad that I
have wonderful connections with my students even long time after they finished
study. I am proud to say that some of my students are laureates and winners
of international competitions and have excellent results in exams."
will accompany Stephanie Guiderra mezzo soprano, during the 17th
Guiderra (17th November)
lives in Crosby and is a member of Liverpool Italian Opera Company
and Opera Viva. In 2008 she won the title, Liverpool Voice of
the Yearand in 2010 Stephanie was the top female performer in
the Rotary Club competition, Merseyside Young Singer of the Year.
While studying at the Guildhall School of Music and DramaSir
John Eliot Gardiner awarded Stephanie a coveted Apprenticeship
with the Monteverdi Choir during which she gave a live televised
solo performance at the Royal Albert Hall Proms and performed
across Europe as a concert soloist and chorus member in operas
and oratorios. In February this year, Stephanie was described
by Gramophone Magazine as ‘an outstanding soloist with
heroic reserves of energy’ on the release of the National Youth
Choir of Great Britain’s acclaimed CD, Songs of the Baltic
have witnessed her latest performance at the Liverpool Parish
Church, the Cavalleria Rusticana, where she performed next to some
well known voices such as local tenor Nick Hardy and baritone Terence
Obaye; her voice has made quite an impression, standing out with
it' s crystal clear beauty." (N.B.)
and 17th November)
Tony Crotty has worked with Notable Music for over fifteen years
and during that time has played at many weddings, corporate events
and held residencies at Thornton Hall Hotel and Chester Grosvenor
Hotel. His experience is impressive and not only does he play the
Classical Guitar but also Renaissance and Baroque Lutes, Mandolin,
Baroque Guitar, 19th Century Classical Guitar and Spanish/ Flamenco
this event Tony will play on lute a broad selection of 16th and
17th century' music.
Edves - (10th & 17th
Self taught fine artist working within the graphic and painting area.
Inspired by Zen tangle technique she develops patterned combinations
and narrative compositions that evoke a spiritual side and have an
echo of storytelling. Her work will be presented along by Nicole
Bartos as a joint installation and exhibition.
Nicole Bartos - (10th & 17th
and curator / Soprano / Gallery4allarts
Nicole mingles metaphysical and spiritual philosophy with meditation
and pure art; her works embrace an invisible side of the world; she aims
to paint the uncontrolled and immaterial, the ethereal and builds in
pure chromatics, flowing energy and a concept of fusion with the 'light'.
Her works are mainly created along with meditative, instrumental, classical
music or singing Nicole's creative portfolio speaks about silence, music,
stilness, light, meditation, thought vibration, prayer. Read
more on: http://www.gallery4allarts.com/artist
these 2 evenings (10th &17th Nov), the audience can view the "2nd
of Spiritual Freedom in Art - "SEE" ", art exhibition
part of the Independents Biennial 2012. The installation created by
Nicole will feature works by Tatiana Edves. The other two exhibition
manifestations as such, featuring a large number of paintings by
Nicole Bartos, can still be viewed in town, at the Blackburne
November and at the Junction
Coffee, 305 Aighburth Road, until 30th
work will be for sale, to raise funds for SMLLCA and IAWW60.
17th November 2012, Nicole
has performed (soprano solo) next to Irina Ljubohh (piano). Repertoire:
Pergolessi: Se tu m'ami; Handel: Laschia ch'io pianga; Dvorak: Kdiz
mne starra matka (Songs my mother taught