KTB’s Music to host lunchtime recital series in Longton

Posted on - 20th February, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, Penwortham, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston
Ben Jarvis to perform in KTB’s Music Lunchtime Recital series

Striving to bring a variation of performers to its local community, KTB’s Music is hosting a lunchtime recital series in Longton.


Audiences are travelling to hear a range of performers participate in the concert, from string quartet to singers.

Originally set up to bring in experienced professionals, KTB’s Music also aims to give emerging artists an opportunity to perform in an established series.

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KTB Music Lunchtime Recital series is hosted at Longton Methodist Church every first Thursday of the month.

The Hut People to perform in KTB’s Music Lunchtime Recital series

Katy Bradley, Artist Director of the Lunchtime Recital, said: “The series was initially set up not only to bring in experienced professionals but to give emerging artists an opportunity to perform in an established series.

“More recently we have been honoured to welcome Ben Jarvis, a trumpeter due to read music performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester this September, and this July we are looking forward to a music theatre recital from Rachel Cooper, a more local rising talent set to study at ALRA North this September.

“The standard of performance we see from the younger performers is truly astonishing.”

The recital will include feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion and humour.

KTB’s Music Lunchtime Recital series

World-class folk duo, The Hut People, will be joining the recital on Thursday 1 March, after embarking on their current fourth studio album tour ‘Routes’.

Taking audiences on a musical journey around the world, the English instrumental duo, made up of Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond, have firmly established themselves on the UK folk scene today.

Acclaimed duo Ian Bailey and Tim Chu will perform their Celebration of American folk rock duo, Simon and Garfunkel, on Thursday 5 April.

They will deliver the music of Simon and Garfunkel in their own unique way that honours the original recordings.

Future performers include also Chameleon Quintet, a wind Quintet made up of students currently at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Sid Calderbank, well known for his depth of knowledge on Victorian Lancashire dialect poems and songs, will also perform.

Chameleon to perform in KTB’s Music Lunchtime Recital series

Visitors are also able to purchase a light lunch provided fresh by the Village Teapot of Walmer Bridge for £2.

Taking place on the first Thursday each month, from 1pm, the recital will be sure to liven up your afternoon.

Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased online.

You can keep up to date with KTB’s Music on the website¬†or by calling 01772 933042 for more information.

Have you taken part in the KTB Music Lunchtime Recital? Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below

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