Piano & More
The Piano and More concert series was started in 2017 and takes place in the beautiful setting of Tring’s mediaeval Parish Church. The series centres around the 1906 Bechstein grand piano which the church acquired in January 2017, and has involved many local musicians - pianists, singers, instrumentalists and conductors. A regular series of hour long Sunday afternoon concerts has been established, usually on the second Sunday of each month, and additional concerts have also taken place at other times.
Although the concerts are free there is always a retiring collection that goes to the upkeep of the piano and for church funds. If you would like to donate, please click on the button below, and enter Piano and More as reference. Thank you
The next concert will be on Sunday 12th June 2022 at 3pm in Tring Church.
Tring School students, leader Eleanor Hicks, will perform a variety of musical pieces for voice and piano.
Booking in advance is no longer required by the church - just turn up! Refreshments will be served afterwards!
Please consider wear a face covering while moving around in church and where it is crowded. It can be removed when eating or drinking.
There are pews further back in the church that are more spaced out.
Although the concert is free, we are so grateful for donations towards expenses that enable us to put on these concerts. Our expenses include maintenance of the piano, church expenses that go towards heating the church for the concert, and refreshments. Thank you for your generosity.
The May concert was given by Ensemble La Notte; the performers are Mark Wilson (bassoons) and Kate Allsop (recorders). Their programme shows the development of the bassoon and recorder over several centuries; full details are on the Piano and More website.
This was a recording made can be seen below.
14th March Concert
Anna Le Hair presented a piano recital finishing with Beethoven’s monumental Appassionata sonata, and also including works by Grieg, Bizet, Liszt, Brahms - and William Lloyd Webber. Yes, there are some references to Mothering Sunday in the music she plays! Click here for her full programme.
Piano & More Videos
Now that the regulations have eased and it is possible to use the church to record and or stream services we have been able to record some of the concerts.
We will send out email notifications to all on the piano and more mailing lists to let you know when new recordings are added. The newest ones will be at the top.