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

February concert

The next concert will be on Sunday 13th February 2022 at 3pm in Tring Church.

Angela Dickson (viola) and Anna Le Hair (piano) will present a programme exploring the viola repertoire, including a neglected masterpiece by the British/American composer and noted violist Rebecca Clark (1886 -1979). 

Booking in advance is no longer required by the church - just turn up!  Refreshments will be served afterwards!

Please bring and wear a face covering while in church. This can be removed only when eating or drinking. 

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.

Past Concerts

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.   

From Bard to Verse 

Alan Dorn - Piano music inspired by Shakespeare and other poets.

For Alan's full programme, please click here.

A Blown Away Leaf

Remembrance Sunday reflections on the joys and sorrows of autumn.

For Anna's full programmes, please click here.

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.