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March 2015

Friday 27th March, 7.30pm

The Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Piano Concerts 2014 - 15

Final concert of the eighth season using the Bösendorfer grand piano bought by former pupils of Huntingdon Grammar School in memory of Ken Brown, their music master.

"450 Years - A Musical Journey "
Crispian Steele-Perkins, period trumpets; Johathan Jones, harpsichord; Vivien Choi, piano; Zoë Bonner, soprano; Inga Davis-Rutter, piano.
Martin Ennis
Vivien ChoiZoe BonneInga

Crispian Steele-Perkins

To mark the 450th Anniversary of Huntingdon Grammar School/Hinchingbrooke School, this themed concert is dedicated to the evolution of music from 1565 to the present day, using some of the ancestors of our modern instruments as well as those more familiar to us. All five artists are leaders in their own particular field and will include music by Byrd, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Parry, Gershwin and others.

adults: £12 (all 5 concerts: £50)
groups of 20 or more: £9 each
pupils and students under 21: £5
available from the box office - 01480 375678 accepted


Saturday 28th March, 7.30pm
Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Society

Choral & Orchestral Concert
  Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Nicola Ihnatowicz, soprano
Harriet Webb, mezzo soprano
Nick Allen, tenor
Dominic Sedgwick, bass

Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony belongs to a long tradition of descriptive music. Nature in rustic country scenes and the inevitable storm are all present – with descriptive titles to match, but Beethoven’s own subtitle, “More an expression of feeling than a painting”, perhaps gives the real key to this symphony’s enduring appeal. 

The Harmoniemesse or “Wind-band Mass” was Haydn’s last grand full scale work, and his only Mass to use a full complement of wind instruments. Sections of magnificent choral writing integrate with passages for soloists, and in the final climactic ending Haydn adds his farewell as the last notes of the “Dona nobis pacem” soar heavenwards.

Tickets: (on sale one month before the concert, priced at
£14.00 (raked) / £12.00 (flat) (students £7.00 / £6.00)
available at 01832 274834 or e-mail tickets@huntsphil.org.uk)


April 2015

7th to 11th April, 7.30pm


After the ‘sell-out’ success of Les Miserables, Spotlight Productions are preparing to make a splash with their next spectacular production, Singin’ in the Rain.

Considered by many to be the gold standard in movie musicals, Singin' in the Rain takes audiences into the magic of a 1920s Hollywood Soundstage where cinema gave the American imagination a vivid new language for dreaming big dreams.

For the first time in its history Spotlight Productions will make it rain on stage, in a dazzling stage effect that will bring the beloved MGM film Singin’ in the Rain to life in downtown Huntingdon. The musical follows silent movie star Don Lockwood who has everything he could ever want, fame, adulation and even a well-publicised romance with his co-star Lina Lamont. But hilarity ensues when a new kind of film alters everything, the kind of film where actors talk, sing… and even dance! The musical features a glorious score including the well-known numbers “Make ‘em Laugh,” “Good Morning,” “Moses Supposes” and, of course, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

adults: £9.50 - £8.50 Concessions
available from the box office 07745 522271
or on-line at www.spotlight-theatre.co.uk




Friday 24th April, 7.30pm

winner of the 2014


Dinara Klinton

Before moving to England to study at the Royal College of Music, Ukranian born Dinara graduated with honours from the Moscow State Conservatory where she studied with Eliso Viraladze having previously studied at the Central Music School, Moscow with Valery Pyasetsky. She won her first international competition at only eight years old, the Usty-nad-Laba in the Czech Republic. Since then Dinara has been successful in numerous competitions including first prize at the Sheepdrove Competition in the UK, second prize for the Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition, Grand Prix for the Berne Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition and the Vladimir Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists, First Prize for the International Seiler Piano Competition, Second Prize for Tchaikovsky International Competition for young musicians. She also received the Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

Ticket information to follow.



May 2015

Sunday 24th May, 1.00pm


Classes: Juniors (under23); Masters (over 40); First Timers (under 5'8"); First Timers (over 5'8"); Novice; Mens Physique (under 5'8"); Mens Physique (over 5'8"); Open Class; Bikini Class; Ladies Toned; Ladies Physique; Classic Class; Overall winner.

This is the first bodybuilding/fitness show to be held in Huntingdon.
The Cambridgeshire Classic is a First Timers show intended to give all those wanting to try out in the sport their first experience at stepping out on stage.
We also have an open class for all bodybuilders looking to gain more experience in perfecting their posing and stage presence.
So... male, female, young or old - get in shape and get involved!

Registration: 11.00am
After Party 6.00pm

Tickets £12.50

Entry forms and tickets available from Musclecraft Gym & wegottickets.com
e-mail: cambridgeshireclassic@yahoo.co.uk or phone 01480 700630 for more information