Events for March/April 2023

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Wednesday 1st March

Allegro Appassionato

Riverhead Ranters

12.45pm - 1.00pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

Hilary Waterfall, Stuart Hunter and Simon Topham employ piano accordion, guitar, Irish bouzouki and violin with voices to produce a lively entertainment.

Funded by audience donations.

Wednesday 8th March

Allegro Appassionato


12.45pm - 1.00pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

Jonathan Rider (clarinet and bass clarinet) and Enzo Puzzovio (oud) are experienced professional freelance musicians.  Damasus plays original music blending Western forms with Eastern Mediterranean inspired melodies.

Funded by audience donations.

Wednesday 15th March

Allegro Appassionato

Jan and Paul Ramsey with Ian Skelton

12.45pm - 1.00pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

Three regular performers on the folk music scene, their repertoires span traditional and contemporary folk songs and Americana together with a selection of self-penned songs Enjoy the singing and the accomplished guitar playing.

Funded by audience donations.

Friday 17th March

Scunthorpe & North Lincolnshire Concert Society

James Gilbert (clarinet) & Julian Chan (piano)


Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ

James is kindly supported by Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme

Gershwin             First Prelude arr. for Clarient and Piano

Widmann             Fantasie

Poulenc                Clarinet Sonata

Gershwin             Second Prelude

Bernstein             Clarinet Sonata

Hindemith           Clarinet Sonata

Turnage                Four Pieces

Gershwin              Third Prelude

Horovitz                Sonatina

Tickets £18.

Free tickets available for students in full-time education and schoolchildren accompanied by an adult but please book in advance.

Tel:  01144 574570 or Email:

Saturday 18th March

The Paul Booth Quartet

Paul Booth - saxes

Tom Cawley - piano/keys

Flo Moore - bass

Andrew Bain - drums


The Blue Room, Lincoln LN1 3BU

This talented prize-winning and acclaimed saxophonist hails from the North East.  He won a place at the Royal Academy of Music when aged 16 years and later won the prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship taking him to the USA.

Paul has toured, performed and recorded around the world with The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Gregory Porter and many more.  He has worked with the BBC Big Band and also co-leads the exciting contemporary orchestra 'Bansangu' which showcases the rich and diverse music from around the world.

This busy musician still has time for this newly formed quartet, which we are delighted to say, brings local boy Tom Cawley back to Lincoln.

Tickets:  Full £16, Jazzpac Members £14, Under 18's £8.

Reserve by telephone 01522 529717 or email

Tickets available on the door with cash or card

Tuesday 21st March

Boston Concert Club

"Laurence Perkins & John Flinders"

Bassoon and Piano


Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE

Programme to include music by Elgar, Pierne, Ravel, Ridout and Weber.

Tickets:  £12 on the door Children/Students Free

Book in advance by telephone 01205 366018

Free parking on site off Rowley Road.

Wednesday 22nd March

Allegro Appassionato

Katharine Ley, cellist

12.45pm - 1.00pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

We are delighted to welcome Katharine for her first performance at Allegro Appassionato.  Katharine enjoys a varied portfolio career including performing as a concerto and recital soloist, a string ensemble tutor and a private teacher.  As a soloist, Katharine has performed internationally in many concerts and public masterclasses.

Funded by audience donations.

Saturday 25th March

Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir

Centenary Gala Concert 

Special guests - VOCES8


The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe DN15 7RG

Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir celebrates 100 years of continuous singing alongside world-leading vocal ensemble, VOCES8 ( Great Britain’s oldest continually running youth choir, who were BBC Choir of the Year 2008 promote this concert to celebrate their centenary. Members old and new will be involved including the Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir’s training choirs, flagship choir and a scratch choir formed of alumni members. The event is conducted by Daniel Fields (Musical Director), Susan Hollingworth BEM (Creative Director) Kathleen Watson & Jenny Trattles (Associate Musical Directors). Accompaniment will be provided by James Longden, Lynn Robinson & Jean Leong.

Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir and VOCES8 will share the stage performing music old and new, from firm favourites to contemporary pieces. As part of the evening, Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir will perform a  brand new commission by world-famous composer, Bob Chilcott, written to celebrate their centenary year.

Tickets £20 Adult, £15 Concession available from The Baths Hall box Office on 01724 296296, or in-person at The Baths Hall during opening hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 4pm 

or online (booking surcharges apply) 

Saturday 25th March

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Spring Fantasia

Richard Laing - conductor

James Oldfield - bass baritone

Orchestra da Camera


Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

McDowall Ave Maris Stella
Gjeilo Sunrise Mass
Holst Hymn of Jesus
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

The choir will be joined by distinguished bass-baritone James Oldfield and our good friends the Orchestra da Camera.  This promises to be an exciting and moving concert.

Tickets £15-18, Students £5 Children FREE (must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult).

Please visit our website for further details, or go directly to our ticketing page with TicketSource -

Saturday 25th March

Grantham Choral Society

Mozart & Vivaldi 

Soloists - Royal College of Music

English Pro Musica String Ensemble and Continuo

Conductor - David Humphreys


St Wulfram's Parish Church

Join Grantham Choral Society for an beautiful evening of Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Vivaldi's Magnificat. 

Tickets £15 (School age free, students under 25 £5 on production of student card). Available from Guildhall Box Office, A H Music, on the door or online at 

Saturday 25th March

Sleaford Choral Society

Spring Concert 

Conductor - Rowland Lee

Organ  - Ed Wellman


St Denys Church, Sleaford

Join Sleaford Choral Society for a Choral Tribute to our late Queen:  Faure, Requiem with works by Vaughan Williams, Purcell & Parry and a Choral Celebration of the forthcoming Cornation:  Mozart Coronation Mass & Handel The King Shall Rejoice.

Additional pieces on the programme are My Soul, There is a Country, O Taste and See and Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts.

Tickets  are available on the door, U16's accompanied are free, otherwise £10 which includes a finger buffet at the interval.  Wine/soft drinks are also available, not included in the ticket price. 

Wednesday 29th March

Allegro Appassionato

Students of Franklin College

12.45pm - 1.00pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

We never know quite what to expect - that's the excitement which comes with a fresh injection of talent and ambition every year.  The constant is Barry Whitfield, who develops a program which brings the best out of the young performers and provides us with a lively and entertaining concert.

Funded by audience donations.

Saturday 1st April

Cabra Singers

Fauré Requiem

Cabra Choir
Nic Beemster - baritone
Jeffrey Makinson - organist
Simon Crookall - conductor


Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln

Beautiful contemplative music for the eve of holy week.  Programme to include:
Fauré - Requiem
Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs
Fauré - Cantque de Jean Racine

Cabra Singers is a local four-part choir with a wide-ranging repertoire.

Tickets: £5 on the door

Book in advance by telephone - 01522 884964

Sunday 2nd April

Louth Choral Society

The Creation by Joseph Haydn

Allan Smith - conductor
With the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra 

Juliet Montgomery - s
oloist soprano

Gabriel Seawright - tenor

Ed Robinson - bass

All from the Northern College of Music, Manchester


St James Church Louth

Joseph Salomon, a violinist, composer, a conductor and musical impresario brought Haydn to London in 1791-1792 and 1794-1795. During his time in England Haydn was inspired to write some of his greatest works which included arguably his most popular piece, The Creation, an extraordinary and daringly original composition.

Come to St James Church Louth on Sunday 2nd April and enjoy this wonderful oratorio.

Tickets: Reserved £15, accompanied U18 £8, Unreserved £10, U18 Free

Tickets available to buy fromBeaumont's of Bridge Street, Louth and online at

Wednesday 5th April

Allegro Appassionato

Robert Fields, Classical Pianist

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library, LN11 0LY

This is Robert's first solo performance for us, he proposes to play a programme consisting of Estampes, a three-movement  impressionistic piano suite written in 1903 by Debussy, as well as Preludes from Op 28 and Op 45 by Chopin. 

Refreshments available from 11.45am - 12.45pm.

Tickets are funded by audience donations. Audience capacity is limited to 100 seats. 

For more information please visit

Wednesday 12th April

Allegro Appassionato

Jill Crossland, Classical Pianist

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library, LN11 0LY

Jill has been a popular and regular performer with Allegro Appassionato for  a number of years. This year provides her with the opportunity to play Beethoven's Variations on God Save the King to time nicely with the King's coronation.

Refreshments available from 11.45am - 12.45pm.

Tickets are funded by audience donations. Audience capacity is limited to 100 seats. 

For more information please visit

Saturday 15th April


The Karen Sharp Quartet

Karen Sharp, Saxophone
Nikki Isles, Piano
Dave Green, Bass
Steve Brown, Drums


The Blue Room, Lincoln LN1 3BU

We are delighted to be able to bring another illustrious ensemble of British jazz talent to the Blue Room. 

Karen, a multiple award winning artist, leads her world class musicians established line up with a shared passion for strong melodies, group interplay and respect for the Jazz tradition.

Together they create a unique sound that is warm, spontaneous and exciting, incorporating free flowing improvisation with almost telepathic ensemble playing.

Tickets:  Full £16, Jazzpac Members £14, Under 18's £8. 

Tickets can be reserved by telephone on 01522 529717 or by emailing

Tickets available on the door with cash or card, doors open 7:15pm, with music from 8:00pm