Saturday 23rd March 2013

Junior RNCM
“Before They Become Famous VI”

This year’s students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music chosen to entertain us were

Bethan Allmand Seth Livingstone  Samantha Wright Myrna Tennant 

(all accompanied by David Jones – Piano)


Bethan Allmand, Violin
Bach: Concerto in E Major (i: Allegro)
Myrna Tennant, Voice
Handel: Oh had I Jubal’s Lyre (from Joshua)
Faure: Les Roses d’Ispahan
Mozart: Una Donna a Quindici Anni (from Cosi Fan Tutte)
Seth Livingstone, Euphonium
Monti (arr. Eric Wilson): Czardas
Horovitz: Euphonium Concerto (ii: Lento)
Samantha Wright, Clarinet
Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton: Flying Home
Paganini (arr. Benny Goodman): Caprice XXIV
Bethan Allmand, Violin
Wieniawski: Polonaise No 1 in D Major


Seth Livingstone, Euphonium
Peter Graham: The Holy Well
George Doughty: Grandfather’s Clock
Samantha Wright, Clarinet
Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
Myrna Tennant, Voice
Mozart: Deh Vieni non Tardar (from Le Nozze di Figaro)
Wolf: Das Verlassene Magdlein
Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh Kay!)

(All pictures were taken during the concert by Roger Evans)


Once again students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music provided an enthusiastic audience with a series of fine performances in an exceptional evening of music making at our concert in March. It contained something for everyone.

Bethan Allmand (violin) opened the concert with a stirring performance of the opening movement of Bach’s E major violin concerto and returned later to dazzle us with Wieniawski’s Polonaise. Myrna Tennant (soprano) sang pieces by Handel, Faure, Mozart and Wolf before ending the concert, rather appropriately in view of the weather, with Gershwin’s “Someone to watch over me”. She produced a delicate tone, with plenty of expression and enviable control.

The euphonium as a chamber music instrument? Seth Livingstone ably demonstrated its potential with a number of pieces, including a boisterous performance of Monti’s Czardas and, in a rather calmer mood, “The Holy Well” and “Grandfather’s Clock”. Samantha Wright played the clarinet in a jazz style, with music by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, including an arrangement of one of Paganini’s fiendishly difficult Caprices. These were delivered with great skill and panache. The accompaniments on the piano were provided by David Jones.

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