This will be a very nice concert, with themes of World War 1 songs and tunes. We’re remembering the 100 years since that time, and this concert will be a nice start to the events
Featuring the Besses o’ th’ Barn Band and MD Trevor Halliwell, plus special guests the Besses Reunion Band.
Saturday 27th October at 7pm here at Bury Parish Church. Tickets are only £10 and available in church, telephone or from a member of the band.
John Hosking is a freelance organist, conductor and composer based in North Wales.
A student at the Royal College of Music, John became Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey in 1996 and is the only person to ever hold this post for a period of three years. During this time, John played the organ for many Royal and State occasions, broadcast for the BBC and played 20 solo recitals in the Abbey.
After graduating, John acted as Assistant Organist at Lincoln and Truro Cathedrals before being appointed Master of the Choir at Bramdean School in Exeter, broadcasting with the choir on Sky News and CNN.
In much demand as a recitalist and accompanist, John appears on several commercial CDs; his latest, "Variation", is recorded at St. Asaph Cathedral for the Regent Label. He made his recital debut at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris in 2015.
Cressida McKay Frith is a flautist originally from Edinburgh in Scotland and is currently in her fourth year of undergraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music. She loves playing chamber music and with her flute and harp duo, Duo Reul, and wind Quintet, Prima, has performed as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival, Didsbury Arts Festival and the Skye Music Festival. Most notable she performed Harrison Birtwistle’s wind quintet, Five Distances, in the Wigmore Hall, with the composer in attendance and won the 2016 Art of Chamber Music competition.
Cressida is deeply committed to musical outreach and has been involved with many projects including the Live Music Now pathway scheme and Big Noise England. She currently teaches at the Christ with All Saint’s Church music school and with Prima works for Bradford music service where she goes into the primary schools in the area giving workshops. Cressida is excited to take up a scholarship to study her Masters at the Royal College of Music in September.
Hector Leung completed his Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017, majoring in piano performance with his principal tutors Colin Stone and Dina Parakhina. He has obtained distinctions for all academic and performance modules at the RNCM and has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music with a high distinction by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.