Thursday 8th May, 2014 1.00
St. Margaret's Church, Leicester|
St Margaret's Way
You will find St Margaret's at the junction of St Margaret's Way, Churchgate, and Burley's Way, opposite St Margaret's Bus Station on Leicester's inner ring road.
Access is via the side street (Grafton Place) opposite St. Margaret's Bus Station.
Disabled Access is via the North Door.
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Anne de Graeve plays Bach on the Crump Harpsichord
Toccata in D minor
J.S. Bach (1650-1725)
allegro - adagio - allegro(fugue) - adagio - allegro(fugue)
Pieces from ‘Premiere Suite’
J.H Fiocco (1703-1741)
L’Angloise (Rondeau) - La Plaintive - L’Italienne - adagio - allegro
Toccata in G major - J.S. Bach (1650-1725)
allegro vivace - adagio - allegro(fugue)
Anne de Graeve studied at the City of Leeds College of Music before coming to Leicester University in 1980 where she studied organ with Timothy Lees at St. James the Greater. Having graduated with honours in Musicianship, she embarked on her professional career in Leicester. She teaches organ, piano and singing to all ages in addition to her freelance work as a recitalist and accompanist. She also sings with OSJ Voices - the choir of the Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square. Anne previously held the position of Director of Music at St. Mary’s Melton Mowbray. She became Director of Music of Ratcliffe Chorale in September last year and is thrilled to be conduction again.
Peter Crump was indisputably one of Leicester’s leading composers. His music was (and is) performed throughout the country and occasionally broadcast on Radio Three. He had wide ranging tastes and from its inception, was an ardent supporter of the Leicester Early Music Festival. In fact he bequeathed his fine harpsichord to the festival and this instrument is now based at St. Margaret’s Church. The festival’s all-year-round successor, the Leicester Early Music Association, has instigated an annual Peter Crump Concert. and we are delighted to be able to use Peter’s harpsichord for this concert.