9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm


Neil Crossland, piano recital in the Portico

The Portico at the West Front of Peterborough Cathedral
Wednesday 20 July 2016 13:00 - 13:45

This outdoor performance includes the music of Mozart and Brahms, as well as Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata".


Mozart Sonata No 11 in A major K331 (with the popular Rondo alla turca as the finale)

Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 no.2 ‘moonlight’ (the popular first movement giving the Sonata its title ‘moonlight’)

Brahms six pieces Op.118


Yorkshire pianist and composer Neil Crossland began playing the piano at the age of six and studied at the Royal College of Music, where he won major prizes in both piano and composition. Since then he has performed extensively at home and abroad, and written pieces in all genres.

Neil has played at many major London venues, including the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall. St John’s Smith Square, St Martin’s in the Fields, and frequent appearances at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. He has performed all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in a concert series at St James’ Piccadilly. He has also performed throughout the UK, and in France, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Tunisia and recently in Singapore giving concerts of the unfinished Schubert Sonatas, also workshops and master classes.

Neil has appeared frequently on radio and television, including performing live on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Heritage Lottery Fund logoEntry

The performance will take place whatever the weather. You may like to bring a deckchair or picnic mat, or an umbrella and travel rug, depending on the forecast.

This event is free of charge thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Donations are welcome.

Find out more about our Wednesday lunchtime summer recital series, which runs from 20th July to 7th September.