City visitors and workers are invited to enjoy free live music at lunchtime in the beautiful surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral.
The popular series of Wednesday lunchtime recitals runs from 20th July to 7th September. Each recital starts at 1.00pm and lasts around 45 minutes.
Amongst the performers this year are Classic FM favourites The Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet (27th July) who are famed for playing music by Schubert on a quartet of rubber trout! Also in the line-up is Peterborough’s own Classical Reflection (3rd August), the identical twins Naomi and Hannah Moxon who shot to fame in 2015 when they appeared on BBC1’s talent show The Voice.
Two gifted young musicians are taking part for the first time: 18 year old pianist Daniel Nugent (24th August) who has just completed his A levels at Ormiston Bushfield Academy, and 15 year old cellist Nathaniel Watson (31st August). Nathanial was a member of the National Children's Orchestra for five years and spent a year with the Britten Sinfonia Academy before taking up a cello scholarship at Eton College. He will be playing Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello in G minor.
The very first performance, by the pianist and composer Neil Crossland (20th July), will take place outside in the Portico at the West Front, whatever the weather. The audience is invited to bring a picnic mat or an umbrella, depending on the forecast.
All the remaining performances take place inside the Cathedral.
The Summer Recitals are free of charge although donations are invited to help cover costs and ensure that the series can continue in future years. The recital in the Portico is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
More details are here: Wednesday lunchtime recitals