Tuesday Series: David Ellis, John Turner and Friends


19:30 - 21:30


St Ann's Church
St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF

Event Type

Two prominent Manchester musicians celebrate significant birthdays this year: David Ellis, the composer, turns 80 whilst the recorder player John Turner is now 70. It is with pleasure that St Ann’s will host some of their festivities.

  • The programme will include music mainly by Manchester composers who have been friends of them both:
  • Childsplay Stephen Wilkinson (Former director of BBC Northern Singers)
  • Prelude, Minuet and Reel Thomas Pitfield (1903–1999)
  • Various Songs Douglas Steele (1910–1999)
  • Various Songs Sasha Johnson Manning (Composer of The Manchester Carols)
  • Reflections on a Ground Ronald Frost (Organist of St Ann’s Church)
  • Songs of Hope and Desire David Ellis (Former Head of Music, BBC North)
  • Three Bird Songs (Premiere) Bridget Fry (Composer of the Theme from Z Cars!)
  • Song of the Sulamite (Premiere) Martin Dalby (Former Head of Music, BBC Glasgow)
  • All Things are Fair (Premiere) Barry Ferguson (Former Organist of Rochester Cathedral)
Voice: Lesley-Jane Rogers; Recorder: John Turner; Piano: Harvey Davies
Tickets on door: £6.50, £5.50 (Concessions), £3.00 (Student)

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