Smooth Classics at Seven Thirty
Popular classics and modern works to feature in Ramsgate chamber concert
The programme is set to include some well-known pieces by classical composers such as Mozart and Elgar, rounded out with a selection of film and TV theme tunes, cleverly arranged for the string quartet format.
The Impromptu Ensemble have been performing around East Kent for over two decades, including a record four performances at Broadstairs Music Recital Society. This will be their third visit to Holy Trinity in as many years. In 2014 their concert was a truly 'impromptu' affair, as they opened themselves up to the challenge of playing whatever the audience requested from their huge library of works. In 2015 they modified the programme to include music connected with 1815, reflecting the Ramsgate Arts Festival theme of 'celebrating the bicentennial'.
Although based around the core of a string quartet, they frequently adapt to smaller or larger line-ups: for example, for several years they have formed a 12 to 16-piece string section for the Railway Swing Band's concerts at Folkestone and Canterbury. At Holy Trinity too they have previously incorporated the church's excellent organ, played by Hot Chocolate keyboardist Steve 'Beast' Ansell, as well as vocal items and an oboe.
Holy Trinity Church has been increasing its concerts this year, aiming to establish a regular cycle. In recent months the artists performing there have included the Kammer Philharmonie from Cologne, renowned classical and flamenco guitarist Richard Miller, an organ recital by Canon John Wright, songs through the ages from Cantate Chamber Choir, and the incredible Czech folk ensemble Gina Band.
Admission to all concerts in the current series costs only £5 (on the door).
For more information on the Impromptu Ensemble, see http://ozaru.net/