Society expects a sell-out

A MORPETH music group is expecting a sell-out concert as acclaimed pianist Joanna MacGregor comes to town.

The recital has been organised by Morpeth Music Society as part of Ms MacGregor’s tour of the North.

The pianist trained at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music, and at the age of 26 was selected for the Young Concert Artists Trust scheme, which led to her international career.

She is Artistic Director of Bath International Festival, Head of Keyboard at the Royal Academy of Music and has performed in more than 60 countries, as well as making numerous recordings and broadcasts. She is a frequent performer at the Brinkburn Festival.

The Morpeth programme will include her Lost Highway arrangement of Gospel songs, verging into jazz, and her Piazzolla tangos are a re-working of the Argentinian composer’s own re-invention of the genre. Ms MacGregor will also perform J.S. Bach’s Goldberg variations.

The recital takes place at Morpeth Methodist Church on Thursday, March 1, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 for adults and free for under 18s. They are available from the church, Morpeth Tourist Information Centre in the Chantry and from Aileen Cunningham on 01670 513369.