Prokofiev on the menu for St Mary’s lunchtime concert

Joanna Reveley and Simon Gilliver on the piano
Joanna Reveley and Simon Gilliver on the piano

A larger than usual audience enjoyed Tuesday’s lunchtime concert which featured Joanna Reveley (flute) accompanied by Simon Gilliver on the piano.

Joanna played Prokofiev’s second sonata for flute, which has jazz influences, and a very modern piece, Deviations on The Carnival of Venice, by Somerset-based composer Mike Mower, which combines many musical styles in its ten movements.

Joanna is the wife of the Rev James Reveley, the former vicar of St. John’s, Boxmoor, and she combines her continuing musical studies and membership of Hertfordshire Philharmonia with the role of vicar’s wife and mother.

Simon Gilliver teaches classical improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music as well as teaching both the flute and piano.

The penultimate Tuesday concert in the current series takes place on Tuesday, April 8, at 12.30pm and features Helen Errington (soprano), Suzannah Hart (clarinet) and Richard Grylls (piano). All are welcome.

Bring your lunch to enjoy at the end of the concert with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. Suggested minimum donation of £3, all proceeds are in aid of church funds.