New date for church concert

A CONCERT that fell foul of the winter weather has been rearranged to take place on March 5, at St Mary’s Church in Wirksworth.

The snow put paid to the original concert, celebrating composer Robert Schumann’s 200th anniversary, but the new date gives fans the chance to hear Schumann’s music, including Dichterliebe, the virtuoso Fantasy op 17 and Scenes of a Childhood.

The concert features two prominent local musicians, pianist Beate Toyka and singer Richard Roddis. Beate plays regularly with the Derby Concert and Derby Chamber Orchestras. Richard, a distinguished soloist, is also well-known as a choir conductor, and often brings The Richard Roddis Singers to perform at St Mary’s Church. He also conducted the Wirksworth Festival Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Traidlinks in Wirksworth, or on the door, priced at £10 (£8 concessions).