1960s Memphis Soul Music

Saturday 7th August 2021, 7.30pm, St. BOTOLPH’S Church, TRUNCH.

An evening of hand-clapping, foot-tapping, even dancing in the aisle!
The hot 9-piece soul band will be playing 1960s Memphis Soul hits, with some Blues and Motown, as recorded by artists including Otis Redding, The Drifters,  Etta James, Tina Turner, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett
The Mynx Soul Band band traces its origins back to the late 1960’s when six friends were in a successful band in Essex playing Soul Music.  Over the years the members of the band lost touch with one another, but about 7 years ago one of the members initiated a successful search for the other five original members. Two of these had emigrated (one to Jamaica and one to Australia), but the other four original members (John Lane, Derek Haynes, Jonathan George and John Orley) were reunited, and five younger members joined the reformed band.


Bach’s Goldberg Variations / Variations Down the Line

Saturday 25th September 2020, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Pianist Rachel Fryer will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations with further exciting specially commissioned variations composed by Michael Finnissy, Nicola Lefanu, Alison Kay, Samuel Becker and Julian Broughton.
Rachel Fryer is a sensitive piano player who is known as much for the depth of her musical understanding as her virtuosity.  She studied in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and The Royal College of Music, where she was awarded a Masters Degree in Advanced Performance. Rachel Fryer is equally at home as a soloist, with an orchestra or as an accompanist and has given recitals throughout the UK, including at Croydon’s Fairfield Hall and as part of ‘Live Music Now!’. Her recordings have been broadcast on Classic FM and on European radio and television and she is Visiting Lecturer in Piano Studies for the East Sussex Academy of Music.

All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to Parish of Trunch Churches conservation and restoration projects.
The Church and community would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have raised about £40,000 towards these projects. Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for publicity.

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