Past events

An archive of previous &Piano events.

&P 2023 | Young Musician Showcase

21 May 2023

3pm | St James' Church, Slaithwaite

Join us for an afternoon of fantastic performances from a selection of some of the most talented young instrumentalists and singers from around Kirklees and Calderdale!

&P 2023 Event #3 | Song – From Knoxville to New York

20 May 2023

7:30 - 9:30pm | St James' Church, Slaithwaite

Jonathan Fisher (Piano), Samuel Jackson (Baritone), Hayley Swanton (Soprano)

Music by Samuel Barber, Florence Price, and Leonard Bernstein and classic broadway hits from Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and West Side Story

This year, &Piano is extremely fortunate to welcome one of the finest collaborative pianists in the North - Jonathan Fisher - who is joined by Soprano Hayley Swanton and Baritone Sam Jackson to take you on an enthralling and entertaining journey through America's most compelling musical landscapes.

Jonathan, Hayley and Sam will take you on a musical trip documenting the sound of America - from the forging of its young, industrial, modern, super-power identity, it's struggle with slavery and civil rights, to the influence that spirituals, blues, ragtime and jazz had on some of it's most popular music. From a warm summer’s evening in Knoxville, Tennessee to Broadway’s most iconic sights and sounds, you'll experience music that summarises the highs and lows of the American Dream - from profound and reflective, to catchy, witty and down-right fun!

&P 2023 | Family&Piano – A journey in the jungle

20 May 2023

11-12pm - The Civic, Slaithwaite (Doors open 10:30am)

Edward Robinson (Baritone), Rachel Fillhart (Clarinet) and Jenny Martins (Piano).

Family&Piano is back for another musical adventure! This time, we're off on a journey into the jungle....bring your binoculars, and make sure you don't make too much noise, as we'll be looking for all sorts of exciting and exotic animals - both big and small!

Join us on Saturday 20th May at 11am for a short 40-50 minute concert using music to help tell a story and take us all on a fun adventure.

This event is suitable for toddlers and small children up to the age of about 7/8 years old. 

&P 2023 | Relaxed Free Lunchtime Performance

20 May 2023

1-1:40pm |. The Civic, Slaithwaite

Rachel Fillhart (Clarinet), Jenny Hobbins (Piano) & Edward Robinson (Baritone)

Enjoy a completely free short performance of great animal-themed music by three fantastic classical musicians. For this event we have a laid-back approach to noise and activity for this performance, meaning you are free to pop in and out, move around. Perfect for if you want to enjoy a bit of music in the middle of the day with your family, or for anyone who might struggle with typical concert conventions like keeping still or quiet.

Tickets are absolutely free, but you might wish to make a donation when you reserve your tickets online before the performance, or you can make a donation if you wish on the day, after the performance.

&P 2023 Event #2 | Instrumental – Something Old, Something New

19 May 2023

7:30-9:30pm | St James' Church, Slaithwaite

Avenue Ensemble (Violin: Tom Greed, Viola: Lourenço Sampaio, Cello: Dan Bull & Double Bass: Nathan Knight, Piano: Christopher Pulleyn)

Franz Schubert's Piano Quintet & iconic music from Film, TV & Video Games.

Avenue Ensemble - a Leeds based collective of professional musicians, joins us this evening to perform a programme of two halves, showing how classical music styles and sounds have changed and evolved.

First, you'll hear one of the most joyous and uplifting pieces for a small ensemble ever written - Franz Schubert's Piano Quintet (nicknamed 'The Trout'....we'll explain later...) After which, they'll just to the present day to perform a arrangements of some of the most iconic music written for TV, Film & Video Games.

&P 2023 – Event #1 | Musical Theatre

14 May 2023

3-5pm | St James' Church, Slaithwaite

Emma Williams - Four time Olivier Laurence award-nominated actress.

Songs from 'There's Something About Jamie', 'Come From Away', 'South Pacific', 'Shrek' & more

Emma, originally from Halifax, has an incredible career performing in some of the biggest shows on the West End. She was the original Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performing opposite Michael Ball at the London Palladium, and in 2017 won the What's On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actress and was also nominated for an Oliviers Award for the same category for her performance as the lead role of Helen in Half A Sixpence.

Join Emma, accompanied by Chris Pulleyn on piano, as she performs songs from a great selection of shows old & new, while talking about her musical experiences and influences growing up in West Yorkshire, as well as her professional career and experiences on the West End.

((LISTEN)) Classical Night @ Dark Woods Coffee

6 May 2023

8pm (Doors open 7pm). | Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mill Cottages, Slaithwaite

Gillian Blair (Saxophone) & Aimee Fisk (Soprano)

Enjoy a night of amazing music in the cool & cosy surroundings of Dark Woods Coffee Mill in Slaithwaite. With the amazing talents of Gillian Blair on Saxophone and versatile singer Aimee Fisk, we'll be performing everything from famous opera hits, to atmospheric jazz, exciting contemporary music and everything in between. And a fully stocked and licensed bar!

Music for a While…the power of music through song

24 Mar 2023

7:30-8:30pm | The Civic, Slaithwaite

Billy Kyle (Baritone), Georgie Malcolm (Soprano) & Chris Pulleyn (Piano)

Two exciting young singers, soprano Georgie Malcolm and baritone Billy Kyle, are joined by pianist Chris Pulleyn, performing a programme of music exploring how composers have used texts to express in words their own love for their craft. Featuring music and words from poets and composers from around the world and as far back as the 17th Century - featuring some amazing music by Purcell, Schubert, Amy Beach & William Walton, and words by ShakespeareJohn Dryden, Edith Sitwell and Sister Helen Prejean.

The performance will be approximately an hour long with no interval - stick around for a drink after the performance!

AP24 ((LISTEN)) – Classical Night @ Dark Woods Coffee

Armand Rabot (Baritone), Mollie Wrafter (Violin) & Chris Pulleyn (Piano)

27 Apr 2024

After a sell-out gig last year, &Piano - the young and exciting Slaithwaite-based music festival that showcases classical music performed by some of the best professional performers in the North - kicks off it's 2024 with another classical gig like no other, and a return to the the cool and cosy surroundings of Slaithwaite's award winning coffee roaster Dark Woods Coffee HQ, to share with you a fantastic mix of music from Opera to Musical Theatre, Classical to Folk and much more.