To Notice Such Things returns to Shipley

Shipley Arts Festival 2013This Sunday, July 7, the Bernardi Chamber Orchestra will perform parts of Jon’s To Notice Such Things at Shipley Arts Festival in Nuthurst, England.

Two years ago, Jon gave his last ever concert performance at St. Andrew’s church in Nuthurst – two days after his triumphant appearance at the 2011 Sunflower Jam with Rick Wakeman, Joe Bonamassa and others.

To Notice Such Things was originally commissioned by the Shipley Arts Festival and first performed there by Jon in 2009.

Bruce Martin, flute, photographed at Nuthurst in 2011 with Jon in the background
Bruce Martin, flute, photographed at Nuthurst in 2011 with Jon in the background

– It is entirely fitting that we are performing the piece to remember two great English composers in Jon Lord and Baron Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, explains Andrew Bernardi.

Maria Marchant will be playing piano for Jon with Bruce Martin playing the flute.

The programme will include English music spanning four hundred years from Purcell‘s Chaconny in G minor, Britten‘s Hymn to St Cecilia, excerpts from Jon’s To Notice Such Things, Britten‘s Lachrymae, and Mozart‘s Piano Concert no 12 as recorded by Britten.

Tickets are £19.00 and limited to 150.
Book online or call 01403 750220.

Shipley Arts Festival website


4 thoughts on “To Notice Such Things returns to Shipley

  1. We will welcome as many Jon Lord fans as can make it, and Andrew Bernardi has lined up a cracking programme for Sunday’s concert at Nuthurst Church, RH13 6LH. Tickets are going fast so please do not delay if you intend to come along.
    The 2011 photo above was taken by me and I will cherish that performance by Jon, not knowing at the time that it would be his last. RIP Jon.
    Looking forward to hearing TNST again ….. Derek

  2. Thanks, Derek. A fitting farewell performance – even if we didn’t know it at the time – in your idyllic church. A precious experience.

  3. Was telling Paul Mann last week how privileged I feel that I was there with the JL website editor for Jon’s last ever performance. A truly magical evening.

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