Craig Ogden Classical Guitar
3pm Sunday 17th February 2019 (doors open 2.30pm)
The Grove Church, Lower Town Street Horsforth LS18 4RJ
Craig Ogden is playing at The Grove Methodist Church in Horsforth at 3pm on Sunday 17th February 2019. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions). We are raising funds for The Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma (registered charity 509071) which supports the Leeds Haematology Centre for people with blood and bone marrow diseases; based in St James Hospital, Leeds, with support at Wharfedale Hospital, Otley. Nursing and medical staff on the ground advise how to spend the money to best support the patients, for example, on chemotherapy pumps, ECG machines, research equipment, specialist training, counselling room, kettles, reclining chairs and observation machines.
Australian-born classical guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He regularly appears at major venues and collaborates with many of the UK’s top artists and ensembles. Craig has been invited by John Williams to perform with him at venues including London’s Globe Theatre, where he returned for a performance with actress Meera Syal. In 2015, Craig gave a recital with tenor James Gilchrist at the Edinburgh Festival which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Craig performed as part of the Michael Tippett concert series at Wigmore Hall and returned there with the Nash Ensemble. In 2016, Craig gave concerts and masterclasses in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and in 2017 Craig performed at the Australian Chamber Music Festival. In 2017, Craig recorded a new album with vocalist Jacqui Dankworth followed by a series of live performances. Craig has presented programmes on radio including The Segovia Legacy on BBC Radio 3, Ten Pound Pom Mum for BBC Northern Ireland (a programme about his Mother’s upbringing in Northern Ireland) and a series of four interviews with artists for ABC Classic FM (Australia). Craig is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and President of Leeds Symphony Orchestra.
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