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Open Arts Access presents...Song and Piano Recital


Brahms - Four Serious Songs; Vaughan Williams - Songs of Travel together with Piano Solos, by Ann Airton - Piano, Kevin Ormond - Baritone

Ann Airton studied at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining the LRAM (performer’s diploma) at the age of 17. A German Government Scholarship enabled her to continue her studies with Heinz Schröter at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, for three years, after which she took a teaching diploma in the University of London. Specialising in the art of accompaniment, she has performed widely in the UK and in Denmark, Canada, Cyprus and New Zealand.

She has also made appearance as concerto soloist and in a piano duo with her husband, Brian Newbould, with whom she also acts as co-host for special-interest music holidays for Saga. With Delia Fletcher (soprano) she has recorded song-cycles by Schumann, Grieg and Rodrigo. She has taught in three universities (Bangor, Leeds and Hull) as well as schools (Croydon High, Leeds Girls High, Leeds Grammar and Hymers College).

Kevin Ormond’s musical career has covered associations with all the major choral societies and opera groups within Yorkshire as well as the development of a recital platform. In 2003 Kevin Ormond decided to focus all his time on music and consequently went on to study as a postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the highly respected tutor Patrick McGuigan.

Free Entry

Why not make an afternoon of it and explore a 700 historic Minster then enjoy home cooked soup and cake from our cafe?

Open Arts Access

Hull Minster's programme offers free performance space to musicians, artists and groups

Aimed at acoustic performers, the Minster is offering artists and groups the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and hone their skills. Whether a solo artist, a small band or a poet, performers will be able to develop their repertoire, experiment with new material, or build up a performance portfolio by recording the event.

The scheduled performances are available to book on Friday and Saturday afternoons usually from 1pm and are free of charge. Audience members may choose to make a donation, which will go to the performer.

The Minster will help publicise performances through the church’s website and provide refreshments for visitors before and after the events. Practice spaces may also be available beforehand.

To find out more information or have an informal chat about how to book an afternoon performance slot, please contact James Symonds