Cellist to perform lunchtime recital

Melanie Jones

Cellist Melanie Jones will be performing this month's lunchtime concert at Alderley Edge Methodist exactly three years after she last performed there.

Melanie is from the Saddleworth area and is active as both a performer and educator. She began playing the cello when she was nine years old taking lessons through the Tameside Music Service. From 1995 to 1999 Melanie was a pupil at Chethams School of Music and her other places of study include Trinity Laban Conservatoire (London), The Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (USA).

From 2005 Melanie was resident in San Francisco, USA, for three years. During that time she was a member of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra and was also part of the Conservatory's 'Community Music Program' for which she performed for people with limited means and mobility. Melanie was also selected by the Conservatory of Music to teach for their 'Conservatory in the Schools Program', for which she was employed to be 'Cello Teacher at the Presidio Middle School.

Melanie returned to the UK in September 2008 and began teaching for the Sheffield Music Academy a month later where she taught for five years. She is currently working at the University of Liverpool School of Music, where she teaches Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Melanie performs a varied repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician from the Baroque to the Contemporary.

The concert commences at 1pm on Wednesday, 19th April, and will last approximately 45 minutes. Melanie will be performing "The Lark in the Clear Air" (Samuel Ferguson), "Summertime" (Gershwin), Theme and Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (arr. M. Jones) and her recital will culminate in Bach's "Suite No. 1 in G Major".

Admission is by programme, £5.00, available at the door. Light lunches (charged separately) are served from 12 noon.

Further information is available from aemcchurchoffice@gmail.com or 01625 586713.

Alderley Edge Methodist Church, Lunchtime Concerts