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Swindon Recital Series

  • Paul Turner banishes the January blues
  • Wyvern Theatre, Wednesday January 29th, 1.05pm
Banish the January blues with some beautiful piano music by Chopin! Paul Turner, the Swindon Recital Series founder, makes a much-anticipated return to the Wyvern stage with a programme of melodic and contemplative compositions. Included are such favourites as the 'Raindrop Prelude', 'Fantaisie-Impromptu' and the 'minute' waltz.

Chopin disliked descriptive titles and the 'Raindrop Prelude' was suggested by his lover, the novelist George Sand. The piece is described as 'nocturnal' - reflective or evocative of the night - and is the longest and probably most famous of his 24 preludes. The Fantaisie-Impromptu later became the source of the hit Tin Pan Alley tune 'I'm always chasing rainbows' and the 'minute' waltz (minute as in miniature, not a unit of time) was inspired by the sight of Chopin's small dog chasing its tail.

A recent performance was described by Sheila Harrod, Patron of the Old Town Festival, as "Just wonderful and so very uplifting. It calmed my busy day. A very special man who speaks with his hands!"

Paul will appear at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday January 29th at 1.05pm. Tickets £6, accompanied children (14 and under) free.


  • Paul Turner banishes the January blues: Wyvern Theatre, Wednesday January 29th, 1.05pm

About Swindon Recital Series

Swindon Recital Series was founded 23 years ago by Paul Turner. The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians. The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.

For more information contact either Artistic Director Paul Turner at turner.paul@virgin.net, recitals@hotmail.co.uk or on 01793 531316 or 07989 397372 or SRS Secretary Julia Singleton at juliaesingleton@gmail.com or on 01793 644660 or 07718185518

Information about the recital series can be found at www.swindonrecitalseries.org