Classic Rhythm

Helen O'Connell - flute, piccolo, recorders
Adrian Sutcliffe - piano, keyboards
Chris Brannick - percussion

Classic Rhythm is a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. Formed in 1992, this trio for flute, keyboards and percussion has met with astonishing success, playing to sell-out audiences all over the UK as well as broadcasting on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

Classic Rhythm has appeared at well over 200 festivals, music societies and other arts venues, encompassing literally every region of the UK.  Recent engagements have included return visits to Scotland and Ireland, appearances at major venues such as London's South Bank and, by popular request, a series of concerts in The Midlands for the third year running.

Skilful arrangements of well-known classical favourites, set alongside an exceptionally wide variety of other pieces, have quickly established the group's popular appeal.  The range of music, from original compositions to jazz and light arrangements, is complemented by the warm informality of the group on stage.

Audiences are always fascinated by the vast array of instruments, some familiar, some not!  From marimba to tam-tam, from piccolo to cabasa, they are brilliantly woven into a sparkling evening's entertainment.

Classic Rhythm

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  • “They were very popular with the audience, who all went home in cheerful mood, as they enjoyed the banter as well as the attractive music brilliantly played.”
    Hoddesdon Music Society
  • “Everyone who attended the concert yesterday evening was unanimous in their praise and appreciation of the performance, and we were very glad to welcome Classic Rhythm back to Macclesfield.”
    Macclesfield Music Society
  • “Classic Rhythm went down a storm. Although they've been on the road for many years, it is the professionalism of the members that makes each show seem fresh and spontaneous. They are all such talented musicians and make the whole show seem effortless”
    Ayr Music Club
  • “Classic Rhythm were brilliant and wonderfully entertaining.”
    Thurso Live Music Association
  • By Special Arrangement
    By Special Arrangement
    Music by Handel, Rossini, Sutcliffe, Tchaikovsky, Proctor, Debussy and Bernstein
  • The Sounds of Classic Rhythm - The Tree
    The Sounds of Classic Rhythm - The Tree
    Music by Grieg, Prokofiev, Sutcliffe, Berlin and Satie
  • A Time and a Place
    A Time and a Place
    Music by Glinka, Haydn, Gershwin, Casson, McNeff, Beethoven and Ravel
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