Thanks for a great season!

June 2018 What a great year it has been!  We have enjoyed performing throughout the Peterborough community and presenting our own shows at Market Hall in February and April.  As we prepare for a bit of a break and the long, hazy days of summer, I would like to thank all those involved with the Peterborough Pop Ensemble for their continued support.   First...

Changing Seasons

  Barbara Monahan, Artistic Director     There is an energy which builds at the beginning of a new year when we start to focus on new things:  new plans, new goals, new visions.   For the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, 2018 will bring another season of exciting musical entertainment at our favourite venue – the Market Hall Performing Arts...

Summer Songs

August 2017   For me the sunny days of July and August take on a different meaning each year.  Amid the picnics, swimming and warm summer evenings there is “song”.  I call it my “summer song” for it is during these two months that all the planning takes place to put together our next concert season.  Once the theme of each concert...

Songs from Across the Pond

                April 2017 For most of us British Pop music starts and ends with the heralded “British Invasion” and the arrival in North America of four mop-topped young men from Liverpool.  In reality, British Pop is a style of music embraced by many iconic British Artists, emerging as a softer side to the...

The music of the season – tradition and inspiration

November 2016 The delightful sights and sounds of the season are fast approaching and it is at this time of year when traditions abound  – particularly the tradition of wonderful Christmas music. I often find myself overwhelmed by the power and truth in the lyrics, as well as the beauty of the melodies – no matter how often I have sung these songs....