Cover of Endless Fascination, a book about Thomas Pitfield

A special event to celebrate the launch of

'Endless Fascination - The Life and Work of Thomas Pitfield, Composer, Artist, Craftsman, Poet.

Saturday 18th May at 2.20pm - St Elizabeth’s Church, Ashley, near Altrincham 

Thomas Pitfield (1903-1999), though best known as a composer was a truly remarkable man, skilled in many different and surprising fields. To celebrate him, Forsyth is delighted to be a part of the publishing of a lavishly illustrated 500 page hardback book about the man and his achievements.

‘One of England’s endearing eccentrics’ (Sir Stephen Hough CBE)

‘He must have music wherever he goes!’ (Walter de la Mare)

Back cover of the book Endless Fascination  about Thomas Pitfield

The book will be launched at a free concert in St Elizabeth’s Church, Ashley, near Altrincham – next to the railway station at 2.30pm on Saturday, May 18th. There will be a buffet in the church afterwards with food provided by Kauri Foods, run by Shelley Jones, and former chef to the New Zealand ambassador in Brussels.

The performers include James Gilchrist (tenor) and Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), together with many distinguished local pianists and instrumentalists.  It is hoped that several new recordings of Tom’s music will also be available for sale at the event, including the new song album from James Gilchrist on the Divine Art label, and other important new releases, as well as copies of the new book.

To register for the event please contact: [email protected]