The inaugural St Giles Chamber Music Festival has announced a star-studded programme.
Opening and closing the festival is international violinist Tom Bowes, who will play the entire unaccompanied violin works of Johann Sebastian Bach over two concerts. Tom hails from Hertfordshire and joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986 before going on to lead some of the worlds top orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in France. As a soloist Tom has played to great acclaim in the USA, China and Europe and his playing can be heard in many film scores, most notable in the beautiful music to the film “The Mission” and the latest James Bond film, “Skyfall”. Tom’s concerts both start at 3 pm on the 19th and 21st April.
The evening concert on 19th April features the critically acclaimed Chester Bach Singers. The choir has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Chetham’s School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Chester Bach Orchestra at venues such as Leeds Town Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Tewkesbury Abbey, Manchester Cathedral and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Their concert is at 7.30 pm.
Saturday, 20th April sees the return of the Cambrian Orchestra at St Giles in a concert conducted by Nic Fallowfield that will showcase two rising stars of North East Wales in Bethan Allmand (violin) and Tom Blomfield (oboe) with a performance of J S Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe. The concert also features Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, ‘The London’, Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Songs “A time there was….”
Tickets, available soon, for each concert are £8, with a special saver offer of £25 for all four concerts.
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