Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Mellow 'Cellos

'Cellist, Jane Pirie
Photograph by Simon Keitch
'Cellist Hilary Boxer phoned in to the show this morning to tell us all about her latest series of 'Tasty Music' lunchtime concerts.
The first is called CELLO+CELLO.  It will take place next Monday in the music room of Exeter Central Lending Library at 12.30.  Entrance is only £4 for an hour of eclectic music for 'cello duet.
Hilary will be joined by Jane Pirie for what promises to be a memorable concert.
The concert is sub-titled 'Mellow 'Cello' and the entertainment involves chocolates as well as music.
The CELLO+ series continues with CELLO+GUITAR on Monday 8 November, when Hilary will be joined by guitarist David Cottom, and CELLO+PIANO on Monday 6 December, when Hilary will be joined by pianist Susan Steele-Wiggins.

'Cellist Hilary Boxer rehearsing for
'Annelies' at St Peter's, Budleigh
 violin:     Brenda Willoughby
 clarinet:  Michael Greenwood
(photo:    Luch Càise-Dearg)

That evening Hilary was at St Peter's Church in Budleigh Salterton to take part in the dress rehearsal for the UK premiere of James Whitbourne's chamber ensemble arrangement of his masterpiece 'Annelies'.  This very moving choral work traces the life and tragic death of Ann Frank with extracts from Anne's diaries and huge projected images of photographs taken in Amsterdam  and Belsen during the Second World War.
The St Peter's Church Choir give a very moving performance.  The music and lyrics are very beautiful and terribly sad.
Soprano Amy Haworth 's solo performance as Ann Frank is quite exquisite..
The chamber quartet are:
Jonathan Watts, piano;
Brenda Willoughby, violin;
Hilary Boxer, 'cello;
Michel Green wood, clarinet.
The conductor is St Peter's Director of Music, Sylvia Prichard.
The public performance is on Wed 6 Nov at 7.30pm at St Peter's Church.

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