Friday, 25 April 2014

Divertimento Entertainments: Two Sunday Concerts Bridgetown Totnes 27 April Topsham 18 May 2014 Press Release from Vicky Evans

Divertimento String Quartet
Violin: Mary Eade & Lindsay Braga
'Cello: Vicky Evans  Viola: Andrew Gillett

(seen here at Sharpham House Friday 14 March 2014)


The Totnes based 'Pressenda Ensemble'
will be at StJohn's ChurchBridgetown, Totnes
on Sunday 27th April at 3pm

Malcolm Latcham
Leader of the
Pressenda Ensemble

The programme features three Concertos by Vivaldi.

Nicknamed "The Red Priest" because of his hair (not his politics),
he was appointed teacher of violin at the Ospedale della Pietà,
one of four institutions devoted to the care
of orphaned and abandoned children in Venice .

Vivaldi composed over 500 concertos,
mostly intended to be performed
by the youngsters of the school,
probably at the Sunday morning services,
which were reputed to be more like
fully fledged concerts than an act of worship!

Also featured in this programme is music composed
by other musicians equally noted as teachers:

Imogen Holst: Teacher at Dartington College of Arts 1943-5;

Clive Jenkins: Director of Music at Plymouth College (two pieces);

Harold Darke: Organist at St Michael's Cornhill, City of London;

Antonín Dvořák: Composition Teacher, Prague Conservatorium.

Tickets for the Bridgetown concert can be obtained from
Divertimento Entertainments: 01803 863677,
Totnes Tourist Information Centre 01803 863168
or at the door.

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The closely related 'Divertimento String Quartet'
will be visiting St Margaret's Church Topsham
on Sunday 18th May at 4pm.

Tickets for the Topsham concert can be obtained from
The Topsham Bookshop: 01392 877895
or on the door

Malcolm Latcham
Leader of the
Pressenda Ensemble

The Pressenda Ensemble
St John's Church Bridgetown Totnes
Sunday 27 April 3pm
Violin: Malcolm LatchamLindsay Braga
Katina Laoutaris-Smith, Jake Loewendahl
Viola: Andrew Gillett, Steve Gleed
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Michael Allnatt
Continuo: Anna Cockroft
Antonio Vivaldi
Georg Philipp Telemann
Clive Jenkins
Tickets: £12/£10
Divertimento: 01803 863677

Divertimento String Quartet
(seen here at the Chapter House

Wednesday 4 February 2012)

(Photo: Cecil Hatfield/Dorota Turowska)
Divertimento String Quartet
St Margaret's Church Topsham
Sunday 18 May 4pm
Violin: Mary EadeLindsay Braga
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
W A Mozart: String Quartet in G major
Igor Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for String Quartet
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet in G minor
Tickets: £12 (advance £10 U18 FREE)
Topsham Bookshop: 01392 877895
Divertimento Entertainments Website

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