Friday, 30 January 2015

St Boniface Concert Society Event Calender 2015 Message from Society Secretary Rosemary Allsop

Church of the Holy Cross
- and the Mother of He who Hung Thereon
on the former site of Crediton Cathedral
Venue for St Boniface Concert Society Concerts

St. Boniface Concert Society

Now beginning its 34th year, the St. Boniface Concert Society was founded in 1981, following a successful series of concerts presented during the 1300th anniversary of the birth of St. Boniface in 680 AD. Since then the Society has presented outstanding artists to perform in Crediton.

The Society Acknowledges with gratitude the financial support it will receive this season from:
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust
The John Ireland Turst
The RVW Trust
The Exeter & District Classical Music Trust
and Crediton Town Council

The Society is also grateful for the continued loyalty and suport of our Patrons.

The Committee reserves the right to modify these programmes if unforeseen circumstances should make this necessary.

Should this arise, please refer to our website for further details.

For further details of the Society contact:

Chairman: Mrs Isolde Summers (Tel: 01363 773472)

All concerts commence at 7.30pm and take place in the
Crediton Parish Church 
(All seats are unreserved)

Tickets for these concerts are available

by post from:
The Ticket Secretary, 24 Dean Street, Crediton, EX17 3EN
(Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope)

in person from:
A.E.LEE, Outfitters, High St. Crediton

and at the door (subject to availability)

cheques should be made payable to:
"St Boniface Concert Society"

Ticket Prices:
Season Ticket for all five concerts: Adult £64.00

Individual Concerts:
23rd April:           Adult £14 Students* £6.00 Child Free
18th June:            Adult £14 Students* £6.00 Child Free
16th July:             Adult £14 Students* £6.00 Child Free
13th August:         Adult £14 Students* £6.00 Child Free
3rd September:     Adult £14 Students* £6.00 Child Free

Student* Group Pricing:
(minimum 5 per group - to include Leader)
£5.00 Per Person.
*Student ID required.

Single: £87.00 (to include one season ticket)
Double: £174.00 (to include two season tickets)

Reg Charity No: 282441

Season 2015

Piatti String Quartet
23rd April

Kammerphilharmonie Europa
18th June

Mark Bebbington - piano
16th July

Jane Lindsay - cello
13th August

Passacaglia Trio
3rd September

Thursday 23rd April                                                    PIATTI QUARTET
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, Michael Trainor - violins: David Wigram - viola: Jessie Ann Richardson - cello

Taking their name from the great 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, the quartet is amongst the UK's foremost young string quartets, with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to their name.  They have performed in all the major venues around the country, broadcast with the BBC and appeared extensively abroad. They currently hold the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for String Quartet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

They will play Beethoven Op.59, No.1 (Razumovsky) and Dvorak Op. 106.

Thursday 18th June                                     KAMMERPHILHARMONIE EUROPA     chamber orchestra
Soloists:     Andrej Sur - violin     Cyrill Gussaroff - trumpet

Founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations, aiming to give these promising artists the opportunity for further development through a wide-ranging repertoire. They have performed in many concert halls and opera houses throughout Europe including Paris, Burssels, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and London's Conway Hall. Thier tour this year brings an ensemble of 9 musicians. The concert is part of Crediton Festival 2015.

Their programme includes Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041, Hummel Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra in E major, Mozart Divertimento in F KV 138, and Holst Suite for String Orchestra Op.29.

Thursday 16th July                                                   MARK BEBBINGTON    piano

We are delighted to welcome Mark Bebbington back to Crediton.  The cirtical plaudits which greet his performances and recordings describe him as a British pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity. He has toured extensively throughout Central and Northern Europe as well as East and North Africa. His programme demonstrates his firm commitment to British Music and to music of our time: it includes works by British composers, among them Richard Causton and Thomas Dunhill with their local connections! The concert is supported by the John Ireland and RVW Trusts.

Cesar Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; Beethoven: Sonata in F minor Op. 57 "Appassionata"; John Ireland: London Pieces; Thomas Dunhill: two Concert Etudes; Richard Causton: Non mi comporto male (1993); Chopin: Barcarolle Op. 60, Tarantella and Scherzo in B♭ minor Op. 31.

Thursday 13th August                             JANE LINDSAY - cello     JENNIFER HUGHES - piano

Cellist Jane Lindsay is rapidly developing a reputation as a compelling performer. She has appeared both as soloist and chamber musician at venues including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, as well as at major festivals across the UK and Europe. Among her many awards is a place on the prestigious Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme which is supporting this recital. Jennifer Hughes currently holds the Gilbett and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship in piano accompaaniment at the Royal College of Music. Among other awards, she won the Accompanist Prize in the 2013 Royal Overseas League Music Competition and received an award from the Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust.

Their programme is Beethoven Sonata No.2 Op.5, Janacek 'Pohadka', Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73 and Saint-Saëns Sonata No.1 Op. 32.

Thursday 3rd September                                                    PASSACAGLIA
Annabel Knight - Recorders & Flute, Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord, Reiko Ichise - Viola da gamba

Founded in 1992, Passacaglia entertains audiences with the unique 18th-century sound of recorders, flutes, viola da gamba and harpsichord. The ensemble has performed at major venues and festivals throughout the British Isles, Europe and america, featured in numerous BBC radio broadcasts and world-wide networks and has made recordings for Linn Records, Naxos and BCR, all to a consistently enthusiastic press.

They will play a programme that includes Handel's Sonata in G major HWV 363b; Bach's Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in D major BWV 1028 and his Toccata in  G minor BWV 915; Telemmann's Trio Sonata for Recorder and Viola da Gamba in F major; Corelli's Sonata 'La Follia' and Chedeville attrib. A Vivaldi Sonata in G major from 'Il Pastor Fido'.

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