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Concert Series 2018-2019

Previous concerts of the Season:

Friday 6 July 2018

Abel Selaocoe, cello

Tyler Hay, piano

Rodion Shchedrin ~ In the Style of Albeniz

Samuel Barber ~ Cello Sonata

Maurice Ravel ~ In the Style of ‘Habanera’

Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Sonata

James Macmillan ~ Kiss on Wood

Giovanni Sollima ~ Lamentatio

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Friday 5 October 2018

Edward Goater, tenor

Christopher Sheldrake, piano

Brahms ~ Vier Erneste Gesänge

Schubert ~ Prometheus

Schubert ~ Ganymed

Goater ~ I Sing of a Maiden

Venables ~ At Midnight

Venables ~ Frying Crooked

Venables ~ Vitae Summa Brevis

Venables ~ The Hippo

Drayton ~ One Night…

An astronomical cycle of six songs for tenor and piano

Aldebaran at dusk

The Brightest Planet and her Guest




…In a thousand years

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Local composer and musician Paul Drayton has become increasingly well-known for his contribution to music-making in Cornwall. Paul is the musical director of Duchy Opera and St Austell Music Society, and taught at Truro College for many years. As a composer, Paul Drayton has an international reputation, having composed works for the King’s Singers, Dame Gillian Weir and Washington National Cathedral.

Closer to home, Paul Drayton has been commissioned by Truro Choral Society and Truro 3 Arts, as well as having his compositions performed by Duchy Opera, Truro Cathedral Choir and Three Spires Choir and Orchestra. Paul Drayton’s song cycle ‘One night…’ sets literary passages which meditate on the enormity of celestial phenomena. The work was composed for tenor Edward Goater, and we are excited that Edward and Christopher Sheldrake, who performed the premiere at Wells Cathedral in 2016, are able to share Paul’s work with us, alongside a selection of other songs popular within the vocal repertoire.

Friday 19 October 2018

Piatti String Quartet

Purcell ~ Chacony arr. Britten

Britten ~ 3 Divertimenti

Debussy ~ String Quartet in G minor

Beethoven ~ String Quartet No.8 in E minor

(Op.59 No.2 “Rasumovsky”)

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Friday 16 November 2018

Piers Lane, piano

Mozart ~ Sonata in C Major K.545

Mozart ~ Adagio in B minor K.540

Beethoven ~ Sonata in F minor “Appassionata” (Op.57)

Chopin ~ Nocturne Nos.1 & 2 (Op.27)

Rachmaninov ~ Variations on a Theme of Chopin (Op.22)

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Friday 7 December 2018

Alexandra Lomeiko, violin

Antonina Suhanova, piano

Mozart ~ Sonata in G Major K.301

Prokofiev ~ Five Melodies (Op.35bis)

Brahms ~ Violin Sonata No. 2 (Op.100)

Elgar ~ Sonata in E minor (Op.82)

Wieniawski ~ Variations on an Original Theme (Op.15)

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Friday 18 January 2019

Fontanella Recorder Quintet

‘The Woods so Wild’

Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, verelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, lark, nightingale and the pleasures of the “oken wood”. The programme features music from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries including Gibbons, Wilbye, Marenzio, Purcell and Vivaldi, plus contemporary music by Tim Coker and Tomi Räisänen.

Friday 8 February 2019

Jacquin Trio

Mozart ~ Kegelstatt Trio K.498

Bartók ~ Contrasts Sz 111

Schumann ~ Märchenerzählungen

Charlotte Bray ~ Blaze and Fall

Françaix ~ Trio

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“The Jacquin Trio appear to have found themselves a niche which they are exploring with excellent musicianship and enterprising vision.”

Bournemouth Echo

Friday 22 March 2019


Voces8 offer an eclectic programme to include works by Byrd, Britten, Charles V.Stanford, Purcell, Tavener, Mundy and Hunt. The ensemble will also perform In Beauty May I Walk by their composer-in-residence Jonathan Dove. Voces8 will conclude the concert with folk, popular and jazz a cappella arrangements.

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“The singing of Voces8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’.”


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