Violinist to play in fundraising concert

October 01 2018

The violinist Roger Huckle and members of the Bristol Ensemble are to return to Thornbury for a concert which will raise funds for the Armstrong Hall Redevelopment Project.

The Bristol Ensemble, which is Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra, brings together the best of the region’s performers under the leadership of Roger Huckle. This concert will feature pieces by Mendelsson, Holst, Grieg and Elgar.

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, composed when he was just 13, has been popular with audiences since its rediscovery in the middle of the 20th century by Yehudi Menuhin. Gustav Holst's St Paul's Suite, named after the London school where he was the music director, is an opportunity to spot the well-known folk tunes woven together within the piece. Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite is a collection of baroque-style dances, written in 1912 but inspired by a famous 17th century Norwegian playwright.  Elgar's Serenade for Strings in three enchanting movements is the most frequently performed of all his works. 

The concert takes place at the United Reformed Church in Chapel Street, Thornbury, on 20th October at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £16 each, including finger food, available from Thornbury Town Hall or call 01454 412272.