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London Conchord Ensemble to bring sweet music to Abbotsholme

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

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A FLEXIBLE chamber music ensemble is set bring a Rocester school to life.

The London Conchord Ensemble is set to take to the stage in the school chapel at Abbotsholme School from 8pm on Monday.

The group will perform as part of the Abbotsholme Arts Society programme of events for 2014.

The musicians are internationally recognised young soloists, chamber musicians and principals from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Based in London, organisers said the ensemble performs at the highest level, exploring both the traditional and contemporary repertoire of chamber music written for combinations of strings, wind and piano including Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C major, Weber’s Trio for flute, cello and piano and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor.

Conchord consists of pianist Julian Milford, Daniel Rowland on the violin, Rachel Roberts on the viola, Thomas Carrol on the cello and Daniel Pailthorpe on the flute.

Recognised as a leading chamber ensemble worldwide, London Conchord Ensemble celebrated its 10th birthday last year.

Highlights of the last season included performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dusseldorf Tonhalle, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Library of Congress in Washington DC, tours of Germany, France and America and the BBC lunchtime series at the Wigmore Hall.

The ensemble enjoys regular collaborations with guest singers and recent concerts at Windsor Festival, Newbury Festival, Winchester Festival and Chelsea Festival have included Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bickley, Andrew Kennedy, James Gilchrist and Katherine Broderick.

Since their foundation ten years ago, Conchord has been ensemble-in-residence at Champs Hill, Sussex.

Tickets cost £16 for adults and £5 for under 25s and are available from the box office on 01543 263304.

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