There were three concerts in 2011 season. On May 28th May the Royal College of Music Strings, under their conductor Mark Messenger, performed a concert of English music in the first half. This included the rarely performed Concerto Grosso by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The advanced string players from both of the town’s secondary schools performed with them. The result was astounding as the rich string texture was complimented by the church’s good acoustic, The RCM Strings also performed Barber’s Adagio and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
The second concert on the 3rd of June featured Philip Higham and Simon Lane in a concert of mainly French music. Philip, with his formidable technique, is undoubtedly the finest British cellist of his generation. It was concert to remember,
The final concert was on the 4th of June and saw the return of the Brodowski Quartet, who performed in the very first WCC concert in 2008. They included the rarely performed chamber version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414 arranged by the composer.
Friday 3rd June
Philip Higham - Cello
Simon Lane – Piano
Bach. Cello Suite No 3 in C BWV1009
Fauré ThreePieces for Cello and Piano
Janacek. Sonata for Cello and Piano
Franck. Sonata in A ( arranged by Jules Desart)
Saturday 28th May
Royal College of Music Strings
Mark Messenger – conductor
Vaughan Williams. Concerto Grosso
Walton. Two Pieces From Henry V Suite
Holst. St Paul’s Suite
Tchaikovsky. Serenade For Strings
Saturday 4th June
The Brodowski Quartet
Ben Schoeman - Piano
Haydn. String Quartet in F Major Op77 No 2.
Mozart. Piano Concerto No 12 in A Major K414
Beethoven. String Quartet in F Major Op.59 No