JOIN the Berkeley Ensemble this Sunday (July 6) for a summer lunchtime concert at St Brannocks Church in Braunton. This different event is being run by the church in conjunction with Dartington (North Devon) Trust Young Musicians Support. The Ensemble was
JOIN the Berkeley Ensemble this Sunday (July 6) for a summer lunchtime concert at St Brannocks Church in Braunton.This different event is being run by the church in conjunction with Dartington (North Devon) Trust Young Musicians Support.The Ensemble was formed in March by eight members of London's orchestral academy, the Southbank Sinfonia. They aim to explore a wide repertoire of music for combined wood and string instruments with an interest in English music. The musicians come from the top universities and colleges in the UK and have worked with a range of musicians from major orchestras. They include John Slack (clarinet,) Paul Cott (horn,) Tatiana Bysheva and Rebecca Matthews (violin,) Louise Parker Viola and Gemma Wareham (cello.)The connection to North Devon comes through John Slack, who was bought up in Barnstaple. His skill was recognised as a youngster and Young Musician Support assisted him for many years until he gained a place at the Guildhall. The programme will feature work by Stanford with the Fantasy for Horn and String Quartet, Samuel Barber's Adagio for String Quartet and the concert will be completed with Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.This delightful event starts at 12 noon in the church and finishes at 1pm. Tickets are £5 each and available from Braunton Tourist Office, at the door or by calling organiser Marguerite Shapland on (01271) 814082.