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Chattertons sponsors Music in Quiet Places

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Chattertons, the leading regional law firm and wealth management provider has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2016 Music in Quiet Places series of concerts.

Retorica

The concert series commences on Thursday 2nd June at 7.30pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Irnham which features Retorica. Retorica brings together two exceptionally talented players to explore the richly expressive repertoire for violin duo. Their programme explores music by star Baroque composers and includes the entertaining Gulliver Suite, a set of virtuosic dances following the journey of Swift’s hero.

On Thursday 30th June at 7.30pm the concert series continues with the Aquilae Duo at St John the Baptist’s Church, South Witham. This atmospheric programme is inspired by the natural wood timbres of the ‑flute and harp, in their most primitive form, and the music created during the impressionist and expressionist periods. Stamford-based Eleanor Turner and Canadian autist Lisa Nelsen bring an infectious mutual enthusiasm to this repertoire. Both are soloists and recitalists with international careers; Lisa is proud to represent Yamaha flutes and Eleanor is a Salvi Harps artist.

The Melrose Quartet then takes the third concert in the series starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th July in St James’ Church, Aslackby. The Melrose Quartet takes a bold approach to old and new English songs and tunes, with powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the genre. Comprising leading musicians in the folk world, the quartet was nominated for Best Group in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards; Nancy Kerr was voted Singer of the Year in the 2015 Awards.

The penultimate concert in the series takes place at St Peter’s Church in Claypole starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th July featuring The Ebor Singers. The Ebor Singers explore ‘night music’ from the evening service of Compline to the golden period of Tudor polyphony with settings by Matthew Harris and John Rutter to mark this year’s Shakespeare anniversary. Renowned for their sparkling performances and recordings, the group is the north’s most exciting vocal ensemble.

The series finale coincides with Gravity Fields on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm when St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham hosts the internationally acclaimed Red Priest Viva Baroque!

From its origins as a young cutting-edge baroque band in the 1990s Red Priest has become established as an essential part of today’s musical landscape, wowing audiences in all corners of the globe with its inventive, high-spirited, rule-breaking approach to music of the 17th and 18th centuries. This is a concert of music from Newton’s time, expect music by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel as well as a few unsung baroque heroes, in an evening of baroque brilliance with a modern twist.

Ebor Singers

Simon Oates, Business Development Director at Chattertons said “We are delighted to be supporting this concert series and working together with South Kesteven District Council in bringing such an exciting programme of music to the community”.

To book tickets please visit the online booking facility www.guildhallartscentre.com or call the booking office on 01476 406158.

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