2021 TRURO CONCERTS

Join us for a day of concerts in glorious Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital including sonatas by Elgar and Parry alongside Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending; a concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of local Cornish composer Judith Bailey; and an evening choral concert with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Tallis.

 

The concerts will take place throughout the day on Saturday 10 July — the programme may be viewed on this page; and booking can be made through our Online Box Office. Short biographies of the artists may be found below.

 

We will be following all government and World Health Organisation recommendations and policies to keep our audiences safe (which, at present, includes the use of face coverings for all audience members except those who are exempt, physical distancing throughout the Cathedral, hand sanitising stations and one-way systems around the venue), so please rest assured that the concerts will be taking place in a safe environment.

 

We very much hope to see you in July!

 

TRURO CATHEDRAL

Reproduced with permission

 

ARTISTS

 

 

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK

 

Rupert Marshall-Luck appears as soloist and recitalist throughout the UK and mainland Europe as well as in South Africa and the USA. His extensive discography includes many World Première recordings as well as conspectuses of the complete music for violin and piano of Herbert Howells and Hubert Parry; and his solo performances have been frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and abroad.

 

JONATHAN BARRITT

 

Jonathan Barritt is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician both in the UK and abroad. From 1995 to 2001 he was a member of the Allegri String Quartet; and he joined the Coull String Quartet in 2015. He now divides his time between the Coull Quartet and teaching at the Royal College of Music.

 

JOSEPH SPOONER

 

Joseph Spooner’s diverse career has taken him from the recording studio to concert platforms in Europe, Russia, New York, Mexico and New Zealand. His rehabilitation of unjustly neglected works, especially by English and Russian composers, has been warmly welcomed by critics and audiences alike. Joseph was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2012.

 

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE

 

Duncan Honeybourne has played extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. He has given recitals in international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland and has premièred over 70 new piano works, as well as reviving many forgotten scores by composers of earlier generations. He broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and abroad, and has made many recordings.

 

 

 

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Thank you to all who made the 2021 May Festival such a success: to all those at St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for hosting the concerts and events and for their invaluable help and advice before and during the Festival; to the artists, for their superbly emotive and engaging performances of some wonderful music; to all those volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose financial and moral support means so much to us and to our musicians as we work together to re-start live music-making.

With the artists’ permission, some of the concerts at the Festival were filmed, as were the talks; and we expect to have these ready for viewing on this website in late June or early July. We will be making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers. More details will be available soon.

Join us on Saturday 10 July for a day of concerts in the glorious surroundings of Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital including sonatas by Elgar and Parry alongside Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending; a concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of Cornish composer Judith Bailey; and an evening choral concert with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Tallis. The full programme is available here; and tickets can be purchased through our online Box Office.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.