A concert given by Quartetto Misto in aid of Cancer Research UK, will take place in Church House on Saturday April 19th at 7.30 pm.
The group comprises Cressida Jenkins (soprano and violinist), Lyn Jenkins (violinist), James Lindsay (cellist and composer) and Suzanne Mahon (pianist).
Cressida and Lyn (daughter and father) have been performing, as Trio Misto, for 10 years, in venues as far apart as Falmouth and Doncaster. The addition of a cellist has increased the available repertoire considerably and the programme will include most of the possible combinations of instruments and voice, as well as a new composition by James.
Cressida works as music therapist for a charity called ‘Kid’s Company’ in London as well as pursuing a freelance career as a classical soprano, vocalist and jazz violinist. She also teaches voice for music therapy at the Guildhall School of Music.
Lyn was, for a while, a professional violinist before taking up a different career. However, he continued to perform regularly and now he is about to retire, he is looking forward to playing much more.
James studied composition at York University where he won the undergraduate prize. His works have been performed at The Purcell Room and The Grosvenor Chapel. He is a music teacher in London.
Suzanne studied piano in Dublin and is a trainee music teacher at The Institute of Education in London.
The programme consists of music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Haydn, Elgar, Massenet, Bartok, Lindsay, Faure, Cole-Porter and Gershwin.
Coffee and tea will be available in the interval or drinks can be purchased from The Seven Stars and brought over. The tickets are £8.00 (£6.00 concession) and can be purchased at the door.