Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Chamber Orchestra Anglia – A Bite of Bach for Lunch in Norwich

St John Maddermarket Church
Chamber Orchestra Anglia (COA) is presenting JS Bach’s complete works for solo violin and cello in a series of lunchtime concerts at the Church of St John Maddermarket, Norwich starting with Cello Suite No. 1 and Violin Sonata No. 3 at 1.15pm on Wednesday, July 8.  The concert series is being promoted in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre.

The full programme of concerts is as follows:
Wednesday, July 8: Cello Suite No. 1 & Violin Sonata No. 3
Wednesday, July 15: Violin Sonata No.1 & Cello Suite No. 6
Wednesday, September 9: Violin Partita No. 3 & Cello Suite No. 2
Wednesday, September 16: Violin Sonata No. 1 & Cello Suite No. 4
Wednesday, October 7: Violin Sonata No. 2 & Cello Suite No. 3
Wednesday, October 14: Cello Suite No. 5 & Violin Partita No. 2

All concerts begin at 1.15pm and are approximately 45 minutes long. Tickets are £9 with light lunch from 12.30pm in the Maddermarket Theatre Bar. Concert only tickets (on the door) are £6.  To book concert and light lunch tickets contact Maddermarket Theatre box office t. 01603 620917 or buy online at www.maddermarket.co.uk.

The Bach series will be performed by Simon Smith, COA Artistic Director, violin and Katherine Jenkinson, COA Principal Cellist.

Simon Smith is an outstanding violinist who has performed extensively as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has also appeared as a soloist in China, Russia and the USA and will soon be recording a CD of solo violin music for Resonus. He has been leader of COA since its inception in 2001 and became Artistic Director in 2014.

Since her Wigmore Hall debut in 2004, Katherine Jenkinson has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and Asia. She is a member of the Aquinas Piano Trio and has been COA principal cellist since 2005.

Simon Smith COA Artistic Director said: “I would like to thank The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre for their support in helping us stage this Bach series. St John Maddermarket is a wonderful venue and is going to be an exciting first for the musicians, as we have never performed the Bach side by side like this.”