Unfortunately the double-bassist, Toby Hughes, is no longer available on 8 March 2020. The only disadvantage of offering you appealing concerts featuring great musicians is that they sometimes get offered bigger contracts elsewhere – in this case a 3-week tour of the US! We wish Toby well, of course, and he and Abel Selaocoe would still love to perform for you in the future – we’re already in discussion regarding a new date and will keep you posted.
We’re delighted to say, however, that you will not miss out on a glorious concert! We have secured two wonderful artists – both female, which feels fitting as we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. We are look forward to welcoming Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Ariana Kashefi (cello) in what promises to be an gorgeous and exciting performance – we’re so grateful they could step-in at such short notice! Whilst the cello often graces the concert platform, it’s more of a rarity to hear the viola, and Rosalind’s reputation promises much to enjoy. They will perform as both soloists and a duo with repertoire by Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke, Lutoslawski and of course Bach.