Preview: the gemini consort Summer Concert

The Summer Concert to be given by the gemini consort on 23 June in St Peter’s Church at 7.30pm contains a plethora of wonderful musical gems to lift the spirit and bring a smile to everyone’s face. Much of the music is of a pastoral nature celebrating our superb countryside, including delightful Schubert and Mozart songs, and vocal duets by Mendelssohn and Brahms. The choir are singing folksong arrangements by Vaughan Williams and Holst and two by the exciting contemporary composer, Cecilia McDowall, which are full of rhythmic vitality and wit. We are also including her lighthearted pastiche, Hornpipe, for clarinet.

There is a flute solo, Gershwin’s Summertime, and an invigorating duet for two treble recorders by Telemann. Lucy Humphris, our regular trumpeter, has arranged two of Frank Bridge’s Four Pieces for Cello for flugelhorn. Harry Rylance, the very talented piano student at the RAM, will play two Tangos by Piazzolla.

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