Venue: St John's School, Old Chapel
please use the School's car park in Garlands Road, KT22 7EZ
DO NOT enter by the Main Gates on Epsom Road
as today is GCSE results day!
Blue Badge parking only - can be reached via
the entrance closest to Leatherhead town centre
We are grateful to the
Head of St John's School
and to her colleagues in the
Music and Events Departments
for their help arranging
this special concert
2018 Season Sponsors:
Julie West Solicitor
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782)
Pièces à trois violes par Monsieur Forcroy
Untitled movement (Allemande)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
from Les Goûts-Réunis ou Nouxeaux Concerts à l'usage de toutes les sortes d'instruments de Musique
(The Collected Tastes, or New Concertos for the use of all sorts of musical instruments) (published Paris, 1724)
Treizième Concert (13th Concerto)
Robert De Visée (c1655-1732/1733)
Prelude in D major
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) arr De Visée
Chaconne des Harlequins
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
from Pièces de viole, Livre I (1686)
No 83 Tombeau de Mr Meliton Tombstone, or memorial piece, for Mr Meliton; he and Marais were pupils of Mr de Sainte-Colombe
Deuxième Suite à Trois Violes (1717)
Directions • Parking
A founder member of Chelys, Ibrahim Aziz is also a member of the Rose Consort of Viols and regularly plays with various other period instrument ensembles.
Often collaborating with artists from different genres, including classical, contemporary, experimental, dance, the visual arts as well as with actors and poets, Ibrahim’s main interest however lies in the baroque and renaissance periods.
He has performed in prestigious venues and festivals around the world and recorded with many ensembles and labels. www.twitter.com/ibiaziz
Kate Conway studied the viol and baroque cello with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music, after reading Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge.
A recipient of the Nancy Nuttall Prize and D Day Fund Award, she has played with Solomon’s Knot, English Touring Opera and the Feinstein Ensemble, and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2016-17.
Kate is also a founder member of Ensemble Molière, who were Future Baroque artists at the 2017 London Festival of Baroque Music, and Ceruleo, who were Ensemble Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 2016-17. Other recent projects have included concerts at the Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre and King’s Place, and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Ceruleo and Ensemble Molière.
A viol player, cellist, lecturer and musicologist, Sam Stadlen has been a member of Fretwork since 2015, appearing with the group regularly live and on the radio both in the UK and internationally.
He plays in the viol consort Chelys, with whom he has recently released an album of music by Dowland with Dame Emma Kirkby (A Pleasing Melancholy – available on BIS Records).
He has a keen interest in the performance of contemporary music on early instruments; with Fretwork in particular, he has performed music by George Benjamin, Michael Nyman, John Taverner, Nico Muhly and has recently recorded The World Encompassed – a new work by Orlando Gough describing Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe (available on Signum Records).
Sam is also Professor of Viol Consorts at the Royal College of Music and has been an associate lecturer at the University of York and a guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music. He holds a PhD in the influences of poetry and declamation on the composition and performance of the pièces de viole in late 17th- and early 18th-century France.
A versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from the early renaissance to new collaborative compositions, Toby Carr is a lutenist and guitarist based in London.
Having studied at Trinity Laban followed by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Toby has developed a specialism in the performance of renaissance and baroque music, particularly that of seventeenth century England and Italy. Performing in this context regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and continuo player has led to work with groups and organisations such as English Touring Opera, Dunedin Consort, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Florilegium, Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Emma Kirkby's Dowland Works, as well as being a founding member of young period ensembles Ceruleo and Lux Musicae London.
Toby has associations with many festivals at home and abroad, highlights including the UK premiere of Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero with Brighton Early Music Festival and appearing at festivals in Italy, Holland and Belgium with Ceruleo and Lux Musicae London.
Now settled in Greenwich, south-east London with his wife and frequent collaborator, the baroque harpist Aileen Henry, Toby is gaining a reputation as an innovative and exciting performer, working with some of the finest musicians in the business.
Directions & Parking
a concert each week
to the end of November
Music on Thursdays
at St John's School
Daniel Collins, countertenor
Marion Bettsworth, piano
9 August 2018
Wednesday at St John's
Chapel on Main Quad
Head of Undergraduate Performance, Royal Academy of Music
15 August 2018
Music on Thursdays
recorder & harpsichord
23 August 2018