Our Cello soloist – A profile of Joseph Pritchard

We are very pleased to be playing with the exciting cellist Joseph Pritchard at our Feb 10 concert. Joseph will be performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major.
Joseph  began playing the cello aged 6, initially studying with Louise Padday and Ioan Davies while attending Wells Cathedral School. In 2013, he gained a place at theYehudi Menuhin School where he now studies under the tutelage of Thomas Carroll.
A keen orchestral player, Joe spent four years in the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain,
as well as a further four years in the National Youth Orchestra, in his final year holding the
position of principal cello. Whilst in the NYO, he regularly performed in major venues such
as Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sage Gateshead, Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert
Hall under esteemed conductors such as Edward Gardener, John Wilson, Thomas Ades, Ilan
Volkov and Sir Mark Elder.
As a soloist, Joe was one of four winners of the 2017 Two Moors Young Musicians Platform
and last year reached the Strings Category Final of BBC Young Musician.
He plays a 1821 German cello by Sebastian Klötz with a Thomas Dodd bow
kindly on loan to him from John Wells

Brandenburg, Haydn, Bach, Going Baroque in Bookham! – Sat 10 February at 5pm

Brandenburg, Haydn, Bach, Going Baroque in Bookham  – Sat 10 February at 5pm – St Nicolas, Great Bookham 

Our next concert is a delightful Baroque programme, including Joseph Pritchard from the Yehudi Menuhin School playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto.  We complete the cycle of Brandenburg concerti with No. 6 and the programme also includes Bach’s Suite No. 1 and Winter from Vivaldi’s The Seasons.  We look forward to welcoming back Andrew Morley to conduct the concert which is at St Nicolas Great Bookham. There will be refreshments (tea and cake) that will be provided by the St Nicolas Youth Group in aid of the Bookham Youth Project. Please note start time.   See you there!

Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brandenburg-haydn-bach-going-baroque-in-bookham-tickets-38887565756

DCO poster February 2018

 

 

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2017-18 Season

Come and join us for one of our 2017-18 concerts:

Saturday 30 September 2017: St Martin’s, Dorking / Peter Allwood /Emily Trubshaw (violin)
Beethoven/Bruch/Bizet

Saturday 10 February 2018: St Nicolas Great Bookham / Andrew Morley /  Joseph Pritchard (cello)
Bach/Haydn/Vivaldi

Saturday 12 May 2018: St Martin’s Dorking  /  Andrew Morley  /  Simon Ballard (viola)
Mozart/Malcolm Arnold/Mendelssohn

We look forward to welcoming you to another exciting season.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite or at the door (£15 adults | £7 students |  Children 15 and under free