Laurence Hughes – Cello Thomas Henderson – Piano will be peforming:
Faure Sicilienne, op.78
Vivaldi Sonata no. 5 in E minor, op.14
(Largo, Allegro, Largo, Allegro)
Messiaen Louange a l’Eternite de Jesus
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, D.821 (1st movement)
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile
Laurence Hughes was a chorister at Hexham Abbey before studying cello with Hannah Roberts at Chetham’s School of Music where he won a scholarship to the RNCM. After further studies in London, Laurence has enjoyed a career where he has sought to balance his professional academic interests with a love of making music. He is currently a member of the Sterling Trio as well as teaching the cello and freelancing with various orchestras. Laurence also directs the Ignatius Singers at the church of the Holy Name at Manchester University and is an associate member of the Manchester Chamber Choir.
Tom Henderson is from Cornwall and has established a reputation as a distinguished accompanist across the country. He studied piano with Melvyn Cooper at Warwick University. After graduating, Tom decided to pursue a career in tax and he currently works for the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group. Tom is also an accomplished choral singer. He currently sings with the Royal Philharmonic award nominated, Sunday Boys, an LGBTQ+ low-voiced choir based in Manchester, and also performs with Manchester Chamber Choir and the Ignatius Singers. Tom was recently accompanist at the Stoller Hall in the world premiere of Michael Betteridge’s new secular oratorio celebrating platonic friendships between straight women and LGBTQ+ men, ‘Stay as long as you like’ as well as playing on the group’s successful tour of Italy last summer.
Next week’s concert – Telemann Baroque Ensemble