A Special Musical Soirée for a Saturday night



Little Waldingfield History Society

Proudly Presents

A Musical Soirée

At St Lawrence Church

Little Waldingfield

Saturday May 9th at 7.00 p.m.

The programme will include JS Bach’s

  • Two violin concerto in D minor, and
  • Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor

Performed by Accomplished Musicians

Gillian Harritt (violin) Emma Jane Willan (oboe)

Julian Azkoul (violin)              Jad Azkoul (guitar)

Nick Parry (cello)             Patrick Friend (cembalo)


All profits will go towards maintaining St Lawrence Church

Advance tickets £6.00 (£7.50 on the night) are available from

  • Di Langford, Pitt Cottage, The Street, LW   01787 248298
  • Sue Sheppard, School House, Church Road   01787 247980


There will be a Licensed bar for pre event and interval refreshments.

We look forward to seeing a great turnout for what is going to be

a superb concert in delightful surroundings.

Gillian Harritt

A trustee of the History Society – relocated to Churchside in 2011 after a busy career as a professional violinist and violin teacher in London. She has performed with many orchestras throughout the UK and was a member of the orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for many years.

Emma Jane Willan

Was a pupil of David Theodore and a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She studied at the Royal College of Music, Christchurch Oxford and King’s College Cambridge. She was President of the Oxford Millennium Orchestra in 2008 and for which she also performed the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto.

 Julian Azkoul

Read music at King’s college Cambridge and obtained an MA with distinction studying with Mateja Marinkovic at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a scholarship recipient. He has appeared as soloist in over a dozen countries, plays with many UK orchestras and has been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra since 2012.

Jad Azkoul

Was born in New York; he is a winner of the Affiliate Artists Competition (USA) and received the ‘Order of the Cedar Knighthood’ from the Lebanese Government for his contribution to music. He teaches at the London College of Music and conducts regular masterclasses both in the UK and around the world.

Nick Parry

Was born in Suffolk and studied Cello and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.He has worked since as a teacher in London, as a piano tuner in Hertfordshire and as an orchestral, chamber, session cellist and teacher in Bristol and Bath, before moving back to Suffolk with his family in 2000. He teaches cello and bass at Culford School, Bury St Edmunds and plays with various Suffolk Ensembles. His particular interests are Electronic Music and Music Technology.

Patrick Friend

Studied the organ and piano at the Royal College of Music and remembers a fellow student asking him to play through the draft of his ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ prior to publication. Teaching followed and he accompanied choirs on visits to assorted cathedrals ….. Ely, Lichfield, Lincoln, Norwich, Peterborough, St Giles, Southark and York. He also provides music for a leading wedding venue where the Elizabethan madrigalist John Wilbye was live-in musician. He also greatly enjoys helping out at local village churches.


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