Less Than A Week To Go ….

To our Musical Soirée at St Lawrence Church, this Saturday May 9th at 7.00 p.m.

The superb programme comprises:

  • The two violin concerto in D minor by J.S. Bach
  • Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone
  • Sonata No 6 Opus 3 for violin and guitar by Nicolo Paganini
  • Concerto in D major for guitar and strings by Vivaldi
  • The Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor by J.S. Bach
  • Asturias Leyenda for solo guitar by Isaac Albeniz

And will be performed by the following accomplished musicians:

  • Gillian Harritt (violin)
  • Emma Jane Willan (oboe)
  • Julian Azkoul (violin)
  • Jad Azkoul (guitar)
  • Nick Parry (cello)
  • Patrick Friend (cembalo – a keyboard instrument)

All profits will go towards the St Lawrence Church fabric fund as our dear church has much maintenance work to be done.

Advance tickets are just £6.00, or £7.50 on the night – incredible value (just look at the price of classical concerts in Sudbury or Lavenham for comparison) and are available from:

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

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

We look forward to welcoming a large audience for what is going to be a brilliant Baroque concert in wonderful surroundings for a simply great cause.

Player Profiles

  • Gillian Harritt
    A trustee of the History Society – relocated to Churchside, Little Waldingfield 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 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 Technicolor Dreamcoat’ prior to publication. Teaching followed and he accompanied choirs visiting assorted cathedrals ….. Ely, Lichfield, Lincoln, Norwich, Peterborough, St Giles, Southwark, York …….. He 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.

Do come along and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment in support of a most worthy local cause.



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