Friday, 14 July 2017

Sat 15th July: Baroque songs and arias

Join us this Saturday for the next of our weekly recitals this month, as we welcome past Cambridge students Anna Lush (soprano) and Alex Davan-Wetton (piano) who will be performing a selection of baroque arias and keyboard music by Henry Purcell and John Blow. 1pm this Saturday with free entry. A retiring collection and donations will be gratefully received.
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Anna Lush studied music at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She was a choral scholar in the choir of Trinity College for two years, before going on to conduct the Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir in her final year. She has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra on the Hill in works such as Handel's Messiah, and Bach's Magnificat. After graduating in 2016, Anna went on to do a secondary music PGCE course in London, and will begin teaching full time at a school in South West London in September.

Alex was a Music Scholar at Tonbridge School, and subsequently studied Natural Sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge. There, he sang with Queens' College Chapel Choir as well as founding and conducting the Stanford Orchestra. Alex is now Musical Director of the Godwine Choir, conducting the concert première and recording of Roderick Williams’s Christmas Bells for the Financial Times in 2014. As a pianist, Alex studied with Vincent Barrella and Stephen Coombs and has accompanied recitals in Cambridge, London, Kent, and Ireland.
Henry Purcell: painting by John Closterman