MUSIC TWO concerts in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice are being held in the south of the Island next week.
At 7.30pm on Thursday, Cellists of the Future will be playing cello and piano music at St Lawrence Parish Church and, next Saturday, August 11, at 7.30pm a Cello Feast of music for cello ensembles will be on offer at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch.
Talented young cellists from as far afield as Aberdeen, Cambridge and London will be performing during their cello summer school with Bonchurch cellist, James Halsey.
On Thursday at St Lawrence, Megan Rolf, 16, from Aberdeen, national finalist in Rotary Young Musician of the Year, Tom Nicoll, who gained the highest mark nationally in an Associated Board exam for his Grade 8 last year when he was only 11, Linden Ralph, from the Royal College of Music Juniors, Charlotte Walker, 14, from Wells Cathedral School, and Tori Nicoll, who studies at Chethams Specialist Music School, will be playing with Island pianist Sally Halsey.
They will perform a variety of music from Elgar and Dvorak to Haydn and Cassado.
At Bonchurch, the cellists will be presenting a feast of entertaining cello ensemble music, exploiting the great range and mellow, rich tones a group of cellos can produce.
Pieces will include Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite and Bare Necessities, from The Jungle Book.
Both concerts will have interval refreshments available and a retiring collection for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.