Wainsgate Concert: Helen Thatcher and Neil Darwent
Thursday, 24 May 2018
The Wainsgate Chapel concert series continues on Sunday, 3 June with a duet recital given by cellist Helen Thatcher and classical guitarist Neil Darwent.
Their programme is made up of original pieces and transcriptions for cello and guitar by composers including Piazzolla, Villa Lobos and Granados plus contemporary works by Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali and Bolivian composer Jaime Mirtenbaum Zenamon. This is an eclectic and heady mix of the dramatic, romantic and avant-garde that will transport the listener to different regions of the world - and particularly to Spain and Latin America.
Based in the Calder Valley, Helen Thatcher is a founding member of the renowned Sorrel Quartet and has toured the world, made numerous CDs and broadcast regularly on BBC Radio Three. She has performed at all the major chamber music venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room and at many major festivals including Aldeburgh and Edinburgh. In demand as principal cello, she has played in Opera North, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and the BBC Philharmonic.
Neil Darwent has lived and worked as a musician in West Yorkshire for over twenty years and currently teaches at Huddersfield University and Rishworth School. His knowledge of guitar chamber music is extensive, having worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the region. He regularly performs solo recitals and is also a member of the Pennine Chamber Ensemble.
Helen Thatcher and Neil Darwent's recital on June 3rd starts at 3pm and tickets, which are only available at the door, cost £10, and £8 with a special price of £3 for under 18s. The next concert at Wainsgate Chapel is on June 9th featuring alt-folk artist You Are Wolf (aka composer and singer Kerry Andrew) with jazzy support from singer Charlie Carr and pianist Dave Nelson.
There is more information about all events plus details of how to get to Wainsgate at www.waingate.co.uk