The Herschel Trio

Faithful Music Masters

Friday 5th June 7.30pm | St Thomas the Apostle Stanhope
Saturday 6th June 11am | All Saints' Church, Gosforth, Newcastle
Saturday 6th June 7.30pm | St Andrews Church, Corbridge
Sunday 7th June 7pm | St Olaves York

Faithful Music-Masters
A programme of music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann

The Herschel Trio
Graham O’Sullivan flute and recorder
Susanna Pell viola da gamba
Mie Hayashi harpsichord

For the second set of concerts in their 2020 series the Herschel Trio perform a programme of music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.  Although the music of Telemann is now somewhat overshadowed by that of his contemporary and friend J.S.Bach, during their lifetimes the position was different.  It was Telemann who was first offered the position of Cantor at St Thomas’ in Leipzig ahead of Bach, and his music, during their lifetimes was the more widely known and appreciated.  This programme gives their music equal billing and explores some of the wonderful chamber repertoire composed by these two faithful music-masters. 

Programme to include:
J.S.Bach  English Suite no.2 in A minor, BWV 807
Telemann  Trio Sonata in G minor for flute, viola da gamba and continuo, TWV 42:g7
attrib. J.S.Bach Sonata for flute and harpsichord in G minor, BWV1020
Telemann   Fantasias
J.S.Bach  Sonata in D major, BWV 1028

The Herschel Trio

The Herschel Trio formed in 2011, its members all having relocated from London to the north of England.  Graham O’Sullivan (flute/recorder) has performed with the country’s leading baroque ensembles, and is a member of the Dunedin Consort.  Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) spent the first 25 years of her career touring the world and making highly acclaimed recordings with Fretwork and The Dufay Collective.  Her eclectic musical output has included appearances on the soundtracks of several films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and on Kate Bush’s 2005 album Aerial.  Mie Hayashi (harpsichord) has performed throughout the world both as a soloist and chamber artist, winning prizes at the 2005 Japan International Early Music Competition and the 2006 Bruges International Early Music Competition.  Her solo recordings include Ascents of the Soul (Omnibus Classics, 2016) and Royer – Pièces de Clavecin (Resonus Classics, 2019).   

Since 2017 the trio has promoted its own concert series based in York, inviting colleagues to join them to perform programmes spanning 4 centuries of music.  This year their concert series will include performances in County Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle in addition to their York concerts and they will be joined by four more outstanding musicians: oboist Molly Marsh, violinist Huw Daniel, soprano Julia Doyle and Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder).

In 2017, the trio released their debut disc together ‘A Concert near Darmstadt’ (Omnibus Classics), a recording of chamber music by Telemann.

The Herschel Trio demonstrates an ability to play with superb cohesion as an ensemble, whilst allowing each instrumentalist their own space and colour…” Early Music

The Herschel Trio clearly display their alert, intimate and articulate musicianship …”
Early Music Review

Book any 2 concerts in the series and receive 5% discount on both concerts
Book any 3 concerts in the series and receive 10% discount on all 3 concerts
Book any 4 concerts in the series and receive 15% discount on all 4 concerts

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When & Where

St Thomas the Apostle, Stanhope
Plenty of tickets
Fri, Jun 5
All Saints' Church, Gosforth, Newcastle
Plenty of tickets
Sat, Jun 6
St Andrews Church, Corbridge
Enough tickets
Sat, Jun 6
St Olave's Church, Marygate
Plenty of tickets
Sun, Jun 7

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