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Coull Quartet to perform on 21st September at Packington in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent Logo UK P CMYK HIThe internationally renowned Coull Quartet are to perform works by Brahms and Ravel on Thursday 21st September, 2017 in support of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent at the 4th in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild.

The performance will be in St James’ Church on the Packington Estate in Warwickshire (~ 20 minutes north of Kenilworth), by generous permission of Lord and Lady Aylesford. Packington Hall and its Pompeiian Room, the Capability Brown designed grounds and the Diocletian-era inspired church are not normally open to the public.

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More about St James’ Church, the Pompeiian Room and Capability Brown.

The performance will be followed by a reception on the Packington Hall Terrace with wine/soft drinks and canapés. Tickets for the concert and the reception are £35 per person.

Map of Packington Hall

Programme

7:00 pm: Coull Quartet Performance – St James’ Church, Packington Estate

Brahms:   Quartet in B flat Op. 67

Ravel:  Quartet in F

8:10 pm   Reception – Pompeiian Room at Packington Hall

9:15 pm Close

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Roger Coull violin | Philip Gallaway violin | Jonathan Barritt viola | Nicholas Roberts cello

The Coull Quartet was formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music, under the guidance of the renowned quartet leader Sidney Griller. They rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made many tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East.

Since the mid-1980s the Coull Quartet has made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection of the repertoire closest to their hearts, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music. Their CD of quartets by Maw and Britten on the Somm label has received universal acclaim; in addition to being featured in ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was also described as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Their recordings of music by Sibelius and Ian Venables have also received excellent reviews in the major musical publications.

An impressive and unusual list of commissions includes works by Sally Beamish, Edward Cowie, Joe Cutler, David Matthews, Nicholas Maw, Robert Simpson and Howard Skempton. These include string quartets, quintets with piano or wind instrument, works with solo voice or choir, and even a piece for quartet and table tennis players.

The rare combination of maturity and freshness which characterises the Quartet’s performances is often singled out by reviewers:

“Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm and commitment, and at the same time so infused with the accumulated wisdom of three decades, that the music simply reinvents itself as it should”. (The Strad)

For more information, visit www.coullquartet.com

Programme announced for Coull Quartet evening for children’s cancer charity

The internationally renowned Coull Quartet are to perform works by Hadyn and Debussy on Tuesday 15th September, 2015 in support of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent at the second in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild.

The musical performance on 15th September 2015 will be in the Pompeiian Hall on the Packington Estate in Warwickshire (~ 20 minutes north of Kenilworth). Packington Hall is not normally open to the public.

Order tickets for concert and reception

The performance will be followed by a reception on Packington Hall Terrace with wine/soft drinks and canapés. TIckets for the concert and the reception are £35 per person.

Map of Packington Hall

Programme

6.30 pm Packington Hall – arrival

7 pm Coull Quartet – performance in the Pompeiian Hall

Haydn Op. 74 No.2 in F Major

Debussy Quartet Op.10 in G minor

8 pm   Reception

9 pm Close

THE COULL QUARTET
Roger Coull violin Philip Gallaway violin Jonathan Barritt viola Nicholas Roberts cello

‘…the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’. (The Strad)

This year the Coull Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary. Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, they rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today.

The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East. Since the mid-1980s the Coull Quartet has made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection of the repertoire closest to their hearts, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music.

Their CD of quartets by Maw and Britten on the Somm label has received universal acclaim; in addition to being featured in ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was also described as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Their recordings of music by Sibelius and Ian Venables have also received excellent reviews in the major musical publications. Their impressive and unusual list of commissions includes works by Sally Beamish, Edward Cowie, Joe Cutler, David Matthews, Nicholas Maw, and Robert Simpson.

These include string quartets, quintets with piano or wind player, works with solo voice or choir, and even a piece for quartet and table tennis players! The rare combination of maturity and freshness which characterises the Quartet’s performances is often singled out by reviewers: “Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm and commitment, and at the same time so infused with the accumulated wisdom of three decades, that the music simply reinvents itself as it should”.  (The Strad)

For more information, visit www.coullquartet.com

Worsted weavers guild to hold charity musical evening in support of childhood leukaemia

The City of Coventry Worsted Weavers guild plans a charitable musical evening on Thursday 15th May 2014, in support of children with cancer.

The event will be in partnership with the UK national children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC-Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC-Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

The event will be held in the early evening, with a reception followed by a concert by the internationally famous chamber group – the Coull Quartet [Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello]. Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Quartet has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448.

To express interest in attending this charity event, please email worstedweavers@gmail.com