St Anne’s Recital: The Duke Quartet
May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree (with a retiring collection)
Renowned for its passionate performances the Duke Quartet’s
versatility has led them into an unequalled range of projects
including pop, education, dance and performance of their own
compositions all of which have been highly acclaimed.
They have premiered works by Deirdre Gribben, Rolf Hind, Joby
Talbot and Philip Venables. This, together with their love of
traditional string quartet repertoire, has helped them to become
one of the most sought-after string quartets. They have been
giving recitals for over seventeen years with a schedule taking
them to countries as far apart as Columbia, Yemen, South Africa
Their debut recording, featuring works by Barber, Dvorak and
Glass, was selected at the Cannes Classical Music Awards as one of
the world’s top debut CDs of the year and their disc featuring
Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht received glowing
reviews for its “intense musicality and technical excellence”. Their
recording of music by Kevin Volans received a Gramophone
Award nomination for best contemporary recording.
Education and outreach work is also an important part of their
output and during their career they have given over 400 concerts
in schools, colleges, hospitals and prisons.
Before and after every recital, home-made cakes and cream teas
can be enjoyed in the church’s Parish Rooms and surrounding