2019 Season

Gioisca Trio

Sunday 19th May – 3pm
Crediton Parish Church

David Davies (Organ)
Héloïse West (Soprano)
Claude Lamon (Trumpet)

Gioisca explores the wealth of repertoire for high soprano, Baroque trumpet and organ, and their programme will include works by Scarlatti, Bach and Handel and their repertoire also includes jazz and songs from the shows.

New Oxford Consort

Sunday 23rd June – 3pm
Crediton Parish Church

Vocal sextet of elite young singers directed by Freddie Crowley. Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance to close-harmony and jazz: their programme includes works by Victoria, Tallis, Lobo and Stanford.

Freddie sang as a chorister in Exeter Cathedral and was a Choral Scholar at Merton College, Oxford. Whilst still an undergraduate Freddie sang on the Voces Academy Musical Leadership Programme and was frequently on stage at the Oxford Playhouse. In June 2018 Freddie was selected as one of a new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers: The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme which aims to nurture the next generation of top-talented ensemble singers.

Bernard d’Ascoli

Thursday 25th July – 7.30pm
Crediton Parish Church

French pianist Bernard d’Ascoli has been pursuing a distinguished career since the 1981 Leeds Competition. Praised by critics for his powerful interpretations of the core repertoire, he has special affinity for Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Ravel, Faure and Franck. A recital given by this immense artist, allying breath-taking bravura with exquisite refinement, is always a special experience.

David Cottam

Sunday 4th August – 3pm
Crediton Parish Church

Local guitarist David Cottam presents a wonderful Sunday afternoon programme which includes Bach, Scarlatti, Spanish Music and some of his own compositions. David is well known as a composer, performer and much in demand as an enthusiastic teacher of guitar and ‘cello. He currently has six of his compositions set for ABRSM grade syllabuses. He studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has played at The Wigmore Hall. The Saint Boniface Concert Society is very fortunate to have him as a member of their Committee.

Emmanuel Bach

Thursday 19th September – 7.30pm
Crediton Parish Church

Emmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly. He won the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition. He has performed in the UK and abroad, playing concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, and others. In 2017, he played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Concerto. He was notably invited to play as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach’s Double Concerto.