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Free Lunchtime Concert:: Christopher Suckling, Cello/Viol





J.S Bach Cello Suite no.1 in G major

William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and John Dowland: Consort songs and fantasias
from the Dow Manuscript

 With Rosmary Galton (soprano) and the Guildhall Consort of Viols

Christopher Suckling (Cello/Viol)

Christopher Suckling is a versatile musician equally at home on the stage, podium or as a second year DMA student at City University. He is a principal player with the Gabrieli Consort and Players, acclaimed for his 'captivating expressivity' and as a continuo cellist has performed and recorded with artists such as Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón and Joyce DiDonato. He has also broadcast live as a soloist and chamber musician on BBC Radio 3 and ClassicFM. Christopher is artistic director of the 'fiendishly complicated ... fast and faultless' baroque ensemble, Abbandonata. He was College Musician at Queens' College, Cambridge where he commissioned and directed new work for music, stage and dance; his innovative, peripatetic production of Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea was met with critical acclaim. Recent work, including Pergolesi La Serva Padrona with the Gabriel Players and Hasse Il Siroe and Artaserse with Ensemble Serse, has been described as scintillating', 'dynamic' and 'containing moments of real beauty'. Christopher currently combines his performing career with doctoral research at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and City University where he is working towards a rediscovery of the realisation of recitative by the cellist.

 Rosemary Galton (Soprano)

Rosemary Galton was a choral scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, and with the
chapel choir performed extensively in the UK and abroad. Having graduated with
a degree in mathematics in 2005, she is currently studying for a Masters in
Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she
is taught by Laura Sarti. Recent appearances include the title role in Purcell
Dido and Aeneas, Zerlina in Mozart Don Giovanni, Portuguese baroque arias with
the Guildhall Baroque Orchestra, and a programme of one per part Bach family
motets. Rosemary is a regular member of the choir of St Bartholomew the Great
and also sings with various London-based ensembles, including Il Suono, The
Guildhall Consort, English Voices, Tenebrae, and The Syred Consort, which she
co-founded with conductor Ben Palmer in 2007. With players at Guildhall,
Rosemary is currently exploring the solo and ensemble repertoire of Barbara

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1.10pmFriday 18th February 2011

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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