Annual Baroque Festival
Conservatoire Concerts and TBS (CIO)
Saturday 11 January
Godalming Baptist Church GU7 1BA
10.00 – 10.30 am Cello, Violin and Viola Recital
10.45 – 11.15 am Guitar Recital
11.30 – 12.00 Vocal Recital
A light lunch will be served. Reservations would be helpful.
6.30pm Candlelit Concert
London Conservatoires String Ensemble and Soloists
Works by JS Bach, Teleman, Vivaldi, Handel
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10.00am-10.30am Cello, Violin and Viola Recital
To be confirmed shortly
Thibault Blanchard-Dubois (cello)
Thibault Blanchard-Dubois is a French cellist currently based in London. He completed his bachelor’s degree in June 2018 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music with internationally renowned cellist David Cohen with whom he is currently studying for his master’s degree.
He was a recipient of prizes and won awards in many competitions: among them first prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition 2019, the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal 2019, the Vivian Prindl Outreach Prize for a Professional Skills Project 2018, the Barbirolli Memorial Prize for Cello 2017, first prize at the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition Concerto in 2016, finalist at The Vera Kantrovitch Solo Strings 2016 and 2017.
He is particularly interested in chamber music and is invited to perform in various chamber music festivals in Belgium (Les Sons Intensifs), Switzerland (Seeklang Concert Serie) and France. He is the cellist of the Effra String Quartet since October 2019.
He is very grateful for being generously supported for his study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance by The George and Rosina Monk Scholarship and the Alice Hartley Scholarship.
Thibault is playing on the precious cello by J.B. Vuillaume dating from 1815.
10.45am-11.15am Guitar Recital
Fantasia Robert Johnson Arr A. Hart
BWV 1005 C Major Sonata Bach
Scarlatti Sonata K.1 D minor Arr A.Hart
Alexander Hart (Guitar)
British Guitarist Alexander Hart is alumni of the Royal college of music and Currently at The Royal academy of music under Michael Lewin and Grammy award winning guitarist David Russel. A finalist of a growing number of international music competitions including London international Guitar Competition, Lithuania international guitar competition and holder of the Manual Barruecco Prize at the Koblenz international guitar festival.
His beginnings were not classical, focused on blues and jazz on steel string guitar which he now brings into his performance through arrangements of minimalist music and improvisation.
Alexander has recently been recorded on bbc radio performing Federic Haas’s rare but beautiful guitar quartet and reviewed in the Times.
Alex is also a founding member of the The London Mandolin Quartet, the only of its kind in the country, which premiered their new Handle and friends Programme at the Handle Hendrix House in Oxford Street.
His new concert programme is built around the celebrated British lutenist Robert Johnson, his own arrangements of Bach and 20th century British music.
He performs regularly with Soprano Alex Sesenton with global music company Sofar Sounds as some of their first classical artists as well as touring southern spain last year with a new Spanish programme. The duo are also undertaking projects featuring Purcell for steel string and Soprano as well as arrangements of Elizabethan music.
11.30am-12.00 noon Vocal Recital
Jo Moore (Baritone), Michael Temporal Darell (Tenor),
Rachel Ridout (Soprano) accompanied by
Francesca Lauri (piano/harpsichord)
“Ich will dir mein Herze Schenken” -St.Matthew Passion, JS Bach
Quia fecit Michi Magna- Magnificat, JS Bach
Sorge Infusta- Orlando, Georg F Handel
What power art thou- King Arthur, Henry Purcell
Kantata 58 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid – JS Bach
Rachel Ridout (soprano)
Rachel Ridout, born in 1999, previously studied with Anthea Dwyer at Junior Royal Academy and is currently in her third year of undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Mary Nelson and James Baillieu. Within the Academy Rachel is a part of the Bach the European concert series, the Academy Singers Crossing Borders series at the Italian Cultural Institute and regularly sings in the Accompanist @ 5 concerts. Rachel has performed at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo Malta (2017) and for the Godalming Concert Series. She has also sung in a Masterclass to Justus Zeyen and will be singing in masterclass to Helmut Deutsch in February 2020. Earlier this year Rachel participated in a Workshop week with British Youth Opera with Will Kelley and Harry Sever. In June 2018 Rachel was a part of the chorus with singers from the vocal Faculty of RAM for two performances of Schoenberg’s Gurre-Leider with the Philharmonia, in Paris and the Royal Festival Hall.
Recent roles include First Boy from The Magic Flute for the Royal Academy Opera (2019). This year Rachel also sang the roles Papagena and First Lady from The Magic Flute for Uppermill festival (July 2019) and the role of Olympia from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann with Bedfordshire Youth Opera (2019). Other roles include Dido from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Concert (2017) with Abington Music Society, First Lady in The Magic Flute with the Cavatina Orchestra, Chorus in the Royal Academy Opera Double Bill of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Iolanta’ and Ravel’s ‘L’enfant et les sortileges’. First boy in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2014), Celia in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe (2015) with Bedfordshire Youth Opera. Susanna from Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro and Ino in Handel’s Semele both in scenes.
Originally from Henley, 18-year-old Baritone Michael was a joint principal study singer and composer at the Purcell School for Young Musicians and at the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Academy. During this time he was taught voice by John Lattimore. Following this he attended a short term music programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was under the tutelage of Marcus van den Akker. Michael has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music starting this September. Michael will be studying with both Marcus van den Akker and Raymond Connell.
Michael Temporal-Darell (Tenor)
He has performed both in ensembles and as a soloist around Europe in venues such as: the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cathedral, Oratorio della Madonna della Misericordia, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields and the Royal Festival Hall as well as performing as a soloist on multiple occasions for the Tilford Bach Society’s Conservatoire Concert series. Michael has sung in classes with Dame Ann Murray, Sarah Walker CBE, Richard Jackson and Jennifer Hamilton. Michael has been maintaining a busy schedule as a recital singer. In 2019 he has performed a solo recital as part of the Tilford Bach Society’s first ever Bach day as well as partaking in the Music on Mondays charity recital series at St Michael at the Northgate Church in Oxford. He is also the youngest ever recipient of the Most Promising Young Singer award at the Somerset Song Prize where he performed with Francesca Lauri. Upcoming engagements include a baroque recital in Munich with Harpsichordist Alexander Wiegmann as well as his role debut as Fiorello in Scherzo’s production of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and a baritone solo role in a production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.