Classical Plus Performers 2014

The Christian Garrick Quartet 

The Christian Garrick Quartet

‘Beginning with Bach”
There are many classical treats in store over the Festival weekend, not least The Christian Garrick Quartet performing ‘Beginning with Bach’ in St Saviour’s Church.
Christian – playing 4, 5 and 7 string violins – will be joined by David Gordon on piano, Oli Hayhurst on double bass and Tom Hooper on drums and percussion.

Following in a long and respectful tradition of jazz musicians gaining inspiration from the music of Bach, the Christian Garrick Quartet takes a wry and light-hearted look at his music in an enthralling new show. 
When pondering Bach combined with jazz one recalls the legendary Jacques Loussier Plays Bach Trio for whom the quartet once had the honour of opening a concert at Chichester Cathedral. 
We are also pleased to welcome Royal Academy graduate
 Ji Liu
who will be performing a piano recital.
Ji Liu
Born in 1990, Ji Liu studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2005 and 2006 he took part in the Verbier Festival & Academy where he received the Tabor Piano Award and CUBS Prize. 
He went on to study at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia with Dmitri Bashkirov and the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton, graduating in 2013.

Ji has appeared as soloist at major venues and festivals internationally, including Wigmore hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw, Auditorium du Louvre and Carnegie Hall New York.
We are thrilled that the Vocal Works Gospel Choir are returning to perform for us once again…
This time they will be bringing a larger Choir as well as their own band. Last year St Saviour’s was filled to bursting with an audience enjoying every moment of the happy uplifting performances. 
Come along and leave any cares or woes behind and join in!
Vocal Works Gospel Choir
VWGC’s repertoire is a unique crossover of gospel with many other forms of soulful, uplifting and powerful music. Based in Bath, the choir have performed throughout the country and abroad – inspiring their audiences with their energy, rich harmonies and vocal gymnastics.

Recent performances include appearances on national TV and radio, support act for Jocelyn Brown, and their sell out shows Broadway Soul and Movie Soul. They have recorded with artists including Peter Gabriel, Brian May and Bill Wyman, and released three albums including Seven which topped the iTunes chart in 2011.



But it doesn’t stop there….
… In addition to the stunning performances from these very talented musicians, there will also be the Friday Roger Kempton Memorial Organ recital, and we will be showcasing some of the immense wealth of Dartmouth’s own musical talent with “The Flavel Flutes” – John, Kathleen and Nicolette – performing flute trios from Baroque to Cole Porter, and “P&P” – namely Phil Watson and Pete Johnson – on piano accordion and double bass from Bach through to Jazz classics.
Dart Festival Chorus will once again enchant us with  their 2014 concert “The Grand Tour”. They will be going on a musical journey around Europe, travelling in the footsteps of the young and wealthy of the 18th and 19th centuries, taking in France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Belgium. Composers such as Fauré, Vivaldi, Haydn and Brahms have a reasonable chance of appearing in their itinerary!

For full details of all performances please consult your festival programme due out before Easter.
Classical contact Marilyn Bird 01803 835849
16th/17th/18th May 2014