The Bristol Ensemble brings the repertoire of celebrated Georgian organist Samuel Wesley to the place where he started his musical journey.
The Bristol Ensemble return to John Wesley's New Room with a candlelit evening of compositions from Samuel Wesley. Known as the 'English Mozart', Samuel Wesley was the nephew of John Wesley and his early musical education took place in Bristol.
Director: Roger Huckle
Soloist: Jonathan Price (organ)
Violin Concerto in D Major
Symphony in D major - 'Sinfonia Obligato'
Symphony in A major
The Bristol Ensemble is the city’s only professional orchestra, comprising a core of 25 musicians and a further 50 musicians, all experienced players in a range of musical genres. The Ensemble has flexible configurations, from a piano trio through to full symphony orchestra.
The orchestra holds a pivotal position in South West music, presenting a varied programme of concerts and events in the region’s major venues. It was founded in 1994 by its Artistic Director and lead violinist Roger Huckle. Roger studied with Frederick Grinke, and was a regular member of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic. Roger now dedicates his time to directing and developing the Bristol Ensemble as well as spending time in Bergen, Norway.
Unreserved pew seating. Doors 7pm. Café-bar open from 6.30pm.
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