LUNCHTIME ARTS CONCERTS at the GATEWAY
Chester Street, Shrewsbury
HELEN WEARING - viola
Thursday 29th September 2011
Helen Wearing was brought up in Shropshire and went to the Girls High School in Shrewsbury. She started music lessons at 8 years old, and was a winner of the Shropshire Concerto Competition. She studied at the Royal College of Music, and has performed with various chamber ensembles, and also as viola soloist, notably in Berloz’ ‘Harold in Italy’ with the Ludlow Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard White.
Helen has played many times with Counterpoint, the well known Shrewsbury based chamber ensemble, both as part of a string quartet led by Anne Tupling, and as the violist in a piano quartet with Peter Stephenson. Helen gave a concert at the Gateway last Autumn, with Vivian Redfern when they played the Cesar Franck Sonata arranged for viola and piano. She will also be part of the ensemble playing in the Charity Concert in aid of Severndale School in May
Richard Walker (piano) read music at Cambridge University, after which he began a career of music teaching, piano and organ playing in Edinburgh. In 1980 he moved back to England to be Director of Music first of the Leys School, Cambridge and then of Harrow School.
He is now sub-organist at St Chad’s where he organises weekly concerts, and he also plays double bass in the Ludlow and Shrewsbury orchestras. He also organises the musical events in the Church Stretton Festival.
As usual, admission £4 on the door
( Friends of Gateway arts £3.00) Children and Carers with disabled free