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St John the Evangelist Church
Sylvan Road
Upper Norwood

SE19 2RX


Bernhard RombergCello Concerto no.4, Op.7
Antonín DvořákSilent Woods, Op.68 no.5
Joseph HaydnCello Concerto no.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
Alfredo Carlo PiattiSerenata for 2 Cellos and Orchestra
Franz SchubertAve Maria, D.839
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAve verum corpus, K.618
Gioachino RossiniUne larme: thème et variations
Pyotr TchaikovskyPezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op.62


Raphael Wallfisch – cello
Sam Pittis – Compere

London Mozart Players

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Programme Note

Who can resist the beautiful, haunting sound of this favourite of the string family? World-renowned cellist Raphael Wallfischwill be joined by amazing cellists of all ages and stages at St John’s in a masterful demonstration of the beauty and versatility of the cello. The concert will also be compèred by Classic FM presenter Sam Pittis who lives locally and has supported LMP concerts both at St John’s and Fairfield Halls.

The musical programme for Cellofest includes Romberg’s Cello Concerto No.4 in E minor. Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne, Dvorak’s Silent Woods and Rossini’s Une Larme are also on the programme which has been compiled to showcase the versatility and beauty of this beloved of instruments. Wallfisch, together with a talented cello ensemble of players, will delight the audience with works by Haydn, Schubert and Piatti. In addition, fifteen young cellists from the Croydon Youth Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and a cello sextet will play Schubert’s Ave Maria.

There is something for everyone in this cello cornucopia!

Cellofest with Raphael Wallfisch

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