World class violinist to perform with Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus

Andrew Watkinson

Andrew Watkinson

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A world class violinist will join forces with a local orchestra and choir to captivate their audience in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Welwyn Garden City Music Society concert posterWelwyn Garden City Music Society concert poster

The Welwyn Garden City Music Society will perform an array of classical and contemporary orchestral and choir music on Saturday evening at St John’s Church, in Monks Rise.

A highlight of the concert will be Andrew Watkinson joining society members to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

Conducted by the society’s musical director James Ross and choir master Crispin Lewis, the evening’s performance will be an entertaining mix of styles.

There are pieces by Kodaly that will show off the capabilities of the choir, while the orchestra will delight with music by Arnold and Bliss.

Both parts of the WGC society will come together, with guest singers, to perform excerpts from the highly entertaining The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan.

The concert’s centrepiece will be the enthralling Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, played with soloist Andrew Watkinson.

Andrew started playing the violin when he was seven, going on to lead a varied musical career.

He has performed as a soloist with many of the British orchestras, and for many years he was leader and director of the City of London Sinfonia.

He is the first violin of the Endellion String Quartet, who are in residence at Cambridge University, and in its 38 years the quartet has given over 2,500 concerts.

These roles have seen him perform all over the world, as well as making recordings to critical acclaim.

Saturday’s performance in St John’s Church starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50, £8 for students and under-18s, and free for under-12s.

They can be purchased on the door or from www.wgcms.org.uk

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