Glyndebourne trio play at St Nicholas

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Three virtuoso musicians will perform a programme on traditional period instruments on Sunday July 5 from 7pm at St Nicolas Church in Pevensey.

They are Catherine Rimer, cello, Neil McLaren, flute, and Andrew Maginley, lute and guitar, currently performing with the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment at Glyndebourne, who will play a programme of baroque music composed by JS Bach and Handel.

St Nicolas has successfully hosted evening concerts for several years. Both Catherine and Neil have played annually here many times. All three musicians play on authentic period instruments which are appropriate not just for the 250 year-old music but for the acoustics of the 800 year-old church. Neil recently played Telemann’s Flute Fantasias to a spellbound audience.

It will be Andrew Maginley’s first visit who commented: “Having travelled the world playing in large concert hall, coming to St Nicolas and its acoustic reputation is really exciting.”

The church, on English Heritage’s ‘Heritage at Risk Register,’ is raising funds to complete the restoration project. The concert is supported by ‘1066 Country,’ all proceeds go to the fund. Tickets £10 from 01424 216651, g.stephens45@btinternet.com, or online via www.wegottickets.com, or at the door.