Cellist to perform two challenging pieces for Sunday afternoon recital

Catherine Rimer playing at St Nicolas church, Pevensey
Catherine Rimer playing at St Nicolas church, Pevensey

London-based and regular Glyndebourne cellist Catherine Rimer will perform a programme of music by JS Bach and Benjamin Britten at 4pm on Sunday June 24 at St Nicolas Church Pevensey.

The two pieces are the Bach Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello followed after an interval of tea and cakes by Britten’s Suite No. 1 Op. 72. Tickets are £7.50.

The recital will demonstrate the differing musical tones of an ‘original authentic period instrument’, and a more modern one, and also be a chance to appreciate the playing of one of today’s leading cellists.

It is an opportunity to compare and contrast two cello pieces written 200 years apart on similar but different stringed instruments in the wonderful setting of the church which celebrates its 800th anniversary this year.

Catherine is a member of the renowned Florin Ensemble and played at St Nicolas before; she commented: “The acoustics at St Nicolas are one of the best for music making anywhere in Britain. Everyone, regardless of where they sit will clearly hear every nuance of the two pieces of this beautiful music, and appreciate the distinctive tone colours each instrument has.”

“A Teatime Concert is an innovation at St Nicolas which has hosted evening concerts in recent years, but with the summer weather hopefully coming it will make for a delightful afternoon in the quiet surroundings of the church, and afternoon tea will be served,” said George Stephens, of St Nicolas.

Tickets can be reserved in advance; email g.stephens45@btinternet.com, or call 01424216651. Tickets will be available for collection at the church on the day, or book on http://www.wegottickets.com/event/350817. Online confirmation should be shown at the church on the night.

Pevensey’s Priory Court Hotel is offering an early evening event of two (£15) or three (£18) course dinner. Details and booking on 01323 763150.

Concert in association with Gaby Hardwicke solicitors, BPE Business consultants, The Priory Court Hotel, Visick Cars, Carr Taylor Wines, Starshine Music, 1066 Country, Pevensey Town Trust and Wealden District Council.