10 Parishes Festival of visual and performing arts

Devon Baroque

Trios for Four

Wellhayes Vineyard are delighted to welcome the principal players of Devon Baroque for their first public concert since ‘lockdown’:

  • Persephone Gibbs, Sharon Lindo, Violins
  • Gay Amherst, ‘Cello
  • Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Harpsichord

They will perform a varied programme:

  • Leclair l’Ainé : Ouvertura en trio n.3 in A
  • Geminiani : Sonata for Cello in C
  • Telemann: Lilliput Duos (from Der getreue Musikmeister)
  • Bach JS: variations on an aria by J G Goldberg
  • CPE Bach : Melancholy and Sanguine trio
  • Biber : Sonata Representativa
  • J G Goldberg : Trio Sonata in C (attrib to JSB)

The Orchestra’s Leader and Artistic Director is Persephone Gibbs. Persephone has been leading the orchestra for the last two years. Born in the USA, she studied at Juilliard and gained degrees in English and law before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Hailed as a ‘rising star of the baroque violin’, Persephone is leader, soloist and occasional director of the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and Charivari Agréable and is guest leader with Florilegium and the Feinstein Ensemble. Her recent featured appearances include the Globe Theatre’s production of L’Ormindo and the Glorious Georges festival at Kensington Palace. Persephone is a member of the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Gabrieli Consort and regularly presents gigs with her chamber group Gut Instinct.

The Orchestra’s Director, Andrew Wilson-Dickson, trained as a pianist and organist (with John Lill and Nicholas Danby) at Cambridge and York Universities while maintaining a strong interest in composition. On these instruments and on harpsichord he has performed and recorded widely, from the UK to Ireland to Croatia, France and Germany. Since moving to Cardiff he founded the Welsh Baroque Orchestra which brings period instrument playing to Wales, alongside the Welsh Camerata choir which specialises in early repertoire. On retirement from teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama he pursues active careers in playing, conducting and composing.

Devon Baroque concerts are renowned for sparkling performances complemented with fun and informative talks from Directors Persephone Gibbs and Andrew Wilson-Dickson.

Event Type: Community Event, Concert

Disciplines: Music 

Parish: Chipstable and Waterrow

Event Contact

Name: Simon Routh

Email: music@wellhayes.uk

Phone: 01398 361612

Web Address: www.wellhayes.uk/concerts-2021

Booking and tickets

Cost: Adult £18, Under 12 £5

How to get tickets: Please contact Simon via his email or through his website.

  • music@wellhayes.uk
  • Phone: 01398 361612
  • www.wellhayes.uk/concerts-2021

Because of the demand for tickets they will also be performing on 10th September.

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Event Venue

Wellhayes Vineyeard
EX16 7NY

At Venn Cross take turn signposted Clayhanger, then right after 200 yards. Wellhayes Vineyard is on left after a mile.

Event times

Date:  11th September 2021

Time: 19:30 – 22:00

Doors open at 6.30 pm

Venue Information

Disabled Access: Disabled with assistance. There is step-free access available

Toilets: Toilets with disabled access

Dogs: Guide Dogs only

Refreshments: Licensed bar available

Parking: All weather car park on site.