Alto Giove, English String Suites, & The Glass Box

Saturday, 11th November, 2017 - 7:00pm

Elvet Methodist Church; Durham

Conducted by Hugo Jennings, This concert provides an interesting mix of British and Italian classical music, and sees the premiere of Tristan Latchford’s work, The Glass Box.

The concert kicks off with Alex Pullinger (Countertenor) performing Porpora’s ‘Alto Giove’. A stunning talent often performing all over London, this marks Alex’s first performance in the North East. A sample of his work can be found at

Alex’s performance will be followed by a series of English String suites; Holst – Brook Green Suite, Elgar – Elegy for String Orchestra; and Walton’s music for Henry V. All beautifully written and carefully conceived pieces exploring the capabilities of the ensemble to express emotion.

The final piece of the evening will be the first complete performance, and the premiere of Tristan Latchford’s The Glass Box. Half song cycle and half operetta, The Glass Box explores the effect of dementia on the relationship of its two main protagonists. The work aims to strike a chord with a society in which this is an increasingly common trail. Madelene Wattles (Soprano – ‘Our Lady’) and Leo Charlier (Baritone – ‘Our Man’), take up the solo roles.

This concert provides a truly unique opportunity to hear top performers and new music for the first ever time.

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