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Quartets for Palm Sunday

5 April 2020 St Mary & St Nicholas Church, Wilton
Palm Sunday

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​Sunday 5th April at 4.00pm

St Mary & St Nicholas Church, Wilton, SP2 0DL 

 

The Villiers Quartet  for more information, please check out their website http://villiersquartet.com/

Haydn, Seven Last Words from the Cross

Ailsa Dixon, Variations on Love Divine

The beautiful Italianate church in Wilton provides the perfect setting for a programme of string quartets for Palm Sunday, offering a musical meditation for the start of Holy Week.

Hailed as one of the most charismatic and adventurous string quartets on the British chamber music scene, the Villiers Quartet have developed an international reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers. In this programme, they give the first complete concert performance of Ailsa Dixon’s Variations on Love Divine, alongside Haydn’s intensely moving musical rendition of Christ’s Seven Last Words from the Cross. Woven around Stainer’s familiar hymn, the Variations offer a musical exploration of the meanings of divine love in a series of scenes from the incarnation to the ascension and a culminating vision of heavenly joy. This spiritual journey takes us through a sound-world that is by turns mysterious, lyrical, dramatic, poignant, and finally exultant in the Song of Praise and the Dance of Joy. 

Tea and cake will be served after the concert

‘The Villiers musicians open their hearts, mining the music’s expressive core with a sense of awe and wonder’ The Strad

'Playing of exquisite beauty’ Yorkshire Post

Booking Details

Ticket Price: (Unreserved Seating)  £17.50 (£20 on the door) 

Running time: 1hr

Access Performances

The entrance to St Mary & St Nicholas Church is accessible by ramp. 

Wheelchair spaces are available and can be booked through Wiltshire Creative Tickets Sales on 01722 320333

Cast & Creatives

The Villiers Quartet  for more information, please check out their website http://villiersquartet.com/

Haydn, Seven Last Words from the Cross

Ailsa Dixon, Variations on Love Divine

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