St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Gildas Quartet

Friday, 13 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Gildas Quartet

Christopher Jones – violin
Gemma Sharples – violin
Kay Stephen – viola
Anna Menzies – cello

J Haydn

String Quartet in C major, op. 74 no. 1

  i. Allegro moderato

 ii. Andantino grazioso

iii. Menuetto: Allegretto

iv. Finale: Presto

Thomas Adès

The Four Quarters

  i. Nightfalls

 ii. Morning Dew

iii. Days

iv. The Twenty-fifth Hour

The Gildas Quartet has performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. Equally passionate about new music and works from the quartet canon, the Gildas Quartet has a concert series called 'First Nights, Last Rites' in which it commissions pieces to be partnered with well-loved late quartets. The first instalment, a new piece by Philip Cashian, was conceived alongside Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden', receiving its premiere at the St Magnus Festival. The quartet has performed with musicians such as Alexander Baillie, Robin Tritschler and Matthew Barley, and has recently completed a recording of two works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad to be included in a disc for the Champs Hill label. The quartet is a City Music Foundation Artist and has recently finished its tenure as a Junior Fellow at the Birmingham Conservatoire where it is now Associate Ensemble. The quartet has frequently been featured by the Park Lane Group and is grateful for awards and support from the Tunnell Trust and the Royal Northern College of Music.

The Gildas Quartet has performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. Equally passionate about new music and works from the quartet canon, the Gildas Quartet has a concert series called 'First Nights, Last Rites' in which it commissions pieces to be partnered with well-loved late quartets. The first instalment, a new piece by Philip Cashian, was conceived alongside Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden', receiving its premiere at the St Magnus Festival. The quartet is a City Music Foundation Artist and has recently finished its tenure as a Junior Fellow at the Birmingham Conservatoire where it is now Associate Ensemble.