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Coffee concert with the String Sinfonia

Congratulations to the University String Sinfonia on the standing ovation at the close of their Coffee Concert at St Mary of Charity in Faversham at the weekend.

Directed by Floriane Peycelon, the ensemble delivered a programme focusing primarily on women composers, with a scintillating Suite for Strings by Libby Croad; a movement from the wonderfully colourful Piano Quintet by Louise Farrenc, for which the ensemble was joined by first-year pianist, Ronja Haller; an enigmatic compositional response to Tallis’ If Ye Love Me by local composer Juliet Lewis (who also conducted the piece); before the programme closed with a full-blooded string orchestral ‘reimagining’ of music from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, with the closing Lament featuring final-year student, Jack Chan, on solo viola.

A great programme and an enthusiastic audience; many thanks to the church’s Coffee Concert series for welcoming us.