All Saints Church Wellington, Telford, is holding an Evening of Classical Music with The Caradoc Ensemble at 7pm on Saturday 11th September 2021 to raise funds for the restoration of the prestigious Bevington Pipe Organ that has been identified as being “of importance to the national heritage”.
This concert is part of a welcome return to live music in Wellington and with a line-up of distinguished musicians it will prove to be an excellent evening not to be missed.
Caradoc Ensemble is made up of professionally trained and highly talented musicians, including Richard Silk who studied at Gonville and Caius College. Richard who has taught at Birmingham Conservatoire has performed in the UK and Europe. Caroline Johnson started as a violinist and pianist; learning both instruments at the age of 7. Caroline studied cello with Ann Shuttleworth, french horn with the renowned soloist Ifor James and Baroque with Peter Holman. She met her husband and fellow performer Chris Johnson in Wakefield; Chris plays oboe for Caradoc Ensemble. Alex Postlethwaite is a freelance violinist based in the West Midlands after moving from London. He is guest leader of the London Shostakovich Orchestra and more locally he is the leader of Shrewsbury Orchestra. Jane Park, viola, has worked with the Northern Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Youth Orchestras. She has worked with a number of emerging and established star conductors and continues to work freelance in orchestras, chamber ensembles and operatic societies.
The concert will include the World premiere performance of a piece specially commissioned from local composer Paul Henley who will attend the concert. Paul’s wife, Ruth, will be playing Violin and Viola.
Tickets can be purchased from the Parish Church Office, Lychgate Walk. Wellington, Telford, TF1 3HA.
Purchase online at: https://bit.ly/3y5s9dq
If you cannot attend then you can still support the project by purchasing a ticket either online or from the Parish Church Office. Let us know, and the ticket will be redirected to a person in the local community who would benefit. For example, through the charity Acacia Support we will give some tickets to young mothers suffering with post natal depression and some will be given to those who would otherwise find difficulty in affording a ticket.
The organ at All Saints in the past has been played by a number of nationally acclaimed organists and composers; one of which was Richard Lloyd, who remarked in 1973 that the All Saint’s organ is of “splendid quality and must be preserved at all costs”. Once restored there are plans to bring organ concerts back to All Saints and to make the Organ central to an inspiring community project.
All Saints Organ Restoration Project Team, All Saints Parish Centre, Lychgate Walk, TF3 1HA