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Richard Tunnicliffe

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Please note – the number of tickets available for this event is increasing, as we relax social distancing measures within the main hall. This is in line with Government and local council guidelines. Our Box Office team will be in touch with ticketholders about how this affects their tickets or seats, and options such as moving to a better seat if one has become available. You can read more about our Covid-19 response here.

Domenico Gabrielli, GB Degli Antonii and Domenico Galli Selections from the solo cello works

JS Bach Suite No 5 in C minor


Joseph Dall’Abaco, J. L. Duport, Alfredo Piatti Studies for solo cello

JS Bach Suite No 4 in E flat

Some music stands outside time, skipping across centuries, equally at ease in a programme of pieces from its own period as from a future one. Bach’s set of six solo cello suites are exactly this, landmark works whose influence and popularity have endured for 300 years. Cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, a regular visitor to St George’s as both soloist and member of the OAE, has devised a pair of concerts with music set in orbit around Bach’s suites. This first one places two of the suites amongst a selection of works by a group of cellist-composers who were raising the profile of the cello as a solo instrument in the 17th and 18th centuries, including Alfredo Piatti, one of the last cellists to play the cello in the old way, without the use of the end-pin.

Richard returns in spring 2022 with a programme that places the First and Second Bach Cello Suites alongside Peter Sculthorpe’s Requiem for Cello Alone and Kenneth Leighton’s Sonata for Cello Solo.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!