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Cellist Guy Johnston To Replace Abel Selaocoe For Tavener's The Protecting Veil in upcoming concert by Britten Sinfonia at National Concert Hall 18 February 2024

15 Jan 2024

Cellist Guy Johnston To Replace Abel Selaocoe For Tavener's The Protecting Veil in upcoming concert by Britten Sinfonia at National Concert Hall 18 February 2024

The National Concert Hall announces a change of soloist for its upcoming concert by Britten Sinfonia, Sunday 18th February 7.30pm as part of the NCH International Concert Series 2023/’24.

Media Release 12th January 2024

 

The National Concert Hall announces a change of soloist for its upcoming concert by Britten Sinfonia, Sunday 18th February 7.30pm as part of the NCH International Concert Series 2023/’24.

 

Cellist Abel Selaocoe, who was due to perform Tavener’s The Protecting Veil with the ensemble, has had to withdraw from his planned tour with Britten Sinfonia due to unforeseen family circumstances. He will be replaced by the renowned British cellist Guy Johnston, who has a long and deep relationship with The Protecting Veil, having been one of the very few cellists to have worked with Sir John Tavener. Guy has also performed the piece several times, notably with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at a Tavener memorial concert in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.

 

A hauntingly beautiful piece, Tavener’s The Protecting Veil is described ‘one of the 20th century’s most beloved and moving works” (Gramophone Magazine). Also being performed on the 18th February at the NCH will be Bartók’s compelling, mood-shifting Divertimento, written on the eve of WWII, and a string orchestra version of Beethoven’s legendary contrapuntal work-out for string quartet, Grosse Fuge Op. 133.

 

Ticket holders are being advised to contact the NCH Box Office on 01-4170000 or on info@nch.ie should have they have further queries in relation to the concert.

 

Click Here for Concert Details.

 

ENDS

Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

 

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