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The Best Classical Music - Live!


Summer Music ...
                     ... with Storms!     

St Germans Priory Church
Sunday 14th July at 3.30pm

Some of the best Classical music is coming to The Priory Church, St Germans, on Sunday 14th July. Whether you like your classical music calm and relaxing, or stormy and exciting, there will be something for everyone. The Jopes Orchestra and Jopes Ensemble have entertaining audiences across the South West with superb playing and concerts which are informal, welcoming and inclusive. The orchestra brings together the finest professional musicians from the region under conductor Nick Beach, who will also introduce the pieces

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture

Mozart: 3 soprano arias - Agnus Dei from Coronation Mass, Alma Grande and Ave Verum

Sibelius: Nocturne from King Christian II Suite

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Standard ticket: £18 (£5 under 16)


Supporting us tickets: £26 

If you feel you can pay a little extra to support our work this ticket will also get you priority seating near the front.


Supporting you tickets: £10

We want everyone to be able to come to our concerts but we know that times are difficult for some families. If you cannot afford the Standard ticket please feel free to buy the £10 ones.

Standard and Supporting You tickets available at the door.

Imogen Dowse - Soprano

Imogen was in Truro Cathedral Choir as a Girl Chorister and was among the handful of singers who were selected to sing with Westminster Abbey Choir at the King’s Coronation last May. She has had the opportunity to record many CDs with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as live streamed Evensongs for BBC Radio 3; singing Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral,  St George’s Chapel Winsor and St John’s College, Cambridge. She has performed the soprano solo in the Messiah as well in Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Truro Cathedral. In October, Imogen is off to Oxford University as a Choral Scholar at Merton College.

Philip Montgomery-Smith  - leader and violin solo

Philip Montgomery-Smith started learning the violin at the age of 6 with Ronald Colyer. At 16 he gained a place on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course in Winchester studying violin and viola with Judith Young and then went on to study for four years at the Royal Northern College of Music with Elizabeth Perry and Maciej Rakowski.  Philip has been at the heart of much of the professional music making in the County and beyond, leading several of the local orchestras including The Three Spires Orchestra and Truro Symphony Orchestra as well as playing with several chamber music ensembles.

Nick Beach - conductor and presenter

Nick Beach grew up in Cornwall where he led the Cornwall Youth Orchestra. He studied at Dartington under Malcolm Latcham before undertaking postgraduate studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. He has always been a busy chamber music player and played with the Lamorna String Quartet and Tamar Piano Trio for many years. He was leader of the West Forest Sinfonia, based in Berkshire, for 20 years. Nick was Academic Director at Trinity College London and has published on instrumental music teaching and learning. He now lives at Jopes Mill, near Liskeard, from where he and Sally run Jopes Music, offering a range of music activities throught the county

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