In the second concert of the Crown Court Church of Scotland 2015 Concert Series, Sam Rice, Stephen Kennedy and Dustin Conrad present an exciting programme of virtuosic music for double bass, piano and baritone. Please do join us for what should be an unusual and diverse concert!
Entry is free with a retiring collection.
Samuel Rice is a freelance double bass player. After completing his studies at the University of Surrey and the Royal College of Music he was a member of Southbank Sinfonia in 2010 and since then has worked with many orchestras in and around London such as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra, as well as West End shows. He’s also a member of the contemporary music groups Octandre Ensemble and the ARCO Collective. Aside from his classical endeavours Sam is a member of the folk/country group ‘This Country Needs More Country’.
Stephen Kennedy was Head Chorister with Westminster Cathedral Choir. He went on to win the Norfolk Scholarship for music at the Oratory School where he studied piano, viola, and singing. After singing with Tewkesbury Abbey Choir he went to the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, again studying viola. Solo baritone performances include Handel’s Messiah (with the ECO), Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’s Requiem and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, and he recently returned for his sixth season with Opera de Baugé, in the Loire Valley, France. Stephen continues to freelance as a baritone, singing with Westminster Cathedral Choir, BBC Singers, Arcangelo, Gabrieli Consort, OAE, Philharmonia Voices, The Eric Whitacre Singers (with whom he won a Gramophone award) and Tenebrae, whose Russian Treasures CD recently topped the classical charts.
Dustin Conrad is a Musical Director, pianist and vocal coach based around London and the South East. He originally trained as a classical pianist in his native Germany before obtaining a BMus (Hons) Degree from the University of Surrey. Dustin has worked on a wide range of shows both as MD and pianist and he is the resident MD for Showdown Theatre Arts and Pocketsize Theatre. In addition to his work as a Musical Director, he holds a PGCE in Music and has taught the subject at KS3, GCSE and A-Level. Dustin is currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Direction at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
- Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
- Sergei Koussevitzky (1874-1951)
- The Swan from Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals'
- Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
- Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
- Per questa bella mano
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)