It fell on a summer’s day

Tue 20 July, 7pm
St Mary's Parish Church

Join us for an evening concert of music for voice and lute with music by Dowland, Campion and Rosseter, performed by Tristram Cooke (counter-tenor) and Peter Martin (lute).

Tristram Cooke is a lay vicar at Westminster Abbey. After graduating from Kings College London, he was awarded a scholarship to the two-year MA in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, from where he graduated with Distinction in 2016. Solo work includes both Bach Passions, Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh” and 82 “Ich habe genug”, and the Mass in B Minor, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus, Handel’s Athalia, and Israel in Egypt, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Scarlatti’s Totus amore languens, as well as the role of ‘Matto’ in the rarely performed opera Lo Spedale by an anonymous C17 Italian composer for Musica Antica Rotherhithe.

He sings regularly with the Tallis Scholars and the choir of the Age of Enlightenment, and has also sung with the Gabrieli Consort, Oxford Voices, De Profundis, Siglo de Oro, the Sixteen Le Concert d’Astrée and Arcangelo, with whom he is due to perform in this year’s Prom season.

Tristram will be accompanied by Peter Martin, who started playing the guitar as a child living in Spain and took up the lute at sixteen. He studied music at the Royal College of Music junior department and as an undergraduate at Cambridge.

Performing highlights have included solo concerts for the national lute societies of England, France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain, and a tour of Japan as a member of the Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet. He is now a director of the classical music agency Intermusica and gives regular concerts on lute and theorbo with the London-based group Musica Antica Rotherhithe, including several live-streamed concerts over the last year.

Tristram and Peter perform regularly together, for Musica Antica Rotherhithe and elsewhere, most recently at Buckingham Music Festival in early July.

How to Attend

Ticket options:

Virtual ticket: Experience the concert from the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with a zoom link before the event and can join the livestream of the performance from wherever you are in the world.

Register interest for early bird in-person ticket: If you’d rather see the performance in person and visit us at the beautiful St Mary’s parish church in Barnard Castle, then this is for you. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of Covid-19, we don’t know yet how many people can be allowed to join the concert in person, but we will likely only be able to sell a small number of tickets. By signing up for the Early bird priority booking, you will receive an email as soon as the government releases more information and in-person tickets become available. Registering for the email list is free, but you will have to purchase in-person tickets for £11.37 each when they are released.

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