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.

In person ticket for attendance at St Mary’s: 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 are only able to release a small number of tickets. If government guidance changes and restrictions are put back in place preventing us from having an audience in the church, your ticket will be refunded (this applies only to in-person tickets – virtual tickets are non-refundable)

Keeping you safe: In response to Covid-19, we are following public health guidance and may have additional measures in place, which are carefully designed to keep you, our staff, and the artists safe and healthy. This means that you will have to wear a mask during the concert and while you are inside the church, unless you are medically exempt.

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