Tasmin Little - A Lark Ascended

ESSEX LIFE, Classical Music Column, June magazine

Tasmin Little OBE is an English classical violinist and is known and critically acclaimed as both a concerto soloist and as a recitalist. She has released many CDs on Essex-based classical music CD label, Chandos, and won many awards including the Critics Award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011.

Tasmin frequently performs in our region and can be next heard in Essex’s new concert hall, Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden on 28 June with pianist Piers Lane. Here they will champion an unjustly neglected work, Howard Ferguson’s second violin sonata. Also on the programme will be Beethoven’s third violin sonata and works by Ravel and Richard Strauss.  To book tickets please call the Box Office on 0845 548 7650

Crouch End Festival Chorus continues its 30th anniversary season celebrating the beauty of unaccompanied voices with Tallis’s sumptuous 40-part motet Spem in Alium from Tudor England and works by Vaughan Williams and John Tavener. The Chorus will perform this music in both Southwark Cathedral on 17 June and also Waltham Abbey on 21 June. For ticket information please ring 0844 736 5220

Dedham’s 15th Century Church in the heart of Constable Country is the setting for the Colchester Choral Society’s concert also on 21 June. It is entitled Shakespeare Summer Serenade and marks the 450th birthday of the Bard with music including Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs and William Mathias’ Shakespeare Songs. Tickets can be bought on-line at

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