Guildford Music Society at GURC

Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 12:30 pm • retiring collection

Coffee Concert

Jonathan Hennessey-Brown

cello

with

Gillian Lloyd
piano

Music by Bach, Fauré, Saint-Saëns & Gershwin

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Retiring collection in aid of

Oakleaf Enterprise are a local mental health charity who have been supporting the Surrey community for the last 24 years. They work with adults who are struggling with mental ill-health, giving them support through work related training, wellbeing courses and a counselling service. This support is helping each individual to manage their mental health and help support them on their journey back into employment.

Programme:

J S Bach

Suite number 1 in G: Prelude

Solo cello

Fauré

Après un Rêve

Cello and Piano

J S Bach

Suite number 1 in G Major Minuets 1 and 2

Solo cello

Saint-Saëns

The Swan

Cello and Piano

J S Bach

Suite number 2 in D Minor Prelude

Solo cello

Gershwin

Summertime

Cello and Piano

J S Bach

Suite Number 3 in C Major Sarabande

Solo cello

Gershwin

"Bess You is my woman now." from Porgy and Bess

Cello and Piano

Schönberg

"I dreamed a dream" from Les Misérables

Solo cello

Admission:

Retiring Collection in aid of Oakleaf mental health charity.

All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.

Biography

Jonathan Hennessey-Brown: Cello

Jonathan Hennessey-Brown gained his musical education at Guildford Cathedral Choir, The Junior Academy of Music and the National Youth Orchestra. He graduated from the Royal College of Music with Honours in 1997.

As a chamber musician he has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and 4 on various occasions. He was the founder member of Santiago Quartet who performed at the Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mexico City, Guildford Spring Music Festival and across the BBC and on Classic FM.

Jonny held the second cello chair with Carl Rosa Opera Company for two years, and the principal cello chair in the Yucatan Symphony in Mexico for six. Since returning to the UK, he has worked with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Bath Philharmonic and Northern Ballet. Jonny has had the privilege of working with a diverse array of musicians such as Placido Domingo, Renee Flemming, Evelyn Glennie, Little Mix, Cuban Ballet and The Wanted. He performed regularly in London’s West End show The Lion King. He also played in the Drury Lane production of Oliver and in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. Jonny played on several studio sessions at Abbey Road including for Spiderman and Downton Abbey.

Jonny was a member of the studio orchestra for live performances on ITV of the show “Pop star to Opera star” and has played live on radio 3’s “The Verb” with Ana Silvera. Solo performances include an appearance with The Wanted on BBC Radio One’s “Live Lounge” with Fern Cotton. Jonny has appeared on Strictly and X-Factor. He has also performed in all the Arenas of the U.K. on 3 tours with Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds.

In 2019 Jonny formed Hennessey Brown Music Jonny has been creating events to support mental health charities for over 15 years. He was diagnosed with Bipolar One in 1993 and is 9 years sober thanks to a 12 step programme.