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Sunday 21st March 2021

Cellos from Home

Concert in association with Hennessey Brown Music

Login to Zoom from 2:15 pm for a pre-concert chat and YouTube instructions. The Tourist Information Centre will send you the Zoom link when you book.

YouTube login from 3:00 pm followed by live Q&A with the artists from 4:30 to 5:15

Tim Gill


Joely Koos


Bach, Williams, Barrière, Glière, Offenbach, Sheppard and Theo Gill

An online concert followed by a live Q and A with Tim Gill and Joely Koos

What happens when two cellists are trapped under one roof during lockdown? They play cello duets of course!

Tim Gill and Joely Koos, both eminent cellists, known as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral principals throughout the U.K. and abroad, have put together a wonderfully eclectic program of music ranging from Bach through Offenbach to Bacharach! To add to this cellistic feast, their talented daughter Doraly will join them for cello trios.

Their concert, which forms part of Guildford Music Society’s concert series, will be streamed on the 21st of March at 15:00 Joely and Tim will be on hand afterwards for a live Question and Answer session. Do join them!

When you have purchased your chosen price level, the TIC will send you an email with your Zoom link which serves as a ticket. You can login any time from 14:15 At 15:00 you will be directed to your own private YouTube showing of the concert on our YouTube channel. Feel free to subscribe whilst you are there!

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Prelude from Suite no. 1 in G major

Bach arranged Christopher Bunting

2 Bourées in C

Roddy Williams

Finale from Sonata for 2 cellos


Allemande from Sonata in D


4 duets op. 53

  • Commodo

  • Leggiero

  • Con moto

  • Vivace


Gigue from Suite no. 6 in D


Allegretto non troppo op. 34 no. 1

Philip Sheppard

3 Partitas

Theo Gill

Jubilate Brittanica

And finally, a happy light-hearted lollipop

Access to the online concert:

£9.40 including the Tourist Information Centre fee.

You will have the option to be more generous. The Tourist Information Centre will send you the link to the Zoom meeting. In the meeting Jonathan Hennessey‑Brown will explain how to access the YouTube video. It will be possible to get a link to the video that will work for 3 weeks after the concert.

Tickets are available from:

Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Guildford House

155 High Street

GU1 3AJ.

Tel: 01483 444 333

Link to Tourist Information Centre


Timothy Gill is recognised as one of the most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, equally at home in the works of Beethoven or Xenakis. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and principal cellist, having lead the cello sections of all the London orchestras.

In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and he is currently professor of Cello at the Guildhall School of Music. He studied in Paris, Cambridge and London, first drawing critical acclaim for his concerts in the South Bank’s Park Lane Group Series, following which he was contracted to make two CDs of music for cello and piano on the Guild label.

He has since toured the world as a soloist, appearing frequently with the English National Opera and the London Sinfonietta, where, in the latter he has held the position of principal cello for many years. His most recent solo performances include engagements at the BBC Promenade series, the MiTo international music festival in Turin, “Cello Unwrapped” at Kings Place London and with the RTE orchestra in Dublin.

He has just completed his second CD of music by American composer David Gompper for the Naxos label, recording a new cello concerto written especially for him with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Timothy plays on a cello by Francesco Ruggeri, dated 1695.