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3pm – 5pm

Pianist Anna Tilbrook, tenor James Gilchrist, the Sacconi Quartet and friends join the BBC at the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall for a Big Chamber Weekend – four concerts celebrating the city’s musical, cultural and political heritage. The four concerts will be presented by Petroc Trelawny and broadcast on Radio 3 in October.

The second concert is a nod to one of Hull’s most famous sons, William Wilberforce – missionary, MP and slavery abolitionist, and includes music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges alongside Beethoven’s tour-de-force “Storm” Quintet.

We are delighted to welcome Professor John Oldfield will provide a lecture on Wilberforce from the University of Hull who will provide a pre-concert lecture on Wilberforce.

James Gilchrist: tenor
Anna Tilbrook: piano
Sacconi Quartet
Andrew Berridge: viola

Chevalier de Saint-Georges – String quartet No.6 (1st mvt)
Samuel Coleridge Taylor – songs tbc
Beethoven – String Quintet in C major, Op.29 “Storm”


Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465341


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