Summer Classics 2021

summer-classics

The 2021 Summer Classics event on 18 August is promising to be something very special indeed, with a programme packed full of a huge variety of acts. With musicians performing on both indoor and outdoor stages, this evening is starting to look like a mini Classics Festival. The big, specially designed marquee, covering the entire forecourt and housing bars and a seating area will only add to that festival feeling.

Doors and bars are opening at 6pm and the music will start soon after at 6.30pm, with acts including:

Jacob Wright (violin) | EQ (strings) | Insieme |  Vivace | Katie Gough (saxophone) | Louise Madden (voice) | Greg Male (trombone) | Emily Linane (voice) | Jack Tostevin-Hall (oboe) | Matt Holland (trombone) | The Accidentals | Guernsey Jazz Orchestra


Find out more about the acts

Jack Tostevin-Hall

Jack Tostevin-Hall has just finished his second year at the Royal Academy of Music, where he gained a scholarship to study oboe with Christopher Cowie and cor anglais with Jane Marshall. During his first two years at the Academy Jack has enjoyed playing with a variety of London student orchestras as well as performing with a number of Royal Academy ensembles.

Jack started playing the oboe at the age of nine with the Guernsey Music Service under the tutelage of Elizabeth Green, and gained his ATCL Diploma with distinction in 2017. In his last year at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre, Jack gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

GREG MALE

Greg started playing trombone with the Guernsey Music Service. Playing with a range of bands on the island gave him excellent experience, which has been invaluable in progressing his music career. He is entering his 4th year studying Trombone Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this September. He has performed as part of many ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra and Brass Band, of which he is now principal trombone. He regularly debuts new musical works, gigs with his band, Eastside Funk, and has enjoyed performing both with, and for, Julian Lloyd Weber, Richard Tandy and Philip Cobb. He has also played in concert with former members of ELO, and enjoys playing with the Guernsey Jazz Orchestra and Big Band Collective when he is on island.

We are a string quartet of 14- and 15-year-olds who started playing together in primary school. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed discovering just a small portion of the vast world of string quartet repertoire for the more ‘serious’ concerts we play at, however we love playing lighter music too!

Last summer was a great opportunity for us to play together, since none of us could go on holiday, so we enjoyed going busking and holding little concerts at various care homes across the island.

This Summer, we held our first ever summer concert at the Town Church (the first of many we hope!), and a few weeks ago, we came joint first in the Under 18 Category in the Guernsey Street Festival. 

Besides music, we also enjoy going paddle boarding together… If you head down to Grandes Rocques one day, you might just spot all four of us on one paddle board – trying desperately not to fall off whilst singing the scherzo from Debussy’s string quartet in four-part harmony. 

We are a string quartet of 14- and 15-year-olds who started playing together in primary school. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed discovering just a small portion of the vast world of string quartet repertoire for the more ‘serious’ concerts we play at, however we love playing lighter music too!

Last summer was a great opportunity for us to play together, since none of us could go on holiday, so we enjoyed going busking and holding little concerts at various care homes across the island.

This Summer, we held our first ever summer concert at the Town Church (the first of many we hope!), and a few weeks ago, we came joint first in the Under 18 Category in the Guernsey Street Festival. 

Besides music, we also enjoy going paddle boarding together… If you head down to Grandes Rocques one day, you might just spot all four of us on one paddle board – trying desperately not to fall off whilst singing the scherzo from Debussy’s string quartet in four-part harmony. 

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