Chester Music Society continue their latest season of celebrity concerts with a visit by the Antara Duo at St Mary’s Centre on Wednesday, November 11 at 7.30pm.
Thomas Hancox (flute) and Rachel Wick (harp) started playing together in 2007 when they met while studying at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.
They are now much in demand throughout the country with performances at the Cheltenham, St Davids and Spitalfields festivals and in venues including the Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, Kensington Palace, Penshurst Place and Lauderdale House.
They have also been guest artists on cruises for P&O and Fred Olsen.
Beyond their recital schedule, they work for Live Music Now, a charity that brings live music to those who would otherwise rarely, if ever, experience it and also give educational performances for Cavatina Chamber Music Trust and the Wigmore Hall.
They are also available for performances as part of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust’s Recital Scheme.
Rachel Wick has recorded for both the Decca and Avie record labels with New College and Christ Church Cathedral Choirs, Oxford, respectively, and has performed with Her Majesty’s Choir of the Chapel Royal in a concert at Buckingham Palace, which was broadcast on Classic FM on Christmas afternoon.
Thomas Hancox has worked as guest principal flute of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and many others.
Solo and chamber work has led to collaborations with artists and ensembles including the Allegri and Sacconi string quartets, Trevor Pinnock and Ilya Gringolts.
They will play music by Piazola, Bach, Bax, Damaise, Faure and end with Borne’s variations on Carmen.
Tickets at £14 are available from 07831 710558, 01244 381995, the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester or via the website www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.