Audiences are invited to soak up some festive music from rising stars, Trilogy, at the Wesley Centre in Malton.
The Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music alumni have received a remarkable reception in their short career, with one critic writing that the trio “were just magnificent” in a “night I will never forget.”
The young classical musicians, all in their early twenties, return to the Wesley Centre on the evening of December 13 after their debut performance in the venue earlier this year.
Flute-player in Trilogy, Amy-Jayne Milton, said: “Christmas is about bringing people together, and music is a shared language all can enjoy. We plan to bring a true Christmas spirit to this magical evening at The Wesley Centre. As a young trio we aim to bring an exhilarating, fresh and memorable experience for audiences. It is an honour to return to this unique setting.”
The evening continues the classical music concert series at the Wesley Centre, following Julian Lloyd Webber and Lesley Garrett.
Paul Emberley, Wesley Centre Development Lead, said: “We’ve hosted some icons of the music world this year with Lesley Garrett and Julian Lloyd Webber. To give a platform to rising stars is something we’re proud to do. For audiences, it’s a fantastic chance to experience these young world-class musicians who are destined for great things.”
Malton’s re-branded Wesley Centre is a Grade II*listed Methodist chapel of national significance. The chapel has dodged closure several times, particularly after its roof collapsed in 2015. A £1m Appeal is underway to transform the building into a community hub to feature a fine concert hall.
Paul said: “After the building has been refurbished, our ambition is to build on the programme of live events in the future as we’re already building a reputation as a go-to venue. Music brings communities together, and that’s a driving ambition of the Wesley Centre as a community hub.”
As individuals Trilogy perform with the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
The trio features harpist Bethan Griffiths who was awarded a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal College of Music in 2017, where she was the 2016 recipient of the RCM Harp Prize, and has recently gained her Master of Performance degree. Violist Henrietta Hill has a Masters in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music, where she won various awards.
Flute player Amy has been described as, ‘one of the top players of her generation’ by the living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway.
Trilogy perform on Friday 13 December 7pm (Doors 6pm) at The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton YO17 7LL.
Early bird tickets available for £12 from £15: trilogyatchirstmas.eventbrite.co.uk or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 07547 572954.