The Addison Chamber Choir are delighted to be joined in this concert by Madeleine Mitchell (violin).
James MacMillan | Domine non secundum peccata nostra for solo violin and choir
James MacMillan | Kiss on Wood for violin and piano (written for Madeleine Mitchell 1994)
Michael Berkeley | Veilleuse for violin and piano (with David Wordsworth, piano)
Violinist Madeleine Mitchell joins the Addison Chamber Choir and David Wordsworth in hauntingly beautiful music by two composers with whom she has a close connection. Mitchell commissioned and premiered MacMillan’s piece Kiss on Wood (celebrating the Easter vigil and the love of playing a string instrument) in 1994, later recording the work and a second piece by MacMillan written as a gift, on her NMC album In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell: “the magnificent Mitchell” ***** BBC Music Magazine and shortlisted for a BBC Music Award.
In 2000 Madeleine won a major Arts Council Award to commission three composers to write a unique 'concerto' for violin and choir and in 2016 collaborated with former King's singer Nigel Perrin and the Exeter Festival Chorus for a concert at Dartington Hall of works for solo violin and choir. In 2014 she was invited to tour and record MacMillan’s work for solo violin and choir, the Alpha & Omega recording on Linn being selected as BBCMM Choral CD of the month. This Brandenburg Festival concert is a fitting tribute in the composer’s 60th Birthday year.
Madeleine recorded Michael Berkeley’s Veilleuse (Nightwatch) on her recent album Violin Muse with works written for her by well known UK composers including Michael Nyman.
She has an international career which has seen her perform in 50 countries as concerto soloist and recitalist with a wide repertoire and discography.
Addison Chamber Choir
Madeleine Mitchell — violin
David Wordsworth — conductor and piano
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — call our box office on 07528 776625 or book online now!
Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.