Matthew Barley/Cellist

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

Victor Hugo

Spring Tour Tickets Online Here!

In April I’m going on tour round cathedrals and churches around England and Wales playing Bach on gut strings for the first time. I’m very curious to see what this will be like, also with a baroque bow – I’ve been wanting to do this for years, but have never taken the step as my programmes always mix Bach with more modern music so gut strings would not have worked. On this tour I also have a mixed programme (this time with several world premieres from a fantastically talented composer, John Metcalfe), but all of these I will play on a brand new electric cello, using my computer and midi pedal control board. John’s music is very subtle, clear and emotionally strong, and will go perfectly with Bach in the fabulous cathedral acoustics.

For the first tim you can book tickets direct through this website, on the left, and see full tour details.

In brief, the tour dates are:

April 18th – Cambridge
April 23rd – Carlisle
April 24th – Hereford
April 25th – St Asaph (N Wales)
April 26th – Sheffield
April 30th – Southwell
May 1 – London
May 3 – Oxford