Farnham Chamber Music Festival
Join us for a lunchtime recital with these extremely talented young artists from Trinity Laban Conservatoire London in a programme packed with beautiful Baroque arias by Handel, Bach and Purcell as well as a few musical surprises.
Time & Location
29 May 2022, 15:00 – 16:15
Wrecclesham, Quennells Hill, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4QJ, UK
About the Event
Thea Grace Callaghan, Soprano
Callum Anderson, Harpsichord
Handel - Angels ever bright and fair ..from Theodora
Handel - Lascia ch'io pianga...from Rinaldo
Purcell - Dido's Lament..from Dido and Aeneus
Bach - Ave Maria
Jonathan Dove - My love is mine
Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine
Bach - Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Handel - I know my redeemer liveth...from Messiah
Handel - Piangero la sorte mia..from Giulio Cesare
Thea Grace Callaghan:
Thea Grace Callaghan is a young Classical Soprano currently studying under Joan Rogers and coached by Helen Yorke and Rob Bottriel. Previously Thea attended Wells Cathedral School where she was a Specialist Musician and Vocal Captain. Whilst there Thea was a lead member of the school's girls high voice choir, Choralia and took part in the finals of Choir of the Year, sang live on BBC Radio 3 and won the international singing competition Musica Eterna Roma in Italy.
Thea is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. During her time here she has represented the institution at the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Junior Bursary Competition. She is also currently a member of the BYO and WNO Youth Company, and has attended a short course at the National Opera Studio.
Outside of her classical career, Thea is well known as being a founding member of the 1940s styled harmony trio ‘Company B-UK’, with whom she has performed with at major music festivals in the UK, Monaco Yacht Show and the BBC. She has also performed alongside Danna, Russell Watson, Margaret Keys, G4, Tenors Unlimited and FatBoy Slim, as well as being a member of the international winning Glee group ‘Resonate’.
Callum has recently completed a Master's Degree in Historical Performance with a distinction, studying the harpsichord with Carole Cerasi and continuo with James Johnstone at the Royal Academy of Music London (2018-2020).
In his spare time, Callum also composes music. His works vary in range of style, with a particular interest to write works in the baroque style.During his studies at the Academy, he took part in many projects with notable historical performance specialists the Academy's production of Handel's Semele, conducted by Laurence Cummings. Other notable performances included J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, conducted by Masaaki, and other multiple projects with John Butt for the 'Bach the European' concert series at the the Academy.Callum enjoys a busy career as freelance musician, performing regularly as a continuo player on both harpsichord and chamber organ with historically informed performance ensembles.
Recent performances include Tom Guthrie’s staging of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ (St. Swithin’s Church Bath), ‘Sounds of the Sea’ with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Sage Gateshead), and the Paddington Ensemble’s debut performance of Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ (St. James’ Church, Sussex Gardens).
Callum also looks forward to taking part in the York Early Music Compeition later this year (July) with Liturina Ensemble.Callum is also an active organist. He studied the organ with Daniel Moult and has held organ scholarships at St. Mary Redcliffe (Bristol), St. Mary's Church (Battersea) anSt. Marylebone Parish Church. Callum is currently working as the Organist/Director of Music at St. Peter's Church, Acton.