By Carol_Deacon at 11:32 on 09/10/13
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Cellist Matthew Barley is bringing the music of Benjamin Britten to Tyntesfield as part of his most ambitious project yet - celebrating the Britten Centenary.
The event is on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Around Britten is an extensive tour of events by Matthew Barley that pays homage to Benjamin Britten's creativity and innovation, taking his music to a kaleidoscope of venues far and wide around the UK to celebrate Britten's centenary and to show that his music really is for everyone.
Matthew Barley is an acclaimed musician, who has been noted by the Glasgow Herald as 'the world's most adventurous cellist'.
After training at the Guildhall School of Music and the Moscow Conservatoire he has gone on to form an eclectic international career.
His performances have taken him across the globe both as a solo artist and working collaboratively with other musicians.
Built between 1873 and 1875 by the Gibbs family as a vivid expression of their deep Christian faith, the chapel at Tyntesfield is a unique feature of the gothic National Trust country house.
The chapel is modelled on La Sainte Chapelle in Paris and features intricate decoration throughout.
Tyntesfield events officer Hugh Harris said: "The chapel is a fantastic setting for this celebration of the Britten Centenary.
"We are delighted to be welcoming Matthew to Tyntesfield as part his amazing tour. It is guaranteed to be a fantastic evening."
Tickets are £20 per person from the booking line 0844 249 1895 or online http://tinyurl.com/bxgjuzy target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tinyurl.com/y8qp2pg" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/y8qp2pg .
Tyntesfield is a fine Victorian country house created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser.
Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion.
Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland scattered with hundreds of trees collected by the family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond.
The Tyntesfield estate was saved for the nation by the National Trust in 2002 and is open everyday except December 25.
Cellist Matthew Barley
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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