Event Review: Eden Stell Guitar Duo at St Saviour’s Church Raynes Park

Share on print
Print this page
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on facebook
Share on Facebook

It was a wet and cold Saturday evening that beckoned a full house to one of our listed venues, St Saviour’s Church Raynes Park, to attend a classical guitar concert by the internationally renowned Eden Stell Guitar Duo (Mark Eden and Christopher Stell) http://www.edenstell.com/. A Duo known for their dynamism and innovation, they are widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles.  As a Dutch reviewer critiqued: “they have breathed new life into the world of classical guitar” – and they did not disappoint!

Whilst the range of pieces played included European artistes Giuliani, Scarlatti, Mompou and Brahms, some of which dated back to the 18th century, the modernising of the arrangements by the Duo and the acclaimed John Williams put to bed the idea that such music was restricted to just the influence of the Catalan province. Indeed with the modern twist to the arrangements there were joyous sounds of the flamenco dance but also those of gentle breezes, lullabies and la danse au francais!

And St Saviour’s as hosts did not disappoint either. With £1 glasses of carefully chosen wines and a range of nibbles on the table, the £12 tickets were a bargain given the calibre of the charming and self-effacing Duo. The audience gave them spontaneous and rightly deserved applause and I rather think that the grand Church organ behind the guitarists chimed in too!  An evening of sheer delight.

Written by WCA Volunteer Kathie Arundel

Find a Space

Search for a Space

Community Noticeboard

See what's coming up in your area

Latest News

The latest from Wimblecomm


The Wimblecomm Blog

Help & Support

FAQs and How-To Guides

Community Spaces Directory

A-Z Directory of local spaces

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you!

Wimbledon Community Association Limited
c/o 66 Kings Road
London SW19 8QW

Tel: 07534 518 473
Email: Send us an email

Registered Charity No 1097305
Company Number 03825493

Copyright © 2015 Wimbledon Community Association
Privacy | Sitemap | Contact Us | Terms and Conditions

Follow Us