Friends of Torbay Music Weekend

23rd November 2010

On Sunday 21st November,¬†the Manor House String Quartet were invited to give a recital for the final evening of the 41st Friends of Torbay Music Weekend. The Friends of Torbay are a group of like minded music lovers who gather together every year at the Palace Hotel in Torquay to enjoy a series of lectures, […]

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My Favourite Time of Year – The Florin Street Band

20th November 2010

My Favourite Time of Year – The Florin Street Band – Over the last couple of years there has certainly been a discernible backlash against the predictability of the X factor winner having a guaranteed UK Christmas number one and after last year’s successful Facebook campaign to get ‚ÄòRage Against the Machine‚Äô into the Christmas […]

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String Duo Concert at St Pancras Church, London

6th August 2010

String Duo Concert at St Pancras Church, London – Yesterday, Vaughan Jones on violin and Reiad Chibah on viola played as the Manor House String Duo, performing a lunchtime concert as part of the Thursday series at the Church of St Pancras opposite Euston station in London. Vaughan and Reiad have performed together on many […]

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Playing Perfect Fifths on the Violin

10th July 2010

by Vaughan Jones violin teacher Playing Perfect Fifths on the Violin – Yesterday, I was asked to play the ‘Lark Ascending’ for violin and piano during a wedding ceremony, which appropriately enough, took place in Charterhouse School Chapel, where Ralph Vaughan Williams had been a pupil. It was a beautiful occasion and whilst we played […]

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String Quartet Concert in Bedfordshire

9th June 2010

String Quartet Concert in Bedfordshire – On Saturday evening the Bedfordshire based Manor House String Quartet gave their first concert in the 13th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, in Eaton Bray – Bedfordshire. The church had previously hosted a jazz event and has a choral concert planned for later in the year, but […]

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