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Sounds Interesting String Quartet

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"I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you all for everything you did. The music was fantastic. Absolutely brilliant and I have to say that certainly from my point of view, it was completely seamless! Not being around when you arrived did feel a little strange and not being able to help you with seating arrangements and timings etc was (I thought) a potential problem, but the fact that you just got on with it, without me having to interfere, was just brilliant. It all went so perfectly even down to the timing of it all during the ceremony. I realised that it may have caused difficulties because you couldn't actually see us but again it was seamless and you played precisely when we needed you to! The sound of the music floating across the garden created a fantastic atmosphere. I really enjoyed listening to 'The Sound of Music' score during the meal too. It meant a lot to us. I would whole-heartedly recommend you in the future to any of my friends and family. Brilliant, thank you so much!"

A and J


Counterpoint Nonet Counterpoint is a locally based ensemble of chamber musicians formed in 2001 and directed by Anne Tupling. Their concerts at local venues are includiwell received and include Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury Abbey, St. Alkmund's Church, Shelton Hospital, St.Chad's Church and Y Tabernacle in Machynlleth. Counterpoint has given special Charity performances for The Lions and to raise funds for Special Needs provision in Shropshire.

Recent performances:-

Spohr's Grand Nonetto

Beethoven's Septet for strings and wind,

Max Bruch and Milhaud's trios,

Brahms Clarinet Quintet,

Hummel Clarinet Quartet

Mozart Flute Quartet

Mendelssohn Octet for strings

Counterpoint Piano Trio repertoire:-

Brahms C major and C minor.

Mendelssohn’s D minor,

Beethoven’s Archduke and op 1 no 2,

Turina no 2,

Malcolm Arnold,

Haydn 'Gipsy Rondo'

Mozart no 1,2,3

Saint-Saens no 2

Shostakovitch no 1

Martinu 'Bergerettes'

Counterpoint Duo In 2011 Counterpoint String Ensemble perfomed in the Shrewsbury Festival series, 'Celebrating Concerto Grosso' in St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury. The next concert at St Alkmund's will be 16 June 2013.

The Counterpoint String Trio gave two concerts in October 2012 of trios by Beethoven and Rossini's quartet with double bass.

Please take a look at our Concert Diary webpage for details of future bookings ...

"Counterpoint with Anne Tupling, and other members of Sounds Interesting have played for us at the Gateway in Shrewsbury on many occasions, with a range of music as varied as our audience, and always to the highest professional standard. They have helped us maintain an exciting concert programme over many years, and always attract good audiences."

Muriel Williamson - Concert Organiser, Gateway Education and Arts Centre