Dr Andrew Roberts (East 1976 - 1981) is a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department of King's College, London, and the author of 13 books, including Eminent Churchillians, Hitler and Churchill, A History of the English-speaking Peoples Since 1900 and The Storm of War. Since the last major biography of Churchill, forty-one sets of papers have been deposited at the Churchill Archives in Cambridge, and The Queen has allowed Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to research her father King George VI's diary records of Churchill's weekly audiences with him during the Second World War. So there is a lot more to say about Churchill. Ticket price: £10 and includes bowlfood and drinks.
Superb mezzo-soprano Chloë Allison (OC) a former Music Scholar at Cranleigh makes a welcome return to the Concert Series. Chloë presents a truly Romantic program of songs from the late 19th century that makes a vivid exploration of the depths and extremes of human emotion. Songs for the unusual but richly expressive combination of mezzo and viola will be paired with one of Wagner's most famous non-operatic works, his Wesendonck Lieder. Written at the same time as Tristan and Isolde, they express the same longing in love, and anguished desperation in the face of death. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)
Formed in 2012, 'Trifarious' has established a reputation as a forward thinking and innovative ensemble committed to the championing of new music and developing the next generation of young composers. At their disposal are the five sound-worlds of clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola and piano in any combination and recent commissions include works by award-winning composers Edmund Jolliffe and Barbara Thompson MBE (ITV's 'A Touch of Frost'). The trio will be premiering a new work by Stephen Goss at the Guildford International Festival 2019. Recent concert highlights include performances at the International Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and The Bilbao Festival, as well as performances throughout the UK. The ensemble's commitment to education has included a recent new collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music presenting composition and performance workshops with students from both the junior and senior departments. In 2017 Trifarious hosted workshops with the composition students at the University of Surrey, as well as adjudicating their annual composition awards. The trio have been working with Cranleigh's A-Level Composition students this academic year and the results of this collaboration will be performed as part of their programme. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)