Cellist Jessie Ann Richardson joining up with St Albans’ Amadeus Chamber orchestra

YOUNG soloist Jessie Ann Richardson will be joining the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra for two popular works at their concert in St Albans next Saturday, May 21.

A prize-winning cellist, Jessie Ann, will be performing with the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and Faure’s Elegy – the first of which requires dazzling virtuosity and delicate Mozartian touches from the soloist while the Faure makes the most of the cello’s power to sing.

Jessie Ann is a member of Piatti String Quartet and has performed in prestigious venues in the UK and further afield as a soloist and chamber musician.

The concert, which begins at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church, will open with Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, a tribute to his wife Cosima on the birth of their son Siegfried, and conclude with Schubert’s tuneful Symphony No 5.