Beyond Our World: Bernardi Music Group and Trinity Laban Ensemble

The Bernardi Music Group is proud to open this year’s Festival of Chichester with a cosmic musical journey that will take you Beyond Our World. Joined by electric violist and conductor Nic Pendlebury and Trinity Laban ensemble this evening is set to be a stellar musical voyage.

The Planets   Gustav Holst, arr. George Morton
The Lost Planet   Eliana Echeverry
Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector   Terry Riley, tr. Nic Pendlebury

This cosmic performance features George Morton’s stunning chamber arrangement of Holst’s iconic The Planets, as well as Eliana Echeverry’s new work The Lost Planetfor electric viola and ensemble. Nic Pendelbury’s own transcription of Terry Riley’s Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collectorarranged for solo electric viola and sonic delaycompletes our astrological journey transporting you from this world into a wider astronomical realm.

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire: an internationally celebrated centre of excellence, offering world-class training in dance, music and musical theatre. We’re a global community of musicians, dancers and performers based in South East London. Expect mesmerising sounds from our creative, collaborative musicians.

Nic Pendlebury was the founder and for over 30 years the violist of the acclaimed Smith Quartet. Commissioning new music from many of the worlds most celebrated composers the group performed internationally recording albums for Sony, Decca, BMG and Signum. More recently Nic is developing a new repertoire for the electric viola and has collaborated with artists including Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Eliana Echeverry. His first album Multiple is on the Orchid

Founded by Andrew Bernardi in 1989 to inspire young and older members of the community to share and benefit from the joy of music, the Bernardi Music Group comprises a committed group of professional musicians from some of the UK’s leading ensembles and orchestras who come together to perform varied and versatile repertoire in a number of different performance, education and corporate settings in Sussex, across the UK and internationally.