On Thursday 26th September, the Cathedral will again host this very popular, and amazing, duo.

The Baron-Rose Duo have been performing at concerts, weddings and functions since their inception in 2008, including four previous appearances at Newport Cathedral with various guests. They have provided wedding music for happy couples at home and abroad, travelling as far as the French Riviera to perform, as well as providing recordings and arrangements for weddings in the USA.

Nick Baron’s professional marimba experience includes playing onstage for the Exeter Northcott’s actor-musician production of ‘Macbeth’, and for Theatre Alibi’s ‘Cobbo’ UK tour.  He performs on percussion with the Welsh National Opera and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and has several published arrangements for marimba and other percussion, including the arrangements for the Duo’s wedding set and an internationally popular vibraphone arrangement of Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’. Nick also teaches drum kit and percussion across South Wales and the West Country.

Mike Rose has won several major competitions for his work on marimba and percussion. He performs on percussion with the Welsh National Opera and the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra. He is known for his virtuosic solo marimba playing, especially for taking on large scale contemporary works during his time at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Mike also has a freelance career teaching piano.

Their guest this evening is violinist Jemma Morrell.

Their programme will be:

Mozart – ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ Overture
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Debussy – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
J.S. Bach – Courante, from Cello Suite No. 1 in G
Saint-Saens – The Swan, from ‘Carnival of the Animals’
J.S. Bach – Andante, from the Violin Concerto in A Minor
Handel – Alla Hornpipe, from ‘Water Music’
Holst – Hymn from ‘Jupiter’, from ‘The Planets’, arr. Nathan Daughtrey
Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Lopez – Pueblo Nuevo
Bartok – Six Romanian Dances
Bartok – From the Diary of a Fly
Cohen – Hallelujah
Elgar – Nimrod
Arnor Chu – Again
Harrison – Something