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Extracts from Six Suites for Violoncello Solo
Suite no 1 BWV 1007 Prelude
Suite no 2 BWV 1008 Allemande
Suite no 3 BWV 1009 Courante
Suites no 1, no 4 BWV 1010 and no 5 BWV 1011: Sarabandes
Suite no 6 BWV 1012 Gavottes I & II and Gigue
Veronica Henderson runs a busy teaching practice in Cambridge, giving both individual lessons and workshops. She plays for weddings and special occasions as a soloist and with the Midlands-based group, Ariella Strings. Solo work has taken her to Switzerland and Belgium, particularly with the choir, Cambridge Voices, with whom she gave the first performances of Carl Rütti's "Lieder der Liebe" in 1994.
Veronica has appeared many times in the Cambridge Summer Recitals and at Anglia Ruskin University. She played in 2010 for the Cambridge Szeged Society in a concert of Hungarian and British music, and for Strathclyde University. In 2013 she gave 5 performances of Ravel's Duo Sonata with the violinist, Gwen Owen Richer, and performed the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the K. 239 Chamber Orchestra in Cambridge. In 2014 she is performing Rütti's "Lieder der Liebe" again, in the presence of the composer, and returning to St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.
This year she is running a series of concerts entitled "Perspectives on the Bach Cello Suites" in which she explores the origins and influences of this repertoire. Today's programme derives from this theme.