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13 July 2023 @ 8:01 pm - 10:00 pm


Europa String Choir last performed at SoundCellar way back in 2010 (and again in 2020 via a livestream) so we are delighted to welcome them to The Grasshopper. The core duo of Cathy Stevens (Violectra) and Udo Dzierzanowski (Guitar) return with original trio member Alessandro Bruno (Guitar) for an evening of sonic beauty.

Click here for tickets to attend the physical gig.
Livestream Ticket link below

Europa String Choir first formed as a trio in the summer of 1993, while rehearsing and performing in Rome, Italy and became a quartet a few years later. ESC’s mostly self-written, all instrumental music ranges from intricate and touching to strident and rocking, while always aware that silence is at its core.

Having worked mostly as duo between 2001 and 2013 (in which year Udo and Cathy moved to Germany for family reasons), a series of post-pandemic performances – one particularly enjoyable online appearance at SoundCellar in July 2020 – saw the ESC return to active service once more, first as a duo, then again as a trio.

The ESC is celebrating its 30th anniversary with various projects, including short bursts of touring, video-at-a-distance, in-person meetings, online posts of current live recordings, Guitar Craft/Guitar Circle-related projects and the writing of new material. In addition their very first duo album, featuring a couple of special guests, is now in its final production stages and will be released soon.

Cathy Stevens – Violectra
Udo Dzierzanowski – Guitar
Alessandro Bruno – Guitar

The livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, via a page available when you purchase a ticket through the link below.

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month.

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13 July 2023
8:01 pm - 10:00 pm
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15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.