We are ILLUMINA DUO
“The imagination and creativity of this duo shine”
-International Trumpet Guild Journal, 2019-
Attracted to the vast sound world for Trumpet and Organ, Ellie Lovegrove and Richard Moore formed a musical partnership as Illumina Duo in 2012.
Their first CD, “Illuminations, Dances & Poems” was released on Convivium in 2017.
Performing at venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Trinity College, Oxford, Alexandra Palace, and Winchester Cathedral, Illumina are at home performing to audiences of all shapes and sizes.
In addition to the traditional repertoire, from Baroque to the 20th Century, they are keen to promote and perform modern music, and have been proactive in commissioning works from emerging and established composers.
This has included a World Première performance as part of the 2014 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, and commissions from Paul Burke, Solfa Carlile, Kit Downes (ECM), Roderick Elms and Bernard Hughes.
Having received The Eric Thompson Trust Award in 2017, and generous support from The GEMMA Classical Music Trust, UK, they were able to record several of these commissions, and several commercially unrecorded pieces on “Illuminations, Dances & Poems”.
Illumina are also delighted to have recorded for Roderick Elms’ “A Windy Christmas” CD, on Herald, including two works he wrote for the Duo; “Pipe Dream” (Premiered in Brentwood Cathedral, 2018) and “Advent Dances”. The sheet music for Pipe Dream is available from Spartan Press.
Their versatility as a Duo has allowed them to deliver concerts in venues from small Parish Churches to large Cathedrals, to Music Festivals and Family Concerts, lunchtime and evening. They aspire to include something in their Programme to suit everyone, as well as challenging the boundaries with new music, and very much enjoy engaging with their audiences.
Saturday 27th January 2021, 3pm, Hoddesdon Music Club - Family Concert
United Reformed Church, High Street, Broxbourne, EN10 7BQ
Saturday 14th December 2019, 7.30pm, Guest Artists for Hertford Choral Society
All Saints Church, Queen's Rd, Hertford, SG13 8AY
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 1pm, Brentwood Cathedral, WORLD PREMIERE of “Advent Dances” by Roderick Elms
Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Rd, Brentwood, CM15 8AT
Saturday 26th October 2019, 7.30pm, “Music at St Mary’s” (with Harmonium Caelestis)
St Mary’s Church, Stapleford, SG14 3NB
22nd June 2019, 1pm, St Barnabus Church, Ealing
19th June 2019, 8pm, St Leonard’s Church, Bengeo - Hertfordshire Festival of Music (with Harmonium Caelestis)
19th June 2019, 1pm, All Saint’s Church, Hertford - Hertfordshire Festival of Music (with Harmonium Caelestis)
30th January 2019, 5pm, Brentwood Cathederal - Recording for Roderick Elms “A Windy Christmas” CD
24th January 2019, 1pm, Stoke D’Abernon
16th January 2019, 1pm, All Saints Church, Hertford
15th November 2018, 7.30pm, Evening Concert, St Mary’s Church, Merton
7th November 2018, Brentwood Cathedral
23rd May 2018, Aylsham Church
6th April 2018, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
9th March 2018, St Barnabus Church, Ealing, London
3rd October 2017, St Lawrence Jewry, CD LAUNCH Concert, London
10th March 2017, Recital, St Barnabas Church, London
10th February 2017, Recital, All Saints Church, Lindfield
3rd February 2017, Recital, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
7th October 2016, Recital, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
1st October, Convivium Records Charity Concert, Merton College, Oxford
29th June 2016, Recital, All Saints Church, Hertford
5th June 2016, Recital, Marylebone Parish Church, London
20th April 2016, Recital, Union Chapel, London
14th October 2015, Recital, All Saints Church, Hertford
25th September 2015, Recital, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
4th February 2015, Recital, All Saints Church, Hertford
19 November 2014, Recital, Queens College Chapel, Oxford
9 October 2014, Recital, St Mary-le-Bow, City of London
23 September 2014, Recording, Brentwood Cathedral
17 June 2014 – Recital, Winchester Cathedral
11 June 2014 – Recital, St Alban’s Cathedral, Hertfordshire
18 May 2014 – Recital, St Paul’s Cathedral, London
25 February 2014 – Recital, Alexandra Palace, London
22 September 2013 – Recital, St Paul’s Cathedral, London
31 July 2013 – Recital, Alexandra Palace, London
23 June 2013 – Recital, Fairfields Hall, Croydon
27 May 2013 – Recital, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
3 October 2012 – Recital, “Soundbites” Lunchtime Series, All Saints Church, Hertford
29 June 2012 – Recital, Trinity College Chapel, Oxford