“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.


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Illuminations, Dances & Poems

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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

12th February 2016, Recital, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, 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