A baroque cello, an organ and a harpsichord walk into a bar...

Father and son Rata-tui Duo to perform works by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi.

Father and son Rata-tui Duo to perform works by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi.

RATA-TUI: Julien Hainsworth of the Rata-Tui Duo plays his baroque cello. The instrument differs from its modern equivalent in that it is supported between the legs rather than by a spike. Picture supplied

A BAROQUE cello, organ and harpsichord will feature in Julien Hainsworth and Chris Hainsworth’s concert in Gisborne on Monday. Known as the Rata-tui Duo the father and son duo will perform works by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi as well pieces by 16th century composers such as Diego Ortiz Ricercadas and Francesco Rognoni.

The repertoire includes Julien’s performance of Jean-Baptiste Barriere’s Sonata no.4 for cello and continuo, while Chris will play Johann Kuhnau’s biblical sonata for keyboard, Hezekiah Restored to Health. A “surprise” is also promised.

Julien Hainsworth grew up in the South of France where he studied modern cello before specialising in baroque cello.

His father Chris Hainsworth grew up in Wellington where he learned the organ and studied languages and music at Victoria University before heading for Toulouse to complete his doctorate.












A BAROQUE cello, organ and harpsichord will feature in Julien Hainsworth and Chris Hainsworth’s concert in Gisborne on Monday. Known as the Rata-tui Duo the father and son duo will perform works by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi as well pieces by 16th century composers such as Diego Ortiz Ricercadas and Francesco Rognoni.

The repertoire includes Julien’s performance of Jean-Baptiste Barriere’s Sonata no.4 for cello and continuo, while Chris will play Johann Kuhnau’s biblical sonata for keyboard, Hezekiah Restored to Health. A “surprise” is also promised.

Julien Hainsworth grew up in the South of France where he studied modern cello before specialising in baroque cello.

His father Chris Hainsworth grew up in Wellington where he learned the organ and studied languages and music at Victoria University before heading for Toulouse to complete his doctorate.












Presented by St Andrew’s Concert Series and the Gisborne Music Teachers’ Group, the Rata-tui Duo perform at St Andrew’s Church on October 16 at 7.30pm.

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