Saxophonist Rob Burton makes his debut performance at Southwell Minster this Saturday, 12th March, joining forces with the English Pro Musica string orchestra and award winning Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir.

Rob, who won the woodwind category final of BBC Young Musician 2018 and went on to secure a place in the Grand Final, studied classical saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music with Huw Wiggin. Rob has also won the Silk Street Sinfonia's Young Artists Competition, the 2019 Hans Schaeuble Award in Switzerland, and was awarded the Sussex Prize for Woodwind in the 2020 Royal Over-seas League Annual Music Competition Final. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2021.

The evening's programme champions work by celebrated British composer Paul Carr, including a world première of his Concerto for Saxophone, a British première of Ave Verum Corpus, choral work Stabat Mater, and Air for Strings.

Paul has an extensive catalogue of publications, film scores and recordings to his credit, with a style described by Gramophone Magazine as "highly accessible and attractive".

English Pro Musica is Nottinghamshire's only professional orchestra and is currently in residence at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). The NTU Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble which performs and competes internationally, most recently winning a prestigious silver medal at the World Choir Games in South Africa.

Tickets are available to buy online at www.ntu.ac.uk/stabatmater and from the Cathedral Shop, Church Street priced £15 - £18 (£5 NTU / Confetti students and U16s).