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Recent and upcoming Concerts

June 11th  2019  Lion Ballroom Leominster   1300

Accompanying Dilys Howard and Gwyneth Lloyd in a song recital .

This will include duets by Purcell, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Sullivan and various folk settings from around the world.

The concert will be given in aid of the organ fund for Leominster's Moravian church.

UPDATE -  PLEASED TO SAY THIS CONCERT WENT VERY WELL!!

 

Thursday June 20th 2019  Lucton School  1730  TODAY! 

The revised programme for this 50 minute recital which will be open to the general public will be :

Bach :  Sinfonia from Partita No. 2

Mozart :  Fantasy in C minor

Beethoven :  Pathetique Sonata, first movement

Rachmaninoff :  Two preludes from Op 23 - No 3 in D minor; No 7 in C minor

Shostakovich :  From Preludes Op 34 :  Nos 2, 12, 15, 16, 24

Joplin :  Bethena - a concert waltz

Glass :  Etude No. 6

Admission is free with donations for school funds.

 

UPDATE -  the concert went down very well with a mixed age audience. Many thanks to all the members of the Birchpole Singers who attended. And thanks to all the children who came too!  And thanks to the Director of Music, James Wall, for organising the concert and for presenting me with a Lucton bear at the end of the concert!

 

Friday June 21st 2019   Birchpole Singers' Summer Concert at St George's Church  Orleton Herefordshire 7.30pm

This concert will be accompanied by Hilary Norris (organ and piano) and will include works by Britten, Faure, Mozart and Byrd as well as a number of folk song arrangements and popular numbers.

 

UPDATE -  This concert went very well and was enjoyed by an audience of around fifty people on the longest day of the year. Many thanks to James Forrester for organising the concert for the Birchpole Singers and to Alf Jenkins and the team at Yarpole for their warm welcome and refreshments.

 

Sunday July 7th 2019  Elmslie House Venue and Gallery  Great Malvern   1500 

Concert with Tim Cranmore (baritone) to include song cycles by Vaughan WIlliams and Gerald Finzi. Also piano pieces by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge.

 

Saturday July 13th 2019   Hay Primary School  1930

COMA London Ensemble concert conducted by Gregory Rose

Working as Associate Conductor I am going to be working with a group of children from Hay Primary School who will be joining in parts of some of the

 compositions including one by Gregory Rose himself and also creating a short new composition of their own.

 

Friday July 19th 2019   Hay Primary School   1900

HCW concert of harp music to include new compositions by HCW members

given by Alexandra Guiraud from France.

This concert will include the first performance of my triptych of pieces 'Arthur's Stone', written following a visit to the neolithic site near Dorstone, Herefordshire.

 

Sunday July 28th 2019  Elmslie House Venue and Gallery  Great Malvern   1500 

Solo piano recital "In C minor" to include works by Mozart Beethoven and Bach.

 

Sunday September 29th 2019   St Leonard's Church, Yarpole  1500

HCW concert of new music for oboe bassoon and piano by Herefodshire composers

given by Ruth Watson (oboe)  Ollie Galletta (bassoon) and Andrew Morris (piano)

 

 

May 18th 2019  All Saints Church Herefoird     1930

Accompanying Le Voce and the Athene Singers directed by Jo WIlliamson. Programme to include a wide range of popular and show songs.

 

December 16th 2018 at St Leonard's Church, Yarpole  1600

Nine Lessons and Carols service with the Birchpole SIngers

to be followed by a party celebration in the church

December 7th 2018 at Stanton Lacy Church, near LUDLOW  1930

Advent concert with the Birchpole SIngers

To include performance of Louise Drewett's new Christingle commission, Light a candle

The concert will also include some organ solos played by Hilary Norris who will also accompany the choir

 

December 1st 2018 at Leominster Priory   Last Train to Tomorrow by Carl Davis

Under the auspices of Celebrating Creation Festival Association.

I will be playing the piano for this performance on the 80th anniversary of the departure of the first Kindertansport train from Berlin to London.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite or from Leominster Tourist Office. £12/adults   £6 children/students

 

November 24th 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, Hereford

Concert with the Hereford String Orchestra

I shall be playing the piano part in Copland's Appalachian Spring. Wonderful work. THe last time I played in this was in a chamber version of the piece with the BISYOC youth orchestra a few years ago. Looking forward to playing in the full version.

 

 

The concert on October 13th was a great success. Works by ten different Herefordshire composers were performed by the Edge Chamber CHoir under the calm and skilled direction of Ros Crouch and the organ was superbly played by Hiolary Norris. I hope to post some recordings from the concert before too long. I was specially pleased to hear my Gerard Manley Hopkins setting, God's Grandeur for the first time. The Edge Chamber CHoir were the first choir brave enough to offer to perform it!  So after eleven years it was wonderful to hear it brought to life. I was also pleased to hear my Traherne setting A life of sabbaths here beneath again.

 

October 13th 2018  At Leominster Priory 7.30pm

Concert given by the Edge Chamber Choir from Ludlow under the auspices of Herefordshire Composers' Workshop

Musical director :  Ros Crouch               Organ :  Hilary Norris

This concert will include compositions by ten Herefordshire composers. Two of my own choral pieces will be included :

God's Grandeur (2007)  a setting of words by Gerard Manley Hopkins

A life of sabbaths here beneath (2010), a setting of words by Thomas Traherne

Tickets will be available at the door, priced £10 (£5 for students)

 

The concert went very well with a good turn out of people. The concert featured works by nine Herefordshire composers, all of whom were present to introduce their compositions. 

September 7th 2018  Piano trio concert at the Lion Ballroom given by Tony Urbainczyk (violin), Joris Boon (cello) and Anne de Dadelsen (piano)

under the auspices of Herefordshire Composers' Workshop

This concert included a performance of Perichoresis in a version for cello and piano.

 

The concert on 25th May went very well. There was an audience of over seventy people. They were a very attentive audience and gave me a really enthusiastic reception at the end. It would be great to have the opportunity to perform the recital again somewhere so do let me know if anyone has any ideas of somewhere it might go down well

May 25th 2018  At the Lion Ballroom in Leominster, this solo piano recital of works by Bach and Shostakovich will include all the Shostakovich Preludes from Op 34..

The idea of a set of pieces in all 24 major and minor keys was realised for the first time in the early 1720s with the first book of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. Many later composers, including most famously Chopin and Shostakovich, have followed suit.

This concert will present a series of pieces by Shostakovich and Bach in the order of the circle of keys beginning with C major and ending with D minor. All 24 of the Shostakovich Preludes Op 34 will be performed, interspersed with pieces by Bach in the relevant keys. The whole programme will be flanked by the opening and closing Preludes and Fugues from Shostakovich’s Op. 87.

There is something very satisfying about hearing pieces in all twenty-four keys. Something to do with being truly inclusive and egalitarian maybe. But also something to do with the physical properties of sound vibration and the link between the octave and the circle of perfect fifths.  
And if this makes it sound too academic, then the deeper intention of this programme is to share my joy in the extraordinarily creative imagination and emotional range of these two composers.

Tickets will soon be available at £12 (£6 students) from Leominster TIC, 11 Corn Square, Leominster HR6 8YP  
Tel: 01568 616460 email: reception@leominstertourism.co.uk

December 15th 2017  Christmas concert by the Birchpole Singers at St Leonard's Church, Yarpole.

November 3rd 2017  Performance of my choral composition Ode to Joy, a setting of a poem by Gillian Clarke. This concert was given by the Britten Singers under their director Pamela White who commissioned Ode to Joy back in 2011. The solo soprano line was sung by Jenni Axtell.

October 5th 2017  Performance following on from AGM of Herefordshire COmposers' Workshop in Eardisley Church. I performed three of my Musical Remedies on piano - Impatiens, Chicory and Vervain.

September 24th 2017  Musical Remedies concert for Laura and Bach Flower Therapists' group from Latvia. I performed all of the Twelve Healers compositions from the Musical Remedies, introducing them with some things I have written about the Bach Flower Remedies (and which can be found in a more extended format on this website)

August 9th 2017 BISYOC Workshop concert which included a performance of a new composition created with a group of young people from the BISYOC course. The piece featured a full set of string instruments plus harp, piano, percussion, oboe and horn. It was very well received by the audience

August 4th 2017  Ludlow Assembly Rooms  1pm  Lunchtime concert BISYOC TUTORS' CONCERT

This concert included the first performance of my composition for bassoon and piano, Perichoresis. I also performed in works by Weber and Daniel Leo Simpson

June 30th 2017  Birchpole Singers concert at Richard's Castle Church with Oran Johnson (trombone and piano)

This concert included a performance of my composition Apple Tree Hymn. The Birchpole SIngers also performed The Legend of the Unicorns by Frances Phillips, another HCW composer.

After the concert someone wrote :

'It was a super programme of music which suited the audience and sounded good in the building. We felt the evening was a great success.'

May 19th 2017  Concert with Nathalie Chalkley (soprano) at Yarpole Church, North Herefordshire

This included the first performance of my song The darkness of night and also a performance of my choral piece Ode to Joy with Nathalie Chalkley singing the solo soprano part alongs with the Birchpole SIngers.

April 28th 2017  Concert with the Offa String Quartet at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster (organised by HCW)

This concert included the first performance of my Elegy for Piano Quintet

December 16th 2016  Birchpole SIngers' concert at Yarpole with Archie Auger (bassoon)

December 9th 2016 Birchpole Singers’ concert at Brimfield with Archie Auger (bassoon)

These two concerts included performances of bassoon and piano pieces by Weber and Grovlez. They also included newly composed carols by three members of the Herefordshire Composers' Workshop.

November 13th 2016 Solo Bach to Bach recital in aid of Refugee work - Leominster Priory 3pm

October 8th 2016 Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop concert of string quartets given by The Eilan Quartet Dorstone Church 7pm.

This concert included the first performance of my string quartet 'For the 48 per cent' based on material from the 2016 BISYOC composition project.

September 20th 2016 AGM of Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop informal performance at Yarpole Church 8-9pm. This concert included a performance of the Spring movement from my Seasons of Zen Spirit. This was given by Gary Higginson (tenor), Archie Auger (flute) and Andrew Morris (piano)