Concerts & Recitals


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March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 | July 2015 | September 2015

March 2015

hrslogoSunday 22nd March at 3.30pm

St James’ Church, Emsworth PO10 7DP
Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia
Contemporary original works for recorder orchestra: the stunning ‘Mirror Ball’ (Andrew Challinger, 2008), ‘The Beating Heart of Jazz’ (Steve Marshall, 2012) and a passionate tango ‘Double Pleasure’ (Sylvia Corinna Rosin, 2013) will set the tone for this afternoon’s sparkling performance.
Traditionalists will enjoy the holiday atmosphere of Elgar’s ‘3 Bavarian Dances’ (1894), the fizz of mountain air and pastoral lowland calm in ‘Mountain Mosaic’ (Glen Shannon, 2013) and the charm of ‘Elegy and Minuet from A Downland Suite’ (John Ireland, 1932).
Tickets: Adults £8.00 Students £3.50 Child £1.00 if accompanied by paying adult I(Max 5 children).
Available on the door or from 01329 834297

Wednesday 25th March

Rottingdean Sussex
Red Priest
Pirates of the Baroque

Naomi OkudaThursday 26th March at 6.30pm

The Church of St Edmund the King, Lombard Street, London EC3V 9EA
J.S.Bach…by arrangement!
Music from Trio Sonatas, Violin Sonatas, Partitas and other works
Naomi Okuda recorder & Tom Foster harpsichord
Admission: £12 including drinks after the concert  Tickets at the door or advance reservation EnquiriesLGSM703atGMAILdotCOM 07772 436 662

April 2015

Saturday 11th April at 12.00

All Saint’s Church Weston-Super-Mare
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall, a journey through the life of JS Bach
Light lunch included in ticket price

Saturday 25th April at 1.00

Bath Abbey
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall, a journey through the life of JS Bach
Entrance free but a donation to the Abbey is appreciated

Saturday  25th April at 7.30

Cottenham Church, Cambs CB24 8SA
Peregrine Recorder Orchestra conductor Ian Farquhar
With Guest soloist Madeleine Kluth Cello
Information from Edward Kramer 01954 251441

Saturday 25th April at 8.00pm

Camden URC, Buck Street NW1 8NJ
The Stanesby Players perform “Knock’d on the Head Abroad
Post Civil War Music in England and Foreign Influences.
Andrew Collis Recorders, Ibi Aziz & Sam Stadlen Viols, Yat-Soon Yeo Harpsichord
Music by Parcham,Purcell,Tomkins,Finger and Locke.
Tickets £12.00 £10.00 concessions
Info: andrewcollisattiscalidotcodotuk

Tuesday April 28th

Stowe School, Buckinghamshire
Piers Adams
School Workshop and Concert

May 2015

Friday 1st May, 7.30pm

Great Hall, Harlaxton Manor, Harlaxton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1AG
Chameleon Janet Forbes, recorders and soprano, with Douglas Hollick chamber organ.
Tickets £10, concessions £8 from the British Red Cross Area Office in Grantham 0845 054 7171

Sunday 10th May, 7.30pm

Great Hall, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD   Tel: 01636 812649
Espérance: Clare Devine soprano, Wendy Hancock bass viol and recorder,
Stewart McCoy lute and theorbo.
Music for Kings, Cavaliers and Commoners (1603-1660)
Admission free, retiring collection

Saturday 23rd May at 1.05

Wells Cathdral
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall, a journey through the life of JS Bach
Entrance free but a donation to the Cathedral is appreciated

June 2015

Saturday 6th June, 7.30pm

Christ Church, College Road, Chilwell,  NG9 4AS (near Beeston), Nottingham
A Concert  of  Renaissance and Baroque Music, given by students and friends of Wendy Hancock.
Admission free, retiring collection in aid of charity.

Saturday 13th June at 7.30

St. Faith’s Church Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0AS
Peregrine Recorder Orchestra conductor Ian Farquhar
Information from Mary Brenchley 01462 451880

MusicaDonumDeiSunday 14th June,  2.30pm

Holme Pierrepont Hall, NG12 2LD.
Musica Donum Dei Summer Gala concert
Tickets, price £14 only,  from Windblowers (0115) 9410543, cheque/cash only, from Monday April 13th.
There is likely to be a large audience for this concert, as there has been an advance block booking for reserved seats. To make sure you obtain tickets (price £14), please e-mail wendyatphilidorsdotcodotuk, and you will be added to the list.  These must  be collected from and paid for at Windblowers after  April 13th. Any uncollected tickets will go on sale to the general public from May 18th.

Consortium5Sunday 14th June at 4pm

St George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SA
Consortium5 Album Launch: As our Sweet Cords with Discords mixed be
This Summer Consortium5 launches a new album on the Resonus Classics label, featuring music of the English Renaissance, the heyday for the recorder consort.  This stunning repertoire remains exceptional today for the complexity of the composition, the emotional intensity of the writing and the subtlety and colour of the musical language. This music plays a fundamental role in the development of instrumental music in England with the Fantasia and In Nomine being significant compositional forms at the time. The new interest in instrumental writing thus initiated a move away from purely vocal or vocally inspired music that was predominant until the mid-16th century in England.
Since our first foray into consort music, the music from the period that lasted approximately the length of the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st has captivated and inspired us.  As we approach our 10th year as an ensemble we are delighted to celebrate some of our most treasured repertoire on this beautiful album.
Tickets: Advance Online Tickets: £9/£7 (£9.90/£7.70 including booking fee) On the door: £12/£10
Enquiries Email: Consortium5atconsortium5dotcom

Sunday 2st June at lunch time

Montecute House
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall, a journey through the life of JS Bach
No charge, National Trust members free, others will have to pay the usual entrance fee for this beautiful stately home in Somerset (as featured in Wolf Hall).

Sunday 28th June at 3pm

Yardley Hastings Church, Northants NN7 1EH
Peregrine Recorder Orchestra conductor Ian Farquhar
Information from Ian Farquhar 01767 627665

July 2015

Wednesday 1st July

Isle of Man
Red Priest
Handel in the Wind

September 2015

Saturday 5 September at 7.30

Parish Rooms, Highnam Community Centre, Newent Road, Highnam, Glos, GL2 8DG.
Helen Hooker and Forest Recorders
Helen will be accompanied by Rosemary Robinson on the spinet, and will be joined for parts of the evening by the recorder sextet Forest Recorders. On the programme will be Lassus, Handel and Bach, as well as arrangements of folk tunes from around Europe and some jazz. As if that were not enough, there will also be a fun telling of a version of Cinderella.
Tickets: £10, either on the door, or from Ann Marshall (01452 831654, annatsteveandanndotfsworlddotcodotuk) or online from the website below

Last updated March 17, 2015