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Arden Recorder Orchestra

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May 2016 | June 2016 | July 2016 | August 2016 | September 2016


May 2016

Saturday 28th May at 1.05

Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset BA 5 2US
Mendip Consort will be playing a programme of Great Mystery
This is a free lunchtime concert in the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral. The cathedral do expect a visitor’s donation.

Saturday 28th May at 8pm

United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LF
The Flautadors
Fairest Isle
A diverse programme of British music from the Tudors to the present day, featuring William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten and local composer David Murphy (born Bradford, 1970). The Flautadors will perform on a huge array of recorders.
Tickets: £15, £5 child (16 and under) https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/FGFHFD
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Sunday 29th May at 2:30pm

National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, flautadors York YO1 9TL
The Flautadors
Pipes a-plenty
Spanning eight centuries, this programme includes medieval dances, folk arrangements, music from the Tudor courts, as well as some Bach and jazz. The group will play on over 30 different recorders ranging from the huge contra bass to the tiny garklein.
Tickets: £7, £5 young people, £20 2 adults ad 2 young people from NCEM website

Monday 30th May at 1pm

St Mary’s Church North Bar Within Beverly
Beverley Early Music Festival
The Flautadors
Royal Rivals
Performing on beautiful Renaissance instruments by Thomas Prescott, The Flautadors explore the connections between Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. This programme, created especially for the Beverley Festival, features some of the finest consort music of the 16th century with works by Byrd, Holborne, Dowland and Tye.
Tickets £15, £13 concessions, £5 students from NCEM website

June 2016

Shakespeare's LondonFriday 3rd June at 6.15

St James’ Church Prebend St, Islington, N1 7DS
Shakespeare’s London
In a programme marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Palisander performs on an array of recorders, from 6 inches to 6ft tall.
Shakespeare made hundreds of references to music throughout his works. In this concert, Palisander and Lutenist Toby Carr recreate the captivating sounds of Shakespeare’s London, which inspired the playwright. The programme includes music from the courts of his Royal Patrons, Queen Elizabeth I and King James I; theatrical flavours from masquing music, to melodies of The London Waits; the tunes of London’s market criers recorded by Gibbons and of course, works from the only composer Shakespeare ever mentioned by name – John Dowland.
Tickets £8, children under 16 free
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Saturday 4th June at 1.00

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Mendip Consort will be playing a programme of Great Mystery
Another chance to hear beautiful music in a spectacular setting. Free entry to the concert although the Abbey expects a donation.

SSophie Westbrookeaturday 4th June at 1.00

The Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ
Lunchtime Concert bySophie Westbrooke recorder & David Gordon harpsichord
Tickets: £8
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Saturday 4th June at 7.30 pm

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel St North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT
5-Part re-Inventions
Dulcis Venti recorder quartet (director Stephen Watkins) with harpsichordist Francis Knights
Discovering that there was no existing repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord, we challenged composers around the world to rectify the situation. In this concert we present the first ever performance of works for this mysteriously neglected ensemble; beautiful and engaging pieces in which the sweetness and coolness of the recorder encounters the bright, clean sound of the harpsichord.
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions from the Headgate box office (01206 366000 ticketsatheadgatetheatredotcodotuk) or on the door.
Information: colchesternewmusic.com

Thursday 9th June at 1.15pm

St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA
Recorder & Harpsichord Recital
Telemann and his friends
Music by Telemann, Handel and Bach
Naomi Okuda recorder and Katarzyna Kowalik harpsichord
Admission: Free (Retiring collection)
Enquirieslgsm703atgmaildotcom 07772 436 662

Fcharlotte barbour condiniriday 10th June at 7.30

St Andrew’s Church, Grinton
21st Century Baroque with Charlotte Barbour-Condini
Part of the Swaledale Festival
The former BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist returns with the all-star period instrument group which began life at the Swaledale Festival in 2013. Exciting compositions by David Gordon and Adam Summerhayes and a newly-commissioned piece by Naomi Burrell perfectly complement the glorious works of Gibbons, Tallis, Bach, Lully and Telemann.
Tickets: Adult: £18 Under 19: £3
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Saturday 11th June at 3pm

Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
Organsed by The Early Music Shop
Piers Adams and David Wright
The Flying Recorder (family concert and workshop)
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Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm

Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
Organsed by The Early Music Shop
Piers Adams and David Wright
Wild Men of the Baroque
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TBergamascahursday 16th June at 7.30

Loseley House, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS
Bergamasca Baroque Ensemble will be performing over three dates in June and July at selected venues across Surrey. All proceeds collected will be distributed to the Community Foundation for Surrey, The Lightbox and Cherry Trees charities.
Tickets: £15/£10 Concessions Book here
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Friday 17th June

Southend
Red Priest
Viva Baroque

Serosaturday 18th June at 7.30pm

Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich IP1 2EF
Eastern Recorder Orchestra conducted by Moira Usher
Summer Concert
Tickets
: £8 (adults) under 19: £2
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MCharlotte Barbour-Condini1onday 20th June at 7:30

St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Road, London W4 1TT
Baroque Serenade Concert Supper
Part of the Bedford Park Festival, this exciting concert includes a new recorder concerto Romanesque by David Gordon written for and performed by Charlotte Barbour Condini.  An evening for recorder enthusiasts, the programme includes Vivaldi C major concerto with soloist Sophie Westbrooke  before the two players join forces in Bach’s Brandenburg no 4. Plus some surprises!
Tickets £12 (concert only) /£25 including supper
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Wednesday 22nd June

Worksop
Red Priest

TBergamascahursday 23rd June at 7.30

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA
Bergamasca Baroque Ensemble will be performing over three dates in June and July at selected venues across Surrey. All proceeds collected will be distributed to the Community Foundation for Surrey, The Lightbox and Cherry Trees charities.
Tickets: £15/£10 Concessions Book here
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Sphoenixaturday 25th June at 7.30pm

St Michael’s Church Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PD
Phoenix Recorder Orchestra  
Concert with local recorder students
Information: from Val 0117 965 5967 or infoatphoenixrecorderorchestradotorgdotuk

Saturday 25th June at 7.00pm

St Matthew’s Church, 29 St Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA
The London Recorder Orchestra Summer Concert
The programme will include: Dorian Tango – A Melville, Glory Days & Hallelujah Nights – D Moses, Bavarian Dances – E Elgar, Le Roi S’amuse – L Delibes, Kinderspieler Polka – J Strauss, Heavenly Fire – A Davis, Hello Dolly – G Haverkate, Romanian Dances – B Bartok
Tickets £10.00 (concessions £6.00) are available at the door and include interval refreshments

Sunday 26th June at 3pm

CZero Gravitylare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AL
The Zero Gravity Band
BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalists — Charlotte Barbour-Condini & Sophie Westbrooke
Chiara Vinci soprano,  Barbara Law & Evelyn Nallen recorders, David Gordon piano. Malcolm Creese double bass, Derek Scurll  percussion
A return visit by this very popular group with music inspired by South American dances, folk, Galileo, and Australian weather, all with a jazz influence  plus original compositions by David Gordon, Jonathan Steffen and Jonathan Dove
Tickets at the door £12 Clare Hall members £8 students £5
Porters lodge: 01223 332360 www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk

July 2016

Friday 1st July at 7.30

St Michael’s Church, Chester Square, London SW1 9EF
Brandenburg Concertos
Baroque ensembles Follia and The Stanesby Players – and associate musicians  – combine for a concert including JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 4, 5 and 6, Vivaldi’s concertos La Notte [with recorder], and for two cellos & Telemann’s Concerto in E minor for recorder, flute and strings
Cost: £15; £12 concessions
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TBergamascauesday 5th July at 7.30

Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LR
Bergamasca Baroque Ensemble will be performing over three dates in June and July at selected venues across Surrey. All proceeds collected will be distributed to the Community Foundation for Surrey, The Lightbox and Cherry Trees charities.
Tickets: £15/£10 Concessions Book here
Poster

Thursday 7th July

Winchester
Red Priest
Viva Baroque

Friday 8th July at 7.30

Garrick’s Temple, Garrick’s Lawn, Hampton Court Road. Hampton on Thames TW12 2EN
Italian Baroque cantatas and sonatas
The Lovekyn Baroque Consort perform music by Vivaldi, Hasse and Alessandro Scarlatti
Elin Harries Soprano, William Summers Baroque Flute, recorder, Diane Moore Baroque Violin, Yat-Soon Yeo Harpsichord, Anna Tam Cello
Cost: £10 in advance [plus booking fee], £13 on the door; £5 for children
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Sunday 10th July at 3.30pm

Old Baptist Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, off Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
The Border Waites: David Hatcher, Frances Eustace, Emily White, Richard Thomas
Shipwreck!
The story of the chance meeting between Philip the Handsome (Duke of Burgundy, King of Castile and Archduke of Austria), shipwrecked on the English coast with most of his court and Joanna the Mad, his queen – and King Henry VII.  On a large variety of instruments of the day, including shawm, viol, recorder, crumhorn, harp, pipe & tabor, The Border Waites perform music that was known to Henry and Philip. The programme is interspersed with readings and comments, describing the life of a musician of the court, observing the events of that fortuitous meeting and how the vicissitudes of medieval international travel are surprisingly relevant today!
Tickets £15 available from John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN or online (booking fee applies)
Information: 01684 850112 oldchapelcourtatbtinternetdotcom

Sunday 17th July at 3pm

Walpole Old Chapel, Halesworth Road, Walpole IP19 9AZ
Songs of love, loss and friendship from Renaissance Spain
The Lovekyn Consort perform songs and airs in the passionate style of ancient Iberia.
Patricia Hammond Voice, William Summers Renaissance Flute and Recorders, Stephen Carpenter Vihuela and Renaissance Guitar
Cost: £10 in advance [plus booking fee], £13 on the door; £5 for children
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Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Handel and his Highness
Handel said, ‘What the English like is something that they can beat time to.’. In this programme  award-winning Ensemble in Residence BLOCK4 delve into the music of the British monarchy, contrasting it with music heard throughout the rest of the country.
Tickets £15 adult £7 students Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
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Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Time for A New National Anthem
BLOCK4
 ‘It’s time for a new National Anthem.’ said Jimi Hendrix. This programme looks at popular music in a classical world through the influence of rock and pop on contemporary music, alongside some classics by Jimi Hendrix.
Tickets £10 and £6 students Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
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Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Polyphony and Eccentricity
Award-winning Ensemble in Residence BLOCK4 will premiere new works by young composers who will have spent the week working with composers Hunter Coblentz and Michael Andrews on creating new compositions inspired by Handel & Hendrix. In partnership with RNIB.
Tickets £10 adult £6 students Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
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Sunday 31st July at 3.00pm

Old Baptist Chapel, Old Baptist Chapel Court, off Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor, The Windsor Box&Fir Co: Jenny Thomas flute & recorder, Michael Sanderson baritone & violin Ian Gammie bass viol & guitar Katharine May harpsichord
Under the Greenwood Tree
Music from 18th century England: a programme combining Shakespeare settings and other popular songs from the theatre and pleasure gardens with trio sonatas and other instrumental music, including country dances, by composers such as Arne, Handel, Boyce, Dibdin, Henry Carey, Shield and Ignatio Sancho. 
Tickets £15 available from John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN or online (booking fee applies)
Information: 01684 850112 oldchapelcourtatbtinternetdotcom

SBlock4_Haveunday 31st July at 2pm

Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Have You Ever Been…
… To Electric Ladyland? Jimi Hendrix said, ‘Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.’  In this programme  award-winning Ensemble in Residence BLOCK4 juxtapose the use of electronics in contemporary music against that of natural acoustic sound, from Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland to the present day.
Tickets £15 adult £7 students Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
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August 2016

TBlock4_Anonymoushursday 4th August at 6.30pm

Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
From Anonymous to Handel
‘You shall protect my fame when I am dead’ proclaimed Handel. This programme by award-winning Ensemble in Residence BLOCK4 explores music of a range of composers dating from the medieval period through to the 18th Century.
Tickets £10 adult £6 students Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
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Monday 8th August

Church Stretton
Red Priest
Pirates of the Baroque

September 2016

Friday 2nd September at 7.30

Garrick’s Temple, Garrick’s Lawn, Hampton Court Road, Hampton on Thames TW12 2BZ
Pretty ducks
The Lovekyn Renaissance Consort perform music from their new album, featuring unusual and familiar songs and ballads from early 17th.-century England – and pictures from Garrick’s Temple and gardens.
Patricia Hammond Voice, William Summers Recorders, Renaissance Flute, Stephen Carpenter Lute, Vihuela, Guitar
Cost: £10 in advance [plus booking fee], £13 on the door; £5 for children
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Saturday 10th September

Sevenoaks
Red Priest

Tuesday 13th September

Ripon
Red Priest
Gypsy Baroque Fantasy

Thursday 22nd September

Grantham
Red Priest

Last updated May 26, 2016