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Thursday 28th May at 1.15
Saint Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA
Baroque Sonatas and Variations – A Recital
Francesco Barsanti (c 1690-1772): Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in B flat, Opus 1, No 6
Anon from ‘The Division Flute’ (1706): Greensleeves to a Ground
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759): Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in G MINOR, HWV 360
Anon from ‘The Division Flute’ (1706): Old Simon the King
Francesco Mancini (1672-1737): Sonata for Recorder and Continuo NO 12 in G
Jacob van Eyck (1590-1657): Questa Dolce Sirena & Bravade from ‘Der Fluyten Lusthof’
Stefan Pilczek recorder and Chris Mear harpsichord
The Church of St Edmund the King, Lombard Street, London EC3V 9EA
Organ & Recorder recital
Music from Bach, Telemann and other works
Tom Foster organ and Naomi Okuda recorder
Admission: £12 including drinks after the concert
Tickets at the door or advance reservation: lgsm703gmailcom 07772 436 662
Thursday 28th May at 12.45pm
St Andrew’s Cathedral, 28 King St, Aberdeen
Ian Wilson Recorders, Roger Williams Organ & Piano
Recorder player Ian Wilson returns to his hometown of Aberdeen to perform a recital with renowned organist, Roger Williams. Their programme will include beautiful music by Handel, Telemann, Vaughan-Williams
Saturday 30th May at 3.30pm
Crathes Village Hall, North Deeside Rd, Crathes
Woodwork Recorder Consort directed by Ian Wilson
Woodwork, a group of virtuoso recorder students and alumni of London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama perform a wide variety of exciting works spanning 800 years. Performing on instruments ranging from 6 feet to six inches, this will be a concert suitable for all the family!
Tickets available on the door – £5 and £3
St Michael’s Church, Chester Square, London SW1W 9EF
The Stanesby Players
Concertos by Telemann, Sammartini and Stanley, with the premiere of “Alleluia and Organum” by Charlie Barber
Tickets: £15, £12 with tea and refreshments
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 6th June at 7:30pm
St Andrews Church, Biggleswade
The Flautadors reflect on recorder music through the centuries from medieval to modern with famous melodies, music from royal courts & works by Bach, Dowland& Pärt. Featuring over 30 recorders of many shapes & sizes!
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
Saturday 13th June at 8pm
Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
The Zero Gravity Band — music for a summer’s evening
David Gordon piano, Evelyn Nallen recorder, Zero Gravity recorder band, Malcolm Creese double bass, Graham Install percussion
Baroque music by Purcell & Rameau, favourites by Gershwin & Porter, original compositions & arrangements by David Gordon and the world premiere of Long Grass by David Motion for 3 tenor, 3 bass and 2 contrabass recorders (lovely music + street parking!)
Tickets at the door: £15, Clare Hall members £10, students £5
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 wendyphilidorscouk, 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.
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: Consortium5consortium5com
Thursday 18th June at 12.30
Hempton Church, Oxfordshire
Heidi Fardell Recorders, Helen Rogers Harpsichord
Beautiful Baroque at the Deddington Festival
Music by Corelli, Couperin, Bach and Handel
Saturday 20th June at 7pm
Methodist Church Sidmouth
Exeter Recorder Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Collis, are giving a concert.
Saturday 20th June at 7.30
All Saiints Church, Park Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3QW
Sunday 21st June at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland CO6 4QU
Sunday 21st June at lunch time
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).
Saturday 27th June at 11am
St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NW
Wendy Hancock Baroque flute and recorder with Peter Siepmann harpsichord and SaraBAnde.
Sonata in A major, BWV 1032 for flute and obbligato harpsichord, J.S. Bach
Suite in A minor for recorder, strings and continuo, G.P. Telemann
Admission is free, with coffee and biscuits served from 10.15am
Saturday 27th June at 7 pm
St Matthew’s Church, 29 St Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA
London Recorder Orchestra
The programme will include:
Light Cavalry Overture – F von Suppe
Sinfonia – L Boccherini
Renaissance Dances – arr D Bloodworth
Petite Suite – C Debussy
Florentiner March – J Fucik
Midsummer Meadow Suite – L Hilling
Symphonic Dances – D Schnabel
Tickets £9.00 (conc. £6.00) available at the door. Please notice that this is a new venue
St. Catherine’s Academy, Bolton, BL2 4HU
Arden Recorder Orchestra and Pupils from Schools across Bolton, conductor: Caroline Jones
Soloist, Charlotte Barbour-Condini
In association with Making Music “Adopt a Composer” recorded by BBC Radio 3.
Devaney: [as if on a pivot], first performance.
Vivaldi, Schnabel, Satizabal and Rose.
Tickets £3 accompanied children free. Please buy tickets in advance from Bolton Music Service 01204 333 533
Sunday 28th June at 3pm
Yardley Hastings Church, Northants NN7 1EH
Peregrine Recorder Orchestra conductor Ian Farquhar
Information from Ian Farquhar 01767 627665
Wednesday 1st July
Isle of Man
Handel in the Wind
St Peter’s Church, Cassington, Oxon OX29 4BN
Music for a Summer’s Afternoon
Followed by light refreshments
Admission free, retiring collection for Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Tuesday 21st July at 1.05pm
All Saints, Gainsborough, Church St, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2JR
Wendy Hancock Baroque flute and recorder with Michael Overbury Harpsichord
Programme to include J.S. Bach’s Sonata in A major for flute and obbligato harpsichord, Hoteterre’s Troisième suite in D major from the Deuxième Livre (published 1715), Blavet’s Sonata in G minor for the Troisième Livre (1740), both for flute and continuo, and Handel’s Sonata in F for treble recorder and continuo.
Retiring collection in aid of the church organ fund.
Refreshments will be available both before and after the concert
Friday 24th July at 7pm
Fenton House, Hampstead, London
The Saltarello Ensemble
Heidi Fardell Recorders, Alison Kinder Viola da Gamba, Claire Williams Harpsichord
A Meeting of Minds , 3 Baroque Giants
Music by Telemann, Bach and Handel
Christ Church Cheltenham, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2NN
Phoenix Recorder Orchestra conducted by Pam Smith with Alison Wray soprano
Composers Past to Present
Josquin, Lawes, Susato, Dowland, Glen Shannon, Rosemary Robinson, Ann and Steve Marshall, Andrew Melville
Tickets: £8 in advance or pay on the door
Information and tickets: Jay Mathews 01367 860869 jaymathews124maccom
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, annsteveandannfsworldcouk) or online from the website below