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Arden Recorder Orchestra

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April 2017 | May 2017 | June 2017 | July 2017 | September 2017 | October 2017


April 2017

FPalisanderriday 28th April at 7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Slindon BN18 0RB
Journey to the New World
Palisander
This programme is inspired by voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. It centers on themes of Renaissance exploration and discovery, with musical illustrations of the men’s journeys to the New World.
The chosen repertoire balances music of the explorers’ native courts performed on historically authentic instruments, with pieces inspired by the sea, explorations into the music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and pieces inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured. Whilst the ideas are drawn from the Age of Exploration, the music is not restricted to a single time frame, as the programme features repertoire that spans more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.
Alongside pieces that were originally conceived for recorders and pipes, much of the repertoire has been specially arranged, written or reconstructed by Palisander for recorder quartet.
The ensemble will showcase a large range of recorders both Renaissance and Baroque in design.
Tickets: £10 from Rosemary Barrett on 01243 814265 or Moira Richards on 01243 814735
Details

May 2017

TStefan Pilczekhursday 4th May at 1.15 pm

Saint Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA
Scarlattiana – A Recital by Stefan Pilczek recorders and Duncan Appleby harpsichord
Music by Nicola Matteis, Jean Lœillet of London, Arcangelo Corelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Georg Friedrich Handel and Jacob van Eyck
Admission free

Smendip consortaturday 6th May 12-1

All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall
Mendip Consort are a group of amateur recorder players who have been making music together for about 12 years. This year celebrates the 10th year of Joyce conducting the consort, so we have decided to ‘Cherry pick’ our favourite pieces form the previous 9 seasons of concerts. These include music by Byrd, Purcell, Lawes, Josquin, Parry, Schmelzer, Part and other favourites. The content of each concert will be slightly different this year, but the whole range of recorders will be displayed, including a possible quartet for 4 contra basses.
Further information
Admission £8.00, to include a light lunch and drink

SStanesby Playersaturday 6th May at 7.30

Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
The Stanesby Players
Elin Harries Soprano, Andrew Collis Recorder and Yeo Yat-Soon Harpsichord
Handel, Friends and Rivals
Vocal and Instrumental Music by Handel, Bononcini, Pepusch, D Scarlatti, Arne and others
Tickets: £11 (£9 concessions – OAPs, unemployed, students) from: www.wegottickets.com/event/395275  or £13 (£10 concessions) at the door
Further details: www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk
Poster

Saturday 6th May at 7.30pm

Sophie’s Barn, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JR
Jill Kemp, recorder and Aleksander Szram, piano
An evening of music to support the Keiskamma Music Academy in South Africa’s remote hamlet of Hamburg in the Eastern Cape.
Works by Bach, Handel, Rubbra, Bedford, Krahmer and others.
Free entry, donations gratefully received after the concert to raise money towards the cost of a much-needed minibus for the Music Academy.
To book seats please RSVP to Lindsay Wentworth, email: lindswent46aticlouddotcom

SRed Priestaturday 13th May at 7.30

Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead SM7 1HW
Red Priest presents Handel in the WInd
as part of Banstead Arts Festival
Tickets: £12, school pupils free
Details

Sunday 14th May at 2.00 pm

St. Chad’s Church, Greengate Street, Stafford
Duo Saltarello (Alyson Lewin and Susan Brereton-Banks)
Music for the Grand Tour
a recital of music for recorder and harpsichord
Admission Free
Part of Stafford Music Festival

Fmendip consortriday 19th May at 1pm

Wells Cathedral, Somerset
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall
Mendip Consort are a group of amateur recorder players who have been making music together for about 12 years. This year celebrates the 10th year of Joyce conducting the consort, so we have decided to ‘Cherry pick’ our favourite pieces form the previous 9 seasons of concerts. These include music by Byrd, Purcell, Lawes, Josquin, Parry, Schmelzer, Part and other favourites. The content of each concert will be slightly different this year, but the whole range of recorders will be displayed, including a possible quartet for 4 contra basses.
Further information
Admission free, although there is a voluntary donation to the Cathedral

SMiriam Nervalaturday 20th May at 7.15pm

Medina Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2DX
Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra with soloist Miriam Nerval will perform:
Marquez – Danzon 2, Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C Major,  Bedford – Recorder Concerto and Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 in E Minor
Tickets £14.50 adults £6 Under 18’s available from the theatre/leisure centre tel: 01983 823882 then choose option 1 or online at http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk/ (please note a £1 booking applies per ticket for online bookings).

Saturday 20th May at 8pm

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Jill Kemp, recorder and Aleksander Szram, piano
An evening of music to support the Keiskamma Music Academy in South Africa’s remote hamlet of Hamburg in the Eastern Cape.
Works by Bach, Handel, Rubbra, Bedford, Krahmer and others.
Free entry, suggested donation £10+ to raise money towards the cost of a much-needed minibus for the Music Academy.
To book seats please RSVP to Lindsay Wentworth, email: lindswent46aticlouddotcom

Saturday 20th May at 7pm

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road TR3 6GH
Society of Recorder Players Cornwall Branch with special guests including Terpsichore
Annual Concert
Admission: £5 on the door, accompanied children free
Poster

Wednesday 24th May at 1pm

Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Resonance recorder consort will be giving the lunchtime concert, 1 to 2pm. Entry is free but donations welcome.  Come and hear a variety of music showcasing the recorder, from Sopranino to Contrabass, from Lassus to Glen Miller. The players in this entertaining quintet are members of Suffolk / Essex SRP and EROS (Eastern recorder orchestra).

FSophie Westbrookeriday 26th May at 7.30pm

Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff CF10 5AL
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Tecwyn Evans with Sophie Westbrooke recorder, Paul Watkins cello and Apollon Musagète Quartet
Programme includes the World premiere of Concerto for multiple amplified recorders by Graham Fitkin, the concerto commissioned by Evelyn Nallen and Barbara Law, assisted by generous donations from the Society of Recorder Players and its members, and the Vale of Glamorgan (with funds provided by The Hinrichsen Foundation
Tickets: £15 (£12 if booked before 1st April 2017, Students: £3
Website and booking information

June 2017

Smendip consortaturday 3rd June at 1pm

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Mendip Consort, conducted by Joyce Rudall
Mendip Consort are a group of amateur recorder players who have been making music together for about 12 years. This year celebrates the 10th year of Joyce conducting the consort, so we have decided to ‘Cherry pick’ our favourite pieces form the previous 9 seasons of concerts. These include music by Byrd, Purcell, Lawes, Josquin, Parry, Schmelzer, Part and other favourites. The content of each concert will be slightly different this year, but the whole range of recorders will be displayed, including a possible quartet for 4 contra basses.
Admission free, although a donation to the Abbey may be made
Further information

SPiers Adamsaturday 3rd June at 7.30

St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel,St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
Son et Lumière featuring Piers Adams
Son et Lumière is a mesmerising new 45-minute multimedia work by composer Chris Gander and video artist John Baker. The piece explores ‘how we are in unity with the environment around us and beyond’ through relationships between the cycles of life and nature.
Recorder maestro Piers Adams and percussionists Adam Bushell and Rosie Bergonzi will also perform a selection of solo works from around the globe, including music by Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Bo Linde and Maki Ishii. Contemporary arrangements of Mediaeval, Baroque and Impressionist pieces complete this stunning programme.
Tickets: £10, concession £8
Details and booking

 

Sunday 4th June at 3pm

St Vincent’s Chapel, St Vincent Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6SW
Edinburgh Recorder Ensemble conductor Michael Graham
Fundraising Concert for Medical Aid for Palestinians
Music from very early to really rather contemporary
Interval refreshments from Garvald, Edinburgh
Admission: no charge, but all donations will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians www.map.org.uk

SPhoenix Orchestraaturday 10th June at 7.30

St.Lawrence Church, Market Place, Lechlade GL7 3AB
A concert by the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra conducted by Pam Smith
Tickets: £10 on the door, in aid of the Church Restoration funds and Mesothelioma UK

SRed Priestaturday 10th June at 7.30

St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, Richmond DL11 6HL
Red PriestGypsy Baroque Fantasy
Part of the Swaledale Festival
The world-famous baroque quartet transforms into an imaginary gypsy band. The players re-live the wild virtuosity of early Baroque masters, explore melodies from a 1730 Slovakian fiddler’s tune book, revel in the gypsy-influenced music of Telemann, and re-imagine music by Handel and Vivaldi
Tickets Adult £18, under 25 £3
Website

SEROSaturday 17th June at 7.30

St. George’s Catholic Church, Sprowston Road, Norwich NR3 4HZ
Eastern Recorder Orchestra conducted by Moira Usher
Summer Concert
Tickets: £10, under 19 £2 available on the door
Poster and programme

SExter Recorder Orchestraunday 18th June at 3pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells BA5 2AW
The Exeter Recorder Orchestra conducted by Andrew Collis with Guest Soloist is David Heyes who is a specialist Double Bass Tutor at the Wells Cathedral School. David will be playing Steve Marshall’s Concertino No 6 on his Double Bass with the Orchestra.
Further Information from Rachael Shearmur 01626 890617 or rachaelshearmuratgmaildotcom
Poster

SDetail from Church window by Marc Chagallaturday 24th June at 7.30

All Saints’ Church, Tudeley, Tonbridge
Kathryn Bennetts recorder and Yeo Yat-Soon harpsichord
A concert of Fantasias and Sonatas to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann. The innovative creativity of Telemann’s instrumental music will be explored in this rural church in the heart of Kent made famous throughout the world for its exceptional stained glass windows by Marc Chagall which were designed and installed over a period of nearly 20 years between 1967 and 1985.


Ticketing and further details to follow

SWild Men of the Baroqueunday 25th June at 3pm

Church of St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13
Wild Men of the Baroque
Piers Adams and David Wright
This concert is especially designed for young people – and the young at heart! Recorder maestro Piers Adams and harpsichord wizard David Wright will take you on a wild ride through the baroque period and beyond, putting their instruments through their paces in a whirlwind of music by Vivaldi, Handel and Bach.
Tickets: £12; school-age students free
Website

July 2017

SRed Priestunday 2nd July at 7.30

St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Beaminster, Dorset, England, DT8 3BA
Red Priest Gypsy Baroque Fantasy
Part of the Beaminster Festival

September 2017

Saturday Flanders Recorder Quartet30th September at 7.30pm

Saltaire United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LF
Flanders Recorder Quartet
The Final Chapter  – farewell tour
Part of the Flanders Recorder Quartet Weekend at the Early Music Shop, which also includes Workshops and Tuition on 1st October
Tickets: £18 in advance, £20 on the door
Further information and ticketing

October 2017

Monday 2ndFlanders Recorder Quartet October at 7.45pm

St Pauls Church, St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LR
The Flanders Recorder Quartet
The Final Chapter with afternoon workshop
Further details and booking

Tuesday 3rd October at 7.45

United Reform Church, White Rose Ln, Woking GU22 7HA
The Flanders Recorder Quartet
Our Final Favourites with afternoon workshop
Further details and booking

Thursday 5th October at 7.45

Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Ln, Ipswich IP1 2EF
The Flanders Recorder Quartet
Our Final Favoutites with afternoon workshop
Further details and booking

Friday 6Flanders Recorder Quartetth October at 7.30pm

St Augustine’s Church, Penarth CF64 1BJ
The Flanders Recorder Quartet will give a performance of music spanning several centuries as part of their farewell world tour.
Tickets: £5.90 – £11.21
Further details and booking

Saturday 7th October at 7.30

St Luke’s Church of England,194 Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8RQ

The Flanders Recorder Quartet
The Final Chapter with afternoon workshop
Further details and booking

Last updated April 24, 2017