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Concerts & Recitals

 
Arden Recorder Orchestra

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


May 2017

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
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Tickets: £15 (£12 if booked before 1st April 2017, Students: £3
Website and booking information

FMemory Palacesriday 26th May at 8pm

Keble College Chapel, Oxford
Improviso (Fatima Lahham recorders, Elin White violin, Florence Petit cello, Johan Löfving theorbo) build tonight’s memory palace and perform music by composers
including Uccellini, Vivaldi & Telemann alongside their own improvisations
Admission: Free
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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
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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
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SStefan Pilczekaturday 10th June at 1.05pm

St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BJ
Vivaldi and his Contemporaries
A Recital by Stefan Pilczek recorders and Duncan Appleby harpsichord
Works by Nicola Matteis, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Jean Baptiste Lœillet de Gant and Jacob van Eyck
Admission Free

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
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SHampshire Recorder Sinfoniaunday 18th June at 3pm

All Saints’ Church, Botley, Southampton, S030 2EA
Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia
The programme includes the first performance of a new composition by Steve Marshall “Six Scroobious Songs” based on the verses of Edward Lear, including “The Owl and The Pussy Cat”, and sung by Portia Kitcher. Other composers featured include Mendelssohn, Bartok, Dietrich Schnabel, Humperdinck, Elgar, Arnold, Glen Shannon and David Moses.
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) from All Saints Church Office 01489 782445 or www.wegottickets.com

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.


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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
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FKanturiday 30th June at 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Burgate, Lincolnshire, DN18 5EZ
K’antu Ensemble & Kerry Andrew @ Barton Arts Festival
How we Talk, by composer and performer Kerry Andrew, is the outcome of a year-long residency at 18 care homes in Shropshire, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire. The resulting piece, written in collaboration with care home residents and presented with accompaniment from early music ensemble K’antu, is complemented by a selection of lively folk and worldmusic from across the ages.
Tickets £5 (carers free)
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July 2017

SRed Priestunday 2nd July at 7.30pm

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

 

Saturday 8th July 7.30pm

Malmesbury Abbey, Gloucester Street, Malmesbury SN16 0AA
Fontanella Recorder Quintet playing an impressive array of more than 30 recorders of all shapes and sizes this is definitely the concert to inspire you to play this underrated instrument …”The five members of the ensemble were astounding in their mastery of the ‘forest’ of instruments…”
Tickets £15 (£5 students)
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SK'antuaturday 8th July at 12 noon

Cheltenham Music Festival, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, GL50 3AA
K’antu Ensemble & Kerry Andrew @ Cheltenham Music Festival
How we Talk, by composer and performer Kerry Andrew, is the outcome of a year-long residency at 18 care homes in Shropshire, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire. The resulting piece, written in collaboration with care home residents and presented with accompaniment from early music ensemble K’antu, is complemented by a selection of lively folk and worldmusic from across the ages.
Tickets £5 plus transaction fee
Website

SKantu Gottingenaturday 8th July at 7.30pm

Bratton Clovelly Festival, Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall EX20 4JT

K’antu Ensemble: Songs & dances of Renaissance Europe
K’antu Ensemble are a group of young, highly talented musicians who explore the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music from Europe and South America. Their successful album, Gusto, was featured on BBC Radio 3 and the ensemble has played such venues as King’s Place, Symphony Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.They have toured extensively and were invited to perform at the prestigious Gottingen International Festival in Germany.
Tickets: £10 adult / £6 16yrs and under
Box Office: brattonclovellyfestivalatgmaildotcom or 01837 871696

SHampshire Recorder Sinfoniaaturday 8th July at 7.30pm

Boxgrove Priory Church, West Sussex PO18 0ED
Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia
The programme includes the first performance of a new composition by Steve Marshall “Six Scroobious Songs” based on the verses of Edward Lear, including “The Owl and The Pussy Cat”, and sung by Portia Kitcher. Other composers featured include Mendelssohn, Bartok, Dietrich Schnabel, Humperdinck, Elgar, Arnold, Glen Shannon and David Moses.
Tickets £12 (to include ‘Cava and Cake’ interval refreshments). Available on the door or reserve in advance by calling 01329 834297 or by emailing hrsathampshirerecordersinfoniadotorgdotuk

SKantu Calstockunday 9th July at 3pm

Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lnm Calstock, PL18 9QX
K’antu Ensemble: Songs & dances of Renaissance Europe
K’antu Ensemble are a group of young, highly talented musicians who explore the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music from Europe and South America. Their successful album, Gusto, was featured on BBC Radio 3 and the ensemble has played such venues as King’s Place, Symphony Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.They have toured extensively and were invited to perform at the prestigious Gottingen International Festival in Germany.
Bar, tea, coffe and cake from 2pm
Tickets: £8 (advance), £9 (door), £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £6 (under 21s)
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SManchester Recorder Orchestraaturday 15th July 7.30pm

Trinity Church, Buxton SK17 6PR
Summer concert by the Manchester Recorder Orchestra at the Buxton Festival Fringe.  Returning for the 18th time in their 35th anniversary year, this large recorder group is offering an exciting and wide-ranging programme of music including Passaglia by Eillen Silcocks, Symphony by MIke Sammons, Fipple Dance by Glen Shannon and a brand new commission ‘Icon’ by Raymond Head. You can be sure of an entertaining and enjoyable evening.
Tickets on the door: £8; £7 (conc); free (under 16).
Further Information

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 May 23, 2017