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21st May 2021
at St Mary’s Church, Bibury, Gloucestershire GL7 5NR

RICHARD WATKINS & FRIENDS
with
MATTHEW RICE

Performance times:
5pm and 7pm*

Programme:
BRITTEN 'Prologue', from Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31
VIVALDI Concerto in F for Two Horns and Strings, RV 538
KVANDAL Salmetone (Hymn Tune)
MOZART Quintet in E-flat major for horn and strings, K. 407
MAXWELL DAVIES Sea Eagle, 1st movement
BEETHOVEN Sextet in E-flat major for horns and string quartet, Op. 81b
BRITTEN 'Epilogue', from Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31

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Price: £25

* To allow as many as possible to attend there will two concerts each featuring the same programme and lasting approximately on hour. The audience members and performers at each concert will be physically-distanced.

Seating is unreserved and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are tickets available for wheelchair users accompanied by a carer

22nd May 2021
at St Mary’s Church, Bibury, Gloucestershire GL7 5NR

THE ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STRING ENSEMBLE
directed by
STEPHANIE GONLEY
with
MATTHEW RICE

Performance times:
5pm and 7pm*

Programme:
GRAINGER Molly on the Shore
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Four Novelletten, Op. 52
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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Price: £25

* To allow as many as possible to attend there will two concerts each featuring the same programme and lasting approximately on hour. The audience members and performers at each concert will be physically-distanced.

Seating is unreserved and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are tickets available for wheelchair users accompanied by a carer

27th July 2021
at St Nicholas, Dersingham, Norfolk PE31 6GZ

APOLLO5
PENELOPE APPLEYARD soprano
CLARE STEWART alto
OSCAR GOLDEN-LEE tenor
OLI MARTIN SMITH tenor
GREG LINK bass

Performance times:
6:30pm

Programme:
APOLLO5
WHERE ALL ROSES GO
A recital celebrating 500 years of choral music

Apollo5’s programme will feature music from their tenth anniversary album which unites a diverse collection of choral music spanning 500 years, from some of the earliest known polyphonic writing through to new compositions, in an energetic exploration of the joy and despair of human love.

Tickets:
Tickets for the Friends will be available from 27 May and go on general sale on 11 June.

This concert will be held in St Nicholas, Dersingham as a fundraiser for St Mary the Virgin, Flitcham.

28th July 2021
at St Nicholas, Dersingham, Norfolk PE31 6GZ

THE ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STRING ENSEMBLE
directed by STEPHANIE GONLEY
with LAURA DEIGNAN clarinet

Performance times:
6:30pm

Programme:
ROSSINI String Sonata No. 3 in C major
HAWES Swan
FINZI (arr. L Ashmore) Five Bagatelles, Op. 23

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VIVALDI The Four Seasons (‘Spring’ & ‘Summer’)
BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op. 4
BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances

Tickets:
Tickets for the Friends will be available from 27 May and go on general sale on 11 June.

This concert will be held in St Nicholas, Dersingham as a fundraiser for St Mary the Virgin, Flitcham.

27th May 2022
at Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton GL6 9BP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Hardy : Wessex Love Songs
James Girling guitar
Lotte Betts-Dean soprano

Performance time:
6.30pm
There will be a pre-concert talk at 6pm. Further details will be available shortly.

Programme:
JOHN DOWLAND (1563 – c.1626), Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite (1597)
ROBIN MILFORD (1903 – 1959), If it’s Ever Spring Again (1934)
GERALD FINZI (1901 – 1956), It Never Looks Like Summer (1956)
IMOGEN HOLST (1907 – 1984), Weathers (1926)
IVOR GURNEY (1890 – 1937), In the Black Winter Morning (1924)
JOHN DOWLAND, Praeludium, P.98 and Fantasia No. 7 (1610)
ARTHUR KEEGAN-BOLE (b. 1986), Elegies for Emma (poems of 1912-14) (2022)

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BETTY ROE (b. 1930), Beeny Cliff (2001)
TRAD., arranged BENJAMIN BRITTEN, I Will Give My Love an Apple (1961)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913 – 1976), At the Railway Station, Upway (1953)
ETHEL H. H. RICHARDSON (1870 – 1946), Regret Me Not (1943)
ARNOLD BAX (1883 – 1953), The Market Girl (1922)
KERRY ANDREW (b. 1978), The Echo Elf Answers (2022)
HENRY PURCELL (c. 1659 – 1695), An Evening Hymn (1688)
TRAD., arranged CECIL SHARP (1859 – 1924), The Nightingale (1917)

This programme was devised and curated by Arthur Keegan-Bole.

This concert will last approximately 60 minutes. There will be an interval during which drinks will be available.
The church has step-free access and is wheelchair friendly.
Ticket prices: £20, £15, £10
There are a limited number of Parent/Grandparent and Child (child goes free) tickets available.

28th May 2022
at Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton GL6 9BP

Music from the Cotswolds
This concert is in memory of Quintin Ballardie (1928-2022), founder of the English Chamber Orchestra

The English Chamber Orchestra Strings

directed by
Stephanie Gonley and Patrick Hawes
with
Mared Emyr Pugh-Evans harp

Performance time:
6.30pm with pre-concert talk at 6pm

Programme:
HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983), Suite
- Allegro deciso
- Siciliano elegiaco. Con moto, ma tenerezza
- Alla menuetto. Allegro menuetto
- Rondo. Allegro assai: brioso

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911), 'Adagietto' (from Symphony 5)

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958), Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

PATRICK HAWES (b. 1958), Highgrove Suite
- Goddess of the Woods
- The Wildflower Meadow
- Sanctuary
- The Gladiator

 

This concert will last approximately 70 minutes. There will be an interval during which drinks will be available.
The church has step-free access and is wheelchair friendly.
Ticket prices: £35, £25, £20, £15, £10
There are a limited number of Parent/Grandparent and Child (child goes free) tickets available.

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