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Saturday 15th December 2018

Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green W5 5QT 
Christmas concert, to include:
VIVALDI Gloria (Excerpts)
WORDSWORTH Variations on a Scottish Theme
Christmas carols
Featuring The Voice Section
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

http://www.ealingso.org.uk

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Saturday 15th December 2018 at 7:30pm

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
Exeter Festival Chorus 
Roderick Williams (baritone) 
The Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre Lympstone 
Nigel Perrin (conductor) 
25th Anniversary Fanfare - Paul Patterson
When music sounds - Paul Patterson
The Christmas Truce - Graham Fitkin
Sea Fever - John Ireland
Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock
Drake's Drum, from Songs of the sea - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Excerpts, from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Sir Karl Jenkins
The trumpet shall sound, from Messiah HWV 56 - George Frideric Handel
The Holly and the Ivy - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
Away in a manger - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
Ding dong merrily on high - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius
Lully, lulla, lullay - Philip Stopford
Good King Wenceslas - arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Hark! the herald angels sing - Traditional, arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night' - Traditional

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2019

 

Tue 8 Jan 2019 13:55
An Afternoon of Coates - applications open 24th December for BBC broadcast.
MediaCityUK, Salford
Eric Coates

Overture 'The Merrymakers'(5 mins)
The Jester at the Wedding: Suite(21 mins)
Dancing Nights(8 mins)
Ballad for strings(6 mins)
Two Symphonic Rhapsodies(5 mins) No. 2 only
London Everyday: Suite(15 mins)

BBC Philharmonic

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Friday 4th January, 7.30pm

St Mary's, Bourne Street, London SW1W 8JJ
A stunning seasonal programme meditating on the nocturnal mysteries of Twelfth Night. 
Samuel Barber            Twelfth Night
Walter Lambe              Nesciens Mater
Herbert Howells          Here is the Little Door
                                     Sing lullaby
                                     A spotless rose

Nicholas Ludford       Ave Cujus Conceptio
Francis Poulenc          Un Soir de Neige
Per Nørgård                Winter hymn
Robert White             Christie qui lux es et dies
Gustav Mahler (arr. Gottwald)
                                     Um mitternacht
Peter Warlock             The Rich Cavalcade
                                     Bethlehem Down

Sergei Rachmaninov   Bogoroditse Devo

The Carice Singers

Conductor, George Parris

www.thecaricesingers.co.uk

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Saturday 5th January, 6.00pm

St Mary's Church, Warwick
A stunning seasonal programme meditating on the nocturnal mysteries of Twelfth Night. 
Samuel Barber            Twelfth Night
Walter Lambe              Nesciens Mater
Herbert Howells          Here is the Little Door
                                    Sing lullaby
                                    A spotless rose

Nicholas Ludford       Ave Cujus Conceptio
Francis Poulenc           Un Soir de Neige
Per Nørgård                 Winter hymn
Robert White               Christie qui lux es et dies
Gustav Mahler (arr. Gottwald)
                                      Um mitternacht
Peter Warlock             The Rich Cavalcade
                                     Bethlehem Down

Sergei Rachmaninov   Bogoroditse Devo

The Carice Singers

Conductor, George Parris

www.thecaricesingers.co.uk

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Saturday 19th January 2019 7.45 p.m.
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Directed by Andrew Sherwood
Bach Concerto for Three Violins in D major
Ric Graebner Symphony No.3
Amoret Abis Vibraphone Concerto
Soloist: Adam Bushell
Grieg Holberg Suite, Op.40
The Musicians of All Saints

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Saturday 26 January 2019, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG 
To include:
George LLOYD Symphony No. 1 in A
DVORAK Symphony No. 7
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

http://www.ealingso.org.uk

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27 January 2019 

Jacqueline du Pré  Music Building  St Hilda’s College, Oxford 

A day of concerts celebrating the music of Sorabji 

http://www.sorabji-archive.co.uk/news.php

3.00pm  Betty Makharinsky (soprano) songs by Sorabji and those influenced him: Delage, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Sorabji (Sonata no.1), Hinton (Après un autre rêve, UK première)
7.00pm    Abel Sanchez-Aguilera

Sorabji: Toccata seconda (193 [duration approximately 2½ hours
Betty Makharinsky (soprano)    Jonathan Powell (piano)

influences including Debussy, Ravel, Schmitt,  Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Szymanowski; and piano music by Hinton (Après un autre rêve, UK première), and Joseph Marx
Aguilera (piano)  Toccata seconda (1933/ [duration approximately 2½ hours + interval, first UK performance in 83 years] 
3.00pm concert: £10 stalls/£15 gallery/£7 concessions 7pm concert: £15 stalls/£20 gallery/£10 concessions
Jonathan Powell (piano)  

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30 January 2019 at 1:00pm
Emmanuel United Reform Church, Cambridge
Lunchtime Recital Series
Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
W.A. Mozart: Rondo in A minor, KV511
John Ireland: Sarnia - An Island Sequence
Eric McElroy, piano

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Wed 30 Jan 2019 13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
A live BBC Radio 3 broadcast of English tone-poems
Frederic Hymen Cowen Reverie(8 mins)
Eric Fogg Merok(8 mins)
Dorothy Howell Lamia(14 mins)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Harnham Down(7 mins)
Eugene Goosens By the Tarn(5 mins)
Arthur Bliss Melee Fantasque(12 mins)

BBC Philharmonic

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February 2nd 2019 at 7.30pm
Northampton High School NN4 6UU, 7:30 pm;

'1893'

Mikhail Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
Arthur Benjamin Romantic Fantasy (Stephen Bryant, violin and Benjamin Roskams, viola)
Antonin Dvorak Symphony no. 9 "From the New World"

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 4th February at 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
British Treasures
Corinthian Chamber Orchestra 
Michael Seal conductor
Zoë Beyers violin
Bax: Tintagel - tone poem
Britten: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony No.1

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Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7.30pm

Assembly Hall, Worthing
John Williams: E.T.
Malcolm Arnold: Heroes of Telemark - Suite
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
John Gibbons, conductor
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
www.worthingsymphony.co.uk

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Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 17:00
Parkstone Grammar School, Poole
Best of British
Holst, A Somerset Rhapsody, Op.21 no.2
Vaughan Williams, Oboe Concerto in A minor
Walton, Crown Imperial
Elgar, Enigma Variations: Nimrod

Magna Sinfonia
Kevin Field, Conductor
Polly Bartlett, Oboe

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Mon 18 Feb 2019 at 13:00
Wigmore Hall, London
From the Pens of Women
Dove, All the Future Days: Autobiography
Dove, All the Future Days: Penelope
Dove, All the Future Days: The Siren
Vaughan Williams, Four Last Songs
Cloud, Variations on the Word Sleep
Laitman, Orange Afternoon Lover: I Was Reading a Scientific Article
Argento, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf: Anxiety
Clarke, Lethe
Hall, Letters from Edna: To Harriet Monroe
Hall, Letters from Edna: To Mother
Dove, Nights Not Spent Alone
Kitty Whately, Mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper, Piano

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Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH 
'Best of Britain'
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro; Elegy 
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis 
Finzi: Eclogue 
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches 
Warlock: Capriol Suite 

Corona Strings 
Piano, Anita d’Attellis
Conductor, Janet Lincé

Leader, Catherine Leech

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/best-of-britain/11790

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Saturday 2nd March 2019 7.45pm
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Directed by Andrew Sherwood
Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K.191 Soloist: Ian Glen 
Robert Hanson Romanzo 
John Alexander Cleave First performance

Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No.22 in E flat major ‘The Philosopher’
The Musicians of All Saints

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Thursday 7th March 2019

Royal Holloway College, Windsor Building Auditorium, London TW20

Love & Loss: Song Recital with Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone) & Paula Fan (piano)

A recital of song from Debussy, Butterworth, Grace Williams and William Walton, plus two British premieres inspired by the haiku of 8th-century Japanese poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro from Nathan James Dearden and Shinji Inagi.

royalholloway.ac.uk/events 

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Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7:30pm

Konzerthaus: Mozart Saal, Vienna
Poulenc, Le travail du peintre
Vaughan Williams,The Vagabond, Youth and Love, The Infinite Shining Heavens
Somervell, A Shropshire Lad: There pass the careless people, no. 3
Ireland, The three ravens
Warlock, My own country
Warlock, Cradle Song
Warlock, Piggesnie
Ireland, Sea Fever
Schubert, Ausgewählte Lieder
Wolf, Ausgewählte Lieder
Simon Keenlyside, Baritone
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Simon Keenlyside

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Friday 22nd March 2019 8:00 PM

Bromsgrove Concerts: Eblana String Trio
Artrix Slideshow Drive Bromsgrove Worcestershire B60 1GN 
Henry Purcell – Fantasias, Z.732-4 
Gerald Finzi – Prelude and Fugue, Op.24 
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Trio in D Major, Op.9 no.2 
David Matthews – String Trio no.2, Op.89 (2003) 
Ernest John Moeran – String Trio in G Major 
Eblana String Trio

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Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7.30pm
Christ Church NN1 4HL, 7:30 pm;

Northampton

Sir Malcolm Arnold A Sussex Overture
W.A. Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp - Featuring Jenny Dyson,Flute and Elinor Nicholson, Harp
Sir Edward Elgar/Anthony Payne Symphony no. 3

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor

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Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7.00pm

venue tbc

Stanford: Songs of the Fleet

White Rose Orchestra

http://whiteroseorchestra.org.uk/events/

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall, London

A revival of Parry’s oratorio 'Judith' 

London Mozart Players

William Vann conductor

Eleanor Dennis soprano

Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano

Toby Spence tenor

Henry Waddington bass

Crouch End Festival Chorus

For more information or to support: londonenglishsongfestival.org/judith or londonenglishsongfestival.org/support

Tickets: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/125753-parry-judith-2019

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 7:00pm
Oriental Club, London
Martyn Jackson, violin and Annie Bielby, viola
Mozart: Trio in E flat K498 'Kegelstatt'
Clarke, Rebecca: Viola Sonata
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 23
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op. 132

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Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2019

Ludlow English Song Weekend

FRIDAY 5th APRIL

7.00pm WHEN SMOKE STOOD UP FROM LUDLOW
St Laurence’s Church
Rowan Pierce soprano
Elgan Llŷr Thomas tenor
David Ireland bass baritone
Michael Foyle violin
Iain Burnside piano
Muriel Herbert Loveliest of trees
John Ireland Hawthorn Time
Graham Peel Soldier, I wish you well
Rebecca Clarke Eight O’Clock
EJ Moeran Ludlow Town
When smoke stood up from Ludlow
Farewell to barn and stack and tree
Say, lad, have you things to do
The lads in their hundreds
Janet Hamilton The Cherry Tree
Janet Hamilton Bredon Hill

Ralph Vaughan Williams from Along the Field
We’ll to the woods no more
Along the field
Good-bye
With rue my heart is laden
John Ireland The Land of Lost Content
The Lent lily
Ladslove
Goal and wicket
The vain desire
The Encounter
Epilogue
Roderick Williams Eight O’Clock
Morfydd Owen When I came last from Ludlow
Elaine Hugh-Jones Queen of Air and Darkness
Janet Hamilton With rue my heart is laden
Gerald Finzi I said to Love
I need not go
At Middle-Field Gate in February
Two Lips
In five-score Summers
For Life I had never cared greatly
I said to Love
Alex Woolf commission
George Butterworth Roving in the dew
Ralph Vaughan Williams I sowed the seeds of love
Percy Grainger The pretty maid milking her cow
Rebecca Clarke I know where I’m going
George Butterworth Seventeen come Sunday
Ralph Vaughan Williams Over the water
Ralph Vaughan Williams If I were a Queen

 

SATURDAY 6th APRIL
10.00am TRANSCENDENCE, CHERRIES, LUNAR ECLIPSES, PEALS OF BELLS: a survey of the weekend ahead
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
A panel discussion chaired by Katy Hamilton

11.30am HEART’S HAVEN
St Laurence’s Church
William Morgan tenor
Alex Otterburn baritone
Michael Foyle violin
Iain Burnside piano
Finzi Till Earth outwears
Let me enjoy the earth
In years defaced
The Market Girl
I look into my glass
It never looks like summer here
At a Lunar Eclipse
Life laughs onwards
Bussey The Windhover
Frank Bridge Meditation
Vaughan Williams The House of Life
Love-sight
Silent Noon
Love’s Minstrels
Heart’s Haven
Death in Love
Love’s last gift
Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82
Allegro
Romance
Allegro non troppo

2.30pm THE PASSING OF THE YEAR
St Laurence’s Church
Bath Camerata
Benjamin Goodson
Alex Otterburn baritone
Iain Burnside piano
Will Todd Songs of Renewal
Huw Watkins The Phoenix and the Turtle
Roderick Williams Love Bade Me Welcome
Grainger Shallow Brown
Ireland Spring, the Sweet Spring
Finzi I have loved flowers that fade
Jonathan Dove The Passing of the Year
Invocation
The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun
Answer July
Hot sun, cool fire
Ah, Sun-flower!
Adieu! farewell earth’s bliss!
Ring out, wild bells

8.00pm ACROSS THE PLAIN
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Soraya Mafi soprano
William Morgan tenor
Elgan Llŷr Thomas tenor
Sean Shibe guitar
Britten Songs from the Chinese
The Big Chariot
The Old Lute
The Autumn Wind
The Herd-Boy
Depression
Dance Song
Dowland Fantasia in G
Tippett Songs for Achilles
In The Tent
Across The Plain
By The Sea
Malcolm Arnold Arietta 1
Nicholas Maw from 6 Interiors
Neutral tones
At Tea
Inscriptions for a Peal of Eight Bells
Britten The 2nd Lute-Song of the Earl of Essex
Britten I will give my love an apple
The soldier and the sailor
Bonny at morn
Sailor Boy

 

SUNDAY 7th APRIL
10.00am SUSAN BULLOCK MASTERCLASS
Ludlow Assembly Rooms

3.00pm EXCELLENT DISCOURSE
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Soraya Mafi soprano
David Webb tenor
Alex Otterburn baritone
Iain Burnside piano
Roger Quilter To Julia
Prelude
The Bracelet
The Maiden Blush
To Daisies
The Night Piece
Julia’s Hair
Cherry Ripe
Elizabeth Maconchy 
Sun, Moon and Stars
The Hill
Solitude
Clothed with the Stars
Ivor Gurney Sleep
WD Browne To Gratiana, dancing and singing
Martin Bussey Mr Hancock’s Letter
Vaughan Williams Orpheus with his lute
Edward Rushton To Bed
Five days in the life of Samuel Pepys
Excellent discourse
Great pleasure
Clouds
Sweat
With my whip
Gerald Finzi Farewell to Arms
Introduction
Aria

www.ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

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Sat 13 Apr 2019 18:15
Journey Through Music - 13 April
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Come and explore the music featured in tonight's concert
BBC Philharmonic Learning Events
Journey Through Music - 13 April
Please note - Journey Through Music events are free with the purchase of a concert ticket
19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Arnold Bax November Woods(19 mins)
William Walton Violin Concerto(30 mins)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 in F minor(31 mins)

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Saturday 7th April 2019 at 2.45pm 

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

Parry  Jerusalem

Elgar Salut d'amour

Elgar Elegy for strings

Stanford Symphony No. 6 in E flat major 'In honour of G.F. Watts'

Delius A Walk to the Paradise Garden

Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor

http://www.worthingsymphony.co.uk

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Wed 17 Apr 201919:30
Barbican, London

Michael Tippett The Rose Lake
Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1
Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande
Suite (UK premiere), arr. Altinoglu

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis

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Thu 25 Apr 2019 19:30
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Jean Sibelius Symphony No 6 in D minor
Michael Tippett Piano Concerto
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in C major

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Saturday 27th April 2019
St Albans Abbey, St Albans AL1 1BY
Provisional at this stage
Joint celebration concert with the St Albans Chamber Choir and the Wormser Kantorei
HANDEL Zadok the Priest
MOZART Coronation Mass
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona nobis pacem
Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

http://www.ealingso.org.uk

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Thu 2 May 2019 19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
James MacMillan Symphony No 4
Benjamin Britten Les illuminations
Michael Tippett Symphony No. 4

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Saturday 18th May 2019 at 7.30pm
SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
String Themes
Purcell: Chaconne 
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge 
Vaughan Williams: Variants on Dives and Lazarus

Suk: Meditation 
Arensky: Variations on theme of Tchaikovsky 
Corona Strings          
Conductor, Janet Lincé
Leader, Catherine Leech
https://www.sje-oxford.org 

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Sunday 9th June 2019 6.00 pm

Hamsey Church, Hamsey Festival

Music for wind quartet

Students from London Music Colleges.

Anne Hodgson - Flute, Clare Worth - Oboe
Phil Edwards - Clarinet, Ian Glen - Bassoon
Programme includes
Peter Copley Die Nacht ist kommen,
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Sunday 16th June 2019 6.00pm
Violin - Andrew Sherwood, Stuart Deeks
Viola - Ellie Blackshaw
Cello - Peter Copley
Guy Richardson
Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia
Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op.33 No.3 ‘The Bird’
Frank Bridge String Quartet No.3
The Musicians of All Saints

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June 16th 2019 at 7.00pm
The Derngate Theatre NN1 1DP, 7:00 pm;

'Celebration!'

Sir William Walton Crown Imperial
P.I. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 - Featuring Peter Donohoe,Piano
Richard Strauss An Alpine Symphony

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, conductor

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Saturday 22nd June 2019
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA (provisional)
British Music Society 40th Anniversary Gala Concert
To include:
Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5
Wordsworth Air (Divertmento)
Michael Hurd Overture to an unwritten comedy
Hamilton Harty Ode to a Nightingale
Doreen Carwithen Overture ‘Bishop Rock’
Bax Symphony No. 1

Ealing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor

http://www.ealingso.org.uk

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Saturday 6th July 2019 7.45pm
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Directed by Steve Dummer
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.7 in B flat major
Paul Carr: Oboe Concerto
Soloist Clare Worth
Conall Gleeson New Work for Strings and Electronics
Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major, Op.22
The Musicians of All Saints

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Three Choirs Festival, 2019

Gloucester

Initial announcement of highlights:

https://3choirs.org/assets/Uploads/TCFG19-Preview-Flyer.pdf

 

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