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Recent and upcoming Concerts

May 25th 2018  At the Lion Ballroom in Leominster, this solo piano recital of works by Bach and Shostakovich will include all the Shostakovich Preludes from Op 34..

December 15th 2017  Christmas concert by the Birchpole Singers at St Leonard's Church, Yarpole.

November 3rd 2017  Performance of my choral composition Ode to Joy, a setting of a poem by Gillian Clarke. This concert was given by the Britten Singers under their director Pamela White who commissioned Ode to Joy back in 2011. The solo soprano line was sung by Jenni Axtell.

October 5th 2017  Performance following on from AGM of Herefordshire COmposers' Workshop in Eardisley Church. I performed three of my Musical Remedies on piano - Impatiens, Chicory and Vervain.

September 24th 2017  Musical Remedies concert for Laura and Bach Flower Therapists' group from Latvia. I performed all of the Twelve Healers compositions from the Musical Remedies, introducing them with some things I have written about the Bach Flower Remedies (and which can be found in a more extended format on this website)

August 9th 2017 BISYOC Workshop concert which included a performance of a new composition created with a group of young people from the BISYOC course. The piece featured a full set of string instruments plus harp, piano, percussion, oboe and horn. It was very well received by the audience

August 4th 2017  Ludlow Assembly Rooms  1pm  Lunchtime concert BISYOC TUTORS' CONCERT

This concert included the first performance of my composition for bassoon and piano, Perichoresis. I also performed in works by Weber and Daniel Leo Simpson

June 30th 2017  Birchpole Singers concert at Richard's Castle Church with Oran Johnson (trombone and piano)

This concert included a performance of my composition Apple Tree Hymn. The Birchpole SIngers also performed The Legend of the Unicorns by Frances Phillips, another HCW composer.

After the concert someone wrote :

'It was a super programme of music which suited the audience and sounded good in the building. We felt the evening was a great success.'

May 19th 2017  Concert with Nathalie Chalkley (soprano) at Yarpole Church, North Herefordshire

This included the first performance of my song The darkness of night and also a performance of my choral piece Ode to Joy with Nathalie Chalkley singing the solo soprano part alongs with the Birchpole SIngers.

April 28th 2017  Concert with the Offa String Quartet at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster (organised by HCW)

This concert included the first performance of my Elegy for Piano Quintet

December 16th 2016  Birchpole SIngers' concert at Yarpole with Archie Auger (bassoon)

December 9th 2016 Birchpole Singers’ concert at Brimfield with Archie Auger (bassoon)

These two concerts included performances of bassoon and piano pieces by Weber and Grovlez. They also included newly composed carols by three members of the Herefordshire Composers' Workshop.

November 13th 2016 Solo Bach to Bach recital in aid of Refugee work - Leominster Priory 3pm

October 8th 2016 Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop concert of string quartets given by The Eilan Quartet Dorstone Church 7pm.

This concert included the first performance of my string quartet 'For the 48 per cent' based on material from the 2016 BISYOC composition project.

September 20th 2016 AGM of Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop informal performance at Yarpole Church 8-9pm. This concert included a performance of the Spring movement from my Seasons of Zen Spirit. This was given by Gary Higginson (tenor), Archie Auger (flute) and Andrew Morris (piano)