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London Recorder Orchestra Concert

The next concert will be at 7.00pm on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at St Matthew’s Church, 29 St Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA.

The programme will include:

Die Fledermaus Overture – Strauss

March to the Scaffold – Berlioz

Light-dance – J Dove

Summertime’s Been and Gone – D Moses

Four seasonal haiku – A Melville

Brook Green Suite  – Holst

Arabian Dance – Grieg

Finale from American Quartet – Dvorak

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £6.00) will be available at the door and include interval refreshments.

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East Midlands Recorder Orchestra Concert

We are looking forward to presenting our first concert at 4pm on Sunday 20th May. The concert wil be held at St Giles Community Hall, Main St, Balderton NG24 3LN – just outside Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The programme will include;
Brook Green Suite – Holst
The Imps of Lincoln – Paul Richards
Mountain Mosaic – Glen Shannon
Chaconne – Buxtehude
Folk Songs from Somerset – Vaughan Williams
Fantasia su ‘Scampagnata dell’orso Teddi’ – David Cranmer

We hope to raise money for Beaumond House Community Hospice in memory of the composer, Paul Richards.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sheilarichardsmusic

 

London Recorder Orchestra Concert

The London Recorder Orchestra will be giving its 2017 Summer Concert at 7pm on 24th June. As in previous years, it will take place at St Matthew’s Church, 29 St Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA.

The programme includes;

Spanish Lustspiel Overture – B Keler

Octet-Partita – Krommer

Celtic Lament – A Rawsthorne

Edge – D Moses

Music for the Royal Fireworks – G Handel

The Imps of Lincoln – P Richards

Mountain Mosaic – G Shannon

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £6.00) will be available at the door and include interval refreshments.

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Let’s make a ‘noyse’!

As usual, the first event of my musical year will be a performance by the recorder chamber orchestra, Recorders Incorporated. I have been a member of the group since it was formed in 2007, and this, on 7th January, will be our tenth concert.

The group usually numbers about 18-20 recorder players from across Europe. Each year we meet up in early January for a period of intensive rehearsal, leading to a concert. We have performed at venues across the UK and this year sees our first visit to Edinburgh.

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A Recorder Orchestra is Born!

East Midlands Recorder Orchestra was ‘born’ on Sunday 18th September 2016.  On that day, 24 recorder players travelled from across the region (sometimes for several hours!) to Balderton (just outside Newark on Trent) in order to attend the birth – following a gestation period of about 10 years!

It could be said that the birth was ‘induced’ by my friend Nick Wynne who, following a casual conversation one lunchtime, emailed me the following day to say that he had found us a venue and was set to email recorder players in the area…  After that, the enquiries quickly arrived.

On the day, the sun was shining.  The 24 players, many of whom had never played in a recorder orchestra, set down with good humour and proceeded to tackle the music in front of them.  During the course of the afternoon we played music by Holst, Saint-Saens, Grieg and Jenkins with very encouraging results.

Following the successful birth, the prospects for a happy childhood look rosy indeed – fingers crossed that EMRO goes on to lead a long and prosperous life!

 

Teaching

Lessons in violin or recorder are available at my home in Newark.  Fees are currently £12 for 30 minutes, £17 for 45 minutes or £25 for an hour.

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