concerts 2010-11


11 July 2010 Ayre Tyme, the lute song duo Adrian Boorman countertenor, Tricia McLaughlin lute. Dowland, Campian and Ravenscroft

1 August 2010 Violin and Cello Duo Elisabeth Reed, Valerie Findlay. Bach, Mozart and Ravel

12 September 2010 Abbey Strings Debut of Abingdon’s newest ensemble, directed by Mariette Richter. Bach, Mozart and Elgar.

3 October 2010 Compton Chamber Ensemble: The Songsters of the Grove Megan Hooper and Anne Bardsley sopranos, Rachel McCubbin flute, David Pedder guitar, Estevan Ellul oboe , Ian McCubbin bassoon, Mike Bardsley harpsichord

7 November 2010 Kembang Suling Chris Britton flute, Keith Fairbairn percussion Works by Bach, Gareth Farr, Andy Scott, and Latin-American folk music.

Sunday 12 December 2010 Pavlova Wind Quintet Christmas concert. Chris Britton flute, Carolyn King oboe, Barbara Stuart clarinet, Simon Payne bassoon, Jenny Morgan horn


9 January 2011
OXUS Kate Bailey, Louise Graham (violins), Heather Birt (viola), Spike Wilson (cello).
Quartets by Haydn, Piazzolla, Elgar.

13 February 2011
Chamber Music from pupils at the school of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon. Music by Michael Haydn, Dvorak, Destenay, Elizabeth Poston, Poulenc, Colin Sorgi

6 March 2011
Internationally renowned period performers in newly-formed ensemble Totally Gutted perform the Mendelssohn Octet and a Mozart quintet on gut strings.
Players: Bojan Cicic, Linda Hannah Anderson, Persephone Gibbs, Veronique Matarasso, Kate Fawcett, Heather Birt, Judith Dallosso, Jacqui Johnson

3 April 2011
Abbey Oboes Operatic favourites for two oboes and cor anglais. Chris Redgate, Carolyn King, Wendy Mark

1 May 2011
Songs for Shakespeare Music inspired by William Shakespeare.
Megan Hooper soprano, Marian Creaser piano. An eclectic mix of songs inspired by works of the Bard over the past 400 years from composers including Arne, Schubert, Quilter, Madeleine Dring, Finzi and others

5 June 2011
Musical Banquet – a feast for your ears. Adrian Boorman (counter tenor), Tricia McLaughlin (viols and broque guitar), Malcolm Pearce (harpsichord) present a mouth-watering selection from their extensive menu of 16th and 17th century musical delights.

3 July 2011
Ayre Tyme The lute song duo has a unique blend of countertenor voice combined with the ancient resonances of the lute.  Ayre Tyme performs a varied programme of lute songs by some of the most acclaimed composers of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Thomas Campian and John Dowland.

Sax and Piano duo Jin Theriault saxophone, Greg Hooper piano. Classical sax repertoire. Music by Debussy, Tommy Smith and Bill Holcombe

11 September 2011
Voice Vocal Trio

Voice is an all female a cappella trio performing repertoire spanning both ages and continents. Formed in 2006, voice performs secular and non-secular music from the medieval chant of Hildegard of Bingen, to twenty-first-century commissions, and folk songs from around the world. Their distinctive sound is driven by individual voices that blend to create beautiful harmonies. See

(12th & 21st C)
Caritas – Hildegard of Bingen
O Successores – Hildegard of Bingen
O Eterne Deus – Hildegard of Bingen
Nunc Gaudeant – Hildegard of Bingen
Azerus – 21stC Stevie Wishart, inspired by Hildegard of Bingen

(16-17th C)
Ah Robin – Cornish
Though my carriage – Weelkes
Seek sweet content – Wilbye
Willow – Shakespeare song, arr.Voice
Robin – Shakespeare song, arr.Voice

(13-14th C)
Trois soeurs – Anon, French
Tres hermanicas – Anon, Judeo-Spanish, arr.Voice

(English language folk)
Wind that shakes the barley – Anon, Ireland, arr.Voice
She mov’d through the fair – Anon, Ireland, arr.Voice
The Blacksmith – Anon, UK, arr.Voice
Red red rose – Anon, Scotland, Arr.Voice

(Other folk & modern composition)
Hodaj Hodaj – Anon, Slovenia
Batonebo – Anon, Georgia

Angelica the Doorkeeper – Marcus Davidson, inspired by medieval and folk music

7 August 2011

2 October 2011
Harp and Mezzo-Soprano Satu Salo and Shola Hepburn 3 original songs by Schumann for voice and harp, Three Sephardic Songs by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, 5 Greek songs by Ravel, Jean-Michel Damase Sicilienne Variee for solo harp, and possibly some Bach.

6 November 2011

Megan Hooper, Polly Armitage, David Pedder and Judith Dallosso, perform a selection of arias, cantatas, duos and trios by  Bach, Handel, Sammartini, Telemann  and Vivaldi for soprano, baroque flute, classical guitar and baroque ‘cello.

11 December 2011
Pavlova Wind Ensemble – an Operatic Christmas, with mince pies and mulled wine

Chris Britton flute, Carolyn King oboe, Barbara Stuart clarinet, Jenny Morgan french horn, Simon Payne bassoon

Further concerts to follow in 2012.