concerts 2014-17


January no concert

2 February Choir of Somerville College, Oxford conductor David Crown

Accompanied and a capella choral music from the Renaissance to the present day including works by Farrant, Victoria, Byrd, Mozart, Part, Howell and Whitacre.

2 March Camerata of Curiosities Jennifer Attia voice, Stephen Sweet cello, Andrew Knowles harpsichord

Stabat Mater: Bach, Monteverdi, Grandi, Sances

6 April Cokethorpe School student ensembles

Lukas Russell – organ and piano Bach’s Toccata in D Minor for organ and Scherzo by Muller (piano).

Aidan King – solo guitar, original compositions with a Spanish flavour

Ross Battersby – original digital electronic composition “Ascension” and a duet with Aidan

Katherine Woolley – flute, performing movements from Bach’s Suite No.2

Jacob Yolland – voice, “Maria” & “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story

Mr Andrew Chim – voice, performing Mozart

Accompanist, Olivia Payne

11 May Isis Trio Valerie Findlay cello, Helen Pitstow, Glynne Butt piano

Beethoven trio no. 4 in B flat Op. 11

Saint Saens Trio no. 1 in F. Op.18

8 June Oxon Baroque director Richard Jones

Period-instrument performance by Solo oboe: Jane Downer; Solo soprano: Laura Ashby; Solo tenor: Peter Willis; Organ continuo: Ian Miles; Leader: Julian Smith; Conductor: Richard Jones

Marcello: Concerto in D minor for solo oboe, strings, and continuo

Pergolesi: Chamber Cantata Orfeo for solo soprano, strings, and continuo

Purcell: Chamber Cantata How pleasant is this flowery Plain and Grove for solo soprano and tenor, two treble recorders, and continuo

Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No. 11, for two violins and cello, strings, and continuo

13 July Alfredston Brass

Trumpets: Brian Thomas, Jeremy Wood; Horn: Rob Fox; Trombone: Dave Taylor; Tuba: Simon Handley

Quintet, Malcolm Arnold

Bruckner arr. Klaus Winkler

Ceremonial Suite, Samuel Scheidt arr. Philip Jones: 1 Galliard; 2 Courant; 3 Canzon super Intradam Aechiopicam

Punctuated Momentum, Nicola Price – premiere

Canzon Quarta, Giovanni Gabrieli arr. Ludwig Wicki

The Golden Section, Jim Parker: 1 The Bullfight; 2 Valparaiso; 3 La Parade; 4 Dejeuner sur l’Herbe; 5 Night Hawks; 6 Broadway Boogie-Woogie

August no Concert

7 September Radcliffe Trio Claire Parkin violin, Emma Chamberlain cello, Bethe Levvy piano

Rebecca Clarke – Trio in A minor

Brahms – Trio in B major Op 8

5 October New Oxford Trio Carolyn King oboe, Chris Britton flute, Malcolm Pearce piano

‘The French Influence’

Ethel Smyth – Two inter-linked French Folk Melodies

Poulenc –  Flute sonata

Damase –  Allegretto con Spirito from Trio

Grovlez  –  Sarabande et Allegro for oboe & piano

Goossens – Trio Pastorale et Harlequinade.

2 November Viva Jenny Broome harp, Marion Ackrill flute

Bach Sonata in E flat BWV 1031

Chausson Les Oiseaux

Jean Cras Suite en Duo (1927)

William Alwyn Fantasy Sonata Naiades

14 December Pavlova Winds Christmas concert

A great selection of lollipops and one or two more serious pieces, for our annual Christmas concert.

Ticket price includes mulled wine and mince pies.



January – no concert

1 February Windrush String Quartet

Sarah Eaton, Diane Wyatt, Sarah Coatsworth, Rhiannon Evans

Beethoven 0p 18 No. 6 in Bb

Ravel String Quartet in F

1 March Schubert Octet

Robyn Elton, Jayne Dimmick violins

Jennifer Hay viola

Judith Haworth cello

Sue Hipkiss bass

Barbara Stuart clarinet

Jenny Morgan horn

Simon Payne bassoon

12 April MAKI SEKIYA  piano

Bartok  Suite Op.14

Mozart 9 Variations on a theme of Menuet by Duport KV 573

Tchaikovsky ” April – a snow drop”  from The Seasons Op.37a

Tchaikovsky  Russian Scherzo From Two pieces Op.1 N.1

Wagner-Liszt   “Isolde’s Liebestod” from Opera Tristan and Isolde

Ravel “La Gaspard de la nuit”

10 May Abbey Oboes

Chris Redgate, Wendy Marks, Carolyn King, Simon Payne

JS Bach ‘Goldberg Variations’ arranged for two oboes, cor anglais and bassoon


7 June Edmund Jones violin,

Ning Pookhaothong piano

The Romantic Violin

Tartini     Sonata in G minor “Didone Abbandonata”   – Affettuoso

Massenet    Meditation Thais

Brahms arr. Joachim  Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor

Bach – Busoni    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor transcribed for piano solo.

Brahms  Sonata No 2 for violin & piano in A major Op 100

5 July Oxybaroxy

Students from the County Music Service

Conductor Mark Levy
Telemann Viola Concerto
Aliye Cornish Viola
Dittersdorf Harp Concerto (1st movt)
Erin Lawson-Smith Harp
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
Alexander Gunasekera Violin
Katie Alsop, Imogen Albert Recorders

August – no concert

20 September Radcliffe Piano Trio

Bethe Levey piano
Claire Parkin violin
Emma Chamberlain cello
with Dan Mort clarinet
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

4 October Harmonie Musik

Music for wind octet
Mozart Serenade in C KV388
Krommer Partita in F op57

Oboe Carolyn King Anne Hagyard
Clarinet Barbara Stuart Rebecca Teager
Horn John James Jenny Morgan
Bassoon Simon Payne Carol Brooks

1 November Rising Stars

A feast of well-known opera arias, mainly English and French songs, with Conservatoire pupils of Christine Cairns

13 December Pavlova Winds Christmas concert

A Victorian Christmas – Elgar, Sullivan, Mendelssohn , Holst.  Plus favourite carols and tunes.

Ticket price includes mulled wine and mince pies.


7 February Maki Sekiya piano

Haydn Andante and Variations
Rachmaninov Preludes
Tchaikovsky Russian Scherzo
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

6 March Chalemie Baroque
17th and 18th century music from England and France

Sara Stowe – soprano & harpsichord
Isabelle Carre – flute
Matthew Spring – hurdy-gurdy & theorbo

John Stanley – Solo 3 in G major
Thomas Arne – Shakespeare Songs
Naudot – Babiole !
Henry Purcell – Harpsichord suite No7 in D minor
George Frederic Handel – Sonata in G major
Johann Pepusch  – Cantata No2   Love frowns in Beauteous Myra’s Eyes

10 April Rising Stars
Operatic arias with students of Christine Cairns from Birmingham conservatoire
Chloe Pardoe and Aimee Daniels mezzo
Jonathan French piano

Donizetti Ah, parea che per incanto
Fauré Mandoline, En sourdine, Green, A clymène, C’est l’extase
Mozart Deh per questo istante solo from La Clemenza di Tito
Bellini Il fervido desiderio
Schubert Die Forelle, Gretchen am Spinnrade
John Ireland Mother and Child
J-Eirian Jones Yr Elrych
Ben Moore Content to be behind me

8 May Schubert Die Schone Mullerin

Benjamin Thompson baritone, Diana Hinds piano

5 June Harcourt ensemble

Haydn London Trio no. 1
Mozart Quintet for Flute, Harp and Strings (arr. Derek Smith, after the Concerto KV299)
Andy Scott ‘And Everything is Still’
Berlioz Trio des Ishmaelites from L’Enfance du Christ
Blaz Pucihar Air and Adorable Blues
Anthony Hedges West Oxford Walks

The Harcourt Ensemble: Elisabeth Hobbs (flute), Anna Lockett (harp), Sarah Eaton (violin), Sarah Chatsworth (viola), Fiona Hedges (cello)

10 July American, German and French Songs

Students of Christine Cairns from Birmingham conservatoire.
Taya Smith and Anna Shackleton, soprano
Akino Kitahara piano
Samuel Barber ‘Hermit Songs’
Ravel Mélodies Grecques
Robert Schumann Songs Widmung, Der nußbaum, Die lotosblume, and Du bust wie eine blume

18 September New Oxford Trio
Chris Britton flute, Carolyn King oboe, Malcolm Pearce piano
Anthony Hedges  Trio ‘Trialogues’
Walter Leigh  Trio
Telemann  Triosonata in A minor
and solos including:
Peter Maxwell Davies  ‘Farewell to Stromness’
Rubbra   ‘Meditazioni’ for Treble recorder
Howells  ‘Julian’s Dream’

2 October Bonnici string quartet

Olivier Bonnici, violin, Rosalind Bonnici, violin, Steve Terepin, viola, Jacqueline Johnson, cello

Dvorak American Quartet in F Major and Mozart Quartet in D minor K421

6 November Lyric piano trio

Elisabeth Reed, Coral Lancaster, Eppie Churcher
‘In the Shadow of War’
piano trio by Shostakovich
‘Le tombeau de Couperin’ by Ravel.

11 December Pavlova Wind Quintet

Christmas concert ‘on a Russian theme’ with mulled wine and mince pies

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite: Overture, Danse Arabe, Danse des mirlitons
Tchaikovsky Seasons: November and December
Borodin Allegro Moderato from string quartet no 2
Liadov Three Russian Folksongs
Rimsky Korsakov Le vol du bourdon
Ukrainian Bell Carol
We wish you a merry Christmas



5 February
Schubert Octet

5 March
Maki Sekiya piano
Shostakovich Sonata no 2
Chopin Ballade no 4
Stravinsky Petroushka

2 April
Serenades for wind ensemble
Gounod Petite Symphonie, Mozart Serenade no 11 for wind octet
Flute Chris Britton
Oboe Carolyn King, Alison Street
Clarinet Barbara Stuart, Jonathan Howse
Horn Sam Dunwoody, Jenny Morgan
Bassoon Simon Payne, Carol Brooks

14 May 
David Mears clarinet with Elizabeth Hayes piano
Bohuslav Martinů ‘Sonatina’
Stanford ‘Caoine’
Arthur Bliss ‘Pastoral’
Gerald Finzi ‘Five Bagatelles’
York Bowen ‘Sonata’

4 June Songs & Dances for Oboe & Piano
Julia White oboe with Eva Doroszkowska piano
Ravel Pièce en Forme de Habanera
Bizet L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera from Carmen)
Richard Hewson Cante Hondo
Madeleine Dring Polka & Italian Dance
Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata

9 July
Classical Masterpieces for piano and wind quintet
Pavlova Wind Quintet with Malcolm Pearce piano
Thuille piano Sextet and Beethoven piano quintet

3 September Wind and strings
Mozart oboe quartet with Carolyn King
Francaix Divertissement for bassoon and strings with Simon Payne
Mozart flute quartet with Chris Britton
Finzi Five Bagatelles for clarinet and strings with Barbara Stuart.
Strings: Ben Winters, Raoul Trines, Jennifer Hay, Judith Haworth, Richard Hodby

8 October
Voix de Cabaret Songs made famous by Marlene Dietrich, Jacques Brell, Edith Piaf and Lisa Minelli
Ilona Domnich soprano with Mark Risi piano.

5 November
Brahms C major piano trio op87
Haydn C major  piano Trio

Claire Parkin violin Emma Chamberlain cello Andrew Blankfield piano

17 December
Pavlova Wind Quintet Christmas concert
with mulled wine and mince pies