Performances 1995

Thursday January 19th 1995, 7.00pm
Birmingham Conservatoire
At the Opening of the Birmingham Conservatoire Extension by HRH Prince Edward CVO. 
Leather-bound copy of the Fanfare presented to Price Edward
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Friday January 27th 1995
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the opening and closing of 2 Open University Graduation Ceremonies 
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (4 performances)
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Sunday January 29th 1995
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor Lionel Pike


Tuesday February 7th 1995, 1.00pm
Worcester College Hall
Andrew Downes: The Death of Goliath
Wife of Goliath: Natalie Clifton Griffith (soprano)
David: Wendy Nieper (mezzo-soprano)
Goliath: George Newton-Fitzgerald (baritone)
Paul Halpin (piano)
Produced by David Henson and George Newton-Fitzgerald
Libtretto by Cynthia and Andrew Downes
Costumes by Cynthia Downes


Friday February 10th 1995
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the opening and closing of 2 Open University Graduation Ceremonies 
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (4 performances)
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Saturday March 4th 1995, 3.30pm
Hagley Free Church, Worcestershire
Concert for Christian Aid
Andrew Downes: Lullaby from Christmas Cantata
Arranged for strings, wind and piano by Cynthia Downes
Pupils Orchestra directed by Cynthia Downes


Friday March 10th 1995
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the opening and closing of 2 Open University Graduation Ceremonies 
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (4 performances)
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Thursday March 16th 1995, 1.00pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Andrew Downes: String Quartet No 3 (World Premiere)
Almira String Quartet


Friday March 17th 1995
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the opening and closing of 2 Open University Graduation Ceremonies 
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (4 performances)
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Saturday March 18th 1995, 2.30pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the Installation of the Rt Hon Betty Boothroyd MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, as Chancellor of the Open University.
Specially bound score of the Fanfare for Madam Speaker presented to Betty Boothroyd by the composer
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for Madam Speaker (World Premiere)
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Ensemble
Conductor Frank Downes


Thursday March 23rd 1995
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: In Peace I will lie down and sleep
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor Lionel Pike


Friday March 24th 1995
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
At the opening and closing of 2 Open University Graduation Ceremonies 
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (4 performances)
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Monday March 27th 1995, 7.30pm
Fine Arts Centre, University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico 1995 Composers' Symposium
'Meet the Composer: Andrew Downes'
Talk by Andrew Downes on his compositions, with recorded illustrations


Monday March 27th 1995, 7.30pm
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico 1995 Composers' Symposium
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Carin Logue (mezzo-soprano)
Joe McCanna (piano)


Tuesday March 28th 1995, 7.30pm
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico 1995 Composers' Symposium
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns (USA Premiere)
Ellen Campbell
Doug Campbell
Stanislav Suchanek
Jim Lowe


Wednesday March 29th 1995, 7.30pm
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico 1995 Composers' Symposium
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns (World Premiere)
Stanislav Suchanek
Ellen Campbell
Doug Campbell
Jim Lowe
Cori Tardif
Jason Eklund
Derek Ross
Julie Rochau
Conductor Alejandro Rutty


Thursday March 30th 1995, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Andrew Downes: O Vos Omnes
Haybridge High School Girls' Choir
Maureen Lloyd Jones (piano)
Conductor Heather Fairs


Tuesday May 2nd 1995, 1.00pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Daniel Adni (piano)


Thursday May 4th 1995, 7.30pm
Haybridge High School, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Haybridge High School Girls' Choir
Maureen Lloyd Jones (piano)
Conductor Heather Fairs


Saturday May 20th 1995, 3.45pm
Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham Competitive Festival
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Cheltenham Ladies' College Choir
Director John Wright


Thursday June 1st 1995
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: O love the Lord all ye his saints
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Conductor Lionel Pike


Friday July 7th 1995
Cheltenham Ladies' College
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Cheltenham Ladies' College Choir
Director John Wright


Thursday June 15th 1995, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church, Harborne
Harborne Festival
Andrew Downes: String Quartet No 3
Almira String Quartet


Tuesday July 18th 1995, 2.15pm
The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton
Buxton Festival Fringe: 'Meet the Composers'
Andrew Downes: Talk
Talk by Andrew Downes on his compositions, with recorded illustrations


Wednesday August 9th 1995, 8pm
Dedrinos Chapel/Recital Hall
Interlochen Centre for the Arts Faculty Concert
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Ellen Campbell
Lynda Pickney
Douglas Campbell
Jim Lowe
Randall Faust
Jennifer Oliva
Monica Parker
Eric Brummit


Friday October 13th 1995, 1.10pm
Barber Institute of Fine Arts Concert Hall
Andrew Downes: Brass Quintet No 2
Brass Pages Quintet


Friday October 13th 1995
Salle des Arts, St Germain en Laye, Paris
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos (French Premiere)
Duo Scaramouche
Filippo Antonelli and Malvina Renault (pianos)


Tuesday October 17th 1995
University of Oregon
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns
The Doug Campbell Horn Quartet


Friday October 20th 1995, 7.30pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan - Sonata for Oboe and Piano (World Prermiere)
George Caird (oboe)
Malcolm Wilson (piano)


Thursday October 26th 1995, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos
Duo Scaramouche
Filippo Antonelli and Malvina Renault (pianos)


Friday November 17th 1995, 12.45pm
Maison de Radio France Musique, Paris
Live broadcast
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos
Duo Scaramouche
Filippo Antonelli and Malvina Renault (pianos)


Tuesday December 5th 1995, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Birmingham Conservatoire Music Extra Festival
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns (UK Premiere)
Birmingham Conservatoire Horn Octet
Conductor Stephen Lloyd


Thursday December 14th 1995, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Shepherd's Carol from Ballads for Christmas
Haybridge High School Girls' Choir
Soloists Paula Downes and Catherine Pickford
Maureen Lloyd Jones (piano)
Conductor Heather Fairs


Monday December 18th 1995, 1.10pm
Birmingham Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Virgin's Cradle Hymn from Ballads for Christmas
Hillcrest School Chamber Choir
Conductor Valerie Pither














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