Performances 1996

Wednesday January 3rd 1996, 8pm
Halesowen Parish Church, West Midlands UK
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Halesowen Girls' Choir
Conductor Margaret Pickford


Wednesday February 7th 1996, 6pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani (World Premiere)
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Friday February 9th 1996, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall Birmingham
Concert to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of the Adrian Boult Hall
Andrew Downes: Centenary Firedances
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Leon Gee


Monday February 12th 1996, 7pm
Air India Auditorium, Mumbai
Air India Concert Series
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani (Indian Premiere)
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Tuesday February 13th 1996, 7pm
Patkar Hall, Mumbai
Concert for the Time & Talents Club
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Saturday February 17th 1996, 7pm
Dalhousie Institute, Kolkata School of Music, India
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Monday February 19th 1996, 7pm
City Hall, Burdwan, India
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Wednesday February 21st 1996, 6pm
Sir Shankar Lal Concert Hall, Delhi University
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Saturday February 24th 1996, 6pm
New Delhi YMCA
Concert organised by Delhi Music Theatre and Air India
Andrew Downes: Mela Kamavardhani
Indo-Jazz Fusions
Director John Mayer


Sunday February 26th 1996, 3pm
St Luke's House, Kew
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Susan Wright (soprano)
Neil Aston (clarinet)
Janine Smith (piano)


Monday March 11th 1996, 8pm
Chiesa Sant'Andrea, Barletta, Italy (Italian Premiere)
Performance and interview ith the composer broadcast on Italian
Radio and TV
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos
Duo Scaramouche
Malvina Renault-Vieville, Filippo Antonelli (pianos)


Saturday March 23rd 1996
The College of Technology, Dudley
Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Halesowen Girls' Choir, directed by Margaret Pickford 
(awarded first prize)


Wednesday March 27th 1996, 7.30pm
Free Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Concert in aid of Acorns Childrens' Hospice
Andrew Downes: Five Movements for Piano and Strings
(Movement 4)
Arranged for piano with strings, wind and keyboard by Cynthia Downes
Paula Downes (solo piano)
Pupils' Orchestra, directed by Cynthia Downes


Thursday March 28th 1996, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 3
The Almira String Quartet


Friday March 29th 1996, 3.00pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Birmingham Conservatoire Awards Congregation
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Sunday April 14th 1996
Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 1996
Andrew Downes: O Vos Omnes
Halesowen Girls' Choir, directed by Margaret Pickford 
(awarded title of Sainsbury's Youth Choir of the Day)


Saturday April 27th 1996, 7pm
The College of Technology, Dudley
Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance: Prize Winners' Concert
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Halesowen Girls' Choir, directed by Margaret Pickford 


Saturday June 22nd 1996
University of Oregon School of Music
International Horn Society Convention, Grand Finale Concert
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Eight Horns
Douglas Hill, Virginia Thompson, Douglas  Campbell, James Lowe,
Michelle Stebleton, Stephen Lawson, Johnny Pherigo, Lisa Bontrager
(horns)
Conductor Wayne Bennett


Saturday June 22nd 1996, 2.30pm
International Convention Centre, Birmingham
Open University Graduation Ceremony
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Ensemble
Conductor Richard Silk


Friday July 5th 1996, 3.00pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Birmingham Conservatoire Awards Congregation
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass
Director Reginald Reid


Wednesday July 10th 1996, 1.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
National Festival of 'Music for Youth'
Andrew Downes: In the Cotswolds
Dudley Schools Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Gerald Johnson


Friday July 26th 1996
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth Summer School and Festival concert
Andrew Downes: Toccata for Small Orchestra
Aberystwyth International Summer School Orchestra
Conductor Franz Anton Krager


Tuesday August 6th 1996, 1 pm
Church of St Lawrence Jewry-next-Guildhall
Festival of Music
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Alla Sharova (violin)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Sunday August 18th 1996, 2.30 pm
Marriott Marquis, New York, USA
USA National Flute Convention
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Eight Flutes or Flute Choir
(World Premiere)
National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir


Sunday October 20th 1996, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, UK
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Eight Flutes 
(UK Premiere and first solo Flute Octet performance)
Birmingham Flute Day Professional Flute Octet:
Karen Thornton (piccolo)
Helen Mills, Diana Cook, Suzanne Hartland, Emma Williams (flutes)
David Whatley, Alison Humphreys (alto flutes)
Margaret Lowe (bass flute)


Thursday November 7th 1996
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Royal Holloway Chapel Choir
Director Lionel Pike


Friday November 8th 1996, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Alla Sharova (violin)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Wednesday November 20th 1996
St Cecilia
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: In Peace I will lie down and sleep
Royal Holloway Chapel Choir
Director Lionel Pike


Wednesday November 27th 1996, 6 pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Idyll: 'In the Gardens of Burdwan' - Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Hazel Wright (oboe)
David Brock (piano)


Wednesday December 11th 1996, 7.30 pm
Zwolle Conservatoire of Music, Holland
Andrew Downes: Idyll: 'In the Gardens of Burdwan' - Sonata for Oboe and Piano (Netherlands Premiere)
Hazel Wright (oboe)
David Brock (piano)


Wednesday December 11th 1996, 7.30pm
Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (Movement 3, "Scherzo")
(String Orchestra performance)
The Mozart String Orchestra
Director Gordon Heard


Saturday December 14th 1996, 7.30pm
Countess of Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (Movement 3, "Scherzo")
(String Orchestra performance)
The Mozart String Orchestra
Director Gordon Heard


Thursday December 19th 1996, 1.10pm
Birmingham Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Hillcrest Girls' Choir
Robert Johnston (harp)
Concuctor Valerie Pither


























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