Performances 1999

Saturday January 2nd 1999, 7.30pm
United Reformed Church, Halesowen, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas (3 songs)
Halesowen Girls’ Choir
Conductor Margaret Pickford


Friday January 8th 1999
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan - Sonata for Oboe and Piano 
Recording for CD
George Caird (oboe)
Malcolm Wilson (piano)


Thursday January 28th 1999
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: In Peace I will lie down and sleep
Schola Cantorum of Royal Holloway, directed by Lionel Pike


Sunday 14th February 1999
Chapel of Queen's College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Lost Love
Georgeanna Williams (soprano)
Kirsten Howie (flute)
Hannah Thomas (cello)
James Weeks (piano)


Sunday February 21st 1999, 7.30pm
Master's Lodge, Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (movement 1)
Thomas Quartet
Tom Evans (violin)
Paula Downes (violin)
Tom Usher (viola)
Hannah Thomas (cello) 


Wednesday February 24th 1999, 6pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: 5 Movements for Piano Quartet
'Contrasts'
Alla Sharova (violin)
John Mayer (viola)
Thomas Gardner (cello)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Saturday March 6th 1999
Birmingham Central Library
Andrew Downes: A Child is Singing (excerpts)
The Clarion Singers



Monday March 8th 1999, 7.30pm
Music Room, St John's College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 3

Thomas Quartet
Tom Evans (violin)
Paula Downes (violin)
Tom Usher (viola)
Hannah Thomas (cello) 


Monday March 15th 1999, 1pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos
Mark Lockett and Richard Leigh Harris (pianos)


Saturday March 27th 1999, 7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Hockley, Birmingham
Andrew Downes : Toccata for Small Orchestra
Birmingham Festival Choral Society Orchestra
Conductor Anthony Bradbury


Sunday March 28th 1999
Royal Northern College of Music
BASWE Festival
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band
The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra
Conductor Keiron Anderson


Saturday April 17th 1999, 6.10pm
Worcester Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
James Madison University Flute Choir
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Sunday April 18th 1999, 3pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
James Madison University Flute Choir
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Sunday April 18th 1999, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto and Bass Flute Solos and Concert Flute Choir
Clare Southworth (alto flute)
Gary Woolf (bass flute)
The Birmingham Flute Ensemble
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe



Monday April 19th 1999, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
James Madison University Flute Choir
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Saturday May 15th 1999
Conservatoire d'Aubervilliers, Paris
Andrew Downes: Talk
Andrew Downes talks about his compositions with recorded illustrations


Wednesday May 19th 1999
RAF Uxbridge
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band
RAF Central Band


Wednesday May 19th 1999, 8pm
Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 3
Thomas Quartet
Tom Evans (violin)
Paula Downes (violin)
Tom Usher (viola)
Hannah Thomas (cello) 


Thursday May 20th 1999
Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous

Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Director Richard Marlow


Thursday June 10th 1999
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous

Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Director Lionel Pike


Friday June 25th 1999, 3pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Ensemble
Conductor Reginald Reid
Birmingham Conservatoire Graduation Ceremony


Thursday June 10th 1999
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous

Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Director Lionel Pike


Sunday July 11th 1999
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Recording for CD, entitled Concerto for Two Guitars
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar and Strings
Andrew Downes:  Cool Largo from Piano Sonatina Mvt 2 arranged for Acoustic Guitar and Electric Bass Guitar
Simon Dinnigan (acoustic guitar)
Fred T Baker (electric bass guitar)
Strings of the City Of Birmingham
Conductor Andrew Downes


Tuesday August 3rd 1999, 7.30pm
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
Stratford-Upon-Avon International Flute Festival
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Flute Choir
Conductor Jenny Brooks


Friday August 6th 1999
St James Piccadilly, London
Andrew Downes: Concerto for 2 Pianos and String Orchestra
Duo Scaramouche
Symphonia UK
Conductor Steven Lloyd


Saturday September 4th 1999, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcester
'Downes Towards the Millennium' concert
Andrew Downes: Pastorale, Elegy, Folk Dance from
Brass Quintet No 1
(arranged for String Ensemble by Cynthia Downes)
The Lynwood Lea Ensemble
Andrew Downes: Sonatina for Piano (movement 2)
Katie Pickford (piano)
Andrew Downes: 'The God Marduk' for Violin & Piano
Anna Downes (violin)
Paula Downes (piano)
Andrew Downes: O Vos Omnes
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Halesowen Girls' Choir
Condustor Margaret Pickford
Andrew Downes: 5 Movements for Piano & Strings (movement 4)
Paula Downes (piano)
The Lynwood Lea Ensemble
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain (songs 2 and 5)
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (piano)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin & Piano (transcribed for Double Bass)
Nic Hyde (double bass)
Andrew Downes; Anthem for Gibraltar
Andrew Downes: Wild Bells
from Ballds for Christmas
Halesowen Girls' Choir
Director Margaret Pickford



Saturday September 18th 1999 7.30pm
St John's Church, Fulham, London
Andrew Downes: 'The God Marduk' for Violin & Piano
Alla Sharova (violin)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Saturday September 26th 1999
Park House, Cheltenham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin & Piano
James Coles (biolin)
Yoko Arai (piano)



Sunday October 3rd 1999, 2.30pm
Great Hall, Exeter University
Andrew Downes: Centenary Firedances

Exeter University Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Steven Lloyd


Wednesday October 20th 1999, 7.30pm
Portchester Community Centre
Andrew Downes: Toccata for Small Orchestra
Portsmouth New Music Orchestra
Conductor John Webber


Saturday October 23rd 1999, 2.15pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Andrew Downes: Talk: 'The Composition of an Oratorio for the new Millennium, and earlier works which influenced its creation'


Thursday November 4th 1999, 12.30pm
The American Cathedral, Paris
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute and Piano (World Premiere)
Carol Kniebusch Noe (flute)
Vicli Bereneking (piano)


Wednesday November 10th 1999, 8pm
Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
Mark Williams (piano)


Thursday November 11th 1999, 8pm
Wilson Hall, James Madison University, Virginia, USA
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto and Bass Flutes with Flute Choir Accompaniment
James Madison University Flute Choir
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Tuesday November 30th 1999, 1.15pm
Frazer Room, Trinity College Cambridge
Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.1 (movement 1)
The Thomas Quartet
Tom Evans (violin)
Paula Downes (violin)
Chris Brown (viola)
Hannah Thomas (cello)


Monday December 6th 1999,1.05pm
Sir Geraint Evans Recital Room, Welsh College of Music & Drama
Andrew Downes: Old Loves Domain (songs 2 and 5)
Nicola Ogborn (soprano)
Jane Samuel (piano)




















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