Performances 2000

Sunday January 2nd 2000
Hagley Free Church, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd and The Lord's Prayer
arranged for soprano voice and string trio by Cynthia Downes
Paula Downes (soprano) 
Anna Downes (violin) 
Cynthia Downes (viola) 
Katie Pickford (cello)


Thursday January 27th to Sunday January 30th 2000
James Madison University, Virginia, USA
Recordings for CD entitled Sounds and Colors
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute soloists with 5 part Concert Flute Choir

Andrew Downes: Song of the Eagle
James Madison University Flute Choir, Virginia, USA
Director Carol Kniebusch Noe


Friday January 28th 2000
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
University of Central England Graduation Ceremony
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (2 performances)
Marcus Huxley (organ)



Sunday January 30th 2000
Bateman Auditorium of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Old Love’s Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
Andrew Tortise (piano)



Wednesday February 2nd 2000
Birmingham Conservatoire
PROFESSOR ANDREW DOWNES - LUNCHTIME TALK FOR THE ISM
Andrew Downes talks about his forthcoming world premiere, New Dawn, with recorded illustrations of his music to date including performances by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, John Mitchinson, the strings of the CBSO, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



Friday February 4th 2000
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
University of Central England Graduation Ceremony
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Marcus Huxley (organ)


Sunday February 13th 2000
The Master’s Lodge of Trinity College Cambridge
Andrew Downes: ‘Something tapp’d’ and ‘The curtains now are drawn’ from Old Love’s Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
Andrew Tortise (piano)



Friday February 18th 2000
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: New Dawn (World premiere)
Debbie Bennet (soprano)
Louise Brownbill (contralto)
Tom Solomon (tenor)
Lawrence Broomfield (bass)
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble & Chorus
Conductor Steven Lloyd



Friday February 25th 2000
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (2 performances)
Marcus Huxley (organ)
Open University Graduation Ceremony


Spring 2000
The Studio, Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA, USA
Recordings for CD entitled Pastorale Sounds
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute soloists with 5 part Concert Flute Choir
Massachussetts Flute Choir
Director Danielle Boudrot



Friday March 3rd 2000
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony (2 performances)
Marcus Huxley (organ)
Open University Graduation Ceremony


Saturday March 11th 2000
Christopher Whitehead School, Worcester
Andrew Downes: ‘Piano’
Haybridge High School Choir
Conductor Anna Downes



Sunday March 12th 2000
The Old Library, Queen’s College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Lost Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
Delia Griffiths (flute)
Hannah Thomas (cello)



Thursday March 30th 2000
James Madison University, West Virginia, USA
PROFESSOR ANDREW DOWNES: PRE-CONCERT TALK
'From Plainsong to Folk and World Music'
The composer talks about his flute music and his musical heritage, and the influence of many styles on his compositions, with recorded
illustrations from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, John
Mitchinson, the strings of the CBSO and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



Friday March 31st 2000
Wilson Hall of James Madison University, West Virginia, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute and Piano (American premiere)
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute Solos with 5 Part Concert Flute Accompaniment
Andrew Downes: Song of the Eagle (World premiere)
Carol Kniebusch Noe (flute)
Viicki Berneking (piano)
James Madison Flute Choir of Virginia, USA
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe



Saturday April 1st 2000
Wilson Hall of James Madison Univerity, West Virginia, USA
Andrew Downes: Song of the Eagle
James Madison Flute Choir of Virginia, USA
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe



Thursday April 6th 2000
Follen Church, Arlington, Mass. USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Andrew Downes: Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute Solos with 5 Part Concert Flute Accompaniment
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute and Piano
Michael Gordon (flute)
Thomas Stumpf (piano)
Massachusetts Flute Choir
Conductor Danielle Boudrot


Sunday April 9th 2000
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns
University Horn Quartet
 


Wednesday April 12th 2000
Conservatoire Franco-Italienne, Paris, France
PROFESSOR ANDREW DOWNES: TALK
'From Plainsong to Folk and World Music'
The composer talks about his piano music, his musical heritage, and the influence of many styles on his compositions, with recorded
illustrations from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, John
Mitchinson, the strings of the CBSO and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



Saturday 15th April 2000
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Lord is My Shepherd and The Lord's Prayer
Paula Downes, soprano soloist
with the Lynwood Lea Ensemble:
Anna Downes (violin)
Helen Rowley (violin)
Cynthia Downes (viola)
Katie Pickford (cello)



Sunday 16th April 2000
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
(BASWE Festival)
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band (Movement 2)
Bucks Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Conductor Duncan Stubbs



Monday April 24th 2000
Michelsen Hall, Fine Arts Centre, University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
University Flute Choir



Saturday April 29th 2000
Clent Festival, Clent Village Hall, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Queen Elizabeth’s Fantasy
(Movement 2 from Brass Quintet No 2, arranged for Strings & keyboard by Cynthia Downes)
Anna Downes (violin)
Cynthia Downes (violin)
Yvonne Parsons (cello)
Sue Mackey (cello)
Andrew Downes (keyboard)



Monday May 1st 2000
St John’s Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: O Vos Omnes
Andrew Downes: Piano
Halesowen Girls’ Choir
Conductor Margaret Pickford



Wednesday May 3rd 2000
Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Wednesday May 31st 2000
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Meditations for Solo Trumpet
Phillip Carroll



Saturday June 3rd 2000
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
Ian Palmer (piano)


Saturday June 10th 200
University College, Worcester
Worcester Male Voice Choir concert
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano (movement 1)
Anna Downes (violin)
Sarah Harper (piano)


Sunday June 11th 2000
Church of the Assumption, Englefield Green, Surrey
Andrew Downes: Anthem ‘O Sing unto the Lord a New Song’ (World premiere)
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Conductor Lionel Pike



Saturday July 15th 2000
Hampton Lovett Church, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The God Marduk
Anna Downes (violin)
Nicholas Wright (piano)


Wednesday July 19th 2000
University of the Third Age, Solihull

PROFESSOR ANDREW DOWNES: TALK
'From Plainsong to Folk and World Music'
The composer talks about his musical heritage, and the
influence of many styles on his compositions, with recorded
illustrations from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, John
Mitchinson, the strings of the CBSO and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



Friday July 21st and Saturday July 22nd, 2000
Recording Studio, Birmingham Conservatoire
Recording of song cycles by Andrew Downes for CD entitled
Old Love's Domain

Andrew Downes: Lost Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
Debbie Martin (flute)
Yvonne Parsons (cello)
David Trippett (piano)
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


Wednesday August 2nd 2000
Town Hall, Stratford upon Avon
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piccolo and Piano (World premiere)
Keith Bragg (piccolo)
Judith Keaney (piano)



Tuesday August 22nd 2000
Three Choirs Festival, Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Saturday October 7th 2000
All Saints Church, Worcester,
National Association of Male Voice Choirs concert
Andrew Downes: The God Marduk
Anna Downes (violin)
Nicholas Wright (piano)



Tuesday October 17th 2000
British Music Information Centre, Stratford Place, London
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Saturday October 21st 2000
St George’s Chapel, Windsor
Andrew Downes: The Lord is My Shepherd (World premiere)
Runnymede Church Choirs Association



Monday October 23rd 2000
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Schola Cantorum, Royal Holloway, University of London
Conductor Lionel Pike



Thursday October 26th 2000
Recital Hall of Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piccolo and Piano
Keith Bragg (piccolo)
Judith Keaney (piano)



Thursday October 26th 2000
Middachten Castle, Netherlands
Andrew Downes: Piano Quartet
(Arrangement by Cynthia Downes of Andrew Downes 5 Movements for Piano & Strings)
The Nevski Ensemble



Saturday October 28th 2000
Hagley Free Church, Worcestershire, Millennium Concert: Music from around the World
Andrew Downes: Gibraltar our Homeland
Anna & Cynthia Downes, Katie & Lucy Pickford, Elizabeth Hyde, Alice Thorneywork
Solo verses: Andrew Downes



Saturday November 4th 2000
Southwell Minster
Andrew Downes: Prelude ‘The Forest at Dawn’ (World premiere)
Paul Hale (organ)



Monday November 13th 2000 
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: O Love the Lord, all ye His Saints
Schola Cantorum, Royal Holloway, University of London
Conductor Lionel Pike 



Thursday November 16th 2000 
BBC Radio 3 ‘Late Junction’ (11.15pm)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



Monday November 20th 2000 
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Wednesday November 22nd 2000 
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Piano 
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Wednesday November 29th 2000 
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: Runnymede Service (World premiere)
Schola Cantorum, Royal Holloway, University of London
Conductor Lionel Pike 



Monday December 4th 2000 
Birmingham Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Prelude ‘The Forest at Dawn’ 
Thomas Trotter (organ)



Wednesday December 6th 2000
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Pianists (World premiere)
Malcolm Wilson, Philip Martin, Malvina Renault, Filippo Antonelli, Paola Biondi, Deborah Brunialti, Cecile Deneau, Laure Pinsmail (pianists)



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