Performances 2005


Saturday 8th January 2005
St Anne's Church, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
The Lord's Prayer
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Paula Downes (soprano)
Lynwood Lea String Quartet
Halesowen Girls Choir directed by Margaret Pickford


Sunday 23rd January 2005, 3pm
St Mary's Church, Swanage, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Wednesday 2nd February 2005
Bryanston School, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 1 (movement 1)
Joshua Weller (piano)


Wednesday 16th February 2005, 1pm
St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn Viaduct, London
Andrew Downes: Old Loves' Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
Gillian Cracknell (piano)


February 23rd February 2005, 7.30pm
Chichester Cathedral Choral Evensong
Andrew Downes: Runnymede Preces and Responses
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Conductor Lionel Pike


Sunday 6th March 2005, 7.30pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Performing Arts
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Uptown Flutes
Director Virginia Schulze-Johnson

Saturday 19th March 2005
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Birmingham Centre Annual Dinner
PROFESSOR ANDREW DOWNES: AFTER DINNER 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, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, and members of the composer's own family


Tuesday 22nd March 2005,  7.00pm
South Hampstead High School for Girls, London
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns (movement 4)
Arranged for Wind Band by Paula Downes
South Hampstead High School Wind Band
Conductor Paula Downes 

Sunday 27th March 2005 (Easter Sunday)
Durham Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Christopher Totney (organ)


Tuesday 29th March 2005, 8pm
Bremen-Walle, Immanuel-Kirche
Bremen, Germany
Andrew Downes:  Celtic Rhapsody
Paula Downes (soprano)
Central England Ensemble (Anna Downes- leader)
Conductor Anthony Bradbury

Wednesday 30th March 2005, 7pm
Katholische Kirche St Marien, Cuxhaven, Germany
Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody
Paula Downes (soprano)
Central England Ensemble (Anna Downes- leader)
Conductor Anthony Bradbury


Thursday 31st March 2005, 7.30pm
Tonspur 26, Volkshochschule Bremerhaven, Germany
Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody
Paula Downes (soprano)
Central England Ensemble (Anna Downes- leader)
Conductor Anthony Bradbury


Sunday 10th April 2005, 2pm
Elgar's Birthplace, Broadheath, Worcestershire
ANDREW DOWNES IN CONVERSATION
Andrew Downes - 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, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, and members of the composer's own family.


Thursday 21st April 2005, 11am
University of Derby, England
ANDREW DOWNES IN CONVERSATION
Andrew Downes - 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, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, and members of the composer's own family.


Saturday 23rd April 2005, 7.30pm
Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark, Notts
Andrew Downes: Piano; O Vos Omnes
Cantamus Girls' Choir
Director Pamela Cook

Sunday 24th April 2005, 6.30pm
Winterborne Monkton Parish Church, near Dorchester, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Duncan Honeybourne (organ)


Wednesday 27th April 2005, 1pm
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Wednesday 27th April 2005, 7.30pm
Haybridge High School, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Toccata for Small Orchestra
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes

Tuesday 3rd May 2005, 1.40pm
Bryanston School, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 1 (movements 2 and 3)
Joshua Weller (piano)


Wednesday 4th May 2005, 1.15pm
St Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Andrew Downes: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Duncan Honeybourne (organ)


Tuesday 10th May 2005,  8.30pm
Theatre du Beauvaisis, Beauvais, France
Andrew Downes: Music for 8 Cellos and 5 Timpani
Octuor de Cellos de Beauvais et Percussions de Strasbourg


Wednesday 11th May 2005, 7.30pm
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Andrew Downes: Sonatina for Piano
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Wednesday 11th May 2005, 7.30pm
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery
Andrew Downes: The God Marduk
Anna Downes (violin)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Saturday 14th May 2005, 7.30pm
Braunston Parish Church, Northants
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Kingfisher Chorale
Director David Fisher 


Sunday 15th May 2005, 2.30pm
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Sunday 15th May 2005
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
Recordings for CD
Andrew Downes: Sonatina for Piano
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 1
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Tuesday 17th May 2005, 7.30pm
Hampstead Parish Church, Hampstead, London
Andrew Downes: I will Lift up mine Eyes to the Hills
This concert is part of the 2005 Hampstead and Highgate Arts
Festival Joint Chamber Choir of South Hampstead High School
for girls and University College School, Hampstead, London
Director Paula Downes 


Saturday 21st May 2005, 7.30pm
ANDREW DOWNES IN CONVERSATION
followed by Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Concord College, Church Stretton
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
The first half will consist of a talk about his music
by Andrew Downes, President of the Church Stretton
and South Shropshire Arts Festival


Thursday 26th May 2005, 6.15pm
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Choral Evensong
Andrew Downes: Runnymede Preces and Responses
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Director Lionel Pike

Tuesday 31st May 2005, 5.30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Choral Evensong
Andrew Downes: Runnymede Preces and Responses
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Director Lionel Pike


Saturday 11th June 2005, 7.30pm
Newland Parish Church, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
Concert under the auspices of the Friends of the Cathedral
of the Forest


Saturday 18th June 2005, 7.30pm
Hagley Free Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Carnival and Mid-Autumn Moon from Songs of Autumn  (Instrumental arrangements by Cynthia Downes)
Hagley Free Church Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes 

Sunday 19th June 2005, 8.00pm
St Thomas Church, South Wigston (Blaby Festival)
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Kingfisher Chorale
Director David Fisher

Sunday 19th June 2005, 6.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Paul Evans (organ)


Tuesday 21st June 2005, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW DOWNES
A variety of works by Andrew Downes performed by Birmingham
Conservatoire soloists and ensembles to celebrate the time Andrew spent as Head of Composition and Creative Studies at the Conservatoire. Part of the Music XtraFestival 2005.
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Joanne Roughton-Arnold (soprano)
Neil McGovern (soprano saxophone)
Andrew Rowe (piano)
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous; In Peace; O Love the Lord
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
Director Andrew King
Andrew Downes: 'In the Gardens of Burdwan': Sonata for Oboe & Piano
George Caird (oboe)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
Andrew Downes: The Forest at Dawn; Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honebourne (piano)
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Julian Pike (tenor)
Simon Nicholls (piano)



Friday 24th June 2005,  7.30pm
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Toccata for Small Orchestra
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes 

Saturday 25th June 2005, 7.30pm
Malvern Priory, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: O Praise the Lord (Psalm 150)
Birmingham Festival Choral Society
Conductor Anthony Bradbury 

Wednesday 20th July 2005, 1pm
St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn, London
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
Gillian Cracknell (piano)


Wednesday 20th July 2005
Durham Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Christopher Totney (organ)


Saturday 23rd July 2005, 7.30pm
Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival
Opening Concert 2005
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Saturday 30th July 2005, 4pm
Chapel of Trinity College Cambridge
At the wedding of Paula Rachael Downes and David John Trippett
Andrew Downes: I was Glad
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Andrew Downes: Finale from Far from the Madding Crowd
Ex-Cambridge Choral Scholars, directed by Stefan Reid
Daniel Hyde (organ)


Sunday 31st July 2005, 10.30am
Lichfield Cathedral
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Lyra Davidica Choir
Directorhristine Skinner


Friday 5th August 2005, 6.00pm
Mozart Museum, Bertramka, Prague
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Saturday 6th August 2005, 7.30pm
Nove Straseci, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Tuesday 23rd August 2005, 1pm
Church of St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall, London
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


Monday 3rd October 2005, 5pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England.
Andrew Downe: Songs of the Skies (World Premiere)
A Cantata based on poetry by Birmingham schoolchildren,
coached by poet Julie Boden. A Symphony Hall commission
with funds from British Airways. Performed by 1000+
schoolchildren in chorus (from Birmingham Authority).
Central England Ensemble
Leader Anna Downes
Conductor Andrew Downes


Sunday 9th October 2005
Zamecku Hall, Revnice, Prague
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



Wednesday 12th October 2005, 1pm
Kidderminster Library
Andrew Downe: Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Tuesday 18th October 2005, 7.30pm
Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague
Andrew Downes: Five Dramatic Pieces for 8 Wagner Tubas
(World Premiere)
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Tuesday 18th October 2005, 12 noon
Stratford on Avon Town Hall
Stratford on Avon Music Festival
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 1
Jonathan French (piano)


Wednesday 26th October 2005, 1.30pm
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA
ANDREW DOWNES IN DISCUSSION:
"From Plainsong to Folk and World Music"
The English composer Andrew Downes 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, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and members of
the composer's own family.


Wednesday 26th October 2005, 7pm
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
David Trippett (piano)


Sunday 13th November 2005, 3pm
Harting Music Club, West Sussex
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Sunday 13th November 2005, 4pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
First National Flute Choir Day
Andrew Downes: Song of the Eagle (British Premiere)
Birmingham Flute Ensemble with American guest players, and students from Miilikin University Flute Choir, Illinois, USA, and Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe
Andrew Downes: Excerpts from Symphony no 5
(scored for flute choir)
National Flute Choir Day massed choir
Conductor Jenny Brooks



Wednesday 16th November 2005, 7.30pm
Recital Hall, Coventry University
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos
Julian Hellaby, Peter Noke (pianos)


Tuesday 6th December 2005, 9.30-12.30pm
Coventry School of Music, Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University
From Plainsong to Folk and World Music
The composer Andrew Downes 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, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and members of
the composer's own family.



Wednesday 14th December 2005, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House
Cambridge, Massachussets, USA
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas (USA Premiere)
Millennium Scholars, directed by Paula Downes


Thursday 15th December 2005, 7pm
Crestwood School, Kingswinford, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Songs of the Skies (excerpts)
Crestwood School Year 7 Choir
Director Anna Downes


Friday 16th December 2005, 7.30pm
Michaelstow Church, near Bodmin, Cornwall
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Cadon Chorus
Director Rosie Richardson


Friday 23rd December 2005, 7.30pm
Wadebridge Christian Centre, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Cadon Chorus
Director Rosie Richardson



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