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


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


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


Wednesday 16th February 2005, 1pm
Andrew Downes - Old Loves' Domain
St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn Viaduct, London
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
Lionel Pike conductor


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


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
Andrew Downes - Sonata for 8 Horns (movement 4)
Arranged for Wind Band by Paula Downes
South Hampstead High School for Girls
Hampstead, London
South Hampstead High School Wind Band
Paula Downes conductor


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


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


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


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


Sunday 10th April 2005, 2pm
ANDREW DOWNES IN CONVERSATION
Andrew Downes - From Plainsong to Folk and World Music
Elgar's Birthplace, Broadheath, Worcestershire
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
ANDREW DOWNES IN CONVERSATION
Andrew Downes - From Plainsong to Folk and World Music
University of Derby, England
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
Andrew Downes - Piano; O Vos Omnes
Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark, Notts
Cantamus Girls' Choir
Pamela Cook director


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


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


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


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
Andrew Downes - Prelude: The Forest at Dawn
St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Duncan Honeybourne (organ)


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


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


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


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


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

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


Tuesday 17th May 2005, 7.30pm
Andrew Downes - I will Lift up mine Eyes to the Hills
Hampstead Parish Church, Hampstead, London
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
Paula Downes conductor


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
Andrew Downes - Runnymede Preces and Responses
Choral Evensong
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway
Lionel Pike director


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


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


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


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


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


Tuesday 21st June 2005, 7.30pm
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.
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
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
Andrew King conductor
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
Andrew Downes - Toccata for Small Orchestra
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge
Hagley Community Orchestra
Cynthia Downes conductor


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


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


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


Saturday 23rd July 2005, 7.30pm
Andrew Downes - Sonata for 8 Horns
OPENING CONCERT 2005
Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival
Performed by the
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Saturday 30th July 2005, 4pm
(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
Chapel of Trinity College Cambridge
Ex-Cambridge Choral Scholars, directed by Stefan Reid
Daniel Hyde (organ)


Sunday 31st July 2005, 10.30am
Andrew Downes -The Lord is my Shepherd
Lichfield Cathedral
Performed by the
Lyra Davidica Choir


Friday 5th August 2005, 6.00pm
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE-
Andrew Downes - Sonata for 8 Horns
Mozart Museum, Bertramka, Prague
Performed by the
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Saturday 6th August 2005, 7.30pm
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE-
Andrew Downes - Sonata for 8 Horns
Nove Straseci, Czech Republic
Performed by the
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


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


Monday 3rd October 2005, 5pm
Andrew Downes - Songs of the Skies (World Premiere)
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England.
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).
Conducted by the composer.
Central England Ensemble
Anna Downes leader
Andrew Downes conductor


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



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

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


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


Wednesday 26th October 2005, 1.30pm
ANDREW DOWNES IN DISCUSSION:
"From Plainsong to Folk and World Music"
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts.
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
Andrew Downes - Dreamland
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachussetts, USA
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
David Trippett (piano)


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


Sunday 13th November 2005, 4pm
First National Flute Choir Day, Birmingham Conservatoire
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
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)
Carol Kniebusch Noe conductor
Andrew Downes - Excerpts from Symphony no 5
(scored for flute choir)
National Flute Choir Day massed choir
Jenny Brooks conductor



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


Tuesday 6th December 2005, 9.30-12.30pm
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.
Coventry University


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


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


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


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



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