Performances 2006

Saturday 7th January 2006, 7.30pm
Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Halas Chamber Choir
Director Margaret Pickford 


Tuesday 24th January 2006, 7.00pm
The Chapel, University of Chichester (Bishop Otter Campus)
Chichester, West Sussex
Andrew Downes: 'In the Gardens of Burdwan': Sonata for Oboe and Piano
George Caird (oboe)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Wednesday 25th January 2006, 1pm
St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts - 50th concert
Andrew Downes: 'In the Gardens of Burdwan': Sonata for Oboe and Piano
George Caird (oboe)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Thursday 2nd March 2006, 6.30pm
The Chapel, University of Chichester (Bishop Otter Campus)
Chichester, West Sussex
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Piano (World Premiere)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Thursday 6th April 2006, 6.30pm
Linnaean Community School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Songs of the Skies (excerpts)
Directed by Paula Downes


Friday 21st April 2006, 8.00pm
Lower Common Room, Adams House, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: O Vos Omnes
Millennium Scholars
Directed by Paula Downes 


Sunday 30th April 2006, 7.30pm (NB. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL)
Dorset Rural Music School, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Piano opus 89
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 7pm
Oldswinford Hospital School, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Cello and Piano (movement 3)
Janet Lindsay (cello)
Matt Davies (piano)



Thursday 4th May 2006, 7.30pm
Haybridge High School, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Cottager and her Infant from Songs of Autumn
(Instrumental arrangement by Cynthia Downes)
Haybridge High School Strings Ensemble
Director Cynthia Downes


Sunday 4th June 2006,  7pm
Singers Hill Synagogue, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos
Margaret Newman and Duncan Honeybourne (pianos)



Saturday 10th June 2006, 7.30pm
St Francis Church, Bournville, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Monday 24th July 2006, 12.30pm
Dorchester Museum, Dorset
Thomas Hardy Festival
Andrew Downes: Old Loves' Domain
Julian Pike (tenor)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Wednesday 26th July 2006
Thursday 27th July 2006
Friday 28th July 2006
St Mary's Church, Dorchester, Dorset
Thomas Hardy Festival
World Premiere Performances
Andrew Downes: Far from the Madding Crowd
An opera in five acts, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Libretto by Cynthia Downes
Soloists from the Millennium Scholars
Central England Ensemble
Conductor David Trippett



Thursday 10th August 2006, 7.00pm
Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
USA National Flute Association Convention
Andrew Downes: Mountain Song
(Tone Poem for Flute Choir, Harp and String Bass)

Columbia Flute Choir
Director Sharyn Byer

 

Tuesday 22nd August 2006, 12.15pm
King's Chapel, Boston, MA, USA
Lunchtime concert of Sacred Vocal Music by Andrew Downes
O Vos Omnes
The Lord is my Shepherd from The Runnymede Service 
(USA Premiere)
The Lord's Prayer from The Runnymede Service (USA Premiere)
Judas Mercator Pessimus from A St Luke Passion
Tenebrae Factae Sunt
from A St Luke Passion

Motet and Missa Brevis 'O Magnum Misterium' (USA Premiere)
O Love the Lord (USA Premiere)
The Souls of the Righteous (USA Premiere)
In Peace I will Lie Down and Sleep (USA Premiere)
Millennium Scholars
Directed by Paula Downes
Listen to concert


Sunday 10th September 2006, 1.30pm
Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
Birmingham Artsfest
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (first movement)
Central England Ensemble String Quartet
Anna Downes, Cynthia Downes (violins)
Paula Downes (viola)
Janet Lindsay (cello)


Saturday 23rd September 2006, 7.30pm
St Peter's Church, Martley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (movement 2)
Volante Strings led by Angela Ritchie



Sunday September 24th 2006, 10.30am
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Mid Autumn Moon from Songs of Autumn
(Instrumental arrangement by Cynthia Downes)
Hagley Church Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes

 

Tuesday 10th October 2006, 12.15pm
Kings Chapel, Boston, Mass., USA
Andrew Downes: Lost Love (USA Premiere)
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (harpsichord)
Arielle Hansen (flute)
Elizabeth Main (cello)



Thursday 12th October 2006, 12.20pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Uptown Flutes
Director Virginia Schulze-Johnson



Thursday 26th October 2006, 8.30pm
Roman Catholic Cathedral, Corfu Town, Corfu.
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (movements 2 and 3)
Volante Strings led by Angela Ritchey



Friday 27th October 2006, 8.30pm
Casa Lucia, Sgombou, Corfu.
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (movements 2 and 3)
Volante Strings led by Angela Ritchey



Wednesday 1st November 2006, 13.00
St Mary's Church, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
David Chadwick (violin)
Robert Birchall (piano)



Sunday 5th November 2006, 11.15am
Church of the Advent, Boston, Mass. USA
Andrew Downes: O Love the Lord all Ye His Saints
Choir of the Advent 
Director Edith Ho



Sunday 19th November 2006, 2.00pm
Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne piano
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Birmingham Conservatoire Flute Choir
Conductor Jonathan Rimmer


Monday 27th November 2006, 7.30pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
David Chadwick (violin)
Robert Markham (piano)



Saturday 9th December 2006, 11.00am
St. John's Church, Wolverhampton
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
David Chadwick (violin)
Robert Birchall (piano)



Sunday 10th December 2006, 2pm
Royal Northern College of Music
Andrew Downes: Preludes for Piano
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Saturday December 16th 2006, 7.30pm
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, Longmont, Colorado, USA
Andrew Downes: Mountain Song
Silver Winds Inc. Colorado Flute Choir
Conductor Nancy Spidel



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