Performances 2007

Thursday 1st February 2007, 12.15pm
University Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Songs of Love (World Premiere)
Paula Downes - Soprano
David Trippett - Piano



Wednesday 14th February 2007, 4pm
Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (first movement, "Jubilate")
Central England Ensemble



Wednesday 14th February 2007, 4pm
Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns (second movement, "Gloria")
Central England Ensemble



Friday 16th February 2007, 8pm
American Cathedral, Paris, France
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 2
Central England Ensemble
Conductor Anthony Bradbury



Friday 17th February 2007, 8pm
American Church, Paris, France
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 2
Central England Ensemble
Conductor Anthony Bradbury



Wednesday 7th March 2007, 7.30pm
Regenstein Recital Hall, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 5 scored for Flute Orchestra
Northwestern University Flute Ensemble
Conductor Walfrid Kujala



Wednesday 14th March 2007, 8.40am
Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Postlude from Prelude Fanfare and Postlude for Organ
Carson Cooman - Organ



Wednesday 14th March 2007, 8.40am
Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Harvard University Chapel Choir (conductor Edward Jones)



Sunday 18th March 2007, 10.30am
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcs
At the Christening of the composer's grandson, Oscar Andrew Leonard
Price
Andrew Downes: The Cottager and her Infant from Songs of Autumn
Hagley Church Youth Orchestra (conductor Cynthia Downes)



Friday 13th April 2007, 7.30pm
Kidderminster Library, Kidderminster, West Midlands.
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Anna Downes - Violin
Matt Davies - Piano



Friday April 20th 2007, 6.30pm
The Chapel, University of Chichester (Bishop Otter Campus)
Chichester, West Sussex
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne piano



Thursday April 26th 2007, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Centenary Firedances
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conducted by Cynthia Downes
(Part of the 2007 Hagley Music Festival)



Saturday April 28th 2007, 2pm
Coventry University School of Performing Arts
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no. 1 (first movement)
Lynwood Lea String Quartet



Sunday May 6th 2007, 7.30pm
St George's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1 (first movement)
Central England Ensemble


Sunday May 6th 2007, 3pm
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church, Phoenix, Arizona
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Alto Flute and Strings
(USA premiere)
Alexander Viazovtsev (alto flute)
Fine Arts String Orchestra
Conductor Warren Cohen

Saturday 2nd June 2007, 7.45pm
All Saints Church, Weston Super Mare
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne piano



Sunday 10th June 2007, 7.30pm
Wylde Green United Reform Church, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 2
Duncan Honeybourne piano



Thursday 14th June 2007, 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
(world premiere)
David Daly: Double Bass
Duncan Honeybourne: Piano



Wednesday 20th June 2007, 8pm
St Thomas' Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY, USA
Andrew Downes: Prelude, Fanfare and Postlude for Organ
(USA premiere)
Carson Cooman - Organ



Sunday 24th June 2007, 3pm
First Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Gibraltar, Our Homeland (USA premiere)
Schizophonic:
Paula Downes, soprano
Anney Gilotte, soprano
Allegra Martin, mezzo-soprano



Saturday 21st July 2007, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Pastorale, Elegy and Folk Dance
Lynwood Lea String Quartet



Saturday 21st July 2007, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: "Summer Calypso" from 7 Preludes for Solo Piano
Michael Jones - Piano



Sunday 5th August 2007, 3pm
Montpellier Hall, United Reformed Church, Cheltenham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
David Daly double bass
Duncan Honeybourne piano



Saturday 11th August 2007, 2.40pm
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
USA National Flute Convention
Andrew Downes: Mountain Song
Colorado Flute Choir
Nancy Spidel conductor



Sunday 12th August 2007, 2pm
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
USA National Flute Convention
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 5 Scored for Flute Orchestra
USA National Flute Assn High School Flute Choir
Conducted by Jenny Brooks



Wednesday 22nd August 2007, 8.15pm
St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Organ (World Premiere)
Robert Green organ



Friday 24th August 2007, 7.30pm
St Helen's Church, Fish Street, Worcester
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1*
(*arranged for String Orchestra)
Volante Strings directed by Angela Richey
(part of the 2007 Worcester Festival)



Wednesday 29th August 2007, 7.30pm
Thursday 30th August 2007, 7.30pm
Friday 31st August 2007, 7.30pm
Andrew Downes: Far From the Madding Crowd
An opera in five acts, adapted from the novel
by Thomas Hardy
Libretto by Cynthia Downes.
Performed by soloists from the Millennium Scholars
accompanied by the Central England Ensemble
Musical Director: David Trippett
Venue: Church of St James the Great, Wednesbury.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Wednesbury Music Club



Wednesday 10th October 2007, 7.45pm
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery,
Holyhead Rd, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7DF
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Solo Piano 
Duncan Honeybourne piano



Thursday 18th October 2007, 4.00-5.30pm,
Birmingham Conservatoire
"There's life after Birmingham Conservatoire"
Andrew Downes, former Head of School of Composition and
Creative Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, talks about his life
as a freelance composer since his early retirement from the Conservatoire in 2005.  There will be recorded illustrations from
the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, and excerpts from the DVD of his full length opera
Far from the Madding Crowd, commissioned for the 2006
Thomas Hardy Festival in Dorchester, Dorset.



Thursday 25th October 2007, 7.30pm
Kidderminster Library
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Anna Downes violin
Michael Jones piano



Thursday 25th October 2007, 7.30pm
Kidderminster Library
Andrew Downes: The God Marduk
Anna Downes violin
Michael Jones piano



Thursday 25th October 2007, 7.30pm
Kidderminster Library
Andrew Downes: 7 Preludes for Solo Piano (3 of the movements)
Michael Jones piano
Sunday 4th November 2007, 11am



November 4th 2007
Harvard Memorial Church
(Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Harvard University Choir
Directed by Edward E Jones



Wednesday 14th November 2007, 12.15pm
Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River (excerpts)
i.  Dora Williams
ii. Sarah Brown
Paula Downes soprano
David Trippett piano



Sunday 18th November 2007, 4pm
Taylor House, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, USA
Andrew Downes:  Songs from Spoon River (excerpts)
i.  Dora Williams
ii. Sarah Brown
Paula Downes soprano
David Trippett piano



Sunday 23rd December 2007, 6pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Lullaby from Christmas Cantata
Hagley Church Orchestra
Cynthia Downes conductor



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