Performances 2008

Tuesday 5th February 2008, 7.30pm
Suk Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano opus 93  (World Premiere and CD release date)
Performed by the Brahms Trio Prague
Monika Vrabcova violin
Ondrej Vrabec horn
Daniel Wiesner piano



Saturday 16th February 2008, 7.30pm
Christ Church, Leatherhead, Surrey
Andrew Downes: The Forest at Dawn
Anthony Cairns organ



Thursday 6th March 2008, 12.05pm
MIT Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Voice (World Premiere)
Paula Downes soprano



Thursday 6th March 2008, 12.05pm
MIT Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Sacred Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Violin (USA Premiere)
Anna Downes - violin



Sunday 16th March 2008, 11am
Harvard Memorial Church
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes:  I Was Glad from The Runnymede Service 
The Choir of Harvard University Memorial Church 
Director Edward E Jones
This performance was broadcast live 
on www.whrb.org at 4pm (UK time)



March/April 2008
Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Recording for CD entiled Music for Horns and Wagner Tubas
(Artesmon label)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns
Andrew Downes: Suite for 6 Horns
Andrew Downes: Five Dramatic Pieces for 8 Wagner Tubas
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



Saturday April 5th 2008, 7pm
Ames High School, Ames, Iowa, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
(1st movement)
Ames Youth Flute Choir Conductor Mary Peterson



Sunday April 6th 2008, 7.30pm
Seattle Town Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
(1st movement and 3rd movement)
Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir conducted by Kate Kralik



Saturday April 26th 2008, 7.30pm
St Cecilia Music Center, Royce Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
(2nd, 4th and 5th movements)
West Michigan Flute Association Flute Choir conducted by Darlene Dugan



Sunday April 27th 2008, 7pm
Ames High School, Ames, Iowa, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
(1st movement)
Ames Youth Flute Choir Conductor Mary Peterson



Wednesday 30th April 2008, 5.30pm
Church of St John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street,
Boston, MA, USA.
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes - soprano
David Trippett - piano



Tuesday 6th May 2008, 7pm
Music Building Recital Hall, Central Washington University, WA, USA
Andrew Downes: Symphony no.5 scored for Flute Orchestra
Movements 1 & 4
Central Washington University Flute Choir
Director Hall Ott



Wednesday May 14th 2008, 7.30pm
Our Lady of the Magnificat Church, Kinnelon,
New Jersey, USA.
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Uptown Flutes
Directed by Virginia Schulz-Johnson



Tuesday 20th May 2008, 7.30pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos
Julian Hellaby, Peter Noke pianos



Tuesday 20th May 2008, 8pm
Marlborough College Concert Hall, Marlborough
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Double Bass and Piano (movement 2)
David Daly - Double Bass
Duncan Honeybourne - Piano

 

Sunday June 22nd 2008, 7.30pm
Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Introduction and Allegro for Solo Organ
(World Premiere)
Carson Cooman - organ



Wednesday July 2nd 2008, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: 5 Movements for Piano and String Orchestra (excerpts)
Kevin Robson (piano)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Anna Downes



Friday July 4th 2008, 7.30pm
St Johns Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: 5 Movements for Piano and String Orchestra (excerpts)
Kevin Robson (piano)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Anna Downes



Friday July 11th 2008, 8pm
St Mary's Church, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells
(World Premiere)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
New work composed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Howells, Andrew Downes' teacher
(part of the 2008 Lydney Festival)



Sunday July 13th 2008, 7.30pm
Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley, California, USA
Andrew Downes: Introduction and Allegro for Solo Organ
Carson Cooman - organ



Monday July 14th 2008, 7.30pm
First Unitarian Society, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Introduction and Allegro for Solo Organ
Carson Cooman - organ



Sunday July 20th 2008, 2.30pm
All Saints Church, Newland, Glos.
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Sunday August 17th 2008, 7.30pm
Christ United Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Introduction and Allegro for Solo Organ
Carson Cooman - organ



Friday August 22nd 2008, 7.30pm
Salem Hills Parish, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Introduction and Allegro for Solo Organ
Carson Cooman - organ



Saturday 20th September 2008, 5pm
Villa Bertramka, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Horn & Piano (Czech Premiere)
Ondrej Vrabec - french horn
Daniel Wiesner - piano

 

Saturday 20th September 2008, 5pm
Villa Bertramka, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn & Piano
Brahms Trio Prague ( Monika Vrabcova - violin,
Ondrej Vrabec - horn, Daniel Wiesner - piano)



Wednesday 24th September 2008, 5.30pm
Church of St John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street,
Boston, MA, USA.
Andrew Downes: Old Loves' Domain
Paula Downes - soprano
David Trippett - piano



Saturday 27th September 2008, 7.30pm
Engelbert Schmid GmbH Concert Hall
Bellerweg 3, 86513 Mindelzell, Germany
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



Sunday 28th September 2008, 4pm
St Clements Church, Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Uptown Flutes directed by Virginia Schulze-Johnson



Sunday 5th October 2008, 11am
Harvard Memorial Church
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes:  I Was Glad from The Runnymede Service 
The Choir of Harvard University Memorial Church 
Director Edward E Jones
This performance was broadcast live 
on www.whrb.org at 4pm (UK time)



Tuesday 28th October 2008, 7.30pm
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes - soprano
David Trippett - piano
(Recital for the Musica Eclectica Concert Series)



Wednesday November 12th 2008, 1pm
St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Dorset
(Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts Series)
Andrew Downes: Finished Fields
(cycle of songs to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the death of Wilfred Owen)
(World Premiere)
Jonathan Pugsley: bass-baritone
Duncan Honeybourne: piano



Thursday November 13th 2008, 7.30pm
Lydney Baptist Church, Gloucestershire
Professor Andrew Downes: Talk for the Royal Forest of Dean Herbert Howells Society
Andrew Downes talks about his composition lessons as a student of Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music



Friday November 14th 2008, 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall, Staffs
Andrew Downes: Finished Fields
(cycle of songs to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the death of Wilfred Owen)
Jonathan Pugsley: bass-baritone
Duncan Honeybourne: piano



Friday November 21st  2008, 12.30pm
Sarum College, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
David Daly: Double Bass
Duncan Honeybourne: Piano


Thursday November 27th 2008
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Sound Recording for films by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Saturday November 29th 2008, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Centenary concert
Andrew Downes: Queen Elizabeth's Fantasy
Andrew Downes: Carnival from Songs of Autumn
Lynwood-Lea Quintet



Sunday December 21st 2008, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Carol: Jesus was Born in Bethlehem (from Christmas Cantata)
St Saviour's Church Orchestra and Haybridge Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes



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