Performances 2012

Sunday February 26th 2012, 10.30am
Parish Church of St Ives, Cornwall
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for Organ
Graham Williams (organ)



Saturday March 17th 2012, 1.30pm
Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys
Andrew Downes: Jubilate from 5 Dramatic Pieces for 8 Wagner Tubas
(Transcribed for mixed brass ensemble by Rachel Coles)
Northamptonshire Youth Brass Ensemble, conducted by Rachel Coles
(part of Music for Youth)



Saturday March 17th 2012, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for Madam Speaker
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes



April-November 2012
Cambridge, Devon, Worcstershire
Filming for videos by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes, filmmaker



Sunday April 22nd 2012, 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Andrew Downes: Piano
Cantamus Girls Choir
Conductor Pamela Cook



Saturday May 5th 2012, 2.30pm
St John's Church, Wolverhampton
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Anna Downes (violin)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Saturday May 5th 2012, 7.30pm
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Andrew Downes: Symphony no.5 scored for Flute Orchestra
West Michigan Flute Association
conductor Darlene Dugan
(performance to be recorded for CD)



Thursday May 10th 2012, 6.30pm
BBC 1 TV Midlands Today
Andrew Downes: Far from the Madding Crowd, Act 4 Scene 3 
(Excerpt)
Paula Downes (soprano)
Ali Hill (soprano)
Central England Ensemble, conductor David Trippett



Saturday May 12th 2012, 7.30pm
Church in the Crossing, Worksop
Andrew Downes: Piano
Cantamus Girls Choir
Conductor Pamela Cook



Sunday June 3rd 2012, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Paula Downes (soprano)
St Saviour's Orchestra
conductor Cynthia Downes



Sunday June 3rd 2012, 8.30pm
Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Andrew Downes: One Blessing had I from Songs of Love
Harrah Friedlander (soprano)
Jason Carlson (piano)


Sunday June 10th 2012, 2pm
Forest Theatre, Revnice, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondrej Vrabec, Zdenek Divoky, Jindrich Kolar, Jana Rerichova



Wednesday June 27th 2011
La Croisee des Arts - Pole Culturel Provence Verte
Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume, Haut Var, France
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
National Flute Orchestra of Norway



Sunday June 24th 2012, 7.30pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Overture - In the Cotswolds
Central England Ensemble (leader Anna Downes)
Conductor Lee Armstrong

 

 

Thursday June 28th 2012, 12 noon
Granary Hotel, Harvington, Worcestershire
Talk by Andrew Downes, to members of the Francis Brett Young Society, about his composition, The Ballad of St Kenelm
(commissioned by the FBY Society for performances in 2015)
The presentation was illustrated by recorded performances of Andrew's works, by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Central England Ensemble, Duncan Honeybourne, Anna And Paula Downes.


July 2012
Completion and release of 4 short films 
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Lost Love 
Paula Downes (soprano)
Sarah Mondon (flute)
Joanne Jeffers (cello)
David Trippett (piano)


Wednesday July 4th 2012, 9.45 - 11.30 am
Pedmore Primary School, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Suite for Chamber Orchestra from Far from the Madding Crowd
(workshop performance involving primary school children)
Shearer's Dance, The Banks of Allan Water, Harvest Supper 
(Arranged by Anna Downes from Andrew Downes' opera)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Anna Downes


Wednesday July 4th 2012, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Suite for Chamber Orchestra from Far from the Madding Crowd
Shearer's Dance, The Banks of Allan Water, Harvest Supper 
(Arranged by Anna Downes from Andrew Downes' opera)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Anna Downes




Thursday July 5th 2012, 9.00 - 10.30 am
Oldswinford Primary School, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Suite for Chamber Orchestra from Far from the Madding Crowd
(workshop performance involving primary school children)
Shearer's Dance, The Banks of Allan Water, Harvest Supper 
(Arranged by Anna Downes from Andrew Downes' opera)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Anna Downes



Thursday July 5th 2012, 1.30 - 3 pm
St James Primary School, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Suite for Chamber Orchestra from Far from the Madding Crowd
(workshop performance involving primary school children)
Shearer's Dance, The Banks of Allan Water, Harvest Supper 
(Arranged by Anna Downes from Andrew Downes' opera)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Anna Downes

Thursday July 5th 2012, 7.30pm
St James' Church, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Andrew Downes: Suite for Chamber Orchestra from Far from the Madding Crowd
Shearer's Dance, The Banks of Allan Water, Harvest Supper 
(Arranged by Anna Downes from Andrew Downes' opera)
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Anna Downes



Saturday July 21st 2012, 7.30pm
Great Hall, Oundle School
Oundle International Festival
Andrew Downes: Piano
Cantamus Girls Choir
Conductor Pamela Cook



August 2012
Completion and release of 4 short films 
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Finished Fields
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Sunday August 5th 2012, 6.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Forest at Dawn
Paul Evans (organ)



Sunday August 12th 2012, 12.30 pm
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
(USA National Flute Convention)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes (excerpts)
Pacific Flute Ensemble
Conductor Darrin Thaves



Sunday September 2nd 2012, 7.30 pm
Synagogue, Floss, Germany
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondrej Vrabec, Zdenek Divoky, Jindrich Kolar, Jana Rerichova


Friday September 28th 2012, 5pm
St Wenceslaus Concert Hall
Nove Vcelnice, South Bohemia
Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Suite for Six Horns
Horn Students of the Brno Academy
Directed by Ondrej Vrabec


December 2012
Completion and release of 5 short films 
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Wednesday October 3rd 2012, 3.30pm
BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong
Andrew Downes: In Peace I Will Lie Down and Sleep
Choir of Winchester College
Director of Music Malcolm Archer


Sunday October 7th 2012, 4pm
BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong
Andrew Downes: In Peace I Will Lie Down and Sleep
Choir of Winchester College
Director of Music Malcolm Archer



Sunday October 21st 2012, 7.30pm
Birmingham Town Hall, England.
Andrew Downes: Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere)
Ondrej Vrabec (Principal and Solo Horn Czech Philharmonic Orchestra)
Central England Ensemble
Anna Downes leader
Anthony Bradbury conductor



Sunday October 28th 2012, 4pm
Brozany nad, Ohri - fortress
JAMU, Brno, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Suite for 6 Horns
Za rohem Horns Ensemble
Ondrej Vrabec - Director



Wednesday October 31st 2012, 1pm
St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Rozzie Curlett (cello)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


November 2012
Completion and release of 5 short films 
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Sunday December 2nd 2012, 7.30pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
5872 Naples Plaza
Long Beach, California, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes

Pacific Flute Ensemble, conductor Darrin Thaves



Sunday December 23rd 2012
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Lullaby from Christmas Cantata
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes



Sunday December 30th 2012, 8.45am
Andrew Downes interview on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester regarding Ballad of St Kenelm commission.



Monday December 31st 2012, 8.45am
Andrew Downes interview on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester.  Looking back at Horn Concerto.





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