Performances 2016


Thursday January 28th 2016
Video of animations and films by Paula Downes launched on YouTube
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
Paula Downes (soprano)
Rita Schindler (harp)


Monday February 1st 2016, 1.15pm
Carol Nash Recital Room,
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Andrew Downes: Meditations for Solo Trumpet
Louise Franks (trumpet)


Friday March 18th 2016
CD Recordings released on iTunes:
Andrew Downes: Overture: 'In the Cotswolds'
Andrew Downes: Concert Overture: 'Towards a New Age'
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 1 for Organ, Brass, Percussion & Strings

Andrew Downes: Symphony No 2 scored for Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Downes: Symphony No 3: 'Spirits of the Earth'
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Vrabec


Monday March 21st 2016
Hagley, Worcestershire
Interview with Andrew Downes by Laurence Lewis for The Czech Music Everything Radio Show


Thursday March 24th 2016
Broadcast on Czech Radio during interview with Ondrej Vrabec
Andrew Downes: Symphony No.1
(one movement)
Andrew Downes: Symphony No.2
(one movement)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Vrabec


Monday April 11th 2016
Launch on Czech Music Everything Radio Show:
Interview with Andrew Downes by Laurence Lewis
including extracts from
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 1 for Organ, Brass, Percussion & Strings (movement 3)
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 3: 'Spirits of the Earth' 
(movement 4)
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band
(movement 3)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Vrabec
The Lord is my Shepherd from The Runnymede Service
Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Director Lionel Pike
Five Dramatic Pieces for Eight Wagner Tubas (movement 3)
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Saturday 16th April 2016, 6pm
Evangelical Church
Ransbach-Baumbach
Germany
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir (German Premiere)
FlutEmotion flute ensemble


Sunday April 17th 2016, 2-5pm
National Film Theatre, South Bank, London
UK launch of 2 CDs and DVD Documentary
Andrew Downes: Overture: 'In the Cotswolds'
Andrew Downes: Concert Overture: 'Towards a New Age'
Andrew Downes: Symphony No 1 for Organ, Brass, Percussion & Strings

Andrew Downes: Symphony No 2 scored for Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Downes: Symphony No 3: 'Spirits of the Earth'
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4 scored for Concert Wind Band
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Vrabec
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River: films by Paula Downes
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)
Andrew Downes: Far from the Madding Crowd DVD (Act 4 Scene 3)
Soloists from the Millennium Scholars
Central England Ensemble
Conductor David Trippett


Sunday April 24th 2016, 6pm                                                
Chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge                                               Andrew Downes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 
Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge                                               
Director Sarah EA Macdonald


Friday 13th May 2016, 7pm
Keats House Museum, Hampstead, London
Andrew Downes: Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Voice
Paula Downes (soprano)


May 2016
Video of animations created by Paula Downes and launched on YouTube
Andrew Downes: Songs of the Skies
Paula Downes (soprano)
Synthesised accompaniment


Friday 3rd June 2016, 8pm
Tincleton Gallery, Tincleton, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos
Katharine Lam and Duncan Honeybourne (pianos)


Saturday 4th June 2016, 8pm
Tincleton Gallery, Tincleton, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 2 Pianos
Katharine Lam and Duncan Honeybourne (pianos)


Saturday June 11th 2016, 7.30pm
Lydney Parish Church, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Friday June 17th 2016, 7.30pm                                                      
St Mary's Church, Greasley, Nottinghamshire                                                                 Andrew Downes: Butterfly
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Cantamus Girls' Choir
Stefan Reid (piano)
C
onductor Ann Irons                                                                    


Sunday July 3rd 2016, 2.30pm
St Kenelm Church of England Primary School
Andrew Downes: The Ballad of St Kenelm
Paula Downes (soprano)
Haydn Thomas (narrator)
Hagley Community Orchestra/Central England Camerata (leader Anna Downes)
Director/MD Cynthia Downes
*commissioned by the Francis Brett Young Society 


End July 2016
Australian tour
Performances in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne
Andrew Downes: Butterfly
Andrew Downes: 'Piano'
Cantamus Girls' Choir
Stefan Reid (piano)
C
onductor Ann Irons  


Friday August 12th 2016
USA National Flute Association Annual Convention
San Diego, California, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir (movement 1)
Los Angeles Flute Guild and
Dixie State University Flute Choir
Janelle Barrera (conductor)


Saturday September 3rd 2016, 7pm
St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, UK
Andrew Downes 65th Birthday Concert
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Andrew Downes: Brass Quintet no 1
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 1
Paula Downes (soprano)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano, organ)
Sennet Brass
Central England Camerata (leader and solo violin Anna Downes)
Conductor Anthony Bradbury
(Sponsored by Lynwood Music)



Friday October 21st 2016, 12.30pm
Church of St Andrew, Chesterton, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Sacred Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Voice
Paula Downes (soprano)



Sunday October 30th 2016, 3pm
St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, Cornwall
Andrew Downes: 7 Postludes for Piano (World Premiere)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)



Monday October 31st 2016, 8.30pm
OCR, Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Dreamland
Paula Downes (soprano)
Sally MacTaggart (soprano saxophone)
David Trippett (piano)


Monday November 8th and Tuesday November 9th 2016
Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth
Andrew Downes: Piano works recorded for CD entitled Daybreak in the Fields
Duncan Honeybourne with Katharine Lam (pianos)


Friday November 11th 2016
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham UK
Andrew Downes Performance Prize 2016 sponsored by Lynwood Music
Conservatoire students competed in the Final of the third year of this prize by playing a variety of music from songs to chamber music, each performer including music by Andrew Downes. 


Wednesday December 14th 2016, 1.05pm
St Alphege Church, Solihull
Andrew Downes: The God Marduk
The Himley Duo
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)



Friday December 16th 2016, 8pm
Chapel of Christ's College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Ballads for Christmas
The Cantabrigians, directed by Paula Downes





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