Performances 2015


Saturday February 7th 2015, 6pm
St Agatha's Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: The Last Trumpet
Frank Stubbs (trumpet)
Part of the Church Saints Day celebrations

Sunday February 22nd 2015, 3pm
Palace Theatre, Mansfield (following unveiling of bust of Pamela Cook in theatre foyer)
Andrew Downes: Butterfly
Cantamus Girls' Choir
Conductor Ann Irons

Tuesday April 14th 2015
Composer's home
Filming of interview with Andrew Downes for Documentary DVD to accompany Czech Philharmonic Orchestra recordings (made between February and May 2015 - see below) of Andrew Downes' Symphonies and Overtures
DVD Recording Team: S Pro Alfa CZ, a.s.
Director Marion Schiebl


Saturday April 18th 2015, 7.30pm
Oldswinford Hospital School, Stourbridge.
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
National Flute Orchestra (founder Margaret Lowe)
Conductor Tony Bridgewater


Sunday April 19th 2015, 1pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham.
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
National Flute Orchestra (founder Margaret Lowe)
Conductor Tony Bridgewater


Wednesday April 22nd 2015, 7.30pm
St John's Church Hagley, Worcestershire
Hagley Music Festival performance
Andrew Downes: The Ballad of St Kenelm (World Premiere)
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                            


February - May 2015
Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Recording for 2 CDs
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



Friday May 1st 2015, 7pm
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music,
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Andrew Downes: Symphony no.5, scored for Flute Orchestra
(mvt 1)
Monash University Flute Ensemble
Peter Sheridan - director



Sunday May 3rd 2015, 2.30pm
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham UK
Andrew Downes Performance Prize sponsored by Lynwood Music
Conservatoire students competed in the Final of this coveted new prize by playing a variety of music from songs to chamber music. Each performance included music by Andrew Downes:
Andrew Downes: Brass Quintet No.2
Perfect 5th Brass Quintet
James Potter (trumpet)
Jonathan Sheppard (trumpet)
Sian Collins (horn)
Emily Tongue (trombone)
Ben Jones (tuba)
Andrew Downes: Songs of Love
Eleanor Hodkinson (soprano)
Tingting Yao (piano)
Andrew Downes: Casterbridge Fair
Andrew Randall (baritone)
Tingting Yao (piano)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 4 Horns transcribed for 4 violas
Saturday Bridge Viola Ensemble
Katherine Lambeth
Martha Evans
Katharina Von Colson
Lydia Handy (violas)
Andrew Downes: Earth Dances for Saxophone Quartet
Nuance Quartet
Chloe Percy-Smith (soprano saxophone)
Emma Jones (alto saxophone)
Rachael Kendall (tenor saxophone)
Chalcedony Williams (baritone saxophone)



Sunday May 10th 2015
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, West Midlands
At the Christening of Emilia Grace Trippett
Andrew Downes: Sacred Mass for Solo Voice
Sanctus and Benedictus
Paula Downes (soprano)


Friday May 22nd 2015, 7pm
St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
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
Winchcombe Festival Performance



Thursday June 11th 2015
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Brass Quintet No.2
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Brass
James Potter (trumpet
Jonathan Sheppard (trumpet)
Lauren Strorey (horn)
Emily Tongue (trombone)
Ben Jones (tuba)


Sunday June 21st 2015
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: 5 Movements for Piano and String Orchestra
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
Central England Ensemble (leader Anna Downes)
Conducted by Lee Armstrong



Sunday October 11th 2015, 2.30pm
St George's Hall, Bewdley, Worcestershire
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
Bewdley Festival Performance


Friday October 16th 2015, 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, London
Andrew Downes: Earth Dances
Flotilla Saxophone Ensemble
directed by Andy Tweed


Sunday October 16th 2015
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Earth Dances
Flotilla Saxophone Ensemble
directed by Andy Tweed


Wednesday November 18th 2015, 7.30pm
Foleyan Hall, Oldswinford Hospital School, Oldswinford
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Oldswinford Hospital School Choir
Conductor Anna Downes


Thursday November 19th 2015, 7.30pm
Foleyan Hall, Oldswinford Hospital School, Oldswinford
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Oldswinford Hospital School Choir
Conductor Anna Downes


Tuesday December 1st 2015
Suk Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Launch of 2 CDs and Documentary DVD
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



Sunday December 20th 2015, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Virgin's Cradle Hymn from Ballads for Christmas (arranged for soprano soloist and orchestra by Cynthia Downes)
Andrew Downes: The Mother's Song from Ballads for Christmas (arranged for soprano soloist and orchestra by Cynthia Downes)
Paula Downes (soprano)
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes





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