Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research A lot of the concerts will have a retiring collection for Stoke
Mandeville Spinal Research or they may be 'sponsored plays'. If you
would like to donate, click here and use AD70 as the reference.
Take Part! Contact us if you would like to perform a work by Andrew Downes in 2020 and we will help you to advertise. Online performances are very welcome. We can also help you to decide what to perform. Browse the Works pages to get some inspiration. Use #andrewdownes70 on social media. See below to see what others have done.
If you want to teach about Andrew Downes, then visit musiceducationwhiz.com for a growing set of resources for all ages on the music of Andrew Downes, including his
biography, fun facts, quizzes, world music influences, sacred influences
Composer, Musician and Educator, Iain Masson, will be teaching all ages about Andrew Downes:
"The kids in Wednesfield, Bilston and Moseley who work with me, aged 5-18, and the senior students, will be learning about the music of Andrew Downes as part of Andrew Downes at 70 and English/British music appreciation. They’ll be reading some facts, listening to some pieces, moving to the music and a variety of activities. About 1200 children will be involved. Should be great!"
And look at what he did!
Performances (live and online)
Friday January 3rd 2020 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge First performance of Andrew Downes' 70th Birthday year Andrew Downes: CradleSongfromBallads for Christmas Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra 7+ Choir Director Paula Downes Victoria Royce piano
Saturday February 8th 2020, 7.30pm Central England Ensemble Reunion Concert to celebrate the start of Andrew Downes' 70th Birthday year Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Building, University of Birmingham Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody Central England Ensemble, Leader Anna Downes Conductor Anthony Bradbury Paula Downes soprano soloist Tickets available at Eventbrite for a donation to Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Read the Write-Up
Thursday March 26th 2020 Online 'music from home' during Coronavirus lockdown, raising funds for 'Music for Sanctuary': charities for the homeless Andrew Downes: Meditations for Solo Trumpet Mvt 1 Frank Stubbs solo trumpet
Thursday March 26th 2020 Online Multitrack Recording Premiere Andrew Downes: Five Holy Songs Poems by John Donne for countertenor, mezzo or soprano with strings Paula Downes - Soprano and Strings
Thursday April 3rd, 2020 Online Multitrack Recording Premiere Andrew Downes: Song of the Prairies Excerpt of Cantata for SATB Soloists, SSAA Semichorus, SATB Chorus, Orchestra Poetry by William Cullen Bryant Paula Downes and The Trippett Chorale
Friday April 10th 2020 Online share: Andrew Downes: O vos omnes Unaccompanied High Voices Animation and Multitrack Recording by Paula Downes
Saturday April 11th 2020 Online share: Andrew Downes: A St Luke Passion Baritone soloist, SATB choir, piano duet, percussion (2 players) and string orchestra. Wolverhampton Civic Choir, Brian Rayner Cook, Orchestra da Camera, Conductor David Hart.
Monday May 5th 2020 Online 'music from home' during Coronavirus lockdown, raising funds for Spinal Injuries research Andrew Downes: World Anthem Words and title by Paula Downes Vocal and instrumental multitrack video recording by family and friends (ages 5 to 70+)
Wednesday May 20th 2020 Online 'music from home' during Coronavirus lockdown Andrew Downes: Odysseus and the Cyclops Children's Opera Multitrack video production Cyclops voice: Andrew Downes Cyclops actor in costume: Paula Downes Odysseus: Persephone Trippett Islanders: Persephone Trippett, Emilia Trippett Elders: Paula Downes Scenery and costumes: Paula, Persephone and Emilia Trippett Filming and editing: Paula Downes
Friday May 22nd 2020 Online video premiere: Andrew Downes: O Praise the Lord,Setting of Psalm 150 for SATB choir and organ Music Video and Multitrack recording by Paula Downes with David Trippett
Friday July 3rd 2020 Online 'music from home' during Coronavirus lockdown, raising funds for 'Music for Sanctuary': charities for the homeless. Andrew Downes: Wind Song Hagley Community Orchestra and Singers Conductor Cynthia Downes
Saturday July 18th 2020, 7pm Venue tbc Music by Andrew Downes Meridian Singers' Summer Concert Director Paula Downes Raising money for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research
Concert postponed, due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Saturday July 18th 2020 Podcast Episode: Around the Horn, Chapter 1 by Frank Downes Paula Downes reads
Sunday July 19th 2020 Music video premiere, Extinction Rebellion, Red Rebel Brigade, Shoe Ceremony Andrew Downes: Awaiting Dawn from oratorio New Dawn Music video by Paula Downes Photography by Jeremy Peters Text and film by Mike Scialom Singers: Paula Downes and husband
Tuesday August 5th 2020 Music video premiere, showing traffic issues, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge Andrew Downes: Symphony for Wind Band, Mvt 5 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Ondrej Vrabec Music video by Paula Downes
Thursday September 30th 2020 Music Video Premiere for #NationalPoetryDay: Andrew Downes: Songs of Persephone Poems by Andrew Downes' granddaughter. Music Video by Soprano Paula Downes, performing with pianist David Trippett
Monday October 12th 2020 Video Premiere: Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.2, Mvt 1 The Amabile Quartet Anna Downes - Violin 1 Chloe Baker - Violin 2 Daniel Neville - Viola Joanne Jefferis - Cello Video by Paula Downes
Thursday October 15th 2020 Video Premiere: Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.1, Mvt 3 The Amabile Quartet Anna Downes - Violin 1 Chloe Baker - Violin 2 Daniel Neville - Viola Joanne Jefferis - Cello Video by Paula Downes
Monday October 26th Video Premiere: Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.2, Mvt 2 The Amabile Quartet Anna Downes - Violin 1 Chloe Baker - Violin 2 Daniel Neville - Viola Joanne Jefferis - Cello Video by Paula Downes
Saturday October 31st Online share: Andrew Downes' Dream-Land Film by soprano Paula Downes Soprano Saxopone - Sally MacTaggart Piano - David Trippett Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe
Friday November 6th Video Premiere: Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.2, Mvt 3 The Amabile Quartet Anna Downes - Violin 1 Chloe Baker - Violin 2 Daniel Neville - Viola Joanne Jefferis - Cello Video by Paula Downes
Sunday November 8th Countess of Huntingdon Hall, Worcester Video Concert Recording of Andrew Downes' Christmas Cantata Central England Camerata Conductor Anthony Bradbury Anna Downes Leader Singers: Paula Downes, Suzzie Vango, Suzie Purkis, Mitesh Khatri, Matthew Clark
To be broadcast on facebook on December 23rd
Wednesday November 11th Video Premiere: Andrew Downes: String Quartet No.2, Mvt 4 The Amabile Quartet Anna Downes - Violin 1 Chloe Baker - Violin 2 Daniel Neville - Viola Joanne Jefferis - Cello Video by Paula Downes
Wednesday November 11th Online share for Remembrance Day: Finished Fields Song Cycle by Andrew Downes Poetry by Wilfred Owen Soprano and filmmaker - Paula Downes Piano - David Trippett
Monday November 16th Blog Post about Paula Downes appearing on a Musical Advent Calendar, singing a work by Andrew Downes
Tuesday November 17th Launch of new page: ISM Journal articles about Andrew Downes About his work as Head of Composition and Creative Studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and his performances from the 1990s onwards.