Performances 2019

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Sunday January 6th 2019, 2pm
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
CD Launch: Violin & Viola Works by Andrew Downes
EM Records, 2019

Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin/viola)
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Also re-launching
Andrew Downes Symphonies and Overtures
Artesmon Label, 2016

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Daybreak in the Fields
EM Records, 2017
Piano music of Andrew Downes
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 1.05pm
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata No.1
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos
Edward Leung (with James Allen)
Winner of the Andrew Downes Performance Prize



Monday March 4th 2019
University of the 3rd Age
(Coventry Branch)
Richard Skinner talk:
Andrew Downes, Midlands Composer


Sunday 10th March 2019, 3pm
St Mary and St Margaret's Church - Castle Bromwich
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Himley Duo Recital
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Saturday 30th March 2019, 7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Somersham
Andrew Downes: Holy Communion for Unison Voices and Organ
I was Glad
(SSAB version)
Andrew Downes: What Shall I do
(SSAB with Baritone solo version)
The Meridian Singers
Paul Galluzzo, Isabelle Galluzzo (violins)
Claire Stevenson (cello)
Simon Kirk (organ)
Musical Director Paula Downes

Sunday 14th April 2019, 7.30pm
East Finchley Methodist Church
Recital about birds.
Andrew Downes: My Friend the Heron & Canopy of Crows from The Door of Winter
Andrew Downes: Sarah Brown from Songs from Spoon River
Andrew Downes: I love thee from Songs of Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
Richard Black (piano)


Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 1pm
Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Noon from The Four Songs of Bluebeard's wife
The Himley Trio
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)


Saturday 4th May 2019, 7.30pm
St James', Wollaston
Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody (Voice and Piano version)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Local and Live Concert Series
Paula Downes (soprano)
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Sunday 5th May 2019, 2pm
The Elm Tree Pub, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Wind Song
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Native American Flute
(version for Soprano and String Quartet)
Andrew Downes: Awaiting Dawn 
(version for Soprano and Piano)
Paula Downes Soprano
The Silver Swans 

Friday May 17th 2019, 10.30am
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Recorded Music Club
Joe Seager interviews Anna Downes about the life and works of Andrew Downes. Listen to the Podcast (Episode 9)

Saturday May 18th 2019, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley
Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody
Central England Camerata
Anthony Bradbury Conductor
Paula Downes Soprano
Hagley Festival






Saturday 25th May 2019, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Oldswinford
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano 
The Friend's of the Music at St Mary's
Himley Duo
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Sunday 26th May 2019, 6pm
The Big Retreat Festival, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire on the small stage.
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
 
Rachel Hickman (mezzo soprano)
Mark Thompson (piano) 

Tuesday 28th May 2019, 1pm
St Andrew's Church, Rugby
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Himley Duo Recital
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)


Wednesday 29th May 2019, 1pm
St Alphege's Church, Solihull
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Himley Duo Recital
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Sunday 9th June 2019, 1.30pm
St John's Church Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Himley Duo
Music for Sanctary
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Sunday 23rd June 2019, 3pm
Patronal Festival, St John the Baptist Church, Holywell
Andrew Downes: In Barcelona from Songs of the Skies
Andrew Downes: Carnival from Songs of Autumn
Andrew Downes: Gibraltar
Andrew Downes: What Shall I Do?
The Meridian Singers
Musical Director Paula Downes


Tuesday July 2nd, 1pm
St Andrew's Church, Rugby
Andrew Downes: Sacred Mass for Solo Voice
Paula Downes (soprano)


Wednesday July 10th 2019, 1pm
St Alphege Church, Solihull
Andrew Downes: Celtic Rhapsody (version for Soprano and Piano)
Paula Downes: Soprano
Tony Bridgewater: Piano

Saturday July 13th 2019, 7pm
Bluntisham Baptist Church
Andrew Downes: Songs of the Skies
Andrew Downes: Carnival from Songs of Autumn
Gibraltar

The Meridian Singers
Paul & Isabelle Galluzzo (violins)
Amy Galluzzo (viola)
Claire Stevenson (cello)
Rhys Wilson (guitar)
David Cammish (bass guitar)
Bradley Galluzzo (drum kit)
Olga Elbourn (keyboard)
Musical Director Paula Downes

Sunday August 4th 2019, 3pm
Cambridge Folk Festival
Cherry Hinton Hall Park
Andrew Downes: World Anthem
Workshop and Performance
Extinction Rebellion Tent
Led by Paula Downes


Saturday August 24th 2019, 3pm
Great Witley Church, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano)



Wednesday August 28th 2019, 1pm
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Anna Downes (violin)
Tony Bridgewater (piano

Sunday September 15th, 2019, 3pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Forest at Dawn
Paul Evans (organ)

Saturday October 5th 2019, 10.30am
Free Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Elegy and Folk Dance from Brass Quintet No.2 arranged for small orchestra by Cynthia Downes
Hagley Community Orchestra
Conductor Cynthia Downes
Music for Sanctuary Series

Saturday October 5th 2019, 7.30
Church of St John the Baptist, Somersham, Cambridgeshire
Andrew Downes: Songs of Autumn
Andrew Downes: World Anthem
Andrew Downes: What Shall I Do?
Meridian Singers
Joshua Cuxworth (trumpet)
David Cammish (bass guitar)
Olga Elbourn (keyboard)
Paula Downes (violin)
Director Paula Downes

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019, 7.30pm
Spanish Hall, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Recorder and Strings
WORLD PREMIERE
James Risdon: Recorder
Czech Virtuosi
Conductor: Ondrej Vrabec

Saturday December 7th 2019, 7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Holywell, Cambridgeshire
Andrew Downes: Christmas Cantata
The Meridian Singers
Director Paula Downes

Sunday December 15th 2019, 7.30pm
Kidderminster Town Hall
Arias from 
Andrew Downes: The Ballad of St Kenelm and
Far from the Madding Crowd
Music for Sanctuary Series
Paula Downes (soprano)
Central England Ensemble
Leader Anna Downes
Conductor Anthony Bradbury



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