Performances 2023

Andrew Downes Year of Remembrance: March 23rd 2023 - April 21st 2024. Do contact us if you would like to be involved. Click to receive notifications on facebook.

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Tuesday January 3rd, 2023
Andrew Downes: In the Cotswolds Overture
Tribute to Andrew Downes on BBC Radio 3
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondrej Vrabec Conductor
Petroc Trelawny presenter


Sunday January 15th 2023, 10.30am
Andrew Downes Prelude and Fanfare for Organ
St George's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Phil Ypres Smith - organ



Sunday January 15th 2023, 10.30am
Andrew Downes Sacred Mass for Solo Voice

St George's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Zoe Challenor - soprano




Sunday February 5th 2023
Andrew Downes: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis from The Runnymede Service.
The Chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge
The Chapel Choir and Organ Scholar of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Director - Sarah MacDonald




Monday February 6th 2023

AT THE FUNERAL OF ANDREW DOWNES 
At St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire:

Andrew Downes: 'A Spirit is Departing' (extract) from his Oratorio, New Dawn
Setting of Native American poetry in English translation
Multitrack recording by Paula Downes with David Trippett
Andrew Downes: The Walk from Lost Love Setting of poetry by Thomas Hardy
Paula Downes - soprano
David Trippett - piano
Joanne Jefferis - cello
Andrew Downes: The Last Trumpet
Frank Stubbs - trumpet
Andrew Downes: The Forest at Dawn
Duncan Honeybourne - organ

At Stourbridge Crematorium, West Midlands:

Andrew Downes: O Love the Lord, All Ye His Saints
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Andrew Downes: In Peace, I will Lie Down and Sleep




Saturday March 11th, 7pm
Andrew Downes: Tenebrae Factae Sunt from A St Luke Passion
St Giles' Church, Cambridge
Cambridge Vocal Consort




Monday March 13th 2023, 7pm
The Andrew Downes Performance Prize
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Casterbridge Fair (vocal line played on tenor trombone)
Oliver Plant - tenor trombone
Joanne Sealey - piano
Andrew Downes: Earth Dances
Junction Saxophone Quartet
Andrew Downes: In the Gardens of Burdwan, Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Elly Barlow - oboe
Ishan - Bhadra - piano
Andrew Downes: Earth Dances
Aza Saxophone Quartet




Thursday March 23rd 2023, 7pm
Andrew Downes: Tenebrae Factae Sunt from A St Luke Passion
St Peter's Church, Fordham
Cambridge Vocal Consort



Sunday April 16th 2023, 3pm
Andrew Downes: 'Kinver Landscape' - tone poem for solo piano  World Premiere
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcs.
Music for Sanctuary Recitals Series
Michael Jones - Piano


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Sunday April 16th 2023
Recording
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Eagle Treble Recorder and String Orchestra
Vada Recording Studios, Alcester, Warwickshire
James Risdon - Recorder
Central England Camerata
Leader - Anna Downes
Conductor - Anthony Bradbury


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Saturday May 20th, 11am
Andrew Downes: 'Kinver Landscape' - tone poem for solo piano 
St Thomas's Church, Stourbridge
Michael Jones - Piano


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Sunday May 21st 2023, 7pm
Andrew Downes: Centenary Firedances

St Philip's Church Centre, Dorridge, B93 8DX
Central England Ensemble
Leader - Anna Downes
Conductor -  Anthony Bradbury



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Saturday July 1st 2023, 7.30pm
Andrew Downes: In Peace I will 
Lie down and Sleep

Broadway Baptist Church, Derby DE22 1BP
The Sitwell Singers
Musical Director - Dexter Drown



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Saturday July 8th 2023, 7.30pm
Andrew Downes: In Peace I will 
Lie down and Sleep

The Lord is my Shepherd
Beckminster Church, Wolverhampton
Wombourne and District Choral Society
Musical Director - Edd Caine
Soprano Soloist - Paula Downes


Saturday July 29th 2023, 1.30pm
Andrew Downes: Mediations for Solo Trumpet
St Peter's Church, Harbourne
Frank Stubbs - Trumpet

Monday August 7th 2023
Launch on YouTube, with accompanying film by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes Concerto for Eagle Treble Recorder and String Orchestra
Recorder Soloist James Risdon
Central England Camerata
Leader - Anna Downes
Musical Director - Anthony Bradbury
Recording by VADA


Sunday October 1st 2023, 10.30am
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Harvest Festival service
Andrew Downes: Carnival from Songs of Autumn 
Instrumental arrangement by Cynthia Downes
Hagley Community Orchestra
Musical Director - Cynthia Downes

Saturday October 21st 2023, 5.30pm
The Chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the Runnymede Service
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Musical Director - Sarah McDonald


Saturday November 4th 2023, 5.30pm
Ely Cathedral
Andrew Downes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the Runnymede Service
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Musical Director - Sarah McDonald

Magnificat:

Nunc Dimittis:

Wednesday November 8th 2023, 1.10pm
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells

Duncan Honeybourne - Piano


Sunday December 17th, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Lullaby from Christmas Cantata
Hagley Community Orchestra
Musical Director - Cynthia Downes

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