David Quinlan

Software Engineer, Geek, Trumpet, Interested in Cooking, Photography, Skiing, Running, Yoga, various other things. CTO meetingrooms.com

Soprano Cornet: Regent Brass

Trumpet: City of London Symphonic Winds, North London Symphony Orchestra

Concert For Europe - St Sepulchre - July 30th 2016

Concert For Europe – Beethoven 9th Symphony

I am very pleased to get the opportunity to play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at forthcoming “Concert For Europe” concert in St Sepulchre Church on July 30th. The Orchestra and Choir will meet up for first time on the morning of the concert to rehearse this work, culminating with an evening concert. In the spirit of unity and celebrating all that is good in Europe, professional and amateur players and singers are coming together for a special performance of Beethoven’s Symphony…

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Adoramus Orchestra – Summer Love Classics

I will be performing with Adoramus Orchestra on June 25th for their summer concert of Classics from Operas, Shows and TV illustrating love both Human and Divine. Saturday 25th June 2016, 7:30pm at Emmanuel Church, Northwood Programme includes: Seasons of Love from Rent Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof The Thorn Birds Theme by Mancini Pavane by Gabriel Faure Finale Act III from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach Surely, He has borne our griefs…

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Sailsbury 2016

I spent a few days in Sailsbury Wiltshire when Mrs Q was working there, performing in Singin in the Rain at the Sailsbury Theatre.  Took some time out to take a few pictures…  

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North London Symphony Orchestra Summer 2016

The North London Symphony Orchestra return to The United Reform Church in Palmers Green to present a program of Beethoven and Brahms.  Our soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 is Robert Bridge, who has been soloist with the orchestra on many occasions.  Robert Max will be musical director of the orchestra for the first time.   Program: Beethoven Egmont Overture Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 3 “Eroica” Venue:

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Summertime Concert with City of London Symphonic Winds

Next concert with City of London Symphonic Winds will be back at St Silas Church in Angel.  Located close to Chapel Market in Angel, the Church is a popular venue for concerts and rehearsals. Concert Program: Rodgers: South Pacific Overture Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody Rose: Holiday for Trombones Bedford: Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves Chabrier: España Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite Gershwin: Porgy & Bess   Within 10 minutes walk of Angel tube station,…

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Shostakovich 7th Symphony Philharmonia Britannica

On Sunday 8th May I will be playing with the Philharmonia Britannica where the sole item on the program will be Shostakovich 7th Symphony.  The Symphony is dedicated to the city of Leningrad as a symbol of the resistance shown by the residence during World War 2 and the siege of Leningrad in particular. Requiring a large orchestra, with extra brass, it is a particularly exciting and demanding work to play.  You can only imagine the effort required by the…

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Flying Scotsman at New Southgate

Let’s face it, we all know there are very few benefits to commuting into central London from the suburbs on a daily basis.  To see the Flying Scotsman in full steam on Thursday was a real privilege and huge thrill.  I was wearily going through my normal morning routine with BBC Breakfast TV on in the background when I spotted the news regarding it’s historic trip from London’s Kings Cross to York, departing at 08:40.  Being a regular commuter, I…

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016

Having participated in the London to Brighton a couple of times I decided it was time to go for a bigger event.  This year I have received a place to ride in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey.  Shame, I’ll have to buy another bike.. 🙂 I will be raising money for charity so be prepared to be pestered! Can I claim this ride as my first training ride??   First bike ride of 2016 snowy Hertfordshire fields… #mybasishabits #marinbikes #nailtrail #barnet #london…

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NLSO St James Muswell Hill

The North London Symphony Orchestra return to St James Church in Muswell Hill for their first concert of the 2016 season. This is also first concert in a new era for the orchestra since the retirement of long serving Musical Director David Lardi after the last concert of 2015.  Ben Glassberg takes the baton for his first concert with the NLSO. Date:    Saturday 19 March 2016 Time:    7.45 pm Venue:  St James Church St James Lane Muswell Hill London…

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Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra St Andrews Holborn

I am really excited to be playing with the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra for their first concert in their 25th Anniversary season.  Playing new music, music that is new to me and music that I’ve wanted to perform for many years was too good an opportunity to turn down.  The concert will feature horn soloist Lizzi Tocknell who will premier BCO conductor, Michael Turner’s Horn Concerto as well as works by Gershwin, Lambert Britten and Copland. Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra Lizzi Tocknell horn Michael…

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