David Quinlan

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

Soprano Cornet: Regent Brass

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

City of London Symphonic Winds 10th Anniversary

First concert of the year in 2016 will be the City of London Symphonic Winds 10th Anniversary Concert.  The program is comprised of repertoire from our very first concert, (Holst, First Suite in E flat), transcriptions from playing members (Wilfred Heaton’s Toccata) other great works from the wind orchestra repertoire plus works from great English Composers. Concert Programme Edward Gregson: Festivo Wilfred Heaton: Toccata (trs. Alastair Wheeler) Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium Holst: First Suite in E flat Persichetti: Symphony…

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Into Space with City of London Symphonic Winds

This concert is set to be out of this world… sorry, couldn’t resist.  The final concert in City of London Symphonic Winds, “Into Space” season will feature music with an interstellar theme.  Conducted by David Smith, the program will include Philip Sparke’s Music of the Spheres, Nigel Clarke’s Gagarin, excerpts from Gustav Holst’s The Planets suite plus music from science-fiction films including Star Trek and ET.   When Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:30pm – All Ages Where St. Sepulchre (map) Holborn Viaduct London…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2015

I am running the Royal Parks Half marathon again this year, raising funds for Men United Prostate Cancer. Please donate by visiting my JustGiving page, or by SMS by:- TEXT : DQRP90 £5 to 70070 to sponsor me £5 About Royal Parks Half Marathon The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place each October, starting and finishing in the stunning Hyde Park. Over 16,000 runners take part in the 13.1 mile route through Central London, taking in the spectacular sites of…

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How to hire developers

How to hire developers, why not do what Tivago has done! This appealed to my sense of mischief and belief that good developers are always curious, looking under the hood of what competitor sites or other sites from companies they admire are up to!

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Great Newham Run 2015 Completed

I participated the Great Newham Run on July 19th, completing the 10k course in 51:15 which wasn’t bad considering little training.  It was a great day, hotter than expected, very well organised, and the buzz as you entered the stadium for the last 300m was fantastic.  Recommend it to other runners!  The course takes you around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park used for 2012 games.  This year, still quite a lot of building going on but when park is finished it…

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London to Brighton Ride 2015 Completed

On Saturday, June 20th, Team PQ assembled in London for a full on Carb loaded meal to fuel us for the following day’s British Heart Foundation London to Brighton bike ride.  Aiming to be at the start gate in time for our starting slot meant an early night so we didn’t go too overboard on the vino! With the car loaded, we departed and made good time finding a suitable parking spot in Clapham for our support team to find…

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London to Brighton Cycle 2015

I am doing the London to Brighton Cycle again this year raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.  This year, I am joined by brother-in-law Tom and father-in-law Julian.   Donate by SMS by Texting DMQP72 to 70070 to donate £5. If you wish to donate more, please visit our JustGiving Page. See Also: London to Brighton Bike Ride    

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I Maestri present: A Summers Evening with Dvořák at Highgate Reformed Church

The Orchestra and Conductors of I Maestri present a Bohemian Summers Evening with an all Dvořák programme of musical delight; full of energetic and jubilant festive sounds, melodic riches of love and beauty, turbulence and drama, just as you would expect from a typical night out!? Concert Programme: Antonín Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 Soloists: Thomas Gregory – Cello Conductors: Stacey Richard Watton and Rachael…

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Swing into Summer with City of London Symphonic Winds

For their 2nd concert of 2015, the City of London Symphonic Winds gives an exciting recital at St. Silas, London. Under the baton of conductor David Smith, the ensemble presents a selection of music with a jazz theme.   Gershwin! – arr. Warren Barker It’s About Time – Dave Brubeck arr. Charles Sayre Marianne – Martin Bunch Jazz Suite No. 2 – Shostakovich A Weekend in New York – Philip Sparke A Tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra – arr.…

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