David Quinlan

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

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

St. Sepulchre Without Newgate Church

First Concert of 2015 with City of London Symphonic Winds

My first concert of 2015 will be on February 1st with City of London Symphonic Wind where we will perform the Gregson Concerto for Piano and Wind, ‘Homages’ as well as other works in St Sepluchre Church Holborn at 4:300pm.  The complete concert program will include:- Philip Sparke: Sunrise at Angel’s Gate Edward Gregson: Concerto for Piano and Wind, ‘Homages’ Norman Dello Joio: Fantasies on a Theme By Haydn Robert Russell Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band For more information see the CLSW…

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Cheeky Pork and Aurelio beer

Feeling creative today, I have decided to publish my first recipe on-line.  I am a very keen home cook and am quite keen on beer!  I have cooked beef  with Guinness many times to the satisfaction of many dinner guest! Today, I decided to cook a cheeky pork dish, with Aurelio beer from Two Fingers Brewing.  You can of course use any beer in this recipe, or any cut of pork I guess, once they are smallish chunky pieces!  but…

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Children in Need Brass Quintet

I am quite excited to play in a brass quintet again, especially with members of the BBC Elstree Concert Band whom I’ve played with occasionally.  The concert is part of a marathon evening of music making in aid of Children in Need which has been organised by the BBC Club.  The BBC Club was founded in 1924 as a private members club and has been a part of BBC Life for over 80 years. Today the Club is the heart of social unity…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2014 Done!

After 28 training runs (according to MapMyRun) I completed the Royal Parks Half marathon on Sunday 12th October.  My official finishing time was 1 hour 48 minutes and 38 seconds, which is now my new personal best (also, set PB for 10k over the first 10k).  I would like to thank all those who sponsored me for this event.  I raised a total (to date) of £266.75 for Men United, Prostate Cancer UK. The Men United team  raised an incredible £46,500…

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Paralysis by Analysis – Too Much Information

After posting picture of “self-help” 🙂 books on Facebook, I’ve reviewed books I’ve read while commuting so far this year…. what does my reading list say about me? Hmmm  is this more self-harm!  too much information??  Am I on the road to Paralysis by Analysis?? The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon : Brad Stone The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers : Ben Horowitz Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators,…

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North London Symphony Winter 2014

North London Symphony Orchestra Winter Season 2014 featuring a programme of English music. Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:45pm United Reform Church, Fox Land, Palmers Green, London N13 4AL   Tickets at £11 (£8 concessions, £5 under 16) are available at the door. Programme to include: WALTON Crown Imperial VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending ELGAR Symphony no. 2

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Heroes & Villains Concert with Ware Brass

Ware Brass presents .. “Heroes & Villains” 8th November 2014, at 7:30pm The Drill Hall, Amwell End Ware SG12 9HP   I am delighted to be joining Ware Brass for their annual themed concert. The music featured will be taken from Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, Dark Knight Rises (Batman), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones), The Godfather, The Mask of Zorro, Skyfall (James Bond), Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. Looking forward to it, it is always a good…

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St. Sepulchre Without Newgate Church

City of London Symphonic Winds – Music for Kings

Music for Kings concert with City of London Symphonic Winds 2nd November, at 4:30pm St. Sepulchre Church Holborn Viaduct London EC1A 2DQ Music for Kings Concert Guy Woolfenden: Deo Gracias Michael Kamen: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Walton: Henry V Suite Edward Gregson: The Sword and the Crown Guy Woolfenden: Gallimaufry

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Isle of Man Cycle Challenge 2014

I lived on the Isle of Man for over 7 years and one of the highlights of the musical calendar with Manx Concert Brass was the Manx Last Night of the Proms.  Mrs Q was this years featured soloist (read all about it here..) so we travelled over and spent a few days with the folks!  My father in law has become somewhat of a keen cyclist, and was signed up to participate in the CC Isle of Man Cycle…

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