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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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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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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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Music as a Sport

There are winners, there are losers, but when music is reduced to a sport, we all lose… … unless you win, of course… when, of course, it is all right. Areas, 2nd to Last, Senior Trophy, Last… enough…. Paul Archibald sums it up rather eloquently in his blog post. No more brass band contests for me for a while, concentrating on music making, concert repertoire and accepting the fact that in amateur music making, mistakes happen in live performance.  So…

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