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August 2019

Presteigne Festival: Powys

27 Aug 2019 at 7:45 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street
Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF Wales
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Martin Butler Rondes d’Automne
Deborah Pritchard For Mother Earth
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Hannah Lash Fault Lines – concerto for flute and string orchestra
World premiere of a Presteigne Festival commission
Copland Appalachian Spring – ballet suite
Mathilde Wilwidsky violin, Katherine Bryan flute
Presteigne Festival Orchestra, George Vass conductor
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October 2019

Dartford Symphony Orchestra: Kent

12 Oct 2019 at 7:30 pm
Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2JZ, England + Google Map

Malcolm Arnold Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op 26
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D, D200
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D, Op 61

Mathilde Milwidsky violin, Dartford Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

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Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

20 Oct 2019 at 3:00 pm
Grand Hall, Bushey Academy, London Road Bushey WD23 3AA England + Google Map

Beethoven Overture: Egmont, Op 84
Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op 77
Gounod Symphony No 2 in E flat

Júlia Pusker violin, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

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November 2019

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

23 Nov 2019 at 7:30 pm
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertforshire, AL1 1BY, England

Liz Lane The Story of St Alban
Richard James Harvey  The Martyrs’ Call: A Cantata in Stone
World premiere
John Rutter Gloria

Claire Seaton soprano, Michael Burke baritone, Carl Heap narrator
St Albans High School Junior Chamber Choir, Choir of Alban City School
St Albans Choral Society, Marko Sever organ
Orchestra Nova Brass and Ensemble, George Vass conductor

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December 2019

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

14 Dec 2019 at 7:30 pm
Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3XG, England + Google Map

A Christmas Celebration
A wide variety of Christmas music, carols and readings
including new works by James Francis Brown, Cecilia McDowall and George Vass

St Albans Choral Society, Richard Harvey organ, George Vass conductor

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January 2020

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

19 Jan 2020 at 3:00 pm
Grand Hall, Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA, England

J Strauss II Overture: Die Fledermaus
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

Kristiana Ignatjeva cello, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

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February 2020

Blaze Ensemble: London

18 Feb 2020 at 1:15 pm
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU, England

W A Mozart Andante in C, K315
W A Mozart Divertimento in D, K131

Marielle Way flute, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

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March 2020

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

15 Mar 2020 at 3:00 pm
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey Hertfordshire WD23 2TS England + Google Map

Saint-Saëns Suite in D, Op 49
W A Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C , Op 21

Chris Hopkins piano, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

Due to a decision by the Purcell School to cancel all external bookings in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this concert has been cancelled

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April 2020

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

25 Apr 2020 at 7:30 pm
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertforshire, AL1 1BY, England

Richard Blackford Pietà
A joint commission from Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St Albans Choral Society
W A Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626

This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Daisy Brown soprano, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano, Bradley Smith tenor
Felix Kemp baritone, Amy Dickson saxophone
St Albans Abbey Girls’ Choir, St Albans Choral Society
Orchestra Nova, George Vass conductor

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Blaze Ensemble: London

30 Apr 2020 at 7:30 pm
St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL + Google Map

Elgar Intoduction and Allegro for string orchestra, Op 47
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73

This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Gemma Rosefield cello, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

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May 2020

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

17 May 2020 at 3:00 pm
Grand Hall, Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA, England

W A Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 ‘Paris’
Arthur Honegger Pastorale d’été, H31
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
E J Moeran Sinfonietta

This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Martin Smith violin, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

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June 2020

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

20 Jun 2020 at 7:30 pm
St Saviour’s Church, St Albans, Sandpit Lane, Hertfordshire, AL1 4DF, England

Haydn The Creation

Sophie Edwards soprano, Christopher Bowen tenor, William Pate baritone
St Albans Choral Society, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

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Blaze Ensemble: London

29 Jun 2020 at 1:00 pm
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ, England United Kingdom + Google Map

Christopher Gunning Spring Winds
Fauré Pavane, Op 50
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Mathilde Milwidsky violin, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

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November 2020

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra : Kent

22 Nov 2020 at 3:00 pm
Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU England + Google Map

Arthur Honegger Pastorale d’été, H31
Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9 No 2
John Ireland A Downland Suite: Elegy and Minuet
Joseph Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat 'La Reine'

Helen Pye, oboe
George Vass, conductor

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August 2021

Awakening Shadow

26 August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street Powys LD8 2AF Wales + Google Map

Luke Styles & Benjamin Britten: Awakening Shadow
semi-staged performance

Awakening Shadow is a fusion of newly composed scenes by Luke Styles and Britten’s Canticles, for five singers and four instrumentalists

Nova Music Opera
Donna Lennard, soprano
Ralph Thomas Williams, countertenor
Christopher Bowen and Bradley Smith, tenor
Felix Kemp, baritone
Nova Music Ensemble
Richard Williams, director
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

 

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Awakening Shadow

26 August at 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street Powys LD8 2AF Wales + Google Map

Luke Styles & Benjamin Britten: Awakening Shadow
semi-staged performance

Awakening Shadow is a fusion of newly composed scenes by Luke Styles and Britten’s Canticles, for five singers and four instrumentalists

Nova Music Opera
Donna Lennard, soprano
Ralph Thomas Williams, countertenor
Christopher Bowen and Bradley Smith, tenor
Felix Kemp, baritone
Nova Music Ensemble
Richard Williams, director
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

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Presteigne Festival Orchestra at Leominster Priory

29 August at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Leominster Priory, 24 Church Street
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8NH England
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Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Cecilia McDowall: Off the Ground
Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for two violins and string orchestra, Op 77
Huw Watkins: Three Welsh Songs
Gary Carpenter: as dreams are made on
Presteigne Festival co-commission ∙ World premiere
Michael Tippett: Little Music

Presteigne Festival Orchestra
Fenella Humphreys & Francesca Barritt, violin
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

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Presteigne Festival Orchestra at Leominster Priory

29 August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leominster Priory, 24 Church Street
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8NH England
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Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Cecilia McDowall: Off the Ground
Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for two violins and string orchestra, Op 77
Huw Watkins: Three Welsh Songs
Gary Carpenter: as dreams are made on
Presteigne Festival co-commission
Michael Tippett: Little Music

Presteigne Festival Orchestra
Fenella Humphreys & Francesca Barritt, violin
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

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Festival Gala Concert

31 August at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close
Hereford, HR1 2NG England
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 13 in F, K112
Cecilia McDowall: Ave maris stella
Matthew Taylor: Oboe Concerto
World premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618
Malcolm Arnold: Sinfonietta No 1, Op 48
Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
James Turnbull, oboe
Christopher Good, narrator
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

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Festival Gala Concert

31 August at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close
Hereford, HR1 2NG England
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 13 in F, K112
Cecilia McDowall: Ave maris stella
Matthew Taylor: Oboe Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618
Malcolm Arnold: Sinfonietta No 1, Op 48
Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
James Turnbull, oboe
Christopher Good, narrator
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival

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