Broken Consort

A 'broken consort' is an ensemble made up of instruments from more than one family, for example, a group featuring both string and wind instruments.

Sunday 30 March 2014

Concert - 27th March

We had a jam-packed programme at our Spring concert...there was a little bit of everything. Here's what we played:


The Broken Consort - directed by Helen Brammer:
'Eyjafjallajökull' - Andrew Toovey
A world premiere performance of a new work commissioned by, and dedicated to, the performers of The Broken Consort

The Songbyrds – directed by Ben Cox:
'The Bare Necessities' (from Disney's 'The Jungle Book') - Terry Gilkyson
'Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?' - Scottish trad., Anon.
'The Salley Gardens' - Trad. (Arr. Benjamin Britten)
'Danny Boy' - Trad. (Arr. Alan Simmons)
'Feelin' Groovy' - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
'Ave Maria' - Franz Schubert
'I Know Him So Well' (from the musical 'Chess') - Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
'Thank You For The Music' – ABBA

The Broken Consort & The Songbyrds - directed by Ben Cox:
'Stabat mater dolorosa' from 'Stabat mater' – Pergolesi (Arr. H. Brammer)

'Largo & Allegro' from Sonata in G minor – J. Loeillet of London
George Goodall & Imogen Locke (Treble Recorders); and Joan Goodall (Harpsichord)

'Largo, ma non tanto' from Concerto in D minor – J. S. Bach (Arr. Jasmine Choi)
Heather Loebl & Helen Brammer Flutes; and Angela Ayton (Piano)

'Affettuoso & Allegro Vivace' from Concerto in A minor – Telemann
George Goodall, Imogen Locke, Maureen Snell (Treble Recorders); Penny Layland, Judy Skelton (Flutes); Annabel Crowe (Oboe); and Joan Goodall (Harpsichord)

'Che soave zeffiretto' & 'Voi che sapete' from 'The Marriage of Figaro' – Mozart (Arr. H. Brammer)
Heather Loebl (Flute; Theresa Hitching, Nicola Thompson (Clarinets); Mike Winterburn (Bassoon); Kath Russell, Rod Lackey, John Marshall (Violins); Polly Kaufmann (Viola); Diana Locke (Bass)

The Broken Consort:
'English Folk Song Suite' – Vaughan Williams (Arr. H. Brammer)
I – 'March: Seventeen Come Sunday'
II – 'Intermezzo: My Bonny Boy'
III – 'March: Folk Songs from Somerset'

The videos have all been uploaded to our YouTube Channel...although my camera switched itself off before the end of a couple of the pieces...not a indication on our performances - I promise!
Once again we enjoyed a lovely post-concert party hosted by Angela & Mike - thank you!

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