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.

Monday 13 December 2010

Christmas Fun!

We had a wonderfully entertaining musical gathering at Margaret's last Friday night...with lovely company & music making. We played through some of our old favourites, and after a break for refreshments (thank you Margaret for providing such a delicious spread!), got into the Christmas spirit with some festive pieces...and even had some impromptu entertainment from Heather & her sister Ruth on piano...with Emily on vocals!

Apologies for the awful quality of the photograph...I didn't go prepared, so had to use my phone...and they were much better than Judy's expression suggests!

Thanks so much Margaret for being a wonderful host!

Sunday 5 December 2010

Concert Success!

I think I speak on behalf of everyone present when I say that our first concert as an 'independent music society' was a success! We had a most enjoyable evening in the warm (and light!) surroundings of Kew College in front of an appreciative audience - a huge thank you to those who ventured out to support us on such a cold and icy evening!

For those of you not able to be there, here's what you missed:

Concert Programme

'Promenade' & 'The Old Castle' (from 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky)
The Broken Consort

Telemann Concerto for 4 Flutes – Adagio & Allegro
George, Annie, Imogen & Emily

Wagner 'Siegfried Idyll'
Heather, Helen, Judy, Annabel, Kath, Theresa, Polly, Dermot, Mike & Margaret

Mozart Sonata in D for Piano Duet – Allegro & Andante
Angela & Imogen

Fasch Sonata in G Major – Andante & Allegro
George, Imogen, Heather, Margaret & Joan

JS Bach Trio for Two Recorders – Adagio & Allegro
Penny, Diana & Joan

Snow White (by Churchill, Arr. D Sobrielo)
George, Heather, Judy, Kath, Dermot, Theresa, Margaret & Imogen

JC Bach Quintet in A - Menuetto
Annie, Annabel, Emily, Polly, Mike & Angela

The Great Gate of Kiev (from 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky)
The Broken Consort

As always, a varied programme...culminating in a truly triumphant rendition of 'The Great Gate of Kiev' - well done everyone!

And...I even have photographic evidence (thanks Martin!):

Thank you also to Mike & Angela, our hosts for the 'after party' always we appreciate your hospitality.

And finally...I'd like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2011!