Saturday 25 November 2017

Shea Lolin, conductor

St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY

at 7.30 pm


The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble pays tribute to the buzzing capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Works by Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana and Krommer will be contrasted by Adam Gorb’s suite in homage to the ‘verve and vigour’ of the city. Martinů paints a moving picture of a massacre of Lidiče, just a few miles north-west of the city. The journey ends with the world premiere of a new work for woodwind orchestra by Philip Sparke consisting of a set of three Slavonic Dances.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni — overture

Antonín Dvořák Prague Waltzes

Adam Gorb Bohemian Revelry

Bedřich Smetana Má Vlast — Vltava

Franz Krommer Partita in F major, op.57

Bohuslav Martinů Memorial to Lidiče

Philip Sparke  Slavonika! (premiere performance)

This will be a charity concert in support of St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney. The hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. 

Russian Fire

Saturday 12 May 2018

Shea Lolin, conductor

St James's Church Paddington

Sussex Gardens, W2 3UD

at 7.30 pm


BWE will perform a dramatic, eloquent and powerful concert of Russian scores. A solo saxophonist will join BWE to play in Glazunov’s enthralling Saxophone Concerto.


The programme will include the following works.


Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36    

Modest Mussorgsky Prayer   

Igor Stravinsky Petrushka – Russian Dance     

Alexander Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra    

Alexander Borodin Symphony No.2 in B minor –  i. Allegro – Mitropoulos     

César Cui  Velichit Dusha Moya Ghospoda 

Alexander Borodin Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances     

Reinhold Glière The Red Poppy – Sailors Dance 



Saturday 25 November 2017

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble will pay tribute to the buzzing capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. This will be a charity concert in aid of St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.


Great Day Out in Victoria Park

Saturday 5 August 2017

BWE contributed a bandstand performance to the grand family day out in Victoria park.



Tuesday 4 July 2017

An exciting day for BWE. We have had our first rehearsal of 'Slavonika!' which we commissioned Philip Sparke to compose for BWE's November 17 concert.


Isle of Wight Concert

Saturday 24 June 2017

The Bloomsbury Band performed at an open-air charity concert in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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