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Great Day Out in Victoria Park, Saturday 5 August 2017

BWE playing on the bandstand in Victoria Park

Led by Shea Lolin, BWE performed on the bandstand in Victoria Psark during the popular Great Day Out event. On a day with a mixutre of sunshine and showers, families enjoyed fair rides, food, and a range of events as well as the music from the bandstand. 

 

BWE played  a popular programme of music that included:

Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer

Valse Brillante by Frédéric Chopin

Under the Sea by Alan Menken

West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein

Lion King by Hans Zimmer

 

Music in a Victorian Garden, Saturday 24 June 2017

A report of the event in Isle of Wight County Press. The image on the right shows members of the Band performing

The Bloomsbury Band of Flutes and Clarinets entertained a large audience in Copsefield Gardens in Ryde as part of a charity event to raise money for the RSPCA and the Jack Frost Appeal. David Morris led the Band as it performed a varied programme with music selected for its association with either the sea or animals, to reflect both the coastal location and the subject of the evening’s fundraising

All at Sea, Saturday 20 May 2017

The Bloomsbury Band of Flutes and Clarinets was All at Sea in its spring concert at Lumen URC, conducted by David Morris. The programme featured music associated with ships and shores, oceans and islands. With works composed over some 300 years and in a wide variety of styles, there was something for every sea-lover.

 

Composers represented included Vivaldi, Eric Coates and Arthur Sullivan. The Band also presented the premiere of its most recent commission from Roger Cawkwell, a suite of eight familiar 'Songs of the Sea'.

 

Mystical Wonderland, Saturday 6 May 2017

Applause for Patrick Miles

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble took its audience into a world of fantasy, evil and horror during its concert at St James's Spring Gardens. The programme included the world premiere of Two Polish Dances that was written for the ensemble by Patrick Miles - following a very successful composer workshop in 2015.

 

Another item in the programme was Nigel Wood's Where Spirits & Demons Dance. This too, was first played by the ensemble during the 2015 composer workshop 

 

BWE also gave a second performance of Alan Bullard's Journey Through Time which the Bloomsbury Music Group commissioned and first performed in 2010.

 

The fourth work by a living composer in the programme was Keiron Anderson's own arrangement of music, originally for concert band, called: Alice in Wonderland.

Colin playing the saxophone solo during Herrmania

Another piece that the ensemble enjoyed playing again was Chris Hussey's arrangement of music by Bernard Herrmann.

 

Other music in the programme included:

- Der Vampyr (The Vampire) — overture by Heinrich Marschner 

- The Planets – Mars the Bringer of War  by Gustav Holst 

- Carmina Burana — O Fortuna by Carl Orff 

- Die Walkürie (The Valkyrie), Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries  by Richard Wagner.

Concerts

Praha

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.

 

According to the Contract…

Saturday 2 December 2017

The Bloomsbufry Band's winter concert will feature music relating to contracts, deals and exchanges.

News

Soloist at our May 2018 concert

BWE is delighted that Sarah Markham has agreed to be the soloist when the ensemble performs a woodwind orchestra version of Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra.

 

Great Day Out in Victoria Park

Saturday 5 August 2017

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

 

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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