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
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
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 24 June 2017
The Bloomsbury Band performed at an open-air charity concert in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.