2018 – 2019 Programme

7th December 2018              Louise Thomson (Harp)


Glinka Nocturne for harp in E flat
Rota Sarabanda
Spohr Fantasie in C minor, Op. 35
Grandjany Fantaisie sur un theme de J Haydn, Op. 31
Tournier Jazz Band
Arr Walter-Kühne Fantaisie Sur Un Theme De L’Opera Eugene Onegin par P. Tchaikovsky
Debussy Estampes No. 2, La Soirée dans Grenade
Fauré Une Chatelaine en sa Tour, Op. 110
Pierné Impromptu Caprice for harp in A flat, Op. 9
De Falla Spanish Dance No.1, from the opera La Vida Breve
Henshall Adagio Cantabile from Three Welsh Dances
Grandjany Rhapsodie

“Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love.” Craig Ogden



11th January 2019       Magnard Ensemble
(Please note, this programme has been changed from the  programme advertised in our printed leaflet)

Catriona McDermid (bassoon) with Mana Shibata (oboe) and Suling King (piano)

Catriona McDermid is supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Magnard Ensemble

Peter Hope Four Sketches for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Stephen Dodgson Suite for Oboe and Piano
Edward Elgar Romance for Bassoon, Op. 62
Nino Rota Toccata for Bassoon and Piano
Anonymous Caprices for Solo Bassoon
Clemence de Grandval Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Benjamin Britten Pan, Phaeton, Niobe and Arethusa from Six Metamorphoses for solo oboe, Op. 49
Francis Poulenc Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon

“The Magnard Ensemble play … with infectious charm, and investing the music with a wide range of colours, making something really engaging” Robert Hugill (Planet Hugill) – 5 star CD review

“The instrumentalists are dynamic, funny, energetic, and full of character, yet combine this glorious sense of fun with impeccable tuning and ensemble.” Revoice Magazine


8th February 2019        Ensemble Mirage (Clarinet Quintet)

Matthew Scott and friends are kindly sponsored through Making Music’s Selected Artists scheme 2018-19

Ensemble Mirage collage

Mozart Quintet for clarinet and strings in A, K581
Howells Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and strings, Op. 31
Tchaikovsky / Takemitsu Herbstlied (Autumn Song)
Brahms Quintet for clarinet and strings in B minor, Op. 115

“superbly ‘married’ group… wonderful musicianship and technical skills which one usually hears only in much more experienced and, dare I say, famous groups.”    S.Connor (Oxshott & Cobham Music Society)

 “exceptional [playing]…. tremendously enjoyable” Richard Heason (Director of St. John’s Smith Square)


8th March 2019            Kammerphilharmonie-Europa

Kammerphilharmonie Europa

Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, F.XI. No. 21
Albinoni Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in E flat major, ‘Saint Marc’
Bach Concerto for violin in E major BWV 1042
Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat, Op. 61.
Albinoni Adagio G minor for String Orchestra
Nielsen Little Suite for strings in A minor, Op.1



12th April 2019           National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) Ambassadors (sextet)


NYJO’s Legends of Jazz programme:

This programme celebrates the greatest jazz classics ever written. Featuring tunes by the undisputable jazz masters, such as Ellington and Monk; together with legendary modern composers, whose works are at the cutting-edge of jazz. Join us on our journey through the jazz greats!

“NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these days a vehicle for new possibilities.” Peter Vacher, Jazzwise