Have horn, will travel!
Our Horn player Tim Stidwill has been doing a bit of Solo work away from the group. Firstly at Birmingham's Adrian Boult Hall Tim wowed the audience and critics alike in a performance of Konzerstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra, leading the horn quartet . The Birmingham Post and Mail reviewer commented "So Sunday's afternoon's account from the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and its horn quartet comprising Tim Stidwill, Phil Dawes, Claire Dawes and Chris Collet was certainly something to anticipate, and expectations were fulfilled
triumphantly" Click here to read the full review.
On May 22nd Tim performed at Leamington Hall Town Hall in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Leamington Chamber Orchestra. Phil was very excited about this piece until he saw the comma between 'Tenor and 'Horn'. Once again Tim's playing dazzled the audience. Hopefully a full review will be sent to us to publish here.
On June 4th the quintet played to a packed Worcester Cathedral as part of concert supported by the English Association of Male Voice Choirs. Providing musical support for massed choir items and a solo spot in each half, our programme finished with trombonist Les Whitehouse featuring in 'The Saint's Hallelujah' - a real tour de force for trombone (and a real lung buster for tuba!) A standing ovation was met by our well rehearsed 'mexican wave' bow. You had to be there.....
Festival of Voice
Our next concert sees the group at Malvern's Forum Theatre on February 6th supporting the BBC Appeal for the Noah's Ark Trust. Also appearing will be male voice choirs from Malvern, Hereford and Worcester and well known Malvern Soprano Sue Black.
Tickets are available at the box office, online or by calling 01684 892277