Concerts 2019-20

Start of next Concert Series 20th October ‘Autumnal Colours’

Autumnal Colours

A programme chosen to explore differing musical colours and textures which can be aligned to the current season.

Sunday 20th October 3.00pm

St Leonard’s Church, Hythe

Conductor: Anthony Halstead

Programme:
McGlyn –  Aisling
K. Jenkins  – Palladio
Purcell – Chaconne (arr B. Britten)
Ridout –  Concertino for Oboe
Suk – Serenade for Strings (2 mvts)
Holst – St Paul’s Suite
J.S. Bach – Adagio from BWV12
J. Suk – Meditation on the old Czech hymn ‘St Wenceslas’
Telemann – Concerto for Oboe D’amore in A

Tickets at www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk
Adult £15, Student £8, FCO Friends and FSL £12.50

 

 

 

Canterbury Cathedral, Concerts 2019-20

1st November – A Musical Tapestry – Part of Canterbury Festival 2019

A Musical Tapestry

An opportunity to hear these stunning musicians perform a   programme of varying musical  colours with the thread of jazz and classical styles being re-interpreted in a unique and exciting way

Friday 1st November  7.30pm  Canterbury Festival Concert
Canterbury Cathedral, Eastern Crypt
Iain Ballamy – saxophones, David Rees-Williams – piano
Ian Crowther – oboe with the FCO Ensemble

Programme to include:
Works by J.S. Bach, Marcello, Purcell, Albinoni plus improvised pieces for Saxophone and Piano.
Dave and Iain’s musical partnership can be encapsulated in a wonderful quote from David Bowie ‘ I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring’. Not to be missed!

Tickets from Canterbury Festival Box Office  

Unreserved Seating £20, Reserved seating £25

Concerts 2019-20

21 December – A Canterbury Christmas

A Canterbury Christmas

Start your Christmas here at St Peter’s with a wonderful programme of music – some seasonal some not but all will create an uplifting and exciting start to the season

Saturday 21st December 6.00pm

St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury
David Rees Williams Piano
Canterbury Voices Director Kerry Boyle
Ian Crowther – Oboe and FCO Ensemble

Programme to include:
Seasonal Choir items
Warlock –  Bethlehem Down
Corelli – Excerpts from the Christmas Concerto
Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe
And more…
Tickets at www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

Adult £15, Student £8, FCO Friend £12.50

 

Concerts 2019-20

27 March 2020 Not Just Standards! FCO Jazz Night 2020

Not Just Standards!

We are really pleased to welcome Dulcie May and Paul Booth in a programme of some standards together with a homage to the legendary saxophonist, Stan Getz,  performed by Paul Booth and the FCO Ensemble.

Friday 27th March 2020 8.00pm

International Study Centre, Cathedral Precincts

Dulcie May  – vocal
Paul Booth  – tenor saxophone
Steve Hamilton – piano
Dave Whitford – Bass, Andrew Bain -drums
FCO Ensemble

Program to include:
Night and Day, My Funny Valentine, Girl from Ipanema, Her, Night Rider

Tickets at www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

Set up as an intimate jazz venue Tables of 6 £150 Tables of 4 £100
Table seats £25 Back row seats £20 balcony £15

 

Concerts 2019-20

12 June 2020 Bach to Telemann and Back!

Bach to Telemann and Back!

This Concert explores some wonderful music from a number of esteemed Baroque composers.

Friday 12th June 2020 6.00pm

St Peter’s Methodist Church,

Conductor: Anthony Halstead

Programme to include:
J.S. Bach  – Oboe D’amore Concerto in A
A. Corelli  – Concerto Grosso Op. 6 no.9 in F
A. Telemann  – Oboe D’amore Concerto in A
Manfredini  – Concerto Grosso Op.3 no. 9.
J.S. Bach  – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Tickets at www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk
Adult £15, Student £8, FCO Friend £12.50

 

Concerts 2018-19, Past concerts

FCO with Caritas Chamber Choir 1st June 2019 6.00pm

Festival Chamber Orchestra with Caritas Chamber Choir
Conductors:Anthony Halstead and Benedict Preece

St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury

Zelenka –  Miserere in c minor
Suk   – Meditation on an old Czech Hymn St Wenceslas
Bach  –  BWV 12 for Oboe and Strings

Tickets: £15.00  Friends FCO  £12, Students £8 under 12s £5
Available: Crowthers of Canterbury, 1 The Borough, Canterbury
Tel 01227 763965  Online: www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

Past concerts

Bach to Bowie – FCO Jazz Night 22nd March 8.00pm

Bach to Bowie
22nd March 2019 8.00pm
International Study Centre, CanterburCathedral Precints

FCO Jazz Night
Door and Bar open 7.15 pm
Music starts at 8.00pm

Following on from our inaugral Jazz night event last year we are pleased to present a very special evening with David Rees-Williams (piano) Julie Walkington, (Bass) James Nall, (Drums) FCO Ensemble (Strings) and this year special guest Ian Shaw on vocals!
Ian is regarded by many jazz aficionados as the UK’s leading male jazz singer, and often likened to his hero Mark Murphy, he has released a string of well-received albums and was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004 and 2007 and 2018.
Ian is respected for his ability to re-interpret not only the usual jazz standards but also rock and pop songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, David Bowie and Radiohead.
He has a particular affection for the music of Joni Mitchell, and released an album of her songs, Drawn To All Things, in 2006.
Aside from performing, Ian has worked extensively as an arranger and producer with artists such as US legend Bobby Hutcherson and British vocalist Gwyneth Herbert.

Tickets:

Single seats  £25 – available
Balcony seats £20 – available
Tables for 4 £100 – sold out 
Tables for 6 £150 – sold out


PROGRAMME

 

Past concerts

EX-MASS Plus with David Rees-Williams 22nd December 6.00pm

Saturday 22nd December 6.00pm

St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury

EX-MASS Plus

With

David Rees-Willliams, FCO Ensemble, Ian Crowther & Canterbury Voices

Programme to include:

Albononi’s Oboe Concerto in F
Gabriel’s Message
Bethlehem   Down
Corelli’s Christmas Concerto

Seasonal Choir collection plus more…

Tickets: £15.00  Friends FCO &  FSL £12, Students £8 under 12s £5
Available: Crowthers of Canterbury, 1 The Borough, Canterbury
Tel 01227 763965  Online: www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

 

Past concerts

Oboes In Concert 3rd November 7.00pm, St James’s, Piccadilly

Saturday November 3rd 7.00pm
St James’ Piccadilly
Oboes In Concert

Melinda Maxwell · Alison Teale ·  James Turnbull · Ian Crowther

Festival Chamber Orchestra

conducted by Stephen Barlow
with David Rees-Williams – Piano


A wonderful programme of music which features the oboe in varying musical genres from Baroque to Jazz

Doors open at 5.30pm
with an exhibition of Loree and Marigaux instruments
Concert starts at 7.00pm followed by post-concert reception

Tickets for Concert £18 with glass of wine
Tel: 01227 763965  Email: ian@crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

Online: www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk
Or on the door

 

Programme to Include:
McMillan  
Intercession for three Oboes
Holst   St Paul’s Suite
Zipoli  Adagio for Oboe, Cello and Strings
Roth  Departure of the Queen of Sheba for Oboe, Cor Anglais and Strings
Warlock  Capriol Suite
Jazz inspired Items with Melinda Maxwell, David Rees-Williams and Ian Crowther
Ireland  Threnody for Strings
Albinoni  Double Oboe Concerto in F