Concerts 2021

23 May Baroque Passion with Stuart Orme Baritone

Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor – Stephen Barlow
Baritone – Stuart Orme
Oboe/Oboe d amore – Ian Crowther
Viola – Adrian Smith
Baroque Passion presents an evocative and engaging programme of music featuring works by JS Bach, H. Purcell and T. Albinoni amongst others. JS Bach’s Oboe d amore concerto, provides an uplifting opening, with Stuart Orme being our Baritone soloist in Ich habe Genug, the work having been described as a ‘lullaby for eternal sleep’.( A Schweitzer) Stuart will also feature in Purcell’s pulsating aria ‘What Power art Thou’ sometimes now known as the Cold Song. The programme explores a rich variety of emotions and Albinoni’s Oboe Concerto in D minor leaves the listener in a positive upbeat mood.

Programme
JS Bach. Concerto for Oboe D amore in A (1st mov.)
A Corelli. Concerto Grosso Op 6 no 9
G. Telemann. Viola Concerto in G (2 movs.)
JS Bach. Ich habe Genug
H Purcell. Chaconne
H Purcell. Aria ‘What Power art Thou’T
Albinoni. Oboe concerto in D minor (2 movts)

Rooted in Canterbury the FCO Is one of the great musical assets of the area.’ Dr R.Dunn

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Sun 23 May

4:00 pm BOOK TICKETS
7:00 pm BOOK TICKETS

Please note, this is a socially-distanced event with a limited capacity. We are utilising bubble seating layouts and masks will be required. Full event information will be emailed to bookers in advance of the event.Before booking, please read our Covid-Secure measures here.

Concerts 2021

30 May A Musical Tapestry with David Rees Williams – Piano  & Iain Ballamy – Tenor Sax

David Rees Williams – Piano
Iain Ballamy – Tenor Saxophone
Ian Crowther – Oboe

David Rees Williams is renowned for his unique reinterpretations of classical composers such as JS Bach, H. Purcell and G. F. Handel amongst many others. Tonight’s Concert will feature a reworking of some classical works together with some Jazz inspired pieces, so you may hear Bach, Corelli and Purcell fused to Michel LeGrand.
Iain Ballamy’s saxophone playing is absolutely stunning, his sound akin to that of the great Stan Getz. Iain is equally at home with intricate jazz improvisation or playing a slow ballad and brings to both his beautifully crafted solos. Iain and David have performed together on a number of occasions, most recently in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral during the 2019 Canterbury Festival and their collaborations are always musically highly memorable.
Ian Crowther on Oboe brings another tone colour to the mix and the Concert will take the listener on a journey of differing musical styles, textures and colours, in essence creating a Musical Tapestry.

‘Rooted in Canterbury the FCO Is one of the great musical assets of the area.’ Dr R.Dunn

PERFORMANCE DATES
Sun 30 May

4:00 – 5:00 pm BOOK TICKETS
7:00 -8:00 pm BOOK TICKETS

Tickets £21.50, £16.50 Students (price includes booking fees)

Colour programme brochure included in ticket price 

Please note, this is a socially-distanced event with a limited capacity. We are utilising bubble seating layouts and masks will be required. Full event information will be emailed to bookers in advance of the event.Before booking, please read our Covid-Secure measures here.

Concerts 2021

20 June Mozart to Motown via Getz with Polly Gibbons and Paul Booth

Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor – Stephen Barlow
Voice – Polly Gibbons
Tenor Saxophone – Paul Booth
Oboe – Ian Crowther

Mozart to Motown builds upon one of our previous concerts, Bach to Bowie, which proved highly successful. We are delighted that Polly Gibbons can join us, together with superb saxophonist Paul Booth, hence via Getz, as Paul will perform ‘Her’ from the iconic Focus Album by Stan Getz. The programme will include some popular and lesser known Classical pieces together with some famous popular tunes of the 1960’s finishing with the Motown Sound.

Polly Gibbons has been described ‘as a jazz talent whose voice is also steeped in vintage R & B with shades of Aretha Franklin’ ( The Jazz times).
Paul Booth’s tenor sax soloing is fluent and elegant, unhurried with no sense of bluster. The Concert promises an exciting mix of styles with some wonderful Mozart and Salieri through to Dusty, Procol Harum and The Motown Sound.
Programme to Include:
W A Mozart. Symphony no 29 (First and final movs.)
J Haydn. Symphony no 44 (second mov.)
W Lloyd Webber. The Moon
C. King. Going Back (arr McDermott)
G Booker. Whiter Shade Of pale (arr. McDermott)
A Salieri. La Veneziana (First mov)
R Charles. Georgia on my mind (arr Matthews)
S. Getz. Her
M Gaye. Dancing in the Street (arr, McDermott)

The Festival Chamber Orchestra has become renowned for presenting concerts which explore a diverse, innovative repertoire which still maintain the crucial element of being highly enjoyable and entertaining.
‘Rooted in Canterbury the FCO Is one of the great musical assets of the area.’ Dr R.Dunn

PERFORMANCE DATES
Sun 20 Jun

4:00 – 5:00 pm BOOK TICKETS
7:00- 8;00pm BOOK TICKETS

Tickets £21.50, £16.50 Students (price includes booking fees)
Colour programme brochure included in ticket price

Please note, this is a socially-distanced event with a limited capacity. We are utilising bubble seating layouts and masks will be required. Full event information will be emailed to bookers in advance of the event. Before booking, please read our Covid-Secure measures here.