Past concerts

3 September – Not Just Standards with Paul Booth and Dulcie May

NOT JUST STANDARDS!

With Paul Booth, Dulcie May, Ross Stanley, Stephen Bridgland, Dave Whitford, Andrew Bain & The FCO Ensemble

Friday 3rd September 8.00pm International Study Centre, Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury Bar opens at 7.15

Programme to include: Summertime, Love Me or Leave Me, Girl from Ipanema, Her, I Remember When, and much more…

Tickets: Balcony seats £15 Tables for 4 £100 Tables for 6 £150 Table seats £25

Back Row Seats £20

Available from Crowthers 1 The Borough, CT1 2DR Tel: 01227 763965

Email : ian@crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk, Online : www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk

 

Concerts 2021, Past concerts

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.

Concerts 2021, Past concerts

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, Past concerts

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 2019-20, Past concerts

COVID cancelled 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 Cancelled due to 202o COVID

St Paul’s Church Street, Saint Paul’s, Canterbury CT1 1NH

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 2019-20, Past concerts

Cancelled due to COVID 25 Sept 2020 Not Just Standards! FCO Jazz Night

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.

DATE CHANGE

Due to the ongoing coronoavirus situation we have changed the date to Friday 25th September 2020 8.00pm. TO BE RESCHEDULED 2022

International Study Centre, Cathedral Precincts

Dulcie May  – vocal
Paul Booth  – tenor saxophone
Steve Hamilton – piano
Stephen Bridgland – guitar
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

 

Past concerts

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

 

Past concerts

FCO accompanying Whitstable Choral – Bach Christmas Oratorio

Bach – Christmas Oratorio Cantatas
Saturday 9th November 2019 at 7.30pm

Kent College, Great Hall , Whitstable Road, Canterbury CT2 9DT
David Flood Conductor

 

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soloists 
Soprano – Catherine Futcher
Countertenor – Andrew Leslie Cooper
Tenor – Daniel Bartlette
Bass-baritone – Jonathan Arnold

Tickets prices: £15 Adults. £7.50 children and students.

Tickets available from:

GATEFIELD SOUNDS 70 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BB  01227 263337
MUSIC BAY 144 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay CT6 5DX  01227 373364
COUNTY MUSIC 14-16 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2QJ  01227 762718
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Past concerts

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