Following a call by rarescale for music for the unusual and rather exciting combination of contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and contrabassoon, Anna’s newly-composed work Contradanza has been selected for the ‘Meet the Contras’ concert programme this Thursday.
Thursday 21st June, 7:30pm
St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
(nearest station: Paddington)
These three instruments are pretty much as low as you can go with woodwind. It’s all about the bass – and bass means big. They are definitely a sight to behold! In rarescale’s words:
The concert is FREE and we’d love to show you what our amazing low instruments can do!
The performance is part of Make Music Day UK. Full details here: www.facebook.com/events/2092882854304485/ Just turn up!
Posted in Chamber ensemble, Composition, Performance
Tagged bass, bassoon, clarinet, composing, concert, contrabass clarinet, contrabass flute, contrabassoon, flute, London, performance, trio, woodwind
High quality chamber choir the Torbay Singers will be performing Anna’s music in two concerts this summer.
Conductor Tina Guthrie will lead the choir and audience on a musical journey around the world. The mixed programme will include Anna’s folk-like anthem for Devon, Devon, My Home, alongside music from further afield by composers including Copland, Rutter, and Rachmaninov. Performances will take place in Torquay and Crediton (as part of CredFest), the latter in aid of the Music Endowment Fund of Crediton Parish Church:
‘A World of Song’ (Torquay)
Saturday 17 June, 7:30pm
Church of St John the Apostle, Montpellier Road, Torquay TQ1 1BJ
Tickets: £10 (under 25s in full-time education FREE) by phone from 01803 782677 or from Visitor Information Centre, 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay. Some tickets may be available on the door.
‘A World of Song’ (Crediton)
Sunday 18 June, 3:00pm
Crediton Parish Church, Church Lane, Crediton EX17 2AH
Tickets: £8 + 10% booking fee (under 18s free) online from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/ELFEEH
Posted in Choral, Composition, Performance
Tagged charity, choir, concert, CredFest, Crediton, Devon, performance, song, Torbay Singers, Torquay
Following the success of last year’s summer singing day, Peter Nickol and Anna Matthews are once again holding a gathering of singers in Exeter to work through some of their own choral compositions. The date is set for Saturday 3rd September. We are on the look out for keen singers in all voice parts – please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.
A new piece by Anna will be performed at ‘A Quiet Night In’ at Exeter’s Spacex Gallery on Friday 29th January. AQNI is an Exeter new music concert series with a rapidly growing following. Curated by Emma Welton, the programme asks the audience to listen in a new way with a focus on quiet music. Anna’s new piece is under development and will explore this theme.
Tickets for January’s Quiet Night In are available from Exeter Phoenix.
Anna’s carol From Flanders, commemorating 100 years since the First World War Christmas truce, will be performed by Exeter Philharmonic Choir in two concerts at Exeter Cathedral this week. The programme will feature carols old and new and a chance for some audience participation with the classics.
Wednesday 10th and 11th December, 7:30pm, tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/exeterphilchoir or on the door.
Posted in Choral, Performance
Tagged 2014, carol, centenary, choir, choral, Christmas, Christmas Truce, concert, December, Exeter, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, First World War, organ, singing, WWI
Hear Anna interviewed live on BBC Radio Devon on Remembrance Sunday, talking about From Flanders: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b2mrw . Listen from 1:08:24 (available online until end of Saturday 15th November).
Performances of ‘From Flanders’ are already scheduled for the following dates:
- Wokingham, 9th November 2014
9:30am, St Paul’s Church, Remembrance Day service.
- Exeter, 10th & 11th December 2014
7:30pm, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Philharmonic Choir carol concerts. More information and tickets from www.exephil.org.uk – book early to avoid disappointment.
Listen to today’s Mike Read show on BBC Radio Berkshire to hear about the piece and its particular connection to Wokingham, available on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days (mentioned at approximately 01:04:00). With great thanks to Mike Churcher of ‘Wokingham Remembers‘.
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Tagged BBC, Berkshire, carol, choir, choral, Christmas, church, concert, December, Exeter, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, November, performance, radio, Remembrance Day, song, St Paul's Church, tickets, Wokingham, WW1, WWI