Concerts 2014/15

Saturday 15 November 2014 7 for 7:30pm – Fundraising Quiz
The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch

Entertaining fundraiser evening of general knowledge quiz. Teams of up to six, with singles and couples accommodated. £8 per person to include a fish & chip supper, bar available for wine, beer & soft drinks. Booking essential: Marian Barwell 0121 447 7040 or marian@midlandsinfonia.co.uk


Saturday 13 December 2104 7:30pm – Candlelit Concert
St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
Richard Laing, conductor & violin with guest Shulah Oliver, violin

Britten – Simple Symphony
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Mozart – Divertimento in F
Bach – Concerto for 2 violins
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no.3
Pachelbel – Canon


Saturday 7 February 2015 7:30pm – ‘From Tragedy to Triumph’
Artrix, Bromsgrove
Richard Laing, conductor

Beethoven – Overture ‘Coriolan’
Beethoven – Symphony no.4
Mozart – Don Giovanni Overture
Haydn – Symphony no. 104 ‘London’


Saturday 7 March 2015 7:30pm – Guests, Holborne Brass Ensemble
St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
Trevor Jones and Greg McEwan, trumpets
Tim Stidwill, horn and Philip Green, tuba
Les Whitehouse, trombone

Programme will include:
Bach – (The Little) Fugue in G Minor arr. Romm
Bach – Air from Suite no.3 in D arr. Frackenpohl
Albinoni – Sonata ‘St Mark’ arr. Hickman
Sousa – The Washington Post arr. Roberts
–Trad. – Just a Closer Walk with Thee arr. Gillis
–Trad. – Dance to Thy Daddy arr. Willis
Richie – Hello arr. Willis
Waller – Ain’t Misbehavin’ arr. Norris
McKee – Vuelta del Fuego
Mozart – The Magic Flute Overture arr. Archibald
Pachelbel – ‘Kanon’ arr. Mills
Green – Variations on a French Medieval Melody
Carmichael – Stardust arr. Iveson
Rossini – William Tell Overture arr. Frackenpohl
Fillmore – Lassus Trombone arr. Jenner
DeCosta – Tuba Tiger Rag arr. Henderson


Sunday 15 March 2015 3:00pm – 8th Young Musicians’ Showcase
St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
TMS encourages young musicians by offering a platform to young people 18 years and under to perform on their chosen instrument in front of an appreciative audience. This years players and chosen pieces:
Sam Heywood, piano • Allegro Molto e con brio 1st mvt. from Sonata in C Minor Op.10 no.1 by Beethoven
also Intermezzo in E Flat from 3 Intermezos Op.17 by Brahms
Niall Simmons, violin • Nocturne, 2nd mvt. from Israeli Concerto by George Perlman
Kai Moohan-Shotan, piano • Sonatina in D minor by Handel
Anya Sharma-James, violin • For Latin Lovers by Brian Chapple
Isobel Cree, piano • Am Abend by Henrich Hofmann
Iain Simmons, violin • Corrente, 2nd mvt. from Sonata in D minor Op.5 no.7 by Corelli
Rosa Bennett, soprano • Where the Bee Sucks by Thomas Arne
also I Could Have Danced all Night by Lerner & Loewe
Tom O’Leary, violin • Why, oh Why by G Vale
Katie Booth, soprano • Panis Angelicus by César Franck
also Clock-a-Clay from The Insect World by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Luke Bond, violin • Corrente by Corelli
also Petit air Varie by Charles Dancla
Mirron Webb, singing with acoustic guitar • Broken Down by Mirron Webb
Brittany Collie, violin • Ruhig bewegt, 1st mvt. from Sonata in E by Paul Hindemith
also Un Soir a Portici by Guido Papini
Our grateful thanks to our showcase sponsors:
St. Laurence Church, venue
John Tyrrell mpta mimit, piano tuning
Keith Woolford, Arch Media
following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
Details: Marian Barwell 0121 447 7040 or marian@midlandsinfonia.co.uk

Saturday 18 April 2015 7.00pm for 7:30pm – Guests, Enigma String Quartet
play ‘Beautiful Film Classics’
The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
Charlotte Beresford and Caroline Bodimead, violins,
Elly Gosling, viola and Elizabeth Garside, cello

Programme will include:
Barber – Adagio (Platoon)
Ravel – Bolero (10)
Mascagni – Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana (Raging Bull)
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro (Room with a View)
Debussy – Clair de Lune (Ocean’s Eleven)
plus music from
Out of Africa, Dr Zhivago, The Mission, The Deerhunter, Gone with the Wind, Vertigo,
Pride and Prejudice, Edward Scissorhands, The Godfather, Shall We Dance?,
Schindler’s List, Scent of a Woman, Braveheart, When Harry Met Sally,
The Magnificent Seven, Vertigo and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


Saturday 16 May 2015 7.00pm for 7:30pm – Guests, Appassionata Harp and Flute
The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
Rachel Holt, flute and Anna Christensen, harp

Marcello – Sonata in F
Couperin – Canaries and La Morinette
John Marson – Suite for Flute and Harp
John Rutter – Suite Antique
Debussy – Syrinx
Brumby – Menteith
Berthomieu – Cinq Nuances
Bizet – Entr’actes from Carmen and L’Arlesienne
Hasslemans – Rouet
Salzedo – Song in the Night
Jongen – Danse Lente


A very special concert
Friday 12 June 2015 7pm – Summer Evening Soiree
Hanbury Hall, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 7EA
The 7pm Pimm’s Reception will precede a delightful hour of music when the strings of
The Midland Sinfonia are led by Nic Fallowfield playing…
Edward Elgar – Serenade
Pachelbel – Canon
Warlock – Capriol Suite
plus music by Mozart, Purcell and Schumann

The wonderfully evocative music will then be followed by a light supper with wine
in one of the Hall’s elegant rooms.
Tickets at £20 can be booked through Sue Peters on 0121 453 2898

Part of the Bromsgrove Festival


Saturday 27 June 2015 7.00pm for 7:30pm – Celebrity Chamber Concert
St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
David Le Page, Shulah Oliver, Amy Littlewood and Richard Laing – violins
Cathy Bower and Adrian Turner – violas
Eduardo Vassallo and Nick Stringfellow – cellos
Bass: Charles Wall – bass
Strauss – Capriccio Sextet
Bruch – Concerto for String Octet
Mendelssohn – Octet

Part of the Bromsgrove Festival