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Sunday 1 September 2013, 8.00pm
Mark Hall, Rickmansworth

given by finalists of the
2013 Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year Competition, in the
new Mark Hall of the Royal Masonic School for Girls, by courtesy of the Governors.
This will be preceded at 7.30pm by the Annual General Meeting.

Retiring collection.

Friday 13 September 2013, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Kreisler Prelude & Allegro
Debussy The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Saint-Saens Softly Awakes my Heart
Godefroid Danse des Sylphes
Bartok Romanian Dances
Prokofiev Themes from Romeo & Juliet

Born in Wales, Claire was from 2007 to 2011 official Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales. In 2008 she made her concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes. Claire has also featured as concerto soloist in Britain, the USA and further afield. Her collaborations include performances with Joshua Bell, William Bennett, James Galway, Steven Isserlis, Julian Lloyd Webber and Bryn Terfel. She also regularly appears on major TV and radio networks in the UK and America. Noted for her wide and interesting repertoire, her growing discography includes a concerto album with the English Chamber Orchestra, and regular CD releases on the Classic FM label..

Friday 18 October 2013, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Bartholomew LaFollette - cello
Caroline Palmer - piano
Bach Suite No. 5 in C minor
Poulenc Sonata
Britten Cello Sonata in C major
Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor

Admired equally as a solo, duo and concerto performer, Bartholomew has given recitals at at Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh and the Leeds International Concert series, among others,and appeared as soloist with the City of London Sinfonia, together with performances at the Bridgewater and the Royal Festival halls. Bartholomew regularly collaborates with the Doric String Quartet and in 2011 recorded with them for Chandos. This season he records his debut solo disc for Sonimage.

Wednesday 13 November 2013, 1.05pm
Baptist Church, Rickmansworth
Programme to include Prokofiev Sonata No.1, op.80

Wednesday 11 December 2013, 1.05pm
Baptist Church, Rickmansworth
Programme of trios by J S Bach, Damase and Weber

Wednesday 15 January 2014, 1.05pm
Baptist Church, Rickmansworth
Artists and programme to be announced

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 1.05pm
Baptist Church, Rickmansworth
Artists and programme to be announced

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 1.05pm
Baptist Church, Rickmansworth
Artists and programme to be announced

Friday 21 March 2014, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Helen O'Connell - flute, piccolo and recorder
Adrian Sutcliffe - piano and keyboard
Chris Brannick - percussion
Rossini William Tell Overture
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Folksong Arrangements

Classic Rhythm is a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. Formed in 1992, this trio for flute, piano and percussion has met with astonishing success, playing to sell-out audiences all over the UK as well as broadcasting on Classic FM and being featured on BBC2. Classic Rhythm has appeared at several hundred festivals, music societies and other arts venues, encompassing literally every region of the UK. Skilful arrangements of wellknown classical favourites, set alongside an exceptionally wide variety of other pieces, have quickly established the group’s popular appeal. The range of music, from original compositions to light and jazz arrangements, is complemented by the warm informality of the group on stage.

Friday 25 April 2014, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Debussy Epigraphes Antiques
Brahms Chaconne Finale (Symphony No. 4)

Award-winning concert pianist Caroline Tyler has performed as soloist and ensemble member at many prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall in London, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham and the Martinu Concer Hall Prague. Recent highlights from 2013 include concerts and masterclasses in Istanbul at Robert College Theatre and the chapel of the Dutch Embassy. Caroline is an artist with Piha International and the Concordia Foundation of London.

Friday 16 May 2014, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Peter Facer - oboe
Richard Uttley - piano

Saint-Saens Sonata
Schumann Three Lieder
Patterson "Phoenix Sonata"
Bach Sonata in G Minor

Peter is one of the most talented oboists of his generation. He currently studies with Klaus Becker at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, having previously attended the Royal Academy of Music in London and Girton College, Cambridge; where he graduated with a double first class honours degree. Peter is currently a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, and played principal oboe with them on their Summer 2011 tour to Austria, Germany and Italy, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jaap van Sveden. Peter has also played with many of the Royal Academy's orchestras and ensembles as well as the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Friday 13 June 2014, 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Guy Lewis - countertenor
Ben Sawyer - countertenor
Rob Waters - tenor
Chris Monk - baritone
Nick Ashby - baritone
Jon Beasley - bass
Faith, Folk and Frivolity - An Evening of Song.
Songs by Claudio Monteverdi, Thomas Weelkes, Francis Poulenc, Pierre Passereau,Clement Janequin.

The Songmen are an international multi-award winning a cappella ensemble. With an enviable reputation as one of the UK's finest and most versatile a cappella groups, The Songmen possess a wealth of experience from the worlds of classical, sacred, and popular music, balancing their love for the old Renaissance masters with a passion for exciting contemporary composers.

The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes without notice if necessary.