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2015

Saturday 16 May   The Glasgow Art Club   6.00
with Ralph McDonald baritone
Private event, members only. Music by Cole Porter and others

Wednesday 15 July   Peterborough Cathedral  1.15 time tbc
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Purcell, and from the English Cathedral repertoire

Thursday 16 July   Waterperry House, Oxfordshire  12.30 and 3.30
with James Bowman counter tenor
Two recitals of English music by Purcell and others

Saturday 22 August   St Mary’s Church, Wallingford, Oxford   time tbc
with James Bowman counter tenor
English Song

Friday 4  September   Big School Room, Salisbury Cathedral School   time tbc
with James Bowman counter tenor 
Private event for the Friends of Sarum Consort

2014

Tuesday 11 February   The Chapel, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor   6.00
Premieres of There was a Boy bedded in bracken and The Orange Poem
Performed by EXAUDI

Saturday 15 March   Christ Church, Cheltenham   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor
English music for the Holst Birthplace Museum

Saturday 20 September   St Thomas’ Church, Penkhull, Staffordshire   2.30
with James Bowman counter tenor 
English music for the Penkhull Festival

Saturday 20 September   St Thomas’ Church, Penkhull, Staffordshire   2.30
with James Bowman counter tenor 
English music for the Penkhull Festival

Saturday 25 October   Glazunov Hall, The Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia   7.00
with Ben Alden tenor, Stephen Burrows counter tenor 
Music by Purcell and Britten, including Winter Words, for the XVI International Conservatory Week Festival

Sunday 26 October   White Hall, Sheremetev Palace, St Petersburg, Russia   7.00
with Ben Alden tenor, Stephen Burrows counter tenor 
Music by Purcell and Britten, including Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, for the XVI International Conservatory Week Festival

Saturday 20 December   The Chapel, University of Chichester   12.00 noon
with James Bowman counter tenor 

 

2013

Saturday 9 February   The Menuhin Hall, The Yehudi Menuhin School 
Recording for NMC with Ben Alden tenor and Michael Chance counter tenor
Songs by Joseph Phibbs

Thursday 14 February   The Hoy Theatre, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor   7.00
with Ben Alden tenor, Suzanne Evans viola, Benedict McGonigal treble
‘Music for St Valentine’, by Britten (Canticle II: ‘Abraham and Isaac’), Quilter and Vaughan Williams

Friday 8 March   Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace   7.45
in aid of the Choral Foundation
with James Bowman counter tenor and the Choristers of the Hampton Court Chapel Royal
Music by Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Britten

Saturday 5 October   Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road, Leicester   7.30
Choral workshop and recital for Leicester Chorale
with James Bowman counter tenor

Sunday 20 October   Holywell Music Room, Oxford   8.00
For the Oxford Lieder Festival, in celebration of Britten’s 100th anniversary year
with James Bowman counter tenor

Sunday 10 November   Bray Parish Church, Berkshire   4.30 and 6.30
Britten: Noye’s Fludde
with Music at Bray / Opera East

Friday 22 November   1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street, London SE1   7.30
‘Innocence and Experience’ : songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Britten
with Alexander Learmonth baritone

Friday 29 November   Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton   7.30
Charity concert in aid of Bhopal
with James Bowman counter tenor

 

2012

Saturday 17 March
Recording with Ben Alden tenor 
Music by Britten from On This Island and Winter Words

Saturday 5 May   St Andrew’s Church, Belchamp St Paul, Essex   7.00 
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Dowland, Handel, Purcell, Britten and others

Sunday 3 June   The Silk Hall, Radley College   11.00   (for the English Music Festival)
with Philip Lancaster baritone
Finzi: To a Poet, Howells: Peacock Pie, songs by Gurney, Ireland and others

Saturday 22 September   St Thomas’ Church, Penkhull   2.30   (for the Penkhull Festival)
with Ben Alden tenor
Britten: Winter Words, Joseph Phibbs (Three Songs – premiere) and songs by Roger Quilter

Friday 5 October   Parish Church of SS. Peter & Paul, Aldeburgh   7.30
(for the William Alwyn Festival) 
with James Bowman counter tenor, John Turner recorder, Dot Linell lute
Music by Alwyn, Britten, Peter Dickinson, Joseph Phibbs, Martin Shaw (premiere) and others

Saturday 27 October   Church of St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park, London   7.30
(English Music Festival concert)

with Philip Lancaster baritone
Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; songs by Elgar, Gurney, Howells and Warlock

Thursday 22 November   The Hoy Theatre, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor   7.00   
A Recital for St Cecilia
with James Bowman counter tenor
English Song from Dowland to Britten

 

2011

6 January   St Martin-in-the-Fields, London   7.30
James Bowman counter tenor and London Octave
Music by Bach, Handel; and a small premiere: Caleno custure me arr. AMP

19 March   Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh   3.00 & 5.30
The Tailor of Gloucester – a production for young people.   Music realized and arranged by Andrew Plant
with Jubilee Opera, and Sam Wilson percussion

9 April   Parish Church of SS. Peter & Paul, Aldeburgh   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Purcell, Handel, Grainger, Britten, and others

25 June    Ely Cathedral    7.30 
with James Bowman counter tenor
James’s recollections of his time as a chorister at Ely, with his personal choice of music by Britten, Handel, Howells, Purcell, Vaughan Williams and others, together with a new work written for the occasion by Arthur Wills.

9 July   Framlingham College   7.30
Carmina Burana (Orff) and The Rio Grande (Lambert)
with Jonathan Rutherford piano and the Phoenix Singers

12 August   Radovljica Manor, Radovljica, Slovenia   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor
for the Radovljica Festival
Music by Dowland, Purcell, Handel, Grainger, Britten, and others

17 September   1901 Arts Club, Waterloo   3.00 and 4.00
with Alexander Learmonth baritone
for Open House London

29 October   Wilmslow Parish Churchm Cheshire   2.00
A Concert for James Bowman at 70
with James Bowman counter tenor, Nicholas Clapton counter tenor, and James Gilchrist tenor; Emma Kirkby soprano, Richard Simpson oboe, John Turner and Laura Robinson recorders, Ian Thompson harpsichord, Heather Bills cello, Manchester Chamber Ensemble, Richard Howarth dir

Music by Blow, Britten (two world premieres), Dowland, Steele, Vaughan Williams and others

2010

6 February   Lichfield Cathedral  7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor and the Cathedral Choir
Music by Britten, Butterworth, Gurney, Howells and Vaughan Williams

15 May   St Andrew’s  Church, Churchdown, Gloucester    3.30
for the Ivor Gurney Society
with Philip Lancaster baritone
Howells: Peacock Pie and songs by Gurney, Ireland and Graham Peel, including rare items and two first performances

11 June   St Mary & St Edward Parish Church, Barrow Gurney, Bristol   7.30
for the Barrow Gurney Festival
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Purcell, Handel and twentieth-century English composers

24 June   Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park    7.30
with Stephen Burrows counter tenor
Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring and songs by Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Warlock

26 June   Le Bois des Moutiers, Varengeville-sur-Mer, France   8.00
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Purcell, Handel and twentieth-century English composers

9 July   St Andrew’s Church, Brigstock, Northamptonshire    7.30
with James Laing counter tenor
Music by Dowland, Bach, Handel, Jake Heggie and others

25 September   St Thomas’ Church, Penkhull, Staffordshire    3.00
for the Penkhull Festival
with Stephen Burrows counter tenor
Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring and songs by Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Warlock

23 October   St John-at-Hampstead Parish Church   7.30
Martindale Sidwell Memorial Recital
with James Bowman counter tenor
English Song from Dowland to Britten

 

 

30 October   The Chapel, Merton College, Oxford   8.00
with James Bowman counter tenor
English Song from Dowland to Britten

13 November   Snape Maltings, Suffolk   7.15
for SingOut2010
with Sam Wilson percussion, Libby Purves narrator, massed choirs from Suffolk, Peter Nardone cond
Joseph Phibbs:  Shadows of Sleep;  Tom Rose: Mikros;  Jana Rowland: Dialogue with the Sea (premieres)

20 November   St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, Aldeburgh   5.00 & 7.30
with Andrew Staples tenor, Britten–Pears Chamber Choir, Jubilee Opera chorus and orchestra, Steuart Bedford cond
Britten: Saint Nicolas — in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sir Peter Pears

24 November   Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park    7.30
with Ben Alden tenor and Amelia Halsey viola
Vaughan Williams: Four Hymns and songs by Quilter and Britten

30 November   St John’s, Smith Square    7.30
Christmas Concert for The Children’s Trust, Tadworth
with Ana-Maria Rincon soprano, Rupert Johnston horn, Max Mosley trumpet, Amici Ensemble, school choirs, Laurence Cummings cond
Music by Handel, Parry, Whitacre and others

2009

4 April   Hall One, King’s Place, London   7.30
The NMC Songbook:  A Recipe
with James Bowman counter tenor
Premières of Haiku by Bláar Kindsdottir and The Moon’s Funeral by Joseph Phibbs

4 April   Hall One, King’s Place, London   8.45
The NMC Songbook:  True Standards Advanced
with Daniel Norman tenor and Iain Burnside piano
Première of Easter Zunday by  Sadie Harrison and Colin Matthews’ arrangement of a Galliard by Morley

25 May   Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames    11.00
for the English Music Festival
with James Bowman counter tenor
including the première of White in the Moon by Tom Rose
and music by Britten, Butterworth, Andrew Gant, Joseph Phibbs, Giles Swayne and Simon Whiteley

20 June   St James the Less, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor

24 July   St Mary’s Church, Reigate   7.30
for Reigate Summer Music
with James Bowman counter tenor

29 September   Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park   7.00
for the Windsor Festival in aid of the Royal Chapel
with James Bowman counter tenor

14 November   Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk   5.00 & 7.30
Britten: The Little Sweep
with Jubilee Opera

15 November   Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk   3.00 & 5.30
Britten: The Little Sweep
with Jubilee Opera

2008

20 February   Hertford College, Oxford   6.30
Tracing the threads: perspectives onThe Turn of the Screw
Pre-performance talk for Oxford Opera Company

18 April   Westonbirt School, Tetbury   7.30
Wind of the Western Sea: an evening of English song
with James Bowman counter tenor and Andrew Swait treble

6 May   The Chapel, Keble College, Oxford   6.00
with James Bowman counter tenor
including the première of Simon Whiteley’s Drop, drop slow tears

26 May   Dorchester Abbey   11.00 a.m.
English Music Festival
with James Bowman counter tenor and Andrew Swait treble
including world premières of four early Britten songs: Chamber Music V (Goldenhair), Diaphenia, The Owl, Witches’ Song

27 July   Schloss Dennenlohe, Bavaria   6.00
Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder
with Andrew Swait treble

21 and 27 August   Hall 1, King’s Place, London
Premiere recordings for the NMC Songbook
with James Bowman counter tenor,  Sam Harris and Andrew Swait trebles
Music by Peter Maxwell Davies, Blár Kindsdottir, James MacMillan and Joseph Phibbs

18 September   Windsor Parish Church   7.00
Illustrations for The History of Music by James Naughtie for the Windsor Festival
with James Naughtie and Quintessential Voices
Music by Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Vaughan Williams

24 October   The Britten–Pears Libary, Aldeburgh   4.00
Launch of Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter, ed. Peter Dickinson
Berners: Valses Bourgeoises for piano duet
with Peter Dickinson piano

31 October   Great Hall, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton   8.00
for the Northamptonshire Choral Foundation
with James Bowman counter tenor and Daniel Turner tenor

1 November   All Saints’ Church, Weston-super-Mare   11.30 a.m.
for All Saints’ Festival
with James Bowman counter tenor

2 November   The Royal Chapel, Windsor Great Park   6.30
Memorial concert for Audrey Dellow
with the Choir of The Royal Chapel

15 and 16 November   St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford   (5.00 and 7.30 both days)
Britten: Noye’s Fludde (fiftieth anniversary production in the original venue)
with Jubilee Opera,  Steuart Bedford cond

3 December   St Oswald’s Church, Durham   7.30
Recital for the Musicon concert series
preceded by masterclass in the Recital Room of the University Music School (1.30)
with James Bowman counter tenor

2007

24 February   New Cottage, Overy Road, Burnham Market   7.30
Talk on Imogen Holst and Britten for the Friends of North Norfolk Music Festival

15 June   St Mary & St Edward Parish Church, Barrow Gurney, Bristol   7.30
Recital for the Barrow Gurney Festival
with James Bowman counter tenor

19 June   The Britten–Pears Library, Aldeburgh   12.30
Launch of Sounding Art Press and their first publication: The Turn of the Screw: visual responses to Britten’s opera by Jane Mackay, commentary by Andrew Plant
with Andrew Swait treble

28 July   St Botolph’s Church, Boston, Lincolnshire   11.30 a.m.
with Jamie McDougall saxophone

13 October   East Sheen Parish Church, East Sheen Avenue, Richmond, London   7.30
‘The English Song’
with James Bowman counter tenor
including the UK première of Giles Swayne’s No sad songs

20 October (7.00) and 21 October (3.00)   Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Songs by Britten and Liza Lehmann
with Stefan Holmström bassbaritone
and performances of Hans Krása’s Brundibár by Jubilee Opera, Nicholas Collon cond

2 November   In Tune, Radio 3   5.15 (live broadcast)
with James Bowman counter tenor.
Music by Handel

2006

4 February   Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor

14 March   St Mary’s Church, Iffley, Oxford   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor

17 March   St Edmund’s Hall, Malvern College, Worcestershire   7.15
Private recital for the Musicians’ Dinner to mark the retirement of the Headmaster
with James Bowman counter tenor

25 March   St Alphege Parish Church, Solihull   7.30
Gala Recital: 100th concert in series
with James Bowman counter tenor

5 April   The Britten–Pears Library, Aldeburgh   2.30
Private recital for Trustees and guests. Music by Purcell, Britten and Tippett
with James Bowman counter tenor

27 May   Beauchamp House, Abbey School, Church Street, Tewkesbury   12 noon.
Lecture on English Song given for the Tewkesbury Spring Festival
preceding recital given by Francis Brett baritone and Nicholas Chalmers piano

12 October   In Tune, Radio 3   5.00 (live broadcast)
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Warlock and Vaughan Williams

14 October   Blythburgh Church, Suffolk   4.00
James Bowman’s 65th birthday concert
Recital of English Song

24, 25 November, 7.00; 26 November, 3.00   Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
with Jubilee Opera
Richard Rodney Bennett: All the King’s Men

10 December   Bray Church, Windsor, Berkshire   3.00
with the Pepys Ensemble, Oliver Gooch cond
Britten: Saint Nicolas

2005

3 September   Bagshot Park, Surrey   7.30
Concert to commemorate Nelson and the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar
with Richard Baker reader, Michael George baritone, Julie Kennard soprano and Gordon Pullin tenor
in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex

20 September   St Thomas’ Church, Penkhull, Staffordshire   8.00
with James Bowman counter tenor

29 October   St Swithin’s School, Winchester   7.30
Concert to commemorate Nelson and the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar
with Michael George baritone, Julie Kennard soprano, Gordon Pullin tenor and John Sargent reader

12 November   St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire   7.30
200th concert in series
‘The Diva and the Legend’
with James Bowman counter tenor and Lynne Dawson soprano

2004

9 July   St Clement’s Church, Ipswich   7.30
with James Bowman counter tenor

27 November   The Chapel, The London Oratory School, Fulham   3.30
for The Academy of St Cecilia
with James Bowman counter tenor
Music by Dowland, Purcell and Handel

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