This year has been phenominally busy, so I’ll just make a list:
My usual visit to Dorchester for the orchestral version of Dave the Musical Caveman, Dorset Chamber orchestra with narrator Martin Clunes. This year I re wrote it to include young recorder players from Cerne Abbbas school.
The memorial concert at Ealing Chamber Music Club for Anthea Sharma, founder member, who died in September last year. At the end on an evening of chamber music, we formed an orchestra & performed my Elegy, which I wrote for the occasion.
May & June
These busy months were spent writing and/or arranging music for large brass ensembles for English Brass Academy (under the direction of Paul Archibald) courses in Kuwait & Croatia. Also preparing the vast Berrymede recorder orchestra & guitar club, & kids in general for our Berrymede Talent Festival to be held in early July. I finished the arrangement for the Ealing Chamber Music Club’s Summer Sing/Play along Abba medley. & performed my Seeking Zamfir & Two Turkish Dances with a string trio at an Ealing Chamber Music Club concert.
Berrymede talent Fest – A whole week of performance events involving all 400 children.
London Composers’ Forum concert in Central London, in which John Holland, Owen Phillips & I performed my Reeds & Rhythm for soprano, & baritone saxes & drums.
The big end of year Ealing Chamber Music Club extravaganza ending with everyone singing & playing my arrangement of Abba songs. It was so enjoyable.
A week in Sibernik, Croatia, with English Brass Academy. They played 8 of my compositions/arrrangements in 3 concerts in spectacular venues. There are many pictures & recordings & a brilliant slideshow on facebook.