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'Local and Live'

Saturday 21 March 2015

St James' Church, Wollaston, Stourbridge

Conductor: Tony Bridgewater
Soloists: Linda May, Tony May

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Bridgewater - Concerto for Flute and Clarinet
Mozart - Symphony No. 40


Andrew Downes Composers' Competition PRIZEWINNER'S CONCERT

Sunday 26 October 2014, 7pm

Foleyan Centre, Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge DY8 1QX

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury

Louis Clark - Siluria (The Dudley Bug)
Borodin - Prince Igor Overture
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

 

The Andrew Downes Composers' Competition: FINAL

Sunday 12 October 2014, 7 pm

Foleyan Centre, Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge


Summer Concert

Saturday 28 June 2014, 7pm
St Augustine's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B16 9JN (directions)

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist: Sarah Farmer

Grieg - Two Elegaic Melodies
Rimsky-Korsakov - Fantasia on Two Russian Folk Songs
Pavel Juon - Sinfonietta


A Night At The Movies

Sunday 30 March, 7 pm: Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham
Sunday 6 April, 7 pm: Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick School

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Leader: Anna Downes

Star Wars: John Williams
The Lord of the Rings: Howard Shore
Rush: Owen Walton - World Première!
The Gadfly: Dmitri Shostakovich
The Big Country: Jerome Moross
Star Trek: Jerry Goldsmith
Platoon: Samuel Barber
Pirates of the Caribbean: Klaus Badelt
Jurassic Park: John Williams

Dvorak and Elgar: Admiration and Influence

Sunday 27 October 2013, 7 pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Edward Furse
Leader: Anna Downes

Langley: Fanfare
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor
Elgar: Symphony No. 1


Concerto Competition Prizewinner's Concert
Sunday 23 June 2013, 7 pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist and Prizewinner: Rita Schindler (Harp)
Leader: Anna Downes

Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Warren: Heather Hill
Debussy: Danses sacrées et profanes for harp and strings
Khachaturian: Spartacus Suite No. 2
Copland – Four Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo’


 

Strings in the Spring

Sunday 12 May 2013
Carrs Lane Church Centre, 7.30 pm

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist: Tom McMahon

Lekeu – Symphony for Strings (arr. Armstrong)
Tchaikovsky – Andante cantabile Op.11a for cello and strings
Dvorak – Serenade for Strings in E minor Op.22


Winter Echoes

Sunday 17 February 2013, 7.30 pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Conductor: Tony Bridgewater
Soloists: Linda May, Tony May

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Bridgewater - Concerto for Flute and Clarinet (Premiere)
Schubert - Tragic Symphony


CEE Third Concerto Competition - Final

Sunday 25 November 2012, 6 pm
Birmingham Conservatoire


CEE Tenth Anniversary Concert: World Premiere of Andrew Downes's Horn Concerto!

Sunday 21 October 2012
Birmingham Town Hall

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury; Soloist: Ondrej Vrabec (Principal Horn, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra)

Walton - Crown Imperial March
Downes - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra - World Premiere
Brahms - Symphony No. 2


CEE Third Concerto Competition: First Round

Sunday 8 July 2012, LR2, Birmingham Conservatoire


CEE Summer Concert

Sunday 24 June 2012, 7.30 pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist: Amy Littlewood

Downes - In the Cotswolds
Barber - Violin Concerto
Kalinnikov - Symphony No. 1


Strings in the Springtime

Sunday 29 April 2012
Ladywood ARC, Birmingham

Conductor: Lee Armstrong

Sibelius - Andante Festivo
James Maddocks - New Work (world premiere)
Blumenfeld (arr. Armstrong) - Six Preludes
Albinoni - Adagio
Piazzolla (arr. Armstrong) - Four Tangos


Firebird

Sunday 19 February 2012, 7.30 pm
Carr's Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist: Tony Bridgewater

Tchaikovsky - Overture to Mazeppa
Bridgewater - Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite


Autumn Concert

Sunday 6 November 2011, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Lee Armstrong

Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Overture
Geoff Cummings-Knight - Piano Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8


CEE Concerto Competition Prize Concert

Sunday 26 June 2011, Adrian Boult Hall (Chamberlain Square, Birmingham), 7.30 p.m.

Soloist: Soh-Yon Kim
Conductor: Anthony Bradbury

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8
Bush - Symphonic Dances

(We are exceptionally grateful to Soh-Yon Kim for replacing competition winner Martyn Johannesberg, who was unfortunately indisposed.)


Strings in the Springtime

Sunday 15 May 2011, 7.30 pm
Ladywood ARC

Conductor: Lee Armstrong

Greig - Holberg Suite (Prelude)
Liadov (arr. Armstrong) - Prelude Op. 11 no 1
Tchaikovsky - Waltz, from Serenade for Strings
Pachelbel - Canon
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Debussy (arr. Armstrong) - Cathédrale engloutie
Brahms (arr. Armstrong) - Movement for Strings
Warlock - Capriol Suite


St George's Day Concert 2011

Saturday 23 April 2011, 4-5 pm
Chamberlain Square

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury
Leader: Anna Downes

 

Walton: 'Spitfire' Prelude & Fugue
 Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4
 Richard Francis: The Splendour of England - world premiere!
Parry: Jerusalem 
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 


Glories of the New German School

Sunday 20 February 2011, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: David Trippett
Leader: Anna Downes
Bassoon: Theodor Valentin Iliescu

Wagner - Meistersinger Overture
John Robson - Bassoon Concerto
Liszt - Orpheus
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) available from ceemusic@hotmail.com
or by calling 07734 256268, or on the door.
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Wednesbury Art Gallery Music Club Concert

Wednesday 8 December 2010, 7.45 pm
Wednesbury Art Gallery

Dvorak - Humoresque
Pachelbel - Chaconne
Downes - Songs of Love
Debussy - Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Handel - Messiah Excerpts
Corelli - Christmas Concerto

Soprano: Paula Downes


A German Requiem

CEE with Birmingham Festival Choral Sociey
Sunday 28 November 2010
Conductor: Patrick Larley

Brahms - A German Requiem
(Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift, Op. 45)


Concerto Competition Final

Sunday 3 October 2010, 6 pm
Birmingham Conservatoire

Music Director: Anthony Bradbury

Tatiana Dardykina: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (movt 1)
Gamal Khamis: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 (movt 1)
Magdalena Wajdzik: Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 (movt 1)
Martyn Johannesberg: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (movt 1)


Downes Piano Concerto

Saturday 26 June 2010
Coventry Cathedral

Music Director: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Duncan Honeybourne

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5
Walton - Henry V Suite
Downes - Piano Concerto


Strings in the Springtime

Saturday 1 May 2010
St George's Church, Edgbaston, 7.30 pm

Conductor: Lee Armstrong
Soloist: Paula Downes
Leader: Anna Downes

Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
Downes: Songs of Love
Finzi: Romance Op. 10
Glière: Octet Op. 5

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) available from ceemusic@hotmail.com,
by calling 07734 256268, or on the door


New Beginnings: A Russian Spring

Sunday 21 February 2010 , 7.30 pm
Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Tony Bridgewater
Leader: Anna Downes

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10
Tony Bridgewater - Piano Concerto No. 2

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions).


An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan

Charity Concert for Birmingham Children's Hospital, presented by CEE with Sarah Cotterill and Friends
Sunday 4 October, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury

Featuring Favourites from The Mikado, Ruddigore, HMS Pinafore and Iolanthe

Tickets £12.50 (£10 concessions). Book in advance from merciamusicians@mail.com or by calling 07967 728588, or buy your tickets at the door.

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CEE Concerto Competition Prizewinner's Concert

Sunday 28 June 2009, 7.30 pm
Kidderminster Town Hall

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Sarah Sew

Elgar - Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5

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Spring Concert

Saturday 2 May 2009, 7.30 pm
St George's Church, Edgbaston

Conductor: Peter Marks

Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso
Bridgewater - String Quartet
Martinu - Oboe Concerto (soloist - Lesley Knowles)
Brahms - Sympony No. 1


St George's Day 2009

Saturday 25 April 2009, 1.30 pm
Victoria Square, Birmingham

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 (From The New World)


 

Town Hall Connections

Sunday 1st March 2009, 7.30 pm
Birmingham Town Hall

Soloist: Duncan Honeybourne

Sibelius - Finlandia
Downes - Piano Concerto No. 1 - World Premiere
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 (From The New World)


ADVENT AWAKE! A Festival Concert
for Advent Sunday

with Rolleston Choral Society and Needwood Singers
Sunday 30th November 2008, 7 pm
in Burton-upon-Trent Town Hall

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Music Director: Anthony Bradbury
Soloists: Sarah Cotterill (Soprano), Penelope Appleyard (Soprano), Christine Cairns (Contralto), Stephen Davis (Tenor), Robert John Edwards (Baritone)

Parry - I Was Glad
Joubert - Torches
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music
Vaughan Williams - Hodie


 

Pastoral Moods

Sunday 22nd June 2008, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: James Cunningham
Leader: Anna Downes

Delius - Brigg Fair
Simon Pratt - Transformations
Arnold - Tam O'Shanter (Overture)
Walton - Orb and Sceptre
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'

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Strings in the Springtime

Sunday 27th April 2008, 8.00 pm
St George's Church, Edgbaston

Conductor: Lee Armstrong

Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Janacek - Suite for Strings
Warren - Concertino for String Quartet and Strings
Shostakovich - Suite for Strings Op. 6a


Awakenings: First Love

Sunday 24th February 2008
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Music Director: Anthony Bradbury
Tenor solo: Jonathan Finney
Soprano solo: Sarah Estill

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Puccini - Act I Finale from Madama Butterfly
Wagner - Overture to Tannhäuser
Wagner - Brünnhilde and Siegfried's Love Duet and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (from Götterdämmerung)
Gernon - Resurrectio Magus

Read the Birmingham Post's review of this concert...


Life's Journey

A Concert in Support of Cruse Bereavement Care

Sunday 4th November 2007, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Music Director: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Margaret Newman
Soprano solo: Sarah Cotterill

Roger McBrien - Fanfare
Chopin - Ballade No. 3 and Nocturne in F
Wagner - Siegfried's Rhine Journey (from Götterdämmerung)
Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Strauss - Four Last Songs


'From Russia... With Love'

Saturday 24th June 2007, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Anthony Bradbury
Soloist: Juliet Allen

Williams - Celebration: In Praise of Midland Youth
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev - Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet


Autumn Concert 2006

Sunday 12th November 2006, 7.30 pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Daniele Rosina

Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
Louis Clark - Scherzo
Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique