Langton Concerts

In 2016 we decided that the Langton concerts had reached the stage where they deserve their own page, so here it is.

The first Langton Concert took place in the church in September 2010 to celebrate the completion of a programme of restoration which included the rehanging of the church’s six bells, complete internal redecoration in the original Georgian colour scheme and the restoration of the small Bryceson chamber organ by Goetze & Gwynn.  From this small beginning the two summer concerts (one in each of May and September) have become a regular feature and have proved immensely popular with a wide variety of outstanding performers playing excellent chamber music to capacity audiences.

The concert in May 2016 was a complete sell out and the second concert in September also played to a capacity audience.  The message has become clear.

Book early!

2017 Concerts

Saturday 27 May at 6.30 pm at Langton Church

Hannah Morgan (oboe) and Anne Denholm (harp)

Programme

Ronald Binge  —  The Watermill    
            Alessandro Marcello   —   Concerto for oboe & strings (ii – Adagio)
                Marcel Grandjany   —   Rhapsodie
                          Paul Reade   —   Jane Eyre Suite
                     Arthur Sullivan   —   Mikado – exceprts
                   Frederick Delius   —   Two Interludes from ‘Fennimore & Gerda’
                   Gilles Silvestrini   —   Hotel des Roches à Trouville
                                                                            —   Scene de Plage
                                                                            —   Le Ballet Espagnol
                             Mascagni   —   Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
                               Marcello   —   Oboe Concerto – Adagio
                  Clara Schumann   —   Die gute Nacht, die ich dir sage
                               JS Bach  —   Two movements from Sonata No 2 in E flat major BWV 1031
                            Traditional   —   David of the White Rock (arr. John Thomas)
                  Claude Debussy   —   Rêverie

Followed by drinks and canapés in the candlelit church

Suggested donations (£15 in advance or £16.50 on the door)

to “Langton with Sutterby PCC”

c/o Langton Cottage, Langton, Spilsby PE23 4PU

BACS payment available – please ask for details

01790 753649 / 01790 753561

david@douglases.net

Hannah Morgan studied with Melanie Ragge at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2013 with First Class Honours. Her post-graduate studies included three years in Germany where, as a member of the Karajan Academy, she received lessons from Jonathan Kelly and performed regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic. Her work with the orchestra included tours, recordings, and live television and cinema broadcasts.

Hannah is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, Leila Bull Oboe Prize and 1st Prize at the Third International Barbirolli Competition. As a selected musician for the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform and Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, her debut Wigmore Hall recital in 2016 followed acclaimed concerto and duo performances across the UK.

Performing chamber music at venues throughout Europe, Hannah has recently toured Italy giving oboe quartet concerts as part of Festival Opera Barga. She has also taken part in a Borletti-Buitoni Masterclass in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Hannah is passionate about music education, recently writing and directing five children’s concerts for the Berlin Philharmonic. She played Principal Oboe in the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Opera, Monster in the Maze, and also alongside the Soma Children’s Orchestra for a project organised by El Sistema Japan.

She has been a tutor for the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain and enjoys teaching reed-making at The Purcell School. As an Open Academy Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, Hannah regularly presents schools’ workshops and family concerts.

Hannah is a City Music Foundation Artist and is grateful for the support she has received from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Originally from South West Wales, Anne Denholm is one of Britain’s leading young harpists, and is Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. Anne received her Master’s from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London with distinction, graduating with a Regency Award for notable achievement. She was the first ever harpist to win the historic RAM Club Prize, and was twice winner of the Skaila Kanga Harp Prize.

Anne studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Purcell School, Cambridge University and the RAM, and studied under Karen Vaughan from 2009 onwards. She has won numerous awards, including second place in the Wales International Harp Festival 2014 and reaching the string category finals of the BBC Young Musician in 2010.

Increasingly in demand as an interpreter and performer of new music, Anne is a founding member of contemporary experimental quartet, The Hermes Experiment, who are Tunnell Trust award-winners 2017-18, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015-16, and UK Young Artists 2014. Anne has also very much enjoyed working with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group over the last few years.

Anne freelances with orchestras across England, most recently working with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The Orchestra of the Swan. She is also Principal Harpist with Ensemble Cymru, a group championing chamber music throughout Wales. Anne enjoys working with choirs; collaborators have included Trinity Boys Choir, The Temple Church Choir, Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, and Voce Chamber Choir.

We are are immensely grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme for their generous support of this performance

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Saturday 2  September at 6.30 pm at Langton Church

Red Priest (Piers Adams, (recorder) & David Wright, (harpsichord)

Wild Men of the Baroque

The programme will include works by

ANDREA FALCONIERI

DARIO CASTELLO

ARCANGELO CORELLI 

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL

MARCO UCCELLINI

JACOB VAN EYCK

JEAN-HENRI D’ANGLEBERT 

GIOVANNI ANTONIO PANDOLFI MEALLI

JOSEPH-NICOLAS-PANCRACE ROYER 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

HANS MARTIN LINDE

GYÖRGY LIGETI

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

HEINRICH BIBER

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘outrageous yet compulsive’, ‘wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, ‘completely wild and deeply imaginative’, with a ‘red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music’.

Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bermuda Festival, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. The group has been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) – the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.

In its regular line-up Red Priest comprises recorder player Piers Adams, violinist Adam Summerhayes, cellist Angela East and harpsichordist David Wright. In America and the Far East the group collaborates with the Canadian baroque/Cape-Breton violinist David Greenberg. These musicians have redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through their creative arrangements, performing from memory with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. Their repertoire ranges from obscure 17th century sonatas to the most famous works of Bach and Vivaldi, all presented in imaginative programmes with filmic titles: ‘Priest on the Run’, ‘Nightmare in Venice’, ‘Pirates of the Baroque’, ‘Johann, I’m Only Dancing’.

In 2008 Red Priest launched its own record label, Red Priest Recordings, which is now the home for all of the recordings of the ensemble and its members, and has attracted much attention in the music press worldwide. The label is distributed worldwide by Nimbus.

 

Previous concerts

September 2010 – Edward Bennett and Andrew Hancock (organ), Clare Douglas (soprano)

May 2011 – Harriet Adie (harp), Caroline Adie (cor anglais & oboe)

September 2011 – Stephanie Oade (‘cello,) Andrew Booth (guitar)

May 2012 – Michael Bochmann (violin), Carol Hubel-Allen (viola), Nella Hunkins (‘cello)

September 2012 – Holly Melia (flute), Catherine Landen (violin) & Ali Vennart (viola)

May 2013 – Calum Robertson (organ & clarinet) & Tom Poulson (trumpet)

September 2013 – the Continuum Trio.  Elizabeth Walker (flute), Christopher Poffley (violin), Michael Overbury (harpsichord)

May 2014 – St Martin Singers

September 2014 – Huw Wiggin (soprano saxophone), Ellie McMurray (alto saxophone), Jose Banuls (tenor saxophone), Shevaughan Beere (baritone saxophone)

May 2015 – Orlando Jopling (cello)

September 2015 – Matthew Scott (clarinet), Julia Pusker and Antonia Kesel (violins), Ugne Tiskute (viola), Cecilia Bagnall (cello) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)

May 2016 – Sarah Bennett (flute), Oliver Cave (violin), Luba Tunnicliffe (viola, Peteris Sokolovkis (‘cello)  (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)

September 2016 – Eolienne Wind Quintet – Rosie Bowker (flute), Chris Hatton (clarinet), Laura Campbell (oboe), Gregory Topping (bassoon), Sian Collins (French horn).

 

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