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Adderbury Ensemble Children’s Concert- Sunday 1st


Dear Friends, I am pleased to give notice of a rather special concert to be given by the Adderbury Ensemble Chamber Orchestra on (this) Sunday November 1st at 4.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Adderbury.

The principal work will be the ever popular work Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev but they will also play other pieces including Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. The orchestra is conducted by Steven Bell, who lives locally, has conducted many of the major British Orchestras and is also principal Horn in the BBC Concert Orchestra. The narration for Peter and the Wolf will be given by Tom Redmond (also principal Horn with the Halle Orchestra) and Testimonials follow:-

“Tom Redmond is a horn player, broadcaster, presenter and animator. He has performed throughout Europe, South East Asia, Japan, Russia, North and South America with orchestras including the Philharmonia, CBSO, LSO and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has been a member of the Hallé Orchestra since 2003.” 

“Tom Redmond has the rare ability to present sophisticated and challenging music to less experienced audiences (especially children) in a way that captivates them on the day and inspires them into the future. Tom’s ability to make historical music relevant to the lives of youngsters is unsurpassed. His animated, charismatic and amusing presentation style is key to this success and combined with his vast experience as a working professional player, thorough understanding of the material and the need to resist diluting the integrity of the audience experience, Tom has in our view established himself as the best in the business.”

So although this has been billed as a Children’s Concert, it would seem that this will be a rather special concert and not one to miss even for Grown-ups! Last day of Half-Term and at a good time of day-and under 18’s are Free.  Please make this a must for the whole family as I am sure that you will all enjoy this concert!

 Chris Howell, Membership Secretary


1 More Sleeps To Horley’s Ironstone Chamber Music Festival

Ironstone Concerts


St Etheldreda’s Church, Horley  11th, 12th September 2015.

By now  you should have received a flyer through your door to advertise a wonderful weekend of music making here in Horley! A very professional team of musicians led by violinist Lucy Gould and her sister, ‘cellist Kate Gould has been assembled to play in the great acoustic of our Church. To add to that line up they have invited Craig Ogden, who is one of the foremost classical guitarists here in the UK! The first concert on Friday 11th Sept at 7.30, will include music by Schubert & Mendelssohn and Craig will join the string players for the entertaining Guitar Quintet by Boccherini, and a piece entitled Tango Sensations by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Next day Saturday 12th at 12:30 Craig will give a one hour lunchtime recital in which he will play pieces as diverse as Bach to George Harrison and Django Reinhardt.

The final concert will be 7.30 pm on Saturday 12th September and will feature amongst others the marvellous String Quintet by Schubert, probably never played in his lifetime, and not published until 20 years after his early death.

When you hear this work, which is one of our “Desert Island” selections, we hope you may marvel at its sheer beauty!

To finish the weekend on Sunday 13th at 11.00 am we shall present a Choral Mass by Mozart.


Season Ticket Booking InformationEvening Concerts – Adults £15 : Under 18s & Students £10

Guitar Recital – Adults £10 : Under 18s & Students £5

Season Ticket (all three concerts) £35 (saves £5) / Under 18s and Students £20 (Saves £5)


For further information and to order tickets email howelltessa@hotmail.co.uk;   Tel:- 01295 738313. Post-concert suppers at £10 per head and Sandwich pub lunch at £5 per head can also be pre-booked.

Michael Hardinge Trust have kindly agreed to pay for children from Horley.

Further details see www.ironstonechambermusic.com

We hope to see you…

Tessa & Chris Howell