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Worleston Chamber Concerts

2019 Concert Series

Concert review for 5th October 2019

We were lucky enough to attend the Chamber Concert in Nantwich which included the Alwyn Concerto for Flute and eight wind instruments with soloist Wissam Boustany, the evening was a concert of music performed at the very highest level including staff from the RNCM. We brought a number of students from Shrewsbury School, all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and enjoyed watching professional musicians performing rather than being the performers themselves for a change. The repertoire was varied and included works from a range of periods which created a varied and entertaining program.  The ensemble consisted of wind and horns and the music was extremely tight with precision and detail in every note. The highlight for myself was Wissam Boustany's improvisation which really captured the audiences attention, taking them to a far and distant land!

We are extremely lucky to have the amazing concert series so close and I can only look forward to future events.

Katy (School Music Teacher)
We have 4 'Not-for-profit' excellent concerts in St Marys Church, Nantwich, 7pm Saturdays, for 2019 for you.
Tickets for sale contact here to book yours or at St Marys Church Office and Shop and Nantwich Civic Hall 01270 628633  £12, £5 and online here

To claim your Early Bird 10% discounts (deadline 4pm Wednesday before each concert 2019)
£12,  £5

Tickets On Sale Below and at CIVIC HALL Nantwich 01270 619224 and St Marys Church Shop and Parish Office


16th November           Worleston Virtuosi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Andrew Bassey - Director of Worleston Music School & Chamber Concerts and Bassoon Soloist             
                                                      Linda Merrick Clarinet (RNCM Principal),
                                                       Ben Holland Violin (RNCM Professor),
                                                       Richard Waldock Bass       
                                                       Sarah Westbury cello
                                                       Shirley Richards ex BBC Phil violin,
                                                       Andrea Gilliatt ex Hallé viola  
                                                       Peter Richards Chamber Orch of Europe Horn 

                                Programme  -    Strauss         Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
                                                          Vivaldi           Bassoon Concerto in D minor
                                                          Franciax        Octet
                                                          Beethoven     Septet

22nd June                       Ryebank Piano Trio
                                                    Jonathan Ellis Piano, Duncan Reid Violin, and Isabel Williamson Cello

                                Programme   -    Mozart Trio No.6 in C major K548
                                                           Beethoven Trio in Bb major Op. 11
                                                           Schubert Trio in Bb Op. 99

13th July                          Linda Merrick & Friends Trio 
                                                     Linda Merrick Clarinet (RNCM Principal), Andrew Bassey Bassoon, and Jonathan Ellis Piano

                               Programme   -    Glinka         Trio Pathétique
                                                          Hurlestone Trio in G minor
                                                          Chopin        Ballade No 3 in A flat Major (Piano Solo)
                                                          Liszt            Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C sharp minor (Solo Piano)
                                                          Brahms       Trio in A minor Op. 114

5th October                    World famous Dr Tim Reynish MBE
                                                      conducts the Worleston Wind Ensemble with Virtuoso Flute Soloist Wissam Boustany

                                                         Oboes          Hugh McKenna ex Halle and Oboe Professor at RNCM
                                                                              Debbie Fuller ex RNCM
                                                        Clarinets        Linda Merrick RNCM Principal. solist & recording artist
                                                                              Anthony Houghton  Ex Manchester Cameta principal clarinet
                                                        Horns            Lindsey Stoker ex Halle and RNCM Professor
                                                                              Peter Richards  Chamber Orchestyra of Europe
                                                        Bassoons      Andrew Bassey Music Director of Worleston Music School ex Principal Bassoon SA Chamber Orch
                                                                              Linton Wesley Stephens ex RNCM freelance bassoonist

                               Programme    -   Mozart        Marriage of Figaro Overture
                                                          Alwyn         Concerto for Flute and 8 Wind Instruments
                                                          Krommer    Octet Partita

                                                          Beethoven  Octet
                                                          Gounod      Petite Symphonie

For concert tickets - Please fill in the contact form with your full address below and we will send you details to pay via bank transer for. It costs £1 for postage of tickets - please fill in the form say how may tickets you would like, When you have paid we will post the tickets. If you purchace before Thursday of the concert week you will recieve a discount. £11 Adults and 4.50 for children. Tickests can be reserved for the day at no extra cost.
NOW Celebration CD

2018 Concert Series

The concerts are run as a 'Not for Profit' part of Worleston Music School. This means that all profits are taxable and any extra monies are put straight back into delivering wonderful concerts for the public (if profits are made). Costs include payments for musicians and their expenses, hall hire, printing costs and advertising, sheet music costs, refreshments, (including cakes). All the organisation including the preparation of programmes and baking of cakes is done for free and is therefore run by volunteers.  Income comes from the attendees at concerts and any donations and sponsorship are very welcome. Please contact Andrew via the contact page if you would like to donate or sponsor these concerts. If the concerts make a loss it is supported by Andrew Bassey and Worleston Music School, so please support our events.
Below you can donate to help support these concerts or buy a NOW CD as all proceeds from these sales are to help fund these concerts. Andrew Bassey produced this CD before he took Northamptonshire Orchestral Winds to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York...

Final Celebration Concert 25th November 2018 at Brine Leas School

Schubert Octet, Francaix Divertissment and Rossini Duet

Linda Merrick – clarinet soloist

Ben Holland – violin soloist

Leon Bosch – bass virtuoso

Mark Sheridan – cello BBC Symphony principal

Shirley Richards – violin ex BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrea Gilliatt – viola ex Halle Orchestra

Peter Richards – horn Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Andrew Bassey – Bassoon ex South African Chamber Orchestra principal


Duet for Cell and Bass - Rossini

Divertissement for Bassoon and strings - Francaix

Interval (including Anne’s great cakes)

Octet - Schubert

Concert 7 of 8 part series.          3.30pm, 14th October at Brine Leas School

14th October Programme

Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintet in Eb op. 16

Chopin Piano solo

Interval Homemade cakes are deliciuos from fruit, lemon, drizzle, sponge, sugar free, gluten fee and even vegan!

Liszt piano solo

Mozart Piano and Wind Quintet KV452


It gives us enormous pleasure to invite Hugh Mckenna oboe professor at Royal Northern College of Music and Halle Orchestra read more here

Hugh Mkenna Oboe
Ruth Parry Clarinet
Andrew Bassey Bassoon
Peter Richards Horn
Jonathan Ellis Piano

Concert 6 of 8 part series. Julie Lloyd flute, Andrew Bassey bassoon, Jonathan Ellis Piano. 3.30pm 30th September at Brine Leas School.

Flute, bassoon and Piano Trios

Julie Lloyd - flute

Andrew Bassey - bassoon

Jonathan Ellis - Piano 

Beethoven Trio for flute, bassoon and piano in G major

Duetto Concertato on themes from Verdi 
by P. Morlacchi & A, Torriani

plus solos for bassoon, flute and piano

Anne's delicious cakes in the interval

Concert 5 of 8 part series. Conductor Tim Reynish. 3.30pm 9th Sept 2018 at Brine Leas School

Concert 4 of 8 part 2018 series. 3.30pm, Sunday 15th July 2018 at Brine Leas School, Nantwich
Wind Quintet and Piano

Louise Ferrenc Sextet in C minor for Piano and Wind Quintet op. 40
                                       Andante sostenuto
                                       Allegro vivace

Interval (including Anne's cakes)

Francis Poulenc Sextet     Allegro vivace
                                      Divertissment   Andantino
                                      Finale  Prestissimo

George Gershwin             Rhapsody in Blue

Piano       Jonathan Ellis
Flute        Julie Lloyd
Oboe       David Lloyd
Clarinet   Ruth Parry
Horn       Peter Richards
Bassoon  Andrew Bassey

Concert 3 of 8 part 2018 series. 3.30pm, Sunday 3rd June 2018 at Brine Leas School, Nantwich

Return of Jonathan Ellis with his Award winning Piano Trio
The Ryebank Piano Trio with violinist Duncan Reid and Isobel Williamson on the Cello. A group formed while students at the Royal Northern College of Music and winner of prestigious chamber music prizes.

June 3rd at Brine Leas School at 3.30pm a programme of wonderful music by 2 of the greatest composers ever - Tchaikovsky and Beethoven! washed down at the interval with Anne's delicious cakes and a cup of coffee.
Tchaikovsky - Trio in A minor Op. 50
    1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)
    2. Theme and 11 Variations
    3. Final Variation + Coda

*** INTERVAL *** including Anne's tasty cakes

Beethoven - Trio in E flat major Op. 70/2
    1. Poco sostenuto / Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Allegretto
    3. Allegretto ma non troppo
    4. Allegro
Concert 2 of 2018's 8 part series
Virtuoso Bass Soloist Leon Bosch
joins us for a dazzling concert of music and technical prowess
on 13th May at Brine Leas School


Fasch Trio Sonata in D minor for 2 oboes, bassoon and bass continuo

Beethoven Sonata in F op 17 Soloist Leon Bosch

Fasch sonata for bassoon and continuo soloist Andrew Bassey

Interval with refreshments including Anne's delicious cakes

Elegy and Tarantella Bottesini soloist Leon Bosch

Zelenka Trio Sonata No. 5 in F for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo

Oboes: Simon Beesley & Debbie Fuller
Bassoon: Andrew Bassey
Continuo Jonathan Ellis
Bass: Leon Bosch

Leon Bosch and Ben Holland (also featured in Schubert Octet concert on 25th November at Brine Leas) in Bottesini Grand Duo
Anne's delicious interval cakes!
Concert 1 Programme
April 29th    African Soprano  Margaret Ferguson  and Jonathan Ellis Piano
                    "Sea Pictures"                                                                       Edward Elgar
                    "Come Scoglia" (from Cosi fan Tutti)                                      W.A. Mozart
                    "Love is where you find it" from The Kissing Bandit        Nacio Herb Brown
                    "Deep River"                                                                  Traditional Spiritual
                    "Porgy and Bess" Medley                                                  George Gerswhin
                    "Tell me the truth about love" from Cabaret Songs            Benjamin Britten
                    "The tale of the oyster" from The Fifty Million Frenchman         Cole Porter
                    "Onipa beye bi"                                                                                  Amu
                     'Someone Is Sending Me Flowers"               Sheldon Harnick & David Baker
Sunday 9th September
Large Wind Ensemble


Strauss Serenade in Eb

Joachim Raff Sinfonietta

Adam Gorb French Dances Revisited

Conductor  Dr Tim Reynish

The venue - Brine Leas School, Audlem Rd, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7DY
Time 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Day   Sunday
Tickets £8, £2 children

Concerts Dates 2018

Concert 1
April 29th     African Soprano Margaret Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis Piano


Concert 2
May 13th      Simon Beesley & Debbie Fuller, Oboes   Andrew Bassey Bassoon   Jonathan Ellis Piano/Harpsichord    Leon Bosch Bass
                                                 Programme to include Zelenka trio sonata no. 5 in F major

Concert 3
June 3rd       Ryebank Trio   Jonathan Ellis Piano     Duncan Reid Violin    Isobel Williamson Cello

Concert 4
July 15th      Programme to include Francis Poulenc Sextet   Julie Lloyd Flute, Simon Beesley Oboe, Ruth Parry Clarinet,
                                                                                           Andrew Bassey Bassoon, Peter Richards Horn, Jonathan Ellis Piano

Concert 5
September 9th Programme  Strauss Serenade, Gorb French Dances Revisited and Joachim Raff Sinfonietta
                                                                                           Conductor Dr Tim Reynish,
                                                                                          Julie Lloyd  & Katy Adkins Flutes
                                                                                          Simon Beesley & Debbie Fuller Oboes,
                                                                                          Ruth Parry & Paul Freeman Clarinets
                                                                                          Andrew Bassey & Charlotte Curwen Bassoons
                                                                                          Rachel Jones Contrabassoon
                                                                                          Adrian Norris, Daniel Bassey, Peter Sellers & Chris Pople Horns

Concert 6
September 30th    Flute, Bassoon and Piano concert include Beethoven Trio
                                                                                           Julie Lloyd Flute, Andrew Bassey Bassoon, Jonathan Ellis Piano

Concert 7
October 14th    Concert to include Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintet   Piano Andrew Wilde
                                                                                                             Simon Beesley Oboe, Ruth Parry Clarinet,
                                                                                                             Peter Richards Horn, Andrew Bassey Bassoon

Concert 8
November 25th  Celebration and Final Concert of the series          Programme to include Beethovan's wonderful Septet
                                                                                                            with an all star line up!!
                                                                        Ben Holland Violin soloist, chamber musician, RNCM professor
                                                                        Linda Merrick Clarinet soloist, chamber musician, RNCM principal
                                                                       Shirley Richards Violin Ex BBC Philharmonic 1st violin
                                                                       Andrea Gilliatt Viola Ex viola in Halle Orchestra
                                                                       Andrew Bassey Bassoon Ex principal bassoon National Chamber Orchestra (South Africa)
                                                                       Peter Richards Horn Freelance horn and Chamber Orchestra of Europe
                                                                      Mark Sheridan Cello  co principal Cello in BBC Symphony Orchestra (London)
                                                                      Leon Bosch Bass  International Bass virtuoso soloist
Past concerts
Don't miss LINDA MERRICK - Royal Northern College of Music Principal -  in Mendelssohn's second Concert Piece  4.30pm this Sunday 26th November at Worleston Village Hall. go to the contacts page on this website fill in the form  to pre-order your seat! This is the last and gonna be the best of the season with works by Dr Martin Ellerby, composer of 'Paris Sketches' and 'A Silent Movie Suite', and Howard Blake composer of 'The Snowman', and a wonderful romantic work by the little known Arthur Bird all ably conducted by the one and only Dr Tim Reynish!
26th November - THE AUDIENCE!
26th November concert - The Musicians
Tim Reynish conductor
Linda Merrick clarinet
Martin Ellerby composer
Julie Lloyd, Katy Adkins - flutes
Debbie Fuller, Vanessa Hanson-Morris - oboes
Ruth Parry (basset), Paul Freeman - clarinets
Adrian Norris, Paul Sellers - horns

Worleston Music School concerts this term -
September - November 2017
in Worleston Village hall,
Sundays at 4.30pm.

September 3rd Antonin Dvorak Serenade in D minor 0p. 44
                         Mary Chandler Cassation for Wind Octet
                         Johann Nepomuk Hummel Octet-Partita
                         Slavonic Dance No.9 Op. 72 no. 1
                         Slavonic Dance No. 8 Op. 46 No. 8            

September 24th
Ludwig van Beethoven Septet in Eb Op. 20
Franz Berwald Grand Septet in Bb

Violin: Alison Loram
Viola: Andrea Gilliatt
Clarinet: Kat Browning
Bassoon: Andrew Bassey
Horn: Peter Richards
Cello: Ruth Henley
Bass: Graeme Hollingdale

October 8th

Krommer Partita in Eb for Wind Sextet
Mozart Serenade no. 11 in Eb Kv 375 for Wind Sextet (original form)
Beethoven Sextet op.71
Weber Adagio and Rondo

Clarinet: Kat Browning
Clarinet: Paul Freeman
Bassoon: Andrew Bassey
Bassoon: Charlotte Curwen
Horn: Adrian Norris
Horn: Chris Pople
October 22nd

Carl Neilsen Wind Quintet op.43
Anton Riecha Wind Quintet Op. 88 No.2

Flute: Julie Lloyd (ex Royal Academy of Music)
Oboe: Debbie Fuller (ex Royal Northern College of Music)
Clarinet: Ellen Tiso  (Royal Northern College of Music)
Horn: Peter Richards (ex Royal Northern College of Music)
Bassoon: Andrew Bassey (ex Royal Northern College of Music)

October 29th
Piano Recital Andrew Wilde (ex Chethams' School of Music/Royal Northern College of Music regular soloist) by kind support from 'The Outreach Programme of The North West Music Trust'
Haydn Variations in F minor, Hob XV1:6
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 Pathetique

Barcarolle in F sharp minor Op. 60

Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2

Waltz in C sharp minor 64 No. 2

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor op. 31

November 5th
Recital with Peter Cigleris (Clarinet ex Birmingham Conservatoire/Royal College of Music),
Andrew Bassey (Bassoon ex Royal Northern College of Music) and
Jonathan Ellis Piano (ex Royal Norther College of Music).

Brahms Clarinet Sonata in Eb, 
Chopin Waltz (Piano solo)
Saint-Saens Bassoon Sonata in G,
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody (Solo Piano)
Glinka Trio Pathetique in D minor (Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano)

November 26th

Linda Merrick (Principal of RNCM and international clarinet soloist) featured in Mendelsohn's Concert Piece no. 2 op. 114  
Dr Martin Ellerby Divertimento for winds (in the presence of the composer),
Howard Blake (composer of 'The Snowman') Serenade for Winds
Arthur Bird Suite in D for 10 Winds
conductor Tim Reynish

Worleston Music School 9th Professional Concert

@ Worleston Village Hall this Sunday 24th September


Family concert @ 4.30pm




Berwald Grand Septet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH-mIhogLIg&t=296s


Beethoven Septet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5vciYlfk8


Musicians      Clarinet - Kat Browning (Ex - RNCM post graduate @ freelance player)

                      Bassoon - Andrew Bassey (Ex - RNCM ex principal bsn National Chamber Orchestra and PACOFS (South Africa))

                      Horn - Peter Richards (Ex - RNCM Chamber Orchestra of Europe & freelance player)

                      Violin -  Alison Loram (Ex - Birmingham Conservatoire & freelance player)

                      Viola  - Andrea Gilliatt (Ex - RNCM ex principal viola @ Halle Orchestra)

                      Cello - Ruth Henley (Ex - Birmingham Conservatoire & freelance player)

                      Bass - Graeme Hollingdale (Professional freelance basis based in Oxford)


It is a honour, privilege and a joy for me to get experienced professional musicians together to perform really great and beautiful music live in our community, and I would  like to continue to diversify the concerts greatly. I am hoping these concerts will be a joy and inspiration to you, friends and family.



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Previous concerts

Worleston Music School 10th Professional Concert

@ Worleston Village Hall this Sunday 8th October


Family concert @ 4.30pm



Beethoven Sextet for Winds Op. 71https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltam-hmeC8U

Mozart Serenade for Wind Sextet KV3785 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNE8NbChp70

Krommer Partita for Wind Sextet

Weber  Adagio and Rondo for wind Sextet

Clarinets: Kat Browning & Paul Freeman

Bassoons: Andrew Bassey & Charlotte Curwen

Horns; Adrian Norris & Chris Pople

St Mary's Church, Acton. Arts Festival concert Saturday 15th July. Student Concert
Daniel Bassey Horn
Timothy Bassey Horn
Matthew Bassey Tuba
Andrew Bassey (Dad) on Piano, Horn and Bassoon
Worleston Music School (est. January 2016)
upcoming events

2nd Student Recital
4pm 17th  June  2017
Wettenhall Church
Long Lane CW7 4DN

Free concert - donations to a local school, church funds and Music School Concerts fund (so come along and even support the community)

Concert includes:
Student performances on a variety of instruments including bassoon, cello, violin, piano, flute. clarinet and trombone, a bassoon trio, and string group, and flautist Katy with ’The Carnival of Venice’ Variations - AND students collaborating in the first ever Worleston Music School Orchestra with over 40 players in a piece written by Music Director and teacher Andrew; ’Naseby Academic Festival'.


7th Wind Ensemble Concert
4.30pm 2nd June 2017
Church Minshall Village Hall
Muslin Row CW5 6EW

£7 and £2 (school age children)
Family concert
Norse Legend Frank Bridge (1979-1941)
Serenade Op. 104 Saloman Jadassohn (1831-1902)
Pavane pour une Enfante Défunte Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Dixtour for Wind Ensemble George Enescu (1881-1955)

A wonderfully and intensely romantic programme conducted by our mentor Dr Timothy Reynish (ex RNCM head of Wind and percussion and international conductor, writer, critic, adjudicator and teacher), and 10 wonderfully talented wind musicians mainly ex Royal Northern College of Music professionals. New instrument in this concert is the Cor Anglais (which means English Horn) - a kind of tenor oboe, so yes double reed, with a beautifully warm and yet mournful tone.

Flutes:      Julie Lloyd & Gabi Lipshen
Oboes:     Debbie Fuller & Vanessa Hanson-Morris (cor anglais)
Clarinets:  John Priest & Paul Freeman
Horns:      Adrian Norris & Chris Pople
Bassoons: Andrew Bassey & Charlotte Curwen

Please go to our website for details of lessons. We are very keen for people to learn orchestral instruments with special consideration for the so called endangered instruments particularly double reeds. Please contact us for information about half price oboe and bassoon lessons.


Please come to and event and tell others.

Many thanks, Andrew

George Enescu dixtour op. 14. conductor Tim Reynish. Concert 2nd July 2017

Ravel Pavane
Frank Bridge Norse Legend
Jaddasohn serenade op. 104 2of2
Jaddasohn serenade op. 104 10f2

Sunday 23rd April 2017. Tea in the Tower at Acton Church. featuring advanced students! 3pm

Tea in the Tower at St Mary's Church, Acton, CW5 8LE

Performance 3pm – 4pm Sunday 23rd April 2017

Featuring some advanced students from

Worleston Music School


 Largo and Allegro from Sonata no. 3 for 2 flutes Loeillet

Flutes: Katy Adkins and Andrew Bassey


 Sword Dance for horn and Piano by Guy Woolfenden

Horn: Daniel Bassey           Piano: Andrew Bassey


Song for Suzie for Tuba and Piano by Philip Sparke

Tuba: Matthew Bassey          Piano: Andrew Bassey

Allegro, Largo and Allegro from Vivaldi Flute concerto in D minor

Flute: Katy Adkins                 Piano: Andrew Bassey


 Hornpipe for Tuba and Piano

Tuba: Matthew Bassey              Piano: Andrew Bassey


Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart arr. For horn quartet

Horns: Daniel Bassey, Timothy Bassey, Nick Smith and Andrew Bassey


Allegro from Flute Duet in G major Beethoven

Flutes: Katy Adkins and Andrew Bassey


The Hunters Chorus from Der Frischultz, by Weber arr. For 4 horns

Horns: Daniel Bassey, Timothy Bassey, Nick Smith and Andrew Bassey





Wind Chamber Music Concert
4.30pm 9th April
Church Minshall Village Hall
Conductor: Dr Tim Reynish
£7, £2 Children

Come and here more music for Wind Dectet, featuring Andrew and many ex-RNCM's under the direction of one of the world's highly recognised wind experts.

Programme to include
Guy Woofenden's 2nd Serenade in memory of William Waterhouse
Bernard Emil's gorgeous Divertissment for Winds
and maybe some Haydn and Warlock

Please join us on the 9th April at 4.30pm for wonderful music and afternoon tea and cakes.

Donations to CHURCH and SCHOOL
11th February 4pm at St Oswald's Church

Come and hear Andrew's students perform on various orchestral instruments and piano at different levels. Worleston Music School started in January 2016. This is the first of our student recitals and we have the pleasure of hearing local cleric Rev Anne Lawson singing. The concert starts a 4pm in the afternoon, Please come and support and give generously.
Andrew is a very experienced teacher; while in Northampton he produced about 140 exam successes every year from his 180 students in the local schools.
Concert 22nd January 2017 featuring wind chamber music of Richard Strauss and Adam Gorb. 4.30pm at Worleston Village Hall.
Strauss Serenade
Strauss Suite
Gorb Symphony in C

Concert 6pm Sunday 13th November 2016 at Worleston Village Hall, Nantwich CW5 6DN.

International concert pianist performs in Worleston.

It gives us enormous pleasure to introduce Andrew Wilde to perform Mozart's wonderful music for Piano and Wind Quintet with experienced wind players who all attended the Royal Northern College of Music.

Andrew Wilde (born 1965) is an English classical pianist. Wilde studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the city where he is still based. His music teachers included Ryszard Bakst.

Wilde plays often as a recitalist, and has a particular affinity for the music of Chopin, however he also has a wide concerto repertoire. Wilde has performed with the following English orchestras: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the Americas he has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington) and Dallas Symphony Orchestra,

His discography includes Haydn sonatas.

In 2006 he marked the Mozart anniversary by a series of concerts of the violin sonatas with the Hungarian violinist Vilmos Szabadi.

Please download and print and/or just share. Hope to see you there. Many thanks, Andrew

Music of Guy Woolfenden OBE: conductor Dr Tim Reynish


6pm 23rd October 2016


at Worleston Village Hall, Main Road Worleston, CW5 6DN





Please click here for a recent obituary of Guy Woolfenden OBE



For those that have been to our previous 2 concerts this performance will feature a new instrument to our wind ensemble – the flute.


Tim Reynish, who spoke movingly at the funeral of a life long friend, fellow horn player and colleague, Guy Woolfenden OBE, is coming again to Worleston to conduct 2 of Guy’s wonderful wind chamber works.  Guy spent 27 years as music director at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, so much of his music has been influenced by Shakespeare.


Woolfenden’s lovely serenade Suite Française for 8 woodwind instruments (that’s pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoon), was commissioned and dedicated to Val Brodie, director of music of Rugby Music Centre and first performed at Rugby Music Festival on May 22nd 1991. Guy conducts Suite Française https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9OVUSpu6gg&app=desktop


The delightful Serenade for Sophia, was written to celebrate the birth of Guy’s first grandchild and is dedicated with love and affection to her. This piece contains a Caribbean influence in the 2nd movement entitled Dance which is based on a Calypso. His music is thoroughly original and witty. The music is written for complete wind dectet which is pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons.


The other works in the concert are by the Frenchman Charles Gounod – his exceptional Petite Symphonie for wind nonet (that’s one flute, and pairs of oboes, clarinets bassoons and horns) composed in 1888.


Also the exciting  and dramatic Sinfonietta by the Swiss born German Romantic  composer Joachim Raff for full wind dectet written in 1873.


The next concert features  the international recognised solos pianist Andrew Wilde on piano in Mozart’s Piano and Wind Quintet in Eb. on 13th November 2016


The first Worleston Music School student recital will now take place at St Oswald’s Church at 4pm on Saturday, 18th February 2017. This is a charity concert and all funds raised will go to the St Oswarld’s Church and to Worleston Primary School for their Mini bus appeal, so please come and give generously.


Many thanks,

Andrew Bassey

Worleston Music School

Orchestral instrument learning for children and adults.

Introductory lesson and trial of instruments free!


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