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Rotary Club Spring Classical Concert

When I went along to the Rotary Club Spring Classical Concert last Saturday night at St Thomas' Church
I found myself hooked to every note by the quality of the performances.

Featuring the Cantabile String Quartet (courtesy of London Guildhall School of Music & Drama), The Becket Singers
and young local musicians Oliver Farrant, Harry O'Keefe and Martin Wray, with accompanist David Silkoff, we heard
music from Mozart, Corelli, Bach, Elgar, Gershwin, Joplin , Dvorak, Haydn, Beethoven and Stanford.

The three soloists dazzled us with polished professional and engaging performances that took the music off the page
and sent it right down the church.


The concert also raised funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Saint Francis Hospice.

And tonight on Phoenix FM, here was what I played in the seven o'clock hour.

The Non-Classical Classic
Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby

Air from Water Music - Handel

Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
as played by the Chelmsford Sinfonietta

'You're so cool' - Tyler Rix

The Wind Down
Choral Dance - Cafe del Mar

Prelude, Fugue and Ciacona - Dietrich Buxtehude
played by Robert Poyser, recorded live in Brentwood Cathedral

Toccata in A - Paradies
arranged by the David Rees Williams Trio

The Film Classic
Julius Caesar - Nigel Hess

Trumpet Tune - Purcell

Never say goodbye - Hayley Westenra

'Adiemus' - Karl Jenkins

And it was eight o'clock, and it was Jules (complete with Summer Groove CD)
Enjoy! And see you next Monday

Ed & Monday Classics from your local radio station, Phoenix FM

** The Phoenix FM Classical Events Guide  **

Wednesday 13th May at 8.00pm
Spring Concert by Brentwood Cathedral Girls' Choir
Directed by Sophie Biebuyck
Admission free - retiring collection

Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm
Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
Sophie Biebuyck - Soprano
Bishops Hill Adult Community College
Orchestral and Vocal Concert of music by composers from Britain, Russia and Scandinavia
Details: www.

Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm
The Stondon Singers
Priory Church of St Laurence
Tickets £10, £8 concessions from James Dace and son, Broomfield Roadm, Chelmsford

Wednesday 20th May at 1.00 - 1.40pm
Organ Recital by David Schmidt
Brentwood Cathedral
Admission Free - retiring collection

Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm
Basildon Operatic Society
'Carousel' - Rodgers and Hammerstein
Details: 01245 222267

Friday 29th May at 1.00pm - 1.45pm
Sophie Biebuyck - Soprano
St Thomas' Church, Brentwood
Sandwiches and drinks on sale from 12.30pm
Admission Free - retiring collection

Friday 5th June at 7.30pm
Purcell 350th Anniversary concert
The Cathedral Choir with Baroque Ensemble
with James Bowman, Timothy Travers-Brown - counter tenors
Peter Nardone - conductor
Tickets available from The Cathedral Box Office tel 01245 294486

Sunday 20th September at 3.00pm
Benjamin Grosvenor in Concert at Brentwood Theatre

Kapustin 3 Concert Studies Opus 40
Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Chopin Berceuse
Chopin Scherzo Opus 39
Chopin Nocturne C Sharp Minor
Ravel Ondine
Ravel La Valse

Tickets are priced at £15 (£12 concessions) with children 16 and under just £5
Further details, booking at


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