Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Promoted by: St. Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Time: Saturday, 16 February 2019, at 1:00pm
Place: St Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Description: Programme


Clare Beesley (flute) and Peter Churchill (accordion)
Flute favourites with an accordion twist!

A.Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Il Gardellino
i) Allegro
ii) Cantabile
iii) Allegro

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Flute Concerto in D Major, KV 314
i) Allegro aperto
ii) Andante ma non troppo
iii) Allegro

G. Paggi (1806-1887) – Rimembranze Napoletane

G. Fauré (1845-1924) - Sicilienne

B. Godard (1849-1895) - Valse from Suite de Trios Morceaux

Clare Beesley
Enjoys a varied career as a flute-player, with specialism in historical performance practice on early flutes. She holds BA and Master degrees from both the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) and Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (The Netherlands), receiving a distinction from the latter in historical performance in 2006.
Clare works with Concerto Amsterdam, Collegium Musicum Den Haag and Accademia Amsterdam, and recently with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Combattimento, and Música Temprana. She has toured Europe-wide with Renaissance flute consort Catch As Catch Can and flute-lute duo Chelys Sonora, and works with UK pianists Gary Branch and Pete Churchill. Clare is an enthusiastic teacher and ensemble coach. She has tutored on the annual chamber music course ‘Baroque Week’ since 2010 and serves as an examiner for ABRSM.

Peter Churchill
Originally from Kingston-Upon-Thames, Peter Churchill studied piano and double bass as a junior exhibitioner at The Royal College Of Mu-sic before graduating in music in 1984 as an organ scholar at Corpus Christi College Oxford. After several years working in church music he became self employed as a community musician and has been based in Birmingham for the last 25 years.
An eclectic musician, Peter currently earns a living by running several prison choirs, directing Birmingham's Choir With No Name, whose members come from the homeless or ex-homeless community and playing accordion with mega-folk band The Destroyers.
He has recently enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the piano accor-dion as an accompanying instrument. The button structure of the left hand lends itself very readily to the Baroque basso continuo, and the gradation of tone colour possible on the instrument makes it emi-nently suitable for orchestral reduction.
Tickets: The Lunchtime Concert has Free Admission with a retiring Collection and lasts approximately an hour.
Contact: John Baker

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