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December 2007

December 12th Andrew makes appearance as guest conductor of the South West Chamber Choir at their Christmas Concert, Ashburton, Devon.

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October 2007

October 7th

Performance of the Benedicite, Opus 6, in the presence of the Bishop of Exeter, by the Kelly College Choir, Kelly College Harvest Festival.

June 2007

June 9th

Second performance of the Tavistock Sings! commission, Grendel's End, (see May 3rd) by the Kelly Choral Society and the Kelly College Senior Choir, piano: Mary Mazur-Park, organ: Dr Sean Sweeney. Soloists: Ian Hardy (Hrothgar), James Rickard (Grendel), Edwina Smith (the Queen). The performance was conducted by the composer in the Chapel, Kelly College, Tavistock, Devon.

May 2007

May 2007

May 3rd

First triumphant performance of Tavistock Sings! Festival commission "Grendel's End", Tavistock Parish Church, 7.00pm.. This cantata for adult chorus, Devon school choirs (300 singers in all), piano and organ, is based on the Grendel episode, from the first masterpiece of English literature:  Beowulf . The text has been specially compiled and modernised by Professor Liam Snow.

The first performance received a standing ovation for the chorus and soloists: Jonathan Lewsey (Grendel), Mark Perry (Aelfric), Ian Hardy (King Hrothgar), Kate Walker (Queen), Mary Mazur-Park (piano) and Dr Sean Sweeney (organ). The participating choirs were: the Future Generation, Kelly Choral Society, Kelly Junior Choir, Kelly Senior Choir, Kelly College Preparatory School Choir, Manadon Vale Primary School, Milton Abbot Primary School and Tavistock Primary School Choir.



March 2007

March 2nd 2007

Andrew gives a very well received talk to the Newton Ferrers U3A Music Group about the Clarinet Concerto, which is about to be premiered. He is seen here with Group leader, Tony West, and other members (picture: Peter Holt)

March 10th 2007

Premiere performance of the Clarinet Concerto by the South West Sinfonietta, conductor Tim Boulton, soloist Peter Cigleris. St. Michael's Church, Teignmouth, Devon. 7.30pm.

March 11th 2007

Premiere Plymouth performance of the Clarinet Concerto by the South West Sinfonietta, conductor Tim Boulton, soloist Peter Cigleris. The Guildhall, Plymouth. 3.00pm.

February 14th

Laurence Perkins, one of the most celebrated of all British bassoonists, with his accompanist Michael Hancock are pictured here after giving the premiere performance of the Bassoon Sonata Opus 75, Kelly College Concert Society.