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November 12th

The Sonata for Piano Duet Opus 43, is played by the Tong/Hasegawa Duo, Kelly College Concert Society, 7.45pm


15th October

First performance of the "Romance" for flute and harp opus 77 by Judith Hall (flute) and Deian Rowlands (harp). Kelly College Concert Society, 7.45pm



September 24th

First performance of a "Suite of Sweets" Opus 115 by the Canteloube Trio, Kelly College, Tavistock. The members of the Canteloube Trio are pictured below: Jennie-Lee Keetley, (oboe) Peter Cigleris (clarinet) and Fiona Troon (bassoon). To hear a recording of this work click here.

JUNE 2008

June 7th

The second performance of Sir Richard's Cap is given as part of the Kelly Choral Society and Kelly College Senior Choir's Choral Gala evening, Kelly College Chapel, Tavistock. the soloists are Kate Walker, Steven Phillips, Roseanna Perry and Ian Hardy.

MAY 2008

Pictured below. is soprano Kate Walker with the composer, at the first performance of "Three Browne Songs" Opus 111, which opened  the first event of the prestigious Dartmoor Literary Festival  in Tavistock Town Hall. For these songs Andrew returned to the poetry of the Jacobean pastoral poet William Browne c.1590-c.1645 who was born in Tavistock. He also provided the text for "The Faery Feast" Opus 12 (1998) and it is highly appropriate that settings of his poetry should be chosen to open the festival. The three poignant miniatures are: "The Rose", "Sing Soft" and "Adoration" and they were warmly received by the large, distinguished audience. To hear a recording of Kate and Andrew performing these songs, click here.

May 25th

The Missa Brevis Opus 112 (click HERE to listen) is performed by the South West Chamber Choir at Eucharist in Brecon Cathedral in the presence of the newly enthroned Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, Bishop John Davies.



May 31st

The first performance of the song cycle "Clare's Calendar" Opus 120, specially commissioned for the concert at Denston Parish Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The four poems, by the English peasant-poet John Clare (1793-1864),trace the progress of the rural year through each of the seasons. The performers are soprano Margaret Cooper, Simon Hewett Jones (violin), David Worswick (violin), and Andrew on the organ.

Pictured below, left, is John Clare; the next picture shows (l.-r.)  Simon Hewett Jones, David Worswick, Margaret Cooper, and Andrew Wilson, following the highly successful premiere (photo by Matthew Drayton). 


April 2008

April 23rd

As part of the preparations for the first performance of Sir Richard's Cap, Andrew ran a series of Choral Workshops in Devon Schools: Whitchurch CPS, Tavistock CPS and here he is seen in action with youngsters from Manadon Vale PS, Plymouth.


April 30th

First performance of "Sir Richard's Cap- a Tale of the Tamar", Opus 114, by soloists and massed choirs from West Devon, conductor Andrew M. Wilson. Tavistock Parish Church, 7.30pm.  This cantata is a commission from the Tavistock Festival of Music and the Arts. It tells the exciting story of how Sir Richard Edgecombe (twice mayor of Tavistock) escaped from Cotehele when pursued by Richard III's men after the failure of Buckingham's rebellion in 1483. For more details click here to go to the Sir Richard's Cap page. Alongside the portrait of Sir Richard himself, are the soloists at the first performance ( r.) Ian Hardy (Henry Tudor), Steven Phillips (Sir Richard Edgecombe), Kate Walker (Joan Edgecombe), Roseanne Perry (Piers Edgecombe) and Andrew. The piano was played by Mary Mazur-Park and the organ by Dr. Sean Sweeney.

March 2008

March 9th

Second performance of the Flute Sonata Opus 108 given by Lucille Burns and Catherine Milledge to the Weymouth Music Club, Dorset, 3.00pm.

March 15th

First performance of the "Missa Brevis" Opus 112 for a capella choir, given by the South West Chamber Choir, conducted by the composer, in Tavistock Parish Church.

February 2008

February 13th

First performance of the Flute Sonata Opus 108 by Lucille Burns (left) and Catherine Milledge (right). Kelly College Concert Society