Music and Afternoon Tea for Ukraine

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Published on: March 3, 2022

Date:  Sunday March 13th 2022    

Start Time: 2-4 pm

Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Parkend, Gloucestershire



Spring Concert 2022

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Published on: February 22, 2022

Date:  Saturday April 2nd 2022    

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Newnham On Severn St. Peter’s Church


  • Joseph Bologne, le Chevalier de Saint-George: Symphony No. 2 in D
  • Janacek: Two Movements from Idyll for Strings
  • Cimarosa*: Oboe Concerto
  • Ives: The Unanswered Question
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1


Conductor:  Fiona Crawley and Caron de Burgh*

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Soloist:        Grace Lewis

Tickets:  Adults £10 including programme. On the door. Free entry to those still at school.

Programmes: Available to download here

Retiring Collection: Cancer Research UK

Refreshments: Will be available

Next concert: 16th July St. Paul’s Church. Parkend

The Royal Forest Of Dean Spring Concert 2019

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Published on: February 7, 2019


Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019     

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Newnham Church


  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
  • Delius: On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)


Conductor:  Stefano Boccacci

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Soloist: Chris Gibbons (Clarinettist)

Tickets:  Adults £8/concessions £6. Free entry to those still at school.

Programmes: £1

Retiring Collection: Newnham St Peter’s CofE Primary School

Refreshments: Will be available

Christopher Gibbons

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Published on: February 7, 2019


Full to side profile shot of Christopher Gibbons and bottom end of clarinet. Chris wears a white shirt.
Christopher Gibbons

After completing his BMus at Cardiff University, Christopher Gibbons went on to gain an MMus in solo performance at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), graduating in 2016 with a distinction.


Since then, 26-year-old Christopher, who lives in Yorkley Wood, has built an increasingly busy schedule as a teacher and freelance musician.


As a clarinettist, Christopher has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Chipping Campden Festival Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has played concerts in Germany, Italy and Croatia and regularly works around the UK with pianist Sandie Middleton.


As a conductor, Christopher leads Redland Wind Band in Bristol and directs the Pillowell Singers. He created Duality Winds in affiliation with Gloucestershire Music, and took this group of advanced young wind players to success at the national Music For Youth festival in Birmingham.


Christopher was a finalist in the RNCM concerto competition and also enjoys mixed medium performances. He took part in The Wave, a semi improvised performance in collaboration with Jonathan Dove and sculptor Tania Kovats at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, and has also worked with current Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir.

He will be playing at the Royal Forest Of Dean’s Spring Concert on the 30th March 2019 at Newnham Church. We look forward to hearing him as soloist in Mozart’s iconic Clarinet Concert in A

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16th July 2022: Summer Concert, Parkend Church. Glocs.

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