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

Programme:

  • 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

RFDO’s 25th Anniversary Concert

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Published on: May 10, 2018

The Royal Forest Of Dean Orchestra celebrates 25 years with this concert.

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018     

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: The Forest Theatre, College, Forest Of Dean Campus, Monmouth Road, Berry Hill, Coleford. Gloucestershire GL16 7JT O/S Ref: SO 581125

Programme:

  • Rach Piano Concerto no. 1
  • Freya Ireland: Commissioned work for the orchestra celebrating the 25th Anniv. -Serpents Of the Dean
  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Orchestral prelude: ‘Rhosymedre’
  • Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 in E minor. Op. 95 B.178  ‘From The New World’

 

Conductor:  Glyn Oxley

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Soloist: Adam Heron – Glocs. young music of the year 2016, Piano category finalist BBC young musician of the year 2018.

Tickets:  Adults £10/concessions £8 (over 65/unwaged). Free entry to those still at school. Tickets available on the door.

Programmes: £1

Retiring Collection: TBA

Refreshments: Will be available

 

RFODO Christmas Concert 2nd December 2017

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Published on: September 17, 2017

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2017

Start Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Coleford Baptist Church
Programme:

  • Rossini: The Thieving Magpie Overture
  • Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
  • Dvorak: A Selection Of The Best Known Slavonic Dances
  • Schumann: Symphony No.4

Conductor:
Leader:       Ros Taunton

Tickets: £8 (concessions £6) on door
Free entry to those still at school.

Programmes: £1
Retiring Collection: Monetary donations for The Forest Foodbank

Refreshments: Will be available

Parking: Parking is free in Coleford in the evenings. The car park next to the Church is likely to be full with orchestra members cars. The roads in the centre of Coleford will be closed during the day and early evening for the Christmas Market and Light  Switch On. Although the advance warning signs say 10.00 -20.00 hours maximum we have been told that the roads should hopefully be open by  about 18.30.

By the way, our next concert will be at Newnham On Severn Church. Keep the date  17th March 2018 in your diaries.

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Important Dates
  • Saturday Dec 8th 3pm: Christmas Children’s Concert at Coleford Baptist Church
  • Saturday March 21st 7.30pm: Spring Concert at Newnham Church
  • Saturday July 4th 7.30pm: Summer Concert at Newland Church
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