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

The Royal Forest of Dean Christmas Concert 2018

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Published on: August 15, 2018
This year we are staging a Family Christmas Concert to include items from Berry Hill Primary School Choir and audience carols.


Date: Saturday 8th December 2018
Start time: 3:00pm
Venue: Coleford Baptist Church
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Bach: Pastorale from Christmas Oratorio
Mozart: Sleigh Ride from German Dances
Johann Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile
Waldteufel: The Skaters’ Waltz
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Conductor: Stefano Boccacci
Leader: Ros Taunton

Orchestra Music Available for Hire

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Published on: August 15, 2018

Handel Organ Concerto no.3
Bach Wedding Cantata
Sullivan The Gondoliers Suite
MacCunn Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Saint Saens Danse Macabre
Moss The Big Country
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (no solo part)
Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Parry Jerusalem
God Save the Queen
Elgar Enigma Variations – score only


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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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