2013 Season

December 2013

Classics by Candlelight
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

  • Kevin Smith
    Guest conductor
  • Sam Hanson
  • Helen Nicholas (piano)
  • Hannah Ely (soprano)
  • James Atkinson (bass)


  • Pre-concert Christmas music by young people from 7pm
  • Mozart
    Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K.488
    Allegro ~ Adagio ~ Allegro assai
    Soloist Helen Nicholas
  • Haydn
    Symphony No.45 (‘Farewell’) in F# minor
    Allegro assai ~ Adagio ~ Menuet: Allegretto ~ Finale: Presto – Adagio
  • Handel
    Aria: “Rejoice” ~ Recit: “Thus Saith The Lord” ~ Aria “But Who may Abide” ~ Hallelujah Chorus
    Soloists Hannah Ely and James Atkinson and a choir of local musicians

November 2013

Royal Academy of Music, Chamber Music Fellowship Award Winners
Alauda String Quartet
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

  • Franz Joseph Haydn
    The Seven Last Words of Christ for string quartet, Op.51 Nos. 1-7
    Introduzione – Maestoso ed Adagio, Sonata 1 – Largo, Sonata 2 – Grave e cantabile, Sonata 3 – Grave, Sonata 4 – Largo, Sonata 5 – Adagio, Sonata 6 – Lento, Sonata 7 – Largo, Presto e con tutta la forza
    Including “Poem After the Seven Last Words” by Mark Strand, read by members of the Dorset School of Acting
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Quartet Op.44 No. 2 in E minor
    Allegro assai appasionato, Scherzo – Allegro di molto, Andante, Presto agitato

September 2013

Gala concert
St Nicholas Church

  • Jennifer Curiel & Kate Turnbull – violin
  • Judith Preston & Alison Kay – viola
  • Stephanie Oade – cello
  • Helen Nicholas – piano


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    String Quintet in G minor, K.516
    Allegro – Menuetto: Allegretto – Adagio ma non troppo – Adagio – Allegro
  • Robert Schumann
    Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47
    Allegro brillante – In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente – Scherzo: Molto Vivace – Allegro ma non troppo

August 2013

Music for a summer evening
Recital with Tim Rathbone & Sam Hanson
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Five Melodies
  • Claude Debussy
    Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Allegro vivo  ~  Fantastique et léger  ~  Très animé
  • Johannes Brahms
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G minor
    Vivace ma non troppo  ~  Adagio  ~  Allegro molto moderato
  • George Gershwin / Jascha Heifetz –
    An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess Suite
    Summertime ~ A Woman is a Sometime Thing ~ My Man’s Gone Now ~ Bess, You is My Woman Now ~ It Ain’t Necessarily So

June 2013

Vintage tea Party

  • Mozart
    Flute quartet
    Barbara Brown, Peter Castle, Alison Kay, Kathy Jackson
  • Selection of songs
    Soprano Yolanda Harding, accompanied by Sam Hanson on piano
  • Mozart
    Oboe Quartet
    Sarah Shore, Peter Castle, Alison Kay, Kathy Jackson
  • Selection of duets and trios
    Polly and Helena Bartlett, and Nathalie Green-Buckley
  • Bournemouth Youth Handbell Team
    Daniel Bell, Rob Hardyman, Louise Shek, Lauren, Mae Milner, Julius, Jacob Bond, Maria Driver
  • Wessex Youth Brass Quintet
    Dominic Casey, Adam Collins, Chris Head, Tom Kidman, James King

June 2013

Recital with Rosalie Curlett, David Hedley & Su Yu
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

  • J. S. Bach
    Suite for solo cello No.3 in C major
    Prelude ~ Sarabande ~ Bourée 1 & 2 ~ Gigue
  • Benjamin Britten
    Four Metamorphoses after Ovid for Oboe
    Pan ~ Phaeton ~ Niobe ~ Bacchus
  • G. F. Handel
    Trio Sonata No. 1 in C minor
    Andante ~ Allegro ~ Andante ~ Allegro
  • S. Rachmaninov
    Cello Sonata, third Movement, Andante
  • Antonio Pasculli
    Gran concerto su temi dell’opera ‘I Vespri Siciliani’ di Verdi for Oboe and Piano
  • Bohuslav Martinů
    Variations on a Slovak folksong for cello and piano

April 2013

Spring Rhythms
Advanced young soloists recital
Broadstone United Reformed Church

  • Isabelle Atkinson – Soprano
    • AaronCopland
      Why do they shut me out of heaven?
    • Claude Debussy
    • Richard Strauss
  • Polly Bartlett – Oboe
    • Johann Hummel
      Introduction, Theme and Variation Op.102
  • Stacey Newlin – Viola
    • Robert Schumann
      Rasch from Märchenbuilder Op.113
  • Dominic Casey – Piano
    • Franz Schubert
      Impromptu in A flat Op.142 No.2
    • Cyril Scott
      Lotus Land
  • Nathalie Green-Buckley – Viola
    • York Bowen
  • James Atkinson – Baritone
    • George Butterworth
      Loveliest of Trees
    • Ivor Gurney
    • John Ireland
      Sea Fever
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Hai già vinta la causa!
  • Charlotte Brook – Flute
    • Franz Doppler
      Hungarian Fantasy
  • Jessamy Pullen – Viola
    • Rebecca Clarke
      Sonata (1st movement)
  • Stacey Newlin – Bassoon
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
      Flight of the Bumble Bee
  • Yip Mun Allen-piano
    • Frédéric Chopin
      Ballade No.1 Op.23
  • Tom Kidman – Trumpet
    • Alexander Arutiunian
      Trumpet Concerto

Accompanist – Duncan Honeybourne

February 2013

String and Brass Workshops
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

Led by Maxime Tortelier, Kate Turnbull, Robb Tooley & Ed Lockwood

February 2013

BSO Wind Principals Trio
St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen

  • Françaix
    Prelude ~ Allegretto Assai ~ Elegy
  • Schubert
    Impromptu in B flat for piano
    (Max Blass-Laker)
  • Mozart
    Divertimento No.1 in B flat Major
  • Mozart
    Là ci darem la mano
  • Ibert
    Cinq pièces en trio