A Time Traveller’s Christmas Concert – Monday 19th December 2022

We’re so excited 🎶….

Our tradition of a Broadstone Music Series Christmas orchestral concert is back this year with lots of musical and acting treats performed by our talented young musicians alongside professional musicians.

Our varied programme promises to be a night to remember, starting with a special surprise Time travel story introduction performed by young actors from Yarrells school, and joined by some of our talented young musician soloists!
We are joined by senior young singing stars including Alexandra Burstow performing two Messiah excerpts with our Camerata, Sophia Brown performing “I Have Patiently Waited” from Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio and Ella Wegman will sing “A Hymn to the Virgin” by Edmund Rubbra. You’ll hear some stunning chamber ensembles, and young talented violin soloists Ollie Tooley & Freya Svedberg in a performance of a movement from Bach’s double concerto as well as award winning clarinet soloist Jason Button performing Czardas by Monti. Our SoundStorm Sinfonia with some seasonal music from Handel, to Mozart and even a Broadway medley will be performed by our most senior young musicians alongside professionals, conducted by popular BSO’s Kevin Smith.

We are delighted to present this concert as a conclusion to the wonderful music making by all ages in our Poole Society for Young Musicians charity during 2022. We look forward to another action packed 2023!

Biographies for our young solo Singers:

Based in Dorset, soprano Alexandra Burstow studied at Parkstone Grammar, currently on a gap year preparing for conservatoire study at Royal Birmingham in September 2023, where she was offered a place at audition. She has extensive choral experience, as a chorister and Choral Scholar at St Stephens Church with Ian Harrison and in PGS’ Bella Voce, where she loved supporting the music department. Alexandra is Choral Scholar at Beaulieu Abbey in the New Forest with George Richford as well as at St Peter’s Dorchester with Ian Davis. Alexandra started formal singing lessons with Joy Atkinson in 2015, now preparing for her ATCL Singing Diploma. Although her solo singing career is only just beginning, she has sung as a soloist at many concerts, singing at Bournemouth Male Voice Choir concerts and as a soprano soloist in Vivaldi Gloria and some solos in Monteverdi Vespers with Bournemouth Sinfonietta choir, as well as soloist in Durufle Requiem at Christchurch Priory. Alexandra is online here:  Instagram: alexandrabsoprano
Facebook: Alexandra Burstow- Soprano 

Ella-Louise Wellman is a soprano vocalist, trumpeter and soprano
saxophonist who is currently auditioning for conservatoires as a
classical singer. She has a wide range of performance experience both
as a soloist and in different groups, exploring genres such as antique
arias, 20th century music, Lieder, jazz as well as classical and
romantic period music.

Mezzo Soprano Sophia Brown, currently studying for her A Levels at Parkstone Grammar School in Music, English Literature and Theatre Studies, is preparing for conservatoire study at Royal Northern College of Music in September 2023. Interested in music from a young age, Sophia has been a part of many music groups, such as Wessex Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, as well as her school’s selective chamber choir, bands, and orchestras where she both plays and conducts, performing a wide variety of works. Sophia started formal singing lessons with Andrew Foan in 2020, and is presently working towards completing her grade 8 in March 2023.