Middlewich and District Concerts Society


Saturday 29th March 2014

“Before They Become Famous VII”
Always an exciting mix of styles and sounds from students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music.
This year we will be entertained by :-
Lucy Pond (Flute)
Alex Flanders (Trumpet)
Kate De Campos (Viola)
Grace O'Malley (Soprano)

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Post-Concert Report
This year's students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music chosen to entertain us were
Lucy Pond                   Alex Flanders                        Kate De Campos                  Grace O'Malley
(all accompanied by David Jones - Piano)


Alex Flanders, Trumpet

Flor Peeters: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (ii: Aria)

Busser: Andante et Scherzo

 Grace O’Malley, Voice

Bellini: Vaga luna, che inargenti

Trad: Blow the Wind Southerly

JS Bach arr. Gounod: Ave Maria

 Lucy Pond, Flute

Ferrou: Trois Pieces pour Flute Seule (iii: ToanYan)

 Kate De Campos, Viola

Rebecca Clarke: Morpheus




Lucy Pond, Flute

Phillipe Gaubert: Ballade pour Flute et Piano

Kate De Campos, Viola

Schumann: Marchenbilder (i: Nicht Schnell)

Faure: Piece

 Alex Flanders, Flugel Horn / Trumpet

Errol Garnet: Misty

Bozza: Badinage

 Grace O’Malley, Voice

Caldara: Sebben Crudele (from La constanza in amor vince l’inganno)

Morricone: Nella Fantasia

Novello: We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again

Final Bow
All pictures were taken during the concert (by Roger Evans)

Once again students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music provided an enthusiastic audience with a series of fine performances in an exceptional evening of music making at our concert in March.

Alex Flanders (trumpet) opened the concert with pieces by Flor Peeters and Busser, not house-hold names, but the music was quite melodic and approachable. He returned later to give an effective rendition of “Misty” (Errol Garner) and finished with “Badinage” by Bozza.

Grace O’Malley produced a rich mezzo-soprano tone with which she sang an aria by Bellini, “Blow the Wind Southerly” and the Bach / Gounod “Ave Maria”.  She ended the concert with “We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again” (Novello).

Lucy Pond played a splendid flute solo by Ferroud and “Balade pour Flute et Piano” (Philippe Gaubert). The fourth student was Kate de Campos (viola). She played “Morpheus”, a remarkably evocative piece by Rebecca Clarke, part of Schumann’s “Marchenbilder” and a test piece by Faure.

David Jones provided suitably apt piano accompaniment where appropriate.