IDESTA SAXOPHONE DUO (Kezia Lovick Jones and Martha Cullen) appearing by permission of the Royal Northern College of Music on 18 January 2022 at 7.30 pm at Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE. Tickets are £12 each and may be ordered in advance from 01205 366018 or bostonconcertclub@gmail.com

PROGRAMME

Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767

Sonata No 2 from 6 Canonic Sonatas

Gregory Wanamaker b 1968

Zippy!

Marc Mellitts b 1966

Black

Matthew Brown b 1985

A Cottage on Fire

Graham Fitkin b 1963

Braemar

Astor Piazzolla 1921-1992 arr K Lovick-Jones

Vayamos al diablo: Allegro Tangabile: Verano Porteno

INTERVAL

George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 and Johann Halvorsen 1864-1935 arr Idesta Duo

Passacaglia

Bela Bartok 1881-1945 arr Martha Cullen

A Selection from 44 Duos for Two Violins

Paul Bonneau 1918-1995

Caprice en Forme de Valse

Rob Buckland

Soundscapes

Roshanne Etezady b 1973

Glint

“HEXACHORDIA” Early Music Trio at Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE on 21st December 2021 at 7.30 pm there is parking on site (Rowley Road entrance).

BIOGRAPHIES

Tony Scheuregger – Tony studied for a music degree in Cambridge where he specialised in composition. Having worked for some time as a classroom music teacher, Tony went on to write music for video and television, including a number of title tracks for Virgin video books and the main TV channels. His interest in early music goes back to the mid 1970s but was re-engaged in the mid 1990s when he formed the costume band, Minstrels Gallery, with whom he has recorded six CDs. Tony now concentrates on plucked string instruments and has studied lute with the internationally-acclaimed lutenist Jacob Heringman. 

Sarah Doig – Sarah’s musical education started at an early age after she pestered her father, an accomplished pianist and organist, for piano lessons. She later learned the cello and studied the organ with Harrison Oxley at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Sarah undertook a music degree at Lancaster University, specialising in medieval music under Professor Roger Bray. It was whilst a student that she swapped the cello for the double bass. Sarah’s double bass playing continued during her fifteen years in London. She has since transferred her talents to the viol family and to the lute. Sarah also owns and plays virginals modelled on Queen Elizabeth the First’s own keyboard instrument. 

Jane Scheuregger – Jane is a talented multi-instrumentalist and singer. She was Head Chorister of St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir, achieving a St Cecilia senior choristers’ award. As a student Jane performed at many music festivals and orchestral courses, and played principal bassoon with the Suffolk Symphony Orchestra. Jane has played recorder for most of her life as well as specialising in shawm, crumhorn, bagpipe and curtal for many years with costume band, Minstrels Gallery, which she formed with husband Tony. Jane’s experience as a choral singer is used to bring a “natural” singing style to her performances with Hexachordia.

Tickets are £12 in advance or at the door . They can be ordered in advance from 01205 366018 or from bostonconcertclub@gmail.com Students and children can enter free of charge.

PROGRAMME

IN THE FIELDS IN FROST AND SNOW Music, mirth and merriment for the festive season in words and music performed by Hexachordia

Veni Veni Emmanuel – Anon

When I See Winter Return – Colin Muset

Angelus ad Virginem – Anon

From “A New Year’s Gift to Sir Simeon Steward” by Robert Herrick, 1628

On the Cold Ground – John Playford

Jolly Shepherd – Thomas Ravenscroft

In the Fields in Frost and Snow – John Playford

From “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare

Hollis Berrie – Anon

Ah Robin, Gentle Robin – William Cornish

“Then Comes the Day” by Thomas Kirchmaier, 1553

Basse Dance Magdalena – Pierre Attaingnant

Coventry Carol – Anon

From “Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry” by Thomas Tusser, 1573

Gaudete – Anon

From “A New Year’s Gift to Sir Simeon Steward” by Robert Herrick, 1628

Personent Hodie – Anon

Saltarello – Anon

“All This Night” by William Austin (1587-1633)

The Lute Book Lullaby – William Ballet

Es ist ein Ros’ Entsprungen – Michael Praetorius

“King Herod and the Cock” (English Traditional)

Ballet des Coqs – Michael Praetorius

In Ducli Jubilo – Michael Praetorius

The Waits – John Playford

From “The Anatomie of Abuses” by Philip Stubbes, 1583

Sussex Carol – Anon

From “A New Year’s Gift to Sir Simeon Steward” by Robert Herrick, 1628

The Lord Souche’s Maske – Thomas Morley

Drive the Cold Winter Away – Broadside Ballad

INTERVAL

Stella Splendens – Anon

“Make We Merry” (English Traditional, before 1536)

Bring us in Good Ale – Anon

From “The Form of Cury” (fourteenth century MS)

From an anonymous, fifteenth-century poem

Pease Branle – Thoinot Arbeau

Montard Branle – Micha von Wolgemut

“Ceremonies for Christmas” by Robert Herrick, 1648

Sans Day Carol – Anon

Galliard, The New Year’s Gift – Anthony Holborne

“A Christmas Garland” (Anonymous)

Recercada Segunda – Diego Ortiz

From “A New Year’s Gift to Sir Simeon Steward” by Robert Herrick, 1628

Branle d’Officiel – Thoinot Arbeau

“Wassail the Trees” by Robert Herrick, 1648

Here we Come a Wassailing – Anon

HEXACHORDIA

Tony Scheuregger – lute, renaissance guitar, gittern, recorders, tabor, pellet bells, voice

Sarah Doig – viols, vielle, recorder, voice

Jane Scheuregger – voice, recorders, crumhorn, bagpipes, shaker, gittern, shawm

Contact: 01603 454402 & 07786 057484; info@hexachordia.com; www.hexachordia.com

Hexachordia will be happy to answer your questions about the music and their instruments during the interval and at the end of the concert.

They also have their CDs (£10 each) and their book about early musical instruments (£3) on sale today.

HEXACHORDIA

TOM DALE & NICO BURI GUITAR DUO

Tom Dale and Nico Buri will give a concert at Boston Grammar School on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 7.30 pm.Tickets may be obtained from Mrs V Robinson on 01205 366018 or send your details to bostonconcertclub@gmail.com. Tickets cost £12. Children and Students attend free of charge. Free parking is available via the Rowley Road PE21 6JE entrance.

PROGRAMME

FERDINANDO CARULLI

Serenade No 1 in A major Op 96

i. Largo maestoso

ii. Allegretto moderato

iii. Larghetto

iv. Finale

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ

Mallorca Op 202

MARIO CASTELNUEVO-TEDESCO

Prelude and Fugue No 7 in C# minor

MANUEL MARÌA PONCE

Sonata III

i. Allegro moderato

ii. Chanson

iii. Allegro non troppo

J S BACH

Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor BWV 1003

ii. Fuga

Interval

FRANZ SCHUBERT arr J MERTZ

6 Songs

i. Lob der Thränen

ii. Liebesbotschaft

iii. Aufenhalt

GIULIO REGONDI

Air Varié de l’opera de Bellini

J S BACH

Sonata for Solo Violin in C major BWV 1005

ii. Fuga

MÀXIMO DIEGO PUJOL

Tres Piezas de Otono

i. Arbolado

ii. Sombrio

iii. Avenida Centenario

Guitarists Nico Buri and Tom Dale met at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in September 2019 where they are currently studying with world-renowned guitarist, Craig Ogden. Both skilled improvisers, they initially played together in a flamenco fusion project at the RNCM Opera Theatre in February, 2020. This project also gave them an opportunity to work with successful South African cellist, Abel Selacoe.

From this early work in a predominantly improvisatory setting, Nico and Tom began to explore the duo repertoire for classical guitar with an early emphasis on Latin American compositions, notably those of Astor Piazzolla and Maximo Diego Pujol. Lockdown meant that their first public performance couldn’t take place until June 2021 at RNCM’s Carol Nash Recital Room but since then they have gained attention and acclaim for performances both within and outside the RNCM.

Now expanding their repertoire to cover a broad period and style of guitar music, Nico and Tom are preparing for a busy year of concerts alongside their ongoing undergraduate studies.

Nico Buri is a 20 year old guitarist from Zurich, Switzerland. He began playing the classical guitar at the age of 9 and his fascination for the instrument and its endless possibilities has grown ever since. He is the only RNCM guitarist to have reached the finals of the RNCM Gold Medal Competition in his second undergraduate year. He has also been prize-winner at competitions in Italy, Germany and Switzerland and has performed in masterclasses for world-class performers including Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukic, Marco Tamayo and Aniello Desiderio. Prior to coming to the UK, Nico performed with the successful Swiss Youth Guitar Ensemble for over six years, along with other ensembles and chamber groups touring through Germany, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands. Nico plays a 2018 Kirschner Double-Top guitar.

Born in Lincolnshire, Tom Dale is a diverse and multi-skilled musician who began studying the guitar at the age of 8. He is currently in his 3rd year at the Royal Northern College of Music. Tom won all the music awards at his grammar school, received a distinction for his Grade 8 ABRSM exam and went on to achieve the ARSM Diploma in 2018. Tom has performed in a wide range of musical settings from leading an indie rock band to performing gypsy jazz, Afrobeat, in musical theatre and on acoustic guitar. On classical guitar he is an experienced solo performer but has also played regularly in ensembles, duos and in mixed chamber groupings and has achieved first class results in his RNCM recitals to date. Tom plays a 2020 Sam McClaren Spruce Concert Classical guitar.

Nico Buri and Tom Dale appear by kind permission of the RNCM.

Nico Buri

Tom Dale

NEW SEASON 2021/2022

Our new season which will be the 71st begins on 19th October 2021. Concerts will be held at the Grammar School in Boston and will begin at 7.30 pm.

19th October 2021 –THE TEMPEST FLUTE TRIO

16th November 2021 – GUITAR DUO From the Royal Northern College of Music

21st December 2021 – HEXACHORDIA an Early Music Ensemble

18th January 2022 – IDESTA SAXOPHONE DUO From the Royal Northern College of Music

15th February 2022 – ANTOINE PREAT – Piano NFMS Young Musician

15th March 2022 – ALKYONA STRING QUARTET