Photos from our concerts in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

Chipping Sodbury Music Society aims to bring together lovers of different types of music and musicians in a friendly, convivial atmosphere.

" we had such an enjoyable concert..many good memories ...we would love to play again..any time ..... all best wishes to you all ,"

 

Kirsten Hellier

 

(Artisans Quartett)

March 2018

 

 

 

"Thank you so much for a really lovely day yesterday. We were so pleased to be invited back for your 70th Anniversary year and enjoyed the concert and the audience reaction immensely.

Thank you so much for your hospitality, help and the beautiful roses.

 

Best wishes

 

From Keziah, Harriet, Lizzy and Eleanor"

 

4 Girls 4 Harps

22 Feb 2018

 

We are delighted that Cadeaux & Co have agreed to sell tickets for all our concerts from their outlet in Hatheralls Yard, Chipping Sodbury.

Our Patron - Trevor Herbert

 

We are delighted to welcome our new Patron, Trevor Herbert, who will be taking over from Jack Russell in time for our 70th Anniversary celebrations next season. It has been a pleasure to work with Jack and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his support.

 

Trevor is well-known locally for his association with Hobbs House Bakery but also has a long-standing interest in music, particularly choral works. He is currently a member of Stroud Choral Society and performs with them regularly. Trevor and his family have supported our Society for many years and we look forward to enjoying a future of listening to great music together.

 

 

Concerts for the Chipping Sodbury Music Society are performed in the historic setting of

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall


Visitors:

"I want to thank you once again for making our first visit to the Chipping Sodbury Music Society such an enjoyable experience last night. The hall set-up, piano and general ambiance were impeccable.. . . . It goes without saying that we would love to return sometime"

 

Dominic Alldis

 

Dominis Alldis Trio

April 2018

Tuesday 9th Oct 2018 at 7:30 pm

 

Jonathan Radford

Saxaphone

 

and

 

Christine Zerafa

Piano

 

 

 

Jonathan Radford initially studied at Chetham’s School of Music. Jonathan continued his musical education in France at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris (CNSM) becoming the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world-famous saxophone class.

 

Described as ‘the most gifted saxophonist of his generation’ by Scottish saxophonist and composer Richard Ingham

 

www.jonathanradfordsaxophone.com

 

 

London based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various venues and festivals in Malta, the United States and across the United Kingdom. She has frequently appeared at major London venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, and she has also performed live on BBC Radio 3.

 

www.pianoaccompanists.com/profile-christine-zerafa

 

Programme

 

 

DEBUSSY, Claude (1862-1918) -

 

Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Piano

 

 

VITALI, Tomaso (1663-1745) -

 

Chaconne in g Minor

arr. for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

 

 

RACHMANINOFF, Sergei (1873-1943) -

 

Vocalise, op.34 no.14

arr. for alto saxophone and piano

 

 

GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907) -

 

Violin Sonata No.1 Op.8

arr. for soprano saxophone and piano

 

I.Allegro con brio

II.Allegretto quasi andantino

III.Allegro molto vivace

 

 

 

 

ALBENIZ, Isaac (1860-1909) -

 

Suite Española op.47

arr. for saxophone and piano

no.1 Granada

no.5 Asturias

 

 

VIVANCOS, Bernat (1973-) -

 

Moustik for solo alto saxophone

 

 

PIAZZOLLA, Astor (1921-1992) -

 

Histoire du Tango

arr. for soprano saxophone and piano

Bordel 1900

Café 1930

Nightclub 1960

 

 

GERSHWIN George (1898-1937) -

 

Rhapsody in Blue arr. for soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and piano

Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7:30 pm

 

 

Andreas Moutsioulis

 

Solo Guitar

 

 

Andreas Moutsioulis is a Greek-born guitarist and arranger with extensive experience across a variety of music genres. His western music studies together with the music of his middle-eastern roots have brought him close to different musical styles since an early age. This background of classical, pop, folk and world music has led him to the idea of blending and combining all these styles.

 

 

Having studied classical guitar at the Municipal Conservatoire of Thessaloniki, the Ionian University of Greece and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Andreas began performing professionally at the age of 16. His appearances include concerts as a classical guitarist as well as performances as a session guitarist with bands and orchestras.

 

 

Andreous Moutsioulis wbesite

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 7:30 pm

 

 

Sophia Lisovskaya piano

 

and

 

Sergey Levitin violin

 

You will be delighted to hear that Sophia Lisovskaya will be returning to give another breath-taking recital, bringing with her the violinist Sergey Levitin. He is Co-Concert Master for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

 

Sophia Lisovskaya was born in Moscow into a family of professional musicians. Having shown early promise she gave her first public performance at the age of six in Moscow’s Museum of Fine Art, one of Sviatoslav Richter’s favourite venues, and has since continued to follow the grand tradition of the old Russian School with a lineage of professors leading directly back to the great figures of Neuhaus, Sofronitsky and Scriabin.

 

Sophia Lisovskaya website

 

Born in Russia, Sergey Levitin studied in St.Petersburg and Vienna where his teachers were Aaron Knaifel, Mark Komissarov, Mikhail Gantwarg and Igor Ozim. In 1996 he was appointed Concert Master of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov) Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. With that orchestra, Levitin toured worldwide and took part in many recording projects for Philips Classics and Decca including Shostakovich’s symphonies and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

 

Sergey Levitin website

Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7:30 pm

 

Syrinx Baroque Wind Ensemble

 

Syrinx:

a water nymph who transformed herself into a reed to escape the amorous advances of the god Pan.

 

Syrinx is an ensemble dedicated to the performance of historical wind music.

 

From 14th to 18th centuries wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance and it is the group’s aim to recreate this impressive tradition.

 

A celebration of 400 years of double reeds from wild shawms and bagpipes to refined baroque oboes and bassoon, by way of virtuousic renaissance music for dulcians. Syrinx will be playing as a quartet, bringing a wide array of ancient instruments …. and reeds!!

 

 

Members of the group can be heard playing in many of the world’s leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Stagione Frankfurt, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, The Sixteen and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

 

Syrinx Wind Ensemble website

Tuesday 12th March at 7:30 pm

 

The South Gloucestershire

Music Hub.

 

A concert of music by the most talented you musicians in South Gloucestershire Schools.

 

The South Gloucestershire Music Hub provides high quality music education and music opportunities to over 6000 children and young people each week. You don't want to miss this performance by various groups from the Centres around the area.

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7:30 pm

 

The Ardeton String Ensemble

 

 

Established in 2002, the Ardeton Ensemble combines talented string players with a passion for chamber music and a creative flair for session playing.

 

On the concert platform they give lively and energetic performances of mainstream repertoire and the more unusual, where their individual personalities and styles come to the fore. In the studio they bring an eclectic taste and experience which allows them to create the perfect sounds in any situation. Highly educated and widely experienced, electric performances with sparkly instruments aren't their thing - full-toned, expressive playing on quality acoustic instruments is.

 

The ensemble has performed across the UK and beyond. They have appeared in concert for various music societies and festivals including a tour of Norway, and are frequently rebooked by public demand. As session strings they have appeared on Sky, BBC and ITV, have played on film soundtracks, and can be heard with a variety of contemporary artists on the radio around the world, as well as summer festival appearences - check out our storefront below or search us on Spotify.

 

 

 

The Ardeton website

Tuesday 7th May at 7:30 pm

 

Carismático Tango Band

 

Enjoy a night of Tango Nuevo and musical virtuosity with Carismático.

 

Carismático is the brainchild of Karen Street who is known as one of the UK’s leading accordionists. She was contacted by Argentinian composer and pianist, Saul Cosentino, back in 2016 asking her to look at some of his compositions. This led Karen to create her ideal Tango band to perform his brilliant, emotionally charged compositions. She has added to the group’s repertoire with arrangements of classic Astor Piazzolla and her own creative and nuanced compositions.

 

 

"Having my own Tango Band is something I have thought of creating for many years. By chance Argentinian Composer and Pianist, Saúl Cosentino made contact and very generously sent me some of his music to play. I was so enthused I knew I had to finally put together my ideal Tango Band to play his music, explore other Tango inspired composers and write for the band myself".

 

Karen Street

 

Carismático Tango Band website

 

Seating is open

for all our events.

 

Please contact us beforehand on 01454 315741

if you have any special requirements.

 

We will do our best to help.