2015-16 Season



13th October




Roaring Fork Quintet


French Horn - Steve Macallister

Flute - Estelle Greeley

Clarinet - Anne Scolding-Perrett

Oboe - Jennifer Mears

Bassoon - Eleanor Whitfield


The Roaring Fork Quintet was formed in early 2010 by five of the West of England’s leading wind players. The group take their name from a work by the distinguished American composer Eric Ewazen, his “Roaring Fork Wind Quintet”, which is a key work from their repertoire and which shares the same qualities that they seek to display in their playing – freshness, dynamism and accessibility. The five members of Roaring Fork thoroughly enjoy playing together as an ensemble, and hope that this enthusiasm comes across in their playing.






10th November



Antara Flute and Harp Duo





Flute - Thomas Hancox

Harp - Rachel Wick


Thomas Hancox, flute, and Rachel Wick, harp, started playing together in 2007, when they met while studying at St Peter's College, University of Oxford. They are now much in demand throughout the country, with performances at the Cheltenham, St Davids, and Spitalfields festivals, and in venues including the Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, Kensington Palace, Penshurst Place, and Lauderdale House. They have also been guest artists on cruises for P&O and Fred Olsen.




8th December



Sweet Rhythm


Percussion, vocals - Debbie Arthurs


Debbie Arthurs makes a welcome return to Chipping Sodbury, not with the Charleston Chasers but with her Sweet Rhythm Band playing Vintage Jazz at its best.

All the hits from the 1920s and 1930s.




9th February



Bristol Chamber Choir


Conductor - Gordon Pullin


The Bristol Chamber Choir traces its history back to 1837 when the Bristol Madrigal Society was founded to "promote madrigal singing in the city", and the first singing meeting was held on 1 March 1837 at the Montague Inn, Kingsdown (destroyed in World War II). Except for the years of World War II, the Society has rehearsed and given concerts ever since




8th March



The Marylebone Trio


Bassoon - Alexandra Davidson

Oboe - Jemma Bausor

Clarinet - Helen James


The Marylebone Trio is a classical woodwind trio formed in 2003 by postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then the trio has been working regularly together, touring the UK and beyond giving recitals, running education concerts and workshops.




12th April



Harbour Winds


Horn - Justin Hayward

Flute - Pippa Craggs

Oboe - Jennifer Mears

Clarinet - Isabelle Miller

Bassoon - Phillippa Dunston


Harbour winds are a Bristol-based wind quintet formed in 2010. Since then they have become known for their concert performances, and also appearances in more informal contexts. The quintet aim to present programmes that combine well-known repertoire with more unusual works. The quintet's members all play regularly in local orchestras including the Bristol Metropolitan, Bristol Classical Players.






17th May



Andreas Moutsioulis




Andreas Moutsioulis is a Greek-born guitarist and arranger, with performing experience in Europe and America. His compelling stage presence, together with his exceptional musical sensitivity, places him among the most gifted players of his generation.

Together with performing, Andreas devotes time to teaching. Living in Bristol UK at present, he teaches a number of promising students. Being a fan of technology, he also teaches students all around the world through Skype