All concerts took place at Petersfield Festival Hall except for the recitals in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday lunchtime and Wednesday evening.


Liss Band and The Choir Company

Friday 14 March
7.30 pm

Liss Band, conducted by Ashley Kemp in its 40th anniversary year in concert with The Choir Company, conducted by Gary Jordan.


Choral Concert

Saturday 15 March
7.30 pm

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Soprano solos
Rutter: Requiem
Fernhurst and Petersfield Choral Societies • Midhurst Music Society
Soloists: Sofia Larsson, soprano • tba, treble
Chameleon Arts Ensemble • Richard Pearce, organ
Conductor: Paul Spicer


Youth Concert

Monday 17 March
7.00 pm

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.


Lunchtime Recital: Solos and Duos for Classical Guitar

Tuesday 18 March
1.00 pm
St Peter’s Church

Amanda Cook has performed and given master classes in the USA, South America and throughout Europe. In the UK her performances include the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place and The Sage Gateshead. Her highly acclaimed performances are always noted for their sensitive musicality and fluid technique.

Bridget Mermikides has performed as a soloist and ensemble player with artists such as John Williams, Paco Peña and with orchestras. She is also an experienced teacher, external examiner for the Royal College of Music and writes a monthly column for ‘Guitar Techniques’ magazine.


Evening Recital: Four Centuries of Organ Music

Wednesday 19 March
7.30 pm
St Peter’s Church

Introduced and performed by Sarah Baldock, organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral.


Youth Concert

Wednesday 19 March
7.00 pm

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.


The Petersfield Orchestra

Thursday 20 March
7.30 pm

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Leader: Helen Purchase • Soloist: Njabulo Madlala
Conductor: Robin Browning
www.petersfieldorchestra.org.uk


The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Friday 21 March
7.30 pm

Like the great bands of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ray Noble, Fletcher Henderson and Jack Hylton, this is the sound of their era. The music was the backdrop to events of world-shattering significance. Take a listen to the sounds that grew out of New York, New Orleans, Paris and Berlin in the 1920s. Hear the growling trumpet, the muted trombone, the wailing clarinet glissando over the steady throb of the rhythm section, as the smoky shaft of spotlight picks out the white tux and red carnation of the singer.

When it comes to authentic dance band and early swing music, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. It has always had access to the finest arrangements, the best musicians, and under the directorship of band leader and singer, Duncan Galloway, produces an immaculately presented show, full of fun, rhythm and laughter.


Handel’s Samson

Saturday 22 March
7.30 pm

Soloists: Alice Privett • Kate Howden • Rupert Charlesworth • Andrew Ashwin • Tristan Hambleton
Alton, Rogate and Petersfield Choral Societies
Southern Pro Musica
Conductor: Paul Spicer