Category Archives: Barnes Concert Band

Barnes Fair 2013

Saturday 13 July 2013, 4.15pm

Barnes Green, SW13

Barnes Concert Band

I’m delighted to have been invited back so soon as guest conductor with Barnes Concert Band for the annual summer highlight that is topping the bill at Barnes Fair.

Barnes Fair website


Holst at the Barnes Music Festival

Sunday 17 March 2013, 6.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Barnes, SW13

Barnes Concert Band
John Colet Singers

2013 is the centenary of composer Gustav Holst living in Barnes from 1908 to 1913 and plans are in hand to celebrate with the inaugural Barnes Music Festival, a weeklong series of musical events. Within the theme of Holst and the English tradition events include orchestral pieces, choral works, film and jazz performances, including world premieres of new works, featuring internationally known artists and local groups.

Barnes Concert Band will be performing Holst’s seminal First Suite and other works in a joint concert with the John Colet Singers.

Programme to include:

Holst: First Suite in E flat
Holst: Songs of the West

Tickets are £12 and £10 – visit the Barnes Music Festival website for details and booking.

Barnes Concert Band’s second young soloists competition

Saturday 2 March 2013, 7.30pm

Richmond Park Academy, East Sheen SW14 8RG

Barnes Concert Band

This is the second year that BCB has organised a young soloists’ competition, auditioning musicians from the surrounding boroughs and choosing a select number to perform in concert with the band.

This year we are thrilled to welcome Tom Bithell and Nina Pryce to perform with us.

Coates: Dambusters March
Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday
arr. Ricketts: Satchmo!
Martin Ellerby: Neapolitan Serenade – with Tom Bithell (solo flute)
Holst: First Suite in E flat
Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean suite
Goedicke: Concert Etude – with Nina Pryce (solo trumpet)
Guy Woolfenden: Gallimaufry

The last Christmas before the Olympics

Sunday 4 December 2011, 2.30pm

Wathen Hall, Barnes, SW13

Barnes Concert Band

A charity concert in support of local charity FiSH, a neighbourhood voluntary care scheme in Barnes.

John Williams: The Olympic Spirit
Vangelis: Theme from Chariots of Fire
Arnold Steck: Sporting Occasion
Hammond/Bettis: One Moment in Time
John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Irving Berlin: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
David Barker: Scherzo from A Christmas Suite
Clare Grundman: Three Carols for Christmas
Slade: Merry Christmas Everybody
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride