In the third of our summer concerts we welcome not just one, but four first time “Tuesdays Till Two” performers, when Capital Horns, a quartet of fine young horn players from London’s Royal Academy of Music, will play a fun programme that will blow away the musical cobwebs as it ranges from classical to barbershop and pop.
As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.
Lowell E. Shaw – Frippery No.8
Mozart – Marriage of Figaro Overture
Jan Koetsier – Cinq Nouvelles
Joseph Landers – Nocturne in Blue and Green
Frippery Suite – Lowell E. Shaw
– Thomas Tallis arr. S.Payne – If ye Love me
– Bruckner arr. S Payne – Locus Iste
– Palestrina arr. S Payne – Sicut Cervus
Nikolai Tcherepnin – Horn Quartet
– 1 Nocturne
– 4 Choeur Danse
– 3 La Chasse
About Capital Horns:
Capital Horns showcases some of the country’s leading young Horn players in an ensemble that captures the real, cultured sound of the Horn Quartet.
The four members of the quartet are (from left to right in the photo on the left) Joshua Bartram, Timothy Doyle, Elliott Howley, and Steve Payne.
Shortly after forming in 2015, the quartet quickly found its own sound and began to tackle some of the more challenging repertoire for the ensemble. The Horn Quartet, not the most prevalent of chamber music formations, poses challenges in terms of repertoire as on the whole, original repertoire for this formation is more difficult to obtain, as opposed to the more well established brass quintet catalogue, therefore many of the quartet’s programmes contain either third party arrangements or arrangements produced by members of the group themselves.
The ensemble is made up of current students of the Royal Academy of Music. The quartet has worked with world renowned horn players and chamber music coaches including Radovan Vlatkovic, Roger Montgomery, Marie-Luise Neunecker and Michael Thompson as well as Matt Knight and Simon Cox from one of the country’s leading brass chamber groups ‘Septura’. Having been ‘Highly Commended’ in The Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize 2017, Capital Horns has been striving to really get its sound heard, with concerts across the country and even an international venture on the horizon.
Outside of the Quartet, each member is a very competent solo performer and Orchestral musician, with countless competition wins between them and many positions secured in some of Britain’s finest young Orchestras, including ‘The United Nations Orchestra’, ‘London Mahler Orchestra’ and ‘Britten-Pears Orchestra’. Recently all members have worked with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, James Newton Howard and Edward Gardner OBE respectively, having performed in iconic venues across the country, including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and The Royal Festival Hall.
Capital Horns has a busy year of festivals and concerts to look forward to and has started working very closely with world-renowned conductor, researcher and lecturer Raymond Holden on Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra, which it hopes to perform at The Royal Academy of Music this Summer.