Cherubim Youth Music Festival 2017

Friday 8th September – 19:00

Compton Marbling Barns, Fonthill Gifford, SP3 6SG

Percussion at the Edge – making sound come alive

Sam Wilson & George Barton open a new window on the exciting world of percussion – with a computer light show by Sam Steer, and stunning harp music from the award-winning Heather Brooks.

The programme includes two familiar pieces by Steve Reich, Bach arranged for tuned percussion, the incredibly delicacy of Keiko Abe’s Dream of the Cherry Blossoms, traditional African polyrhythms, Maxwell Davies’ big hit Farewell to Stromness and the pièce de resistance Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Bernstein. As a contrast harpist Heather Brooks performs Fire Dance by David Watkins and the virtuoso Rhapsodise by Marcel Grandjany.

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Saturday 9th September – 19:00

Compton Marbling Barns, Fonthill Gifford, SP3 6SG

Summer Music – Autumn Sunlight

Cherubim Chamber Soloists (directed from the viola by William Benham) with with Daniel Bovey, guitar and Heather Brooks, harp.

A rich feast of popular orchestral music, including Handel’s Water Music and Bach’s Fourth Brandenburg Concerto.

There will also be Debussy & Ravel’s two lovely impressionist pieces for harp and orchestra played on the Cherubim concert harp by Heather Brooks, whose performance in Tisbury last year drew a huge audience. She is now a Wigmore Hall veteran, with two performances this year.

And 20thC music too: Stephen Dodgson’s Pastoral Sonata featuring the guitar of Daniel Bovey – whom we lent his first guitar 12 years ago and now, after study at the Royal Academy of Music, a rising stars of the guitar world, recently returned from a solo concert tour of California. We’re hoping that the Pastoral Sonata’s first performer Julian Bream will be able to attend. The evening will also see the premiere of Michael Maxwell Steer’s Lament for Jo Cox for string orchestra.

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Sunday 10th September – 16:00 

Victoria Hall, Tisbury High St, SP3 6HF

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Marvellous Music

A family show for kids of all ages. Rebecca Kenny leads a spell-binding journey through the weird and magical world of Roald Dahl’s stories with brilliant new scores for the Magnard Wind Ensemble by Paul Patterson (RAM Head of Composition) and Martin Butler.

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