We are really looking forward to this concert. Preparing the music has been both musically rewarding and stimulating. Every song is a gem and there are so many connections to be found between the songs. We’ve had lots of encouraging comments from a wide range of friends and supporters and are delighted to see that tickets are going quickly now as we approach the concert. We hope to see many of you there.
Catherine and Andrew will be performing their first concert together in the brave new ‘post lockdown’ world. It’s a full evening concert at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester. The programme begins with songs by John Dowland and ends with songs by Joni Mitchell. What’s the connection? Both are very personal and direct songs of love, loss, despair and hope. In between there are the sparkling songs of Rodrigo, the colourful tales of Sor and Villa-Lobos’ epic Bachianas Brasileiras No 5.
We hope that you will join us for an evening of Songs and Ayres as we celebrate the return of live music.
2020 was a year when we all stopped. Concerts were cancelled or postponed. Fortunately, the guitar can be a solo instrument so I was able to continue to make music even though I could not share it either in rehearsal or concert. This is a collection of the music that I’ve been playing over the past 6 months in my music room. Much of it is reflective in nature and so the title for the collection became obvious.
Information about how to stream or obtain a CD copy will follow soon.
Tim Pells and Andrew Allen will be performing a lunchtime concert at Lion Walk Church in Colchester on Wednesday 27th May at 1:00. Music by Ginastera, Lindsey Clark and Machado.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ this concert did not take place. We hope to be able to perform the concert in the 2020/2021 season once the lunchtime concerts are running again.
Andrew performed a lunchtime concert of music by Tansman, Towner, Pernambuco and Machado at Lion Walk Church in Colchester on Wednesday 19th February.
More information here: Lion Walk Lunchtime Concerts
The original date of the 15th October, 2020 had to be rescheduled. The rescheduled date of 18th May, 2021 also had to be postponed. The concert is now scheduled to take place on the 21st January, 2022. We hope that this concert, which we are all really looking forward to performing, will take place at last in January!
Catherine May and Andrew Allen will be joined by Tim Pells (guitar), Michael Allen (percussion) and Mary Pells (‘cello) for a performance of Joni Mitchell’s iconic album Blue at the Colchester Arts Centre. The first half of the concert will include a selection of songs that set the context for Blue. The second half of the concert will be a complete performance of all of the songs on the album.
Catherine May and Andrew Allen will be performing in the lunchtime concert series at St Mary le Tower on Tuesday the 19th November at 1:10.
Sor: Three Sequidillas
Rodrigo: Three Spanish songs
Granados: Three Tonadillas
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 5, Modinha
Catherine and Andrew will be performing a concert of music by Francesco Moretti, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Franz Schubert.
The concert starts at 1:00 pm and is free. (retiring collection for chosen charities)
Find out more here: https://www.lionwalkchurch.org/lunchtime-concerts/
I will be performing with Catherine May on the 6th June at Lion Walk. The programme will include Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasillerias No 5, Sor: Sequidillas and Rodrigo: Three Spanish Songs
My next performance in Colchester will be in the Lion Walk Lunchtime series on the 28th of February. The programme is entitled Castles of Spain. I will be performing Moreno-Torrobas suite Castles of Spain together with pieces in the Spanish style by Granados and Albeniz.
Admission is free. 1.00 pm, light lunches are available from 12.15.