BGS Meeting 17th February 2018

Seventeen of us met together on 17th February to enjoy another session of guitar music.

John had found us an unusual piece for sight-reading – Burglar Bill by Felix Godin arranged for four guitars by Debbie Burford. The music was headed ‘misterioso’. After playing through a couple of times, we began to hear the burglar’s stealthy movements and realise the potential for creating a creepy atmosphere.

Then we got down to polish our ensemble playing of the Irish Connemara Suite which we will play at the Bromley Festival on Sunday the 4th of March. Our last rehearsal will be on the evening before the festival.

After Trevor’s refreshments in the break, members treated us to a variety of solo guitar

Marion El Pano Maruno (trad. arr. Cornelius Bruinsma)
 Charlie (Cornelius Bruinsma)
Tom March  (Johann Kaspar Mertz)
 Barcarole (Johann Kaspar Mertz)
John Gavotte (J S Bach)
Freddie Sons de Carrilhoes (João Pernambuco)
 My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart, arr. F.Carvalho)
John M. Alba (Hans Haug)
Rob Lasciati Avvolgere (Giorgio Signorile)
 Cavatina (Stanley Myers)

The evening finished with another escapade with Burglar Bill.

Please visit the Current Ensemble Repertoire page to see the pieces we are currently working on.

Upcoming Events

Members might be interested in the following local events

Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas and Catherine Lee perform at the St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham on 3rd May 2018

Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas is widely recognised as an ambassador both for the music and musicians of his native country, Cuba. A sophisticated virtuoso, the Havana-born guitarist has performed at prestigious venues across the country. He has given live performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC London.

Tonight he joins forces with the cellist Catherine Lee for an evening of classical favourites

More details and tickets here: Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas and Catherine Lee

Taro Takeuchi at Horniman Museum

15:30 - 16:00

Internationally acclaimed early guitar player and lutenist, Taro Takeuchi, will present a programme using several instruments similar to those in our string instrument displays.

Taro Takeuchi was born in Kyoto, Japan. He studied law in St. Paul University in Tokyo, and early music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He has been in great demand as a soloist and ensemble player, and worked with The Royal Opera House, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Berlin Philharmonic, as well as Sir Simon Rattle and Nigel Kennedy. 

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