TEAS & COFFEES SERVED from 10am LUNCHES SERVED from 12noon
12.30pm at St George’s Church:
LIZ LE GROVE
Elizabeth Le Grove is Director of Academic Studies at the Royal Marines School of Music, and a highly accomplished Organist.
St George’s Church, Waterlooville, 7.30pm - licensed bar opens 7pm
TICKETS £6 IN ADVANCE, TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR - PRICE £7
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
THE WATERLOOVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
a magical programme of pieces dedicated to creatures great and small, performed by the Waterlooville Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, a group of musicians specially chosen and brought together for this concert.
Matt Dennison – Violin
Matt began his musical career within the Royal Marines Band Service, leading the orchestra on board HMY Britannia. After leaving the services, Matt continued to build his reputation as a freelance violinist, working with many orchestras and chamber ensembles around the UK. Alongside his playing career, Matt is also the Managing Director of Kaleidoscope Music Ltd, a company providing performers, logistical support, stage management and technical facilities to organisers of major events around the South of England. To relax from both business and music, Matt enjoys a good 10-15 hours table tennis playing each week.
Becky Hill – Viola
Becky was brought up in Uxbridge, Middlesex, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is Director of Music at the Portsmouth High Prep School and is also a freelance musician and music teacher, teaching violin, viola, singing and class music lessons in the local area. Becky has been chair of the Portsmouth Schools’ Music Festival for the past 14 years and has led the viola section in the Havant Symphony Orchestra for the past 30 years. She also plays in many local orchestras and ensembles on the south coast, most particularly with the Nadina String Quartet. She is married to Andy, a trombonist, and they live happily in Waterlooville with their cat Frankie. Becky’s viola and bow were made by her mum, Pam Pearce.
Tony Gutteridge – ‘Cello
Tony started the cello at the age of eleven and has played orchestral and chamber music ever since. For over 50 years he has been closely involved with the Havant Orchestras and has played chamber music with many noted local musicians including Jack Perks, Ernest Barr, Rob Blanken and Karen Kingsley. He is a founder member of the Dolce String Quartet.
David Cain – Double Bass/Organ
David is Director of Music at St. George’s Waterlooville where he is, alongside a very talented group of singers and players, responsible for organising the music. He is a Master’s Graduate of the Open University, an Associate of Trinity College London and a Colleague of the Royal College of Organists. Whist not often spotted playing the double bass, he was for many years principal bass in his local youth orchestra before becoming principal bass and orchestral manager of his local amateur orchestra. More recently he has played at the Royal Albert Hall with the All Souls’ Orchestra and locally with Solent Symphony Orchestra. Amongst David’s other musical commitments he is secretary of the Portsmouth & District Organists’ Association and Organs’ Adviser for the Diocese of Portsmouth.
Karen Kingsley - Piano
Karen studied with Jean Harvey at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining prizes and commendations for solo and ensemble performances. She is a regular concerto soloist, her repertoire including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gerhardt, Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Rubinstein and Shostakovich.
Included in the programme this evening will be a complete performance of Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major (D667) -The Trout.
FAREHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 - SPECIAL INSTRUMENTAL AWARD
The young instrumentalist who is the winner of the Special Instrumental Award at this year’s Fareham Music Festival receives, as part of the prize, the opportunity to make a guest solo performance at Waterlooville Music Festival. This solo performance is included in this Monday evening Concert.
The winner of the Special Instrumental Award, Fareham Music Festival 2023, is Markus Simojoki (Piano).
Markus Simojoki began playing the piano at the age of five. He took up violin when he was six and viola three years later. He is also fortunate to have had an organ scholarship at St Mary's, Portsea for the past year. He spends much of his free time practising and making music; piano is his first love. He plays viola in the National Children's Orchestra and enjoys being part of ad hoc school jazz ensembles on the piano, as well as regularly accompanying other students and playing church services. He was delighted to win the recital prize at this year's Portsmouth Music Festival on the piano.