King Edward's Music

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

KES Carol Service


King Edward's School, Birmingham, Carol Service

Tuesday, 13 December at 1930
St. Philip’s Cathedral

Sung by KES Choir and instrumental ensemble.

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From the Lunchtime Recital on 24 November



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Our thanks to Mr. Ash for the photographs.

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

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Thursday, 8 December at 1310
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Corelli Quartet – Beth Zheng, violin; Melissa Yuan, violin; Melissa Yao, viola; and Isabel Russell, ‘cello.
Matthias Madden, saxophone
Charlotte Chapman, oboe
Nathan Appanna, clarinet

works by McGarry, Woods, Maurice, Marcello, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Monti, including the first movement of Shostakovich’s Second String Quartet

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

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Thursday, 24 November at 1310
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik op.24, no.2
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks

Wind Quintet: Isla Atay, flute; Charlotte Chapman, oboe; Philippa Kent, horn; Peter Murphy, clarinet; and Rhea Suribhatla, bassoon.

Stravinsky Ensemble: Isla Atay, flute; Peter Murphy, clarinet; Edward Hodge, clarinet; Rhea Suribhatla, bassoon; Philippa Kent, horn; Jedidiah Cheung, violin; Beth Zheng, violin; Jessica Tedd, violin; Ivy Lao, violin; David Millross, viola; Eben Gutteridge, viola; Junias Wong, viola; Isabel Russell, ‘cello; Beatrice Beardmore, ‘cello; Shriya Sanghera, ‘cello; Anumita Bagchi, double bass.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Performers’ Platform

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Tuesday, 22 November at 1830
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Bronagh Lee, violin
Daniel Li, viola
Jieyi Li, flute
Jiaqi Cao, violin
Shirom Aggarwal, alto saxophone
Jessie Zhao, piano
Rosy Heneghan, voice
David Millross, voice
String Quartet: Ivy Lau, violin; Zoe Yap, violin; Junias Wong, viola; and Beatrice Beardmore, ‘cello.

works by De Falla, Brahms, Hindemith, Frank, Bozza, Sinding, Vieuxtemps, Purcell and Schumann, including the third movement of Dvořák’s String Quartet no.12, op.96

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This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Instrumental Evening – strings

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Monday, 21 November at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by string players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Recital at the Barber Institute

King Edward's School music department at the Barber Institute

Friday, 11 November at 1310
Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Jedidiah Cheung, violin
Isla Atay, flute
Daniel Yue, violin; Eugene Toso, ‘cello; Lauren Zhang, piano

works by Mendelssohn, Sarasate, Bach, McGuire, Prokofiev, and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Trio no.2 op.92

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Woodwind and brass evening

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Monday, 7 November at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by woodwind and brass players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Boys from King Edward’s School sing on BBC Radio 3

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham: choral evensong at Birmingham Cathedral

Boys from King Edward’s School will sing with Birmingham Cathedral Choir on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday, 19 October at 1530.

You can read more about the broadcast here:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z7dcw

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John Joubert’s Jane Eyre

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham: Jane Eyre by John Joubert, world premiere

Jane Eyre, an opera in two acts
Tuesday, 25 October at 1930, Ruddock Hall

April Fredrick, soprano
David Stout, baritone
English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods, conductor

Since its first publication in 1847, Charlotte Bronte’s fatalistic masterpiece Jane Eyre has inspired countless re-readings and retellings. Now, marking Bronte’s 200th  anniversary and his own 90th  birthday, the revered British composer John Joubert will finally see the world premiere concert and recording of Jane Eyre, his long-awaited third opera. The unforgettable tale of an obsessive love threatened by an unutterable secret, the opera has been more than 20 years in the gestation. It is, says conductor Kenneth Woods, “Joubert’s undoubted magnum opus”.
With a single public showing as an amateur production some years ago, Joubert has since substantially revised it for this official world premiere, but the idea had taken root as far back as 1969. That’s when, while writing his song-cycle, Six Poems Of Emily Bronte, he was drawn into the world of the Bronte sisters and, inexorably, Jane Eyre. The result is a major operatic work, with a score of translucent beauty, of foreboding; suffused with a sense of the destiny that may hold terrors, may hold love – but may not be withheld.

Learn more about the production by visiting:  www.eso.co.uk/jane-eyre- the-opera

You can buy tickets at: tickets.ruddockpac.co.uk

From the Performers’ Platform at the Ruddock Hall

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Our thanks to Miss Walsh for the photographs.

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

From the Piano Evening at the Ruddock Hall

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Performers’ Platform

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Tuesday, 11 October at 1830
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Eben Gutteridge, viola
Indu Appanna, piano
Richard Franklin, flute
Junias Wong, viola
Philippa Kent, horn
Eugene Toso, ‘cello
Rhea Takhar, oboe
Renee Chang, violin; Daniel Li, viola; Enoch Cheung, ‘cello, and Lauren Zhang, piano

works by Glazunov, Granados, Bach, Ten Have, Strauss, Shostakovich, and Poulenc

including Mendelssohn Piano Quartet op.1, no.1.

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This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Piano evening

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Monday, 10 October at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by pianists from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

Programme to include Beethoven Piano Trio op.1, no.1 played by Gabriel Wong, violin, Eugene Toso, ‘cello, and Bryan Chang, piano.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

From the Miss Davis Memorial Recital at the Ruddock Hall

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Our thanks to Mr. Ash for the photographs.

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Music at King Edward's School Birmingham Lunchtime Recital

Thursday, 29 September at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Philip Edwards, violin and Naomi Bazlov, piano
Richard Chapman, trombone
Lauren Zhang, piano

works by Elgar, Ysaÿe, Bernstein, Guilmant, Schubert/Liszt, and the 1st movement of Rachmaninov’s Second Sonata

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls