Thornbury Autumn Concert

Bristol Ensemble

Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams Greensleeves
Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto ‘La tempesta di mare’ RV 433
John Carmichael Flute Sextet
Ástor Piazzolla Autumn in Buenos Aires
Antonia Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons RV 293

Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle
Roger Armstrong flute

Members of the Bristol Ensemble, Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra led by violinist Roger Huckle, will once again visit Thornbury with a concert of popular classical music.

Following six previous Thornbury Autumn concerts, Roger has chosen a selection of seasonal, melodic orchestral delights with pieces by Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, Carmichael and Piazzolla.

Vaughan Williams’ composition The Lark Ascending was first performed in Shirehampton in 1920 in its original arrangement for violin and piano. This uplifting and vibrant piece cannot fail to please all. Also by Vaughan Williams, Greensleeves written in 1928, was arranged by Ralph Greaves and performed in 1934.

Vivaldi’s composition, flute concerto in F major La tempesta di mare, was published in the late 1720s. This, the first of six flute concertos and in the Baroque style, is as popular now as it was then.

Australian born John Carmichael wrote his Flute Sextet during the last decade. This is followed by two seasonal pieces entitled Autumn, the first by Piazzolla and the second returning to Vivaldi. Piazzolla came to the fore in the 1950s with a slant towards jazz and tangos. Vivaldi, very popular in his time, composed his Autumn piece around a theme of new wine and hunting.

It will be a unique experience to hear members of the Bristol Ensemble in the United Reformed Church in Chapel Street, Thornbury. The Bristol Ensemble is a musician’s collective inspired and led by Roger Huckle, bringing together the best of the region’s performers noted for their accessible and passionate performances.

The eagerly awaited concert is organised by the Armstrong Arts Group as part of the fundraising for the Armstrong Hall Redevelopment Project.

Tickets £16, available from Thornbury Town Hall or by phoning 01454 850933.