Join Bristol Ensemble online for a joyful and celebratory half hour Christmas concert featuring festive orchestral music, one of Jeremy Little’s legendary xylophone solos, and a special film version of Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Antonio Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons (special film version)
Crosby/Berlin White Christmas
Merlin Happy Snowman
A.Gillies Mexican Christmas
Roger Huckle violin (soloist in Vivaldi’s Winter)
Kat Kleve soprano (White Christmas)
Indira Cepero soprano (Feliz Navidad)
Jeremy Little xylophone
Simon Kodurand violin
Emil Huckle Kleve violin
Hugh Blogg violin
Carl Hill viola
Juliet McCarthy cello
Jub Davis double bass
Stephanie Gilbert flute
Imogen Triner oboe
David Pagett clarinet
Gavin Wells trumpet
Helen Reid piano
Graham Bradley percussion
The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks (IWM 1917 film by G Malins & JB McDowell).
Music by Laura Rossi
William Goodchild conductor
With a short talk by Dr Toby Haggith from the Imperial War Museums
The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks is the official film of the British Army’s autumn campaign on the Somme, which ran from September to November 1916.
In 2012, the Imperial War Museums commissioned Laura Rossi to compose music in five movements to accompany the different sections of the film.
Join the Bristol Ensemble at Redland Hall, Redmaids’ High School, to hear this poignant music performed live to accompany a screening of the film. The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks contains haunting images of trench warfare, notably of the mud that beset the battlefields, the waves of troops advancing into no man’s land, the use of horses and the first views of the ‘Tank’; the secret weapon which it was hoped would break the military deadlock on the Western Front.