Gateway Arts Concerts




Thursday 16th May at 4.30 p.m.

Richard Silk – harpsichord etc.




Thursday 23rd May at 1.00 p.m.

Duo Panorma – Wendy Jackson and Christopher Susans

A recital of 19th century duets

for guitar, played on

original Panormo Guitars.


Rossini arr. Giuliani - Sinfonia nell' Opera "La Gazza Ladra"

Antoine de Lhoyer- Duo Concertant Op. 31 no. 3 in E min.

Fernando Ferandiere - Seis Duos no. 3 in D.

Fernando Sor - Serenade Op. 96 no. 3.

Lanza arr. GiulianiTarantella




Thursday 6th June at 4.30 p.m.


Emilie Capulet - piano



Tchaikovsky - ‘June – Barcarolle’ (The Seasons)

Beethoven - Sonata in D minor, ‘The Tempest’

Chopin - Waltz in C sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38

Debussy - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin


Les Collines d’Anacapri’

Dohnanyi - Capriccio in F minor, op. 28 no.6


Enjoy an afternoon of music, poetry and literature, with award-winning international concert pianist Emilie Capulet, in an inspiring lecture/recital featuring the masterpieces of Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Debussy. An engaging and entertaining speaker, Emilie Capulet will give introductions to the works performed and will highlight the composers’ sources of inspiration with illuminating texts and poems.


Award-winning Anglo-French pianist Emilie Capulet is regularly invited to give recitals in Europe, Canada, the USA and Latin America. She has also built a strong reputation as a lecture-recitalist, giving illustrated talks on the relations between music, literature and painting in international literary and musicological conferences. Emilie has a Master of Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and her interest in the arts as a whole has also earned her an MA on Shakespeare as well as a PhD on the musicality of Modernist literature. She has published many articles on music and literature and has released a CD of music by Beethoven and Chopin. She currently lectures at the University of Surrey.




Thursday 13th June at 4.30 p.m.

Mike Sheehan – horn




Michael Sheehan (Horn)

David Charlston (Piano accompanist)

Together they will play music from the medieval to

20th Century, for 11 different types of horn,

including works by

Handel, Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and Wagner

and Tchaikovsky

Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan was one of the last disciples of Reginald Morley-Pegge (1890-1972), horn graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, musicologist, and founder-member of The Galpin Society. While studying at Edinburgh University, Michael sang as a lay-clerk in the choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. After service in the Army, during which he founded and directed the NATO-SHAPE HQ international military band in Belgium, he has settled in Shropshire where he plays horn for Wrekin Brass and orchestras in Wales and the West Midlands. He plays Flugelhorn for the Wellington (Telford) Brass Band, and sings as a gentleman of the Shrewsbury Abbey Choir.


1. Theory and acoustic principle:

Straight Post Horn (ancient to mediaeval)

2. Long tube: the French Trompe de Chasse (1650) -

“Rallye Puree”

3. Natural Horn: “Water Music” (1720) - Handel

4. Hand-Horn: “Sonata” Op17 (1800) - Beethoven

5. Early valved horn: “Auf dem Strom” (1828) - Schubert

6. Short Bb Horn: “Come into the Garden, Maud”

(1855) –Balfe

7. Tenor Cor/Mellophone: “To a Wild Rose”

(1890)- Macdowell

8. Wagner Tuba: Bridal chorus from Lohengrin

(1875) –Wagner

9. Descant Horn: Siegfried’s horn call (1885) - Wagner

10. Compensating Double Horn:

Andante from 5th Symphony (1890) - Tchaikovsky

11. Full Double Horn:

Presto from Trio Op61 (1890) - Herzogenberg

12. French pattern Compensating Horn:

“Pavane pour une Infante Defunte” (1907) - Ravel

13. Piccolo Horn: Obbligato from Cantata 14

(1730) - J S Bach

14. Modern Double-Descant Horn:

Rondo (1952) - Arnold Cooke




Friday 14th June at 7.30 p.m.


Emily Wright –vocals

Nick Malcolm – trumpet

Dale Hambridge – piano

Will Harris – double bass

Mark Whitlam - drums

Admission £7.50 on the door or from the Gateway



Thursday 20th June at 4.30 p.m.

Bela Hartmann – piano

Harmony and Expression

Berg - Sonata in B Minor op.1,

Schubert: Sonata in B Major D575

Chopin: Scherzo in B Minor op.20


A prize-winner of both national and international competitions, the Czech-German pianist Béla Hartmann has established a reputation for lively and individual interpretations of a wide repertoire, ranging from Rameau to Luciano Berio. Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven form the core of this extensive range, and he was both prize-winner in the International Schubert Competition, Dortmund (1997), and winner of the Beethoven Medal of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (1995). In 2000, he was a semi-finalist at the Leeds International Piano Competition.




Thursday 27th June at 1.00 p.m.


MARIE MILLER - soprano

REBEKAH LEA - soprano


mezzo soprano and clarinet


TREVOR MORGAN - bass-baritone


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791

Duet La Ci Darem (Don Giovanni)

Rebekah Lea Trevor Morgan

Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872- 1958

Vagabond Trevor Morgan

Six German Songs Opus 103 (Soprano/Piano/Clarinet)

Marie Miller Diana Platts Helen Sedgwick


Francesco Cilea 1866 – 1950

Io son l'umile ancella (Adriana Lecouvreur) Rebekah Lea


Friedrich von Flotow 1812 – 1883

M'Apari (Martha) Rhydwyn Price


Gaetano Donizetti 1797 - 1848

Chacun le Sait (La Fille du Régiment) Rebekah Lea

Georges Bizet 1838 – 1875

Habanera (Carmen) Helen Sedgwick


Gaetano Donizetti

Una Furtiva Lagrima (L'elisire d'amore) Rhydwyn Price


Gaetano Donizetti

Il Segreto (Lucrezia Borgia) Helen Sedgwick

Neopolitan Barcarolle - Santa Lucia Rydwyn Price


Jules Massanet 1842 - `912

Obeissons and Gavotte (Manon) Marie Miller


Léo Delibes 1836 - 1991

Duet Dome Epais (Lakme) Rebekah Lea & Helen Sedgwick


Friedrich von Flotow

Quartet Swains so Shy (Martha)


Rebekah Lea, Helen Sedgwick, Rhydwyn Price, Trevor Morgan




Thursday 4th July at 4.30 p.m.

Duncan Honeybourne – piano



at the GATEWAY

Thursday 4th July at 4.30 p.m.





Romantic Piano Music

by English and Irish composers


E.J. Moeran - Stalham River

John Ireland - Sarnia: an island sequence

E.J. Moeran - Theme and Variations

Arnold Bax - The Daffodil Maiden

A short piece by Greville Cooke

Aloys Fleischmann - Suite for Piano

Duncan Honeybourne is best known as a leading interpreter of 20th century English piano music, butplays piano music by British and Irish composers, including John Ireland, E.J. Moeran, Arnold Bax and Aloys Fleischmann. Since his debut at Symphony Hall Birmingham and at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 1998, Duncan has enjoyed a distinguished career as soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals and broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 at home and RTE Lyric FM in Ireland. He is best known as a leading interpreter of 20th century English piano music, of which he has given frequent broadcasts and recitals. His 2-CD set of the complete piano music of Moeran, coupled with works by his English and Irish contemporaries, was released by EM Records earlier this year.


Duncan Honeybourne began his studies in the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department where he won the senior piano prize. He was awarded a place to continue at the RAM but chose instead to move to the Birmingham Conservatoire where he graduated with First Class Honours and won many prizes, and later received the honorary award of HonBC for professional distinction. He also worked in London with John York and in Leeds with Fanny Waterman, and completed his studies on a Goldenweiser Scholarship for three years in London with the Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich. Since his debuts as soloist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Town Hall, and at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, he has established a distinguished career as solo pianist, lecture recitalist, chamber musician and teacher.

Admission £4.00 on the door

including refreshments

Students £2.00


Carers with disabled free


Lunchtime - £4.00 on the door

Friends of Gateway Arts £3.00, Students £2.00

Children and Carers with disabled free

Cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake

included at Tea Concerts


Evening £7.50 (concs. £6.00)


Thursday 18th July at 1.00 p.m.

Russell Thompson has pulled out of his recital at the very last moment – so instead



has stepped into the breach

Our lunchtime concert will be a charity concert and all proceeds will be

in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind


You have no idea how grateful we are to Eddie!






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