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Coffee time concerts in July and August 2016

Friday Morning Concerts at St John's Church, Stamford
at 11.00 a.m. for about 50 minutes

There will light refreshments afterwards: cakes, biscuits, tea & coffee. If it turns hot there will be copious jugs of cordials! The Churchyard Garden will be also be open afterwards for you to sit in as long as you like.

Friday is Market Day; expect the town to be busy. Scotgate Car Park is nearest: PE9 2YB. St John’s Church is off Red Lion Square, opposite ASK Italian Restaurant, and is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust (Registered Charity No: 258612).


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Friday 12th August 11am

Franco & Giorgio “encore”

Roger Stimson violin and Fergus Black organ, ably assisted by Emily Smith violoncello, dress up as Handel, Geminiani and Mrs Philarmonica once again. Includes Purcell’s music for The Tempest and The Fairy Queen.


Corelli : Sonata Op.5 No.1
(i) Grave – Allegro – Adagio – Grave – Allegro
(ii) Allegro – Adagio
(v) Allegro

Purcell : Chaconne (from The Fairy Queen - an anonymous adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Purcell? : Overture to The Tempest (The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island is a comedy adapted by John Dryden and William D’Avenant from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The music may be by George Weldon). Arranged by Christopher Tutin

Arne : 3 songs
When Daisies Pied (Sung by Mrs Clive in the character of Celia in As You Like It)
Under the Greenwood Tree (Sung by Mr Lowe in As You Like It)
Where the bee sucks, there lurk I from The Tempest, Act V, Scene i (The Second Volume of Lyric Harmony, London, 1746)

Geminiani : Cello sonata 1st movement

Bach : Polonaise, Bouree and Gigue from the E major French Suite no 6.

Handel : As Steals the Morn (from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55)
words by Charles Jennens from Milton, and in the case of this duet adapted from Prospero’s speech in Shakespeare’s Tempest, V.i.65–68.

As steals the morn upon the night
And melts the shades away:
So Truth does Fancy’s charm dissolve
And rising Reason puts to flight
The fumes that did the mind involve
Restoring intellectual day

Handel : Sonata in D major Op.1 No.13 HWV 371
(i) Affetuoso
(ii) Allegro
(iii) Larghetto
(iv) Allegro

Organ recitals

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Friday 19th August 11am
Organ Recital by Fr. Bruce Burbidge, including an arrangement of the fugue from the end of Verdi’s Falstaff.

Friday 26th August 11am
Organ Recital by David Lovell Brown, including music by Shakespeare’s contemporary, Orlando Gibbons.

Completed recitals

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Friday 29th July: 11am
Robert-John Edwards bass baritone
(with Fergus Black, Piano)

Song Recital

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
An Sylvia (To Sylvia) - Shakespeare, trans. von Bauenfeld
Der Doppelgänger (The Ghostly Double) – Heine
An Schwager Kronos (To Time, The Coachman) – Goethe

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Kommen und Scheiden (Coming and Going) – Lenau
Widmung (Dedication) - Rückert
Flügel! Flügel! (Wing! Wings!) – Rückert

Three Shakespeare Songs by Quilter

A selection of Folk Song arrangements by Britten.
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Friday 5th August 11am
Kate Risdon and Patrick Williams
(with Fergus Black, Piano)

Music for Two Flutes

Emil Kronke: Deux Papillons
Philippe Gaubert: Divertissement Grec
Kate Risdon: Watching The White Wheat
Georges Bizet: Minuet
Madeleine Dring: Andante Semplice
Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” arranged Moyse
Ian Clarke: Maya
Franz Doppler: Andante and Rondo