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Past Concerts



Scordatura Women's Music Collective - 4th Feb at 4pm

Cellist, Rachel Watson, first appeared in our barn as a playing card in Alice in Wonderland, and has now founded the Scordatura Women’s Music Collective. They performed music from the baroque period to the current day written by women.

Sonata No. 1 in D minor (Aria and Presto) arr. 2 cellos       Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
Happy Tune for 2 celli – Chen Yi
Yellow Jersey for 2 clarinets –  Libby Larsen
Midnight Interludes for clarinet and cello – Charlotte Bray
St Agnes for viola and cello  – Judith Weir
Rhapsody for solo viola- Rhiannon Randle
Argentinian Pieces for violin and cello  – Adriana Isabel Figueroa Mañas
Performed by Scordatura – Women’s Music Collective
Rachel Watson (cello) (last seen at Lea Barn in the Pied Piper of Hamelin – 1998)
Corinna Boyle (cello)
Poppy Beddoe and Charlie Dale-Harris (clarinets)
Henrietta Hill (viola) (previously heard last May with the Nova Luce Ensemble as part of MMS 70th birthday)
Sarah Hill (violin)
We were very pleased that composer, Charlotte Bray, attended the concert.

£686 was raised in aid of the Dahlia Project, which provides counselling and services for women who have undergone FGM:

Genevieve Usher (soprano) and instrumentalist - 28th January at 4pm

Norman MacSween (harpsichord), Chiawen Kiew (Flute), Jane MacSween (violin), Rowena Rosenbaum (violin),  Genevieve Usher  (soprano) and Hugh Rosenbaum (bassoon) played
Boddecker – Sonata sopra La Monica for bassoon and harpsichord
JS Bach – Sonata in E flat for flute and harpsichord
Clerambault – Leandre et Hero for soprano, flute and strings

£469 was raised for Thames Hospice


The Behn String Quartet- Saturday 13th January at 4pm

The prize-winning Behn Quartet, who recently appeared at Norden Farm as part of the Maidenhead Music Society’s concert series held a concert here to help raise money to fund travel for their concert tour of New Zealand in April.  They played a programme based on folk tunes that they will also be playing at their Wigmore Hall debut later in the year and we collected £560

Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Quartet
Dvorak, String Quartet No. 12 in F major, ‘American’
Jack Body, Three Transcriptions for String Quartet


Steve Bingham (violin) 26th November at 4pm

Virtuoso violinist, Steve Bingham, was joined by a small group of excellent singers to perform an unusual and fascinating arrangement of the great Bach D minor Chaconne.  In addition Steve played some solo violin works:

Debussy – Syrinx arranged for violin
Piazzolla – Tango Etude no 3
Bach – Chaconne from Partita in D minor with vocal Choral arranged by Phil Toms
Bach – Partita in D minor

After the concert a collection of £400 was made for the Adult Critical Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital.

Lea Barn Divertimenti Winds - Sunday 19th November at 4pm

The Lea Barn Divertimenti wind players and Daryl Shippey (piano) played:

Mozart – Quintet for wind and piano
Hummel – Trio for piano, flute and bassoon
Malcolm Arnold – Trio for flute, clarinet and oboe

After the concert a donation of £265 was made to the Marlow Refugee Action Group . They are currently collecting to provide waterproof boots for the refugees living rough in Northern France and Belgium.


Diego Carneiro (cello) - Sunday 29 October at 4pm

Many of us remembered Diego from his memorable concert raising money for his project bringing music-making to the children of the Amazon Rainforest.  He has now diversified and is raising money to support the National Youth Orchestra of Ecuador. At the concert today we collected £384 for the project.

Bach – Cello Suite no 1 in G

Carneiro – Fantasia Yumbo

Bach – Cello Suite no 3 in C

Quintessential Winds - Sunday 24 September at 4pm

Overture to Iolanthe by Sullivan, La Calinda by Delius, Sinfonia by Donizetti and Petite Symphonie for Wind by Gounod

After the concert there was a collection in aid of The Flying Seagull Project which raised £388. This charity  believes that it is everyone, man, woman or child’s right to put aside the cares of life and smile for a while. They work with widely varying groups in several countries to help bring smiles and happiness to people, whether as Clown Doctors for children undergoing difficult medical treatments or through arts, music and crafts workshops.


Viola masterclass with Lawrence Power - Friday 15th September at 10am

Part of the West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival  Internationally-renowned viola player, Lawrence Power, coached talented young viola players, Connie Pharaoh, Hannah.Gardiner and Henrietta Hill.  £100 was collected towards festival expenses.

Lea Barn Divertimenti - Walter Octet - Sunday 23 July at 4pm

Schubert – String Trio movement in B flat

August Walter  – Octet for violin, viola, cello, double bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Robert Behrman – violin, Judy Hunter – viola, Deborah Behrman – cello, Helen Hollis – double bass, Jean Ashford – oboe, Richard Longman – clarinet, Jo Rushton – bassoon, Adrian Rushton – horn

The concert raised £475 for Freedom from Torture


Lea Barn Divertimenti chamber music with piano - Sunday 28 May at 4pm

An arrangement by Hummel of the Mozart piano concerto in D minor K466 for piano, flute, violin and cello and the first performance (to the best of our knowledge) of a piano trio by Charlton Palmer.

A pianist friend of ours in Canterbury, Robert Scott, was given the manuscript of the trio when the music shop Forwoods closed.  Clement Charlton Palmer (1871 – 1944) was the organist at Canterbury cathedral and this trio was written at the beginning of the last century..

Anthony Hardwicke – piano
Vanessa Smart – flute
Michael Friess and Robert Behrman – violins
Deborah Behrman – cello

After the concert a collection in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital raised £575


WWCMF Friends 2017 Festival launch - 26/5/17


An evening with Lawrence Power (viola) and Madeleine Mattar (piano)

The recital of

De Falla – Seven Popular Spanish Songs (arr. Viola/Piano)
Esa Pekka Salonen – Pentatonic Etude
Shostakovich – Seven Preludes (arr. Viola/Piano)

was followed by a canape reception





OCMC Strings Day - 21st May 2017


A morning of chamber music groups coached by Roger Coull and Nick Roberts of the Coull quartet, then in the afternoon a string orchestra session directed by Roger Coull playing Finzi – Romance and Elgar – Introduction and Allegro


Maidenhead Music Society 70th anniversary concert - 14th May

Ensemble Nova Luce gave a concert for members of the Maidenhead Music Society in celebration of its 70th anniversary.

Chopin – 2nd piano concerto in F arranged for piano and string quartet
Rubbra – Fantasia on a theme of Machaut orig for recorder, strings and harpsichord
Haydn – Symphony no 94 in G major ‘Surprise’ arranged by JP Salomon for piano, flute and string quartet

A collection after the concert raised £109 for Maidenhead Music Society



Concert in aid of Help Refugees - 2/4/17


Naomi Hodson and Edward Brenton (violins) and Yeumeng Lee (piano) gave a concert of music by composers who have been displaced by war eg Chopin, Bartok, and also some contemporary Middle Eastern composers.

Two duos for two violins – Bartok

Lullaby (for Dead Syrian Children) – Shalan Alhamwy  (Naomi and Yuemeng)

Solo Sonata – Bartok (first movement) (Edward)

Sospiro:A Prayer for Damascus – Suad Bushnaq (Yuemeng)

Preludes 1-12 – Chopin (Yuemeng)

Suad and Shalan are instrumentalists/composers who formerly studied at the Damascus Conservatoire and are now living in Canada and Belgium. They are both very proud of their Syrian roots and have been wonderfully supportive of Naomi and her friends performing their music for this cause.

The concert raised £450 in aid of Help Refugees

Lea Barn Divertimenti Piano Quartet - Sunday March 19th at 4pm

LBD Piano Quartet – Daryl Shippey (piano), Roger Jay (violin), Robert Behrman (viola), Deborah Behrman (cello) played Beethoven ‘Spring’ Sonata for piano and violin and Faure Piano Quartet no 1 in C minor.

The concert raised £456 for Music Therapy at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability


The Heath String Quartet on Wednesday 11 Jan 2017 at 7.30pm
The Heath Quartet – Oliver Heath, Sara Wolstenholme, Gary Pomeroy and Christopher Murray played
Beethoven Quartet op 18 no 3
Bartok Quartet no 1
Dvorak Quartet op 106
Oxfam and MacMillan Cancer each received £220


Viola and piano music with Ben Voce (viola) and Nurry Lee (piano) - Sunday 11th December at 4pm
Chromatic Fantasy BWV 903 – Bach Arr. Kodaly
Lachrymae Op. 43 – Britten
F minor Sonata Op. 120 No. 1 – Brahms
After the concert there was a collection raising £250 for MusicFirst (this included £30 collected at the Cookham Wildlife Supporters Bird Box making day on 26 November)
Wind and String Music from members of Lea Barn Divertimenti - 20th November at 4pm



Mozart – Quintet for Horn and Strings
Lachner – Nonet for violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Lea Barn Divertimenti:

Mozart – Pamela Wise (horn), Robert Behrman (violin), Judy Hunter, Jane MacSween (violas), Diane Mace (cello)

Lachner – Robert Behrman (violin), Judy Hunter (viola), Deborah Behrman (cello), Claire Murphy (double bass), Lucy LeFanu (flute), Jean Ashford (oboe), Richard Longman (Clarinet), Adrian Rushton (horn), Jo Rushton (bassoon)

After the concert there was a collection raising £408 in aid of the Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Eastern European Music with Arwen Newband (violin) and Anna LeHair (piano) - October 30th
Dvorak Sonatine
Wieniawski Legende
Brahms Hungarian Dances nos 6 and 1
Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne

The concert raised £356 in aid of the Rennie Grove Hospice at Home.

The Malvern Horns - September 25th
Dauprat Minuet from Grand Sextet
Humperdinck, arr Hansel und Gretel: Prelude
Interlude – alphorn
trad Bavarian Ländler
Jones (apologies to Mozart) Rond-o-Mania
Interlude – natural horn
Rossini Le Rendez-vous de Chasse
Dukas Vilanelle
arr. Teuber Scarborough Fair Revisited
Handel, arr Water Music: Allegro
The concert raised £325 in aid of the Syrian Refugee crisis
Lawrence Power Masterclass - September 16th

Georgia Russell, Maddy Pickering and Ben Voce were coached on sonatas by York Bowen, Rebecca Clarke and Brahms.  £80 was raised for West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival.

The Arethusa Ensemble - July 11th

                  Mozart – Larghetto from Divertimento no 4

Poulenc – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

Ibert – Aria for flute, clarinet and piano

Danzi – Quintet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

£269 was collected for Samara’s Aid Appeal


Lea Barn Divertimenti - May 15th

Anthony Hardwicke (piano), Lyn Parkyns (soprano), Andrew Parkyns (harpsichord), Deborah Behrman (cello), Robert Behrman (violin)

Purcell – Fairest Isle, The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation,

Monteverdi – Ecco di raggi il sol

Beethoven – Piano Sonata op 111

£219 was collected for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Julia Wagner (cello) and Ryan Drucker (piano) - April 10th

Beethoven – Sonata no 1 for piano and cello in F

Brahms – Sonata no 1 for piano and cello in E minor

£353 was collected for Age UK


Lea Barn Divertimenti - March 20th - in memory of Hege Aldren

Anna leHair – piano, Ed Cook – clarinet, Pam Wise –horn, David Gaster – violin, Robert Behrman – viola, Deborah Behrman – cello

Crusell – Clarinet quartet in C minor

Dohnanyi – Sextet for piano, clarinet, horn and strings

£375 was raised for Amyloidosis Research


Katarina Davies (cello) and Philip Howard (piano) - February 28th

Cassado, Saint-Saens, Bach, Popper, Rachmaninov

£300 was raised for Barnardo’s High Close School


Heath Quartet - December 19th

Tschaikovsky – Quartets nos 1 and 3

£375 was raised for the British Heart Foundation

Trio D'Angelo - November 29th

Music for soprano, clarinet and piano

£231 was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Lea Barn Divertimenti - November 15th - concert in memory of Julia Morris (previously Nash and Riddell)

Reinecke – Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn

Daryl Shippey (piano), Frances Jones (oboe), Pamela Wise (horn)

Weissenborn – Kleine Suite for 2 bassoons and piano

Alex Glyn, Justin Coombs (bassoons), Daryl Shippey (piano)

Brahms – Variations on a theme of Haydn

Above wind plus Vanessa Smart (flute), Jean Ashford (oboe),

Richard Longman, Liz Mundy (clarinets), Andrew Hills (horn)

£594 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Support

Robert Cheung - October 18th

Beethoven sonata op 10 no 3 – first two movts

Liszt – Liebestraum

Debussy – L’Isle Joyeuse

Satie – Gymonpedie no 1

Chopin – Ballade no 23

Schubert – Impromptu

£438 was raised for Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice

Lawrence Power Masterclass - September 18th

p1010711£188 was raised for the West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival

Lea Barn Divertimenti - July 19th

Daryl and Lauren Shippey – piano, Vanessa Smart – flute, Robert Behrman – violin, Deborah Behrman – cello

Haydn – trio for flute, cello and piano in G

Dvorak – Slavonic Dance for piano duet

Beethoven – piano trio op 1 no 3

£279 was raised for BLISS

Stephen Laidlaw (cello) and Tyler Hay (piano) - June 28th

Bridge – Sonata for cello and piano

Glazunov – Chant du menestrel and Serenade Espagnole

Cesar Franck – Sonata for cello and piano

£313 was raised for Prostate Cancer UK


Eralys Fernandez (harpsichord and piano) and Diego Carneiro (cello) with Jan (baroque oboe) and Deborah Behrman (continuo cello) - May 24th

Haydn – keyboard sonata in B minor

Bach – Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue

CPE Bach – Oboe sonata in G minor

Telemann – Oboe sonata in A minor

Villa Lobos – The Black Swan

Schumann – Adagio and Allegro

Saint-Saens – The Swan

£394 was raised for AmazonArt

The Stadler Trio - March 29th

Philip Shirtcliffe (clarinet), Ben Yudkin (cello), Sophie Dear (piano)

Beethoven – trio for clarinet, cello and piano

Brahms – trio for clarinet, cello and piano

£321 was raised for Special Effect


Lea Barn Divertimenti - 4-2-5 - March 15th

Sophie Dear – piano, Alison Packer – violin,  Fi Brodie – viola, Richard Longman – clarinet,  Robert Behrman – violin, Judy Hunter – violin

Piano Quartet in E flat

Duo in G

Clarinet Quintet

£531 was raised for the Stroke Association

OCMC members - February 22nd

Rupert Bawden – violin, Anna Le Hair – piano, Barbara Wyllie- clarinet, Edmund Booth – violin, Peter Wall – viola, Norman Starritt – cello, Deborah Behrman – Duke of Burgundy

Walton – Violin Sonata

Brahms – Clarinet Quintet

Walton – Duke of Burgundy’s speech Henry V Act 5

Baleiro set by Rupert Bawden,

£340 was raised for ActionAid