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Whiteknights Ensemble

Past Concerts

Friday, 21 April 2023 at 19:00

Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading

Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles Op. 23 arr. for clarinet and string quartet

Michael Hurd Concerto da Camera for oboe and piano accompaniment

Guillaume Connesson Disco Toccata for clarinet and cello

Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 for clarinet and string quartet

In a break away from our ensemble's traditional wind quintet repertoire, we invited local string players to join our clarinettist, Sarah Barrett, for the beautiful Brahms Clarinet Quintet plus a wonderful string arrangement of Finzi's Five Bagatelles.

Our oboist, Mildred Burchett-Vass, and pianist, John Sayer, also introduced us to the British composer Michael Hurd through his Concerto da Camera for oboe and orchestra.

Sarah Barrett, clarinet
Mildred Burchett-Vass, oboe
John Sayer, piano
Chico Chakravorty, violin
Mel Le Breuilly, violin
Kat Hatton, viola
Chris Barrett, cello

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our concert yesterday evening. We raised an amazing £527.83 through tickets and refreshment donations and were also given £500 from a corporate social responsibility programme so our grand fundraising total is an amazing £1027.83 for First Days Children’s Charity.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading

W.A.Mozart Adagio and Allegro in F minor K.594

Claude Arrieu Suite en Quatre

Norman Hallam Dance Suite

Francis Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds

K-J Ankarblom ABBA-Medley

After a 2-year break from live performance because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our return to the concert platform was a great success. Thank you to our substantial and supportive audience for coming to join us in the hall, and also to many other donors who couldn't be present. Our concert profit and additional donations came to an amazing £1,029 in total! This has now been sent to ReadiFood Food Bank.

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading

Ferenc Farkas Early Hungarian Dances

Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Richard Rodney Bennett Travel Notes 2

Alexander von Zemlinsky Humoreske

Endre Szervánsky Wind Quintet

Thank you to everyone who supported the Whiteknights Ensemble's most recent concert. The profit of £400 has been sent to Understanding Dementia, a charity based in Twyford which promotes a clearer understanding of dementia by running training for care workers, health professionals and family carers.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading

Dmitri Shostakovich Polka from 'The Age of Gold'

Bo Nilsson Déjà connu, Déjà entendu...

Malcolm Arnold Three Shanties

Gabriel Fauré Pavane

Charles Fernandez Quatuor Parisienne

Georges Bizet Carmen Suite

The generosity of our audience allowed us to send a grand total of £400 to Piaroo's Wish, a community group which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Reading.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham

Jacques Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves

Pavel Haas Wind Quintet

Jacob Gade Tango Jalousie

Francis Poulenc Novelette in C

Otto Mortensen Wind Quintet

Norman Hallam Dance Suite

We are delighted that a total of £544 was raised in aid of Reading Family Aid , which helps children living with poverty or other disadvantages in the Reading area.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Peckover Hall, Leighton Park School, Reading

Leoš Janáček Three Moravian Dances

Kummer Rondo in F major

Malcolm Arnold Divertimento

Eugène Bozza Trois Pièces

W.A.Mozart Andante for a Musical Clock

Jacques Ibert Cinq Pièces en Trio

Gordon Jacob Four Old Tunes

The proceeds from this event allowed us to send £400 to local charity, Peapods, which provides support to families with physically disabled children.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham

W.A.Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute

György Ligeti Six Bagatelles

Giuseppe Cambini Quintet No.2 in D minor

Carl Nielsen Wind Quintet

Paul Patterson Westerly Winds

This concert raised over £650 for Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, which supports sick and disabled children through art and music therapy.