This concert will be at Bold Street Methodist Church,Warrington, on Saturday 11 May 2019.
Telemann Baroque Ensemble are Flute: Alistair Roberts, Viola: John Goodstadt, Violin: Elaine Turnock, Cello: Roger Bisby, Harpsichord: Peter Collier. They will be playing:
Quantz – Flute Quartet No.1. – Vivace; Largo; Allegro
Frederick the Great – Flute Sonata in E minor. – Grave; Allegro assai; Presto
Telemann – Trio Sonata in G minor. – Cantabile; Allegro; Largo; Vivace
William Flacton – Viola Sonata in G Major. – Andante; Allegro; Minuetto
Telemann – Flute Quartet in G Major. – Adagio; Allegro; Adagio; Allegro
Peter Collier is a Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and London University and is the Director of the Baroque Week summer School, now in it’s 43rd year, for which he has built up a library of several thousand music scores, which is also used by the Telemann Baroque Ensemble. The Ensemble has appeared at a variety of venues including Tatton Park, Tabley House, Walton Hall, Manchester Cathedral Frodsham Music club and for over 25 years has appeared at Uppermill Festival.
Alistair Roberts started to play flute at the age of 12yrs. He was awarded a Junior Exhibition to the RNCM, where he studied for 4 years with David Butt and Trevor Wye. On leaving College he taught in Yorkshire and in 1980 moved to Lancashire as Head of Music in a comprehensive school. He plays with the Cheshire Sinfonia and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra. His solo performances have included the Bach Suite in B minor, the 2nd 4th & 5th Brandenburg Concertos, the Nielsen Flute Concerto, the Chaminard Flute Concertino, the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and concertos by Khachaturian and Telemann. He is also a member of Kell Wind Trio.
John Goodstadt studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire with John Brearly and John White. After graduating in 1981 he spent 2 years playing Italian opera and ballet at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo Sicily. John turned to a career in computing in the mid 80’s but continued playing regularly with Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Wilmslow Opera and the Gawsworth Hall Summer Festival. John plays on a viola made in the Tyroll area of Italy from the early 17th century.
Roger Bisby was taught to play the cello from the age of 11 years by his grandfather, who has been a musician in a theatre orchestra all his life. Roger has played ever since in various groups. Music has always been a great source of joy to him. Roger read Chemistry at University and is now Professor Emeritus of the University of Salford. Although he has played in several orchestras, his main commitments nowadays are with the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra and the Telemann Baroque Ensemble.
Elaine Turnock began playing the violin, aged 8, under the tuition of Robert Fry, violist for over 30 years with the RPO. In 1969 she was one of the first girls to be awarded a place at Chetham’s School of Music when it became co-educational. At 14 she joined the Merseyside Youth Orchestra which was conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with occasional concerts conducted by Sir Charles Groves. She also studied under John Georgiadis, leader of the LSO. In 1976 she was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied violin with the Derek Collier. Elaine has played with various orchestras in the North West, leading the Sale Chamber Orchestra and for 30 years has led the Carlton Ensemble and the Serenade Quartet.