Telemann Baroque Ensemble’s WACIDOM Concert Saturday 24th February

Telemann Baroque Ensemble’s WACIDOM Concert Saturday 24th February

Telemann Baroque Ensemble are Flute ‐ Alastair Roberts, Violin ‐ Sarah Snape, Viola ‐ John Goodstadt, Cello ‐ Roger Bisby, Harpsichord ‐ Peter Collier. They will be playing:-

Johann Quantz
Jean‐Marie Leclair
Jean Baptiste Loeillet
George Philipp Telemann
Flute Quartet in e minor
(Vivace: Grave: Allegro)
Trio in D major for violin, violin and BC
(Adagio: Allegro: Sarabanda: Allegro assai.)
Trio in e minor for flute, violin and BC
(Largo: Allegro: Largo: Allegro)
Flute Quartet in d minor
(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 its 46th year (www.baroque‐ 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 and for over 25 yrs has appeared at every Uppermill Festival.
It specialises in programmes where music by little known composers are featured alongside music of established composers of the period. The music is introduced by Peter with anecdotes and quotations, often humorous but always fascinating from diaries and other writings by persons contemporary with the music.

ALASTAIR ROBERTS started to play the flute at the age of 12 yrs. He was awarded a Junior Exhibition to the RMCM where his teachers included Peter Lloyd. He studied for 4 yrs at the RNCM with David Butt and Trevor Wye. On leaving college he taught in Yorkshire and in 1980 he moved to Lancashire as Head of Music in a comprehensive school. He plays regularly 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, he Nielsen Flute Concerto, the Chaminard Flute Concertino, the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and concerto s by Khachaturian and Telemann. He is also a member of the Kell Wind Trio.

SARAH SNAPE has a BA (Hons) from York University and a Diploma from the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. She studied with the Dartington String Quartet and the Fitzwilliam Quartet. She was a member of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and upon returning to the UK played for 3 years with the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra. She then freelanced for many years with the Liverpool Philharmonic playing at the Proms and Carnegie Hall, New York. She also played with the Manchester Camerata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She now teaches from home and in schools and plays regularly with chamber ensembles.

JOHN GOODSTADT studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire with John Brearly and John White. After graduating in 1981 he spent 2 yrs playing Italian opera and ballet at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo Sicily.
Part of the season was on tour playing light operetta in many open air Sicilian piazzas. The local folk would certainly not have been able to travel up to town for the high operas. This is where John got his liking for Italian vino, real pasta and proper pizza! John turned to a career in computing in the mid 80’s but continued playing regularly with Stockport symphony orchestra, Wilmslow Opera, the Gawsworth hall summer festival and the TBE. With two boys John has a critical audience to deal with at practice time. Undaunted, his commitment continues. John plays on a viola made in the Tyrol area of Italy from the early 18th century.

ROGER BISBY was taught to play the cello from the age of 11 yrs by his grandfather, who had been a musician in a theatre orchestra all his life. Roger has played ever since in various groups and most importantly in a quartet where he met his future wife who played the viola. Music has always been a great source of enjoyment to him. Roger read Chemistry at university and is now a 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.

Next Week’s Concert: Saturday 2nd March 2024, Pip Clarke (violin) and Havilland Willshire (piano