WACIDOM Concert 12th November – Telemann Baroque Ensemble

WACIDOM Concert 12th November – Telemann Baroque Ensemble

Telemann Baroque Ensemble  will be performing their WACIDOM concert on Saturday 12th November 2022 at 1:45pm – 2:30pm


JJ Quantz (1697-1773)                       Flute Quartet in D major       

  1.   Vivace ii. Largo iii. Allegro                                                

GF Handel (1685 – 1759)                  Quartet in G major                                                                                                                                                                            i. Allegro ii.Tempo ordinario Allegro non presto iii. Menuet iv.Gigue

GP Telemann (1681 – 1767)             Flute Sonata in G major                                                                                                                                                                     i. Cantabile ii. Allegro iii. Affettuoso iv. Allegro      

A Corelli (1653 – 1713)                      Trio Sonata in F major Op 3 No1                                                                                                                                                    i.Grave ii. Allegro iii. Vivace iv. Allegro                                                                

L Boccherini (1743 – 1805)               Flute concerto in D major

                                                               i.Allegro moderato ii. Adagio iii. Rondeau                                                     

Peter Collier a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and London University; is the Director of the Baroque Week Summer School, now in its 43rd year www.baroque-week.org.uk  for which he has built up a library of several thousand music scores, also used by the Telemann Baroque Ensemble. The Ensemble has appeared at many venues and for over 25 years has appeared at every Upper Mill Festival.

Alistair Roberts started to play the flute at the age of 12. He was awarded a Junior Exhibition to the RMCM where he was taught by Peter Lloyd. He studied for 4 years at the RNCM with David Butt and Trevor Wye. He taught in Yorkshire in 1980 then moved to Lancashire as Head of Music in a comprehensive school. He plays with the Cheshire Sinfonia and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra (SO). His solo performances include the Bach Suites in B minor, the 2nd, 4th & 5th Brandenburg Concerto’s, the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and concertos by Nielsen, Khachaturian and Telemann. He is a member of the Kell Wind Trio.

Elaine da Costa began playing the violin aged 8, under the tuition of Robert Frye. She was one of the first girls awarded a place at Chethams School of Music. At 14 she joined the Merseyside Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She studied under John Geordiadis, leader of the LSO. In 1976 she was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Music        where she studied violin with Derek Collier and quartet tuition with Emanuel Hurwitz. Elaine has played with many orchestras in the North West, leading the Sale Chamber Orchestra and for 30 years has led the Carlton Ensemble and the Serenade Quartet.

Sarah Snape has a BA Hons from York University and a Diploma from the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. She studied with the Darlington and Fitzwilliam String Quartets. She was a member of the Bilbao SO. She returned to the UK and played for 3 years with the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra. She then freelanced for many years with the Liverpool PO playing at the Proms and Carnegie Hall. She also played with the Manchester Camarata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Sarah 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 years 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. John turned to a career in computing in the mid 1980’s but continued playing regularly with Stockport SO, Wilmslow Opera, the Gawsworth Hall Summer Festival and the Telemann Baroque Ensemble.

Roger Bisby was taught to play cello from age 11 years by his grandfather, who had been a theatre orchestra musician all his life. Roger has played in various groups and most importantly in a quartet where he met his future wife who played viola. Roger read Chemistry at University and is now a Professor Emeritus if the University of Salford.  His main commitments nowadays are with the Wilmsow Symphony Orchestra and the Telemann Baroque Ensemble.