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Andrew playing the bassoon in solo or chamber music Concerts 2020

Lunchtime Bassoon Recital 12.30 pm Wednesday 26th February St Chad's and St Mary's in the Baum Rochdale


 WMS Student Recital in support of Heidi Spencer fighting Cancer   4 pm Sunday 29th March St Oswalds Church


Bassoon Recital 7.30 pm Saturday 25th April Middlewich and District Concerts Society Drama Studio Middlewich High School


Oboe, Bassoon and Piano Trio in support of RNIB 7.30 pm Saturday 11th July St Marys Church Nantwich`


Worleston Wind Ensemble conductor Dr Tim Reynish MBE in Support of Alzheimer's Society 7.30 pm 19th September St Mary's Church Nantwich


Worleston Virtuosi in support of Cancer Research 7.30 pm 24th October St Mary's Church Nantwich



2020 Concert Series at St Marys Nantwich -In support of charities - Macmillan Nurses, RNIB, Altzheimer's and Cancer Research More detail 

Final Concert of 2019 16th November

"Andrew. Many congratulations on your playing on Saturday. You did an amazing job - as soloist, ensemble member and organiser!" 

Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal

Concert review for 5th October 2019

We were lucky enough to attend the Chamber Concert in Nantwich which included the Alwyn Concerto for Flute and eight wind instruments with solist Wissam Boustany, the evening was a concert of music performed at the very highest level including staff from the RNCM. We brought a number of students from Shrewsbury School, all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and enjoyed watching professional musicians performing rather than being the performers themselves for a change. The repertoire was varied and included works from a range of periods which created a varied and entertaining program. The ensemble consisted of wind and horns and the music was extremely tight with precision and detail in every note. The highlight for myself was Wissam Boustany's improvisation which really captured the audiences attention, taking them to a far and distant land!

We are extremely lucky to have the amazing concert series so close and I can only look forward to future events.

Katy (School Music Teacher)

Finally on 16th November the musicians below in works by

Beethoven, Francaix, Strauss and Vivaldi.

Musicians

Violin 1 Ben Holland - RNCM professor and soloist

Violin 2 Shirley Richards - ex BBC Philharmonic 1st violin

Viola Andrea Gilliatt - ex Halle

Cello Sarah Westbury - ex RAM, freelance orchestral and chamber music cellist

Bass Richard Waldock - freelance bassist and conductor

Clarinet Linda Merrick - Soloist and Principal of Royal Northern College of Music

Peter Richards Horn- Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Lindsaey Stoker - horn professor at RNCM ex principal of BBC Phil and other orchestras

Andrew Bassey Bassoon - Ex principal South African Chamber Orchestra

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Please support to keep this sort of therapeutic professional music in the local community - providing health benefits for all.

Tickets https://www.worlestonmusicschool.co.uk/contact-concert-tickets

For those that would like to continue to experience the health benefits of beautifully crafted chamber music from outstanding musicians without travelling to London, Manchester or Birmingham, please read on.....

13th July. The second Concert of our 4 part 2019 professional and outstanding series (7pm 13th July), at St Mary's Church Nantwich, features Linda Merrick clarinet soloist and Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Linda will be joined by Andrew Bassey bassoonist and Music Director of Worleston Music Schhol, and the pianist Jonathan Ellis.

5th October. The 3rd Concert of the series on 5th October features the Worleston Wind Ensemble conducted by the eminant Dr Tim Reynish MBE with flute soloist Wissam Boustany in Alwyn Flute Concerto. Other worrks by Beethoven, Mozart, Krommer and Gounod.

Oboes: Hugh McKenna, Debbie Fuller

Clarinets: Linda Merrick, Anthony Houghton

Horns: Lindsey Stoker, Peter Richards

Bassoons: Andrew Bassey, Linton Wesley Stephens

A dazzling display of virtuosity and talent from the Ryebank Piano Trio on 22nd June 2019 at St Mary's Church Nantwich in the presence of Arthur Moran Mayor Councillor of Cheshire East Council.

The Ryebank Piano Trio, originally formed in 2003 by Royal Northern College of Music postgraduates won the "Best Small Ensemble" award at the Buxton Fringe Festival in 2011. The players include multiple prize winner Jonathan Ellis on the piano, Duncan Reid violinist and Isabel Williamson on the cello. 

This formidable team performed magnificent works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert with vituosic flair, humour, and great sensitivity in equal measure.

The next concert in the Worleston Chamber Concerts' 2019 4 part series, organised by Andrew Bassey Music Director of Worleston Music School, is on 13th July and features the clarinet soloist and Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, Linda Merrick. Linda will be performing piano trios by, Glinka, Hurlstone, and Brahms alongside Andrew Bassey on the bassoon and Jonathan Ellis on the piano.

The last 2 concerts will feature Wissam Bustany (international flute soloist) in large wind ensemble performances conducted by Dr Tim Reynish MBE on 5th October; and on the 16th November, an eminant array of professionals and soloists, including Linda Merrick (clarinet), Ben Holland (violin - soloist and professor at RNCM), and Leon Bosch (international bass virtuoso). To name but three!

Tickets (and early bird 10% discount) are available from St Marys shop and Parish office and Civic Hall Box Office http://nantwichtowncouncil.savoysystems.co.uk/NantwichTownCouncil.dll/

For more info about the concerts please visit www.worlestonmuicschool.co.uk

Concert 26th November reviews

Hi Andrew, 

I have been at Last Sunday’s concert with both of my children.

I just want to let you know that we absolutely loved it, it was fabulous!!! Such a great thing to do! You are all fabulous musicians

Thank you so much,

We will definitely be in the next one

Kind regards

Ana

Dear Andrew,

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed today's concert at Worleston Village Hall. What a treat to have such wonderful musicians playing such an interesting programme.

I especially enjoyed the Divertimento - the Nocturne was so atmospheric, and I love his use of extreme ranges and colours. And for Martin Ellerby to be there, and for him to talk about the piece beforehand was very special. The Mendelssohn I know a little, but not in that version. It was lovely.

Please pass on our thanks and congratulations to all who took part today, and thank you for organising it , and also to Anne for the wonderful cakes!

We look forward very much to next year's concerts.

Best wishes

Alix and Jeff Bryson

Hi Andrew

What an absolutely wonderful series of concerts you have conjured up for the Worleston audience this autumn! It has been a privilege to hear such a huge variety of music played to such a high standard in a beautiful friendly atmosphere. We are very lucky to have you, able and willing to put in the enormous time and effort it must take to organise these events.

Robin and I have enjoyed chamber music for many years, but it has tended to be the string/piano quartets/quintets so exposure to another medium has educated us and enhanced our understanding and experience of the genre.

I am pleased to hear that you will be starting up again in April - glad we don't have to wait until November!

Anyway, a huge thank you to you and Anne - her cakes are the icing on the cake if you will forgive the pun! Today's carrot cake was the best I have ever had.

Best wishes and I look forward to hearing about the next events - I have filled in a form!

Tiki

"we are so very fortunate to have Andrew working in music education in Cheshire......"

Dr Timothy Reynish, International conductor and former head of Wind and Percussion Royal Northern College of Music

"Andrew Bassey is the most versatile and multi-talented teacher and director I have ever met. He is fantastic with kids and although he expects high standards from them he achieves this through a fun and non-pressurised approach." Susie (Parent)

"Andrew always made music enjoyable and its thanks to him that I was encouraged to go on and make a career out of music." 

Jemima, former flute student and professional violinist

"Andrew is an inspiration when he works with children."

Karl, violin teacher and conductor

"Anyone taught by Andrew Bassey is very fortunate........ I highly recommend Andrew to any beginner to advanced student and I think it would be rare to find someone with his level of advanced knowledge over such a large variety of instruments!" 

Hamish, student

"Andrew was a well-respected member of the team and his contribution to the Music Service was of a very high standard. In particular, it is noteworthy to record that one of Andrew's flute students passed an Associated Board Diploma in her year 12."

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Regarding the 2nd Student Recital 17th June 2017

Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU for all your hard work making Saturday a success.

It was an absolute joy and privilege to play with the orchestra, play my solo pieces AND play the trio with you and Emma. It really was a dream come true not only to play bassoon in an orchestra but also to get to play on the same stage as a professional bassoonist!!

My mum loved the whole day and was blown away by your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.

All the students of Worleston Music School are very lucky indeed to have you.

...also I loved hearing all the other students play - I particularly enjoyed Nina on the clarinet, the amazingly talented flautist (Katey), Victoria's focus on the piano and your son's beautiful tuba playing had me in tears, it was very moving!!

You do an amazing job!

Liz (current bassoon pupil - from complete beginner to grade 3 distinction in 5 months

Hola Andrew!

Whilst I have lived on the island of Mallorca for many years I recently had a rare chance to visit the UK, staying with long friend and musical collaborator, Martin Robinson, a local saxophonist.

Just wanted to drop a line to say that the concert we attended on October 23rd last, conducted by Dr Timothy Reynish, was definitely up there with the highlights of my trip. It was a most enjoyable and gratifying experience. Well done!

I was unaware of the Worleston Music School beforehand but, now having had an opportunity to peruse the website, I want to add my congratulations and support for your sterling efforts to bring orchestral instruments into the lives of young people. I will certainly spread the word regarding your endeavours and offer you the most sincere encouragement going forward.

Who knows, perhaps one day I may get the opportunity to see one or two of your students perform down here with the Orquestra Simfònica illes Baleares. :-)

Muchos gracias,

Mike Richards

Capdepera Mallorca