Conductor Richard Bonynge and Victorian Opera Northwest collaborate on first recording of Wallace’s opera ‘Lurline’

‘Lurline’

We were greatly privileged to spend the weekend in the company of one of the finest operatic conductors in the world, Richard Bonynge. He was born in Australia, studied in London and has been married to the the great soprano, Dame Joan Sutherland, for over fifty years.

He was in Manchester to record the opera “Lurline” with an array of international soloists and the Victorian Opera Northwest. The company was formed in 2004 with the aim of providing recordings of forgotten operas of English composers.

The weekend was a great success and enjoyed by all those taking part; the recording will be available in the autumn.

More information about the company can be found at Victorian Opera Northwest.

‘Apex’, a new CD from Sellers International Youth Band

‘Apex’

Apex is the title of the new CD which was recorded in February and has now been completed for the Sellers International Youth Band

This group of young musicians is based in Huddersfield and conducted by Mark Bousie, the principal euphonium of The Fairey Band.

The band has been successful both at local and national competitions, but perhaps its greatest achievement is the tremendous amounts of money it raises for charity through concert performances.

You can learn more about the organisation by visiting the band’s website Sellers International Youth Band.

Scherzo Brass, the female brass quartet record first CD

Scherzo Brass

We have spent the weekend at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester recording Scherzo Brass, a female brass quartet formed in 2006 all of whom have completed their studies recently at the RNCM.

This successful group have performed throughout the north of England and, in addition to a number of prestigious titles they have been awarded, they spend time in educational projects giving masterclasses and working as part of various outreach projects.

The CD is due for release in early September and you can learn more about the group at Scherzo Brass

A ‘Diamond Celebration’ for the Rushen Silver Band

 ‘Diamond Celebration

Following our wonderful trip to the Isle of Man in late March we have finished the work with the Rushen Silver Band based in the south of the island.

The recording celebrates the 60th anniversary of the formation of the band and will be launched at the bands summer fayre which is being held at Rushen Primary School on the 11th of July.

Have a look at the band website at Rushen Silver Band , you may get an invitation!

Launch date of Warrington Male Voice Choir and the Cavaille Coll Organ CD announced

Warrington Male Voice Choir and the Cavaille Coll Organ

We have completed the work with the recording in April of the Warrington Male Voice Choir.

The CD is due for release at a concert being held at the Parr Hall in Warrington on the 27th of June and it features a number of stirring melodies each accompanied by the wonderful Cavaille Coll organ.

To learn more about the choir’s activities and details of the forthcoming concerts visit their website at Warrington Male Voice Choir.