Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra now available

‘Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra’ MHP 1409

We have finished the project recording the Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra at Bolton Parish Church on Sunday 30th August and the double CD is now available.

Copies of the CD have been priced at £10 including the postage and packing and these can be obtained through the choir website Bolton Festival Choir or by contacting us here.

The next project involving an augmented choir comprising members from other Bolton based ensembles, is “Bolton at the Bridgewater” a concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Sunday 1st November 2009.

The programme features the choir, Bolton Symphony Orchestra and international soloists in works by Parry, Bliss and Walton.

Several anniversaries celebrated by Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra

‘Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra’ MHP 1409

We recorded the Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra at Bolton Parish Church on Sunday 30th August. The event, conducted by John Powell, featured music in celebration of the anniversaries of Handel, Purcell, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

The highlight, for many, was a new composition by Martin Lessons entitled “Our Love Burns Still” and was commissioned by Elisabeth Tatman the chairman of the organisation to celebrate her and husband Michaels Golden Wedding.

The preparations for the concert were recorded and broadcast on Bolton FM radio and a double CD of the entire concert will be available shortly.

To learn more about the choir please visit their website at Bolton Festival Choir.

Army Air Corps soar to ‘Where Eagles Sing’ on their latest CD

‘Where Eagles Sing’ MHP 809

Where Eagles Sing is the title of the new recording from the Band of The Army Air Corps which was recorded in May and is due for release at a launch concert to be held in Salisbury in the first week of October.

The music on the CD is a broad mix of both traditional and more contemporary music and features a number of solos from these talented instrumentalists. The title number is a fine arrangement of the music of one of the brightest new talents in brass band music today, Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

For more information about the music and their new CD please visit the website at The Band of the Army Air Corps.

Scherzo Brass to launch CD at the Great Northern Brass Arts Festival

‘Scherzo Brass’ MHP1309

We have completed the work on the Scherzo Brass quartet project which was recorded in early June at the Royal Northern College of Music. The recording features music by John Golland, Peter Graham, Wilfred Heaton and Jan Kotsier

The CD will be released on the 5th of September at the Great Northern Brass Arts Festival at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

 

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.

Read the latest reviews of our work from 4barsrest

“Latest Reviews”

Two further reviews of our work have been posted on the 4barsrest website.

The Wingates Band “Extremes” CD receives a very favourable review describing it as “a very enjoyable and risk taking glimpse of a different horizon from a band and MD with a real sense of musical adventure”

Journey Home by the Unison Kinneil Band is described as an enjoyable journey and concludes “Music House Productions enhance the recording with excellent post production work and with informative sleeve notes and a cracking picture of the band circa 1858 to remind everyone of their roots”

Details of the full reviews can be found at 4barsrest/reviews