Rare issue of one of Mendelssohn’s finest

“St Paul-The Tatton Singers” MHP 1809

The work on the recording of the Tatton Singers singing the Mendelssohn oratorio St Paul has been completed and the double CD of the work will be available at the next choir concert, the Annual Christmas Concert, which is being held on Saturday 12th of December.

During Mendelssohn’s lifetime, St Paul was a popular and frequently performed work. However, compared with such oratorios as Messiah, the Bach Christmas Oratorio and St Matthew Passion or even Mendelssohn’s own Elijah it has failed to maintain its place in the choral repertory and is now rarely performed in its entirety.[

It is believed that this is the first recording of the entire work sung in English and further information about the recording, the choir and their concert schedule please visit their website at The Tatton Singers.

Full House at the Lighthouse for charity launch

29th November 2009

“Whatever it Takes” MHP 709

The launch concert for the solo CD of flugel soloist John Lee with the girls from “Boobs and Brass” was held at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on Saturday 28th November 2009.

 The event was sold out and appearing with the girls were the members of the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

 The entire proceeds from the concert and the CD sales will be donated to the charity Breast Cancer Campaign and an excellent start was made during the evening with in excess of three hundred CD sales.

 Learn more about the “Boobs and Brass” ladies at their website Boobs and Brass.

Live recording of Mendelssohn’s oratorio St. Paul

14th November 2009

“The Tatton Singers” MHP 1809

We recorded the latest concert given by the Tatton Singers accompanied by the Tatton Sinfonia on Saturday 14th of November at St Johns Parish Church in Knutsford. The concert, conducted by John Powell, was a complete performance of Mendelssohns oratorio St. Paul.

The soloists for the evening were Eleanor Gregory (soprano), Richard Dowling (tenor) and Richard Strivens (bass) and a double CD of the entire concert will be available before Christmas

To learn more about the choir and their concert schedule please visit their website at The Tatton Singers.

New project to record two more CDs for the British Army

5th November 2009

“Remembrance” MHP 1709

We have started work on yet another project with the British Army spending three days recording The Band of the Parachute Regiment based at Merville Barracks in Colchester.

The music recorded will be included in two CDs which will be issued in the new year, one of which, Remembrance, contains a selection of the traditional music associated with Remembrance Services. The recording aspects of the project will be completed when a further visit is made to Colchester in early March 2010.

 To learn more about the band and see the list of forthcoming engagements visit their website The Band of the Parachute Regiment

 

Imminent Launch of ‘Whatever It Takes’ for worthwhile charity

We have completed the work on the solo album of John Lee with the girls from “Boobs and Brass” which was recorded in Northamptonshire last month.

The CD contains some fifteen solo tracks and three from the girls. It includes some established flugel numbers in addition to new arrangements by Alan Fernie, particularly the beautiful “Right Here Waiting”, better known as “Whatever it Takes” from which John has taken the CD title.

It will be launched at a promotional charity event at the Lighthouse Theatre Kettering on Saturday 28th of November with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band as guests. All the proceeds from the concert and the sale of the CDs will go to Breast Cancer Campaign.

Learn more about the “Boobs and Brass” ladies at their website Boobs and Brass. You can purchase the CD from their website or from here at the price of £10 (£11 including postage and packing)

John Lee and the girls of ‘Boobs and Brass’ are doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ for Breast Cancer Campaign

‘Whatever it takes’ MHP 709

A tremendous weekend was spent in the beautiful village of Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire recording a solo album with John Lee, the flugel horn player of Brighouse and Rastrick Band accompanied by the girls of “Boobs and Brass”. The locally based all female brass band was formed three years ago with its principal aim being to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Since that time over £36,000 has already been raised.

The band was conducted by the renowned conductors, Richard Evans and Derek Renshaw, and on Sunday we were joined by international trombone star Carol Jarvis who wowed everybody with her rendition of the great trombone solo in the Cole Porter song “I’ve got you under my skin

The project was the idea of the Brighouse soloist who has raised all the funding and the CD will be launched at a concert at the Lighthouse Theatre Kettering on Saturday 28th of November where the Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be the guests. All the proceeds from the concert and the sale of the CDs will go to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

To learn more about the “Boobs and Brass” ladies please have a look at their website Boobs and Brass.

It is also well worth learning more about Carol Jarvis and visiting her website at Carol Jarvis.

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.