18 November 2017: Inaugural concert of the Whiteknights Ensemble


Earlier this year some of my musical friends and I got together to form the Whiteknights Ensemble, and our inaugural concert is now only three weeks away! We’ll be performing as a wind quintet and the programme comprises works by Mozart, Ligeti, Cambini, Nielsen and Patterson.

Based in Earley, Reading, the Whiteknights Ensemble takes its name from Whiteknights Park, the manorial land of the De Erleigh family, now the campus of the University of Reading.

Full details can be found on our website here. The concert will take place at 7.30pm in St Paul’s Church, Wokingham, and proceeds will be donated to Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, a local charity which supports sick and disabled children through art and music therapy.

It’s a very worthy cause and the tickets are only £5, so please come along and support us if you can!

Programme details as follows: 

W.A.Mozart – Overture: The Magic Flute

György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles

Giuseppe Cambini – Quintet No.2 in D minor

Carl Nielsen – Wind Quintet

Paul Patterson – Westerly Winds

And if this isn’t enough to tempt you, there’ll be wine and cake during the interval: a nice glass of vino and some home baking could be yours for a suggested donation of two quid – how can you say no? Tickets on the door or available in advance from ensemble members via info@whiteknightsensemble.org.uk.

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30 April and 7 May 2016: The Beech Hill Concert Band


Beech Hill Concert Band performs for charity and we’re looking forward to two lively performances in aid of Christian Aid and Age Concern.  We hope you will join us…

Christian Aid Fundraising Concert

Date: 30th April at 3pm 

Venue: St John’s Church, St John’s Rd, Newbury RG14 7PY.

Tickets: £8 From Church Reps or on the door.  Wine and fruit juice available at the interval for a donation.

We’re told there is plenty of parking in nearby streets. 

Age Concern Bracknell Forest and the Beech Hill Band Fundraising Concert

Date: 7th May 2016 at 7pm 

Venue: St Michael and Mary Magdalene Church (Crowthorne Rd, Bracknell, RG12 7ER) 

Tickets: £15 including entertainment, cheese and wine

How to book tickets and directions are here:


There is plenty of parking behind the church.


For those of you who love to know the music – here’s the programme….

Thunder and Blazes – Julius Fucik arr Gerald Gardner
The Cowboys – John Williams arr. Jim Curnow
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – Bill Charleson
Michel Legrand in Concert – Michel Legrand, Marilyn & Alan Bergman; arr Ian Polster
O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds
Scarborough Fair – Calvin Custer


Harry Potter – John Williams; Arr.  Robert W. Smith
Imagine – arr. Takashi Hoshide
Mack and Mabel
When you wish Upon a Star – Leigh Harline; arr Sammy Nestico
Gaelforce – Peter Graham