Spring Concert 2020

Sunday 9 February 2020 at 3:45 pm

St. Edburg's, Bicester
Conductor: Sam Laughton

Mozart - Idomeneo: Ballet Music
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo theme (Cello soloist: Indira Grier)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Adults £12 (£10 in advance), Children under 16 half price.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from Coles Books (22 Crown Walk, Bicester OX26 6HY) or bought on the door.

  • The orchestra and soloist played their socks off!

  • The orchestra were wonderful, and I was delighted to have come as I've not heard this group before.

  • I couldn't take my eyes off the soloist, she was such an amazing 'cellist.

  • I cannot give enough praise to last Sunday's performance by Trinity Camerata. The selection of pieces blended very nicely. The playing was superb and the overall balance (or mix) for so many instruments was outstandingly good. Just right. Not forgetting the conductor and guest cellist who played their part in making it such an enjoyable afternoon / evening. Many thanks.

    - Brian
  • Blow winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout…! Well, the weather outside St. Edburg’s church last Sunday might have reminded us of King Lear’s dark and stormy heath, but inside all was sweetness and light, as Trinity Camerata presented a wonderful programme of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Not that the music didn’t sometimes reflect the elemental forces intermittently battering the roof: the surging energy of the Eroica symphony reminded us that Beethoven’s musical imagination could reach almost superhuman levels of energy and intensity. What a great piece that is; and how lucky we are to have an orchestra in Bicester prepared to work so hard to perform it! We are also lucky in that the Camerata benefits from Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists: this scheme enables us to enjoy the playing of some outstanding young soloists - and on this occasion the superb cellist Indira Grier joined the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Her effortless virtuosity and passionate commitment to the music was an absolute delight: she clearly has a brilliant career ahead of her. Despite the foul weather, the concert was very well attended, and the audience expressed their appreciation wholeheartedly. I’m sure we are all grateful to the members of the orchestra for being willing to give of their time and talents so generously in order to keep great music alive and to make sure that it remains an exciting part of the cultural life of Bicester!

    - Nigel Timms


Violin 1: Nancy Taylor (leader), Julie Boulter, Diane Gallacher, Cathy Gough, Emma Valley, Joanna Coull, Ellie Collins, Zoe Hudson

Violin 2: Judy Hunter, Carolyn Davies, Alison Knowles, John Alexander, Jenny Owens, Rowan Fitz Gibbon

Viola: David Barker, Gillian Warson, Jill Elliott, Simon Smith, Helen Timms

Cello: Miranda Ricardo, Sandy MacKenzie, Simon Kingsley, Denise Lewin

Bass: Chris Seddon, Jane Martin

Flutes: Tina Gandy, Jane Settle

Oboe: Joanna Rhind-Tutt, Bridget Riley

Clarinet: Mark Etherton, Ian Adlington

Bassoon: Glyn Williams, Mike Dowling

Horn: Dan Blakey, Helen Newing, Graham Coomber

Trumpet: Edward Paine, Laurence May

Timpani: Justin Rhodes