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Performance Diary...

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Saturday, 2nd June 2012, All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay, 2:30pm (English Music Festival)

Seven Songs, Op36

Syred Consort  conducted by Ben Palmer.

Details here


Sorry for the hiatus in 2008 - 2011 - there were lots of performances, we just didn't keep track of them!


Saturday, 26th April 2008,  Interlochen Arts Centre, USA

Waltzsongs, Op224

Vocal ensemble conducted by Larry C. Smith.

Details here


Saturday, 10th May 2008,  Canolfan Centre, Holyhead

Five Hymns in Popular Style, Op54

The Monteverdi Singers 


Saturday, 10th May 2008,  WCLV Classic FM Church Choir Challenge

Fight the Good Fight, Op54 No5

Chancel Choir of Christ Presbyterian Church of Canton/David Kienzel


Sunday, 25th May 2008,  Radio WKSU

Petite Suite for recorder and strings, Op245

John Turner, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Saturday, 14th June 2008,  St Paul's Parish Church, Huddersfield

Waltzsongs, Op224

The Huddersfield Singers 

Details here


Friday, 4th July 2008,  ABC Classic FM Radio (Australia)

Symphony No.3 , 3rd movement

Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Saturday, 5th July 2008,  venue (Yorkshire) to be confirmed

Four Wanton Ballads

The Sterndale Singers 

Details here 


Saturday, 19th July 2008,  David Gardner Hall, University of Utah

Waltzsongs Op.224

The Opus Choir, conducted by Roberta Shimensky

Details here 


Friday, 25th July 2008,  Radio New Zealand

Symphony No.1, Op.2

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted David Lloyd Jones (recording)


 August 2008,  Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House and the Anglo Chinese Junior College, Singapore

Marche Militaire, Schubert ar. Gardner

Stephen King and Rosemary Pennington, piano duet


Saturday 16th August 2008,  Halifax Parish Church

Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op179

Christopher Newton, Organ.

Review here


Monday 25th August 2008,  St. Bartholomew's Church, Armley

La Volta, Lament & Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op179

Christopher Newton, Organ.


Tuesday, 16th September 2008,  Radio WUOT, Tennessee

Irish Suite, Op231  Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Saturday, 19th September 2008,  Oran Mor, Glasgow

A Burns Sequence, Op213  National Youth Choir of Scotland, West Lothian Choir, conducted by Graham Boyce

Review here


9th November 2008,  Royal Liverpool Phlharmonic Hall (BBC Choir of the Year)

End of Term  from Irreverent Rhymes, Op225  Westminster Boys' Choir, conducted by Jeremy Walker


Sunday 23rd November 2008,  BBC Radio 3 (BBC Choir of the Year)

End of Term  from Irreverent Rhymes, Op225  Westminster Boys' Choir, conducted by Jeremy Walker


Saturday, 22nd November 2008,  Christ Church United Reformed Church, Leatherhead

A Song for St. Cecilia's Day  Op.119

Antiphonia, conducted by Anthony Cairns

Details Here


Saturday, 20th December 2008,  Maltings Centre, Alton, Hampshire, UK

The Holly and the Ivy Op.58 No.2; I Saw Three Ships Op.89

Alton Choral Society with Alton Concert Orchestra


Performance Archive...

Sunday 14th January  2007, Walter Hall , University of Toronto

Marche Militaire (Schubert, arr. Gardner). The Aldeburgh Connection


Thursday 15th February  2007, St Peter's, Eaton Square, London SW1

Six American Hymns in Free Style, Op.147. The London Oriana Choir, conducted by David Drummond


Wednesday 21st February  2007, Trinity College of Music

The Entertainment of the Senses, Op.121.


Friday 23rd February 2007, St Margaret of York, Cincinatti

Saturday 24th February 2007, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinatti

Waltzsongs, Op.224. Vocal Arts Ensemble, conducted by Earl Rivers

Listen Here


Thursday 15th March 2007,  Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London

Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet Op.7. The Academy Brass Soloists, directed by James Watson


Thursday 15th March 2007,  Guildford High School, Surrey, 7:30pm

A Shakespeare Sequence Op.66. School Choir conducted by Graham Thorp


Saturday, 17th March 2007,  Radio WKSU

Irish Suite, Op231  Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Sunday 18th March 2007, 10:30am Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

Stabat Mater, Op. 210. Maria Jette (soprano), Philip Brunelle (conductor) with the choir of the Plymouth Congregational Church.


Tuesday 20th March 2007, Eagle House, Sandhurst

String Quartet No.3, Op.176 ; excerpts from  Recollections of Love, Op.242 (UK premiere); Jazz arrangements for oboe and piano; Marche Militaire (Schubert, arr.Gardner); Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise, Fight the Good Fight  and Everybody Sing! Op.178 No.4


Tuesday 3rd April 2007, Eastbourne Town Hall, 7:45pm

Irish Suite, Op.231. Eastbourne Concert Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Shepherd


Saturday 21st April 2007, Bryanston School

Prelude for Strings, Op.148a (world premiere performance) Hampshire Youth String Orchestra, conducted by Spike Jones


Saturday 12th May 2007,  St Barnabas's Church, London W5

Half Holiday Overture, Op.52. The Ealing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Gibbons


Saturday 12th May 2007,  St Peter's Church, St Albans

A Shakespeare Sequence Op.66. The Carillon Chamber Choir, conducted by Simon Joly


Monday, 14th May 2007, Radio WEKU

Irish Suite, Op231  Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Sunday 20th May 2007, 10:30am Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

Fight the Good Fight, Op. 54v. Philip Brunelle (conductor) with the choir of the Plymouth Congregational Church.


Sunday 10th June 2007, 10:30am Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

God of All Ages, Op. 147, no.3 Orchestration by Philip Brunelle (conductor) with the choir of the Plymouth Congregational Church.


Friday, 14th June 2007, St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op.179 . Martin Setchell (organ)


Saturday, 16th June 2007, St Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, 7:30pm

A Shakespeare Sequence, Op.66. Huddersfield Singers, conducted by Philip Honnor.


Saturday, 16th June 2007, Kendal Parish Church 7:30pm

Four Songs to poems by Thomas Hardy, Op.235. John Turner (recorder), Jonathan Price (cello) Pro Nobis Singers, conducted by Clive Walkley.


Sunday, 17th June 2007, Finchcocks Museum

Thursday 21st June 2007, Tudeley Church, nr Tonbridge

Loveliest of Trees, the Warlock Singers.


Saturday, 30th June 2007, Malvern Priory, 12 noon

Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op.179 . Martin Setchell (organ)


Saturday, 7th July 2007,  The Anvil, Basingstoke, 7:30pm (invitation only)

Midsummer Ale, Op.73. Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Tom Seligman


Saturday, 14th July 2007,  Holy Cross Church, Bearsted, Maidstone, 7:30pm

Fight the Good Fight, Op.54v. Bearsted Choral Society conducted by Peter Ashley


Saturday, 28th July 2007,  Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings, Op.249 (World premiere); Petite Suite for Recorder and Strings Op.245. Graham Salvage (bassoon), John Turner (recorder), conducted by Nicholas Marshall


Sunday 23rd September 2007, 10:30am Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

Old Hundredth, Op.59 No.1; Prelude on "Dominus Regit Me" Op.127, Domine Refugium (from Cantiones Sacrae Op.12); God of All Ages, Op. 147, No.3.Choir of the Plymouth Congregational Church conducted by Philip Brunelle


Wednesday, 19th September 2007,  Brentwood Cathedral (lunchtime)

John Gardner birthday concert. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op.75 No.2Sonata da Chiesa, Op.136, Five Hymns in Popular Style, Op.54, Waltzongs, Op.224; Marche Militaire (Schubert, arr. Gardner)


Monday, 8th October 2007, WGBH Radio 

Midsummer Ale, Op.73

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd Jones (recording)


Tuesday, 9th October 2007, 7pm,  Jubilee Room, The New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7BS (Nearest tube: Marble Arch)

British Music Society, "the music of John Gardner" an illustrated talk by his son, Christopher Gardner


Sunday, 14th October 2007,  Christ Church United Reformed Church, Leatherhead, 3pm

"An Autumn Pastoral" presented as part of Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival 2007

The Turning Year Op.19,  My Cheerful Soul, Op.194, Set me as a Seal Op.240,and Five Organ Dances, Op.179.

AntiphoniA, conducted by Anthony Cairns with Gina Eason, Organ. Also includes works by John Joubert (80th birthday year), Moeran, Howells, and others.


Sunday, 28th October 2007,  Christ Church Cathedral, Cambridge

Oh how amiable are thy dwellings Op.65


Thursday, November 15th 2007, St. John's, Smith Square, London

Sonata da Chiesa, Op. 136, Deborah Calland (trumpet), Kyle Horch (saxophone), Iain Farrington (organ)


Sunday, 25th November 2007, Royal Opera House, London - Claus Moser 85th birthday celebration

Marche Militaire, Schubert, arr. Gardner  Graham Johnson & Imogen Cooper, piano duet


Tuesday, 27th November 2007, Alleyn's School Parents' Choir Concert

 A Burns Sequence, Op.213 


Saturday, December 1st 2007, Alhambra Theatre, Pennyroyal Academy

Sunny Bank, Op.141

Hopkinsville High School Advanced Choir


Sunday, December 2nd 2007, Radio WNYC (New York City)

Piano Concerto, Op.34

Peter Donohoe, David Lloyd Jones, RSNO (recording)


Saturday, December 8th 2007, Holy Cross Church, Bearsted, Maidstone 7.30pm

Cantata for Christmas, Op.82 , Bearsted Choral Society, conducted by Peter Ashley


Saturday, December 15th, Bath Abbey, 7pm

Entry of the Three Kings, Bath Abbey Choir concert


Sunday, December 16th, St Michael's Church, Paris

Entry of the Three Kings, conducted by Christopher Herbert

Watch this on YouTube


Friday, December 21st, BBC Radio 3, 1pm ("Afternoon on 3")

When Christ was born of Mary free; The Turning Year; Sunny Bank; There is no rose

BBC Singers, conducted Stephen Cleobury


Sunday, December 23rd, Brentwood Cathedral, 4pm (Service of Nine Lessons and Carols)

The Entry of the three Kings

Brentwood Cathedral Choir, conducted Andrew Wright


Monday, December 24th, BBC2 TV

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conducted Stephen Cleobury


Sunday. 18th January 2008, Margaret Comstock Hall, Louisville

Sonata Secolare, Op.117 (first movement)

Louisville Brass and Friends


Friday, 15th February 2008, Radio WTIF

Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Op.193

Jill Crowther, Alan Cuckston, English Northern Philharmonia (recording)


Saturday, 16th February 2008,  Christ Church United Reformed Church, Leatherhead, 7:30pm

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op76, No.2,  There is no rose, Op.237

AntiphoniA, conducted by Anthony Cairns


Tuesday, 19th February 2008,  Radio New Zealand Concert

Petite Suite for recorder and strings, Op245

John Turner, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Saturday, 15th March 2008,  Hampstead Town Hall, London NW3, 7:30pm

Five Partsongs to Poems by Wallace Stevens, Op142

London Concord Singers, conducted by Malcolm Cottle (Concert also includes works by Gardner's Wellington College contemporary Philip Cranmer and a new work by Robert Hugill)


Sunday, 17th March 2008,  Radio WKSU & Classical24 Public Radio (USA)

Irish Suite, Op231  Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted Gavin Sutherland (recording)


Friday and Sunday 4th & 6th April 2008,  House of Prayer, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA

Waltzsongs, Op224

The Unicorn Singers, conducted by Margo Ender.


Friday 4th April 2008,  St. George's Church, Gateshead

La Volta, Lament & Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op179

Robert Quinney, Organ.


Sunday13th April 2008, Radio WGUC, Cincinatti

Waltzsongs, Op.224. Vocal Arts Ensemble, conducted by Earl Rivers

Listen Here


Wednesday 16th April 2008,  St. Mary's Church, Dorchester

La Volta, Lament & Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op179

Robert Quinney, Organ.