Saturday 29th March 2014

Junior RNCM
“Before They Become Famous VII”

Always an exciting mix of styles and sounds from students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. This year we will be entertained by :-

Lucy Pond (Flute)
Alex Flanders (Trumpet)
Kate De Campos (Viola)
Grace O’Malley (Soprano)

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Post-Concert Report

This year’s students at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music chosen to entertain us were

Lucy Pond  Alex Flanders Kate De Campos Grace O’Malley

(all accompanied by David JonesPiano)


Alex Flanders, Trumpet
Flor Peeters: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (ii: Aria)
Busser: Andante et Scherzo
Grace O’Malley, Voice
Bellini: Vaga luna, che inargenti
Trad: Blow the Wind Southerly
JS Bach arr. Gounod: Ave Maria
Lucy Pond, Flute
Ferrou: Trois Pieces pour Flute Seule (iii: ToanYan)
Kate De Campos, Viola
Rebecca Clarke: Morpheus


Lucy Pond, Flute
Phillipe Gaubert: Ballade pour Flute et Piano
Kate De Campos, Viola
Schumann: Marchenbilder (i: Nicht Schnell)
Faure: Piece
Alex Flanders, Flugel Horn / Trumpet
Errol Garnet: Misty
Bozza: Badinage
Grace O’Malley, Voice
Caldara: Sebben Crudele (from La constanza in amor vince l’inganno)
Morricone: Nella Fantasia
Novello: We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again
Final Bow
(All pictures were taken during the concert by Roger Evans)


Once again students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music provided an enthusiastic audience with a series of fine performances in an exceptional evening of music making at our concert in March.

Alex Flanders (trumpet) opened the concert with pieces by Flor Peeters and Busser, not house-hold names, but the music was quite melodic and approachable. He returned later to give an effective rendition of “Misty” (Errol Garner) and finished with “Badinage” by Bozza.

Grace O’Malley produced a rich mezzo-soprano tone with which she sang an aria by Bellini, “Blow the Wind Southerly” and the Bach / Gounod “Ave Maria”.  She ended the concert with “We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again” (Novello).

Lucy Pond played a splendid flute solo by Ferroud and “Balade pour Flute et Piano” (Philippe Gaubert). The fourth student was Kate de Campos (viola). She played “Morpheus”, a remarkably evocative piece by Rebecca Clarke, part of Schumann’s “Marchenbilder” and a test piece by Faure.

David Jones provided suitably apt piano accompaniment where appropriate.

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