Diary for 2022

Monthly Members Meetings are the core of our events calendar. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month. Typically, there's some simple sight-read ensemble, a break for coffee and then an opportunity for members to perform - solo, in duet, or any combination you like. All standards of player are welcome. But treat it as a performance and put in a bit of practice beforehand.

Other events in the calendar include recitals in our Celebrity Concert Series, often at Turner Sims, Southampton, but sometimes in collaboration with other venues and festivals. Occassional workshops and other events feature from time to time.
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Our programme for 2022 is particularly full. This is our 50th birthday year and we mean to celebrate it in style. Our anniversay programm will be added to during the year but see what's available already (below) and if you would like a single-page summary to print and post on your noticeboard, fridge door or wherever, download this pdf.....
Next up...

JAN

12

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 7:30pm
Rehearsal Extra
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
An extra rehearsal for Timespan by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. This is the ensemble piece that will be premiered on 2 April 2022 at the Turner Sims
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The score for the first three movements is available to download now as a PDF

Vincent has also given us an MP3 of the Sibelius playback. He says, "It's a bit mechanical but will let you hear how it sounds when you look through the score."

Find the score and the MP3 file in the Members Area

JAN

26

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets AND
In the beginning - reminiscence from Adrian Neville, and additional material from David Chillingworth and Dave Rawlinson
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From the SCGS archives

the first mention of Adrian Neville

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FEB

09

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at 7:30pm
Rehearsal Extra
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
An extra rehearsal for Timespan by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. This is the ensemble piece that will be premiered on 2 April 2022 at the Turner Sims
The score for the first three movements is available to download now as a PDF

Vincent has also given us an MP3 of the Sibelius playback. He says, "It's a bit mechanical but will let you hear how it sounds when you look through the score."

Find the score and the MP3 file in the Members Area

FEB

23

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 

MAR

16

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 7:30pm
Rehearsal Extra
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
An extra rehearsal for Timespan by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. This is the ensemble piece that will be premiered on 2 April 2022 at the Turner Sims
The score for the first three movements is available to download now as a PDF

Vincent has also given us an MP3 of the Sibelius playback. He says, "It's a bit mechanical but will let you hear how it sounds when you look through the score."

Find the score and the MP3 file in the Members Area

MAR

30

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 

APR

02

Saturday, 2 April, 2022 at 7:30pm
Celebrity Concert
Turner Sims, Southampton
Vincent Lyndsey-Clark and Roland Chadwick feature in the first recital in our Celebrity Concert series for 2022

The concert programme will include the premier performance of Timespan, a piece commissioned by SCGS from Vincent Lindsey-Clark. Society members will perform the piece conducted by Mark Eden, with the composer taking the solo part.

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Roland Chadwick

The Australian guitarist and composer, Roland Chadwick, received a guitar for his 13th birthday and almost immediately began to compose. After 3 years of guitar lessons and with no training in composition, he wrote Dances for Winter Oakwood, a suite of pieces still performed around the world to this day.

As a recitalist, he made his début at the Sydney Opera House Broadwalk Theatre in 1998. Tours of Australia, Italy, England, Sweden, Mexico, and the USA followed. Arriving in England in 1997, he gave concerts in the Philharmonic Hall with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and played for all the important guitar societies in England.

In 2002 he and Vincent formed the Modern Guitar Trio with Roland Gallery, and they have performed at major classical music festivals in England and Germany.

Roland’s output as a composer has been prodigious and has ranged from works for solo classical guitar, art song, ballet, experimental jazz, guitar concerti to prog blues.

Vincent Lindsey-Clark

English guitarist Vincent Lindsey-Clark is a well-known composer for the instrument. He writes for students and professionals, and his work has been used extensively by the major exam boards and performed all round the world. Distinguished performers who have played his music include David Russell, Gary Ryan, Craig Ogden, Amanda Cook, Irina Kulikova, Daniela Rossi and many more.

His debut as a performer was at the Wigmore Hall in 1983. He became a member of the Segovia Trio in 1987 and is currently part of the Modern Guitar Trio.

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Vincent has been a regular tutor and performer at the Sydney Guitar Summer School in Australia and was invited to the Taranaki Guitar Summer School in 2016. In 2019 he performed and was a tutor at the inaugural Nelson Classical and Flamenco Guitar Festival in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island.

We will let you know when the box office opens

SCGS Members will benefit from a member discount on tickets for this concert

To be scheduled at one of our springtime Members Meeting...
A Recital by Young Guitarist with Promise - we're searching and will let you know

APR

27

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 

MAY

21

Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 2:00pm
Workshop
The Girlguiding Centre, Chandlers Ford
A Workshop with John Mills
More details to come, including how to apply for one of five slots for students in this masterclass.
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Tickets for this event will be available in February 2022.
Keep an eye on the SCGS eNewsletter for more information

MAY

25

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 

JUN

15

Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Day trip
Greenlands Farm, Oxfordshire
The Luthier's Craft - a visit to the workshop of Oren Myers in Oxfordshire. Further details to come, about the arrangements for this trip.
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JUN

29

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 
To be scheduled in the summer
Garden Party and BBQ
Preshaw
We're guests of our Chairman, Chris Thompson, for this informal summer get-together in the Hampshire countryside
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JUL

27

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
 

AUG

31

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets.
This is an Anything Goes Evening where members play a variety of instruments and styles of music.

SEP

Friday, 9 September to
Sunday, 11 September 2022
West Meon Music Festival
 
There will be a recital featuring classical guitar at one of the Festival concerts
To be scheduled in the autumn
Celebrity Concert
Turner Sims, Southampton

SCGS Members will benefit from a member discount on tickets for this concert

A very special Celebrity Concert, still at the planning stage, to be revealed in the New Year
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SEP

28

Wednesday, 28 September  2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets.
 
To be scheduled in the period 20-23 Sep
Day Trip to the London Guitar Festival
A visit to the London Guitar Studio and take in a concert at the London Guitar Festival in Kings Place.
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OCT

02

Sunday, 2 October at 4:00pm
Guitar at Hanger Farm
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
A concert with Eden-Stell Guitar Duo and Vincent Lindsey-Clark. SCGS will reprise Timespan, Vincent's  ensemble piece premiered in April
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A collaboration with the Minstead Trust, bringing classical guitar to the wonderful performance space at their arts centre on the outskirts of Southampton
To be scheduled in the autumn
Winchester Guitar Festival
 
If the festival goes ahead this year, we'd love to be part of it. We'll bring you news when we have it...

OCT

26

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets.AND
Presentation of the SCGS Cup and winner's recital
 

NOV

30

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 7:30pm
Members meeting
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
Ensemble, solos and duets
This is a Composer's Night featuring local composers associated with the Society

DEC

14

Wednesday, 14 December at 7:30pm
Golden Jubilee Christmas Party
The Winchester Room, St Boniface Church
The last opportunity in 2022 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sothempton Classical Guitar Society
 
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