Performances

Philip’s music has been performed regularly for the last 20 years by various singers, choirs, concert bands and other artists. His work has been heard around the UK as well as Europe and North America.

Below are some recent highlights – you can click on the programmes to zoom in.

‘Martin Read Foundation Concert’ – David Gibson conducting, St Lawrence Church, Alton, 2015

This concert in the historic St Lawrence Church in Alton, Hampshire was the venue for the first performance of My Peace I Give Unto You, a setting of a poem by GA Studdert Kennedy. It was part of a concert for the Martin Read Foundation, with a mixture of early and contemporary English music. David Gibson conducted the Martin Read Foundation choir.
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC (1883 – 1929) was an Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed ‘Woodbine Willie’ during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes (along with spiritual aid) to injured and dying soldiers.
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‘Wren Choral Marathon’ – Constanza Chorus, St Mary-le-Bow Church, London, 2015

Constanza Chorus performed A Farewell in London on Saturday 27 June, as part of the Wren Choral Marathon at the City of London Festival.

The event involved a series of hour-long concerts by 17 different choirs in 17 churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren – all in a single day.

Constanza’s concert took place at St Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside at 10pm, as the marathon headed towards a climax.

 

‘Concert: Sacred Music and Gospel Spirituals’ – Constanza Chorus, Basilica de Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, 2015

London-based choir Constanza Chorus took Philip’s music to Italy, when they asked to perform his song setting of the Tennyson poem A Farewell.

It was featured in the well-known choir’s concert at the beautiful 15th Century Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome in June 2015.

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Santa Maria del Popolo church

Santa Maria del Popolo church, Rome

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‘The Friends Recital’ – Joanna Tomlinson, The Great Hall at the University of Reading, 2015

Three of Philip’s settings of poems by 19th Century English poet Christina Rossetti were performed by soprano Joanna Tomlinson at The Friends Recital in the Great Hall at the University of Reading.

Mirage, The First Day and What Would I Give? were all included, with the latter two written especially for Joanna. What Would I Give? was given its world premiere at the concert.

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‘Jane Austen In London’ – Amanda Jacobs, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, 2014

Philip’s Chawton Suite received its first London performance at the famous St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden – known as ‘the actor’s church’.

Amanda Jacobs, having heard the Suite performed at Philip’s concert at Jane Austen House Museum, enjoyed it so much she asked if it could be included in her own upcoming concert.

Actress/singer Gemma Sutton took the role of narrator.

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‘Music By Philip Andrews’ – Alton Music Box, Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, 2014

Following the successful premiere of Philip’s Chawton Suite in September 2013, Alton Music Box decided to expand this to an entire concert dedicated to his music.

The evening – a mixture of his music for solo piano and songs, which are settings of romantic poems – was a sell-out, in the historic setting of Jane Austen’s home.

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‘Great British Music’ – Constanza Chorus, London, 2013

In this concert celebrating 500 years of British choral music, Philip was chosen to represent the present day with his composition A Farewell.

It put him in esteemed company with established composers such as Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Walton.

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Visit the Listen page to hear the performance of A Farewell.