PATRONS

 
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Dear Patrons,
 
 
During the Lockdown we have been maintaining a special “Lockdown” page in the Members’ section in an attempt to keep people in touch with each other. As Covid-19 seems to be continuing longer than we had expected, I thought we should add this similar page for our Patrons.
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I shall attempt to keep you up to date with patron-related information, funnies and other items you might find of interest.  Our Patrons are a very important part of our Choir.  We don’t know what we would do without you and we look forward to seeing you at Toll Gavel and elsewhere as soon as it is humanly possible.  Might we even go off on another  weekend away together during the next year or so?  Hmm.  Depends on Mr Covid.
 
Remember that you can always contact me with any requests, offerings, complaints or suggestions, preferably by email – julianmusik@icloud.com 
 
This also applies to any non-patrons who might have strayed onto this page and might wish to join us.  Most of our patrons have been with us for many years, so there must be something good in it for them!  Further details can be found on the “About the Choir” page of this website.
 
Best wishes and a hasty return to normality to you all
 
Julian Musik
Patrons’ Coordinator

 
 
Our current loyal Patrons are:
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ATKIN, Mr &Mrs K ATKINSON, Mr J BASKERVILLE Mrs N BINNINGTON  Mrs E DIXON, Mrs D FERRIMAN Mrs E
FRANKLAND, Mr & Mrs P  FREEMAN Mrs L  GODSON, Mrs M T GRAY, Mr & Mrs W  GRIMES, Mr & Mrs G HARDING,Mr & Mrs G
HARLAND, Mr & Mrs C HARRISON, Mr P JACKSON, Mrs, P JAMES, Mrs B JOHNSON, Mrs R M KHURI , Mr & Mrs M
KIRKBY, Mr & Mrs, S LANCASTER, Mr C L  LOS, Mrs P BENFELL, Mr & Mrs K MARGINSON, Miss B MOLLOY Miss E
MOXON, Mrs D MOXON, Mrs R NEEDHAM, E NEWLOVE Mrs B NOON Andy & Tracy PORTER, Mr & Mrs, A
RANSON, Mr & Mrs, P RIGBY, Mr D RUSSELL, Mrs Pat SAGAR, Mr & Mrs I SCROWSTON, Mrs S SCRUTON, Mr & Mrs N
SHARP, Mr, J SHAVE, Mr & Mrs P SIMPSON, Mrs L SKINN, Mrs B SMITH, Mr & Mrs G SMITH Mrs H
STOW Mrs J STUBBS, Mrs B WELBURN Mr & MrsB WRAY, Mr & Mrs J WRENCH, Mrs WROOT Mrs G
           

Please contact me:

 
1.  If you are a patron but your name does not appear
2.  If there is an error
3.  If your name appears here but you have not yet provided me with your email address.  At the risk of being boring I say again that being able to email is so very much easier for all concerned (well, me!)
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Honorary Life Members:
 
Members who have served the Choir exceptionally well as Musical Director/Musical Accompanist/President/Long-serving, retired members who have provided exceptional service to the choir.
 
 ANDREWS, Kate  CAVE, Pat   CHRISTIE, Ann  CROSS,  John  EASTWOOD, Andrew
 WALKER, Dorothy
 WILKINSON, David
 
 

 
Patrons of long standing, as well as widows of departed members, will I am sure also be interested in the material on the “Memorabilia” and “Lest we Forget” pages under “About the Choir”.
 
 
 

 
**Note that with videos you can click the small square bottom right corner for full screen.**


FREE ONLINE CONCERT – THURSDAY 15 APRIL, 1PM – JULIAN JACOBSON, PIANO 

Tune in online next week at 1pm on Thursday 15 April to watch the first free online concert in the Howdenshire Music Project’s 2021 lunchtime concert series. We are thrilled to welcome one of the UK’s most distinguished pianists, Julian Jacobson, to launch this year’s series. Julian’s programme includes two beautiful Arabesques by Debussy, Kapustin’s exuberant, jazz-infused Sonata No. 6, and Mussorgsky’s colourful and vivid piano masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition. This special online piano concert, recorded in Howden Minster, celebrates the project’s wonderful new FEURICH grand piano.

Julian is currently Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the Royal College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,  and regularly performing throughout the UK and abroad. He has appeared in over forty countries in five continents, has performed as soloist at Wigmore Hall and with orchestras including the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Symphony, and has a large and varied discography for major labels including Chandos and Hyperion.

Click below for a preview of the concert, featuring Julian playing part of the majestic Pictures at an Exhibition: Watch Julian Jacobson Concert Preview

 

The full concert will premiere on the Howdenshire Music Project’s Facebook and YouTube channels at 1pm on Thursday 15 April and will remain viewable on demand afterwards.

Best wishes

Steven

Steven Goulden

Chair, Howdenshire Music Project


 
In this Interlude, Howden Minster’s very own Director of Music Matthew Collins performs the joyful and sparkling Prelude in C by German organist and composer Johann Christoph Kellner (1736-1803). The performance features the Minster’s wonderful Rushworth & Dreaper organ – one of the finest in the region.
 

Matthew Collins studied the organ with Christopher Gray (Truro Cathedral) and Roger Tebbet (Selby Abbey) and was appointed Director of Music at Howden Minster in 2009. Oratorio credits as director or accompanist include Messiah, Stabat Mater (Poulenc), Requiem (Fauré, Duruflé and Rutter) and Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini). In addition to his church and choral work, Matthew is Head of Music at the De Costa Academy of Singing, York.


 
 
 

Harry hails from Beverley and has been playing the violin since the age of three. He spent five years in the National Youth Orchestra, working with conductors including John Wilson, Edward Gardner and Marin Alsop, and is currently a student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Professor Rodney Friend. Harry plays an English violin by renowned Yorkshire violin maker John K. Empsall (1856-1910) and W E Hill bow, both lent to him by the Royal Academy of Music.

We will be releasing more Interludes over the coming weeks, so do please keep an eye on this mailing list. You can also follow the Howdenshire Music Project directly on YouTube and Facebook to keep up to date with all our latest news and musical offerings.
Stay safe and best wishes

Steven


 
Note that Amy Butler has been very busy during Lockdown, playing for a Monday night Zoom meeting every week and has also played requests  for choir members.  Here is one she played for me.
 
For Julian Musik
 
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) ~ Revolutionary Étude, played by Amy Butler
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDXld9r5mOU
 

 
Strange but true
 
Did you know, that, in America, every time you tell a porkie on TV, a bald eagle drops its load on your shoulder.
 
 
Meanwhile…
 
 

Some adverts are better than others!
 
 
 

 
Blob Opera
 
A contribution from Richard Pollard of Driffield MVC and an old friend of BMVC.  Great fun (both Richard and the Blob Opera). Easily possible to play for an hour!
 
https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/blob-opera/AAHWrq360NcGbw?cp=e30
 

Some very good thoughts – some seen before, some not (by me, anyway)
 
As I sat, strapped in my seat waiting during the countdown, one thought kept crossing my mind   every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.
-John Glenn
 
When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. 
 They  said ‘Let us pray.’  We closed our eyes.  When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
– Desmond Tutu
 
America is a country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling  is real but the moon landing was faked.
– David Letterman
 
I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire.  
– Howard Hughes
 
After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box. 
 Italian  proverb
 
The only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats.
–  Jean Kerr
 
I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage.  
– Zsa Zsa Gabor
 
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.  
–  Prince Philip
 
Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.  
– Harrison Ford
 
The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.  
– Spike Milligan
 
Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. 
– Robin Hall
 
Kill one man and you’re a murderer, kill a million and you’re a conqueror. 
– Jean Rostand.
 
Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars  but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
We are here on earth to do good unto others What the others are here for, I have no idea.  
   W. H Auden
 
If life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. 
   Johnny Carson
 
Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball  cap.
   Steve Martin
 
Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is. 
– Jimmy Durante
 
America is so advanced that even the chairs are electric. /
– Doug Hamwell
 
The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.  
– George Roberts
 
If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport.  
– Jonathan Winter
 
I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.
– Robert Benchley
 
The weather person is the only person that I know, that can be wrong 99.9 % of the time and still have a job the  next day.  
-Johnny Carson