Tag Archives: Wes Carroll

Update on changes

Following last evening’s rehearsal to which the brave turned turned out despite the snow, further news became available about the rest of this term and on into the future. Les Lake ably took us through some of our pieces last … Continue reading

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Christmas Spectacular

Ashford Sinfonia went on tour again on 10 December – all the way to Folkestone for our annual concert in collaboration with Hythe and New Romney Salvation Army. The weather was atrocious and the Towers Theatre was a bit chilly … Continue reading

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Christmas Spectacular

Ashford Sinfonia once again joined forces with Shepway Community Choir, Hythe Salvation Army Band and Steve Hawkins of Folkestone and Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society in the annual Christmas Spectacular at The Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe. This is a peculiarly addictive … Continue reading

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AGM and Social Evening

This year we were blessed with a beautifully warm evening, and some summer sun, for our Social Meeting and AGM in the Chairman’s garden. Food and drink were contributed by all the members, and we started with sparkling wine on … Continue reading

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Summer Concert

On a beautiful Summer’s afternoon Ashford Sinfonia gathered for the final concert of the academic year in the lovely Chuch of St Mary the Virgin, Willesborough. The concert started with the March and Waltz from Benjamin Britten’s Matinées Musicales, which … Continue reading

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A Poolside Proms Challenge

I’ve embarked on a challenge – to listen to every BBC Prom concert this year, something made possible by the power of technology and the wonderful service the BBC provide. I won’t be able to listen live. Four children and … Continue reading

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The things our maestro has never told us – by his dad.

Richard Carroll Susan asked me if I could write a piece about Wesley. She jokingly suggested that it could be along the lines of “Now get out there and practise or Father Christmas won’t bring you any presents” but I … Continue reading

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Music you dislike but can’t resist?

During one of the Proms this year I turned on the radio (well started it on an app on my phone, to be precise) and it was the early stages of Ravel’s Bolero. This was the piece that Torvill and … Continue reading

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That jolly first rehearsal

Next Monday is our first rehearsal of the new term (7.30 at Highworth School, Ashford if you want to join us). For teachers it is also the start of a new school year and I often find myself in reflective … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be jolly – even in August

Our next concert will be the Christmas Spectacular at the Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe. Last Christmas we took part in a Christmas Spectacular organised by the Salvation Army in Hythe, of which I am also a member. The event brought together … Continue reading

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