Viva España!

1.15pm Saturday 3 March
Lord Mayor’s Chapel, College Green, Park Street, Bristol  BS1 5TB

VivaEspanaPosterSpanish Renaissance music
with Jen Mackerras (recorder)
and Steve Walter (vihuela)



Admission free with retiring collection

The Recorder – An adventure in sound and time

Sat 7 April 2018, Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Frome, BA11 1PT

Welcome to our celebration of the recorder with Pink Noise Recorder Quintet and Baroque and Beyond.  


Excited by modern recorder music, but unsure how to create all those challenging sound effects? Let Pink Noise help: In this workshop we will guide you through the basics of the more common extended techniques (including flutter-tonguing, sputato, and glissando), and get you working on a piece you can help us play in our lunchtime concert (if you want to).  Aimed at players of a reasonable standard, you should be able to read music and count to time.  Bring whatever sizes of recorder you have available.

Please complete and return the workshop registration form.  PDF – PNRQ Workshop form

Tickets available on the door or in advance from Eventbrite.  Meet Pink Noise on Facebook.


Pink Noise give a whistlestop tour of some of the gems in the modern recorder repertoire.You will hear everything from jazz to African-inspired rhythms, high energy takes on modern pop music to sonorous renditions of Bruckner and Pärt. Participants in the morning workshop will be invited to perform alongside Pink Noise, and there will be an opportunity for kids (small and large!) to try out instruments and ask questions after the performance.

Coming along to the Pink Noise concert and workshop?
Select Combined Ticket on Eventbrite for a discount.

Baroque&Beyond with soprano,
Hayley Guest

Toe-tapping instrumental dance suites meet stunning arias for soprano voice and continuo. Ever the conjuror of birdsong and pastoral frolics, Baroque and Beyond showcase the possibilities of the recorder in chamber music of the eighteenth century: a fitting conclusion to a day-long celebration of this humble yet evocative instrument.

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Tickets available on the door or in advance from Eventbrite.
Meet Baroque&Beyond on Facebook.

Spanish music from the Court of Ferdinand and Isabella

7.30 pm Friday 1 December 2017
United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes

Rosafresca with vocalist Hayley Guest, explore the golden age of art and culture in Spain through the Palace Songbook. Dating from about 1520, this magnificent collection of over 400 songs is one of the great legacies of Queen Isabella’s support of the arts and music. The collection features the villancico, or rustic dance-song that would have been commonplace at village festivities, though later developed and refined by court composers of the time. The songs express themes of interest to the Spanish people – from the political, religious and pastoral to the amorous and bawdy.

Adults £12 Students £5
For information contact Jill Tomalin.
Tel 01803 8494141

Mosaic Five

1200 noon, Saturday 14 October 2017
St Alban’s Church, Coldharbour Road, Bristol, BS6 7NU
Tickets £5.00 on the door

This event will feature the recently formed ensemble Mosaic Five, presenting an eclectic mix of world, early, contemporary and popular repertoire. Introducing the group we have…

Bennet Jones, clarinet

Isabel Jones – flute

Tim Senior – cello

Steve Walter – guitar

Ben Westley – violin

Mosaic Five will present the music of Manuel de Falla, Bartok and Maxwell Davies and Bristol composer Richard Leigh Harris.

Elizabethan lute songs

1.00 pm Saturday 5 August 2017
Magdelen Chapel, 86-88 Holloway, Bath BA2 4PX
Rosafresca presents a recital of lute songs by Dowland, Morley and Campion.
Hayley Guest – vocalist, Steve Walter – lute
£5 entry on door or contact Tel 0117 9635817 to reserve a seat.


Songs from Shakespeare’s plays

12.00 noon Saturday 15 July 2017
Red Lodge, Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ

Rosafresca with vocalist Hayley Guest, present a selection of Elizabethan airs and dances made popular through Shakespeare’s dramatic productions.

Free entry at the door.
For further information contact or the Red Lodge on 0117 9211360

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol

1.15pm, Wednesday 23 November 2016

A Spanish song recital
Rosafresca with Hayley Guest

Tickets £7.50 available at the door or from the RWA Website
Concessions £5.50 – students and members of the RWA.
Ticket price includes entry to the galleries.

For more details: 0117 9735129 and 0117 9635817

Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton

7.30pm Saturday 10 September 2016

Pleasures from the Fairest Isle
Baroque and Beyond explore music with a connection to these shores – with pieces by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Haydn.

Tickets at the door – £8
Concessions £4 Bristol Music Club members and students

For more details: 0117 9635817 and 07470 454533