2002/03 Season's Concerts
nineteenth Season

12 October 2002English Piano Trio
30 November 2002Tuba Magna
18 January 2003Naomi Williams (cello)
15 March 2003English Romantics


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Details of the Organ

Colin Druce - Organ
Andrew Stone-Fewings - Trumpet

Tuba Magna is an exciting duo partnership which combines with stunning effect the magnificence of the pipe organ with the startling brilliance of the solo trumpet. Tuba Magna presents the best of a11,musical styles from High Baroque elegance to modern jazz - from virtuoso classical trumpet concertos to songs from the latest West End musicals - from operatic arias to favourite television theme tunes. Their presentation and virtuosic playing has thrilled audiences throughout the ' country. Tuba Magna was formed as a result of association at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Both musicians subsequently remained in the Midlands, from where they have concentrated the promotion of their solo careers. Their programmes are constructed to appeal to music lovers of al1 ages - ensuring that wherever they perform, the audience will be delighted to have heard Tuba Magna.

Colin Druce studied the organ with Roger Fisher at Chester Cathedral, and later at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he won first prize in the Ludlow Philharmonic (Concerto) Competition. He has travelled extensively in the U.K. - concert venues include Chester Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral; Gloucester Cathedral, St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol, Chester Town Hall and Theatre Clwyd. He is also in demand for concerto appearances, and has performed at the Cheltenham Music Festival and the Bristol Organ Festival. He was a semi-finalist in the 1989 Royal College of Organists "Performer of the Year Competition".

Andrew Stone-Fewings began his musical career in his home city, Hereford, where he played with the local Salvation Army band. Since studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire he has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet Company, Halle Orchestra, English National Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera. He has recorded extensively for radio and television and has gained high recognition at the Maurice Andre International Trumpet Competition in Paris.

 2002/3 season