New Cobbett Prize: Winners announced

New Cobbett Prize: Winners announced

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Following performances of all the finalists’ pieces at the Forge on the 10th December, the New Cobbett Prize panel announced this year’s winners.
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New Cobbett Prize Final: pre-concert talk

New Cobbett Prize Final: pre-concert talk

10 December 2014
6:45pmto7:15pm

The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL

Free pre-concert discussion: The state of composition in Britain today

What is composition for in the twenty-first century? Who are composers trying to reach? Are competitions like the New Cobbett Prize the best way to foster new talent and public enthusiasm?
Join the New Cobbett Prize panel for what promises to be a lively pre-concert discussion.
Tickets: free to ticket holders for the New Cobbett Prize finale at 7.30pm
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New Cobbett Prize: finalists announced

New Cobbett Prize: finalists announced

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Following the fascinating semi-finalists’ masterclasses, we can now announce this year’s finalists and judges for the New Cobbett Prize, our composition competition inspired by the work of Walter Willson Cobbett.
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Kate's fundraising cycle ride to Amsterdam

Kate’s fundraising cycle ride to Amsterdam

At the crack of dawn this morning we met the indomitable Kate Wareham, a Friend of the Berkeley Ensemble, as she set off from Waterloo station on a 300-mile cycle ride from London to Amsterdam.

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New Cobbett Prize: Semi-finalists announced

New Cobbett Prize: Semi-finalists announced

Cobbett entries

After much deliberation, the semi-finalists for the New Cobbett Prize, our composition competition inspired by the work of Walter Willson Cobbett, have been chosen.
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Travelling Light at the Greenbelt festival

Travelling Light at the Greenbelt festival

Inspired by the Greenbelt Festival 2014 theme of ‘travelling light’, the Berkeley Ensemble joined the festival again this year with a music and dance workshop delivered by members of the group alongside the fantastic choreographer and dancer, Jo Meredith.
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Campden Music: Britten, Bliss and Holst

Campden Music: Britten, Bliss and Holst

11 November 2014
7:30pm

Campden Music, St. James’ Church, Chipping Campden

  • Britten: Simple Symphony Op. 4
  • Mozart: Quintet for clarinet and strings K.581
  • G. Holst: Wind Quintet
  • Bliss: Conversations
  • Britten: Sinfonietta Op. 1

Entry via subscription or as a guest (suggested £15 donation, full-time students free)

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The Berkeley Ensemble marks its Chipping Campden debut with a programme contrasting Mozart’s sublime late clarinet quintet with the youthful vitality of Britten’s Simple Symphony and virtuosic Sinfonietta.

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