We have room for more concerts and talks each year, so don't hesitate to contact us if you would like an event in your church or school etc, or if you would like to participate in one!

Year Date Locations Participants
2008 Saturday
Oct 4th
7.30pm
Tyndale Baptist Church
Whiteladies Road
BS8 2QG
Handel's Messiah

Musica Buena vocal consort with baroque instrument ensemble lead by Sarah Dodds, Colin Booth harpsichord

Victoria Bremner/Cynthia Dobbs/Tracey Hansford sopranos, Marianne McAleer/Norma Minors altos, Michael Ladomery/Steven Crake tenors, Niall Hoskin/Stephen Metcalfe basses
2008 Saturday
September 26th
7.30pm
St Mary's Church (The Church by the Bunny Park)
Hanwell
London W7
Musica Buena: Mary Yates voice/recorders, Josephine Reece organ/keyboard (This concert was postponed)
2008 Saturday
Aug 16th
7.30pm
All Saints Church
Ham Lane
Kingston Seymour
Musica Buena: Lavinia Redman oboe, Mary Yates voice/recorders, Josephine Reece piano/keyboard
2008 Friday
August 8th
8.00pm
St Bonaventure's RC Church
Egerton Road
BS7 8HP
Handel's Messiah Part 1, Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Musica Buena vocal consort with organ/keyboard

Victoria Bremner/Lucy Metcalfe/Mary Yates sopranos, Audrey Barns/Norma Minors altos, Michael Ladomery/Steven Crake tenors, Stephen Metcalfe/Iain Arnold basses; Claire George reader; Sarah Dodds/Josephine Reece organ/keyboard
2008 Sunday
August 3rd
2.00pm
Goldney House
Lower Clifton Hill
BS8 1BH
The Friends of El Hogar host another bric-à-brac sale table at the Amnesty International Garden Party - if you would like to contribute goods to sell, please call 01275 810126
2008 Saturday
July 26th
7.30pm
St Mary the Virgin Church
Leigh Woods
BS8 3PG
Handel's Messiah, Parts 1 & 2

Musica Buena vocal consort with baroque instruments

Victoria Bremner/Lucy Metcalfe/Mary Yates sopranos, Marianne McAleer/Norma Minors altos, Michael Ladomery/Bill Bowers Broadbent tenors, Niall Hoskin/Stephen Metcalfe basses; Claire George reader; Sarah Dodds/Anne Somersert-Harding baroque violins, Liz Fowler baroque viola, Kate Barrows baroque cello, Josephine Reece keyboard
2008 Saturday
July 19th
3.00pm
River of Life Christian Centre
Lampton Avenue
BS13 0PT
Nikki Furst flute, Mary Yates voice/recorders, Josephine Reece keyboard
2008 Sunday
May 18th
7.30pm
Clifton Hill House
Lower Clifton Hill
BS8 1BX
Bristol University Students with Musica Buena

Mary Yates voice/recorders, Sophie Cottrell oboe/piano
2008 Saturday
May 10th
7.30pm
Cornerstone Ministries at Christ Church
Redland Road
BS6 6AG
Chopin, Purcell, Handel's Messiah, Part 1

Musica Buena vocal consort with baroque instruments

Alicia Little/Lucy Metcalfe/Mary Yates sopranos, Marianne McAleer/Norma Minors altos, Michael Ladomery/Ian Henderson tenors, Niall Hoskin/Stephen Metcalfe basses; Sarah Dodds/Anne Somersert-Harding baroque violins, Sue Thomson baroque viola, Kate Barrows baroque cello, Josephine Reece piano/keyboard
2008 Saturday
April 19th
7.30pm
St Andrews Parish Church
Chew Stoke
Handel, Mozart, Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater'

Mary Yates soprano, Josephine Reece piano/alto, Rosalyn Hodson organ
2007 Saturday
November 10th
7:30pm
Redland Parish Church
Redland Green Road
Bristol BS6 7HE
The Concert Party with Lavinia Redman, oboe

Marianne McAleer mezzo, Mary Yates soprano/recorders, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler recorders, Maria Priest cello, Josephine Reece piano/keyboard

Albinoni, Bach, Britten, Byrd, Chopin, Corelli, Corrette, Dowland, Handel, Schumann, Van Eyck, Warlock
2007 Saturday
September 15th
7:30pm
Wesley Memorial Church
Bryant's Hill
St George BS5 8Q
Dolly Mixtures

Piano kindly loaned by Roy Williams, Allegro Piano Consultancy 0117 965 9191
2007 Saturday
August 25th
7:30pm
St Mary's Church Walton
Castle Road
Clevedon BS21
The Concert Party with Wendela-Claire Van Swol flute, Lavinia Redman oboe

Sophie Cottrell oboe, Andrew Stephen trumpet, Mary Yates recorder, Julia Belyavin, Angharad Redman, Andrew Rees violins, Sîan Rees viola, Maria Priest cello, Frances Zagni baroque bass, Christopher Francis keyboard/organ

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 and Suite in B Minor, Britten 'Pan' from 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid, Corelli Sonata in D Major for trumpet, 2 violins and continuo, Quantz Trio Sonata in C major for flauto traverso, flauto dolce and continuo, Saint-Saëns Allegretto from Oboe Sonata Opus 166
2007 Friday
August 24th
8:00pm
St Bonaventure's RC Church
Egerton Road
Bishopston BS7 8HP
The Concert Party with Wendela-Claire Van Swol flute, Lavinia Redman oboe

Sophie Cottrell oboe, Andrew Stephen trumpet, Mary Yates recorder, Julia Belyavin, Angharad Redman, Andrew Rees violins, Sîan Rees viola, MariaPriest cello, Frances Zagni baroque bass, Christopher Francis keyboard/organ

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 and Suite in B Minor, Britten 'Pan' from 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid, Corelli Sonata in D Major for trumpet, 2 violins and continuo, Quantz Trio Sonata in C major for flauto traverso, flauto dolce and continuo, Saint-Saëns Allegretto from Oboe Sonata Opus 166
2007 Saturday
June 16th
8:00pm
The Immaculate Conception and Franciscan Friary
Marine Hill
Clevedon BS21
Miscellany Ladies Choir with The Concert Party
2007 Saturday
May 19th
7:30pm
All Saints Parish Church
Church Lane
Long Ashton BS41 9LE
Dolly Mixtures

Byrd, Chopin, Dowland, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Wesley

Mary Yates soprano/recorders/speaker, Josephine Reece piano/keyboard/organ/speaker

Piano kindly loaned by Roy Williams, Allegro Piano Consultancy 0117 965 9191
2007 Saturday
May 12th
4:00pm
Holy Trinity Church
Church Lane
Nailsea BS8 4NG
The Concert Party

Bach, Eccles, Telemann, Quantz, Viadana, Schütz

Marianne McAleer mezzo, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler and Mary Yates recorders, Maria Priest cello, Christopher Francis organ

For both Honduras and the Tithe Barn, Nailsea
2007 Saturday
March 10th
7:30pm
Holy Trinity Church
Church Road
Abbots Leigh BS8 3QT
A Musical Celebration for Darwin!

Albeniz, Bach, Casals, Schubert, Telemann, Irish folksinging, lilting and fiddling

Marianne McAleer mezzo, Finn McAleer Irish fiddle, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler and Mary Yates recorders, Maria Priest cello, Shelley Prior piano

Piano kindly loaned by Roy Williams, Allegro Piano Consultancy 0117 965 9191
2006 Friday
October 13th
7:30pm
Church of St Bonaventure
Egerton Road
Bishopston
The Concert Party and Miscellany Ladies Choir

Mixed concert of baroque, modern classical and Irish folk

Marianne McAleer mezzo, Mary Yates soprano/recorders, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler recorders, Ellen O'Gorman recorders, Chris Hill cello, Christopher Francis organ
2006 Sunday
October 1st
7:30pm
Church of St Cuthbert
St Cuthbert St
Wells
The El Hogar Players and Singers

Duruflé's 'Requiem' for mixed choir and string orchestra, concertos for trumpet, oboes and strings by Handel and Purcell

Niall Hoskin baritone, Pamela Rudge mezzo soprano, conductor Martin Freke
2006 Saturday
September 30th
7:30pm
St Alban's Church
Coldharbour Road
Bristol
The El Hogar Players and Singers

Duruflé's 'Requiem' for mixed choir and string orchestra, concertos for trumpet, oboes and strings by Handel and Purcell

Niall Hoskin baritone, Pamela Rudge mezzo soprano, conductor Martin Freke
2006 Saturday
September 16th
7:30pm
Wesley Memorial Church
Bryant's Hill
Bristol
Dolly Mixtures

A light-hearted musical entertainment from Mary Yates soprano/recorders and Josephine Reece piano

Piano kindly loaned by the Allegro Piano Consultancy
2005 Saturday
October 15th
7:30pm
St Mary's Church
Church Road
Leigh Woods
The Concert Party

Bach, Irish lilts and folk songs, Purcell, Quantz, Renaissance dances, Schütz

Gemma Dudgeon soprano, Julia Elton oboe/recorders, Christopher Francis organ, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler recorders, Niall Hoskin baritone, Marianne McAleer mezzo, Maria Priest cello
2005 Tuesday
September 27th
7:45pm
All Saints Parish Church
Church Lane
Long Ashton
'Make a Joyful Noise!'

The Brunel Brass Quintet, Josephine Reece piano/organ, Sophie Cottrell, Wendy Lewis, Mary Yates oboes, Wendy Bertram bassoon, Maria Priest cello, Andrew Stephen trumpet
2005 Saturday
September 17th
7:30pm
Wesley Memorial Church
Bryant's Hill
St George
Festive music for Organ

David Stevens organ (David is currently organ scholar at Oriel College Oxford)
2005 Saturday
July 2nd
7:30pm
Redland Parish Church
Redland Green Road
Bristol
The Concert Party

Bach, Britten, Irish lilts and folk songs, Monteverdi, Purcell, Quantz, Renaissance dances, Schütz

Julia Elton oboe/recorders, Christopher Francis organ, Valerie Giltrow-Tyler recorders, Marianne McAleer mezzo, Maria Priest cello/flute, Mary Yates soprano/oboe/recorders
2005 Saturday
June 25th
7:30pm
St Mary and St Edward Church
Barrow Court Lane
Barrow Gurney
'Jonah Man Jazz!'

Bridget Guzek's 5 Children's Poems and Michael Hurd's Jonah Man Jazz for children's choir, instruments and soloists; music for flute and piano by Rachmaninov; songs by Peter Crossley-Holland; Telemann recorder duets; works for trumpet and organ; Chopin 'Variations Brillantes' for piano solo

The Long Ashton Children's Choir, Nikki Furst flute/recorder, Josephine Reece piano/organ, Andrew Stephen trumpet/soprano cornet, Mary Yates soprano/oboe/recorders

Piano kindly supplied by Allegro Piano Consultancy
2005 Saturday
June 11th
8:00pm
St Bonaventure's Church
Egerton Road
Bishopston
Bristol
Fauré's 'Requiem' for mixed choir and orchestra, soloists Niall Hoskin baritone, Cynthia Dobson soprano, conductor Martin Freke

Concertos for trumpet, oboes and strings by Albinoni, Telemann

The El Hogar Players and Singers with Nigel Nash, organ
2005 Saturday
June 4th
7:30pm
St Mary's Walton Church
Castle Road
Clevedon
Concertos for trumpet, oboes and strings by Albinoni, Telemann and Purcell

The El Hogar Players with Josephine Reece, piano/organ

Piano kindly supplied by Allegro Piano Consultancy
2005 Saturday
May 14th
7:30pm
Holy Trinity Church
Church Lane
Nailsea
'Love and Hope for Honduras'

Music for singers, brass, organ and recorders

Bristol Salvation Army musicians, organist Adam Towler, cornet soloist Graham Wright, The Bristol Citadel Recorder Trio
2004 Tues Oct 5th All Saints Parish Church, Church Lane, Long Ashton Brass Consort music from Renaissance to Modern, Piano music by Chopin and Brahms, Spanish and English songs and recorder music, and the first performance of settings by Bridget Guzek of children's poems for Children's Choir and Soloists

The Brunel Brass Quintet, The Long Ashton Children's Choir, Mary Yates soprano/recorder, Josephine Reece piano
2004 Sat August 14th St Mary's Church, Walton St Mary, Castle Road, Clevedon Arditi, Bach, Boyce, Byrd, Chopin, Corelli, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Folk and Traditional

Andrew Stephen trumpet, Mary Yates soprano/oboe/recorders, Josephine Reece piano/organ
2004 Sat June 19th Redland Parish Church, Redland Green Road, Bristol Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Porpora

Musica Mundi - Clare Griffel voice, Heather Gibbard baroque cello, David Griffel harpsichord
2004 Sat May 29th Church of St Mary and St Edward Bach, Clarke, Finzi, Handel, Johnson, Porter, Victoria, settings of Spirituals

Musica Mundi - 'Nota Bene' a capella singers, Andrew Stephen trumpet, Mary Yates soprano/recorder, Josephine Reece piano/organ
2004 Sat May 8th Church of St Bonaventure, Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol Vivaldi 'Gloria', Albinoni Concerto in C from trumpet and 3 oboes, Handel 'Let the Bright Seraphim'

'Miscellany' Ladies Choir, conductor Andrea Argent, Andrew Stephen trumpet, Barbara McConochie, Wendy Lewis, oboes, Mary Yates oboe/soprano, Nigel Nash organ
2004 Sat Feb 7th Basingstoke Spanish Circle Talk by Mary Yates
2004 Weds Jan 14th Bristol Rotarians Talk by Mary Yates
2003 20th November -
5th December
Honduras Visit by Mary Yates
2003 Sat Oct 18th Wesley Memorial Church, Bryant's Hill, St George Bach, Beethoven, Buxtehude, Cole Porter, Dowland, Duke Ellington, Handel, Purcell, Stanley, Poulenc, Weelkes

Brunel Brass Quintet, Sprightly Companions oboe trio, 'Nota Bene' a capella singers, David Stevens, organ
2003 Tues Oct 14th All Saints, Church Lane, Long Ashton Bach, Beethoven, Charpentier, Chopin, Handel, Purcell, Stanley

Brunel Brass Quintet, Sprightly Companions oboe trio, Mary Yates, soprano, Josephine Reece, piano and organ
2003 Sat Oct 4th St Andrews, Congresbury Brahms, Chopin, Copland, Handel, Mendelssohn, Poulenc

Mary Yates, soprano and recorders, Josephine Reece, piano
2003 Sat Sept 27th Christ Church Broad St, Bristol City Bach, Ravel, Iturralde, Quate, Dubois, Lacour

The Abona Ensmble: piano duet, flute and saxophone
2003 Sun Sept 21st Bristol Music Club
76 St Paul’s Rd
Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc

Raymond Dodd, ‘cello, Mary Yates, soprano, Nigel Dodd, piano
2003 Sat Sept 13th Victoria Methodist
1a Whiteladies Rd
Songs for Summer, and wind music by Denes Agay, Raymond Warren, Weber, Ibert

'PartSong' a capella singers, Noctutus Wind Quintet
2003 July 15th Long Ashton Church House Talk by Mary Yates
2002 26th November -
12th December
Honduras Visit by Mary Yates
2002 Sat 16th November St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Road, Leigh Woods, BS8 3PG The Junior Section of the Bristol Schools Chamber Choir in Songs from around the World and Songs from the Shows; The Downs Wind Ensemble in the Octet-Partita in Eb by J. N. Hummel; The Three French Hens Horn trio

in music by Bach and Mozart; The Helios String Quartet in movements from the ‘American’ quartet by A. Dvorák
2002 Sun 3rd November Bristol Music Club Mary Beverley Yates, soprano, Raymond Dodd, cello, Nigel Dodd, piano
2002 Sat 21st September Christ Church, Broad Street, Bristol City The Sprightly Companions
2002 Sun 7th October Basingstoke Spanish Circle Talk by Mary Yates
2002 Fri 24th May Bristol Spanish Club Eric and Rosalyn Hodson, Yolanda Vidal, Mary Yates, Holly and Erin Chivers, Emily Cox
2001 Fri 30 November Anglo-Hispano Club, Taunton Talk by Mary Yates
2001 5th May -
6th June
Honduras Visit by Mary Yates
2001 Sat 3rd March Partis College, Bath Max Young family concert
2001 Sat 3rd March Long Ashton Parish Church 'Cantilena'
2001 Sat 7th April Christ Church, Broad Street, Bristol City Mary Yates, soprano, Jonathan Price, piano
2001 Fri 23rd February Bristol Spanish Club Talk by Mary Yates
2000 Tues 31st October Long Ashton Church House Talk by Mary Yates
2000 April 17th -
May 26th
Honduras, Central America Volunteer visit by Mary Yates