December 2016 L’enfance du Christ

For our 2016 Christmas Concert we performed L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)

An Oratorio by Hector Berlioz, at St Peter’s Church, North Hill, Colchester CO1 1NZ on Saturday 10 December 2016.

For the Pimlott Foundation, this concert brought together musicians from a variety of backgrounds.

Richard Moore (Polydorus / Le Pere) and Catrin Pryce-Jones (Marie) have been sponsored by the Pimlott Foundation alongside Dominic Sedgwick, (Joseph).

We also welcomed Zachary Kleanthous (Centurion), Jerome Knox (Herod) and Thomas Atkins (Narrator).

Choir members were drawn from local choral societies, Pimlott Foundation Family Choir (and keen singers!), under the directorship of our associate conductor Chris Borrett and the Janus Ensemble with conductor Michael Coleby.

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Hansel and Gretel February 2015

Hansel and Gretel was our mega ‘Opera Event’! Featuring professional and local singers, orchestra and pupils from 6 schools

It was performed at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Directed by Penny Cliff, with Mark Austin as Musical Director.

The opera was a huge success.

Further information can be found here

Midsummer Open Weekend June 22 & 23 2013

Old House and Gardens was open to the public on June 22/23rd. It featured an exhibition by 20 local artists and sculptors, a pop up mail art shop, plant stalls and refreshments.

Sunday also featured the Phil Sweeting Swingband, and Opera al Fresco.

It was a really successful event – despite the weather! The concert moved swiftly into the Barn – and performers adapted amazingly!

It was really impressive to see how easily the young performers interacted with the professionals – but after all, that’s what Pimlott Foundation is all about…

Thanks to all for tolerating British Weather so well….

Opera al Fresco – 15 July 2012 – in the Gardens of Old House

Pamina (Daniela Bechly) and Papageno (Hakan Vramsmo ) keep their poise – just about in  their duet from The Magic Flute
Direction – Penny Cliff
Wind ensemble:  Mary Blanchard – Flute, Sandy Tate – Clarinet, Janet Brook –  Oboe, Tim Hughes – Bassoon, Stephen Rumsey – Horn

George Ireland  Piano, Anna Bashall  Summertime, Alex Bryant Music of the Night, Inga Goldsmith Piano

Codrutza Oros Marsh Mezzo , Robin Adams  Baritone,  Hakan Vramsmo  Baritone, Daniela Bechly Soprano, Phoebe Pimlott Soprano, Antonia Ridley  Soprano, Richard Moore  Baritone, and chorus.

The Magic Flute, opera by W A Mozart – 30 August 2008 at Framlingham College

Held at the Framlingham College

Director: Penny Cliff, Designer: Mamoru Iriguchi, Lighting: Stuart Brindle, Stage Management: Liz Burton
Ass. Director: Zoe Tweed, Repetiteur: Daniel Law, Inga Goldsmith

Orchestra of St Paul’s Convent Garden, The Pimlott Players

Conductor: Ben Palmer
Queen of the Night: Stacey Wheeler, Speaker: Mark Saberton

1. Armed Man – Angus McCallister , 1. Boy – Charlotte Walters

2. Boy – Phoebe Pimlott, 3. Boy –  Olivia Castle

Sarastro – Kyung Sik Woo,  Pamina – Sarah Moule/ Sarah Gabriel

Tamino – Adam Magee, Papageno – Hakan Vramsmo, Papagena – Laura Wright.

An Evening of Purcell – Saturday 2 February 2008 at Dedham Assembly Rooms

The Ode to St Cecilia, An Evening Hymn, Music for a while, Fairest Isle, Rejoice in the Lord always and  Dido and Aeneas

Director Jeremy Hughes  Laurentian Baroque Ensemble and Choir

With Julie Roberts, Daniela Bechly, Stephen Varcoe, Angela Bostock,

Laura Wright, Charlotte Walters, Anna Bashall, Patrick McCarthy and Peter Crawford