Six Brandenburgs: Six Commissions.
Commissioned by and performed at Music@Malling
It was thrilling to hear from director, conductor and violinist Tom Kemp from Music at Malling about the enthusiastic reception for the Six Brandenburgs : Six Commissions piece which includes Gold & Precious Silver by Stevie Wishart who was one of six prominent composers who were asked to compose a piece relating to the famous Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
In April 2022, the complete Brandenburg Concertos were performed alongside six new works by Brian Elias, Michael Price, Deborah Pritchard, Daniel Kidane, Joseph Phibbs and Stevie Wishart in 3 concerts in the iconic setting of Malling Abbey.
The concerts received outstanding reviews in the national press.
Fiona Maddocks gave the concerts 5 stars in The Observer “…the music superbly performed by Chamber Domaine.”
David Nice in The Artsdesk gave another 5 star review describing the concerts as: "A colossal achievement made up of seemingly effortless and joyous playing meeting with an equally joyous audience response.”
Michael White in The Catholic Herald commented: “..one of the best musical experiences I have had in ages. Everything felt cherished and delivered from the heart by the formidable musicians of Chamber Domaine."
The full reviews are here:
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
David Nice, The Artsdesk
Michael White, The Catholic Herald
Please find below links to concert highlights:
Concert I: https://vimeo.com/744583790
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.1
Brian Elias - Sequel
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2
Michael Price - The Malling Diamond
Concert II: https://vimeo.com/744606361
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Deborah Pritchard - Illumination
Brandenburg - Concerto No.4
Daniel Kidane - Concerto Grosso
Concert III: https://vimeo.com/744615961
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.5
Joseph Phibbs - Bach Shadows
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.6
Stevie Wishart - Gold and Precious Silver
View the programme
Chamber Domaine will be performing this project in festivals and venues in the UK and Europe in 2024/25 including the Wigmore Hall.