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Galliard Ensemble - CANCELLED


Ferenc Farkas:     Early Hungarian Dances 
                            Intrada, Dance of Lázár Apor / Apor Lázár tánca
                            Leaping dance / Ugrós

Franz Danzi:        Quintet in B-flat major, Op 56, No 1

Darius Milhaud:   La Cheminée du Roi René

Norman Hallam:  Dance Suite: Waltz, Bossa Nova & Charleston


Kathryn Thomas (Flute) | Owen Dennis (Oboe) | Sarah Thurlow (Clarinet) |
Richard Bayliss (Horn) | 
Helen Storey (Bassoon) 

Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain's leading chamber groups, with repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Birtwistle.

Now in its 30th year, the ensemble has performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals, including Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead and at the BBC Proms.

They have also performed in Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland and Slovenia and are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and around the World.

The Galliard Ensemble is known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance style and its recordings have been widely praised; the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and BBC Radio 3 have all selected a Galliard Ensemble CD as "outstanding" or as Critics' Choice.

They have worked closely with many leading contemporary composers, including György Ligeti and with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, on his quintet Five Distances (for their performance at the BBC Proms) which led to their award-winning CD of Birtwistle’s chamber music for winds.

In 2013 they ran the 'Galliard Anniversary Composition Competition' to mark their 20th year.

Their latest recording, ‘From the Beginning’, will be released in the Autumn of 2023 to mark their 30th anniversary.      

The Galliard Ensemble is passionate about bringing music to a diverse audience realising the positive impact that music can have on learning and personal development. Their educational work ranges from concerts for children to masterclasses at leading conservatoires and universities such as Royal Northern College of Music, University of Cardiff, Trinity Laban, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Photo credit: Pip Bacon @ Purple Raspberry


Pure pleasure... This, in short, is wind quintet playing of great distinction... From this admirably recorded disc you also get a very good idea of how enjoyable the Galliard's public concerts must be. Strongly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine

“the variations movement was splendidly controlled… Also impressive was their intonation and conductorless unanimity” Richard Morrison, The Times

“The Galliard Ensemble gave a distinguished recital of music for wind quintet” (BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert) Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph

“Taut and well rehearsed” The Financial Times

“One of the highlights was the Galliard ensemble” Paul Conway, The Independent

  • Standard Price: £6.50 in advance | £7.50 on the day
  • Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Over 60s | Students | Claimants | Disabled People plus one companion: £5.50 in advance | £6.50 on the day
  • Time Credits (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444): 2 credits

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