Clarinettist to entertain


As the impressive banners on the main road through Newenden village proclaim, the well-known clarinettist, David Campbell, is coming to St Peter’s Church to entertain the villagers and the Friends of St Peter’s on Friday, March 29 at 7.30pm.

As a teenager David played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and then studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music. He became the clarinettist in Peter Maxwell Davies’s group, The Fires of London, with whom he toured all over the world, appeared at the Proms, on television and regularly broadcast on the radio. Peter Maxwell Davies became Master of the Queen’s Music in 2004 and sadly died three years ago.

David’s many recordings include two versions of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with the City of London Sinfonia and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is passionate about music education and is now Head of Woodwind at Westminster School. He is also artistic director of MusicFest, Aberystwyth and has recently returned from Bahrain where he was adjudicator in the Young Musician of the Gulf competition.

The Evening with David Campbell will include anecdotes from David’s performing life, extracts from some of his favourite recordings and live performance on the clarinet. His choice of music will appeal to everyone and all are welcome.

David is generously giving his services for the benefit of the Friends of St Peter’s, who support the Parish Church council in maintaining and enhancing the fabric of our beautiful Newenden church. With vital work to be carried out on the roof and on the electrics, your support will be greatly valued.

Tickets are £15 each, to include a drink on arrival. Please contact or phone 01797 253632.

Image Credits: David Campbell .

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