This concert is part of the Sound Out Leeds 2023/24 series.
Jess Gillam Ensemble
Trad arr Alistair Vennart Wild Rover/Sainte Nicholaes CPE Bach arr Simon ParkinAllegro Assai from Flute Concerto in A Minor Wq 166 Gruber arr Rimmer/Maydew Silent Night Trad arr Rimmer Coventry Carol James Blake arr Rimmer/Maydew Retrograde Michael Nyman arr Peter Riley Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds Trad arr Peter Riley Wassail JS Bach arr Simon Parkin Prelude and Fugue in E minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 Barbara Thompson A Tribute to Bechet Leonard Bernstein arr Simon Parkin Suite from West Side Story Trad arr Simon Parkin/JGE Yuletide Comes Tchaikovsky arr various Nutcracker Suite John Harle Briggflatts (1 Flare, 2 Garsdale, 3 RANT!) Sammy Cahn & Jimmy van Heusen arr Will Newell The Secret of Christmas Rune Sorensen arr Simon Parkin/JGE Shine You No More
Join the dynamic Jess Gillam Ensemble for a warming, wintery concert featuring festive favourites and music that spans centuries.
This sparky and energetic ensemble featuring saxophone, strings, bass, percussion, and piano is rooted in classical music but takes inspiration from many different corners of the musical universe. The ensemble is led by saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician, the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms and the recipient of a Classic BRIT Award.
The Ensemble is passionate about creating an electrifying concert experience for you to enjoy!
‘ Throughout the evening they struck sparks off each other. The result was an exhilarating concert… giving us all an experience that will linger long in the memory.’ The Mail on Sunday