North Wind

North Wind comprise flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. We share a passion for music and performance and play a wide variety of music ranging from baroque through to contemporary.We have performed regularly together since 1999 in a variety of venues, primarily in the North of England.

As well as concerts, we have also played for weddings, memorial services, car launchings, art exhibitions and formal dinners. Our programmes are devised individually to provide a variety of musical styles for each occasion.

Previous Concerts and Events

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

St George's URC, Morpeth

St George's URC, Morpeth, was the venue for our lunchtime concert as a woodwind quartet, with Robin playing organ. The programme began with a Goepfart quartet in D minor, Dave played an Arioso by Fiocco accompanied by Robin, followed by a Telemann Trio Sonata in F major. Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for Wind Trio was an energetic wake up call followed by Jonathan playing the Larghetto from Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. A rousing arrangement of The Pirates of Penzance ended our performance - one of several in this successful Autumn series of lunchtime concerts held at the church.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Abbots House, Abbots Langley

A most appreciative audience enjoyed our new programme of pieces at Abbots Langley. The first half opened with 4 movements from Walton's Facade Suite, followed by Telemann Trio Sonata in F major for oboe and recorder. The Mozart quintet in C minor ended the first half.
Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for flute oboe and clarinet gave a rousing start after the interval, followed by the more dulcit tones of Handel's Trio Sonata in F major, played on 2 recorders and spinet. Our first performance of Paul Patterson's Westerly Winds ended the concert 'with gusto', only to encore with Les Animaux from Mississippi Five.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Church of Saint Ann, Newcastle

The fine Church of Saint Ann provided the perfect venue for a concert in aid of the Congo Children Trust.
Clifford Lantaff (pictured), principal harpist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, delighted the audience with Hindemith Sonata for Harp, Faure's Impromptu opus 86 and the Britten Suite for Harpe, opus 83.
North Wind performed three pieces from Walton's Facade (with Robin playing woodblock in the Popular Song), Reicha Quintet in Eb and Jim Parker's Mississippi Five.