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New London Chamber Ensemble Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service

Formed in early 2001, the members of the new london chamber ensemble (nlce) came together as a result of a passionate love of performance and a mutual desire to explore new ways of communicating musical energy to its audience. To this end they have undertaken theatrical training, performed works from memory, staged and choreographed both music and the spoken word and commissioned new music.

The ensemble's programmes range from the finest centrepieces of the chamber music repertoire to fully staged theatrical works all designed to entertain, provoke, surprise and enthral its audiences.

Each player in the ensemble is a virtuoso, but as a group they seem to have effortlessly acquired those essential chamber music skills of 'give and take', which would grace a long-established string quartet. Guy Woolfenden

The members of the nlce are all highly established professional musicians whose orchestral and chamber music experience includes: Endymion Ensemble; London Mozart Players; The Fibonacci Sequence; The Philharmonia; London Sinfonietta; The Academy of St Martins; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Cambridge New Music Players; Continuum Ensemble and The City of London Chamber Ensemble.

Between them, they also work at some of Britain's leading Conservatoires and Music Schools, including the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity College of Music, Wells Cathedral School, and the Purcell School of Music. The nlce gratefully acknowledges financial support from the PRS Foundation.

The nlce is committed to explore the theatrical and staging possibilities of performance, which has led to exciting collaborative work with choreographer Danny Scheinmann, inspiring several staged/semi-staged works in its repertoire, including Berio's Opus Number Zoo.

...a young, talented and imaginative addition to the Chamber Music scene. Friendly people, brilliant musicians Prunella Scales & Timothy West

In writing new works for the nlce, composers have been invited to defy conventional styles of presentation and include theatrical elements.

One of the first new commissions is scored for quintet and metronome; written by Edward Longstaff, entitled Public/Private - premièred in June 2003 at the Corsham Festival. A second commission, also by Edward Longstaff, entitled Doublings and Couplings (based on the Beckett play Come and Go), was premièred to great acclaim at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Banff, August 2002.

The nlce also commissioned a new work the 3rd book of studies from John Woolrich in celebration of his fiftiethth birthday year.

...they have a style which is refreshing, challenging and totally unique. One minute you think you are watching a normal concert, the next minute they are in the audience playing next to you. Don't just go and listen; go and watch, because it is a rare and wonderful thing to see a classical quintet use voice and choreography to turn an event into one that should not be missed. Danny Scheinmann

Education Projects
Since 2001, the nlce has been 'Quintet in Residence' to the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain; a youth chamber orchestra for highly talented young musicians which performs without a conductor. The Ensemble's work involves coaching orchestral and chamber music repertoire in preparation for bi-annual concerts.

In 2003 the Ensemble also worked with Nuphonics Young Composers in an education project allied to the East Sussex Wind Orchestra. The nlce is committed to taking music into schools and other institutions, particularly those that may lack exposure to the arts, increasing accessibility through its work with actors and choreographers.

New London Chamber Ensemble's web profile was last updated 5th Dec 2018


New London Chamber Ensemble Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service


New London Chamber Ensemble Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service

New London Chamber Ensemble's Sample Repertoire

Luciano BerioOpus Number Zoo
Samuel BarberSummer Music Op 31 (1956)
BizetJeux d'enfants
Harrison BirtwistleRefrains and Choruses
Martin ButlerDown Hollow Winds
Malcolm ArnoldThree Shanties Op 4 (1943)
Claude DebussyPetite Suite arr G Davies 1889
Suite No 2 arr G Davies
Paquito D'RiveraAires tropicales (1994)
Malcolm ForsythQuintette for wind - Everythinge ye ever wanted to knowe about Essex
Jacques IbertTrois pieces breves (1930)
György LigetiSix Bagatelles (1953)
Edward LongstaffPublic/Private for wind quintet (2000)
Doublings and Couplings for flute, ob + clart 2002
W A MozartF Minor Fantasy for flute clock K 608
Andante in F Major for mechanical clock K 616
Julio MedagliaSuite Popular Brasileira
Carl NielsenWind Quintet Op 43
Jim ParkerMississippi Five
ProkofievPeter and The Wolf (plus narration)
Maurice RavelMother Goose Suite
Lalo SchifrinLa Nouvelle Orléans
John WoolrichBook of Studies 1, 2 & 3
Stephen MontagueThule Ultima for mouthpieces
Rimsky-KorsakovFlight of the Bumble Bee

With Piano
Ludwig van BeethovenQuintet in E Flat major for piano and winds Op 16
W A MozartQuintet in E Flat Major K 452
Carl NielsenSerenata in Vano cl, bsn, horn, vc, db
Francis PoulencSextet for wind quintet and piano (1932)
Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano (1926)
Julian PhillipsPiano and Wind sextet
ShostakovichWaltzes for flute, clarinet and piano
Ludwig ThuilleSextet in B Flat Major op 6

With extra musicians/narrators
Leo Janá ekMládi, suite for wind quintet plus bass clarinet
William WaltonFaçade, An Entertainment for wind quintet and narrator/s
Bohuslav Martin Nonet wind quintet and string quartet
Graham WaterhouseNonet wind quintet and string quartet

Repertoire with orchestra
W A MozartSinfonia Concertante K 297b, for ob, clart, bsn, hn
Richard StraussDuett-Concertino in F AV 147, for clart and bsn

Family/Children's concert
Example of programme
BerioBarn Dance - The Fox and The Chicken
LigetiAllegro Con Spirito
TradHornpipe- Jack's The Lad
RavelMother Goose Suite + narration
Mystery PieceCan You Guess What This Is?
Rimsky-KorsakovFlight of the Bumble Bee
ParkerLes Animaux
TradOld MacDonald
BerioTwo Tomcats
ProkofievPeter and The Wolf + narration

New Works commissioned by NLCE
Edward LongstaffPublic Private/Doublings and Couplings
Martyn HarryWinner of Call for Works (2005)
John WoolrichBook of Studies set 3
Alison BeckettNew Work - Q
Basil AthanasiadisFaded Sho-norities


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