An Evening of Music and Song

On Saturday 9th July 2016, Corinne has been invited to accompany the Zimbabwean mezzo soprano, Lorna Kelly in a variety concert in aid of the National Musicamp Association of Zimbabwe.  Also in the programme is International Flautist Wissam Boustany who will be joined by fellow musicians Sally Goodforth (Piano), Melanie Coleman (Soprano), Paul Bourdillon (Clarinet), Samantha Moore (Flute), Dona Noune (Violin) and Edmund Jones (Viola) in a programme of chamber music that includes music by Mozart, Rutter, Saint Saens and Eric Coates, to name a few.

The concert takes place at St Andrew’s Church in East Hagbourne, OX11 9LP at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available now at £12,50 from the Post Office in East Hagbourne. Do come and join us for an evening of musical celebration in aid of a worthy cause for Zimbabwean musicians.

Corinne Marsh in Concert

Corinne Marsh in Concert

30th October in St Peter’s Church, Stapenhill

On Friday 30th October Corinne played music for oboe, cor anglais, tenor saxophone and piano to a large audience at St Peter’s Church, Stapenhill, and even received a standing ovation at the end of her performance!  As the programme included a diverse selection of styles, there was something to appeal to everyone.

She used a Bose L1 Model 2 sound system with a Bose Bass Module II to play the backing tracks to the music played on on her three wind instruments. This system provided a high quality accompaniment to scores from films, musicals and jazz standards.

Here is the programme:

“Phantom of the Opera” & “Love Changes Everything” from “Aspects of Love” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cor Anglais:
“The Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera” & “Close Every Door to Me” from “Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dream-coat” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Explanation” & “Song Without Words” by William Lloyd Webber
“Consolation” by Franz Liszt

Cor Anglais:
“Ave Maria – Meditation Sur La Prelude de Piano” by Bach-Gounod

“Fantaisie Impromptu Op 66” & Étude Opus 10 No 12 “Revolutionary” by Frédéric Chopin

Songs From “The Sound of Music”
Cor Anglais: “Eidelweiss”
Tenor Sax: “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” & “So Long Farewell” by Rodgers & Hammerstein

“Ladies in Lavender” by Nigel Hess
“Dream of Olwen” by Charles Williams



Prelude: “The Sea” by Selim Palmgren
“The Rustle of Spring” by Christian Sinding
“The Butterfly” by Edvard Grieg
“English Country Gardens” by Percy Grainger

Tenor Sax:
“’S Wonderful” & “Embraceable You” by George Gershwin
“Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller

“The Robin’s Return” by Leander Fischer
“Railroad Rhythm” by Billy Mayerl

Tenor Sax:
“Girl From Ipanema” by Antonio Jobin
“Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard

“Dizzy Fingers” by Zez Confrey
“Britannia Rag” by Winifred Atwell

Corinne will be “In Concert”

On Friday 30th October 2015 at 7pm (Note the time) Corinne will be “In Concert” at St Peter’s Church, Stapenhill, performing a programme of music in many styles which she hopes will suit all tastes and all ages. She will not only play the piano on this occasion, but also the oboe, cor anglais and tenor saxophone. The programme will consist of music from Musicals, Shows, Film, Jazz and Swing-time as well as some Classical favourites. Tickets cost £10, (£7 concessions) and are available for pre-booking by telephone: 01283 564589.
Don’t miss this exciting event!

January Cruise

Following a successful series of recitals onboard the Braemar Cruise Ship sailing to and around Norway in July 2014, Corinne and Kim are now making preparations for more concerts onboard the Black Watch.
Funchal is our first port of call where the sun shines all year round and the gardens have stunning displays of exotic flowers. We will explore this modern and vibrant city, and perhaps take a trip to the charming village of Santana, with its unusual triangular thatched houses.

From here, we’ll cruise on to Santa Cruz in Tenerife, where the Spanish way of life influences the city. Witnessing the beautiful beaches to the natural beauty of Mount Teide, and from the many Spanish restaurants to exciting Loro Parque.

Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands is next, where traces of its Portuguese heritage are still evident, particularly in the Governor’s Palace and City Hall. We will try to visit the fascinating Municipal Market and explore the tiny shops in the town while we’re there.

Our cruise ship then takes us to Salvador in Brazil, also with Portuguese influences, coupled with African traditions. We’re looking forward to seeing many ornate churches and imposing public buildings in the Upper City, which are monuments to the wealth generated by the sugar-cane and tobacco trades. The people of Salvador also have a carnival at the beginning of each year, as in Rio so that will be fun!

We then head off to Rio de Janeiro which is a lively and exciting city with many easily recognised points of interest. We’re hoping to take a stroll along Copacabana Beach or a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain; or marvel the largest Art Deco statue in the world; and definitely Christ the Redeemer at the peak of Corcovado Mountain before heading home to Heathrow! It’s going to be an interesting and exciting time!

Light Reflections Programme

On the afternoon of Sunday 5th October I had the pleasure of playing the Schumann Piano Quintet with the Auriga String Quartet in the Calne Festival of Music and the Arts. Future engagements to follow – watch this space!

On Wednesday 29th October at 7:30pm in St Peter’s Church, Stapenhill, Staffordshire, Kim Brown accompanied by pianist, Corinne Marsh, will present a concert of music in a lighter vein entitled “Light Reflections”. The programme includes popular songs from musicals, films and operettas such Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” as well as arias by Handel, da Chiara, Bizet’s opera “Carmen” and songs by Gershwin.

These are intermingled with piano solos written by Billy Mayerl, Winifred Atwell and other classic favourites such as “The Robin’s Return”, Sinding’s “Rustle of Spring” and “The Sea” by Palmgren. The programme would not be complete with a couple of piano solos by Frederic Chopin.

Kim Brown’s innate commitment to style and her passion for the dramatic are qualities that will ensure this concert is one not to be missed.

Light Reflections Programme Page 1

Light Reflections Programme Page 2


Cruise to Rio

Corinne and Kim Kim and Corinne enjoyed a successful cruise to Brazil in January 2015.  They visited the beautiful island of Madeira, followed by Tenerife, Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands and then, after a 5 days crossing of the Atlantic, they finally arrived in Salvador.  A further two days cruise took them to Rio di Janiero where an early rise at 5.15am meant they could enjoy the gentle cruise into the harbour past Sugar Loaf Mountain and past the Rio Niteroi Bridge, beneath the gaze of Christ The Redeemer.  It was a sight to behold and one that the camera simply could not do justice to!

Onboard, their four recitals entitled: “Invocation”, “Romance”, “Montage” and “Light Reflections” were well received by the large audiences in the Neptune Lounge.