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.

Two CD’s of Piano Music coming soon…

Corinne has recently spent a day in the Old Granary Studio in Beccles, Suffolk where she recorded a rangle of delightful piano music for two CD’s which will shortly be available. They will be called “Light Reflections” and “Natural Reflections”. Watch this space for news of their availability and how you can obtain your copies…

Germany April 2016 with Fred…

On Monday 25th April Corinne will head down to Dover to meet Fred Olsen’s cruise ship, the Braemar which was the first ship that Corinne worked on in July 2014. The Braemar is setting sail to cruise to Germany where they will travel along the Flensburg Fjord visiting Flensburg and Travemünde, then along the Trave River to the Keil Canal, arriving in Hamburg on 30th April. They leave Hamburg on the 2nd May and travel along the Rivers Elbe and Weser before arriving in Bremen on May 3rd. The ship returns to Dover on May 5th.

This is a very special cruise for Corinne as she will be travelling solo this time, presenting three concerts playing her 5 instruments: piano, oboe, cor anglais, soprano and tenor saxophones.  She has prepared three varied programmes in a range of styles which she hopes will appeal to all musical tastes.

The Four Winds...

The Four Winds…





Cruise to Cape Town January 2016


Kim and Corinne are looking forward to their next cruise with Fred Olsen and will be heading for Cape Town on 12th January 2016.  They will fly out to Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands to meet the Boudicca. From there they will set sail for Praia (Cape Verde), visiting Jamestown, (St Helena), Walvis Bay and Luderitz (Namibia) before arriving in Cape Town on the 29th January.

Cruise to the Caribbean December 2015

On the 25th November, Kim and I flew from Gatwick to St Lucia to meet Fred Olsen’s cruise ship, The Black Watch. We were hosted overnight at the Coco Palm Resort at Rodney Bay. It was blissful to suddenly find ourselves at 32C! The following day we met the Black Watch and set sail. The cruise included visits to Basseterre on St Kitts, Gustavia on St Barthelemy, Philipsburg on St Maarten, Road Town in Tortola in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, before heading for a day in St John’s, Antigua. We stayed overnight in Ponta Delgada in the Azores before returning to Greenock, Glasgow.
Our four recitals were well received by the audiences who enjoyed the variety of styles on offer in our programmes. We rose to the challenge of performing during a Force 10 gale during which the port holes in our cabins had to be sealed with cast iron caps. The biggest challenge was trying to remain on the piano stool while the ship lurched to and fro!
We also performed in the two final evening shows in which Kim sang “Vilia” from Franz Lehar’s “Merry Widow”. Corinne was also invited to accompany the Canadian flautist, Tara Rachelle in Cecile Chaminade’s virtuosic Concertino Opus 107 which was well received by both audiences.
We arrived back in at Greenock in Glasgow on Saturday 12th December.

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