Ensemble Renard

Award-winner wind quintet in open rehearsal

10-11 September 2022

This is something slightly different for us. Ensemble Renard are an award-winning wind quintet with a growing reputation: this year’s calendar sees them performing at festivals in France, Scotland and Wales. From Gershwin to Knussen – via Mozart - each piece they play demonstrates the kaleidoscopic versatility of the ensemble.

Some of you may have come to this fabulous wind quintet’s performance at All Saints in 2019. This time we aren’t running a formal concert: instead there will be a chance to pop in at your leisure and see them in an informal setting as they go through their paces and polish up their repertoire. Over the weekend of 10-11 September they’ll be in the church late on Saturday morning, all Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

There will be no admission charge for this event but donations on the day will be appreciated: it’s also the weekend of the annual “Ride and Stride” fundraiser for the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust.

Recently the quintet have heard that they have won a place on the prestigious Britten Pears Young Artist Programme which means they’ll be in residence in Aldeburgh next spring. 

What’s more, on August 12th the ensemble appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune”. This recording will be available on BBC Sounds for a few weeks; the Renard feature appears about 75 minutes into the broadcast.  

Saturday September 10th 12pm-1pm; 2pm-4pm

Sunday September 11th 10am-1pm

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