Lunchtime Concert

5th Apr 2016 1pm - 5th Apr 2016 2pm Event Type: Concert

Lunchtime performance by Lucy Humphris (trumpet). Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.


Maurizio Cazzati: Sonata ‚ÄúLa Bianchina‚ÄĚ
Handel: Suite in D Major
Matyas Seiber: Dance Suite
Anthony Plog: 1st Movement of Postcards
Respighi arr. Humphris: Balletto from Ancient Airs and Dances


J.S.Bach arr. Humphris: 1st movement of Sonata in G minor
Janacek arr. Humphris: 3rd movement of In the Mists
Purcell: Sonata in D Major
Max Bruch arr Mikhail Nakariakov: Canzone
Harry James: Concerto for Trumpet


Lucy Humphris
Lucy began playing the cornet age 8, shortly afterwards taking up the flugelhorn and becoming principal flugel for the Hampshire County Youth Band. She has been a member of the National Children’s Orchestra, and was co-principal trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra. She was also lucky to be a part of the Mayor’s Jubilee Band, playing for the Queen as part of the diamond jubilee river pageant, and has performed with a select number of the NYO for the coronation festival gala in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
She gained a place on the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy in 2012, and was the joint winner of the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra Candide award. In 2013 she was invited on a scholarship to the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar in America where she worked with internationally renowned trumpeters John Wallace, Steven Burns and Tom Stevens, receiving high praise, and was asked to perform as the closing solo item in the final concert of the seminar.
She has given solo recitals both in Hampshire and Hertfordshire and has performed concertos with local orchestras.
She was a member of the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music for four years and won the annual brass prize both years she entered. After being offered scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall, she is now studying at the Royal Academy.
She is also a singer, singing with the Gemini Consort in Petersfield, and is frequently asked to sing with various local choirs and as a soloist. She is a composer and arranger, having been commissioned and had choral works performed. She is constantly striving to expand the trumpet repertoire through her arrangements.

John Alley
Until very recently John Alley was Principal Keyboard Player of the London Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has played just about everywhere. Indeed, he recently returned from a very successful trip to the west coast of the USA with Michael Tilson Thomas.
He has performed in countless Proms and has worked with many of the 20th. century’s major composer/conductors, including Boulez, Berio, Benjamin, Henze, Lutoswaski, Oliver Knussen and Thomas Ades.
A ‚Äėminor‚Äô sensation occurred in the performance of Shostakovich‚Äės ‚ÄėSuite for the Hypothetically Murdered‚Äô when he drank a pint of beer in the middle of a cadenza! He has recorded extensively for television, radio and disc and played on the soundtracks films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Little Women and (the new) Jane Eyre. He has contributed to over 30 volumes of music including Rabboni Flute Sonatas and the Arban Trumpet Studies for which he wrote the accompaniments.