HWE- “Where the Ground is Thickly Shaded”

Saturday November 23rd 2024 at 7.30 pm.

Venue: St Georges Anglican Church, Warncliffe Road, East Ivanhoe.




““English Dances for Band"


“Lads of Wamphray”


“One Life Beautiful”




“a dance for where the ground is thickly shaded” for symphonic band


Concerto for Timpani and Band” Timpani soloist, John Wise 1. Allegro Moderato 2. Adagio 3. Allegro molto

Guest Conductor: Dr. Joanne Heaton 

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter 

Be delighted in Concert Three by a program including the music of Percy Grainger, Steve Bryant, Malcolm Arnold, Julie Giroux, Gordon Jacob and David Keeffe.

Our guest conductor, Dr. Joanne Heaton, will take you on a journey with an exciting program of music by Australian, American and English composers.

The program features a new work by the Australian composer – David Keeffe: “a dance for where the ground is thickly shaded” for symphonic band.

The English composers are represented with two wonderful works: English Dances for Band by Malcolm Arnold and the thrilling Concerto for Timpani and Band by Gordon Jacob featuring as timpani soloist – our own John Wise. The sound of the English composers from the early C20th is truly magical.

The two American composers – Steve Bryant & Julie Giroux, have two very personal works in the program. Giroux’s work was written in memory of Heather Cramer Reu for her “one life beautiful” that brought so much love and joy to her family’s lives. Bryant’s Impercynations is a work inspired by the compositions of Percy Grainger.


Take a minute to read the diverse descriptions of the music we intend to present at this concert and lock the date into your diary. You will not only have a wonderful time, but you will also discover the whole rich sound world of the contemporary Wind Band.