The Ten Tors Orchestra
Type: Concert
Date: Thursday 19 June 2008


Conductor: Simon Ible

Handel Water Music Suite No.2
Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 Soloist: Alec Frank-Gemmill
Walton Two string pieces from Henry V
Mozart Symphony No.41 ‘Jupiter’


The opening concert of the nineteenth Shaldon Festival in St Peter’s Church on Thursday 19 June attracted not only a packed audience but also a packed performance stage with 28 orchestral players; a record number for the Festival. The Ten Tors Orchestra, under the baton of their Conductor Simon Ible, delighted the audience with their varied programme. Highlights included a memorable performance of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4, the solo horn part played by Alec Frank-Gemmill, an outstanding young musical talent. His technique was clear and precise but more important was the sympathy and enjoyment of the music which he communicated so well to the audience. The stillness of two string pieces from Walton’s Henry V set a perfect introduction to Floodlines by Karen Wimhurst, premiered in Plymouth earlier this year. An evocative piece for string orchestra, paying homage to the wild force of water, it certainly seemed to have captured the imagination of the The Ten Tors players as they gave a performance of great conviction. The concert ended with a rousing account of Mozart’s Symphony No.41 ‘Jupiter’.

Enid Hayles

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.