Richard Studt and The Sinfonietta
Type: Concert
Date: Thursday 20 June 2002

The Sinfonietta
Richard Studt Director/Violin
Crispian Steele Perkins Trumpet
Andrew Knights Oboe
Howard Nelson Flute
Andrew Court Violin

Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
Handel: Suite in D from the Water Music
JS Bach: Concerto in D minor for Two Violins
Haydn: Concerto in Eb for Trumpet & Orchestra
Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto ‘The Goldfinch’
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2


A capacity audience enjoyed the opening concert of the 2002 Shaldon Festival given by Richard Studt and The Sinfonietta in their third appearance at the Festival, which was sponsored by Teignbridge Council.

This programme sparkled from the very beginning with the sprightly and vivacious Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Handel's Solomon. In extracts from Handel's Water Music the Sinfonietta were joined by the very popular and charming Crispian Steele-Perkins, and the clear tones of his baroque trumpet sounded marvellous in the superb acoustics of St Peter's. Richard Studt himself and Andrew Court were the soloists in Bach's Double Violin Concerto and the audience was treated to a fine virtuoso display, with the Sinfonietta providing harmonic support.

Crispian Steele-Perkins again joined the Sinfonietta for Haydn's stirring Trumpet Concerto, which was a brilliant and thrilling end to the first half.

After the interval the oboist Andrew Knights played the solo part in Cimarosa's delightful Oboe Concerto and Howard Nelson, flute, played Vivaldi's flute concerto The Goldfinch.

The climax of the concert was the wonderful Brandenburg Concerto No 2 by JS Bach, which contains so many different moods of glamour, romance, quiet repose and then the lively finale - a fitting end to a superb evening.

Ro Rickett

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.