Purchasing of concert tickets for concerts.

Tickets for Sidmouth Parish Church concerts may be obtained online at
www.iscaensemble.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk
and at Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8EJ, tel. 01395 514516

Saturday 22 December 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church.


Supported by

The Joanna Leach Foundation.


       Classics for Christmas


           Emmanuel Bach - violin

           Joel Munday - violin


Handel : Water Music (excerpts) 

Bach : Concerto in D minor for two violins BWV 1043

Vivaldi : Violin Concerto for 2 violins in A minor Op 3 No 8 RV 522

Corelli : 'Fatto per la Notte di Natale'  -  'Christmas Concerto' Op. 6 No 8

Mozart : Symphony No 41 'Jupiter' K 551.



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Bach : Concerto for two violins in D minor

Mozart : Symhony No 41 in C major 'Jupiter'

Saturday 2 February  2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church.


Musical Directors

Roger Hendy    Alfie Pugh 





CHRIS GRADWELL - tenor sax


                                          JIM RINTOUL - bass

                                    STEVE DOUGLAS - drums

                                            JOE SHARP - oboe


Spectacular programme featuring Shostakovich's Second Jazz Suite,

popular pieces by Leroy Anderson, Robert Farnon, Ronald Binge

and Eric Coates 'Knightsbridge March and 'Dambusters March' 

'Gabriel's oboe' by Ennio Morricone from the film 'The Mission'

Plus an exciting newly commissioned work by Alfie Pugh

'Journey through the Feline Mind'

            Jim Rintoul                        Steve Douglas                   Chris Gradwell            Andrew Daldorph

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Shostakovich : Jazz Suite No 2

First movement of Alfie Pugh's new composition.
Recorded live at the East Devon Music Festival 30 June 2018.
MP3 audio file [7.1 MB]

Eric Coates : Knightsbridge March

Leroy Anderson : Fiddle Faddle

Saturday 16 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church.


Isca Ensemble     Roger Hendy MD

JAMES GILBERT - clarinet



Wagner : Rienzi overture

Walton : Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Weber : Clarinet Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich : Symphony No 1

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JAMES GILBERT is currently completing advanced studies with Mark Van de Wiel, Christopher Richards and Laurent Ben-Slimane as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a leading member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for three years where he played under distinguished conductors such as John Wilson, François Xavier Roth and Sir Mark Elder in world-class venues such as the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. James now enjoys playing in a variety of settings from solo to chamber to orchestral playing. He is on the extra lists for the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Professionally he has played under distinguished conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Karl Jenkins.


Besides  Weber's sparkling Second Clarinet concerto, the programme also contains two other spectacular pieces.

There were four films released in 1942 with music by William Walton. These helped establish him as a major figure in English music and British film music. The popularity of the music in The First of the Few was such that a recording was made in the same year of the 'Spitfire Prelude and Fugue' with the composer conducting.


In the First Symphony by Dimitri Shostakovich we encounter a young artist proudly, exuberantly, even cockily giving free rein to his imagination's wild but purposeful impulses. This is a terrific work for any orchestra to gets its teeth into!

Walton : Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Shostakovich : Symhony No 1

Saturday 8 June 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church.


Isca Ensemble

Roger Hendy MD

LUKA OKROS - piano



Rimsky Korsakov : Cappricio Espagnol

Mozart : Piano Concerto No 21 in C major K 467

Tchaikovsky : Symphony No 4.


Special guest concertmeister SERGEI EMELYANOV 

State Symphony orchestra of Tatarstan


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Mozart : Piano Concerto No 21 - Andante

Extra event promoted by Roger Hendy and the Isca Ensemble


Sunday 9th. June 2019 at 3 p.m.


Sidmouth Parish Church


A very special afternoon's piano recital by Luka Okros.


Admission by ticket only.

Details to follow.


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Saturday 19th. October 2019 at 7.30 p.m.




2019 Joanna Leach memorial concert







Isca Ensemble and Chorus
 MD Roger Hendy
Exeter University Chapel Choir 

The Maynard School Senior Chamber Choir 

Heloise West - soprano   

Michael Graham - tenor   

Tim Mirfin - bass

Tickets available from March 2019 online at www.iscaensemble.org.uk and www.ticketsource.co.uk

or in person or by phone at Exeter Visitor Information & tickets 01392 665885
1 Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1GF.

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Saturday 23rd. November 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church



Raddon Stephenson - trombone

Robert Millington - organ

Alex Wilson - piano



Programme will include

A specially commissioned work by Exeter composer, Alfie Pugh

Ferdinand David : Concertino for trombone and orchestra

Saint-Saëns : Symphony No 3 'Organ Symphony'


Other Isca concert dates in Sidmouth

(programmes to be finalised)


Saturday 28 March 2020