Projects and Plans
Florence Price UK Premiere
Suite for Brasses and Piano
February 11, 2023
Over a year ago I was intrigued to find a record of an octet for brass and piano written by American composer Florence Price. Jumping at the chance of chamber music for brass, I set about tracking down this unpublished mystery work! Turns out it is an outstanding piece of music - joyous, celebratory and touching. Hear it for the first time in Peckham Rye, London!
Saturday 26 June 11.30am
Rye Lane Chapel, Peckham Rye
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Live Concerts Announced for The Trumpet Shall Sound series
February 11, 2023
Chamber group Bella Tromba will perform a concert of imaginative music penned by female composers. Featuring evocative spirituals by Margaret Bonds, pastoral English music by Imogen Holst and romantic waltzes by Clara Schumann this concert is perfect for a Sunday afternoon with family and friends.
Sunday 20 June 2pm Tickets £13/£15 including tea/coffee on arrival.
Jo announced as Guest Speaker for Women in Brass event
1 March 2021
SWAP’ra Makes Space is a series of targeted gatherings designed to focus on the challenges women face within their own disciplines.
The aim is to foster a feeling of community and peer-to-peer support, offering time and space to exchange ideas and resources to leave you feeling positive, connected, and empowered.
New repertoire search leads to pioneering concert series
30 March 2021
Jo has launched a new concert series with backing from:
Arts Council England,
RVW Trust, The Finzi Trust,
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Ralph Vaughan William’s Charitable Trust.
The new concert series called The Trumpet Shall Sound reflects Jo’s passion for introducing audiences to new chamber music.
The Trumpet Shall Sound will feature music by Betsy Jolas, Camille Pepin, Florence Price, Imogen Holst, Margaret Bonds, Ralph Vaughan William’s and Undine Smith Moore.
Music Video release of 'enter Ghost' by Judith Bingham OBE
20 February 2021
Jo has released a solo music video of music by Judith Bingham OBE. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the project took place at Tilbury Fort, an English Heritage site in Essex.
Photography and Video, Paul Treacy
Producer, Rosanna Goodall
Sound Engineer, Chris Kalcov
enter Ghost film featured by Totally Thames
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Judith Bingham's solo trumpet work was recorded for film at English Heritage site Tilbury Fort, Essex in 2021.
Overlooking the mighty river, the battlements and underground tunnels were the perfect location for Paul Treacy's stunning film.
The film will be showcased throughout September by Thames Festival Trust .
Jo Harris Song Featured in Jeans Ad
February 11, 2023
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10 October 2021
Inspired by poetry, stories and faith this eclectic programme from Jo Harris presents classical music at its finest – unique, inspirational and up close.
From French impressionism to English pastoral, composers Camille Pépin and Ralph Vaughan Williams reacted to the challenging times they faced. Vaughan Williams brought communities together in a War-torn Britain with his Household Music, designed to be played in the home by any number of musicians. In the Summer of 2020 the composer Camille Pépin spent a sleepless locked down night in her Paris apartment. Looking down on the empty streets from her window, she found hope in the dawning of a new day.
Best known for her ballet music, Elizabeth Maconchy’s reflective cello solo is a well kept secret but a fine example of her lyrical and expressive writing. Bold and distinctive, Betsy Jolas’s flamboyant quartet for trumpet and strings experiments with new colours balancing muted trumpet with strings that are struck and tapped.
UK PREMIERE Camille Pepin (b.1990) Avant les clartés de l’aurore (2020) 9’
Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 -1994) Narration for solo cello (1984) 8’
Betsy Jolas (b 1926) Quatuor VII (Afterthoughts) (2018) 10’
Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Household Music (1943) 16’
Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
St Denio (Scherzo)
This concert was made possible with generous support from The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and the Arts Council for England National Lottery Project Grant.