Quintessentially Wind at All Saints Church Carol Service


6.30 pm Sunday 17 Dec

The first Carol Service at All Saints Church, Fleet, since it was destroyed by fire in 2015 will be held at 6:30 pm on Sunday 17th December and we are expecting a record attendance for what promises to be a spectacular celebration in what is now a beautifully restored church!

Andrew Gray (Fleet Concert Orchestra’s conductor) will conduct the choir and instrumentalists. The ‘Hart of Brass’ brass quintet will accompany the congregational carols and ‘Quintessentially Wind’ will accompany some of the choir items, as follows:

Choir & Organ                 What sweeter music – Rutter 
All, Organ and Brass     O come all ye faithful
Choir & Wind Quintet       Sans Day Carol                  
All, Organ and Brass     It came upon a midnight clear   
Choir                                Infant holy, infant lowly
All, Organ and Brass     God rest you merry gentlemen
Choir                                My Lord has come – Will Todd
All, Organ and Brass     While shepherds watched
Choir & Wind Quintet       Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – Rutter
All, Wind Quintet            Away in a manger
Choir                                O little one sweet
All, Organ and Brass     Hark the herald angels sing

No need to pre-book, all are welcome to this service.

​Parking is available in Church Road Car Park (£1 for the evening), opposite All Saints Church, which is in Church Road, Fleet, GU51 4NB. See Map.

Pictures at an Exhibition


3 pm. Sat 11 March 2023. All Saints Church, Church Road, Fleet.

Quintessentially Wind with Dorina Latawska and Hua-Lin Cheng invite you to ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, a concert with a difference – an hour of music with time for promenading around the church to view many paintings, which will be sold in aid of the All Saints Fund.

This is the first concert in the newly rebuilt parish church. You will be stunned by both the beauty of the building and the quality of the watercolour paintings, for which you will be able to bid.

Concert for All Saints. Sat 7th


In aid of the All Saints church rebuilding fund

Where? Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath, Fleet,

When? 7.30 pm Sat 7th May 2022.

Tickets? £15 to include a glass of wine in the interval. Available by Email: anne.smith33@btinternet.com or Tel: 01252 624171.

Online Quintessentially Wind rehearsals


We have recently achieved successful rehearsals of the quintet online using Jamulus to reduce latency (delay times) and allow synchronised playing. It is not as good as being in the same room but definitely worthwhile. Simon created a virtual server just for QW. Robert created a guidance document which allowed each player to get set up and reduce their latency to below 40 ms (sounds like being 7 metres away from each other player). Several friends have now requested copies of this document and are getting set up themselves.

First performance in Cornwall


Quintessentially Wind performed at Crantock Chamber Music Festival in Crantock Parish Church on Tuesday 23 July 2019 to a wonderfully knowledgeable audience. One person knew the composer Norman Hallam (Dance Suite) and another knew the arranger Philip Buttall (Charleston Medley and The Lone Ar-Ranger)! This was our most westerly performance so far, made possible because Mike and Cassie Grieff have moved to Bodmin, Cornwall. Anne, Robert and Katie travelled down to rehearse and perform with Mike and Cassie – just like old times!

Crantock Chamber Music Festival, 23 July 2019.