Planet Tree Music Festival, Hampstead, October 2017

Full details of the Music Festival, including the exact addresses and maps,  are described here: The 9th Planet Tree Music Festival (PDF)
All tickets will be sold at the door. Note that you can attend two concerts for £20 (£15 concession).
More information is available from
Trio D’Angelo are performing on October 21st at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Lane, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NG:

On October 15th you can hear The Solem String Quartet perform James D’Angelo’s composition The Scherzo for Fools at All Hallows Church, 28A Savernake Road, London NW3 2JP:



Friday October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd 2016 7:30pm
Two programmes of contemporary music by SCA composers, including D’Angelo’s Three Contemplative Songs on Poems of Thomas Merton (21st) and The Wounded Angel for guitar (22nd). At the Bristol Music Club, St. Paul’s Road, Bristol BS8 1LP. Further information and tickets at



DerShin Hwang, soprano
Stephen Bennett, clarinet
James D’Angelo, piano

Sunday, December 4th 2016         3pm
Park House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham GL53 7AS
Retiring collection

Saturday December 10th 2016     7:30pm
The Christian Community Centre, 73 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HB
By donation.     Information: 01452 413220

Saturday February 11th 2017       7:30pm
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Tickets: £10 (on the door).     Information: 01452 413220

Sunday, February 12th 2017         3:00pm
St Thomas the Apostle Church
182 Boston Manor Road, Hanwell, London W7 2AD
By donation.     Information: 01452 413220

For these concerts the trio’s programme includes music by Mozart, Berlioz, Alma Mahler, Debussy, and Prokofieff. There will be a special presentation of Prokofieff’s cantata on The Ugly Duckling with narration by Jenna Munroe.

About Trio D’Angelo


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DerShin Hwang has won many prizes, awards and scholarships throughout her career. She has sung at the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican under the conductors Sir Charles Groves, Vernon Handley and Neeme Jarvi. She has been an oratorio soloist with the English Baroque Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Tallis Chamber Orchestra. Among her operatic roles have been Isobel in Le Comte Ory, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Suzuki in Madam Butterfly, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and Siebel in Faust. The Critic for Opera Now magazine proclaimed that “it was DerShin Hwang who stole the show as one of the very best Suzukis I have seen anywhere.” In 2013 at the Three Choirs Festival she gave the first performance in English of Hindemith’s monumental song cycle The Life of the Virgin Mary and presented it in several concerts in Taiwan in her own translation into Taiwanese.

Stephen Bennett has had an illustrious career as a soloist and in orchestras both in his native USA, the UK and Europe. He has been a member of the Oxford Pro Musica, The London Festival Ballet Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra, the Orchestra Chambre de Paris and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic among others. With the BBC he has had a number of solo broadcasts and gave the first performance of Arnold Cooke’s 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. His knowledge of the clarinet repertoire is very wide and he has presented many first performances of such composers as Mendelssohn, Reger and Cherubini. He has formed and directed over the years The Alban Trio, The Philomela Trio and The Heritage Ensemble. He has written a television script on the history of the clarinet which is under consideration by the BBC.

James D’Angelo has had a multi-faceted career as a composer, classical/jazz pianist, organist, music educator, workshop leader and writer. Formerly on the music faculty of the City University of New York and Goldsmiths College, London, he now has a freelance professional life. A published composer, his works include nearly 60 songs, much sacred choral music and various chamber works. His recording entitled The Holy City, a compilation of all his sacred choral music, has been released on Gothic Records, performed by the Washington (DC) National Cathedral Choir. His orchestral work The Angel of the Flowing Light will be premiered in 2016 by the Thornberry Orchestra and he is currently working on a music drama based on the life of Thomas Merton, spiritual writer and monk.

CONCERT DIARY 2015 – Trio D’Angelo


DerShin Hwang, soprano

Stephen Bennett, clarinet

James D’Angelo, piano



Four Chinese Songs
Four Songs from The Youth’s Magic HornMahler
Two Songs on poems of Louis Phillips*D’Angelo
Il Tramonto (The Sunset, text by PB Shelley)Respighi
Five Songs on poems of Emily Dickinson*Copland
Clarinet Sonata No. 2Vanhal**
The Shepherd on the Rock Schubert

*These songs will be omitted in the 1 hour programmes
**A contemporary and friend of Mozart

Tuesday, 24 November  
Cheltenham Town Hall Lunchtime Series
Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA
Tickets: £4      Info/booking: 0844 576 2210 &

Saturday, 28 November
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Ticket (on the door): £10 (with refreshments).   Proceeds to The Study Society.

Sunday, 29 November
Lea Barn , Winter Hill, Cookham, Maidenhead SL6 9TW
By donation for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Friday, 18 December
The Grange, Littledean Road, Newnham upon Severn GL14 1HJ
Ticket (on the door): £5

Saturday, 19 December
The Christian Community Centre, 73 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HB
By donation for their building fund (with refreshments)

Sunday, 20 December
Park House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham GL53 7AS
Retiring collection (In memoriam George Mathers, founder of this concert series). Refreshments served.

For further information (with the exception of the Cheltenham Town Hall), call 01452 413220 or write to

Another Spring – 28 May 2015

On Thursday 28 May there is an excellent opportunity to hear a performance by soprano Charlotte Newstead with her accompanist David Bednall at St. Paul’s Church, Clifton, Bristol.
The programme features works by leading West Country composers. It include songs by  Jolyon Lacock, David Bednall , Raymond Warren and  the American composer James D’Angelo, now living in Gloucestershire. It is Warren’s song cycle based on poems by Christina Rosetti that gives the concert its title “Another Spring”. David Bednall’s cycle “The Frost is Here” sets poems by Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy and Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Edna St. Vincent Millay ‘s sonnets are the basis of Jolyon Lacock’s songs and James D’Angelo has chosen two mystical poems by Walt Whitman.
Tickets can be obtained from the Opus 13 music shop on  14 St. Michaels Hill, Bristol (see the flyer below for details).
More details are available on the Severnside website

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Gloucester Cathedral Concert – 18 April 2015

Trio D’Angelo (DerShin Hwang, soprano; Stephen Bennett, clarinet; James D’Angelo, piano)  is giving a concert in Gloucester Cathedral  in the Chapter House on Saturday 18th April 2015, at 11 am.

This is a part of their monthly coffee concerts series.  Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served.  Cost: £6


  • 4 Schumann songs
  • 3 Fantasie Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
  • 2 Debussy songs on Baudelaire
  • On the Beach At Night (poem by Whitman)  composed by D’Angelo
  • 4 songs by William Russo (20th century American composer)