Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 5th September 2021. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

Featuring :

  • Helena Cavan explains the music and poetry of The Cavan Trio,(Janine Parsons, piano; Corinne Frost, cello; Helena Cavan; poetry) next appearing on 19th September 2021 at Greet,Nr Winchcombe.
Helena Cavan.
  • Music on this programme will come from 
  • Orchestra of The Swan,(Eno)(Hans Gal)
  • English Symphony Orchestra & April Frederick (Elgar,Mahler)
  • Pierre -Laurent Aimard (Beethoven)
  • Giselle Ben-Dor and Juanjo Mosalini(bandoneon) (Piazzolla)
  • Tom Kerstens (Enrique Granados)
  • Paavo Järvi (Arvo Paert)
  • Emmanuele Baldini & Pablo Rossi(Villa-Lobos)
  • Anita Rachvelishvili( Otar Taktakishvili)

Sunday 9-11pm and repeated Thursday at Midnight. Plus Listen Again (7 days) and Mixcloud (several weeks!)

Cooler Classics, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 14th March 2021. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)


  • Orchestra Of The Swan.. David le Page explains the direction of the orchestra in the community, and we listen to two tracks from the acclaimed Timelapse album…
  • The English Symphony Orchestra feature, playing 3 movements from David Matthews Symphony No 9.
  • And a South American flavour to the start of the show, with music from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba….with performances from Lionel Sainsbury, Fabio Blum and Sarah Willis.

Sunday 14h March 2021…9-11pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Thursday.(Midnight) Available on Listen Again (7 days) and on Mixcloud.. (for a while longer!!)

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Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 21st February 2021. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Tuesday & Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

On this week’s edition:

  • Eva Fox-Gal gives background and insight into her father Hans Gal’s “unpublished lieder” and the new album “Hidden Treasure”.
Eva Fox-Gal
  • April Frederick & the ESO perform 3 of Richard Strauss’s Last 4 Songs.
April Frederick
  • David Le Page & Orchestra of The Swan with two tracks from “Timelapse”.
SIGCD662 - Timelapse
  • An introduction to the 3rd & 5th Symphonies of Daniel Jones

Sunday 21st February 2021…9-11pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Tuesday and Thursday.(Midnight)

Available on Listen Again (7 days) and on Mixcloud.. (for a while longer!!)

Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 14th February 2021. 9pm-11pm, various Repeats, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

  • Featuring: Kenneth Woods(Conductor ESO) and April Frederick discuss “Visions of Childhood” and Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs.
Kenneth Woods.
April Frederick
  • Daniel Johnson introduces “Passion Of The Heart”
Daniel Johnson

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea tells us all about her music, in particular “Le Rouge et Le Noir”, a three act ballet based on the book of the same name by Stenhald (1783-1842), which had been made into a film(1954).

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea
Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea, Le rouge et le noir

And we hear a new single from David Le Page and the OOTS (Sleep Walk), taken from the forthcoming album Vivaldi Sleep..

Sunday 7th February 2021…9-11pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Tuesday and Thursday.

Available on Listen Again (7 days) and on Mixcloud.. (for a while longer!!)

Cooler Classics, In The Cooler, Uncategorized

NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 3rd July 2020(rpts Sunday Noon till 2pm) AND “Cooler Classics” Sunday 5th July 11pm-1am(rpts Mon & Tuesday 12am;Thursday 10pm & Friday 11pm…) Both available on Listen Again.(

On this week’s edition…

  • Our tribute to the late Dame Vera Lynn, with appreciation from Alma, Beryl, Brenda and Ron, by kind courtesy of Mel Hopkins at Cavendish Park Care Home..and the two interviewers, Amy and Charley……And a special tribute from NCCR’s Gemma Nelson, singing “I’ll Be Seeing You”
  • Sue Pope of Orchestra of The Swan speaks with us about a new initiative to benefit Dementia sufferers, starting 8th July..
  • Christian Wolmar..the UK’s leading transport commentator, and the writer of several books on the history of the railways.. tells us about his writing career… and expect some forthright views on HS2, driverless cars, and the railways’ response to Covid-19.. and some interesting music choices!!
  • Also expect some new music from Bob Dylan, The Perfumers and Calvin Loron

Rail 905: Risk assessment is key to future of the railways

Christian Wolmar.

And on Sunday’s Cooler Classics..

  • A repeat of the OOTS initiative for dementia sufferers during this extended lockdown..
  • And a conversation with Frank Steijns, violinist and carillonneur with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra

Frank Steijns.(Copyrights acknowledged)

These are challenging times for us all, and hopefully you are all observing all the appropriate recommendations that have been issued to get us through this situation.

As a help during this pandemic ,Chipping Campden Support Hub is available..

If you have not already done so please note our new contact details:
E: T: 01386 291005
We are updating the new website regularly, so do please look there for up-to-date information.
Looking out for neighbours & friends
We’ve all been asked by Gloucestershire Police to proactively look out for vulnerable neighbours and friends. Can everyone be aware of others who they think might be vulnerable.

In the meantime, do enjoy NCCR… YOUR local community radio station, from Chipping Campden, in the heart of the Cotswolds.


“In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm)
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