Skip to menu
Site map

Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

Please see Links for more information on our patrons

Special Advisor:
Jackie Wright

Godfrey King

Web Site:
Phil Ronan, Steve Rice

Established 1996

Printing services

For more than 5 years Kallkwik have looked after AJSW's printing needs for which we sincerely thank them

Special Features

YouTube Site

View all our Playlists and features

Annual Reviews

See Godfrey's Blog for AJSW Review 2013 / 2014 and previous years.

Click to view blog

Other blog categories:

Pascal's Triangle

Click to play video

Carol I Need You (click to play video)

See Pascal's Triangle feature on our Audio and Video Archive page.

Musician's Chapel Dedication

See the Musicians Chapel dedication January 2nd, 1955 on our Events page.

What we do


柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表

Click here for biography

◀ Previous event
Next event ▶

Event Info

◀ Back to events page

River City Saxes

Wed Mar 3rd 2010, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist info

River City Saxes

River City Saxes is a saxophone quartet that plays music for all tastes ranging from classical and contemporary works to light music and jazz.

Formed in October 2008, the quartet has fulfilled many engagements across London and Surrey, and is currently presenting a series of lunchtime recitals in London churches.

The players are experienced musicians from diverse backgrounds and all perform regularly in other ensembles and bands.

Bob Lowdell

After studying Clarinet and Saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music, Bob Lowdell worked professionally playing Clarinet and Saxophone in theatre pit orchestras up and down the country. He has worked with people such as Ken Dodd, the Walker Brothers, Billy Fury, Val Doonican and many more. Bob took a second career as a music copyist, and over the years has turned out a huge number of scores for both TV and film.

Noelle Sasportas

Noelle Sasportas studied clarinet at Trinity College of Music, London. Her performing career has incorporated solo recitals, chamber music and orchestral playing; performing at numerous venues throughout London and the north, as well as a number of radio broadcasts. Taking a break from the clarinet, she became involved in conducting (choirs and chamber orchestras). Choir performances have included international festivals in Germany as well as Malverne and throughout the Surrey area. She has performed in a number of lunchtime recitals, festivals and private functions with her own ensemble, The South London Saxophone Quartet. Her time is now divided between playing and teaching.

Sally Blouet

Sally Blouet comes from a diverse creative background. She has a BA (hons) Degree in Music & Dance, a Diploma in Acting, together with Graphic and Web Design qualifications, and has worked professionally as an actor/musician in repertory theatre across the British Isles, playing such demanding characters as the Gorilla in Cabaret and many woodland creatures in Wind in the Willows. She sang and played for the Tasmanian Devils, before playing for seven years in the New Era Big Band. Whilst working as a graphic/web designer, she has continued to play in semi-professional bands and ensembles, and is a founder member of the Mistral Clarinet quartet.

Chris Hooker

The leader of the quartet, Chris Hooker's career has been in Music Education both as a teacher and a manager. After taking early retirement he now devotes his time to playing, composing and arranging, and conducting. He plays baritone sax with ‘Simply Saxes’ Quartet/Octet in North London and is solo clarinet with the RAFA President’s Band, Uxbridge. He is also an occasional player with the Fulham Big Band and BBC Elstree Concert Band. After founding the Thameside Clarinet Choir in the early 70's he now returns to play the occasional note on contrabass clarinet.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


View Larger Map