Welcome to Force Five Wind


Cornwall’s Longest Established Wind Quintet

Our next concert will be on Saturday 10th December 2022 at St Michaels Church Newquay at 7.30 pm

as guests of Newquay Choral Society


 Following the tragic loss of our great friend and wonderful musician and bassoon player,  Force Five Wind have reformed with the four remaining players welcoming Lyn Ayton into the Quintet.

Lyn Ayton (bassoon) Geoff Oswald (flute) Malcolm Andrews (oboe)

Patrick Saunders (clarinet) Iain Vosper (horn)

Click link for our current programme
We had a very successful concert at St Bartholomew’s Church, Porthleven, on Monday 27th September with a good audience, great accoustic and an ovation meriting an encore!
Thank you to Porthleven Arts Festival for inviting us.
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Photo courtesy of James ‘bass’ Morgan
Our recent lunchtime concert at the Church of King Charles the Martyr in Falmouth on August 16th 2021 was very well received by a small but enthusiastic audience, and they left humming the final number “I do like to be beside the seaside”.

Concerts at St. Mary’s Penzance and Truro Baptist Church were give in the same week near the end of August. Good attendance in Penzance for a short lunchtime programme and well-received. Our first visit to Truro Baptist Church raised nearly £200 for the Kenyan Children of Hope. A lovely venue and great welcome and feedback.

We had a very nice evening and concert at Mount Charles Methodist Church on Thursday 22nd February raising £136 for the church funds.

After a successful and well attended concert on July  30th 7.30 pm at Tregaminion Chapel of Ease we headed to Fowey for a concert in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. It was the 10th Anniversary of our first performance, and a very successful evening raised £400 for the Hospice.

Our  Programme 2015 was completed as follows

Friday 13th November, Fowey Church 7.30 pm

Friday 4th December, Sennen Church 7.30 pm

Friday 11th December, St Newlyn East Chapel  2.30 pm

Lunchtime Wed. 5th August St Mary’s Methodist Church, Truro 1.10 pm

Lunchtime Wed. 12th August St Mary’s Church Penzance 1.00 pm

Saturday August 15th Probus Church 6 pm

Lunchtime Saturday 22nd August Falmouth 12 noon

A most enjoyable summer tour!

 Our final concert of 2014 was at Sennen Church, as part of their Annual Music Festival. A most enjoyable and well supported evening thanks to the church organisation, and June Hicks in particular, who again provided us with sumptuous refreshments between a rehearsal and the performance.

Our performances at Tregony and Perranuthnoe were very successful and raised money for the respective churches maintenance. Judith Bailey was part of a large audience at Perranuthnoe to hear her composition ‘Stems from Cornwall’.

A lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Penzance on  Wednesday 27th August was well attended. A light classical programme including Tchaikovsky, Handel, English Folk Tunes, and Dvorak as well as a Vaudeville selection and extracts from a modern composition by Christopher Ball called ‘Scenes from a Comedy’ was well received.


Concerts this year have included

Tuesday 14th October Tregony Seniors Club 2.30 pm

Thursday November 13th St Cuby’s Church Tregony at 7.30 pm

St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey on Friday 18th July at 7.30 p.m. raising £200 for the Friends of Penhaligon

Sunday 3rd August Portscatho Chapel which raised a staggering £507 for Active8

Wednesday 6th August St Mary’s Truro Lunchtime concert 

 Concert on Friday March 21st at St Teath Church was very well received by a fairly small, but appreciative audience and raised funds for the upkeep of the building.

Great hospitality and audience at Sennen Church on December 13th to end 2013 – our busiest year – it was the last of 13 concerts during the year


Sennen December 2013

We are available for concerts, charity events, weddings, background music etc. Our repertoire varies from classical to light and popular music, and even some jazz.

 For further information or bookings, please contact Geoff Oswald at geoffrey.oswald@btinternet.com or 01726 75964

 Concert on Friday, April 19th at Fowey Parish Church raised £250 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance

Concert on August 3rd at St. Gerrans Church Portscatho raised £417 for the Children’s Hospice

New programme for 2013

“A breath of fresh air from five local professionally trained musicians playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn.  Their programme is as diverse as their day jobs, ranging from jazz to Rossini, Gershwin to Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob to Jerry Bock, with a glimpse of Fiddler on the Roof.”

In April 2012 our concert at Fowey Parish Church raised £356.20 for Cornwall Hospice Care

Recent Concerts for 2013 included

A Lunchtime Recital at Falmouth Methodist Church on Saturday August 24th

  St Austell Parish Church Hall on Friday, October 25th at 7.30, in aid of the Soroptimist Club.

St. Cuby Church, Tregony  Thursday November 14th 7.30 p.m.

Sennen Church Friday 13th December


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