NSO Poster Autumn 2023 ii.pdf

Autumn Concert

St. Nicholas Church Newbury

Sat. 11 November 2023 7:30pm

Conductor Jonny Williams

Baritone Soloist Florian Störtz

Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at the door


Elgar ‘Cockaigne’ overture 

Mahler  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen  ("Songs of a Wayfarer")

Sibelius                 Tone poem "En Saga"

Debussy Nocturnes 1 and 2 (“Nuages”, “Fêtes ")

Debussy               L’isle joyeuse

Florian Störtz, Bass-Baritone

Our Guest Soloist Florian Störtz 

Florian is the winner of the 2023 International Handel Singing Competition. This season will see him perform under the baton of Masaaki Suzuki on a European tour of Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with the OAE, a UK tour of the Johannespassion with Oxford Bach Soloists as well as his debut at the Händel-Festspiele Halle. He is returning to the London Handel Festival in a production of Esther under the direction of Laurence Cummings. His recording of Duruflé’s Requiem with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge is published by Hyperion.

On the recital stage, Florian’s recent appearances include French song concerts at Salle Cortot, Paris and Wigmore Hall as part of the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange, as well as at song festivals in Zeist (NL) and Leeds (UK). Operatic roles include Bartolo in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Masetto & Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Orchestra VOX/Hannah von Wiehler) and Sir Thomas in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

Florian is an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music, London where during his studies he was awarded first prizes for both opera and song recitals, as well as the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. Having enjoyed his musical upbringing in the vocal music scene around Trier Cathedral (Germany), he is now based in London.

Our Principal Conductor

Dr Jonathan Williams is a renowned conductor, orchestrator, composer and musicologist. Recent highlights include standing in for Sir Simon Rattle, composing for a new Sony video game and the release of a CD with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is the director of the Rameau Project and is currently co-editing a volume on Rameau. He was appointed as the first director of College Music in 2006 at St Hilda's College Oxford.

Jonathan Williams

Concerts in 2024


2024 Spring Concert

Sat 16 March 2024

Mendelssohn Hebrides overture, Copland Appalachian Spring, Beethoven Symphony 6 ('Pastorale')  


2024 Summer Family Concert

Sat 22 June 2024


2024 Autumn Concert

Sat 23 November 2024