Previous Concerts

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Summer Afternoon Concert

At the Movies

Music from the Movies

featuring

Fancy Dress Competition

Sat June 16 2018

5:00-6:30 pm

The Hub, St Barts School, Newbury

There will be a themed fancy dress competition during the interval, for best character from featured movies.

Conductor: Neil Farrow

Film music, including themes from Dambusters, Pink Panther, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, James Bond

Moon River,

with vocal soloist: Jenny Bracey

Note: Bring a hamper with a picnic. the "Hub" at St Barts is large covered area with its sides open to the elements. Seats will be provided. In case of cold or rain please bring warm clothes.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 under 18's

children 3 years or under FREE!!

SO 2018 Spring Concert

La France Fantastique

Date: March 10 2018 7:30pm

St. Nicolas Church, Newbury

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

An all French program, spanning three centuries of great music.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Fauré: Pélleas et Melisande

Ravel: 'La vallée des cloches' from Miroirs

orchestrated by Jonathan Williams

Spring Concert 10 Mar 2018

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique 52'

Fauré: Pélleas et Melisande 17'

Ravel: 'La vallée des cloches' from Miroirs 6'

NSO 2017 Autumn Concert

Russian Nights

Date: Nov 25 2017, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicolas Church

Conductor: Gwyn Parry-Jones

Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain

Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Overture

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Tchaikovsky Symphony no.2 'Little Russian'

Autumn Concert 25 Nov 2017

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:45 pm.

Season's principal conductor is Gwyn Parry-Jones

Proposed program:

Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain [3 2 2 2] [4 4 3 1] tmp+4 str 12’

Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto [2 2 2 2] [4 2 3 1] tmp+3 hp str 16

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet (1880 version) [3 3 2 2] [4 2 3 1] tmp+2 hp str 19'

Part 2

Tchaikovsky Symphony no.2 'Little Russian' [3 2 2 2] [4 2 3 1] tmp+2 str 32’

Violin Parts and Bowings

Bowed violin parts can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Also see notes on changes below.

NSO 2017 Summer Concert

Timeless Classics

Date: Sat. 3 June 2017, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicholas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Soloist: Emma Lisney

Emma Lisney

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Beethoven Symphony 5

Violin Soloist Emma Lisney,

first prize winner at the 2016 Oxfordshire Concerto Competition

Summer Concert 3 Jun 2017

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:45 pm.

Season's principal conductor is Jonathan Williams.

Proposed program:

Rossini: William Tell Overture 12' (2222 4230 T+perc str)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, 33', (2222 4200 T str)

Beethoven Symphony 5 30' (3*223* 2230 T str)

NSO 2017 Winter/Spring Concert

"made in America"

Date: Saturday Feb 4 2017, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicholas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Program:

Delius, La Calinda (1897) Memories of Florida.

Ives, The Unanswered Question

Copland, Rodeo - Four Dance Episodes

Dvorak, Symphony no. 9

From the New World.

Made in America Concert Poster

Early Spring Concert 4 Feb 2017

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:45 pm.

Season's principal conductor is Jonathan Williams.

NSO 2016 Autumn Concert

Shakespeare 400 Anniversary

Date: Saturday November 12th 2016, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicholas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Program:

Beethoven-overture to Coriolan

Mendelssohn excerpts from incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

With Narration scripted and read by:

Beth Park,

and students from St Bartholomew School

choral pieces sung by

St Bartholomew School Senior Choir

Brahms symphony No. 1 in C

autumn 2016 skakespeare

Autumn Concert 12 Nov 2016

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:45 pm.

Season's principal conductor is Jonathan Williams.

Beethoven Coriolan 8'

Details of Mendelssohn selection: (40')

Nos. 1, 2, 3 (with choir), 7, 9 (with no repeats) and no. 12 Finale (slightly shortened) with choir

Metronome marks for the concert.

Beethoven minim = 86

Mendelssohn

1. dotted minim = 80 for a couple of weeks and then 90!

2. Allegro vivace, crotchet = 160

3. crotchet = 90

7. crotchet = 60

9. minim = 80

12. Finale minim = 136!!

Brahms (49')

1. Poco sostenuto quaver = 100, Allegro mm = 100

2. crochet = 50 (practise at quaver =100)

3. crochet = 80

4. Adagio quaver = 80, Allegro non troppo crochet = 132

Recommended recording: Roger Norrington, London Classical Players

NSO Joint Schools Summer Concert

Date: 7:00 pm Sat 9 July 2016

Venue: St. Bartholomew School, Newbury

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

A collaboration with St Bartholomew School Music Department and students from other local schools

Program:

Based on music from the BBC 10 Pieces program, including:-

Bizet Carmen Suite

Bernstein Exerpts from West Side Story

Hadyn Trumpet Concerto

Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending

Shostakovich Festival Overture

NSO 2016 Spring Concert

Date: Saturday March 19th 2016, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicholas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Program:

- Brahms Violin Concerto, soloist Lucy McKay

- Nielsen Symphony 4

TICKETS are available at:

Philip Brown Violins, 85 Northbrook St, Newbury

Hogans Music, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury

£12 full price, £2 for under 18's.

Lucy McKay

Season's principal conductor is Jonathan Williams.

NSO 2015 Autumn Concert

Date: Saturday November 21st 2015, 7:30pm

Venue: St. Nicholas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Program Featuring:

- Suppé Light Cavalry Overture

- Brahms Symphony 4

- Ravel Mother Goose Suite

TICKETS are now available at:

Philip Brown Violins, 85 Northbrook St, Newbury

Hogans Music, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury

£12 full price, £2 for under 18's.

Autumn 2015

Venue: Normally St Bartholomew School Newbury, see below for exceptions. Please bring a stand.

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:45 pm.

Repertoire:

- Brahms Symphony 4

- Ravel Mother Goose Suite

- Suppé light cavalry overture

This season our principal conductor is Jonathan Williams.

Summer 2015 -concert cancelled

Please note change of Rehearsal Venue (for this season) & earlier than usual rehearsal time: start at 7:15pm.

Venue: Trinity School, Love Lane

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:00 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:15 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:15 pm.

Repertoire:

Beethoven Symphony No 5 1st mvt

Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (includes Hall of the Mountain King)

Mozart Horn Concerto No 4.

This season we welcome back principal conductor John Traill

Date

Where

Notes

1st half 7:15- 2nd half

NSO 2015 Spring Concert, Sat Mar 14 7:45pm,

St. Nicholas Church

March 2015 poster

PDF version of above poster is here.

Spring 2015

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Normally at St Bartholomew School Newbury (in the Davis wing)

This season we welcome guest conductor Jonny Williams.

Repetoire:

Oberon Overture, Weber [9']

Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 [19’]

-INTERVAL-

Tchaikovsky Symphony no.5 [45’]

3222 4231 T Str

Date

Where

Notes

1st half 2nd half

NSO 2014 Autumn Concert

22 Nov 2014 7:45 St. Nicolas Church

Special Announcement:

In line with our pricing policy throughout the 1914-18 war, the orchestra will again provide free entrance to this commemorative concert to soldiers and sailors in uniform, and Belgian refugees.

poster

Including works played in our wartime concert of Saturday, November 14th, 1914, Including:-

The National Anthems of Britain and Allied Nations

Mackenzie Britannia: Overture

Edward German: Welsh Rhapsody

Henry Wood: Fantasia on English Sea Songs

Stanford: Irish Airs

Handel: O Ruddier Than the Cherry

Also featuring:-

Derek Bourgeois Trombone Concerto (Soloist Michael Buchanan)

Michael Buchanan

Michael Buchanan, 20, is a Newbury local currently studying music at Clare College, Cambridge. He is a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, has performed with orchestras including the Wiener Hofkapelle Orchester (derived from the ranks of the Vienna Philharmonic) and is currently on trial for the position of principal trombone of both the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Stavanger Symfonie Orkester (Norway). He has several competition successes to his name, including the Newbury Young Musician of the Year 2008 (first prize) and the brass award at the Haverhill International Soloist Competition 2012, and has been fortunate enough to premiere major works by Christopher de Souza, Giles Swayne and Cecilia McDowell.

Autumn 2014

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Normally at St Bartholomew School Newbury (in the Davis wing)

This season we welcome guest conductor Jonny Williams.

Running order:

Elgar National Anthem(strings play all cue-size material) 5 minutes

Mackenzie Britannia Overture 8 minutes

Bourgeois Trombone Concerto (soloist Michael Buchanan) 23 minutes

Handel O Ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea) 3 minutes (with trombone as solo)

-Interval-

German Welsh Rhapsody 19 minutes

Henry Wood Fantasia on English Sea Songs 12-18 minutes

Date

Where

Notes

1st half 2nd half

Hungerford and District Arts Festival (HADCAF) Concert,

Sat 28 June 2014 7:30pm

“Music by Past Masters: including Handel, Bach and Pergolesi”

At St Lawrence Church, Hungerford

Orchestral chamber works, conducted by Joe Paxton. Program:-

  • Bach Brandenburg 3
  • Bach Magnificat Et Exultavit
  • Handel Messiah
    • Pastorale Symphony
    • Rejoice
    • I know That My Redeemer
  • INTERVAL
  • Rameau Timbourins
  • Ricciotti (Pergolesi) Concertino in G Major
  • Handel Concerto Grosso in E Minor

HADCAF 2014

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Date

Where

Notes

Joint Summer Concert with Kennet Opera, Sunday 8 June 2014 5:15pm, Kennet School

For an excerpt of this concert, see:-

http://youtu.be/586GKlSsctk

tickets available at: Philip Brown Violins, 85 Northbrook St, Newbury or at the door.

A one hour concert of popular operatic classics, with vocal soloists and chorus by members of Kennet Opera, conducted by John Traill. Refreshments afterwards included.

Tickets £12, £10 (seniors/students), £3 (under 18)

The chorus and orchestra will perform a range of popular large scale choral pieces, viz:

  • Verdi, chorus of the Hebrew slaves from Nabucco
  • Verdi Great and Mighty Queen from Nabucco
  • Verdi, ‘Open wide ye jaws of damnation’ from Macbeth
  • Bizet, Toreadors’ Chorus from Carmen
  • Verdi: Grand March from Aida

Solo arias with orchestra will include:

  • Bizet, duet from The Pearl Fishers
  • Puccini, Musetta’s Waltz from La Bohème
  • Délibes, Flower Duet from Lakmé
  • Puccini, ‘Nessun Dorma’ from Turandot

The orchestra will perform:

  • Mascagni cavalleria rusticana intermezzo
  • Bizet, Extracts from Carmen Suite

Joint Concert with Kennet Opera 8 June 2014

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Rehearsal are at St Bartholomew School, Buckingham Rd., normally in Davis block.

Running Order & other details:

NSO 2014 Spring Concert, Sat March 29 2014 7:45pm, St. Nicholas Church

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1 in G Minor

Conductor John Traill. Violin Solo by BBC Young Musician 2012 string finalist Juliette Roos.

Juliette Roos

Tickets now available from

Price £12/£10 conc./£3 child

Juliette Roos

"A total, all-round, consummate musician" (BBC Young Musician 2012 Jury)

The fourth generation of a musical family, Juliette was born in London and played violin from age 5. She joined the Royal Academy of Music (Junior) aged 7 and has performed as soloist, in orchestra, with chamber ensembles and in master-classes ever since. Juliette continued her music centred education at the Yehudi Menuhin School, with Lutsia Ibragimova. Her performance in the BBC Young Musician 2012 contest was described as "Absolutely spellbinding" and she was awarded the Walter Todds Bursary. Recent performances have taken Juliette across the UK and to France, Italy and Taiwan. In 2013, she began her undergraduate studies with Pavel Vernikov at Haute Ecole de Musique, Lausanne.

Spring Concert 2014

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Rehearsal are at St Bartholomew School, Buckingham Rd., normally in Davis block.

Bruch Violin Concerto (soloist Juliette Roos) [25’]

2222 4200 T Str

Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 [49’]

*3*3*32 4331 T Perc Str

I:18’, II:10’, III:15’, IV:14’

NSO 2013 Autumn Concert, Sat Nov 23 2013 7:45pm, St Nicholas Church

Sibelius Finlandia

Dvorak Cello Concerto, soloist Chris Terepin

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Tickets: £10/£8 concession/ £2 children under 18. These can be purchased in advance at Philip Brown Violins, 85a Northbrook Street, Newbury.

Chris Terepin 'cellist

Chris Terepin – Cello

Chris Terepin read music at Magdalen College, Oxford under Prof. Laurence Dreyfus, followed by cello studies with Raphael Wallfisch and Philip Higham at the Royal Northern College of Music. He took up the cello aged 5, studying with Judith Barnby and Lorraine Deacon through Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust, and was a member of NYOGB and ProCorda. He has attended courses at Aldeburgh, Dartington, the International Music Academy Plzen in the Czech Republic and Lake District Summer Music.

Chris graduated from Oxford in July 2011 with First Class Honours and the Gibbs Prize in Music, and also won the University Concerto Competition, leading to a performance of Finzi Cello Concerto. At the RNCM he received masterclasses from Gary Hoffman and Ralph Kirshbaum, and chamber music coaching from Pavel Fischer, Christoph Richter, Peter Cropper, Roger Hamilton and Radim Sedmidubský. He has performed with Manchester Camerata and Oxford Philomusica through apprenticeship schemes, and plays regularly with emerging groups Solistes de Musique Ancienne and the Solis Ensemble. As a tenor viol player, he was recently invited to work with the viol consort Phantasm on their new release of John Ward verse anthems with Magdalen College Choir. Chris is a member of the Aomori String Quartet.

Concert Nov 2013 poster Chris Terepin soloist

Autumn Concert 2013

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Rehearsal are at St Bartholomew School, Buckingham Rd., normally in Davis block.

Sibelius Finlandia 9’ 2222 4331 T P Str

Dvorak Cello Concerto 40’ 2222 3231 T P Str solo Chris Terepin

Sibelius Symphony No.7 22’ 2222 4330 T Str

I: start –vivacissimo (J) II: (J) – Allegro moderato (before O) III: Vivace (before V) IV: Adagio (before Y)

Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival Sat July 13 2013 7:30pm, St. Lawrence Church

The strings take centre stage in this year's concert by players from Newbury Symphony Orchestra, who bring music from contrasting periods. The popular Serenade for Strings by Sir Edward Elgar dates from 1892, and from the 1820s the strings play a youthful Sinfonia by the teenage Mendelssohn. That giant of the Baroque age, J S Bach, is represented by a performance of his concerto for oboe and violin, featuring the orchestra's principal oboist, Neil Farrow and Peter Jenkins as violin soloist.

The orchestra is directed by Roger Bates.

Newbury Symphony Orchestra

led by Rachael Elliott

directed by Roger Bates

with soloists

Peter Jenkins, violin

Neil Farrow, oboe

Corinne Marsh, oboe and cor anglais

Saturday 13 July 2013, 7.30

Programme

Symphony No. 3 in C William Boyce (1711 - 1779)

I Allegro

II Vivace

III Tempo di minuetto

Sinfonia for strings No. 2 in D Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

I Allegro

II Andante

III Allegro vivace

Concerto in D minor for violin, oboe and strings J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

I Allegro

II Adagio

III Allegro

Peter Jenkins, violin Neil Farrow, oboe

~~~~~~ Interval ~~~~~~

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from 'Solomon') G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

Suite from King Arthur Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

I Overture

II Andante

III Hornpipe

IV Grand Dance (Chaconne)

Aria 'Where'er you walk' (from 'Semele') G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

Arranged for cor anglais and strings by Corinne Marsh

Adagio for cor anglais and string trio W A Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Corinne Marsh, cor anglais Peter Jenkins, violin

Keith Whiteman, viola Andrew Clark-Maxwell, cello

Serenade for Strings, opus 20 Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)

I Allegro piacevole

II Larghetto

III Allegretto

HADCAF 2013

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

HADCAF rehearsals are mostly at Majendie Hall (see below)

BACH Concerto in D minor for oboe and violin (Neil Farrow and Peter Jenkins) 15min

HANDEL Arrival of Queen of Sheba (Neil and Corinne) 4min

MENDELSSOHN Strings symphony No. 2 12min

ELGAR Serenade for strings 13min

BOYCE Symphony No. 3 in C for 2 oboes and strings 10min (proposed)

Concert day:Sat 13 July, St Lawrence Church, Hungerford

Newbury Spring Festival 2013 Children's Concert, Sat May 18 2013 3:00pm, Corn Exchange

Conductor John Traill , Narrator Chris de Souza

Babar

Britten: work to mark centenary (Matinee musicales, Gloriana)

Poulenc: Babar the elephant

Brahms Hungarian dances

Newbury Spring Festival 2013 Children's Concert

Rehearsal time: please arrive 7:15 pm to set up and start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Rehearsals end 9:30 pm.

Rehearsal are at St Bartholomew School, Buckingham Rd., normally in Davis block.

Concert day:Sat 18 May, Corn Exchange, Newbury

Courtly Dances (1953) [10']

2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(3):SD/TD/BD/cyms/tamb/tgl-strings

Brahms Hungarian Dance(s) – to include Nos [c.3’]

#1: 2+1.2.2.2 4.2.0.0. P T Str

Poulenc Babar the Elephant, orchestrated by Jean Francaix [27]

Brahms Hungarian Dance(s) – to include Nos [c.3’]

#5: 2+1.2.2.2 4.2.3.0. P T Str

Britten, Benjamin: Matinées musicales op. 24 (1941) [13']

Second Suite of Five Movements from Rossini

2(II=picc).2.2.2 4(2).2.3.1(0) timp.perc(2):cyms/tgl/wdbl/BD/SD/tamb/ TD harp(pft)-cel(ad lib or pft) strings

NSO 2013 Spring Concert, Sat Mar 9 2013 7:45pm, Corn Exchange

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ –soloist Madalina Rusu

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Conductor John Traill

Madaline Rusu

NSO Autumn Concert Sat Nov 24 2012 7:45pm, St Nicholas Church

Conductor John Traill

Elgar: ‘Enigma’ Variations

Vaughan Williams:Tuba Concerto – soloist Edd Leech

Edward Leech, Tuba

Butterworth: Two English Idylls

TICKETS for this concert are available at:

Hungerford and District Community Arts Festival (HADCAF) Sat 7 July 2012

St Lawrence's Church, Hungerford

7:30pm

Conductor: Roger Bates

Rachel Thorn ~ soprano

David Wilcox ~ organ

The programme features two works by the Austrian master, Joseph Haydn, the 'Father of the Symphony'. No. 87 in A is one of his most joyful symphonies.

The singers and strings combine forces to perform his delightful Missa Brevis in B flat, known as the Little Organ mass.

Other composers are represented by music for strings, and a selection of unaccompanied choral miniatures.

Full program:-

Symphony No. 87 in A F J Haydn

A cappella:

If ye love me Tallis

Hosanna Gibbons

Hodie Christus natus est Palestrina

Lay a garland Pearsall

I love, alas, I love thee Morley

Fair Phyllis Farmer

~~~~~~ Interval ~~~~~~

Sinfonia in G Gluck

A cappella:

Locus iste (This is God's house) Bruckner

Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria) Rachmaninov

Abendlied (Bide with us) Rheinberger

Missa Brevis in B flat F J Haydn (Kleine Orgelmesse - Little Organ Mass)

Sponsored by: Marc Allen and Mr M Morgan

Spring Concert (2012)

Sat. 24 March 2012, at 7:45pm

Corn Exchange, Newbury

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 7
  • Elgar Cello Concerto

Cello Soloist: Irene Enzlin

Review from Newbury Weekly News:

NWN Review 29th March 2012

Autumn Concert (2011)

Sat. 19 Nov 2011, at 7:45pm

St Nicholas Church, Newbury

- Sibelius Violin Concerto, Soloist Edmund Jones

- Dvorak Symphony 9

Review from Newbury Weekly News:

Tickets can be obtained in advance at:-

Philip Brown Violins

violins, violas, celli, bows and baroque bows

tel: +44 (0)1635 35465

Address:85a Northbrook Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1AE, England

http://www.philipbrown-violins.co.uk

Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival (HADCAF) Concert

Sat. 9 July 2011 7:30 pm

St Lawrence Church, Hungerford

A concert of music for voices and strings, from the Baroque period. Representing the great German master, J S Bach, we have the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, scored for solo violin, two recorders and strings. His compatriot Handel, who eventually settled in London, is best remembered for 'The Messiah', and this concert will feature choruses from Part Two of this popular oratorio. As well as pieces for voices and strings together, the strings of the NSO and the voices of the Enborne Consort will perform separately.

Conducted by Roger Bates.

2011 HADCAF (Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival) Concert

Sat. 9 July 2011

St Lawrence Church, Hungerford

Repertiore & instrumentation:-

Albinoni Adagio fororgan and strings

Bach Brandenburg 4 for soli and strings

(soli:violinEllen Bundy,recordersSusanna Westmeath & Roger Bates)

Handel Messiah chorusesvoices and strings

Purcell Bell anthemvoices and strings

Monteverdi Cantate Dominovoices and strings

2011 Newbury Spring Festival Childrens' ConcertConcert Date: Sun. 15 May 2011

Conductor: John Traill Narrator: Chris de Souza

Repertoire:

Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No 2 Tame Bears 2222 2000 T P Str

Wild Bears *2222 4231 T P Str

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf 1111 3110 T P Str

Coates: The Three Bears Suite Tutti

Spring Concert (2011)

7:45pm, Sat. 19 March 2011

Corn Exchange, Newbury

Program

Dvorak Egmont Overture

Rachmaninoff Piano Conc. No. 1 (final version 1919):

Tchaikovsky Suite for Orchestra no 3

Conducted by John Traill,

Piano Solo Madalina Rusu

Autumn Concert (2010)

Sat. 20 Nov 2010, 7:45pm

St Nicholas Church, Newbury

Conducted by John Traill

Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

A sea voyage vividly pictured in music.

Mahler Ruckert Lieder

Asong cycle of five Lieder for voice and orchestra by based on poems written by 19'th century German poet Friedrich Rückert.

Brahms Symphony 4

The final Brahms symphony. The last movement is unusual in that it uses a repeated ground bass.

With Baritione Soloist Håkan Vramsmo

Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival (HADCAF 2010)Sat. 17 July 2010, 8:00 pm

St Lawrence Church, Hungerford

“My dear mama is very unwell"

A dramatic journey through W.A. Mozart’s life with narrative, readings from the Mozart family letters and music -

from K 6 – K K 662.

Features smaller instrumental ensembles and narration by NSO players and friends.

Devised by Edmund Jones and Fiona Little, conducted by Chrisopher Irby

Concert review from NWN...

Newbury Spring Festival Family Concert (2010)

"Music for Marching, Dreaming and Dancing"

Sat. 15 May 2010

3:00pm- 4:00pm

Corn Exchange, Newbury, RG14 5BD

Conductor: John Traill

Featuring piano soloist and winner of Sheepdrove Piano Competition: Poom Prommachart

Another of our very popular family concerts featuring orchestral music played and narrated for younger children (recommended age: five and above).

Spring Concert (2010)

Sat. 20 March 2010

Corn Exchange, Newbury, RG14 5BD

Conductor: Gwyn Parry-Jones

Piano Soloist: Evelina Puzaite

Program features:

  • Shostakovich Piano Concerto 2
  • Nielsen Symphony no. 5
  • Sibelius Valse Triste & Finlandia

Autumn Concert (2009)

Saturday 21 Nov 2009, 7:45pm

St Nicolas Church, Newbury, RG14 5HG

Conductor Catherine Underwood

Violin Soloist Lukas Medlam

Program features:

  • Dvorak Symphony 8
  • Brahms Violin Concerto, soloist Luke Medlam

Newbury Weekly News Review (26th Nov 09)

Press Release 11/2/09

Newbury Symphony Orchestra welcomes a familiar face to local audiences when soprano Janet Coxwell appears with the orchestra to perform the ‘Four Last Songs’ by Richard Strauss.

Janet Coxwell is busy both as a solo artist and choral singer. She has sung with the internationally renowned vocal group The Tallis Scholars since 1991 and she has recently returned from Australia where she directed the Tallis Summer School. Janet Coxwell is a founder/director of the Newbury Chamber Choir,

The Cecilia Consort. She directed their sell-out performance of the Monteverdi Vespers in Douai Abbey last October and she also conducted Newbury Choral Society in its pre-Christmas Concert in St Nicolas’ Church.

In the NSO Concert on Saturday 21 March, Janet Coxwell will sing the expressive and intense songs that were given their first performance in a Prom Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1950. All the other works in this concert originate from earlier in the twentieth century. Stravinsky’s magical folk tale ballet, The Firebird and Debussy’s sumptuous Prelude a L’Apres-Midi d’un Faune achieved fame when performed as ballets in Europe by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Ravel’s short Pavane pour une Infante Defunte completes the attractive programme. Tickets for this concert in St Nicolas’ church can be purchased in advance from Philip Brown Violins 85a Northbrook Street or bought on the door.

Christopher Dawe started his career as a chorister at Durham Cathedral and studied composition at St John’s College Cambridge with Robin Holloway. He studied conducting at Trinity College of Music. In 1995 he formed the Anton Bruckner Choir, one of the most highly regarded choirs in London, and the Anton Bruckner Orchestra. In 1997 he was appointed interim conduction of Imperial College Choir.

His conducting career has taken him abroad and from 1999 to 2000 he acted as Assistant Conductor of the internationally acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

On returning to Britain he assisted Mark Elder at the Halle Orchestra and conducted the Meltdown Ensemble in a televised appearance for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Festival Hall. In 2001 he was appointed conductor of the Grange Choral Society, Bournemouth and in 2002 was appointed conductor of Morley Chamber Orchestra. He has been Music Director of Dorking Camerata since 2003. The Newbury Symphony orchestra selected him as Chief Conductor in 2004.