Past Programmes

November 2017

Italian Girl in Algiers – Overture                                          Rossini
Cello Concerto                                                                  Saint Saëns
Sooyeon Lee – Cello Royal Academy of Music
Élégie                                                                                         Fauré
La Traviata, Prelude to Act 3                                                 Verdi
Symphony No.3                                                                   Schubert

June 2017

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                                       Handel
Brandenberg No.4                                                                Bach
Jane Foister, Gareth Williams – Flute,
Clare Wilding – Harpsichord, Bob Pinniger – Violin
Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky                        Arensky
Valse Triste                                                                        Sibelius
Nocturn                                                                            Borodin
Elegiac Melodies                                                                  Grieg
Sedrenade for Strings                                             Dag Wirren

April 2017

E major Violin Concerto                                          Bach
Lisa Horton – Violin

November 2016

Symphony No.25                                                          Mozart
Horn concerto No.1 in E flat                                   Strauss
Soloist Timothy Ellis
Royal Academy of Music
Symphony No.3 The Scottish                        Mendelssohn
July 2016

Concerto for 2 violins D minor                                              J.S.Bach
Soloists Dennis Simons, Bob Pinniger
Concertino Pastorale                                                        John Ireland
Light Music for Strings                                           Alan Rawsthorne
Concerto Grosso op.6 no.4 A minor                               G.F. Handel
Serenade for Strings op.12                                        Lennox Berkeley
Capriol Suite                                                                      Peter Warlock

April 2016

Concerto Grosso Op6 No.1 in D                                           Corelli
Concerto for Bassoon RV484 in E minor                           Vivaldi
Soloist Matthew Petrie
Suite No. 3 ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’                            Respighi
St. Paul’s Suite                                                                             Holst
String Symphony No8                                                 Mendelssohn

November 2015

Symphony No. 4 Op.18                                                       J.C. Bach
Piano Concerto in A Minor  Op.54                                  Schumann
Soloist Bo Lyu (Student at the Royal Academby of Music)
Banks of Green Willow                                                  Butterworth
Symphony No 2 in D Major Op.36                                   Beethoven

June 2015

Andante Festivo                                      Jean Sibelius
Oboe Concerto                            Alessan dro Marcello
Soloist oboe: James Watts
Battalia à 9 (1673)                                Heinrich Biber
Romance, Op. 11                                     Gerald Finzi
Serenade for strings in g                   Vasily Kalinnikov
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik                                     Mozart
Rumanian Folk Dances                             Bela Bartok

March 2015

Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 3
Nielsen Little Suite
Bach Suite no 2
Jane Beck, Sally Adams
for Flute and Strings
Dvorák Serenade for Strings

December 2014

Overture – Coriolan                                                                          Beethoven
Violin concerto in E minor Op.64                                         Mendelssohn
Soloist  Julia Pusker (Royal Academy of Music)
Airs de Danse et Chanson                                                                          Delibes
Symphony No.104 in D major                                                                 Haydn

July 2014
Concerto in A minor for violin and string orchestra                      J. S. Bach
Soloist Dennis Simons
Divertimento K 136 in D                                                            W.A.. Mozart
Concerto Grosso op. 6 No 1                                                                       G. F. Handel
Adagio for Organ and Strings                                                           Tomaso Albinoni
Palladio for String Orchestra                                                     Karl Jenkins
(1st Movement only)
Serenade for Strings Op. 6                                                            Josef Suk

 March 2014
Brandenburg Concerto No.3                                                Bach
Exsultate Jubilate                                                                  Mozart
Soloist –  Stephanie  Spragg
Chanson de Nuit                                                                   Elgar
Chanson de Matin                                                               Elgar
Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op 35a      Arensky
Holberg Suite                                                                          Grieg

November 2013
‘A Programme inspired by the Mediterranean’
with Jonathan Wiseman – Guitar
Overture – Tancredi                                                  Rossini
Guitar Concerto                                                            Rodrigo
Pavane                                                                             Fauré
Symphony No.4 –  ‘The Italian’                            Mendelssohn

July 2013
10th Aniversary memorial concert for Roger Thomas
Vicar of Frenchay Parish Church and Leader of the Orchestra
Serenade for Strings                                                                       Elgar
Oboe Concerto – 1st Movement                                Vaughan Williams
Sarah Bence – Oboe
Solo items by Roger Thomas’s family T.B.A.
Concerto for Violin, Oboe in C minor BWV1060                            Bach
Emma Welton – Violin, Sarah Bence – Oboe
Serenade for Strings                                                   Tchaikovsky

Serenade No.13 in G major, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”                                    Mozart
Concerto for Violin, Oboe in C minor BWV1060                                             Bach
Emma Welton – Violin, Sarah Bence Oboe
“Dargason” from St Paul’s Suite                                                                                 Holst
Serenade for Strings                                                                               Tchaikovsky

April 2013
Symphony No. 68 in Bb Major                                  Haydn
Flute Concerto No2 in D major                                 Mozart
Soloist Christopher Green 
Dance of the Blessed Spirits                                                             Gluck
Water Music Suite                                                                          Handel
A selection of movements will be performed from Suites No.1, 2 and 3

December 2012
     Overture  – Don Giovanni                Mozart
Piano Concerto in  Eb major               Beethoven
                    Soloist – Rustom Battiwalla
Symphony No.6 in C                            Schubert

June 2012
 PURCELL  –  Chaconne in F Maj
FINZI  –  Romance
FINZI  –  2 Bagatelles for Clarinet
ELGAR  –  Serenade for Strings, Op 20
WALTON  –  2 Pieces from Film Music for Henry V
JIM PARKER  –  Clarinet Concerto
BRITTEN  –  Simple Symphony, Op 4
With Emma Tenison – Clarinet

March 2012
 BRIDGE  –  An Irish Melody
HERTEL  –  Concerto for trumpet, oboe and strings
BARBER  –  Adagio for Strings
GERSHWIN  –  Lullaby
COPLAND  –  “Quiet City” for trumpet, cor anglais and strings
HERBERT  –  Serenade for Strings
GRAINGER  –  “Molly on the Shore”
With Colin Bloch – Trumpet
and Jennifer Mears – Oboe/Cor Anglais

November 2011
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Overture on Russian Themes
JONATHAN PALMER – Concerto for Double Bass “Reminiscences”
Soloist – David Heyes
SHOSTAKOVICH – Prelude & Romance from Gadfly Suite
Haydn – Symphony no. 103 “Drum Roll”

June 2011
VIVALDI: Concerto in G for String Orchestra RV151
VIVALDI: Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV630 (Soloist: Charlotte Newstead)
RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite no. 3
LLOYD-JONES: Songs of Summer for soprano and strings (first performance)
DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Strings op. 22

March 2011
DEBUSSY: Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and strings (Soloist: Megan Garrity)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’
GRIEG: Holberg Suite
DOWLAND: Lachrimae or Seven Teares
WIRÉN: Serenade for Strings

        November 2010
        ROSSINI: Overture ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’
WEBER: Bassoon Concerto (soloist: Thomas Russell Porter)
MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo and Nocturne (from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 8

June 2010
CORELLI: Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)
HANDEL: Suite in D major for trumpet and strings (Soloist: Colin Bloch)
WARLOCK: Capriol Suite
PURCELL: Sonata no. 1 for trumpet and strings
MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony no. 11
BARTOK: Rumanian Dances

November 2009
BIZET “Jeux d’Enfants” Suite
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor (Soloist: Rustom Battiwalla)
BIZET: Symphony in C
MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony no. 11
BARTOK: Rumanian Dances

United Reformed Church, Henleaze, Bristol
All Saints’ Church, Weston-super-Mare
St Bartholomew’s Church, Lower Failand
Frenchay Parish Church
St Edyth’s Church, Sea Mills
St. Francis Church, Ashton Gate


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