Past concerts

Updated 27 March, 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Musical Director: George Salter

  • Tchaikovsky – Elegy for Strings
  • Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile
  • Shostakovich – Symphony for Strings op. 118
  • Arensky – Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
  • Glazunov – Theme and Variations
  • Rachmaninov – Vocalise

Saturday 28th October 2017 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Musical Director: David Angell

  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme  by Thomas Tallis
  • Howells – Concerto for String Orchestra
  • Debussy – Children’s Corner Suite
  • Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No 9 for strings

Saturday 27th May 2017 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Musical Director: Simon Walton

  • Walton – Sonata for Strings
  • Respighi – Air No 3
  • Nielson – Little Suite
  • Vivaldi – Flute Concerto No 2 La Notte

Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Musical Director: Paul Barritt

  • Bach – Violin Concerto in A Minor
  • Grieg – Holberg Suite
  • Halvorsen – First Encounter from ‘Gurre’
  • Mendelssohn – String Symphony No 9 ‘Swiss’
  • Sibelius – Humoresque No 4

Musical Director: David Le Page

  • Vaughan Williams arr. Le Page – Lark Ascending
  • Bruch – Serenade for Strings
  • Grieg – Heart Wounds & Last Spring
  • Sibelius – Impromptu for String Orchestra
  • Sibelius – Suite for Violin and Strings Op. 117

Saturday 11th June 2016 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Musical Director: Robert Salter

  • Mozart: Divertimento in B flat
  • Sibelius: Romance
  • Puccini: I Crisantemi
  • Elgar: Serenade for strings
  • Bartok: Romanian Dances
  • Janacek: Suite

Saturday 7th November 2015 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Conductor: John Lubbock

  • Barber: Adagio for strings
  • Gounod: Two arias from Faust
  • Respighi: Il Tramonto
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings

Saturday 6th June 2015 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Director: Paul Barritt

  • Dvorak : Serenade for strings
  • Schubert : Rondo for violin and strings
  • Rutter : Suite for strings
  • Bridge : Lament for strings
  • Dag Wiren : Serenade

Saturday 28th February 2015 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Conductor/Soloist: David Le Page

  • Vivaldi : Four Seasons
  • Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Saturday 25 October 2014 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Conductor: Robert Max

Soloists: Tim Posner, Robert Max

  • Grainger The Immovable Do
  • CPE Bach Cello Concert in A maj
  • Grieg Two Norwegian Airs Op.63
  • Sollima Violoncelles, Vibrez!
  • Verdi String Quartet adapted for string orchestra

Saturday 14 June 2014 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Director: Paul Barritt

Soloists: Paul Barritt and Louise Williams

  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
  • Mozart Symphony no 29 A maj
  • Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

Saturday 8 February 2014, St Mary’s, Thame

Conductor: Roger Coull

  • Mendelssohn String Symphony No 3
  • Janacek Idyll for strings
  • Beethoven Op 95 arranged by Mahler for string orchestra

Saturday  16 November 2013, St Mary’s Thame

Conductor: John Lubbock     

Soloists: Anna Shackleton and Hannah Nye

  • Finzi : Romance in E-flat major op 11.
  • Walton: Music from Henry V
  • Elgar: Elegy Op 58.
  • Purcell: Chaconne in G.
  • Purcell: Duets
  • Vaughan-Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus.
  • Quilter songs arr. by John Lubbock

Saturday 22 June 2013, St Mary’s Thame

Conductor: David Angell      

  • Mozart: Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F K138
  • Sculthorpe: Shining Island
  • Kats-Chernin: Eliza Aria
  • Mahler: Adagio for strings from Symphony No 10
  • Palmer: The Ruritanian Dances

Saturday 2 March 2013, St Mary’s Thame

Conductor: Roger Coull       Soloist: Ruth Berresford, oboe

  • Bach: Violin and Oboe Concerto in D Minor
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1
  • Sibelius: Andante Festivo
  • Svendsen: Two Swedish Folk Melodies
  • Britten: Simple Symphony
  • Ireland: Downland Suite

Saturday 13 October 2012,  St Mary’s Thame

Director: Paul Barritt

  • Holst: St Paul’s Suite Op 29
  • Haydn: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C Major
  • Shostakovich: Elegy and Polka
  • Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major

Sat 23 June 2012, St Mary’s Thame

Conductor: William Carslake

  • Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
  • Witold Lutoslawski: Musique Funebre
  • Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
  • Frank Bridge: Suite for String Orchestra
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings Op 20

Saturday 18 February 2012,  St Mary’s Church, Thame

Conductor: Roger Coull       Soloist: Nick Roberts, cello

  • Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
  • Tippett: Little Suite
  • Parry: Lady Radnor Suite
  • Vivaldi:  Sinfonia ‘Alla Rustica’
  • Vivaldi:  Cello concerto in C minor RV401
  • Vivaldi:  Cello concerto in C major RV400

Saturday 15 October 2011,  St Mary’s Church, Thame

Conductor: John Lubbock   Soloist: Raphael Wallfisch

  • Schumann:  Träumerei
  • Schumann:  Cello Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
  • Dvořák: Serenade for Strings

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