Programmes 1983_1988

Programmes from the 1983-1984 Season
Conductors - Mark Finch, Sheila Freeman and Ernest Dain
Leaders - Ralph Allin and Martyn Blythe


19th November 1983 - Central Hall, Walsall (MF conducting)
Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor - Soloist Winnie Woo
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor


5th March 1984 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)
Beethoven - Leonora Overture No. 3
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D - Soloist Jeremy Ballard
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 in E flat (The Eroica)


19th May 1984 - Girls' High School, Wolverhampton
(Joint Concert with Penn Choral Society, SF and ED conducting)
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Walton - Crown Imperial March
Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus and other songs
Bizet - Symphony in C


7th July 1984 - Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Compton Site (MF conducting)
Smetana - Vltava, from Ma Vlast
Mahler - Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen - Solo Baritone Anthony Scales
Dvorak - Symphony No.8 in G


Programmes from the 1984-1985 Season
Conductor - Mark Finch    Leader - Martyn Blythe


1st December 1984 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
Kelly - Overture Sancho Panza
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor - Soloist David James
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D


2nd March 1985 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto in C minor - Soloist Michael Ward
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat


4th May 1985 - Central Hall, Walsall
Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 4 in G - Soloist Mark Bevington
Mahler - Symphony No. 4 - Solo Soprano Kym Cooper


13th July 1985 - St. Nicholas' Church, Newport
Delius - La Calinda from Koanga
J S Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D


Programmes from the 1985-1986 Season
Conductors - Mark Finch and Denis Powell
Leader - Martyn Blythe


30th November 1985 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
Rossini - Overture to the Barber of Seville
Beethoven - Triple Concerto
              - Soloists T. Lissimore (piano), V Joliffe (violin) & A Wells (cello)
Shostakovitch - Symphony No. 5


15th February 1986 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
J S Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor- Soloist Mark Robinson
Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D


8th March 1986 - Regis School, Wolverhampton
(Joint Concert with Wombourne Choral Society, MF and DP conducting)
Vaughan Williams - Towards the Unknown Region
Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem - Soloists Rona Lowe (soprano) and John Oxley (bass)
Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D


17th May 1986 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)
F J Haydn - Symphony No. 94 in G (The Surprise)
Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde - Soloists Gloria Finch (contralto) and Patrick Briddon (tenor)


12th July 1986 - St. Nicholas' Church Newport (MF conducting)
Canteloube - Songs from the Auvergne - Solo soprano Kym Cooper


Programmes from the 1986-1987 Season
Conductors - Mark Finch and Denis Powell      Leader - Martyn Blythe


29th November 1986 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
Copland - Quiet City
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D minor


14th February 1987 - Central Hall, Walsall (MF conducting)
Sibelius - Karelia Suite
Beethoven - Piano Concerto in C minor
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor


21st March 1987 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
 (joint concert with Wombourne Choral Society, MF and DP conducting)
Malcolm Arnold - Four Scottish Dances
Constant Lambert - Rio Grande - Solo soprano Susan Pierce
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony - Soloists Rona Lowe (soprano) and John Oxley (bass)


6th June 1987 - Civic Hall, Brierley Hill (MF conducting)
Ravel - Bolero
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Soloist Brian Perkins
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)


10th July 1987 - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)
Bizet - Carmen Suite
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Soloist Brian Perkins
Other guitar pieces played by Brian Perkins


11th July 1987 - St. Nicholas' Church, Newport
Debussy - Prelude a l'Apres Midi d'un Faune
Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Dvorak - Wind Serenade in D minor
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D (The Haffner Symphony)


Programmes from the 1987-1988 Season
Conductor - Sheila Freeman     Leader - Martyn Blythe


28th November 1987 - St. Edmund's School Hall, Wolverhampton
Nicolai - Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Ballet Suite
Berlioz - Harold in Italy - Solo viola Ruth Srodinsky


6th February 1988 - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Dvorak - Carnival Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor - Soloist Julian Trafford
Cesar Franck - Symphony in D minor


23rd April 1988 - Central Hall, Walsall
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture
Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor - Soloist Ian Jones
Borodin - Symphonmy No. 2 in B minor


2nd July 1988 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley
Beethoven - Egmont Overture
J S Bach - Violin Concerto in E minor - Soloist Richard Featherstone
Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in E minor




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