Programmes 2003_2008

Performances from the 2003-2004 Season
Conductor - Rachel Hyde (2003) Peter Morris (2004)    Leader - Ros Rayner


18th October 2003 - St. Mary's Church, Albrighton
Tchaikovsky - Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Wagner - Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 - 8, Opus 46


10th January 2004 - Centre Stage, Graiseley, Wolverhampton
Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Dvorak - Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Smetana - Vltava from Ma Vlast
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G


26th June 2004 - St Peters Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton
Mozart - Overture to the Magic Flute
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Mahler - Symphony No 1


Performances from the 2004-2005 Season
Conductor - Peter Morris     Leader - Ros Rayner


20th November 2004 - St. Mary's Church, Albrighton
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1 - Soloist John Davy
Shostakovich - Excerpts from "The Gadfly" Suite


5th March 2005 - Centre Stage, Graiseley, Wolverhampton
Beethoven - Overture Leonora No. 3
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F (The Pastoral)


2nd July 2005 - Centre Stage, Graiseley, Wolverhampton
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - Soloist Alastair Moseley
Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question
George Gershwin - An American in Paris
Aaron Copland - Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra - Soloist Alastair Moseley
Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
John Williams - March from &lsquoRaiders of the Lost Ark


Performances from the 2005-2006 Season
Conductor - Peter Morris     Leader - Ros Rayner

12th November 2005 - St. Mary's Church, Albrighton
Wagner - Overture "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E Minor


26th November 2005 - New Road Methodist Church, Stourbridge
       - A Concert of Chamber Ensemble Music
Mozart - Finale from the Gran Partita for 13 Wind Instruments
Gounod - Andante Cantabile and Finale from the Petite Sinfonie de Vents
Three arrangements for Cello Quartet of well known works by Jim Henson,
Washington and Harline, and Hamilton Gilkinson
Mendelssohn - Allegro Moderato ma con Fuoco from the String Octet in E flat
Albinoni (realised by Giazotto) - Adagio in G minor - Solo violin Ros Rayner, Solo organ Peter Morris
Richard Strauss - Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in E flat
Michael MacLean - Two pieces for String Quartet - Tango Chromatique and Csardas
Mozart - Adagio from the Flute Quartet in D major
Carl Davis - "Pickwick Papers", Suite for 13 Wind Instruments
Karl Jenkins - Palladio for Strings
Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra


18th March 2006 - Cranmer Methodist Church, Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton
Moussorgsky (arr. Rimsky Korsakov) - Night on the Bare Mountain
Rakhmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra - Soloist Sothie Paul-Duraisamy
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1 in F Minor


6th April 2006 - Wolverhampton College, Paget Road, Wolverhampton
     - An Evening of Music on the Light Side
Vivaldi - "Spring" from the Four Seasons - Solo violin Ros Rayner
Carl Davis - "Pickwick Papers", Suite for 13 Wind Instruments
Mozart - Adagio from the Flute Quartet in D major
Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra
Mozart - Finale from the Gran Partita for 13 Wind Instruments
Karl Jenkins - Palladio for Strings
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B flat


8th July 2006 - The Church of St. John's in the Square, Wolverhampton
Elgar - Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 & 2
Schumann - Concertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra - Soloists Horns Aloud
Rimsky Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol
John McCabe - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Suite


Performances from the 2006-2007 Season
Conductor - Peter Morris       Leader - Ros Rayner


18th November 2006 - St. Mary's Church, Albrighton
Weber - Overture "Oberon"
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for Violin and Viola - Soloists Ros Rayner (violin) and David Cope (viola)
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 in D major


24th February 2007 - St. Philips Church, Penn, Wolverhampton
A concert of instrumental music given by members of the orchestra, including
Vivaldi - "Spring" from the Four Seasons - Solo violin Ros Rayner
Carl Davis - "Pickwick Papers", Suite for 13 Wind Instruments
Mozart - Two movements from Serenade No. 11 in E flat for wind octet
Albinoni - Adagio in G minor for strings
Karl Jenkins - Palladio for Strings
Gounod - Two movements from the Petite Symphonie for Winds
.. plus other items for small groups of players


17th March 2007 - Cranmer Methodist Church, Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton
Rossini - Overture "Semiramide"
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor K491 - Solo Piano Alastair Moseley
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major


30th June 2007 - St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton
Shostakovich - Festival Overture
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E Minor


Performances from the 2007-2008 Season
Conductor - Peter Morris     Leader - Ros Rayner


14th October 2007 (Sunday 3.30 pm) - Walsall Town Hall -
 A "Last Night of the Proms" style concert with Walsall Choral Society
Rossini - Semiramide Overture
Haydn - "Credo" from the Nelson Mass
Albinoni - Adagio for Organ and Strings
Weber - Clarinet Concertino - Soloist Alex Cattell, Walsall's "Young Musician of the Year 2007"
Khachaturian - Movements from Masquerade Suite
Sousa - Washington Post March
Strauss - Radetsky March
Norman Matthews (Walsall composer) - Scintillations (waltz)
Henry Wood - Fantasia on Sea Songs
Parry - Jerusalem
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Plus items by the Choir


17th November 2007 - St. Mary's Church, Albrighton
Mendelssohn - Overture "The Hebrides"
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 in D Major "The Classical Symphony"
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major - Solo Violin Rhys Watkins


2nd February 2008 - St. Andrew's Church Sedgley
- A Concert of Instrumental Music by Members of the Orchestra in aid of Church Funds
Vivaldi - "Spring" from the Four Seasons - Solo violin Ros Rayner
Mozart - Two movements (Minuet and Trio, and Finale, Allegro)
                from Serenade No. 12 in C minor for wind octet
Roger Hides - String Quartet No. 3 in D major (world premier!)
Dvorak - Two movements (Adagio and Alla Polka) from String Quartet in D major
Gounod - Two movements (Andante Cantabile and Finale, Allegretto) from the Petite Symphonie for Winds
Carl Davis - "Pickwick Papers", Suite for 13 Wind Instruments
William Lloyd Webber - Serenade for Strings
Julie Robertson - Agnus Dei for Mezzo Soprano, 'Cello and Organ (world premier!)
Mozart - Adagio from Flute Quartet in D major
Karl Jenkins - Palladio for Strings
Albinoni - Adagio in G minor for strings


8th March 2008 - St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton
Weber - Overture "Der Freischütz"
William Lloyd Webber - Serenade for Strings
Joe Cooper - "The Wanderer", a Fantasia for Orchestra - Conducted by the Composer
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D minor


21st June 2008 - Cranmer Methodist Church, Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton
Schubert - Rosamunde Overture
Franz Berwald - Sinfonie Singulière
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor - Soloist Edward Smith


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