Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Performances  2008-2013

Performances from the 2008-2009 Season
Conductor – Peter Morris     Leader – Ros Rayner

11th October 2008 – St. Mary’s Church, Albrighton     Program PDF
McCunn – Overture “Land of the Mountain and the Flood
“Handel – Organ concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” – Soloist Toby Barnard
Vaughan Williams – Folk Song Suite
Saint-Saens – Symphony No. 3 in C minor, the “Organ” Symphony

16th November 2008 (Sunday 3.00 pm) – Walsall Town Hall      Program PDF
– a concert with  St. Peter’s Collegiate Church Choir
     to celebrate the centenary of the Town Hall Organ
McCunn – Overture “Land of the Mountain and the Flood”
Parry – Coronation Anthem “I Was Glad”
Handel – Organ concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” – Soloist Toby Barnard
Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs – Baritone Soloist John Thorne
Saint-Saens – Symphony No. 3 in C minor, the “Organ” Symphony

7th March 2009 – Cranmer Methodist Church,
Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton                   Program PDF
Berlioz – Overture “Le Corsair”Dag
Wiren – Serenade for Strings
Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor – Soloist Rhys Watkins
Bizet – Symphony in C

20th June 2009 – Codsall Community High School    Program PDF
Vaughan Williams – The Wasps Overture
Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
Holst – The Perfect FoolElgar – Symphony No. 1 in A flat

Performances from the 2009-2010 Season
Conductor – Peter Morris     Leader – Ros Rayner

26th September 2009 – St. Andrew’s Church, Sedgley     Program PDF
  – a concert in aid of the Dudley International Piano Competition
Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Flat, K595 – Soloist Mark Bebbington
Haydn – Symphony No. 104 in D Major, the “London” Symphony

14th November 2009 – St. Mary’s Church, Albrighton     Program PDF
Mendelssohn – Ruy Blas Overture
Prokofiev – Excerpts from the ballet, Romeo and Juliet
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2, the “London” Symphony

6th March 2010 – Cranmer Methodist Church,
          Newhampton Road West,  Wolverhampton      Program PDF
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major – Soloist Alastair Moseley
Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, the “Eroica” Symphony

19th June 2010 at 7.30 pm – Holy Trinity Church,                     Program PDF
                Heathtown, Wolverhampton
Malcolm Arnold – Tam O’Shanter Overture
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Humperdinck – Prelude from the opera, Hansel and Gretel
Ravel – Ma Mere L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

Performances from the 2010-2011 Season
Conductor – Peter Morris     Leader – Ros Rayner

25th September 2010 – St. Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton  
– an evening of music by Elgar to launch the Church Organ
 Restoration Appeal and
 in association with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

The first part of the concert featured St. Peter’s Church Choirs and various soloists.
The orchestra performed in the second half.
Fear not O Land – ChoirAllegro Maestoso from Organ Sonata – Peter Morris
Three Motets (Op 2) – ChoirChanson de Nuit
– Charlotte Moseley (violin) and Alastair Moseley (piano)
Chanson de Matin – Charlotte Moseley (violin) and Orchestra
Excerpt from “The Kingdom”
          – Rita Cullis (soprano and neice of Stan Cullis) and Orchestra
Enigma Variations – Orchestra
He Banged the Leather for Goal (football chant for Billy Mullen) – Choir and Orchestra
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 – Orchestra

13th November 2010 – St. Peter’s Church,                Program PDF
        Wolverhampton, WV1 1TS  
Britten – Simple Symphony
Dvorak – Symphonic Variations
Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

5th March 2011 – Cranmer Methodist Church,         Program PDF      
              Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton, WV6 0RS
Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Haydn – Guest Conductor Fabian Henning
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

25th June 2011 – Trinity Methodist Church, Histons Hill, Codsall    Program PDF
Britten – Four Sea Interludes from his opera “Peter Grimes”
Respighi – Symphonic Suite “The Fountains of Rome”
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major – Soloist Nicole Wilson

Performances from the 2011-2012 Season
Conductor – Peter MorrisLeader – Ros Rayner

24th September 2011 – St.Andrew’s Church, Sedgley DY3 1JA    Program PDF
– A charity concert in aid of the Beacon Centre for the Blind
Haydn – Symphony No. 31 in D major (Horn Signal)
Mendelssohn – Octet for strings in E flat major
Th. Gouvy – Petite Suite Gauloise for wind nonet
Mozart – Symphony No. 41 in C major (The Jupiter)

6th November 2011 (Sunday) – Forest Arts Centre, Walsall   Program PDF
Rossini – William Tell Overture
Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F – Soloist Alistair Moseley
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major

3rd March 2012 – Cranmer Methodist Church,                     Program PDF 
                         Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton

Khachaturian – Spartacus Suite No.2
Fauré – Pavane
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra

23rd June 2012 – Cranmer Methodist Church,            Program PDF
               Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton
Mozart – Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”
Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor – Soloist Sarah Tulley
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10

Performances from the 2012-2013 Season
Conductor – Peter Morris     Leader – Ros Rayner

29th September 2012 – Wolverhampton Music School, Graiseley  Program PDF
 – A charity concert in aid of the Friends of the Music School
Haydn – Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor (The Farewell Symphony)
Mozart – Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major – Soloist Jane Eminson
Plus several other short pieces for small chamber groups

17th November 2012 – Cranmer Methodist Church,                Program PDF
          Wolverhampton, WV6 0RS
Weber – Euryanthe Overture
Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor – Soloist: Sothie Paul-Duraisamy
Schubert – Symphony No. 9 in C major (the Great)

9th December 2012 – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton   
 – A charity concert in aid of the organ restoration
of St. Peter’s Collegiate Church
consisting of Carols and Christmas Music
in which the Orchestra was joined by the St Peter’s Church and School choirs,
Coppice Performing Arts School, Wolverhampton Girls’ High School
and Wolverhampton Grammar School choirs.
The Orchestra performed:
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Prokofiev – Troika from Lieutenant Kije Suite
Howard Blake – The Snowman – Narrator Adrian Peakman
Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride

16th March 2013 at 7.30 pm – Cranmer Methodist Church,   Program PDF   
Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton, WV6 0RS
Patrick Doyle – Impressions of America
Fauré – Masques et Bergamasques
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
Borodin – Symphony No. 2 in B minor

22nd June 2013 at 7.30 pm – Forest Arts Centre, Walsall      Program PDF
Britten – Matinées Musicales
Phil James – The Toy Room
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A – Soloist: Alastair Moseley
Schumann – Symphony No. 3 in E flat (The Rhenish