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Concerts

Three concert programmes are normally prepared each year, mainly for performance at St.Aldhelms church. They may sometimes be repeated on request at other venues in Dorset and Hampshire.
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Next Concert

Monday 16th December 2019 at 7:30pm

Venue: St.Aldhelms Church, Branksome

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

St Aldhelms Orchestra will be performing the following program.


Johann Strauss Jnr: Overture to Die Fledermaus

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Soloists: Peter Castle and Justin Ward

Sibelius: Symphony no 2.


Future Concerts

Proposed future concerts by St Aldhelms Orchestra include the following programs:

Dates have yet to be finalised by the Church Office,
30 Mar 2020:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances [selection]

Brahms: Symphony no 3.

20 Jul 2020:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes
Elgar: Cello Concerto

Mahler: Symphony No. 1.


Previous concerts

All concerts performed at St. Aldhelms Church, Branksome,
unless otherwise stated.

22 July 2019:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Beethoven: Egmont overture

Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite (Military band version)

Grainger: Irish tune from County Derry (arranged for wind and brass)

Elgar: Serenade for strings

Rachmaninov: Piano concerto no.2
Soloist: Adam Swayne

1 April 2019:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Gabrieli: Sonata Pian’e Forte

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Soloist: Lesley Dolman

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

17 December 2018:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Arnold: overture Tam O'Shanter

Schumann: cello concerto
Soloist: Ben Birtle

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6

16 July 2018:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Rossini: Semiramide overture

Manuel de Falla: Three-cornered Hat Suite

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

19 March 2018:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Elgar: Wand of youth, suite 1

Mozart: flute concerto
soloist: Jane Pickles

Dvorak: Symphony no.8

11 December 2017:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Brahms: St.Antony variations

Janacek: Taras Bulba

Saint-Saens: Symphony no.3 (Organ)
organ soloist: Graham Scott

17 July 2017:

Conductor:
Martin Henderson

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Elgar: Symphony no.1

3 April 2017:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Verdi: Forza del Destino

Vaughan-Williams: Lark Ascending
soloist: Anna Tyrrell

Faure: Pelleas et Mellissande

Shostakovich: Symphony no.5

12 December 2016:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Ireland: Piano concerto
soloist: Adam Swayne

Bruckner: Symphony no.6

11 July 2016:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Britten: Matinees musicales & Soirees musicales

Mozart: Horn Concerto no.3
soloist: Miles Hewitt

Schumann: Symphony no.3 (Rhenish)

14 March 2016:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Nielsen: Helios overture

Sibelius: Karelia suite

Grieg: 2 Norwegian Dances

Sibelius: Symphony no.5

14 December 2015:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Jane Gregson
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Lowes: Songs from the Shires

Mahler: Symphony no.4

Guest singer: Sarah Chadwick

13 July 2015:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Beethoven: Coriolanus overture

Grieg: Piano concerto
Soloist: Adam Swayne

Brahms: 3 Hungarian dances

Dvorak: Symphonic variations

23 March 2015:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Mendelssohn: Overture Fingal's Cave

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet

Delius: In a Summer Garden

Saint-Saens: La Jeunesse d'Hercule

8 December 2014:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Stefan Defilet
Sibelius: Finlandia

Stamitz: Clarinet concerto no 3
Soloist: Emma Hannon

Rachmaninov: Symphony no.1 in D minor Op 13

14 July 2014:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Mussorgsky: Night on a bare mountain

Hummel: Oboe concerto
Soloist: Helen Simpson

Brahms: Symphony no.2

7 April 2014:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Wagner: Parsifal - Good Friday Music

Berlioz: Nuits d'Ete
Soloist: Jenny Bartlett

Smetana: Ma Vlast

16 December 2013:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 "Elvira Madigan"
Soloist: Sam Hanson

Bruckner: Symphony No. 0

15 July 2013:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Anna Tyrrell
Elgar: Froissart overture

Bach: Violin concerto in E major
Soloist: Julie Gillett-Smith

Schumann: symphony no.4

18 Mar 2013:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Brahms: Tragic overture

Janacek: Three Lachian dances

Sibelius: Lemminkainen suite

17 Dec 2012:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Verdi: Sicilian Vespers

Haydn: Cello concerto in C
Soloist Phil Handy

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3

16 July 2012:

Conductor:
Rui Pinheiro

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Wagner: Die Meistersinger
Prelude to Act 1

Elgar: Sea pictures
Soloist: Jenny Bartlett

Brahms: Symphony no.4

26 March 2012:

Conductor:
Malcolm Warne Holland

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Mozart: Overture The Magic Flute

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to act 3

Dvorak: Symphony no.7

12 December 2011:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Tchaikovsky: Francesca Da Rimini

Albinoni: Concerto for Two Oboes
Soloists: Sarah Shore
Clare Cooper

Britten: Matinees Musicales

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker suite

18 July 2011:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain

Copland: Billy-the-Kid

Beethoven: Symphony No 3

7 June 2011:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
In conjunction with Dutch orchestra
“Nieuwegeins Amateur Symfonie Orkest”:
(conductor Hans de Munnik)

Johannes Van Bree: overture to "The Bandit"
Rogier van Otterloo: Soldier of Orange
Strauss: The Blue danube

Elgar: In the South
Cesar Franck: symphony

4 April 2011:

Conductor:
Sheridan Bartlett

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Weber: overture Der Freischutz

Schubert: symphony no.8 'Unfinished'

Borodin: Symphony no.2

13 December 2010:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Borodin: Polovtsian dances

Dan Jenkins: Trombone concerto
Soloist: Robb Tooley

Dvorak: Symphony no.6

12 July 2010:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso

Hummel: Trumpet concerto
Soloist: Sheridan Bartlett

Brahms: Symphony no.1

22 March 2010:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Schubert: Rosamunde overture.

Dvorak: The Noon Witch

Giovanni Gabrielli: Sonata pian'e forte.

Saints-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Soloist: Jennifer Curiel (violin)

Sibelius: Symphony no.1

14 December 2009:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture

Schumann: Concertstucke for 4 horns
Soloists: Edward Lockwood
Ruth Spicer
Robert Harris
Kevin Pritchard

Vaughan Williams: London Symphony

28 November 2009:
Charity Concert
for BHF

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla

Dvorak: Slavonic dances 3 and 8

Haydn: Trumpet concerto
Soloist: Peter Turnbull, principal trumpet, BSO

Walton: Crown Imperial

Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen

Handel: The arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Dvorak: New World symphony (4th movement)

6 July 2009:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Mozart: Symphony no.35

Berlioz: Roman Carnival overture

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espanol

23 March 2009:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Elgar: In The South

Mozart: Oboe Concerto
Soloist: Edward Kay (principal oboe, BSO)

Brahms: Symphony no.3

15 December 2008:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet overture

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Soloist: Jenny Fellowes
with St.Aldhelms Symphony Chorus

Rachmaninov: Symphony no.2

14 July 2008:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Stefan Defilet
Shostakovich: Festive overture

Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp
Soloists: Anna Pyne (principal flute, BSO)
Eluned Pierce (principal harp, BSO)

Shostakovich: Symphony no.5

10 March 2008:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Caroline Poon
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel overture

Capuzzi: Bass Trombone Concerto
Soloist: Ian Rickwood (bass Trombone)

Sibelius: Symphony no.2

17 December 2007:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Berlioz: Hungarian March

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Soloist: Stefan Defilet (violin)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6 “Pathetique”

9 July 2007:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Copland: Rodeo

Paul Coles: Violin concerto
Soloist: Jennifer Curiel (violin)
****World Premiere Performance****

Dvorak: Symphony no.9 (New World)

26 March 2007:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Verdi: Nabucco Overture.

Schubert: Symphony no.8 (unfinished).

Saint-Saens: Symphony no.3 (Organ)
Soloist: Andrew Hill

11 December 2006:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture.

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
for Violin and Viola
Soloists: Julie Gillett-Smith (violin)
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (viola)

Brahms: Symphony no.2

17 July 2006:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture.

Weber: Concertino
Mendelssohn: Concertstück no.2
Soloists: Kevin Banks (Clarinet)
Michael Huntriss (Clarinet)


Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.4

3 April 2006:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Dvorak: Carnival Overture.

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Calum Cook (BSO cellist)

12 December 2005:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Walton: Crown Imperial March.

Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite

Elgar: 1st Symphony

11 July 2005:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture.

Mozart: 2nd Horn Concerto
Soloist: Ray Slater

Dvorak: 8th Symphony

14 March 2005:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Berlioz: Overture, The Roman Carnival.

Elgar: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Tim Walden (Principal cello, BSO)

Cezar Franck: Symphony in D minor

13 December 2004:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Rossini: The Italian Girl From Algiers.

J.S.Bach: Concerto in D for 2 violins
(2nd movement)
Soloists: Franck Leprince, Peter Banks

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5

12 July 2004:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Rossini: Overture - The Thieving Magpie.

Haydn: Trumpet concerto
Soloist: Sheridan Bartlett

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Schumann: Symphony no.1 (Spring)

22 March 2004:

Conductor:
Kevin Smith

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Mozart: Overture - The Magic Flute.

Mozart: Porgi Amore
(from The Marriage of Figaro)
Rossini: Una Voce Poco Fa
(from The Barber of Seville)
Soloist: Fiona Oliver-Smith

Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen

Mendelssohn: Symphony no.4 (Italian)

15 December 2003:

Conductor:
Ian Lowes

Leader:
Franck Leprince
Rossini: Overture - Semiramide.

R.Strauss: Serenade

Haydn: Violin concerto
Soloist: Franck Leprince

Schubert: Symphony no.4 (Tragic)

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