Previous Concerts 2005

Saturday 1st January 2005 at 7pm
St Albans Abbey

New Year’s Day Family Concert

Celebrate the New Year with us in this thrilling programme including celebrations, fanfares, an awesome ride, a grand march and traditional waltzing!
Festival Overture Shostakovich
Blumine Mahler
Sinfonietta Janácek
The Ride of the Valkyries, Die Walküre Wagner
Grand March and Ballet: Aida Verdi
Egyptian March; Tales from the Vienna Woods; Radetzky March J. Strauss
Radetzky March J. Strauss 1

Saturday 12th March 2005 at 7.30pm

Romantic Masterworks I

Opera scenesRejieli Paulo, soprano      John Lofthouse,   baritone
from the National Opera Studio
“Largo al factotum”   Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini
“Vissi d’arte”   Tosca Puccini
“Silvio, acquest’ora”  Pagliacci Leoncavallo
“Morro”  Un Ballo in maschera Verdi
Yeletsky’s Aria,   The Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky
Adagio: Spartacus Khachachurian
Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky

St. Saviour’s Church, St. Albans

Saturday 23 April 2005 at 7.30pm

Romantic Masterworks II

Night on a Bare Mountain Mussorgsky
Invocation for ‘Cello and Orchestra
Soloist: Clare Noble, ‘cello
Concerto for two horns in E-flat
Horns: Timothy French and Jemima Hutchison
Symphony No.5 Tchaikovsky

Harpenden Public Halls

Sunday 5 June 2005 at 4pm

Concert in aid of Sue Ryder Care Homes

Chamber music for winds to include:
Five Movements from “Carmina Burana”
Petit Symphonie for Winds Gounod
Old Wine in New Bottles: Four Old English Tunes Jacob
Arias from Don Giovanni arranged for Wind Orchestra Mozart
Czech Suite Dvorák

The Bowes Lyons Estate, St. Paul’s Walden

An open air classical concert in the grounds of the Bowes Lyon estate to raise money for residents’ care at Sue Ryder Care Stagenhoe Park. The event is organised by the Harpenden Lions Rotary Club in conjunction with the Sue Ryder home.

Saturday 11th June 2005 at 7.30pm

The Planets

Fêtes, Sirènes  (Nocturnes) Debussy
Sara Jonsson, soprano
The Planets
with Mid-Herts Chamber Choir:  director Peter Twitchin
Oxford Girls Choir:   director Richard Vendome

Weston Auditorium
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire.

Sunday 3 July 2005 at 3.30pm

Children’s Concert

including Star WarsDr Who



Star Wars

2001 Space Odyssey

The Planets

Homewood Road United Reform Church
Sandpit Lane St Albans

Meet the musicians!  Try the instruments!
Come dressed as Space Heroes!

Saturday 23 July 2005 at 7.30pm

Gawcott Summer Concert

Overture: Euryanthe Weber
Bassoon Concerto
Soloist: Peter Lyndley, Bassoon
Symphony No.3 Beethoven

Holy Trinity Church, Gawcott

Saturday 29 October 2005 at 7.30pm

Autumn Concert -
with Guy Johnston

Prelude:  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner
Variations on a Rococco Theme
Guy Johnston, ‘cello
Symphony no. 7 Dvorák

Thursday 3 November 2005 at 7.30pm

St John’s Smith Square, London
Concert for Fund for Epilepsy

Prelude:  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner
Piano Concerto no. 2
soloist Juliet Allen
Symphony no. 7 Dvorák