2006

Previous Concerts 2006


Monday 2 January 2006 at 7.00pm

New Year Family Concert
in St Albans Cathedral

Celebrate the New Year with us in this thrilling programme of stories, dances and waltzes.
Fireworks Stravinsky
Scheherezade Rimsky-Korsakov
Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Waltz and Polonaise:  Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky
Waltzes, Polkas and Radetzky March J. Strauss

St Albans Abbey

TICKETS  £16 and £13 reserved (in Nave) £10 Unreserved (South Pews) £5 unreserved (north pews / aisles)

All accompanied children under 18 pay £1 for any seat, students £5.

All tickets from Ticket Secretary


Saturday 11 March 2006 at 7.30pm

Heroes and Lovers

Manfred Overture Schumann
Prelude and Liebestod:  Tristan und Isolde Wagner
Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune Debussy
Symphony no. 3 Brahms

St. Saviour’s Church, St. Albans

TICKETS    £12  nave,   £8 aisle.

All accompanied children under 18 pay £1 for any seat, students £5.

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St Saviour’s Church, St Albans


Saturday 22 April 2006 at 7.30pm

Grand Opera Gala Night
THE NATIONAL OPERA STUDIO

Overture and Polovtsian Dances Borodin
Méditation  Thaϊs Massenet
“Tu che di gel sei cinta”   Turandot Puccini
Intermezzo; Cavelleria rusticana Mascagni
Rodrigo’s Death Scene:  Don Carlo Verdi
Carmen Suites nos 1 and 2 (excerpts) Bizet
“Mi chiamano Mimi”  La Boheme Puccini
Good Friday Music: Parsfal Wagner
Scena e Duetto:  La Traviata Verdi

Harpenden Public Halls

TICKETS £12 throughout, unreserved.

All accompanied children under 18 pay £1 for any seat, students £5.

All tickets from Ticket Secretary


Sunday 14 May 2006

Composer Day
St Saviour’s Church, St Albans

St. Albans Symphony Orchestra invites composers not currently under professional representation to submit scores for our Composer Day on 14 May 2006, 1.00–7.00pm. The session will consist of a rehearsal and an informal performance, led by composer Roxanna Panufnik, conductor James Ross, and City of London Sinfonia musicians.


Saturday 10 June at 7.30pm

English Celebration

Partita for Orchestra Walton
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Vaughan Williams
Enigma Variations Elgar

St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

TICKETS   £12 nave,   £8 aisle.

All accompanied children under 18 pay £1 for any seat, students £5.

All tickets from Ticket Secretary


Sunday 9 July 2006 at 3.30pm

CARTOON CHARACTERS
Children’s Concert

Hear a full scale symphony orchestra close up
Try out the instruments in the interval
Come dressed up as your favourite cartoon character!

Wallace and Gromit;  Batman;  The Pink Panther; Flintstones
Music from Walt Disney’s Fantasia, including excerpts from
Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite and
Rossini, finale: William Tell Overture

St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

TICKETS   CHILDREN ONLY £1
grown ups £10    students £5

All tickets from Ticket Secretary

 


Saturday 22 July 2006 at 7.30pm

Gawcott Summer Concert

Flute Sonata (arr. Lennox Berkeley)
(Theresa Cory, flute)
Poulenc
Symphony no. 4 Mendelssohn

Holy Trinity Church, Gawcott

TICKETS £10 unreserved.

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Saturday 14 October 2006 at 7.30pm

St Cecilia Festival Society

with St Albans Chamber Choir
Radlett Choral Society
Hardynge Choir

Conducted by Clive Fairbairn
Soloists:
Naomi Harvey (Soprano)
Clarissa Meek (Mezzo)
William Kendall (Tenor)
Quentin Hayes (Baritone)


Banks of Green Willow Butterworth
Hymn of Jesus Holst
Child of our Time Tippett

 

St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society

 

The St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society was formed in 1955 to celebrate St Cecilia’s Day with a combined performance by the three St Albans Music Societies (St Albans Choral Society, St Albans Bach Choir and the St Albans Orchestral Society) of Handel’s Messiah.

 

This initial event was followed by an increasingly ambitious series of biennial concerts as the main aim of the Society has become the performance of works outside the scope of the individual member societies.

 

With few exceptions, since formation, concerts have been given in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans every two years.  Although St Cecilia remains the inspiration, celebration on or around the Saint’s day is no longer seen as the optimum date.

 

Membership too has changed over the years with Radlett Choral Society welcomed as a new member.

 

The Society now comprises the following organisations Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society, St Albans Chamber Choir and St Albans Symphony Orchestra.

 

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans

TICKETS £20, £16, £10 (reserved)
£10 & £5 (unreserved)

TICKETS
from St Cecilia Society
57, Meadway, Harpenden AL5 IJH
(include stamped addressed envelope)
Phone:  01582 763113
or
Abbey Information Desk.  01727 860780