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St. Albans Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

"We hope as many people as possible will join us in the Abbey to hear one of the most demanding and exciting programmes that the orchestra has ever played. We intend to make it a worthy celebration of all that has been achieved since the first concert back in 1932." (Conductor, James Ross) The St. Albans Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 75th birthday on Saturday June... Read more

January 2008
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St Albans Symphony Orchestra raises more than £1,000 for charity

28th January 2007 St Albans Symphony Orchestra raises more than £1,000 for charity Musicians in the St Albans Symphony Orchestra succeeded in raising funds for charity to the tune of over £1,000 during the Christmas and New Year period. The orchestra's brass players collected over £370 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, playing carols to Christmas... Read more

January 2008
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Pledge £1000 to help local hospices – or Simon’s beard stays on!

10th January 2007 A close shave as St Albans Symphony Orchestra members, including conductor James Ross (left), threaten Simon Healy's beard with the chop. Simon insists it must stay until he can raise at least £1,000 for local hospice charities. Simon Healy's beard is agreed to be by far the most luxuriant and impressive example amon... Read more

January 2008
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June Concert

St Albans Symphony Orchestra's Festival Concert promises to be a family affair on Saturday 23rd June when conductor Bjorn Bantock leads the performers in music composed 80 years ago by his great-grandfather, Sir Granville Bantock (7.30pm St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans). Sir Granville was a leading figure in British music-making in the first half of the last century, whose tone poem Prometheus Unbound is familiar to brass band enthusiasts as a test-piece. H... Read more

January 2008
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SASO spring concert promises virtuosity, drama and passion

Stephen Stirling, a horn player whose performances and recordings have gained an international reputation, will play Richard Strauss's Second Concerto. A dazzling horn concerto - featuring one of Europe's leading soloists - will be matched with the blazing intensity of Tchaikovsky's famous 'Pathétique' symphony in the St Albans Symphony Orchestra's spring concert on Saturday March 10th... Read more

March 2007