‘A real tour de force’


SASO’s Festival Concert was by turns ‘powerful’ and ‘stunning’, says Herts Advertiser critic, John Manning There was something rather special about St Albans Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Holst’s popular Planets Suite on Saturday night. It…
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Orchestra in Seventh Heaven


Andrew Shepstone reviewed SASO’s ‘Beethoven’s Seventh’ concert for the Herts Advertiser. St Albans Symphony Orchestra continued their progression through the symphonies of Beethoven in their concert last night at St. Saviour’s with an energetic performance…
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Orchestra’s night fever


Herts Advertiser critic John Manning thoroughly enjoyed SASO’s Orchestral Colours concert What a night the St Albans Symphony Orchestra gave its audience on Saturday. Orchestral Colours was the name of the programme it presented at…
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Orchestra Rings the Changes


November 2012 – John Manning writes in the Herts Advertiser “Although the opening work of the evening was (Wagner’s) popular Ride of the Valkyries, the real sensation was a concert presentation of Act 1 Scene…
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Celebrations for Symphony Orchestra


May 2012 – Lynn Carter reviews SASO’s 80th birthday concert for the Herts Advertiser “The concert was especially poignant as the musicians celebrated their legacy of 80 years of performances… drawing an incredible audience of…
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New Years Day Concert Review


January 2011 ~ John Manning writes in the Herts Advertiser

EVEN though Ellie Fagg has been one of the most popular young local musicians for many years her performance with St Albans Symphony Orchestra at its traditional New Year’s Day concert was her first appearance at St Albans Abbey.

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Symphony orchestra’s full-scale success


March 2011 – John Manning writes in the Herts Advertiser

If the size of the audience was anything to go by St Albans Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday must have been its most successful in years. And the overall high standard of the performances ensured that those who packed into St Saviour’s Church for the evening were not disappointed.

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