Concert Archive

Concerto Evening & Friends Night

Come and join us for this special event, and hear leading players from SASO play their favourite concertos accompanied by the Orchestra.

Wed 5th July 2017
7:30pm
Homewood Road URC

English Music

A concert of English music! Emma Johnson, clarinet, plays the clarinet concerto ‘Lost Lanes, Shadow Groves’. Also featuring Vaughan Williams’s ‘A London Symphony’.

Sat 24th June 2017
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Sibelius and Brahms

Two of Sibelius’s patriotic tone poems and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1, featuring Alissa Firsova.

Sat 6th May 2017
12:00am
St Saviour’s Church

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

A flavour of Russia, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and two works by Prokofiev.

Sat 11th March 2017
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

New Year Concert 2017

Welcome the New Year with a concert for all the family in the glorious surroundings of St Albans Abbey and hear some of the most exciting music ever written.

Mon 2nd January 2017
7:00pm
St Albans Abbey

Not Now, Bernard! Concerts for Children

Our popular concerts for children with a musical adventure story, ‘Not Now, Bernard!’, narrated by the composer Bernard Hughes.

Sun 6th November 2016
2:00pm
St Saviour’s Church

Concerto Evening and End of Season Friends Night

Join us and hear leading players from the Orchestra play their favourite concertos accompanied by the Orchestra.

Wed 6th July 2016
7:30pm
Homewood Road URC

Mahler Symphony No.5

The fourth movement of Mahler’s epic Symphony No.5 may be his most famous composition and was used in the 1971 film Death in Venice  

Sat 25th June 2016
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Elgar Symphony No.2 Workshop

In memory of Babs Yule (1920-2010) Guest conductor: Bjorn Bantock A weekend orchestral workshop to prepare and perform Elgar’s spectacular Symphony No.2. The workshop starts on Friday. Sectional tutorials led by professional tutors will take place on the Saturday morning, followed by further rehearsal and an evening performance.

Sat 14th May 2016
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Mendelssohn, Britten, Hindemith and Glinka

Cristian Grajner De Sa began violin and piano lessons at the age of seven and since then has enjoyed performing in recitals and as a concerto soloist on the violin. He has appeared as a String Finalist in the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 competition. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is possibly the most […]

Sat 5th March 2016
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

New Year's Day 2016

Welcome the New Year with a concert for all the family in the glorious surroundings of St Albans Abbey and hear some of the most exciting music ever written.

Fri 1st January 2016
7:00pm
St Albans Abbey

Biennial Concert of the St Cecilia Festival Society

The Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society and St Albans Chamber Choir join St Albans Symphony Orchestra Geraldine McGreevy, soprano Deborah Miles-Johnson, alto Mark Wilde, tenor Jeremy White, bass Dvorák composed his Requiem in the final decade of the 19th century. Despite the specifically religious nature of its text, the work, with its large scale, its […]

Sat 31st October 2015
7:30pm
St Albans Abbey