SASO launches new season with stirring hymns against tyranny


St Albans Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2008-9 season on Saturday 18th October with Finlandia by Sibelius, one of the most stirring and best-loved compositions in the classical music repertoire (7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit…
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St Albans Symphony Orchestra collects more than £1,000 for charity


20th January 2008 For the second year running, St Albans Symphony Orchestra has raised more than £1,000 for charities through its musical activities over the Christmas and New Year period. A retiring collection at the…
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For Auld Lang Syne: St Albans Symphony Orchestra plan a New Year Scots celebration


20th December 2007 Scots wa’hae! The traditional New Years Day Family Concert in St Albans Abbey is turning tartan to welcome 2008 – with possibly the most unusual soloist that the St Albans Symphony Orchestra…
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St Albans Symphony Orchestra starts its new season with Sax appeal!


14th October 2007 Most people may think of the saxophone as a jazz instrument, but classical composers have also been intrigued by its plaintive sound – as St Albans  Symphony Orchestra will demonstrate on Saturday…
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Tea at Three! – St Albans Symphony Orchestra raises money for The Pasque Charity


Led by Anna Ludwig, a music therapist and horn player in the orchestra, the St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO), raised £54.38 for the Pasque Hospice. Tea at Three was a campaign organised to raise awareness…
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St Albans New Music Day 2007 renews the search for ‘undiscovered’ composers


23rd June 2007 The St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO), supported by its professional partners at the City of London Sinfonia (CLS), is again looking for talented composers who would like to hear their music performed…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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