Concert Archive

Pirates Aaarh-hoy! Concerts for Children

Our popular concerts for children with a musical adventure story. Two performances at 2pm and 3.30pm

Sun 18th Nov 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Shostakovich and Arnold

Powerful music which invokes memories of past conflicts and turbulent times

Sat 13th Oct 2018
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Concerto Evening & End of Season 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 4th Jul 2018
7:30pm
Homewood Road URC

An Evening of Sibelius

A concert featuring classic works by Finland’s greatest composer

Sat 23rd Jun 2018
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Russian Highlights

Russian music from Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Shostakovich

Sat 12th May 2018
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

Vaughan Williams and Dvorak

Colourful and expressive music, for strings, winds and the whole orchestra

Sat 10th Mar 2018
7:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

New Year Concert

Welcome the New Year with a concert of favourite American and British music

Mon 1st Jan 2018
7:00pm
St Albans Abbey

Children's Concerts: SOLD OUT!

Our popular concerts for children with a musical adventure story. Two performances at 2pm and 3.30pm

Sun 19th Nov 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
St Saviour’s Church

St Cecilia Festival Society Concert

The Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society and St Albans Chamber Choir join the Orchestra

Sat 14th Oct 2017
7:30pm
St Albans Abbey

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 Jul 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 Jun 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 Mar 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 Jan 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 Nov 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 Jul 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 Jun 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 popular work ever written for violin, with glorious melodies displaying the soloist’s virtuoso technique.

Britten’s Sea Interludes are scene changes from his opera Peter Grimes, and he always intended for them to be published separately. Hindemith sketched a series of movements based on themes by Weber to be used in a ballet for a dance company, but the ballet never came to fruition.

Sat 5th Mar 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 Jan 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 many performers and its construction in two parts so as to allow for an intermission, was always intended for the concert hall rather than the church.

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