New Year Concert review: “Throughout the evening the orchestra performed outstandingly.”

“It wouldn’t be New Year’s Day in St Albans without the annual concert at St Albans Abbey provided by the city’s symphony orchestra,” says critic John Manning, writing in the Herts Advertiser (10/1/19)

“For hundreds of people it is a much-loved annual event that brings an extra sparkle and evening of fun to the first day of the year. And this year’s event proved no exception to the rule with a first half packed with exciting and sometimes little-known works and a second concentrating on great music from the films.”

He adds that: “Throughout the evening the orchestra performed outstandingly. In recent years it has shown a steady Improvement in quality of performance and this concert was one of the best to date….

“All in all this was a fun evening of good and well-played music and one which will, hopefully, Introduce more people to the orchestra’s regular concerts.”

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