Rehearsals

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The orchestra rehearses at the St Albans United Reformed Church (Homewood site), Sandpit Lane St Albans AL1 4BH  on Wednesdays from 7.30pm – 10.00pm, tuning at 7.25pm. Venue opens at 7.10pm.

You are reminded that if you miss two rehearsals for a concert, you must discuss with your section principal whether it’s still possible for you to take part in it. Depending on the circumstances, you may be asked not to continue playing for that particular concert.

Winds and brass please arrange a deputy if absent.

Saturday 11 May 2024, 7:30pm

Conductor: Orlando Jopling
Soloist: Ben Tarlton, cello

Orchestration

Bacewicz: Overture
3[Picc.2.3] 2 3[1.2.BCl] 2 — 4 2 3 1 — 3Perc — Strings

Walton: Cello Concerto
2 fl(2nd+picc), 2 ob(2nd+ca), 2 cl(2nd+bcl), 2 bn(2nd+cbn), 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, perc (3), cel,hp, str [solo cello]

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6
3 fl, 2 ob, ca, 2 cl, bcl/tenor sax, 2 bn, cbn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, 2 hp(1 opt), str

Saturday 29 June 2024, 7:30pm

Conductor: Bill Carslake
Soloist: Bradley Ng, piano

Orchestration

Saariaho: Forty Heartbeats
1(pic)111/1211/timp.2perc/hp.pf/str

Sibelius: The Dryad
picc.2.2.2.B-clar.2. – 4.3.3.1. – perc.(2) – str

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
+3222 2231 t Perc strings

Smetana: Ma Vlast, mvnt. 4: Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields)
+3222 4231 T Perc strings

Janacek, arr. Vaclav Talich: The Cunning Little Vixen Suite
4 3 3 3 – 4 3 3 1 – timp, perc(3), hp, cel (+car), str