The orchestra’s main repertoire is from the classical period. Mozart figures largely in our programmes, along with Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. But we also play a wider selection of composers including works by Bizet, Brahms, Butterworth, Debussy, Delius, Fauré, Grieg, Handel, Mendelssohn, Nicolaï, Ravel, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Sullivan, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and Weber.
String and wind sections often perform strings-only and wind-only items at concerts. The strings have played works by Bach, Corelli, Elgar, Handel, Vivaldi, Walton and Warlock, the wind decet works by Arnold, Dvořák, Françaix, Gipps, Gounod, Mozart, Raff, Richard Strauss and Woolfenden.
The orchestra likes to encourage young composers and over the last few years has commissioned the following:
2012: You are old Father William by John-Paul Bowman (Guildhall School of Music and Drama).
2013: An Eve Owl by Joseph Alexander (Kingston University).
2015: Panta Rhei by Sofía Oriana Infante (Kingston University).
2017: Once in a Big City by Sergey Lunev (Kingston University).
2019: The Incandenza Variations by Greg Harradine
If you are interested, more information can be found here
Vacancies for strings
10th Anniversary year
Sunday 29 March 2020
All Saints Church,
Kingston KT1 1JP
Overture (new work)
Piano Concerto No 22
in Eb major K482
(soloist: David Ward)
Symphony No 1