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 Brahms, Butterworth, Debussy, Fauré, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Nicolaï, Ravel, Sullivan 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, Dvořak, Françaix, Gipps, Gounod, 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).
VACANCY FOR LEADER from January 2019.
See below for further details.
Vacancies for strings
(with the Harmonie Choir)
3 pm Sunday 9 December 2018
All Saints Parish Church
Kingston KT1 1JP
the Armistice in 1918
A selection of
The Banks of Green Willow
Fantasia on Southwell (Damon 1579): A Verse Anthem
Sir Edward Elgar:
Nimrod - Variation 9 of the Enigma Variations
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
... and carols.
Leader: Kingston 3AO
"Leader: Kingston 3rd Age Orchestra
The Kingston 3rd Age Orchestra will need a new leader from January 2019. After 4 years with us, our current leader, Madeleine Easton is moving to Australia. Therefore we are looking for a professional or semi-professional violinist with experience of leading and encouraging amateur musicians, who is able to lead sectional rehearsals with enthusiasm and insight (usually 3 or 4 per term), take the whole rehearsal if necessary, and have a knowledge/ appreciation of wind instruments in such circumstances. The orchestra rehearses on Wednesday mornings in Kingston upon Thames, and gives two Sunday afternoon concerts a year in March and December.
Please contact Jonathan Law (Chairman of the K3AO) for more information, and to indicate interest, by noon on Tuesday 27th November 2018, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates may submit a short (one page) CV if they wish. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up with the help of our conductor, Rupert Bond, and further information will be distributed to them on 28th November, asking for responses by Fri 7th December 2018."