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).
Vacancies for strings
with the Harmonie Choir
Sunday 8 December 2019
St Andrew's Church
Surbiton KT6 4DS
Liebeslieder Waltzes; 9 songs
Insanae et Vanae Curae; motet