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).
Calling all string players! Here is an opportunity to get together to explore some string music in a variety of periods and styles. Open to everyone who plays violin, viola, cello or double bass (minimum standard Grades 4/5)
The dates: Saturday, 4th August 10.30 – 4.00 pm and Sunday, 5th August 2.30 – 4.00 pm at Kingston Methodist Church, Fairfield South, Kingston KT1 2UJ (on the corner of Fairfield South and Avenue Road).
For more details and application form click here.
Vacancies for strings
There are currently vacancies for violins and violas.
If you are interested or know of someone else who might be interested please look at our Join us page.
(with the Harmonie Choir)
Sunday 9 December 2018
All Saints Parish Church
Kingston KT1 1JP
the Armistice in 1918
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