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, 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, 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).
Vacancies for strings
3 pm Sunday 24 March 2019
All Saints Parish Church
Kingston KT1 1JP
Italian Girl in Algiers
Movements from Serenade No. 11 K375 and No. 12 K388
Organ Concerto Cuckoo and the Nightingale
Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Paris Symphony No. 31 K297