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Rehearsals

 

Commemorating the Armistice in 1918 

  1. George Butterworth (1885 – 1916): The Banks of Green Willow 7' (2222 – 2100 – hp – str)
  2. Rupert Bond (b.? ): Fantasia on Southwell (Damon 1579): A Verse Anthem 7' (str T/Bar solo SATB chorus)
  3. Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934): Nimrod Var 9 of Enigma Variations Op.36:  3'40"  (2223[1,2,cbn] – 4[331 very little] – timp[3, could manage with 2] – str)
  4. Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): Le Tombeau de Couperin 17' (2[1.2/pic]2[1,2/Eh]22 – 2100 – hp – str)

[Fits our orchestration and was written in memory of friends that he knew that were killed in the 1st WW. Needs a harp, but that could be played on a piano (/ or keyboard with a harp setting).]

  1. A short reading about the football match on Christmas day 5' (Woodwind play 'Silent Night' in the background; 2222 [Bar solo SATB chorus])

Interval Christmas Selection

  1. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): The Lark Ascending 13' (solo vn 2122 – 2000 – tri – str)
  2. Carol 1 (accompanied by winds only): say 5' or our own arrangement (2222 2000 SATB chorus)
  3. Frederick Delius (1862-1934) Sleigh Ride 5' (3[1.2.3.Eh]222 – 44[2 trp, 2crt]31 – timp+cym+slgh-bells – str)
  4. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on Christmas Carols: 15' (2222 – 4231 – timp+tri+bells – str – Bar Solo SATB chorus)
  5. Carol 2 (Whole orchestra): say 5' or our own arrangement (2222 – 2000 – str – timp – SATB chorus)

 

 

Date (Wed)

10.15 start

Break

11.30 - 12.30 end

Leader

Comment

1

Sept 19th

 

Elgar

Butterworth

Delius

11.15

Bond

Ravel

Natalee Jeremic

Artisitic Sub Cttee after rehearsal

2

Sept 26th

 

Elgar

Ravel

11.15

Butterworth

Delius

Bond

Dominika Feher

Mgt Cttee after rehearsal

3

Oct 3rd

 

Sectionals

Ravel

Butterworth

11.15

Full

Ravel

Delius

Bond

Maddy

 

4

Oct 10th

AGM

Butterworth

Delius

Elgar,   Ravel (if time)

11.45

12.00 –   12.25 AGM

 

Alice Hall

 

5

Oct 17th

 

Extra Sectionals

To include Ravel

11.15

Ravel

Elgar

Natalee Jeremic

J Law away

 

Oct 24th

HALF TERM

 

HALF TERM

n/a

 

6

Oct 31

Elgar

RVW Fantasia

11.15

 

Delius

Bond

Natalee Jeremic

Mary Hayes away

7

 

Nov 7th

Sectionals

RVW Fantasia

11.15

 

RVW Fantasia

Ravel

Natalee Jeremic

 

8

Nov 14

 

Elgar

RVW Lark

11.15

Ravel

Butterworth

Maddy

 

9

Nov 21st

 

Carols

RVW Lark

11.15

 

RVW Fantasia

Delius

Bond

Maddy

 

10

Nov 28th

 

Elgar

Butterworth

Delius

RVW Lark

11.15

Bond

Ravel

RVW Fantasia

 

Maddy

Mgt Cttee after rehearsal

11

Dec 5th

With Harmonie Choir Carols

RVW Fantasia

Bond

11.15

 

Ravel

RVW Lark

Butterworth

Delius

Maddy

With Harmonie Choir

Concert

Dec 9th SUNDAY

1pm – 2.30pm

All Saints Kingston Parish Church

2.30-

3pm

3pm – 5pm Concert

Maddy

Access from 12.45/ Out of church by 5.30pm

Choir from 1.45pm

 

All rehearsals unless otherwise stated are at Kingston United Reformed Church, Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1HZ.


 

TERM DATES FOR 2019

Spring 2019
Week 1    Jan 9    F&GP
Week 2    Jan 16  Artistic sub-committee
Week 3    Jan 23  New Year Party
Week 4    Jan 30
Week 5    Feb 6   Management committee
Week 6    Feb 13
Half term  Feb 20
Abingworth Weekend   Feb 22 - 24
Week 7    Feb 27 
Week 8    Mar 6  
Week 9    Mar 13  Management committee
Week 10  Mar  20 
CONCERT Sun March 24  3.00 pm  Kingston Parish Church

Note: Mothering Sunday 31 March; Palm Sunday 14 April; Easter Day 21 April 2019

 

Summer 2019
Week 1    April 24  F&GP
Week 2    May 1    Artistic sub-committee
Week 3    May 8
Week 4    May 15  Management committee
Week 5    May 22
Half term  May 29 
Week 7    June 5
Week 8    June 12 
Week 9    June 19  Management committee
Week 10  June 26  SUMMER MUSIC concert 11.30 am & Summer Party (TBA)
Autumn 2019
Week 1    Sept 18  Artistic sub-committee (F&GP possibly Sept 11)
Week 2    Sept 25
Week 3    Oct 2      Management committee
Week 4    Oct 9   
Week 5    Oct 16    AGM
Half term  Oct 23    (Half term dates to be finalised when Local Authority/School dates are confirmed)
Week 6    Oct 30
Week 7    Nov 6
Week 8    Nov 13
Week 9    Nov 20
Week 10  Nov 27    Management committee
Week 11  Dec 4 
CONCERT Sun Dec 8 3pm. at St Andrews Surbiton
Note: Advent Sunday December 1st . 2020: Mothering Sunday March 22; Palm Sunday April 5; Easter Day April 12, Advent November 29.

 

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VACANCY FOR LEADER from January 2019.

See below for further details.

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.

Click here to read what one or our members wrote about her experience in a letter to a newspaper.

Next concert

Christmas Concert

(with the Harmonie Choir)

 

3 pm Sunday 9 December 2018
All Saints Parish Church
Kingston KT1 1JP

 

Music commemorating
the Armistice in 1918
and
A selection of
Christmas music

George Butterworth:
The Banks of Green Willow
Rupert Bond:
Fantasia on Southwell (Damon 1579): A Verse Anthem
Sir Edward Elgar:
Nimrod  - Variation 9 of the Enigma Variations
Maurice Ravel:
Le Tombeau de Couperin

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending
Frederick Delius:
Sleigh Ride
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 (jptbhrlaw@btinternet.com).  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."