CONCERT PROGRAMME

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This page last updated: 5th November 2017

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2017-2018 season

Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF
Conductor: John Beswick  
Soloist: Penny Hill

Haydn: Symphony No.103 ‘Drum Roll’
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Mendelssohn : Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’

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Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, The Walk, Potters Bar, EN6 1QQ
Conductor: Rupert Bond
Soloist: Melanie White 

Dvořák: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

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Saturday 24th March 2018
NHGS websiteCoptic Cathedral, Stevenage
Conductor:  Stephen Bullamore

with North Herts Guild of Singers

Ethyl Smyth: Mass in D
Celia McDowell: Magnificat


Saturday 9th June 2018 at 7.30pm
St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF
Conductor: Lev Parikian

Latham: Doppler Shift
Walton: Viola Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’

To book tickets, email tickets@hertsphil.org.uk, or contact John Cox on 01727 857827


Saturday 30th June 2018
Bishop's Stortford Choral SocietyAll Saints Hockerill Bishops Stortford
Conductor: Richard Brain

with Bishop's Stortford Choral Society

Mendelssohn: Elijah


Saturday 21st July 2018
NHGS websiteSt Mary’s Church, Hitchin
Conductor:  Stephen Bullamore

with North Herts Guild of Singers

Haydn: Nelson Mass
+ Anthems


Previous Concerts

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2011, starting 7.30pm: "Northern composers" concert
at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF (near Walton Street)
    Conductor: Patrick Bailey;   Soloist: Sebastian Stanley
(Concert order was chronological order of composition)
Glinka: A Life for the Tsar
Grieg: Piano concerto in A Minor
Borodin: Overture 'Prince Igor'
Shostakovitch: Symphony no 9



SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2012, starting 7.30pm:
at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF (near Walton Street)
    Conductor: Jacques Cohen;    Soloist: Michael Wigram
Tchaikowsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 version)


by kind invitation of the North Herts Guild of Singers
SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2012, starting 7.30pm:
Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage map and directions to Coptic Cathedral
     Conductor: Stephen Bullamore, directing the North Herts Guild of Singers
     Soloists: Mark Wilde (tenor), Jo Towler (horn)
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op.31
Finzi: Intimations of Immortality


SATURDAY 26 MAY 2012, starting 7.30pm:
at St Johns Church, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JY (St Johns Church Boxmoor lies between Station Road and the south end of Heath Lane)
      Conductor: Bjorn Bantock;      Soloist: Angela Crispe
Mozart: Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte K588
Finzi: Clarinet concerto Op.31
Fauré: Pavane Op.50
Gounod: Petite Symphonie pour neuf instruments à vent
Haydn: Symphony no. 101 in D (The Clock)


SATURDAY 7 JULY 2012, starting 7.30pm: "Evoking places" concert
at St John's Methodist Church, Potters Bar EN6 2DZ (Baker Street, at corner with Heather Way)
    Conductor: Patrick Bailey
Mendelssohn: Overture 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage'
Smetana: Movements 4 (Bohemian Woods) and 6 (Blanik) from Ma Vlast
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D, Op.43


SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER 2012, starting 7.30pm: "The Sea" theme concert
at St Pauls Church, St Albans AL1 4JP (Blandford Road, at corner with Hatfield Road.)

    Conductor: Patrick Bailey
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman Overture
Britten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2012, starting 7.30pm:" December-time" concert
at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF (near Walton Street)

    Conductor: Bjorn Bantock.
Humperdinck: Hänsel and Gretel Overture
Strauss: 2 waltzes: Blue Danube, and Voices of Spring
Bizet: L'Arlesienne suite
Latham: Christmas Medley
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite 


SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2013, starting 7.30pm: "One" theme concert
at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF (near Walton Street)

 Conductor: Bjorn Bantock;
 Soloist: Sebastian Stanley

Beethoven: Leonora Overture no 1
Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto no 1
Brahms: Symphony no 1  


SATURDAY 11 MAY 2013, starting 7.30pm
at St Johns Church, Heath Lane, BOXMOOR, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JY 

 Conductor: Lev Parikian;
 Soloist: Melanie Young

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Arnold: Flute concerto no 1
Schubert: Unfinished Symphony
Mendelssohn: Symphony no 5 in D Op 107 "Reformation"


SATURDAY 6 JULY 2013, starting 7.30pm
at St Pauls Church, St Albans AL1 4JP (Blandford Road, at corner with Hatfield Road.)

 Conductor: Jacques Cohen
 Soloist: Edgar Bailey - Making Music Award for Young Concert Artist 2012 winner

Weber: Der Freischutz Overture
Bruch: Violin concerto no 1 in G minor Op.26, (frequent Classic FM popular choice)
Sibelius: Symphony no 5


SATURDAY 12th October 2013 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

Conductor: Jacques Cohen

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony op 78


SATURDAY 30th November 2013 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

Conductor: Bjorn Bantock

Rossini: Cinderella overture
Blake: I'm Walking in the Air from The Snowman film
Prokofiev : Romance and Troika from Lieutenant Kije suite op 60
Dvorak : Slavonic Dances op 46 no 7 and 8
Bizet: Carmen Suite no 1
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite op. 20
Latham: Christmas piece


SATURDAY 15th February 2014 at 7.30pm
St Pauls Church, Hatfield Rd, St Albans

Conductor: Lev Parikian
Soloist: John Crawford

Butterworth: Shropshire Lad
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody
Elgar: Symphony no 2 in Eb


SATURDAY 29th March 2014 at 7.30pm
Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage

with North Herts Guild of Singers

Conductor:  Steve Bullimore
Rehearsal conductor: Rufus Frowde

Elgar: The Apostles


SATURDAY 14th June 2014 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

Conductor: Patrick Bailey
Soloist: Michael Wigram

Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D


SATURDAY 11th October 2014 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture
Beethoven: Piano concerto no 5 in Eb op. 73 (Emperor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor op. 64


SATURDAY 6th December 2014 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans

Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1 op 46
Latham: Pomp and Circumstance March
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite op. 66a


SATURDAY 7th February 2015 at 7.30pm
Homewood Road Church, St Albans
Conductor: John Beswick

Berlioz: Le Corsair op. 21
Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Franck: Symphony in D


SATURDAY 28th March 2015
Barnet Choral Society
East Barnet School, 5 Chestnut Grove, East Barnet, EN4 8PU
Conductor: Richard Brain

Mendelssohn: Elijah


SATURDAY 20th June 2015 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans
Conductor: Lev Parikian
Soloist: Joo Yeon Sir

Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor op. 93


SATURDAY 10th October 2015
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF
Conductor: Jacques Cohen
Soloist: Julian Trevelyan 

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture op 26
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony no 7 in D minor


SATURDAY 14th November 2015
St Marys Church, Churchyard, Hitchin, SG5 1HP
Conductor: Jacques Cohen

Flute soloist: Malcolm Pollock

Soprano: Rebekah Smith  
Mezzo-soprano: Emilia Jewitt  
Tenor: Guy Elliott     
Baritone: Benjamin Ellis

North Herts Guild of Singers

Beethoven: Egmont Overture op 84
Mozart: Flute Concerto no 1 in G K313
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D Minor op 125


SATURDAY 13th February 2016
St Peters Church, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG
Conductor: Lev Parikian

Grieg: Holberg Suite for String Orchestra op 40
Strauss: Suite in Bb for Wind Instruments op 4
Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor K550


SATURDAY 19th March 2016
Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage
Conductor:  Stephen Bullamore

with North Herts Guild of Singers

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius


SATURDAY 11th June 2016
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans
Conductor: Patrick Bailey
Soloist: Michael Wigram

Mendelssohn: Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no 1 in Eb Minor op 107
Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor op 98


Saturday 8th October 2016
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane,  St Albans AL1 4DF
Conductor: Phillip Hesketh

Soloist: Angela Crispe

Sibelius: Finlandia Op. 26
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Nielsen: Symphony no 2 Op. 16 - The Four Temperaments


Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane,  St Albans AL1 4DF
Conductor: John Beswick

Rossini: Thieving Magpie Overture
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Strauss: Radetzky March Op. 228
Latham: Christmas Medley
Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March Op 39 No. 1 in D
Parry: Jerusalem


Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Potters Bar
Conductor: Lev Parikian
Soloist Joel Ashford

Beethoven: Consecration of the House Op. 124
Strauss: Horn Concerto No 2 in Eb Op. 132
Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Op. 73


SATURDAY 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm
Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage
Conductor:  Stephen Bullamore

with North Herts Guild of Singers

Verdi: Requiem


Saturday 10th June 2017 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans
Conductor: Jacques Cohen
Soloist: Michael Foyle

Elgar: Violin concerto
Beethoven Symphony no 3 in Eb Op. 55 Eroica


Saturday 7th October 2017 at 7.30pm
St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF
Conductor: Patrick Bailey

Beethoven: Ruins of Athens Overture
Sibelius: King Christian II Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4


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