Previous Concerts

Lewes Concert Orchestra

Friday 11th October 2019. Wagner, Overture The Flying Dutchman; Richard Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1  Soloist Brendan Connellan; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams'

Friday 17th May 2019. Weber Jubel Overture, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for four winds, Schumann Sympony No. 3

Friday 22 March 2019.  Ruth O'Keeffe Lewes Remembers; Delius Brigg Fair; Saint-Saens Cello concerto No. 1 (Joel Penrose - solo cello); Franck Symphony in D minor

Friday 14 Decemberber 2018. Mozart magic Flute overture, Peter Copley Midnight Skaters, Berlioz The Shepherds' Farewell,  Faure Cantique de Jean Racine, Saint-Saens March Militaire Francaise, Anderson Sleigh Ride, Wells/Torme The Christmas Song, Chaminade  Concertino for Flute, Walton All this time, Cornelius The Three Kings, gruber Stille Nacht, Rimsky- Korsakov - Polonaise from suite Christmas Eve, carols.  Solos Sue Gregg flute, Toby Sims Bass

18 May 2018.  Bach (orch Elgar) Fantasia and Fugue, Sibelius Violin Concerto, (solo Iain Gibbs), Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice, Elgar Wand of Youth Suite

17 March 2018.  Hummel Trumpet Concerto (soloist Alice Boileau), Walton - Johannesburg Overture, Offenbach - Overture Orpheus in the Underworld, Prokofiev - Classical Symphony

15th December 2017. Christmas Festival - Patrick Moore xylophone pieces with Christopher Beaumont, xylophone, plus various pieces of seasonal music

3rd November - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (solo violin Claire Sledd). Nicolai Overture Merry Wives of Windsor, Brahms Symphony No. 2

23rd and 24th June.  Summer Proms Concerts for charity at Pells Pool, Lewes (23rd June), and Ashburnham Place, Battle.  A variety of pieces

Friday 19th May 2017. Mozart - Overture Cosi fan tutte, Rodrigo - Concierto d'Aranjuez (soloist Richard Durrant), Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Saturday 25th March 2017 - Trinity Church, Southover. Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture, Haydn - Horn Concerto No. 1 (soloist Brendan Connellan), Leopold Mozart - Toy Symphony, Bizet - Jeux d'Enfants, Sherman - Suite from Mary Poppins

Friday 16th December - Christmas Festival concert

Friday 28th October 2016.  Elgar - Overture Cockaigne, Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (soloist Shin Suzuma), Mozart - Symphony 41 (Jupiter)

Friday 20th May 2016:  Sullivan,  Overture- The Yeoman of the guard; Elgar, Cello concerto; Piatti, Duty Sublime (premiere);
Bax, Tintagel; Arnold, Four Cornish Dances

Sunday February 28th 2016:  Schubert, Overture in the Italian style in C ; Debussy, Danse sacré et danse profane Strings and harp (soloist, Sally Course); Khatachurian, Sabre dance ; Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an exhibition

Friday 18th December 2016: Sleigh ride - Anderson; Dance of the Hours - Ponchielli; Unaccompanied choir piece by Schola Cantorum; In days gone by - Polo Piatti; two songs by tenor Andrew Robinson; Cappriccio Italien - Tchiakovsky; Four Dances from Facade - William Walton; Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Konrad Ademcewski; audience carols

Friday 30th October 2015: William Tell Overture, Rossini; Violin concerto no 1, Bruch (with soloist Christian Roberts-Lewis); Symphony no 6 (Pastoral), Beethoven

Friday  22nd May 2015: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Mozart; Piano Concerto, Greig (with soloist Alicia Chaffey) ; Symphony no 5, Tchaikovsky

Friday  21st March 2015: Gordon Jacob, Horn Concerto; Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony

Friday 19th December 2014- A programme of Christmas music, including excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky), A Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson) and Romance from the "Carol" Symphony (Victor Hely Hutchinson) with audience carols, and featuring Andrew Robinson (baritone) and Schola Cantorum (choir).

Friday 31st October 2014- Overture from The Wasps (Vaughan Williams), L'Arlesienne suite No 1 (Bizet), Symphony No 9 "From the New World" (Dvorak)

Sunday 15 June 2014 - A Celebration Concert in memory of Adrian Shepherd, jointly with Buxted Symphony Orchestra. The programme was the Dvorak Cello Concerto (soloist Rachel Sanders-Hewett), followed by the Mendelsson Scottish Symphony.

posterSpring Concert Friday 23rd May 2014: Swan Lake suite, Tchaikovsky, The Planets Holst.

Winter Concert Friday 20th December 2013 featured Andrew Robinson, baritone, and the Schola Cantorum choir, and included Christmas music, audience carols, Venus and Jupiter from Holst's Planets Suite and the final movement of the Cimarossa Concerto for two flutes, with Anne Hodgson and Sue Gregg.

Full Programme:

Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson, Hark the Herald Angels sing - All, O Holy night (Andrew Robinson, baritone with orchestra accompaniment) - Adolphe Adam; O Men from the fields, (Andrew Robinson, baritone, with orchestra accompaniment) - Arnold Cooke; Venus from 'The Planets suite' - Holst; Sleigh ride - Leroy Anderson; Troika for Leitenant Kije - Prokofiev; The First Nowell - All. (Interval). God rest ye merry, gentlemen - All; Fantasia on the Boys’ Carol; Rondo from Concerto for two flutes, - Cimarosa (Anne Hodgson and Sue Gregg); Ave Maria- performed unaccompanied by Schola Cantorum; Sans Day Carol (orchestra and Schola Cantorum) - Rutter; Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (orchestra and Schola Cantorum) - Rutter; Jupiter from 'The Planets suite' - Holst; O come, all ye faithful - All


Autumn Concert, 1st November 2013 - Peer Gynt suite no 1, Greig; Music for the Royal Fireworks, Handel; Enigma Variations, Elgar.

Concert for the Lord Mayor's Charities, October 13th 2013 - Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach; Clarinet Concerto in A, Mozart with soloist Michael Barham; Symphony No 5, Beethoven

Summer Sunday Concert June 16th 2013 - Concert featured music from Stage and Screen including pieces from Oklahoma, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and Star Wars.

Summer Concert May 10th 2013 - Soloist Sophie Gopsill (Mezzo Soprano). The concert opened with Suppe's Overture Banditenstreiche' arr. Aubrey Winter, Rossini's Soirees Musicales arranged by Benjamin Britten and Brahams Symphony No 3 in F Major. Sophie sang a programme of songs by Bach, Handel, Tosti and Tchaikovsky and also traditional songs from China and Mongolia. Some of the traditional songs had been arranged by her late father and one had been scored by her husband Brian.

Spring Concert February 22nd 2013 - Soloist Michael Barham (Clarinet).  The concert opened with Rossini's Soirees Musicales arranged by Benjamin Britten and was followed by Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major.  The second half featured Haydn's Symphony 99 and Tcaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

Winter Concert December 21st 2012 - Soloist Brian Gopsill (Flute) and the Vox Choir from Lewes Old Grammar School. The programme featured the Prelude to Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdink, Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi's 2nd Flute Concerto 'Ill Gardellino', Brahms German Dances No's 1 & 3, the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II and Finlandia by Sibelius.



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