Past concerts

25 June 2017, in Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace
Bach: Orchestral Suite No.1
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major
Haydn: Symphony No. 6
Soloist: Lucy Hoile (cello)
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

19 March 2017, in Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace
On Love and Dance:

John Dowland: Dance Suite
Edward Elgar: Elegy for Strings Op 58
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzes
Three Lute Songs:
Anon: Mistress WhitesChoyse
John Dowland: Fortune my Foe
Anon: Basse Dance 'La Roque'
Kile Smith: Three Dances
Soloist: John Verney (lute)
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

28 January 2017, in Caedmon Hall, Gateshead
Piano concertos played by students of Venera Bojkova, Eileen Bown and David Murray:

Mozart : D Minor K466
Mozart: C Major
Haydn: F Major Hob. XVIII.3
Britten: excerpts from the Simple Symphony
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Tim Farrow

3 December 2016, in All Saints Church, Gosforth
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Britten: Simple Symphony
Purcell: Fairy Queen Suite
Purcell: Chaconne
Finzi: Romance
Soloists: Paul Smith (tenor) and Chris Senior (horn)
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

26 June 2016, in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's,
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Sibelius: Andante Festino
Walton: Henry V Pieces
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Tippett: Little Music
Grieg: Two Norwegian Airs
Nielsen: Little Suite
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

19 March 2016, in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's,
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
Stamitz: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major
Boccherini: Sinfonie in D major
C P E Bach: Sinfonie Nr 4
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Gluck: Alceste, overture to the opera
Soloist: Kathryn Lawson (bassoon)
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

5 December 2015, in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's,
Lully: Le Triomphe de l'Amour Ballet Suite
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 12
Telemann: Divertimento in A
Rameau: Suite for Strings
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Bach: Air from Ouverture No 3
Leader: Jonathan Trevor
Conductor: Alastair Lord

4 July 2015, in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's,
Sunday 5th July 2015, at Ushaw College, Durham

Barber: Adagio
Gershwin: Lullaby
Copland: Quiet City
Barber: Serenade
Copland: Hoedown
Bloch: Suite Modale
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess arrangement
Soloists: Eilidh Gillespie (flute), Averre Graham (Cor Anglais) and Alex Lewis (Trumpet)
Leader: Katherine Trafford
Conductor: Alastair Lord

28 March 2015 in St Peters Church, Monkseaton.
Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
Liszt: Angelus!
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No 5
Dvorak: Nocturne
Bartok: Romanian Dances
Janacek: Idyll
Leader: Katherine Trafford
Conductor: Alastair Lord

6 December 2014 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Music by English Composers:

Parry: An English Suite
Warlock: Serenade for Strings
Butterworth: A Shropshire lad
Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
Elgar: Elegy
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Soloist: Robert Seaton (baritone)
Leader: Katherine Trafford
Conductor: Alastair Lord

28 June 2014 in Lanercost Priory, Brampton, Cumbria.
29 June 2014 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.

Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 6
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Violoncello and Strings
Leonardo Leo: Concerto for Violoncello in A major
Holst: St Paul's Suite
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Soloist: Deborah Thorne (cello)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Alastair Lord

5 April 2014 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Music by Opera Composers:

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (arr Alastair Lord)
Verdi: Music for strings (arr Denis McCaldin)
Rossini: String Sonata no 1 (arr Alan Johnson)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Alastair Lord

7 December 2013 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
WINTER CONCERT:

Bach: Art of Fugue
Bach: Concerto for Oboe d'Amore
Mozart:Divertimento No.1 K136
Haydn: Symphony No.45 "The Farewell"
Soloist: Philip Cull (Oboe d'Amore)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Alastair Lord

30 June 2013 in All Saints Church, Rothbury.
MUSIC for SUMMER:

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No 9 in C
Sibelius: Rakastava
Finzi: Romance for strings
Bach: Violin concerto in A minor
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Soloist: Hannah Tattersfield (violin)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Mark Edwards

23 March 2013 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
MUSIC for SPRING:

Janacek: Suite for strings
Neruda: Trumpet Concerto
Dag Wiren:Serenade
Britten: Simple Symphony
Soloist: Alex Lewis (Trumpet)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Chris Griffiths

1 December 2012 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
MOZART and PRAGUE:

Haydn: Symphony No 17 in F
Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No 3 in Bb
Dvorak:Nocturne Op 40
Mozart: Symphony No 29 in A
Soloist: Sue Hurrell (Clarinet)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

30 June 2012 in Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
1 July 2012 in St Augustine's Church, Alston
Summer Serenade:

Peter Warlock:Capriol Suite
Gerald Finzi: Dies Natalis for soprano & strings
Edward Elgar: Serenade
Lennox Berkeley : Serenade for strings
Trad : Blow the Wind Southerly and Bobbie Shaftoe
Soloist: Bonnie Shaw (Soprano)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

24 March 2012 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Music from Russia:

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony (from Quartet no 8 - Largo)
Glazunov: Concerto for alto saxophone & strings
Rachmaninov:Vocalise
Tchaikowsky: Serenade for Strings
Soloist: Rebecca Railton (Saxophone)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

3 December 2011 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Sounds European:

Torelli: Trumpet Sonata in D G1
Avison: Concerto for strings Op 6 No 1
Nielson:Little Suite Op 1
Torelli: Trumpet Sinfonia in D G8
Mozart: Divertimento K 136
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Mozart: Der Holle Rache (Magic Flute) arr trumpet & strings
Soloist: Bernard Trafford (Trumpet)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

9 July 2011 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
10 July 2011 Berwick Maltings
Music from England:

Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4
Edward Elgar: Chansons de Nuit et de Matin
John Gardner: Petite Suite for Treble Recorder and Strings
John Casken: Sequence for Recorder and Bells
John Ireland: A Downland Suite (Gateshead only)
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite (Berwick only)
Peter Hope: Fantasia on Geordie Tunes for Descant Recorder and Strings (first performance)
Soloist: John Turner (Recorder)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductors: Denis McCaldin, Mark Edwards

2 April 2011 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Music from Vienna:

Haydn: Symphony No 92 (Oxford))
Schubert: Salve Regina in A (D 676)
Mozart: Arias from Marriage of Figaro & Magic Flute
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat
Soloist: Ellie Laugharne (Soprano)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

29 January 2011 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's.
Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances III
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto op3 no 3
Sammartini: Sinfonia in G
Puccini: I Crisantemi
Vivaldi: Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Verdi: Music for Strings
Soloist: Ed Cross (violin)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

3 July 2010 Berwick Maltings
4 July 2010 Knott Memorial Hall, Heddon on the Wall

Dvorak: Serenade in E major for strings
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Copland: Quiet City
Gershwin: Lullaby (arr Alan Johnson)
Neruda: Trumpet Concerto (1st mvmnt)
Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin (1st mvmnt)
Soloists: Andrew Novell (trumpet), Yoshiko Stokoe (cor anglais/oboe), Victoria Mattinson (violin)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Simon Fidler

In the Blaydon Races Festival:
19 June 2010 St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon
Gershwin: Lullaby
Dvorak: Serenade
Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Holst: Nocturne from A Moorside Suite
Traditional: Blaydon Races (arr. Michael Kershaw)
Leader: Colin Dickinson
Conductor: Simon Fidler

13 March 2010 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU
Mozart: Symphony N0 35 in D major, K 385 ('Haffner')
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major Op 92
Soloist: Sue Hurrell (clarinet)
Leader: Ed Cross
Conductor: Simon Fidler

28 November 2009 St James and St Basil Church Hall, Fenham, 7.30pm
Christmas and Romance
Albinoni: Adagio
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Sibelius: Romance Finzi: Prelude and Romance
Manfredini: Symphonia
Holst: Nocturne
Bridge: Suite for Strings: Intermezzo and Nocturne
Leader and Soloist: Peter White
Conductor: Simon Fidler

11 July 2009 Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU.
Dvorak: Waltzes Op 54 for String Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No 41 'Jupiter'
Soloist: Miriam Davis (violin)
Leader: Peter White
Conductor: Moira Ann Morrison

14 March 2009 St James and St Basil Church, Fenham, Newcastle
Britten: Simple Symphony
Elgar String Serenade
Haydn: Violin Concerto
Avison: Concerti Grossi
Soloist: Ed Cross (violin)
Leader: Linden Barton
Conductor: Simon Fidler

30 November 2008 Peoples Theatre, Newcastle
Holst: St Paul's Suite
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D Minor
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No 9 in C
Soloist: Louisa Stanway (oboe)
Conductor: Simon Fidler

18 July 2008 St James & St Basil Church Hall, Fenham, Newcastle
19 July 2008 Alwinton Church

Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 6
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Puccini: Crisantemi
Suk: Serenade for Strings
Soloist: Edward Cross (violin)
Conductor: Colin Start

7 March 2008 Caedmon Hall, Gateshead
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in Bb
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major
Weber: Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor
Soloists: Anna Menzies (cello), Sue Hurrell (clarinet)
Conductor: Colin Start

1 December 2007 Royal Grammar School Hall
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Grieg: Two Elegiac Pieces
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Sibelius: Rakastava
Elgar: Elegy Op 58
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Soloist: Deborah Chandler (cello)
Conductor: Colin Start

7 July 2007 Caedmon Hall, Gateshead
8 July 2007 Knott Memorial Hall, Heddon

Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35a
Tchaikovsky: Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No 2
Rachmaninov: Melodie from Morceaux de Fantasie Op 3 No.3
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Op 48
Conductor: Colin Start

16 March 2007 Royal Grammar School Hall
Mendelssohn: Overture "The Hebrides "
Lennox Berkeley: Serenade for Strings
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 K466
Haydn: Symphony No 104 ("London")
Soloist: Mary Smith (piano)
Conductor: Colin Start

25 November 2006 Brunswick Methodist Church
26 November 2006 Knott Memorial Hall, Heddon

Dvorak: Notturno Op 40
Finzi: Romance Op 11
Robert Taylor: Oktett
Shostakovitch: Largo from String Quartet No 8 in C Minor Op110 (arr Johnson)
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525
Conductor: Colin Start

19 July 2006 Winter Gardens, Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
Suk: Fantasia
Dvorak: Serenade
Mozart: Piano Concerto K414
Soloist: Adam Taylor (piano)
Conductor: Colin Start

24 March 2006 Immaculate Heart West Monkseaton
25 March Brunswick Methodist Church
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Britten: Simple Symphony
Conductor: Colin Start

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