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CANCELLED - The Silver Chain of Sound

Saturday 21 March 2020
Hitchin Town Hall

Programme to include:

  • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Soloist - Sofia Kolupov)
  • Warlock: Capriol Suite
  • Holst: A Moorside Suite
  • Gershwin: Lullaby

Past Concerts

Before the Romance

Saturday 16 November 2019
St Mary's Church, Hitchin

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 8 - Le Soire
  • Beethoven: Romance in F
  • Mozart: Adagio and Fugue (Strings only)
  • CPE Bach: Symphony in E minor, WQ178
  • Schubert: Entr'Acte No. 5 from Rosamunde, D797

A Festival of English Music

Saturday 13 July 2019
St Mary's Church, Hitchin

  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • John Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
  • Malcolm Arnold: Flute Concerto No. 1 (With soloist Emma Halnan)
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings
  • Gerald Finzi: Preludein F minor

From Russia with Love

Saturday 23 March 2019
Town Hall, Hitchin

  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Serenade for Strings
  • Tchaikovsky: Adagio from Souvenir de Florence
  • Scriabin: Adante
  • Kalinnikov: Serenade
  • Shostakovich: Romance from the Gadfly
  • Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto
  • Rachmaninov: Vocalise

Family Christmas Concert

Saturday 15 December 2018
St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    Concertos by Candlelight

    Saturday 10 November 2018
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Bach: Suite No. 2 BVW 1067 for Flute and Strings
    • Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C minor
    • Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for Four Violins
    • Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos
    • Wilhelmine Von Bayreuth: Harpsichord Concerto in G minor

    Summer Jazz Concert

    Saturday 23 June 2018
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Quincy Jones: Soul Bossa Nova and Quintessence
    • Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
    • Sade/Ray St John: Smooth Operator
    • Gershwin/DuBose Heyward: Summertime
    • Zequinha de Abreu: Tico Tico
    • Nacio Herb Brown: Temptation

    Spring Concert

    Saturday 17 March 2018
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.8
    • Telemann: Horn Concerto in D TWV 51:D8
    • Dvorak: Waltzes Op.54 (Nos.1 & 4)
    • Walton: Two Pieces for Strings from Henry 5th Suite: Passacaglia - Death of Falstaff; Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
    • Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Soloists: Ben Goldscheider (Horn) and Andrew Sutherland (Tenor))

    Autumn Concert

    Saturday 04 November 2017
    Town Hall, Hitchin

    • Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
    • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings (Two movements)
    • Dag Wiren: Serenade for Strings
    • Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra

    Evening Concert - Bach by Candlelight

    Saturday 08 July 2017
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1058
    • J.S. Bach: Cantata for Soprano, Oboe, Strings and Continuo, BWV 84
    • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048
    • J.S. Bach: Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043

    Afternoon Concert - Music for Strings and Harp

    Saturday 08 July 2017
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No.5
    • Vaughan Williams: Dives and Lazarus
    • Holst: St Paul's Suite
    • Debussy: Danses Sacrée and Profane
    • Leroy Anderson: Fiddle Faddle
    • Giovanni Dettori: Lady Gaga Fugue

    Spring Concert

    Saturday 25 March 2017
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Britten: Simple Symphony Op.4
    • W. A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
    • Badelt Arr. Ricketts: Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Karl Jenkins: Palladio (1st movement)
    • Paul Lewis: Rosa Mundi
    • Piazzolla Arr. Kazik: Libertango
    • Kuchler: Concertino in D Op.15
    • Trad. Arr. Julie Lyonn Liebermann: Celtic Butterfly
    • Strauss: Pizzicato Polka

    Autumn Concert

    Saturday 12 November 2016
    Town Hall, Hitchin

    • Popper: Requiem for Three Cellos
    • John Williams: Theme from Schindler's List
    • Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite
    • John Rutter: Suite for Strings
    • Purcell: Chacony

    Summer Concert

    Saturday 09 July 2016
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Sibelius: Andante Festivo
    • Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
    • Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 7
    • Bartok: Romanian Dances

    Spring Concert

    Saturday 05 March 2016
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Corelli: Christmas Concerto
    • J.S. Bach: Brandenberg Concerto No.4
    • Ireland: Minuet from the Downland Suite
    • Suk: Serenade for Strings
    • Jeffes: Perpetuum Mobile (Penguin Cafe)

    Autumn Concert

    Saturday 07 November 2015
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

    • Grieg: Elegiac Melodies
    • Vivaldi: Autumn from the Four Seasons
    • Boyce: Symphony No.4 in F
    • Warlock: Capriol Suite
    • Elgar: Serenade for Strings
    • Grainger: Molly On The Shore

    Inaugural Concert

    Sunday 12 July 2015
    Tilehouse Baptist Church, Hitchin

    • Grieg: Holberg Suite
    • Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
    • Boyce: Symphony No.1 in B flat
    • Mozart: Divertimento in F
    • Corelli: Concerto Grosso No.4 in D
    • Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins and cello in B minor (Op.3 No.10)

    Future concerts

    Saturday 04 July 2020
    St Mary's Church, Hitchin

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