Festival of English Music

Saturday 13th July 2019 @ 7:30pm

St Mary's Church, Hitchin

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Previous Concerts

Saturday 15th December 2018 - Family Christmas Concert

St. Mary's Church, Hitchin

A festive programme combining The Priory School's youthful voices with the luscious string sound of the HCO.

Saturday 10th November 2018 - Concertos by Candlelight

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

Saturday 23rd June 2018 - Summer Jazz Concert

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

17th March 2018 - Spring Concert

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)

4th 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

8th July 2017 Afternoon Concert - Music for Strings and Harp

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

8th July 2017 Evening Concert - Bach by Candlelight

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

25th 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

12th 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

9th 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

5th 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)

7th 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

12th July 2015

Tilehouse Baptist Church, Hitchin
  • Grieg Holberg Suite
  • Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
  • Boyce Symphony No.1 in Bb
  • 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)

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