A Night at the Oscars

A Night at the Oscars

Saturday 9th July 2022 - 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Hitchin SG5 1HP

Music from Oscar-nominated films including:

  • La La Land

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Star Wars

  • Skyfall

  • The Mission

  • ...and many more!


Past Concerts


The Silver Chain of Sound

Saturday 19th March 2022

  • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

  • Warlock: Capriol Suite

  • Holst: A Moorside Suite

Christmas... and all that jazz!

Saturday 18th December 2021

  • Corelli: Christmas Concerto

  • Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

  • Traditional: Carols (and Christmas schmaltz!)


Before the Romance

Saturday 16th 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 13th 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 23rd 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 15th December 2018
St Mary's Church, Hitchin

An hour of festive music with special guests, The Choirs of The Priory School.


Concertos by Candlelight

Saturday 10th 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 23rd 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 17th 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 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


Bach by Candlelight

Saturday 8th 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

Music for Strings and Harp

Saturday 8th 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 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

Autumn Concert

Saturday 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


Summer Concert

Saturday 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

Spring Concert

Saturday 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)


Autumn Concert

Saturday 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

Inaugural Concert

Sunday 12th 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)


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