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Christmas... and all that jazz!

Saturday 18th December 2021
4.30pm & 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, Hitchin SG5 1DW

Programme to include:

  • Corelli: Christmas Concerto

  • Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

  • Traditional: Carols (and Christmas schmaltz!)

 

Future Concerts

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Past Concerts

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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))

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)