Past Programmes

Summer Concert – May 2018

South Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Dr Rob Howard                                             Also featuring Nieve Humphreys (cello) and Robert Howard (Bassoon)

Programme:

  • Pomp & Circumstance 4 – Elgar
  •  Gymnopodie No. 1 – Satie
  • Symphony No 25 in G minor (Menuetto & Trio) – Mozart
  • Nieve Humphreys (cello): Cello Suite 3 BWV 1007-1012 (Bach) – Bouree 1 & 2
  • Suite of Scottish Dances – Alwyn
  •  Rob Howard (bassoon): Folk Lament – Howard (1994), The Clown – Howard (1991)
  • Carmen Suite 1 (highlights – Bizet
  • Farandole from L’Arlesienne – Bizet

Christmas Concert - December 2017

South Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Dr Rob Howard                                             Also featuring Laura Howard

Programme:

  • Rossini—Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • Hoddinott—Welsh Dance (arr. D. Stone)
  • Laura Howard (flute): Tambourin—Gossec (arr. J. Galway)
  • Lehar—Gold & Silver Waltz
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Laura Howard (flute): Belfast Hornpipe—Trad. (arr. J. Galway)
  • Strauss—Radetzky March
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Jingle Bells—Pierpont (arr. D. Stone)

Summer Concert - May 2017

South Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Dr Rob Howard                                             Also featuring Abigail Birch and Tom Howard

Programme:

  • Suite No 1 from Water Music—Handel
  • Rondeau from Abdelazer—Purcell, conducted Abigail Birch
  • Funeral March of a Marionette—Gounod
  • Abigail Birch: Woe Unto Them Who Forsake Him from Elijah – Mendelssohn
  • Overture for Farnham—Alan Rawsthorne
  • Symphony No 8 (Unfinished): First Movement—Schubert
  • Tom Howard: Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm No 4 from Mikrokosmos—Bartok
  • Two Gavottes from Suite No 3—Bach
  • Marche Slave—Tchaikovsky

Christmas Concert - December 2016

South Liverpool Orchestra featuring The Wavertree String Quartet

Programme: (Congregational carols in bold; Wavertree String Quartet item in italics)

  • Wagner—Entry of the Master Singers
  • Elgar—Romance (Bassoon soloist: Robert Howard)
  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • Dvorak—Slavonic Dance No.2, Op. 72
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Tchaikovsky—Danse des Mirlitons
  • Traditional—First Noël
  • Johnston—Pennies from Heaven
  • Vaughan-Williams—The Old One Hundredth Psalm Tune
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Sleigh Ride—Leroy Anderson Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves

Summer Concert – Prescot Music Festival June 2016

South Liverpool Orchestra featuring Trumpet Soloist, Hannah MacKenzie

Programme:

  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Clarke – The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary)*
  • Warlock – Capriol Suite (movements I, II, V & VI)
  • Charpentier – Prelude to Te Deum*
  • Britten – Courtly Dances from Gloriana
  • Stanley – Trumpet Tune*
  • Robert Howard – Festival Suite (I Procession, II Dance, III Folksong, IV Like Clockwork)
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Walton – Two Pieces for Strings (from Henry V)
  • Walton – Crown Imperial
  • Trad. – Hornpipe
  • Arne – Rule Britannia
  • Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (Land of Hope and Glory)
  • Parry – Jerusalem
    *= Hannah MacKenzie (Trumpet soloist)

Summer Concert - May 2016

South Liverpool Orchestra featuring Violin Soloists, Leo Byrne & Jonathan Byrne

Programme:

  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Walton – Crown Imperial
  • Jonathan (Grandson) & Leo Byrne (Son of orchestra founder) J.S. Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (1st movement)
  • Robert Howard – Procession
  • Britten – Courtly Dances from Gloriana
  • Walton – Two Pieces for Strings (from Henry V)
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Warlock – Capriol Suite (movements I, II, V & VI)
  • Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 in D major

 

Christmas Concert  – December 2015

Programme:

  • Magic Flute Overture – W A Mozart
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody – Copland
  • Bethlehem Down – Warlock
  • Fifth Symphony (Finale) – L van Beethoven
  • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  • & Sing-a-long Christmas Carols

Summer Concert – Prescot Music Festival June 2015

South Liverpool Orchestra featuring Trumpet Soloist, Hannah MacKenzie

Programme:

  • Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelazar
  • Rob Howard – Cortege
  • Sibelius – Finlandia
  • Haydn – Trumpet Concerto (soloist Hannah MacKenzie)
  • Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 (movements 3 & 4)
  • Rossini – Overture William Tell
  • Fucik – Entry of the Gladiators
  • Arne – Rule Brittannia
  • Elgar (arr Hesford) – Pomp & circumstance March No 1
  • Parry – Jerusalem
  • National Anthem

Also Organ Solos by Tim Hall

 

Summer Concert – May 2015

South Liverpool Orchestra & Wavertree Quartet

Programme:

  • Rossini – Overture William Tell
  • Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelazar
  • Rob Howard – Cortege
  • Fucik – Entry of the Gladiators
  • Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 (movements 3 & 4)
  •  Sibelius – Finlandia

with item from Wavertree String Quartet

 

Christmas Concert  – December 2014

South Liverpool Orchestra & Hope Park Voices with Wavertree String Quartet

Programme:

  • Jeremiah Clarke – A Jeremiah Clarke Suite (arr Nigel Wicken)
  • JS Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Pergolesi – Movements from Concerto for Oboe (Soloist: Alison Wilson)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Dance of the Tumblers (from “The Snow Maiden”)
  • Selection of Christmas Carols
  • Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No 1 in D, op 11 (Wavertree String Quartet)

Summer Concert – May 2014

South Liverpool Orchestra & Wavertree Quartet

Programme:

  • Prelude from Te Deum – Charpentier
  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Summer Splendour (Wavertree Quartet)
  • Flute Concerto in G Major, 1st Movement (Soloist: Laura Bonnett) – Mozart
  • Petite Suite – Debussy
  • Libertango (Wavertree Quartet with Oboist, Howard Rogers) – Piazzolla, arr H Rogers
  • Two Royal Marches – Clarke
  • Farandole from L’Arlesienne – Bizet

Christmas Concert  – December 2013

South Liverpool Orchestra with Local Church and School Choirs

Programme:

  • Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda – Ponchielli (arr. Ling)
  • Congregational carol: Hark the Herald – Mendelssohn (arr. Willcocks)
  • The Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld – Offenbach (arr. Wicken)
  • Congregational carol: The First Nowell – Trad. (arr. Willcocks)
  • Valse from The Sleeping Beauty Suite – Tchaikovsky
  • Congregational carol: O Come All Ye Faithful – Wade (arr. Willcocks)
  • Sleigh Ride – Anderson

Prescot & Whiston Methodist Church Choir

  • Who would think that was what was needed… (Danzig (Tune: Scarlet Ribbons))
  • The Sun Beats on the Desert Air – Forshaw

Prescot Parish Church Choir

  • The Coming of Our King – Trad. Polish Carol
  • Walking in the Air – Blake. Soloist: Owen Clark

Evelyn Community Primary School & Staff Choirs

  • Away in a Manger – Cooke
  • O Holy Night – Adam (arr. Rutter)

St Mary and St Paul’s Primary School Choir

  • Love Shone Down – Piercy
  • Rudolph – Marks

Summer Concert – May 2013

South Liverpool Orchestra & Wavertree Quartet

Programme:

  • Light Cavalry Overture – Suppé
  • Bassoon Concerto (Soloist: Robert Howard) – Weber
  • Movements from Suite No. I and II from the Water Music – Handel
  • Quartet Opus 12, 1st & 4th movements – Mendelssohn

Christmas Concert – December 2012

South Liverpool Orchestra and Oriel Singers

Programme:

  • Skater’s Waltz - Waldteufel
  • Suite of Scottish Dances – Alwyn
  • First Piano Concerto (Rondo) – Beethoven (Soloist Russell Thompson)
  • Movements from the Nutcracker Suite: Chinese Dance, Arabian Dance and Russian Dance (Trépak) – Tschaïkowsky
  • The Lamb – Tavener
  • In Dulci Jubilo – Pearsall
  • Cradle Song – Rutter
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – Traditional

Summer Concert – May 2012

South Liverpool Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

Programme:

  • Folk Song Suite – Vaughan Williams
  • Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished), 1st Movement – Schubert
  • Serenade – Mathias
  • Little Suite no 1 – Arnold

Christmas Concert – December 2011

South Liverpool Orchestra and The Oriel Singers

Programme:

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Selection from Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
    • Neapolitan Dance
    • Dance of the Swans
    • Mazurka
  • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  • Unto Us Is Born A Son
  • The First Nowell
  • Let It Snow – Styne
  • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  • Oh Come All Ye Faithful

A Summer Concert – May 2011

South Liverpool Orchestra with Nick Byrne (Cello) and Lewis Coenen-Rowe (Piano)

Programme:

  • Overture to the Barber of Seville – Rossini
  • Piano Concerto in A Minor (1st movement) – Schumann
  • Symphony No. 3 in D – Schubert
  • Cello Concerto (1st movement) – Dvořák
  • Peer Gynt Suite No.1 – Grieg
    • Morning
    • In the Hall of the Mountain King

Christmas Concert – December 2010

South Liverpool Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

Programme includes:

  • Overture in D – Schubert
  • Minuet – Elgar
  • Sun Dance from The Wand of Youth Suite – Elgar
  • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  • Five Christmas Carols – David Wilcocks

Christmas Concert – December 2009

The South Liverpool Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Schubert
  • And the Glory of the Lord – Handel
  • For Unto Us A Child is Born
  • Pastoral Symphony
  • Hallelujah Chorus
  • Unto Us is Born a Son
  • The Lamb – John Taverner
  • Noel Sing – Gerald Brown
  • Carol of the Bells – Wilhousky
  • The First Nowell
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • Minuet and Trio from Symphony No 101 (The Clock) – Haydn
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Sleigh Ride
  • O Come All Ye Faithful

Summer Concert – May 2009

The South Liverpool Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

  • Mass In Time of War – Haydn
  • Symphony no 103 – Haydn
  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Karl Jenkins

Christmas Concert – December 2008

The South Liverpool Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

Overture to Tancredi – Rossini

  • Items by the Oriel Singers
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen
  • Unto us is born a son
  • Allegro Vivace and Trio from Symphony No.2 – Schubert
  • The first nowell
  • Hark! the herald angels sing
  • Allegro (last movement) from Horn Concerto No.3 – Mozart (Soloist: Nick Swift)
  • March from A Little Suite – Trevor Duncan
  • Items by the Oriel Singers
  • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  • O come all ye faithful

Evening Concert May 2008

The South Liverpool Rehearsal Orchestra & Hope Park Voices

  • Prometheus Overture, Op 43 – Beethoven
  • A Gaelic Bless – First movement from Requiem – John Rutter
  • Minuet and Trio from Symphony No 39, KV 543, in Eb – Mozart
  • The Singing of the Birds – Sing you now – Bob Chilcott
  • Nigerian Highlife Song – Oremi
  • Slavonic Dance, Op.46, No.4 – Dvorak
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré
  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – William Mathias
  • Little Suite for Orchestra, Op.53 – Prelude / Dance / March – Malcolm Arnold

Christmas Concert December 2007

The South Liverpool Rehearsal Orchestra & The Oriel Singers

With Matt Simpson (poet & critic)

All Hallows Church, Allerton

The concert is dedicated to the memory of Norman Payne, a founder member of the SLRO

  • Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor – Otto Nicolai
  • Nativity Carol – John Rutter
  • In Dulci Jubilo – Pearsall
  • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  • Unto us is born a son
  • Adagio: Allegro from Symphony No 104 (The ‘London’ Symphony) – Joseph Haydn
  • The First Nowell
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Carillion from L’Arlesienne Suite No.1 – Georges Bizet
  • Out of Your Sleep – Richard Rodney Bennett
  • There Is No Rose – Benjamin Britten
  • And The Glory Of The Lord – G. F. Handel
  • Readings by Matt Simpson