The orchestra is run by its members, and we ask everyone to give a very small amount of their time to help make each concert runs smoothly. It might be helping set up the stage, or handing out programmes, or organising a social event.

Please get in touch with Francis Norton if you have not yet got a job for the coming concert. Thank you.

OUR MAIN REHEARSAL VENUE IS UCL ACADEMY
UCL Academy, 80 Avenue Road, London NW8 3AQ - entrance in Adelaide Road

This is a very short walk from Swiss Cottage Station and there is ample parking on single yellow lines after 6pm

Sunday 26 June 2022, 7pm St John's Smith Square

Dorothy Howell - The Rock
Richard Strauss - 4 Last Songs (Sarah Helsby Hughes)
Elgar - Symphony no.1

Conductor Rebecca Miller

Mon 6 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti
Wed 8 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti
Mon 13 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA wind, brass and string sectionals
Thu 16 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti
Mon 20 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti
Wed 22 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti with soloist
Fri 24 June 7.00-9.45 UCLA Extra rehearsal - tutti
Sun 26 June
2.30-5.30pm
7pm
SJSS 2.30 Howell  3pm Strauss
3.45 Elgar
concert

 

 

Sunday 13 November 2022, 7pm St John's Smith Square

Conductor: Ron Corp, With The London Chorus, Organist: Simon Kenyon Smith

Soloists: Eleanor Dennis (Soprano); Oliver Johnston (Tenor)

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture (10’)

2 flutes (2nd doubles piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets + timpani + violins violas, cellos, doubles basses

SULLIVAN Festival Te Deum (with organ) (35’) with Oliver Johnston (tenor)

2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani + organ + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

DVORAK My Homeland (10’)

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani, triangle + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast (32’) with Eleanor Dennis (soprano)

2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 

Weds 19 October 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Wed 26 October 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Tues 8 November 7.00-9.30

UCLA

tutti + chorus + soloist

Thurs 10 November 7.00-9.30

UCLA

tutti

Sun 13 November-  2.30-5.30pm
                             7pm

SJSS

rehearsal
concert

 

  

Sunday 29 January 2023, 7 pm

Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music

English Evening

Conductor: Adrian Brown, Soloist: Chris Barrett (Tuba)

Sullivan: Di Ballo Concert Overture

Flute, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns (Eb), 2 trumpets (Eb), 2 trombones, tuba + 2 timpani, cymbals, bass drum, triangle, side drum + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

Philip White: Tuba Concerto with Chris Barrett

TBA

Britten: Four Sea Interludes

2 flutes (2nd doubles picc), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (2nd doubles Eb), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon + 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, 2 percussion (gong, tubular bells, xylophone, cymbals, bass drum, side drum, tambourine) + harp + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

Vaughan-Williams: Symphony No.2 (A London Symphony)

3 flutes (2,3 also picc), 2 oboes, cor anglais,2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, snare drum, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, glockenspiel + 2 harps + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

Coates: Dambusters’ March

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + 3 percussionists + violins, violas, cellos, double basses

Tues 10 January 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Tues 17 January 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Thurs 19 January 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Tues 24 January 7.00-9.30

UCLA

tutti

Tues 26 January 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tuttti

Sun 29 January  2.30-5.30pm
                         7pm

Dukes Hall, RAM

rehearsal
concert

 

Sunday 19 March 2023, 7 pm

Cadogan Hall

Mahler Evening

Conductor: Orlando Jopling, Choir of St John the Divine, Kennington

Soloist:  Arlene Belli (Mezzosoprano) 

 

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

4 flutes (3rd and 4th doubling piccolos, 1st and 2nd doubling piccolos in movements 1, 3 and 5), 4 oboes (4th doubling cor anglais), 3 B♭, A, C clarinets (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 E♭ clarinets (2nd doubling 4th clarinet), 4 bassoons (4th doubling contrabassoon)

Posthorn (sometimes substituted by a flugelhorn, used only in movement 3, offstage), 8 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, Percussion

8 timpani (two players, four timpani each), bass drum, several snare drums (used only in movement 1, offstage), cymbals, triangle, tambourine, tam-tam (optional rute, used only in movement 2), 6 tuned bells (used only in movement 5, "on a high gallery"), 2 glockenspiels (2nd used only in movement 5)

Strings

2 harps 

Weds 1 March 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Wed 6 March 7.00-9.45

UCLA

wind, brass and string sectionals

Weds 8 March 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Mon 13 March 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Weds 15 March 7.00-9.45

UCLA

Tutti + choirs + soloist

Sun 19 March   2.00-5.30pm                                     7pm

Cadogan Hall

rehearsal
concert

 

Sunday 25 June 2023, 7 pm

St John Smith Square

Gala Evening

Conductor: Tim Redmond, Soloist: Janice Watson (Soprano)

Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas (8’)

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani + violins violas, cellos, doubles basses

Judith Weir: A new commission (ready Jan 2023) (3’)

TBA but similar to other pieces on the programme

Three arias:

Saint Saens: Softly awakes my heart (6’)

Dvorak: Song to the Moon (8’)

Bizet: Habanera from Carmen (6’)

TBA but similar to other pieces on the programme

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture (10’)

2 flutes, picc, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani + violins violas, cellos, doubles basses

Dvorak: Symphony No.6 (42’)

2 flutes, picc, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani + violins violas, cellos, doubles basses

Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 (6’)

2 flutes, picc, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, triangle, tambourine/jingles/glockenspiel, snare drum/bass drum/cymbals + organ, 2 harps + violins violas, cellos, doubles basses

Weds 7 June 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Mon 12 June 7.00-9.45

UCLA

wind, brass and string sectionals

Weds 14 June 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Mon 19 June 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti

Weds 21 June 7.00-9.45

UCLA

tutti + soloist

Sun 25 June  2.00-5.30pm
                    7pm

SJSS

rehearsal
concert