Performance Calendar

October 20, 2019

Chiaro Sessions: Nicola Hands (oboe)

21/10/2019 - 23/10/2019

with Jonathan Pease (piano)

Composers to include Paul Patterson

October 24, 2019

Chiaro Sessions: Ibrahim Aziz

25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019


Composers: Georg Friedrich Handel

November 17, 2019

St Albans Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Children

St Saviour's Church St. Albans, AL1 4DF

2.00pm and 3.30pm

Programme to include We're going on a bear hunt! by Ian Stephens and lots more music besides! 

November 23, 2019

Finchley Symphony Orchestra

Trinity Church, N12 7NN


Antonín Dvořák - Symphonic Variations

Franz Berwald - Sinfonie singulière

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2

November 24, 2019

Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra with students from Camden School for Girls

St Martin’s, Gospel Oak NW5 4NL

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (1919 version)

Mussorgsky arr.Rimsky-Korsakov  - Night on Bare Mountain 

Marc-Antione Charpentier  - Missa de Minuit (excerpts)

Plus music by Berlioz, Haydn, Fauré and Cole Porter

November 30, 2019

Mid Herts Youth Orchestra

St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6QJ


Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz, Overture

Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto (1st movement)

Soloist: William Bishop

Edward Elgar - (from Sea Pictures): In Haven (Capri), Where Corals Lie, The Swimmer

Contralto : Amy Beth Beel

December 06, 2019

Watford School of Music Youth Orcherstra

The Clarendon Muse, Watford WD18 7JA


Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 2

Joseph Haydn - Trumpet Concerto (1st Movement)

Malcolm Arnold - Symphony No. 5

December 08, 2019

Hertford Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

Ware Drill Hall, SG12 9HP

Including music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Hely-Hutchinson and Christopher Norton, as well as traditional carols.

December 09, 2019

Orchestra of the Swan Concerto Competition

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR


January 01, 2020

St Albans Symphony Orchestra NY Day Concert

St Albans Cathedral, AL1 1BY


Hector Berlioz - Le carnaval romain

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4, in E-flat major

Soloist: Ben Goldscheider

Richard Strauss - Don Juan

Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3

Johann Strauss Jr. - Roses from the South and Egyptian March

January 04, 2020

Chiaro Sessions: Caritas Chamber Choir, Dover

04/01/2019 - 05/01/2019

Composers: Gustav Holst

January 21, 2020

Orchestra of the Swan

Stratford Playhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU


Jean Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela

Jean Sibelius - The Tempest Suite No. 1 (excerpts)

Jean Sibelius - Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra 

Soloist: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste and Scene with Cranes from Kuolema

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7

February 02, 2020

Hertford Symphony Orchestra

Hertford Theatre, SG14 1PS

2.30pm and 4.30pm

Concerts for Children - music for the whole family

February 14, 2020

Chiaro Sessions: Aurora Trio, Oxfordshire

14/02/2019 - 17/02/2019

Composers: Arnold Bax, William Alwyn, Malcolm Lipkin, Alan Rawsthorne, Paul Lewis, Paul Patterson

March 07, 2020

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

St Saviour's Church, St. Albans AL1 4DF


William Walton - Crown Imperial

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto 

Soloist: Matthew Sharp

William Walton - Symphony No. 1

March 14, 2020

Hertford Symphony Orchestra

Hertford Theatre, SG14 1PS


Richard Strauss - Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments

Reinhold Glière - Horn Concerto

Soloist: Ben Goldscheider

Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1

March 15, 2020

Chiaro Sessions: Kinga Ujszászi (violin) & Tom Foster (harpsichord)

15/03/2020 - 16/03/2020

Composers: Benedetto Marcello, Johann Friedrich Schreyvogel, Johann Joseph Vilsmayr

For First Hand Records

March 27, 2020

Watford School of Music Youth Orchestra

The Clarendon Muse, Watford WD18 7JA

postponed until further notice




Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman Overture

Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre

Soloist: Danielle Ling

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8

March 28, 2020

Mid Herts Youth Orchestra

Weston Auditorium Hatfield, AL10 9EU

postponed until further notice



Camille Saint-Saëns - Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Malcolm Arnold - Homage to the Queen Suite

John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite

April 02, 2020

Easter Orchestral Society

Ellesmere College, Shropshire SY12 9AB

postponed until further notice

03/04/2019 - 09/09/2019

Music to include:

Gustav Holst - The Planets

Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder

Malcolm Arnold - Tam O'Shanter

May 08, 2020

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY

postponed until further notice



With Gloriana

Claude Debussy - Nocturnes

Joseph Canteloube - Chants d'Auvergne

Soloist: Susana Gaspar

Francis Poulenc - Litanies à la Vierge Noire

Conductor: Deborah Miles-Johnson

Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 Organ Symphony

Organ: Andrew Parnell

May 15, 2020

Finchley Symphony Orchestra

Trinity Church, N12 7NN

postponed until further notice


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture  

Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No.99           

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel - Overture in C major                 

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.4, The Italian   

May 16, 2020

Hertford Symphony Orchestra

Hertford Theatre, SG14 1PS

postponed until further notice




Jean Sibelius - En saga

Edvard Grieg - Songs with orchestra  

Mezzo Soprano : Emma Stannard

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4

June 24, 2020

Mid Herts Youth Orchestra

Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6BX

10:30am and 1:30pm

Ian Stephens -  We’re going on a bear hunt!

John Williams - Jurassic Park

Terry Gilkyson - The Bare Necessities 

Plus new works especially commissioned by MHYO

June 11, 2020

Hertfordshire Festival of Music

Venues in Hertford and Hertfordshire, to be announced

12/06/2019 - 19/06/2019

To include :

Hertfordshire Festival Orchestra with Chloë Hanslip (violin)

Belá Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances 

Judith Weir - I give you the end of a golden string

Jospeh Haydn - Symphony No.99

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto 

July 03, 2020

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

St Saviour’s Church, St Albans AL1 4DF


Gustav Holst - The Perfect Fool; ballet music

Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto

Soloist : David le Page

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No.9 From the New World

July 08, 2020

Watford School of Music Youth Orchestra

The Clarendon Muse, Watford WD18 7JA



Bernard Hughes - Isabel’s Noisy Tummy and Not Now, Bernard

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