Earlier Concerts

2020

Saturday 25th April 2020 at  St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Mozart: 5th Violin Concert  – soloist Alicja Humeniuk
    Beethoven: Overture Leonore No.3
    Smetana: The Maldau (Vlatva)
    Mendelssohn: Symphony in A Major “Italian”
Conductor Alwyn Green. Leader Alicja Humeniuk

2019

23rd November 2019 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
Johann Strauss – Overture to Die Fledermaus
Hamish MacCunn – Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Arthur Sullivan – Suite from The Gondoliers
Engelbert Humperdinck – Overture to Hansel and Gretel
Doreen Carwithen – Suffolk Suite
Eric Coates – London Suite
Conductor Alwyn Green. Leader Alicja Humeniuk

13th July 2019 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley

 

Conductor Alwyn Green. Leader Alicja Humeniuk

Saturday 30th March 2019  at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Mozart – Overture to The Magic Flute K620
    Mozart – Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major K218 with soloist Laura Brownsell
    Mozart Rondo Alla Turka Finale K300i/301 orchestrated by Alwyn Green
    Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major Op. 60
Conductor: Alwyn Green. Leader: Laura Brownsell

2018

Saturday 17th November 2018 at St Michael’s Church Madeley
A joint concert with Telford Orchestra and New College Chorale
    John Rutter – Look at the World
    Bizet – Carmen Suite
    Songs of Reflection
    Haydn – Mass for a Time of War

Saturday 14th July 2018 at St Michael’s Church Madeley
    Greig: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
    Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra – soloist Laura Brownsell
    Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor
    Rory Freckleton: Wrekin Suite
Conductor: Alwyn Green. Leader: Laura Brownsell

Saturday 17th March 2018
“Spring Romance” at St Michael’s Church Madeley
    Weber – Overture – “Der Freischutz”
    Rodrigo Guitar Concert – “Concerto d’Aranjuez” – Soloist Peter Thomas
    Dvorak – Symhony No. 8 – “Pastoral”
Conductor: Alwyn Green. Leader: Laura Brownsell

2017

Saturday 18th November 2017 at St Michael’s Church Madeley
    Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
    Adam: Excerpts from the ballet music “Giselle”
    Massenet: Meditation (Thais) – Soloist Laura Brownsell
    Massenet: Excerpts from the ballet music “Le Cid”
    Schubert: Symphony No.5
Conductor: Alwyn Green. Leader: Laura Brownsell

Saturday 24th June 2017
Music of the British Isles at St Michael’s Church Madeley

    Ralph Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite
    Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
    Arthur Sullivan: Suite from the Mikado
    Arthur Sullivan: Suite from the Pirates of Penzance
    Eric Coates: Dambusters March
Conductor: Alwyn Green. Leader: Laura Brownsell

Saturday 25th March 2017 at St Michael’s Church Madeley
    Sibelius: Valse Triste
    Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major,  Soloist Mark Walkem
    Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major
Conductor: Tom Payne. Leader: Alison Matthews

2016

Saturday 26th November 2016 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Beethoven:  Fidelio Overture
    Schumann:  Symphony No.1 (Spring Symphony)
    Tchaikovsky:  from The Nutcracker Suite
Conductor: Bob Vivian. Leader: Alison Matthews

Saturday 25th June 2016 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Vaughan Williams orch. Gordon Jacobs:   English Folk Song Suite
    Elgar:  Serenade for Strings in E Minor Op.20
    Haydn arr. Bob Vivian:   March for the Royal Society of Musicians
    Sullivan:   Overture to The Mikado
    Rory Freckleton:   from “The Wrekin Suite”
    Elgar:   Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 Op. 39
Conductor: Bob Vivian. Leader: Alison Matthews

Saturday 9th April 2016 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute, K. 620
    Haydn: Concerto in Eb major for Trumpet and Orchestra, Soloist Eric Brookes
    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Conductor: Bob Vivian. Leader: Julia Johnson

2015

Saturday December 5th at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    Beethoven:  Overture “Zur Namensfeier”
    Schubert:  Symphony No.3 in D major
    Susato:  Six Dances from Danserye
    Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
    Carol: “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
    Johann Strauss Senior: Radetzky March
    Leroy Anderson: Christmas Festival
Conductor Bob Vivian. Leader Julia Johnson

Saturday 20th June 2015 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley.
    SIBELIUS: Karelia Suite
    GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite 1
    DVORAK: New World Symphony
Conductor Bob Vivian. Leader Julia Johnson

Saturday 21st March 2015 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley

Charlotte Moseley

 

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No.1, Soloist Charlotte Moseley
SCHUBERT: Rosamunde Overture
SCHUMANN – Symphony No.4
Conductor Bob Vivian. Leader Julia Johnson

 

2014

Saturday 5th July 2014 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley

The Summer Concert was John Murton’s last as the orchestra’s conductor, before he took up a scholarship to study a Masters in orchestral conducting at the University of Cincinnati.

HAYDN: Symphony No.86
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
Ryan YARD: Descent (new commission)
FAURÉ: Pavane
RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante défunte
MOZART: Symphony in D Major – “Paris Symphony”
Conductor John Murton. Leader Julia Johnson

Ryan Yard

Ryan Yard is an established local composer who has had works played by major orchestra including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. His music is lyrical and draws on the colours of the orchestra.

2013

Saturday 22nd June 2013 at Little Wenlock Village Hall

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade

BARTOK: Rumanian Folk Dances
DVORAK: Czech Suite
DVORAK: Serenade in D minor for wind instruments, cello and double bass
Ninfea CRUTTWELL-READE: Three Pieces from Jazz (new commission)
HAYDN:  Symphony No.99 in Eb major
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade  is a professional cellist and composer. Her  music includes large scale choral works, music for theatre, and works for cello including Picasso’s Harlequin for cello and electronics.

Saturday 16th March 2013
“Romance and Revolution” at St Michael’s Church, Madeley

Daniel Burrowes

Armas JÄRNFELT: Präludium
DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B minor, Soloist Daniel Burrowes
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3 in E¨ major, Op.55 (‘Eroica’)
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

Soloist Daniel Burrowes comes from a family of professional cellists and his burgeoning career has seen him play orchestral and chamber music in places as diverse as Dallas and Chennai, as well as the Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End.

2012

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November
Weekend Workshop and Concert at Burton Borough School, Newport

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 in Dm (Choral)
Conductor: John Murton
Choral Director: Robyn Davies
Leader: Alison Matthews

Catharine Rogers: Soprano
Sarah Barham: Mezzo-Soprano
Craig Jackson: Tenor
Peter Collins: Bass

Saturday 31st March 2012
Spring Gala Concert and Drinks Reception to celebrrate 150 years of Telfoird orchestra
Wrekin College Centenary Theatre, Wellington
    BRITTEN: Soirées Musicales
    SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 (‘The Unfinished’)
    SCHUBERT: Rosamunde – ballet suite
    DVORAK: Symphonic Variations
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

Saturday 23rd June 2012
A Mid-Summer Night’s Concert – an evening of music and poetry at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad, preceded by readings of five of the Housman poems
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending. Soloist Catherine Atkinson
    MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture, Scherzo, Nocturne and Wedding March, with readings from the play. Actors: Jack Chedburn & Maggie McKean
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

2011

Saturday 10th December 2011
‘A Winter Warmer’ at Hayward Arts Centre, Wellington

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:  Dance of the Tumblers
    TCHAIKOVSKY:  Symphony No.1 (‘Winter Dreams’)
    Leroy ANDERSON:  Sleigh Ride
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

Sunday 26th June 2011
‘Summer Pastorale’ at Wellington Methodist Church

    George BUTTERWORTH:  The Banks of Green Willow
    BERLIOZ:  Les Nuits d’Eté (‘Summer Nights’) – soloist: Kate Howden – mezzo-soprano
    BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No.6 in F major (‘Pastoral’), Op.68
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

Saturday 9th April 2011 ‘Bohemian Spring’ at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    DVORAK:  Slavonic Dances, from Op.46, set 1
    Walter LEIGH:  Concertino for Harpsichord and Orchestra – soloist: Richard Walker
    DVORAK:  Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88
Conductor: John Murton. Leader: Julia Johnson

2010

Saturday 27th November 2010 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    SCHUMANN:  Overture (from ‘Overture, Scherzo and Finale’, Op.52)
    MENDELSSOHN:  Violin Concerto, Op.64 – soloist: Shulah Oliver
    BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No.5

Saturday 20th March 2010 at Wellington Methodist Church
    FRECKLETON: 3 movements from The Wrekin Suite
    HANDEL: Organ Concerto No.4 in F major,Op.4, No.4 – soloist: Michael Davey
    BRAHMS: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98

2009

Saturday 21st November 2009 at Performing Arts Centre, Adams Grammar School, Newport
    MENDELSSOHN: ‘Hebrides’ overture (Fingal’s Cave)
    MOZART: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major – soloist: Samantha Ward
    MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 (‘The Scottish’)

Saturday 13th June 2009 at St Michael’s Church, Madeley
    SULLIVAN: Pirates of Penzance (overture)
    TCHAIKOVSKY: June and December  (from ‘The Seasons’)
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite  from ‘Swan Lake’
    BRITTEN: Soirees Musicales‘The Essence of England’
    HAYDN: Symphony No.45 in F sharp minor, ‘The Farewell Symphony’

Saturday 28th March 2009
‘The Essence of England’ at Wellington Methodist Church
    WALTON: Crown Imperial
    FRECKLETON: ‘Wrekin, mighty giant, in whose steps the Romans trod…’(from ‘The Wrekin Suite’)
    HOFFMEISTER: Viola Concerto in B flat – soloist: Ting Chiu
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Symphony No.2, ‘A London Symphony

2008

Saturday 22nd November 2008
St Cecilia’s Day Concert at Old Hall School, Wellington

    ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville
    MOZART: Serenade for Wind, K388
    VIVALDI: Double Cello Concerto, RV531. soloists: Annie Palmer, Molly Carter 
    RAVEL: Minuet sur le Nom d’Haydn
    HAYDN: Symphony No.103 in E flat, ‘The Drum Roll’

Saturday 7th June 2008 at The Circle, Hadley Learning Community, Telford
    McCUNN: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
    SIBELIUS: Karelia Suite
    SIBELIUS: Finlandia
    BIZET: L’Arlesienne Suite No.1
    ELGAR: Chanson de Matin / Chanson de Nuit
    FRECKLETON: ‘Madeley Court’ (movement from ‘Wrekin      Suite’)

Saturday 8th March 2008
with Shifnal Chorale at St Mary’s, Albrighton

    HAYDN: Nelson Mass
    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8

2007

Saturday 8th December 2007 – Old Hall School, Wellington
     MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K488 Soloist: Motomi Inoguch
     BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8

Monday 15th October 2007
An evening rehearsal performance 

     SIBELIUS:   ‘Karelia Suite’

Friday May 18th 2007 – Rodington Village Hall
     ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G
     ARRIAGA: Symphony in D
    GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite
    BUTTERWORTH: On the Banks of Green Willow
    SHOSTAKOVICH: Age of Gold Polka
    GRIEG: Symphonic Dance Op 64
    SCHUBERT: Rosamunde Ballet No.1

Other works performed recently include:

MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, soloist: Frank Allen
CORELLI: Concerto No.8
SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8  – ‘Unfinished’
WALDTEUFEL: Les Patineurs
HOLST: St Paul’s Suite
PANUFNIK: Two Lyric Pieces
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Two Hymn Tune Preludes
JACOBS: Old Wine In New Bottles
STRAVINSKY: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante defunte
GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie
MOZART: Serenata Notturna
HAYDN: Symphony No 8
BRAHMS: Liebeslieder -Waltzer
HAYDN: Sinfonia No 6 ‘Le Matin’
BERKELEY: The Romance of the Rose
BACH: Orchestral Suite in B Minor
MOZART: Symphony No.40 in G Minor
MOZART: Overture Don Juan
GRIEG: Norwegian Dances
HAYDN: Symphonies No’s 99,101 & 103
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Folk Song Suite
ELGAR: The Wand of Youth Suite
HANDEL: Water Music
WARLOCK: Capriol Suite
BIZET: L’ArlesiennneSuite
STRAUSS: Die Fledermaus (overture)
COATES: London Suite

… and works by Sullivan, William Boyce, Delius, and Ernest Tomlinson, among others.

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