Programmes 1978_1983

Programmes from the 1978 -1979 Season
Conductors - Meirion Williams, Sheila Freeman and Dennis Powell

9th December 1978 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MW & SF conducting)
M Williams - A Kingswood Overture
Gounod - Faust Suite
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor - Soloist Gordon Back
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat


10th March 1979 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MW & SF conducting)
Rossini - Overture to the Thieving Magpie
Sibelius - Finlandia
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat - Soloist Alwyn Manley
Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor


23rd March - Regis School Hall, Wolverhampton (DP conducting)
Haydn - The Creation - A joint concert with Wombourne Choral Society


16th June 1979 - Regis School Hall, Wolverhampton (MW conducting)
Borodin - Prince Igor Overture
Shostakovitch - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F - Soloist Alan Booth
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Programmes from the 1979-1980 Season
Conductors - Meirion Williams, Sheila Freeman and Dennis Powell

8th December 1979 -Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (SF conducting)
Smetana - Overture, The Bartered Bride
Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor - Soloist Rod McGrath
Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 in E minor


3rd March 1980 - St. Bartholomew's Church, Penn (MW conducting)
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Walton - Shakespeare Suite
Ives - The Unanswered Question
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor


23rd March 1980 - Colton Hills School, Wolverhampton (MW & DP conducting)
Combined concert with Wombourne Choral Society
M Williams - Fanfare
Elgar - Sea Pictures
Elgar - The Music Makers
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor


28th June 1980 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MW conducting)
Concert repeated at Shifnal Parish Church
Shostakovitch - Festival Overture
Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - Soloist Erika Klemperer
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor


Programmes from the 1980-1981 Season
Conductor - Mark Finch

6th December 1980 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
Copland - Appalachian Spring
Brahms - St. Anthony Variations
Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor


21st March 1981 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
Rossini - Overture The Italian Girl in Algiers
Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - Soloist Gloria Finch
Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C (The Great)


13th June 1981 - St. Bartholomew's Church, Penn, Wolverhampton
Copland - Quiet City
Gounod - Petite Symphonie de Ventes
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F (The Pastoral)


4th July 1981 - Derry Hall, Wolverhampton Grammar School
Nielsen - Helios Overture
Holst - St. Paul's Suite
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D minor


16th July 1981 - St. Andrew's Church, Shifnal
Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Elgar - Chansons de Nuit et Matin
A Banchieri - Canzon L'Alcenagina for Brass
A & G Gabrieli - Ricercar & Canzon for Brass
Albinoni - Adagio for Organ and Strings - Soloist Peter Richards


Programmes from the 1981-1982 Season
Conductor - Mark Finch


14th November 1981 - St. Bartholomew's Church, Penn, Wolverhampton
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E flat - Soloist Stefan Astbury
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B flat
William Boyce - Symphony No. 5 in D major


28th November 1981 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
Mendelssohn - Overture, The Hebrides
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Soloist Neil Smith
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C minor


4th March 1982 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton
6th March 1982 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley
Nielsen - Helios Overture
Richard Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat - Soloist Alan Milnes

Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C major (The Great)


19th May 1982 - Central Hall, Walsall
22nd May 1982 - St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton
Mozart - Overture, The Marriage of Figaro
Copland - Clarinet Concerto - Soloist Martyn Parfect
Handel - Organ Concerto No. 4 in F major
                - Soloist Andrew Newbury (22nd May only)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major


26th June 1982 - Main Hall Compton Site, Wolverhampton Poytechnic
Rossini - Overture, The Italian Girl in Algiers
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor - Soloist Timothy Lissimore
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A (The Italian)


15th July 1982 - St. Margaret's Church, Great Barr
Bach - Brandenberg Concerto No. 4 in G major
Weber - Horn Concertino in E minor - Soloist Alwyn Manley
Gounod - Petite Symphonie de Ventes
William Boyce - Symphony No. 5 in D major
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B flat


Programmes from the 1982-1983 Season`
Conductors - Mark Finch, Sheila Freeman, Ernest Dain & Peter Morris

9th October 1982 - Girls' High School, Wolverhampton (MF & ED conducting)
Combined concert with Penn Choral Society
Rossini - Overture, The Italian Girl in Algiers
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, First Movement
Elgar - Chanson de Nuit & Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Verdi - Grand March from Aida
J Strauss - Emperor Waltz


20th November 1982 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (SF conducting)
Bizet - Jeux D'Enfants Suite
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Kodaly - Intermezzo from Hary Janos Suite
Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto - Soloist Stella Dickinson
Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor


4th December 1982 - St. Matthews Church, Walsall (PM conducting)
Combined concert with Walsall Choral Society
Handel - The Messiah
Soloists A Gray (soprano), J Bould (alto), G Heath (tenor) & A Scales (bass)


5th March 1983 - Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
Mozart - Overture, the Magic Flute
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor - Soloist Malcolm Wilson
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major


9th July 1983 - Main Hall Compton Site, Wolverhampton Poytechnic (MF conducting)
Songs by Saint-Saens, Bizet, Gluck and Handel - Solo Soprano Gloria Finch
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for wind instruments - Soloists Richard Anderson (oboe),
Di Cotterell (clarinet), Ron Buckley (bassoon) & Percy Cotterell (horn)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor (The Pathetique)





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