I do hope everyone enjoyed the chance to be playing back in DMH as I did. It was all a bit bizarre as if we had never been away but of course it was actually 18 months! Thanks to everyone for being sensible on the day with regard to the DMH guidance and let’s see if the situation is any less restrictive by 28th November. Claus has sent us a very positive message which you can read in the message below. I have already spoken to the Grammar School regarding the lighting because all three halls that we rehearse in currently have at least one light not working!
Now to look ahead;
Saturday 6th November LGS Student concert
Conductor John Barker
Rehearsals – St Nicholas Hall
Sunday 31st October 10-1pm/2-5pm(latest)
Friday 5th November 7-9.45pm
Concert day – 2-5pm – Concert 7pm
You have all heard what I have said many times about the importance this concert has in our relationship with LGS -including that we benefit hugely with completely free rehearsals. It is therefore in all our interests to make sure that we have a good turnout – please!
The proposed concert programme is as follows.
Star Wars theme
Bach -Badinerie (solo Flute)
Mozart Flute Concerto No.1 (Mvt II)
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 (Mvt I)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Mvt III)
Wienawski Violin Concerto (Mvt II Romance)
Haydn Symphony No.100 (Military) (Mvts I & II)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (Mvt II)
Can you all please make sure that you have let the relevant section leaders know your availability if you haven’t already;
Violins – Lois, Violas – Jenni & Catherine, Cellos – Sue, Basses – to me please!
LGS are offering the following students to play in the orchestra this year (TBC)
9 Violins, 1 Viola, 3 Cellos & 1 Bass
so we will need to accommodate them within each section.
Sunday 28th November DMH Stage & Screen Concert
Conductor – Claus Efland
Note that there is only one rehearsal (in the LGS Junior Hall) for this concert on Sunday 21st November 10am-1pm/2-5pm so we will need full attendance please.
Concert day DMH 10am-1pm – Concert 3pm
First Half –
Imperial March Star Wars
The Lion King Suite
Out of Africa
Pirates of the Caribbean
West Side Story Suite
Waltz No.2 from Jazz Suite
The Phantom of the Opera Suite
007 Through the Years
The Sound of Music Suite
John Williams Tribute
This should be a great afternoon of music and will hopefully be as well received as it was outside in the gardens!
With best wishes,