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Concert Dress

Concert dress is all black, with black shirt with no bow tie or jacket for men. Any change to these stipulations will appear here!


Rehearsal Schedule


Rehearsals are in the William Aston Hall from 7.15-9.30 unless indicated. Please bring a music stand. If you are unable to be at any rehearsal, please let us know as soon as you can, as we may be able to reflect this in the rehearsal schedule. Retrospectively the schedule will endeavour to show what was actually rehearsed if it differed from what was planned.



Saturday 20th July 2019 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth (unless indicated)

Violin: Sophie Rosa

Shostakovich: Festive Overture 2+1 3 3 2+1 – 4 3 3 1 – timp + 3

Sibelius: Violin Concerto 2222 4230 T

Holst: The Planets 4,4,4,4 – 6,4,3,2, 2T 3P Cel, Xyl, 2Hp


May 8: Cond. ML. Planets

May 15: Cond. ML Mars, Mercury, Force Awakens, Star Wars, Superman, Bliss, Thunderbirds

May 22: B07. Mars, Jupiter, Shostakovich

May 29: Walton (BIC), Bliss (BIC), Venus (both)

Jun 5: BIC repertoire: Farnon, Booth, Goodwin. Nightingale, Hymn to the Fallen,Walford Davies, Thunderbirds, Badelt, Barry, Elgar, Superman, Star Wars, Force Awakens

Jun 7: William Aston Hall. Songs with Rachael Marsh plus whole programme

Jun 8: Ironwork Centre 1.30-4.30 programme order, evening concert

Jun 12: Sibelius mvts 1&2, Mercury, Nepune

Jun 19: B07. Saturn, Uranus, Sibelius mvt 3

Jun 26: Sibelius, Venus, Mercury

Jul 3: Shostakovich, Mars, Saturn

Jul 10: Jupiter, Uranus, Sibelius

Jul 17: Sibelius with soloist

Jul 19: Catrin Finch. Holst and Shostakovich

Jul 20: 1.30 Sibelius, 2.30 Shostakovich, 3pm Holst, 4.30 finish. 7.30 concert


Sunday 3rd November 2019 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray (unless indicated)

Sep 4: Rehearsal and AGM

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Sep 25:

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Oct 30:

Nov 1:

Nov 3: Morning rehearsal, 3.30 concert


Sunday 19th January 2020 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom (unless indicated)

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Nov 27:

Dec 4:

Dec 11:

Dec 18: followed by Christmas party!

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Jan 19: Morning rehearsal, 3.30 concert


Saturday 29th February 2020 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom (unless indicated)

Berlioz - Overture “King Lear”

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

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Feb 28:

Feb 29: 1.30-4.30 rehearsal, 7.30 concert


Saturday 20th June 2020 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Conductor: Richard Howarth (unless indicated)

Mahler - Symphony No. 8

Mar 4:

Mar 7: String sectional 10-12.30 tbc

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Mar 25:

Apr 1:

Apr 8:

Apr 15:

Apr 22:

Apr 25: String sectional 10-12.30 tbc

Apr 29:

May 6:

May 9: String sectional 10-12.30 tbc

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May 27:

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Jun 10:

Jun 13: Parrs Wood High School. 2-6pm with all choirs

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Jun 20: Bridgewater Hall. 1.30-4.30 rehearsal, 7.30 concert


Saturday 18th July 2020 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

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Jul 1:

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Jul 18: 1.30-4.30 rehearsal, 7.30 concert



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