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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.

You can download a copy of the current concert schedule for printing here.

Sunday 5th November 2017, 3.30pm – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom (unless indicated)

Classics at the Movies

Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening) - “2001 A Space Odyssey”

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21, second movement - “Elvira Madigan”

Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, second movement - “Brassed Off”

Dukas - Sorcerer’s Apprentice – “Fantasia”

E. Bernstein arr. Richards - Magnificent Seven

Elfman arr. Wasson - Spiderman

Zimmer arr. Wasson - Gladiator

Barry - Dances With Wolves

Rosza - Prelude, Burning Desert and Parade of the Charioteers from “Ben-Hur”

Silvestri - Back to the Future Suite

Williams - ET Flying Theme

Sept 6: AGM, Strauss, Dukas, Williams

Sept 13: Bernstein, Elfman, Zimmer, Rosza, Silvestri

Sept 20: B07. Mozart, Rodrigo, Barry, Dukas

Sept 27: Rosza, Silvestri

Oct 4: Elfman, Zimmer, Williams, Bernstein, Strauss

Oct 11: Rodrigo, Rosza, Dukas

Oct 18: Williams, Zimmer, Silvestri, Rosza

Oct 25: Dukas, Elfman, Barry, Silvestri, Strauss

Nov 1: Student Union. Rodrigo, Elfman, Bernstein, Rosza

Nov 3: Mozart, Dukas, Williams, Rosza, Silvestri

Nov 5: 10.30-11.45am Mozart, Rodrigo, Barry, Strauss, Bernstein, Elfman

12-1.30pm Rosza, Dukas, Williams, Silvestri, Zimmer. 3.30 concert

Sunday 14th January 2018, 3.30pm – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray (unless indicated)

An afternoon at the ballet

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite. 2.1 Montagues & Capulets, 2.5 Romeo Juliet before parting, 1.2 Scene, 1.4 Minuet, 1.6 Balcony Scene, 1.7 Death of Tybalt

Khachaturian - Adagio from “Spartacus”

Delibes - Coppelia: Prelude and Mazurka

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker extended suite:

Suite 1 -  I. Miniature Overture, a. Marche, b. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, c. Russian Dance (Trepak), d. Arabian Dance, e. Chinese Dance

Suite 2 - Pas de deux, Tarantella, Act 1 Scene 1, Petit Galop

Suite 1 - f. Reed Flutes, III. Waltz of the Flowers

Nov 8: Nutcracker Suite 1 (minus Sugar Plum Fairy), Prokofiev 1-4

Nov 15: B07. Cond. ML. Prokofiev - whole of Suite 1. Pas de deux from Nutcracker 2

Nov 22: Prokofiev 2.1, 1.7, 1.4, Tchaik Miniature overture, Act 1 Scene 1, Marche, Petit Galop, Arabian Dance

Nov 29: B07. Prokofiev all movements.

Dec 6: B07. Prokofiev 1.7, 1.6, 1.4, 1.2, Delibes

Dec 13: Concert runthrough. 8.55 Christmas party!

Jan 3 2018: start back. Full programme

Jan 10: Full programme

Jan 12: Full programme

Jan 14: 10.30am-1.30pm. 3.30 concert

Saturday 24th February 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray (unless indicated)

A night at the opera

Verdi - Prelude from “La Traviata”

Verdi - Brindisi from “La Traviata”

Mozart - Trio from Act 1 of “The Magic Flute” 

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “Madame Butterfly”

Mozart - Terzettino from “Cosi fan tutte”

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “La Boheme”

Bizet - Prelude to “Carmen”

Bizet - Le Toreador from “Carmen”

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “Tosca” 

J Strauss II - Czardas from “Die Fledermaus”

J Strauss II - Bruderlein from “Die Fledermaus” 

Lehar - Lippen schweigen from “The Merry Widow” 

Puccini - Nessun Dorma from “Turandot”

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Feb 23:

Feb 24: 1.30-4.30. 7.30 concert

Saturday 19th May 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth (unless indicated)

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Sponsored by Cobalz

Feb 28:

Mar 7:

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Mar 28:

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Apr 25:

May 2:

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May 16:

May 18:

May 19: 1.30-4.30. 7.30 concert

Saturday 14th July 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nic Fallowfield (unless indicated)

May 23:

May 30:

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Jun 20:

Jun 27:

Jul 4:

Jul 11:

Jul 13:

Jul 14: 1.30-4.30. 7.30 concert

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!