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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 8th June 2019 - The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Bliss: March from Things to Come

Holst: The Planets – Mars, Venus and Jupiter

Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Farnon/Dunk: We’ll Meet Again

arr Barry Booth: White Cliffs of Dover

Goodwin: Aces High

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Williams: Hymn to the Fallen

Walford Davies: RAF March Past

Gray: Thunderbirds

Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

Barry: Dance with Wolves

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance No. 1

Williams: Superman

Williams: The Force Awakens. March of the Resistance, Rey’s Theme and Scherzo for X-Wings

Williams: Star Wars

Saturday 20th July 2019 (note change of date) – 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

***Note: Rehearsals until June 5 are for players in BOTH June and July concerts unless otherwise stated.***

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: Catrin Finch. 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: Ironwork Centre. 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: 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

Sep 4: Rehearsal and AGM