Past Concerts

2015/2016

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 2015 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloists: Jane Bultz (violin); Lucy-Anne Allen (violin); John Candor & Walter Brewster (chalumeaux)

Pachelbel – Canon;  Vivaldi – Autumn (The Seasons);  Telemann – Concerto for 2 Chalumeaux;  Vivaldi – Winter (The Seasons);  Mozart – Divertimento for Wind K.213;  Haydn – ‘Farewell’ Symphony

SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER 2015 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloist: Laura van der Heijden (’cello)

Arnold – Serenade;  Schumann – ’Cello Concerto;  Sibelius – Scene with Cranes;  Sibelius – Valse Triste;  Mozart – Symphony No. 35

SATURDAY 5th MARCH 2016 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloists: Jon Valender (narrator) & Elise Griffin (violin)

Music included Buzzard or Kestrel (Sharma/Baker) and other orchestral favourites.

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2016 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloist: Frida Backman (violin)

Dvořák – Legends Nos. 5 & 9;  Arriaga – Symphony in D;  Brahms – Violin Concerto

2014/2015

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER 2014 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 trumpets, soloists Katharine Curlett & Denis Curlett;  Albinoni – Concerto for 2 oboes, soloists Sarah Shore & Helen Simpson;  Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3;  Beethoven – Adagio for Wind;  Weber – Symphony No 2

SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2014 – Tribute concert for Sir John Tavener 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloists: Sofia Tavener (violin) & Sophie Gallagher (soprano)

Stravinsky – Pulcinella;  Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate;  Tavener – The Song of the Angel;  Tavener – The Smile of the Buddha (‘For Sofia’);  Mozart – Symphony No. 39

SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2015 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Soloists: Martin Clunes (narrator) & Hannah McFarlane (’cello)

Mozart – Overture The Marriage of Figaro;  Dvořák – Rondo;  Sharma/Baker – In The Beginning;  de Falla – Ritual Fire Dance

SATURDAY 16th MAY 2015 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Rossini – Overture Cinderella;  Grieg – Piano Concerto, soloist Cordelia Williams;  Schubert – Symphony in B minor (‘Unfinished’);  Schubert — Rosamunde Entr’acte No 1

2013/2014

SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER 2013 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Britten – 6 Metamorphoses for solo oboe, soloists Sarah Page, Sarah Shore & Helen Simpson (oboes);  Sibelius – Pelleas and Melisande;  Chris Brown – Bridge of Bows;  Mozart – Divertimento K. 166;  Britten – Simple Symphony;  Mozart – Piano Concerto K. 456

SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER 2013 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Purcell/Holst – The Gordian Knot Untied;  Saint-Saëns – ’Cello Concerto No. 1, soloist Jun Sasaki;  Dvořák – Silent Woods;  Schubert – Symphony No. 3

SATURDAY 8th MARCH 2014 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mendelssohn – Overture Fingal’s Cave;  Mozart – Concerto for Flute & Harp;  Sharma/Baker – Ballad of the Village Boy, narration by Martin Clunes;  Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances

SATURDAY 17th MAY 2014 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Beethoven – Overture King Stephen;  Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1, soloist Jennifer Pike;  Bizet – Symphony in C;  Vaughan Williams — The Lark Ascending

2012/2013

SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2012 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Sibelius – Andante Festivo;  Fauré – Dolly Suite;  Bach – Double Concerto, soloists Jane Bultz (violin) and James Baker (oboe);  Strauss – Wind Serenade Op. 7;  Mozart – Symphony No. 25

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2012 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Coles – Fanfare for a Royal Occasion;  Fauré – Pavane;  Schumann – ’Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky – Nocturne, soloist Jun Sasaki;  Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 2

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2013 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH: ENCORE! 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Rossini – Tancredi Overture;  Sharma – A Day on Temperate Earth, narration by Martin Clunes;  Prokofiev – Classical Symphony

SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2013 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mozart – Symphony No. 31;  Strauss – Horn Concerto No. 1, soloist Alex Hamilton;  Tavener – Song of the Angel, soloists Saskia Williams (soprano) and Sofia Tavener (violin);  Beethoven — Symphony No. 8

2011/2012

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2011 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Gounod – Petite Symphonie;  Puccini – Chrysanthemums;  Beethoven – Grosse Fugue;  Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate, soloist Abbi Temple (soprano);  Mozart – Symphony No 40

SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2011 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mendelssohn – Overture Ruy Blas;  Chaminade – Flute Concertino, soloist Abigail Smith;  Chausson – Poème, soloist Marian Givens (violin);  Brahms – Symphony No.1

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2012 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Delius – The First Cuckoo in Spring;  Respighi – The Birds;  Solos by young artists;  Sharma/Baker – Buzzard or Kestrel (World Première), narration by Martin Clunes

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2012 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Schubert – Overture in the Italian Style;  Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.5 (‘Emperor’), soloist Fiona Dalzell ;  Grieg – Symphony in C minor

2010/2011

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2010 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mendelssohn – Nocturne and Scherzo – A Midsummer Night’s Dream;  Viotti – Violin concerto No 22, soloist Jennifer Barrett;  Tchaikovsky – Suite No 1

SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2010 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Schumann – Overture, Scherzo and Finale;  Haydn – Trumpet Concerto, soloist Katharine Curlett;  Vaughan Williams – Symphony No.5

SATURDAY 12TH MARCH 2011 – MUSIC FOR YOUTH 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Rossini – Overture The Italian Girl in Algiers;  Solos by young artists (tba);  Sharma/Baker – Dave the Musical Caveman (World Premiere);  Rimsky-Korsakov – The Flight of the Bumblebee, narration by Martin Clunes

SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2011 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Schubert – Overture Alfonso and Estrella;  Liszt – Piano Concerto No 1, soloist John Lill;  Liszt – Piano Sonata, soloist John Lill;  Beethoven – Symphony No.5

2009-2010

SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2009 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Purcell – Overture, the Faery Queen;  Handel – Oboe concerto in G Minor, soloist Helen Simpson;  Tavener – Song of the Angel, soloist Sofia Tavener (violin);  Arnold – Serenade;  Mendelssohn – Symphony No.1

SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2009 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mozart – Overture, Don Giovanni;  Weber – Bassoon concerto, soloist Amy Harman;  Beethoven – Symphony No.7

SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2010 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre;  Solo by a young artist;  Sharma/Baker – Pass the Baton (World Premiere);  Mussorgsky – Night on the Bare Mountain, narration by Martin Clunes

SATURDAY 15TH MAY 2010 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia;  Chopin – Piano Concerto No.1, soloist Simon Callaghan;  Schumann – Symphony No.4

2008-2009

SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2008 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Dvořák – Czech Suite;  Neruda – Trumpet concerto (Katharine Curlett);  Vaughan Williams – Lark Ascending (Adam Hill);  Haydn – Symphony 104

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2008 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Sibelius – Karelia Suite;  Brahms – Symphony 2;  Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez (Christopher Evesham)

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH 2009 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel Overture;  Fauré – Elegy (Christopher Hedges);  World Premier TBA (Sharma/Baker) narrated by Martin Clunes;  Other pieces TBA inc Solo by a young artist

SATURDAY 16TH MAY 2009 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Stravinsky – 4 Norwegian Moods;  Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto 2 (Fiona Dalzell);  Tchaikovsky – Symphony 1 ‘Winter Daydreams’

2007-2008

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2007 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Gluck (arr. Mozart) – Overture Iphegenia in Aulus;  Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No 2 with Faith Leadbetter;  Elgar – Elegy for strings;  Elgar – Soliloquy for Oboe with Rosanna Brewster;  Haydn – Symphony No 100 (Military)

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2007 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Weber – Overture Oberon;  Dvořák – Violin Concerto with Oliver Nelson;  Elgar – Romance for Bassoon with Tess Maybury;  Sibelius – Symphony No 3

SATURDAY 8TH MARCH 2008 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MUSIC FOR YOUTH compèred by Mark Freestone;
Sibelius – Finlandia;  Solo by a young artist (to be announced);  Sharma/Baker – Jurassical Music (world premier) with Martin Clunes;  Rossini – Overture William Tell

SATURDAY 17TH MAY 2008 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Schubert – Symphony No 5;  Mahler – Symphony No 4 with Sophia Grech (Soprano)

2006-2007

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2006 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Respighi – 3 Botticelli Pictures;  Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4;  Sibelius – Scene with Cranes & Valse Triste;  Schubert – Symphony No 1

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2006 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Mussorgsky – Night on the Bare Mountain;  Haydn – Sinfonia Concertante, soloists: Jennifer Holt, Katie Holt, Sarah Shore, Tess Maybury;  Balakirev – Symphony No 1

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2007 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MUSIC FOR YOUTH Story-teller: Martin Clunes
Rossini – Overture: The Thieving Magpie;  Solo by a Young Artist (to be announced);  Sharma/Baker – The Forbidden Music (First Performance);  Arnold – A Grand, Grand Overture

SATURDAY 12TH MAY 2007 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

DChO 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Beethoven – Overture: Leonora No 2;  Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme, soloist: Natalie Clein;  Dvořák – Symphony No 7

2005-2006

SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2006 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MOZART 250th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRITY CONCERT
Overture: Il Seraglio;  Piano Concerto in C minor K491 (soloist: John Lill);  Symphony No 41 (Jupiter)

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 2006 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MUSIC FOR YOUTH Story-teller: Martin Clunes
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker;  Solo by a Young Artist (soloist: Rosi Brewster, oboe);  Coles/Baker – The Amazing Animal Band (First Performance);  Smetana – The River Vltava

SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2005 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Glinka – Overture: Ruslan & Ludmilla;  Brahms – Viloin Concerto (soloist: Christina Ball);  Shostakovich – Symphony No 1

SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2005 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Handel – Water Music;  Strauss – Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon, soloists: John Candor and Julian Lockett;  Beethoven – Symphony No 4

2004-2005

SATURDAY 7TH MAY 2005 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Nielsen – Overture: Saga-drom;  Grieg – Piano Concerto (soloist: Valerie Tryon);  Sibelius – Symphony No 5

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 2005 4 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MUSIC FOR YOUTH Story-teller: Martin Clunes
Rossini – Dance of the Soliders;  Grieg – In The Hall of the Mountain King;  The Tale of Tubby the Tuba;  Villa-Lobos – The Little Train;  Dukas -The Sorcerer’s Apprentice;  Saint-Saens – Reverie (soloist: Roseanna Brewster)

SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2004 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Verdi – Overture: The Force of Destiny;  Respighi – Suite: The Birds;  Berlioz – Harold in Italy (soloist: Rebecca Chambers)

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2004 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

J S Bach – Sinfonia (Cantata 29);  Handel – Organ Concerto (soloist: Naomi Gregory);  Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante K 297b;  Cimarosa – Double Flute Concerto;  Haydn – ‘Surprise’ Symphony (No 94)

2003-2004

SATURDAY 8TH MAY 2004 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Shubert – ‘Unfinished’ Symphony;  Sibelius – En Saga;  Tchaikovsky – Piano Concert No 1 (soloist: John Lill)

SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 2004 4.00 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

MUSIC FOR YOUTH
Children’s Games – Bizet;  Vivaldi – Violin Concerto (soloist: Millie Than);  Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (narrator: Martin Clunes);  Ibert – Divertissement

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2003 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Dorchester

Rossini – Overture: The Thieving Magpie;  Elgar – ’Cello Concerto (soloist: Guy Johnston);  Shostakovich – Symphony No 9