Achievements

HISTORY: The orchestra was established in 1988, and you can read a personal  Brief History of the orchestra, produced by a founder member. 

REPERTOIRE:  See our Repertoire by Composer to find when we performed a particular piece.

GALLERY AND PERFORMANCES: See all our concerts since the MIllennium in the list below

2019

ELIJAH CONCERT: 18th May 2019 – St Mary’s Church, Lacemarket
Conductor: Paul Hayward
Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio – in conjunction with the Ruddington & District Choral Society, the Burton Joyce Choral Society and the Nottingham Hospitals Choir.  Soprano: Jane Harwood, Alto: Fiona Milburn, Tenor: Simon Lumby, Bass: James Gaugham, Organist: Michael Overbury.

 


2018

30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 24th Nov 2018St Paul’s church, Carlton
Conductor Dan Watson
Strauss – Overture to Die Fledermaus
Saint Saens – Sampson et Delilah, Bacchanale
Copeland – Hoe Down from Rodeo
Sibelius – Finlandia
Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 4   (Play recording of:  Movement 3; Movement 4)

 


‘BASTILLE DAY’ CONCERT: 14th July 2018St Marks Church, Woodthorpe
Conductor Dan Watson: Soloist: Naomi Sullivan
Saint Saens – Suite Algerienne, Op 60
Herold – Overture to the Opera ‘Zampa’
Milhaud – Scaramouche (for Saxophone & Orchestra)
Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suites No 1 & 2

 


‘EUROPEAN ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES’: 17th March 2018St Andrews, Nottingham
Conductor: Dan Watson:  Soloist: Konya Kanneh-Mason
Wagner – Meistersingers orchestral suite
Borodin – Prince Igor and Polovtsian Dances
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor

 


2017

AUTUMN CONCERT: 25th Nov 2017 – St John’s Church, Beeston
Conductor: Dan Watson
Gioachino Rossini – Overture to an Italian Girl in Algiers
Georges Bizet – Carmen Suites 1 & 2 (most Movements)
Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No 6 in D Major

 


SUMMER CONCERT: 15th July 2017Kingswood Methodist Church, Wollaton
Conductor Mat Davis
Aaron Copland – An Outdoor Overture
Camille Saint-Saens – Symphonic Poem ‘Phaeton’
Hector Berlioz – March to the Scaffold (from Symphony Fantastique)
Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’

 


SPRING CONCERT: 25th March 2017St Marks Church, Woodthorpe
Conductor: Catherine Rose
George Butterworth – A Shropshire Lad, Rhapsody
Carl Maria von Weber – Overture, Der Freischutz
Richard Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1. Soloist: Michael Arnold
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No 1

 


2016

‘TRAVELS THROUGH TIME AND SPACE’: 3rd December 2016 – St Andrews, Nottingham
Conductor: Mat Davis
H MacCunn – The Ship O The Fiend
A Glazunov – Symphonic Poem Stenka Razin
J Strauss – Vergnugungszug Polka
A Dvorak – Humoresque No 7
E Coates – By The Sleepy Lagoon
M Gold (arr. Buckley) – Dr Who: Through Time and Space
Courage/McCarthy/Chattaway/Goldsmith (arr. Cluster) – Star Trek Through The Years
L Anderson – A Christmas Festival

 


SUMMER CONCERT: 9th July 2016 – Theatre, Djanogly Learning Trust, Sherwood Rise
Conductor Mat Davis:   Soloists Martin Jacoby and students from Djanogly City Academy
Greig – Peer Gynt No 2 (sections 1,3,4)
Mozart – Rondo alla Turka Soloist: Eduard Gheorghe
Katchaturian – Waltz from Masquerade Soloist: Karolina Widnic
Frank – Symphonic variations Soloist: Martin Jacoby
Berlioz – Hungarian March
Cirpaci – Hora 2016 Piano solo played by the composer: Simon Cirpaci
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture
Dvorak – Slavonic Dances Piano duet played by Martin Jacoby and Karen Drummond
Sibelius – Finlandia

 


SPRING CONCERT: 16th April 2016 – Kingswood Methodist Church, Wollaton
Conductor Mat Davis
Tchaikovsky – Slavonic March
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 20 Soloist: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
Schumann – Symphony No 3 “Rhenish”

 


CHILDREN’S CONCERT: 23rd Jan 2016 – Ambleside Primary School, Aspley
Conductor Mat Davis
Holst – Mars from the Planets Suite
J Strauss – Radetzky March
Verdi – Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 5
Greig – Selection from Peer Gynt Suite No 1
K Anderson & R Lopez – Medley from Frozen
Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean

 


2015

WINTER CONCERT: 5th Dec 2015 – St Johns Church, Beeston
Conductor: Mat Davis
Brahms – Symphony No 2
Tchaikovsky – Excerpts from Nutcracker
Prokofiev – Troika from Lieutenant Kije
K Anderson & R Lopez – Medley from Frozen
L Anderson – A Christmas Festival

 


‘HERE COMES SUMMER’ CONCERT: 27th June 2015 – Redhill Academy
Conductor Mat Davis
Dvorak – In Nature’s Realm
Weber – Clarinet Concerto No 1 Soloist: Jake Hinson
Greig – Peer Gynt Suite No 1
Borodin – Symphony No 2

 


‘BUONA SERA’ ITALIAN CONCERT: 7th Feb 2015  – Becket School, West Bridgford
Conductor Claire Franklin
Berlioz – Carnival Romain Overture
Verdi – Prelude to Act 1 La Traviata Soloist: Jane Harwood
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Rossini – William Tell Overture
Verdi – Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien


2014

MUSICAL GIANTS: 18th Oct 2014 –  Trinity School, Aspley
Conductor Clym Stock-Williams
Dvorak – The Noon Witch
Mozart – Concerto No 7 for 3 pianos Soloists: Isata, Konya and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
Beethoven – Symphony No 5 in C minor

 


AN AMERICAN JOURNEY: 5th July 2014 – Kingswood Methodist Church, Wollaton
Conductor Mat Davis
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Sousa – El Capitan
Moross – The Big Country
Anderson – Forgotten Dreams
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
Dvorak – Symphony No 9 ‘From the New World’


A CELEBRATION OF SPRING: 22nd March 2014 – St Marks Church, Woodthorpe
Conductor: John Watson
Rossini – William Tell Overture
Bruch – Violin Concerto No 1 Soloist: Braimah Kanneh-Mason
Delius – On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Schubert – Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’


Rehearsal photo-gallery: Jan 2014 –  Djanogly Academy
Conductor John Watson

 


2013

A RUSSIAN JOURNEY: 30th Nov 2013 – St Pauls Church, Carlton
Conductor John Watson
Shostakovich – Festival Overture
Khachaturian – Waltz from Masquerade Suite
Borodin – On the Steppes of Central Asia
Ippolitov-Ivanov – Selection from Caucasian Sketches
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’


GLORIOUS CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC: 9th June 2013 – The Albert Hall, Nottingham (In conjunction with Burton Joyce Choral Trust, Ruddington Choral Trust and Nottingham Hospitals Choir)
Conductor John Rayfield
Parry – I was Glad
Walton – Orb and Sceptre March
Walton – Te Deum
Stanford – Coronation Gloria
Beethoven – The Choral Fantasia
Handel – Zadok the Priest
Elgar – Coronation Ode

 


PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME: 9th March 2013 – St Johns Church, Beeston
Conductor John Rayfield
Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No 1
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Offenbach – Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Franck – Symphony in D minor


2012

AUTUMN CONCERT: 1st Dec 2012 – St Marks church, Woodthorpe
Conductor John Rayfield
Brahms – Academic Festival Overture
Haydn – Cello Concerto in C Major Soloist: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 5 in E Minor

‘SPORTING CONNECTIONS’ CONCERT: 14th July 2012 – Djanogly Academy Theatre
Conductor John Rayfield
John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Vivaldi – Sinfonia to L’Olimpiade
Gouch – Making Music Overture – Traditional Values
Mercury – We are the Champions
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Holst – Jupiter from the Planets Suite
Vangelis – Theme from Chariots of Fire
Puccini – Nessun Dorma from Turandot (karaoke by audience as we could not get a soloist!)

SPRING CONCERT: 24th March 2012 – St Pauls Church, Carlton
Conductor John Rayfield
Schubert – Overture: Alfonso und Estrella
Tom Zadik – Spiral World Premier
Ravel – Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Vaughan Williams – A London Symphony


2011

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 17th Dec 2011 – St Peters Church, Ruddington
(with Ruddington & District Choral Society)
Conductor John Rayfield
Humperdink – Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Bach – Chorale from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers wake)
Vaughn Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Dvorak – Allegretto from Symphony No 8
Prokofiev – Troika from Lieutenant Kije

AUTUMN CONCERT: 19th Nov 2011 – St Marks Church, Woodthorpe
Conductor John Rayfield
Humperdinck – Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Prokofiev – Suite from Lieutenant Kije
Dvorak – Symphony No 8 in G major

SUMMER CONCERT: 16th July 2011 – St John’s Church, Beeston
Conductor John Rayfield
Wagner – Prelude to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Delius – In a Summer Garden
Vaughan Williams – English Folk Song Suite
Beethoven – Symphony No 6 ‘Pastoral’


ITALIAN EVENING: 9th April 2011 – St Pauls Church, Carlton
Conductor John Rayfield
Verdi – Overture The Force of Destiny
Verdi – Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Verdi – Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
Verdi – Brindisi from La Traviata
Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours
Verdi – Triumphal Scene from Aida
Rossini – Stabat Mater


2010

AUTUMN CONCERT: 27th Nov 2010  – St Marks church, Woodthorpe
Conductor John Rayfield
Beethoven – Overture Leonora No 3
Shostakovich – Jazz Suite No 2
Chabrier – Espana
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 6 ‘Pathétique’

 


‘FROM NORTHERN LANDS’ CONCERT: 10th July 2010 – Theatre, Djanogly City Academy
Conductor John Rayfield
MacCunn – Land of the Mountain Flood
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Nielsen – Helios Overture
Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Soloist: Martin Jacoby
Järnefelt – Praeludium

SPRING CONCERT: 20th March 2010 – St Johns church, Beeston
Conductor John Rayfield
Bruckner – Overture in G Minor
Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate Soloist: Abigail Broughton
Dvorak – Holoubek (The Wild Dove)
Brahms – Symphony No 4 in E minor


2009

RUSSIAN NIGHT: 28th Nov 2009  – St Giles church, West Bridgford
Conductor John Rayfield
Glinka – Overture Life for the Tsar
Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave
Khatchaturian – Adagio from Spartacus
Mussorgsky – A Night on the Bare Mountain
Kalinnikov – Symphony No 1 in G minor

SUMMER CONCERT : 27th June 2009 – The Sandfield Centre, Lenton
Conductor John Rayfield
Rossini – Overture The Thieving Magpie
Copland – Suite from Appalachian Spring
Dvorak – Symphony No 7 in D minor

SPRING CONCERT : 14th March 2009 – St Pauls church, Carlton
Conductor John Rayfield
Mozart – Concerto for Horn in E flat; Soloist: Ed Roddy
Elgar – Overture In the South
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 4 in F minor


2008

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: 29th Nov 2008 – St Giles church, West Bridgford
Conductor John Rayfield
E Coates – Dam Busters March
Pietro Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana
J Strauss – Beautiful Blue Danube waltz
H Shore – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Various – Themes from 007
J Williams – Lord of the Rings: The Philosophers Stone
J Williams – Theme from Schindler’s List
Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
E Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
Moross – The Big Country

SUMMER CONCERT: 5th July 2008 – St John the Baptist’s Church, Beeston
Conductor John Rayfield
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Liszt – Les Préludes
Saint-Saëns – Symphony No 3 in C minor ‘Organ Symphony’

SPRING CONCERT: 15th March 2008 – St Paul’s Church, Carlton
Conductor John Rayfield
Borodin – Overture to Prince Igor
Haydn – Piano Concerto in D major
Bruckner – Symphony No 4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’


2007

1st Dec 2007  – St Giles’ Church, West Bridgford
Conductor John Rayfield
Mendelssohn – Overture Ruy Blas
Elgar – Cello Concerto
Grieg – Suite No 1 from Peer Gynt
Schubert – Symphony No 8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’

7th July 2007 – St Paul’s Church, Carlton
Conductor John Rayfield
Mozart – Overture from the Magic Flute
Schumann – Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’

24th March 2007 – St Giles’ Church, West Bridgford
Conductor John Rayfield
Smetana – Vltava
Tchaikovsky – Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Dvorak – Symphony No 6 in D major


2006

2nd Dec 2006 – St Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe
Conductor John Rayfield
Sibelius – Finlandia
Michael Gunn – Eagle Over Aros (first performance)
Clive Pollard – Remembering Children who Suffer in War 1st (performance of revised version in aid of UNICEF)
Brahms – Symphony No 1

1st July 2006 – Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre
Conductor John Rayfield
Beethoven – Overture to Egmont
Adam Morris – Glorious Appearing (first performance)
Katchaturian – Suite from Masquerade
Schumann – Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’

18th March 2006 – St Giles Church, West Bridgford
Conductor John Rayfield
Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate, K165
Tchaikovsky – Theme and Variations from Suite No 3 in G
Sibelius – Symphony No 1


2005

12th November 2005 – St Pauls Church, Carlton
(with Burton Joyce Choral Society)
Mendelssohn – Hymn of Praise
Parry – I was Glad
Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens

16th July 2005 – The Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre
Jaromir Weinberger – Czech Rhapsody (for wind ensemble)
Michael Tippett – Little Music for String Orchestra
James Williams – A Short Suite for Orchestra (World Premier)
Beethoven – Symphony No 5 in C Minor

12th March 2005 -St Giles Church, West Bridgford
Guiseppe Torelli – Concerto in D for Trumpet and Strings
Tchaikovsky – Overture, Romeo et Juliette –
Alexander Borodin – Symphony No.2 in B minor


2004

4th December 2004 – St Giles Church, West Bridgford
Wagner – Prelude to the Mastersingers
Massenet – Le Cid Ballet
Brahms – Symphony No 3

17th July 2004 – Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre
Claire Tomsett – Chimera (world premiere)
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No 3 in C Minor op 37; Canadian soloist Royden Taylor
Dvorak – Symphony No 8 in G Major

27th March 2004 – St Paul’s Church Carlton
Richard Wagner – Overture to the Opera ‘Rienzi’ Gustav Holst – ‘Beni Mora’ Oriental Suite in E Minor
Giacomo Puccini – ‘Messa Di Gloria’ (In conjunction with Burton Joyce Choral Society)


2003

6th December 2003 – St Giles’ West Bridgford
William Boyce – Symphony No 5
Alexander Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia
John Williams – Finale from The Empire Strikes Back
Cesar Franck – Symphony in D Minor

‘Friday Night is Music Night’: Friday 4th July 2003 – Albert Hall Nottingham
(Part of The Nottingham Choral Trust Festival, in conjunction with The Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir & The East of England Singers)
Hamish MacCunn – The Land of the Mountain and Flood
Verdi – Va pensiero
Verdi – Anvil Chorus
Eric Coates – Summer Days Suite
Faure – Pavane
Bizet – Selection from Carmen

29th March 2003 – Djanogly Recital Hall
Neruda – Concerto for Trumpet and Strings; Jason Abbot – Trumpet
Bach – Ricercare from The Musical Offering
Sam Watts – Five Pieces for Orchestra (First Performance)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 5 in E Minor


2002

7th December 2002 at Djanogly Recital Hall
Monteverdi – Music from the operas
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Verdi – Suite from La Traviata
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.4 in A Major (Italian)

13th July 2002 at Djanogly Recital Hall
Rossini – Overture: An Italian Girl in Algiers
Handel – Suite from the Water Music
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (New World)

Sunday 24th March 2002 at Djanogly Recital Hall
Copland – An Outdoor Overture
Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major (Eroica)


2001

Saturday 17th November 2001 – at St Cyprian Church Nottingham
(A Charity Concert in conjunction with Burton Joyce Choral Society)
Handel – Zadok the Priest
Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No.1

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