Autumn 2015 Family Concert

Sunday 29 November 2015 at 3:45 pm

St. Edburg's Church, Bicester
Conductor: Sam Laughton

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Prokofiev: Troika (from 'Lieutenant Kije: Suite')
Howard Blake: The Snowman (Narrator: Lynn Farleigh)

Dukas: Fanfare pour precedere La Peri
Vivaldi: Winter (from 'The Four Seasons')
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite No. 1

Free admission for children under 16 and snowmen!

  • The children were dancing in the south aisle to the Nutcracker! And there were continual ripples of excitement across the audience during the Snowman.

  • Our aim in these concerts is to excite children into loving the sounds around them and, hopefully, make them want to learn to play those sounds themselves. I think we achieved our aim on Sunday!

    - Janet Puddick
  • Great to see so many people there, it was a brilliant concert - well done to you all. Very inspirational to the kids now they are learning.

  • Thomas is still singing The Snowman..

  • Your concerts are the start of our Christmas.

  • The concert was great. I loved "Waltz of the Flowers", you sounded just like a professional orchestra - lovely balance of brass and strings.


Violin 1: Nancy Taylor (leader), Catherine Gough, Emma Callery, Eleanor Collins, Jen Truslove, Judy Hunter, Rachel Sansome

Violin 2: Jo Sandy-Goodey, Martin Gough, Alison Knowles, Janet Puddick, Jeremy Dickson, Rowan Fitz-Gibbon, Zoe Hudson

Viola: Ann Holloway, Gillian Warson, Jill Elliott, Helen Timms

Cello: Miranda Riccardo, Sandy Mackenzie, Simon Kingsley, Denise Lewin

Double bass: Jane Martin, Chris Seddon

Flute: Tina Gandy, Claire Humphries, Jane Settle

Oboe: Joanna Rhind-Tutt, Bridget Riley

Clarinet: Mark Etherton, Ian Adlington, Celia Bolton-King

Bassoon: Glyn Williams, Lowri Richards

Horn: Martin Priestley, Steve Guard, Dave Settle, Dan Blakey

Trumpet: Edward Paine, Chris Cox, Richard Waring

Trombone: Pat Kenny, Nick Abbott, Paul Coveney

Tuba: Shaun Humphries

Keyboard: Nigel Timms

Harp: Sarah Goss

Timpani: Justin Rhodes

Percussion: Hugh Laughton, Jonathan Lewin