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