Spring Concert 2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 at 3:45 pm

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

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 7
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (soloist Emily Sun)
Nielsen: Helios Overture
Smetana: Vltava (from Ma Vlast)
Sibelius: Finlandia

  • Fantastic concert - well played by all. Emily is definitely 'one to watch'.

    - Jane Olds
  • At some point in the first movement, two heads, which had been between me and the soloist, parted so that I caught the movement of her arm and felt a sense of shock to realise that there was a human agency and a physical object at the source of this "out of this world" sound by which I had been carried away. Also, it is about 70 years since I cried at the beauty of a piece of music, (as an emotional teenager!) but when the quiet theme resumed after the more theatrical passage towards the end of the first movement, I really did feel the tears come into my eyes. I shared this with my neighbour and he had experienced exactly the same.


Violin 1: Nancy Taylor (leader), Cathy Gough, Emma Callery, Eleanor Collins, Julie Boulter, Rachel Sansome

Violin 2: Carolyn Davies, Judy Hunter, Jill Elliott, Rowan Fitz-Gibbon, Alison Knowles, Janet Puddick

Viola: Piers Gregson, Gillian Warson, Helen Timms, Zoe Hudson

Cello: Miranda Ricardo, Sandy Mackenzie, Simon Kingsley, Elizabeth Thomas

Double bass: Chris Seddon, Jane Martin

Flute: Tina Gandy, Claire Humphries, Jane Settle

Oboe: Joanna Rhind-Tutt, Bridget Riley

Clarinet: Linda Gregson, Ian Adlington

Bassoon: Glyn Williams, Mike Dowling

Harp: Jenny Hill

Horn: Bob Powell, Claire Stinchcombe, Dave Settle, Dan Blakey

Trumpet: Edward Paine, Laurence May

Trombone: Ross Law, Peter May, Maria Palmer

Tuba: Guy Button

Timpani: Justin Rhodes

Percussion: Hugh Laughton