Information for players

Upcoming concerts are shown below with rehearsal details.

Upcoming concerts

April 2020 Phoenix Singers

Saturday 25 April 2020 at 7:30 pm at St. Edburg's, Bicester
Conductor: Justin Lavender

Sadly, this concert has been postponed.

Vaughan Williams - Toward the Unknown Region
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23, soloist Peter McMullin

Mozart - Mass in C minor

In collaboration with the Phoenix Singers

Feedback from 2019: “What a fantastic concert, the best ever. The singing made the rafters ring, and I actually felt the percussion vibrate through the pews during the Hallelujah Chorus.”

Vaughan Williams: 2122 2200 T piano 12'
Mozart 23 (K488 in A major): 1022 2000 T + piano 30'
Mozart Mass: 1202 2230 T organ 54'

Rehearsals

  • Friday 24 April 7:30-10:00pm: orchestra only
  • Saturday 25 April 2:30-5:30pm (with choir); concert at 7:30

Summer 2020

Sunday 28 June 2020 at 3:45 pm at St. Edburg's, Bicester
Conductor: Chloe Rooke

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, soloists Erik Fauss (viola) and Sydney Mariano (violin)
Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad
Bruch - Symphony No. 3

Beethoven 2222 4230 T - 14'
Mozart K364 (vln/vla) - 0200 2000 - 30'
Butterworth 2332 4231 T hp - 10'
Bruch 2222 4331 T - 32'

Rehearsals:

  • Thursday 4 June 7:30-10pm: complete run through
  • Thursday 11 June 7:30-10pm: strings only
  • Thursday 18 June 7:30-10pm
  • Thursday  25 June 7:30-10pm - Mozart (with soloists)
  • Sunday 28 June 1pm-3pm: rehearsal, then concert at 3:45pm; finished by 6pm

Autumn 2020

Sunday 18 October 2020 at 3:45 pm at St. Edburg's, Bicester
Conductor: Sam Laughton

Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening)
John Williams - Star Wars (Suite for Orchestra)
John Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Alan Menken - Highlights from Beauty and the Beast
John Williams - Theme from Schindler's List
Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Symphonic Suite

Also Sprach all players 2'
Star Wars 3232/4331 timp/4perc/hp/cel 24'
Harry Potter 2232/4331 4perc/hp/cel 7'
Beauty and the Beast strings 2perc/piano 5'
Schindler’s List 3233/3030 perc/hp/cel 5'
Lord of the Rings 3232/4331 timp/3perc 10'

Rehearsals:

  • Thursday 24 September 7:30-10pm: complete run through
  • Thursday 1 October 7:30-10pm: strings only
  • Thursday 8 October 7:30-10pm
  • Thursday 15 October 7:30-10pm
  • Sunday 18 October 1pm-3pm: rehearsal, then concert at 3:45pm; finished by 6pm