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PREVIOUS CONCERTS


1974


Saturday 14th December 1974

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat

Franz Schubert

Concert for Clarinet in A, K622
(orig programme had wrong K no.)

W.A. Mozart

Requiem, K626

W.A. Mozart


Soloists:

John Myatt :

Clarinet

Penelope Price Jones :

Soprano

Beryl Foster :

Contralto

Richard Brabrooke :

Tenor

Clifford Parkes :

Bass


Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Stevenage String Orchestra
and Members of Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday October 5th 1974

St. Mary´s Church, Graveley


Programme:

Songs of Springtime
  1) Under the Greenwood Tree
  2) The river god´s song
  3) Spring, the sweetest Spring

E.J.Moeran

Pie Jesu
(from the Requiem)

Gabriel Fauré

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Grieg

The Hills

John Ireland

Silence and Music

R. Vaughan Williams

Clarinet trio No. 1

Beethoven

Old Woman

W. Davis

A tragedy

W. Davis

Three short pieces
  1) Prelude
  2) Pastoral
  3) Burlesque

Ferguson

Lacrymosa

W.A. Mozart

Missa Brevis

Palestrina


Soloists:

Jill Kuipers :

Soprano

Maureen Mallet :

Soprano

Jennifer Lyness :

Piano/Clarinet

Peter Saunders :

Accompanist


Members of Stevenage Music Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Thursday 19th September 1974

All Saints Church, The Oval, Stevenage

The Oval Festival 1974


Programme:

Songs of Springtime
  1) Under the Greenwood Tree
  2) The river god´s song
  3) Spring, the sweetest Spring

E.J.Moeran

Pie Jesu
(from the Requiem)

Gabriel Fauré

Aylesford Pieces

Handel

The Hills

John Ireland

Silence and Music

R. Vaughan Williams

Clarinet trio No. 1

Beethoven

Old Woman

W. Davis

A Tragedy

W. Davis

Prelude in F minor

J.S. Bach

Missa Brevis

Palestrina


Soloists:

Jill Kuipers :

Soprano

Maureen Mallet :

Soprano

Margaret Nunn :

Organ/Accompanist


Members of Stevenage Music Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


22nd June 1974

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

Overture to the Royal Fireworks Suite

G.F. Handel

The Water Music

G.F. Handel

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Anton Bruckner


Soloists:

Gwyneth Annear :

Soprano

Helen Attfield :

Contralto

Ian Caley :

Tenor

John Tomlinson :

Bass


Stevenage Choral Society
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 23rd March 1974

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

Sumer is acumen in

Anon

Magnificat for 12 Voices in 3 Choirs

Gabrieli

Fili Mi Absalon

Heinrich Schütz

3 Equale for Trombone Quartet

Beethoven

Clarinet Quartet

W.A. Mozart

Songs of Springtime
  1) Under the Greenwood Tree
  2) The river god´s song
  3) Spring, the sweetest Spring

Moeran

Matra Pictures

Zoltan Kodaly

The King shall rejoice
The Coronation Anthem

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Robert Davidson :

Bass

John Anderson :

Organ


The Hertfordshire Trombone Quartet
The Granby Players
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield

AUTHOR NOTE: This was an unusal concert as the music for the William Byrd Mass, that was in the publicity material before the concert, did not arrive in time. The Programme was re-jigged as can be read from the review of this concert


1973


Saturday 15th December 1973

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

God save the Queen

Arr. Edward Elgar

A Sea Symphony

R. Vaughan Williams


Soloists:

Gwenyth Annear :

Soprano

Thomas Allen :

Baritone


Stevenage Symphony Orchestra and Choral Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield

The text of the newspaper review of the concert can be found here.


Saturday 30th June 1973

Stevenage College of Further Education


Programme:

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Otto Nicolai

Karelia Suite

Sibelius

Guitar Concert
"Concierto de Aranjuez"

Joaquin Rodrigo

Faust Ballet Music and Choruses
  1) Introduction
  2) Chorus "All Hail, Brightest of days and last!"
  3) Waltz - Allegretto
  4) Adagio
  5) Allegretto
  6) Moderato Maestoso
  7) Chorus - "red or Golden"
  8) Moderato Con Moto
  9) Chorus - "Light as Air"
  10) Allegretto
  11) Allegro Vivo
  12) Chorus - "Fold the Flag my brothers"
      (The Soldiers´ Chorus)

Gounod


Soloists:

Julian Byzantine :

Guitar


Stevenage Symphony Orchestra and Choral Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


1972


Saturday 16th December 1972

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

Messiah

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Sally le Sage :

Soprano

Sarah Walker :

Contralto

Peter Hall :

Tenor

Clifford Parkes :

Bass

Malcolm Holloway :

Trumpet


Stevenage String Orchestra
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield

Text of the review of this concert can be found here.


Friday 7th July 1972

Chells School, Stevenage


Programme:

Highways

Gordon Jacob

Papillons Op. 2

Robert Schumann

Ricercar del Sesto Tuono

Andrea Gabrieli

Canzoni Nos. 11 and 12

Pietro Lappi

Morgen Music

Paul Hindemith

Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 in A minor
  (Rakoczy March)

Franz Litzt

A Cotswold Romance

R. Vaughan Williams


Soloists:

Jill Kuipers :

Soprano

Douglas Marson :

Tenor

David Gosling :

Piano

Malcolm Holloway :

Trumpet

Graham Weeks :

Trumpet

Peter Railton :

Horn

Paul Batson :

Trombone


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 25th March 1972

St. George´s Church, Stevenage


Programme:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor
  ("The Unfinished")

Franz Schubert

Psalmus Hungaricus, Op.13

Zoltan Kodály

Requiem

Fauré

Zadok the Priest

G.F.Handel


Soloists:

Adrian de Peyer :

Tenor

Diane Munson :

Soprano

Robert Davidson :

Baritone

David Gosling :

Accompanist

Margaret Nunn :

Organ

David Dunn :

Harp


Stevenage Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield

The text of the concert review can be found here.


1971


Saturday 18th December 1971

St. Hugh´s Church, The Oval, Stevenage

A 21st Anniversary Season Concert


Programme:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Bach

The Newborn Babe

Buxtehude

Magnificat

Pachelbel

Suite in A minor for recorder and Strings

Telemann

Trysting Place

Brahms

Silent Night

Brahms

Torches

Jouert

Ring out Wild Bells

Fletcher

Serenade in E minor

Elgar

I saw three Ships

John Rutter

Il est ne le Divin Enfant

Arr. John Rutter

Away in Manger

 

Quelle est cette odeur agreeable

French arr. Willcocks

Past Three o´clock

English arr. John Rutter

Roumanian Dances

Bartok


Soloists:

Donald Glover :

Recorder

Margaret Nunn :

Organ


The Orchard Singers
Stevenage String Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 27th March 1971

St. George´s Church

A Grand Concert


This concert was located from information in the 5th Dec 1970 programme. Still to locate an actual programme for full details.

Programme:

Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra

Beethoven

Hymn of Jesus

Gustav Holst

Suite from Henry V

William Walton

The Great Gate at Kiev

Mussorgsky


Soloists:

Richard Muncey :

Violin


Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Stevenage Symphony Choral Society
The Orchard Singers
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


1970


Saturday 5th December 1970

The Music Centre, Six Hills Way, Stevenage


Programme:

Overture: The Thieving Magpie

Gioacchino Rossini

Piano Concerto in A minor

Edvard Grieg

Soirees Musicales Suite

Benjamin Britten

Mass for Four Voices

William Byrd

Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Anton Brückner


Soloists:

Sidney Crooke :

Piano


Orchard Singers
Conductor : Simon Marlow

Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 11th July 1970

The Music Centre, Six Hills Way, Stevenage


Programme:

Overture: The Mastersingers

Wagner

Kingdom of God (First performance)

Gordon Dale

Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev

Divertimento

Alan Ridout

Daniel Jazz

Herbert Chappell

Four Dances from "Facade"

William Walton

Tone Poem : Finlandia

Sibelius


Soloists:

Doris M. Day :

Narrator


Stevenage Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield

The Orchard Singers
Conductor : Simon Marlow


2nd April 1970

Place


Programme:

St. Matthew Passion

Schütz

Jesu, priceless treasure

J.S. Bach


Soloists:

Robert Key :

Tenor

Nicolas Pizey :

Poetry


The Orchard Singers
Conductor : Simon Marlow