Concerts Archive

Christmas Concert 2016 - Sunday 11th December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Carol 1 : Once in Royal David's City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) : Overture: The Shepherd King
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) : Bona Nox
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) : The Little Shepherd
  • Carol 2 : Unto us a Boy is born
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) : The Golliwog's Cake Walk
  • Arcangelo Corelli (1653 -1713) : Pastorale (Christmas Concerto)
  • Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) : Nimrod
  • Carol 3 : Good Christian Men, rejoice
  • Johann Strauss Jnr (1825 - 1899) : The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975) : Favourites
  • Carol 4 : Good King Wenceslas
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975) : Dance (from the Golden Age ballet)
Summer Concert 2016 - Sunday 12th June at 6.30 pm
Stoke by Nayland : St Mary's Church
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 - 1827) : Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93 - 1st Movement: Allegro
  • Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706) : Canon in D Major
  • Two Summer Rounds:
    • 1. The Cuckoo has come : French Traditional / arr. John Cooper
    • 2. Sing, Nightingale : Dutch Traditional / arr. David Stone
  • Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 - 1827):
    • Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93 - 2nd Movement: Allegretto Scherzando
    • Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93 - 3rd Movement: Tempo di Minuetto
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Danse Macabre - Symphonic Poem / arr. Richard Ling
  • Julius Fučík (1872 - 1916) : Entry of the Gladiators - March / arr. Nigel Wicken
Christmas Concert 2015 - Sunday 13th December at 6.30 pm
United Reformed Church, Market Square, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759) : Royal Fireworks Overture
  • Carol 1 : Deck the Hall
  • Ramin Djawadi (1974 - ) : Game of Thrones
  • Alfred Hollins (1865 - 1942) : Christmas Cradle Song
  • Carol 2 : The Holly and the Ivy
  • Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) : Five Courtly Dances
  • Carol 3 : I Saw Three Ships
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) : Sleepers, Wake!
  • Carol 4 : Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
  • William Walton (1902 - 1983) : Crown Imperial
Summer Concert 2015 - Sunday 14th June at 6.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Boxford (nr Sudbury)
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875) : Carillon
  • Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) : Cleverness (Round)
  • Symphony Themes
  • Henry Litolff (1818 - 1891) : Scherzo
  • Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 - 1827) : Symphony No. 6 (selected Movements)
  • Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) : Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3)
  • Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900) : Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
Christmas Concert 2014 - Sunday 7th December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930) : Capriol Suite (Part 1)
  • Carol 1 : Oh Little Town of Bethleham
  • Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930) : Capriol Suite (Part 2)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) : Ich will den Herrn loben - 3 part Round
  • Carol 2 : Away in a Manger
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) : La Traviata Overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) : 3rd Movement from Symphony VI
  • Carol 3 : Ding, dong merrily on high
  • Theodore Dubois (1837 - 1924) : March of the Three Kings
  • Johann Strauss Jnr (1825 - 1899) : Emperor Waltz
  • Carol 4 : Hark! The Herald Angels sing
  • Carol on a Ground - Trad. Dorset
Summer Concert 2014 - Sunday 8th June at 6.30 pm
Stoke by Nayland : St Mary's Church
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) : Variations on a Rococco Theme / with Guest: Nick Cooper (Cello)
  • Leonard Berstein (1918 -1990) : West Side Story
  • Claude-Michel Schönberg (1944 - ) : Les Misérables
  • Denis King (1939 -) : Galloping Home (from Black Beauty 1974)
  • Pieces by Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) & Eric Coates (1886 - 1957)
Christmas Concert 2013 - Sunday 8th December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • The Hunt (from Autumn) : Vivaldi
  • Symphony No. 40 (1st Movement) : Mozart
  • Carol 1: On Christmas Night
  • Mamma Mia Selection : arr. R Phillippe
  • Clog Dance : L Herold
  • Carol 2: Good King Wenceslas
  • The Second Waltz : Shostakovich
  • Parade : J Cooper
  • Carol 3: Holy Night
  • Rigoletto Melodies : Verdi
  • Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul : G Nordquist
  • Noel : Balfour Gardiner (1877 - 1950)
  • Carol 4: Hark! The Herald Angels sing
  • Gopak : Moussorgsky
Choirs' Festival 2013 - Saturday 5th October at 5 pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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Conductor: James Thomas

Programme
  • Choral Evensong: Commemorating the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth
Summer Concert 2013 - Sunday 2nd June at 6.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Polstead
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Menuet, Trios, and Polonaise (from Brandenburg Concerto No.1) : J.S.Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Hangman At Gallows Hill
  • Overture - Gala Day Op. 118 : Bernard Barrell (1919 - 2005)
  • Porgy and Bess Selection : George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) / Summertime - Oh, I Can't Sit Down - It Ain't Necessarily So - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin
  • Egmont Ouverture Op. 84 : Ludvig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
  • Scheherazade 3rd Movement : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
  • Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 : Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Christmas Concert 2012 - Sunday 9th December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Carol 1: O come, O come, Emmanuel : based on the ancient Advent Antiphons
  • Morning (from Peer Gynt Suite) : Grieg (1843 - 1907)
  • Pleni Sunt Coeli (Canon) : Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring : J.S.Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Carol 2: While Shepherds watched : Winchester Old (1592)
  • Ottone (Overture from the opera) : Handel (1685 -1759) / 1. Maestoso - Allegro; 2. Gavotte; 3. Allegro
  • Moon River : Henry Mancini (1924 - 1994)
  • Carol 3: In the bleak Mid-Winter : Harold Darke (1888 - 1976)
  • Two Preludes : Chopin (1810 - 1849) / 1. Largo; 2. Cantabile
  • Annen Polka, Op.117 : Johann Strauss (1825 - 1899)
  • Noel : Balfour Gardiner (1877 - 1950)
  • Carol 4: Good King Wenceslas : from Piae Cantiones (1582) (Words: 19th century)
  • Carol 5: Rudolph, the red-nosed Reindeer : Johnny Marks (1909-1985)
  • Slavonic Dance : Dvorak (1841 - 1904)
Summer Concert 2012 - Sunday 10th June at 6.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Polstead
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

Soloist: Nick Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Nick Cooper, tonight's soloist, was educated in Ipswich and Colchester and gained his Performance Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in London. For eight years he was a member of the London Symphony Orchestra.

He has performed concertos and given solo recitals at London's South Bank, the Wigmore Hall and - in costume - as a viola gamba player at the Globe Theatre and the National Theatre.

He has also performed abroad, including the USA, Russia, Japan and several European countries.

He has credits as a solo 'cellist' on a number of film scores.

Provisional Programme
  • Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D major : Handel (1685 - 1759) / 1. Pomposo; 2. Air (Allegro); 3 Moderato; 4. Alla Hornpipe
  • Pavane for a dead Infanta : Ravel (1875 - 1937)
  • 'I see the Moon' (Round) : French Traditional
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (1872) : Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921) / Allegro - Allegretto con moto - Tempo Primo
  • Symphony No. 6 - 2nd Movement: Allegro con grazia : Tchaikovsky (1840 -1893)
  • La Calinda (Dance from the opera, Koanga) : Delius (1862 - 1934)
  • Symphonic Reflections : Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948) / Superstar - Evita - King Herod's Song - Memory (from Cats)
  • Dance of the Clowns (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) : Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)