Spring Concert (20th April 2024)

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Published on: January 4, 2024

Spring Concert – a Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra concert on the 20th April 2024 

The concert starts at 7.30 p.m.

The RFODO will be performing at  St. Peter’s Church, Newnham-On-Severn. Gloucestershire.


Lili Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps

Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings Op. 20

Aaron Copland: Quiet City for Trumpet, English Horn and strings – Soloists: Anne Holder (English Horn) and Alan Holder (trumpet).

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor. Op. 98

Conductors: Fiona Crawley

Leader: Ros Taunton


Tickets at the door – £10 (free if in full time education and for Ukrainian guests).

Includes programme

Retiring collection: To be confirmed

Christmas Concert 16th December 2023: Coleford Baptist Church

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Winter Wanderings – a Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra concert on the 16th December 2023 

The concert starts at 3 p.m.

The RFODO will be performing at  Coleford’s Baptist Church in Newland Street, Coleford.

A selection of Christmas themed works!

Coleridge-Taylor: Christmas Overture

Tchaikovsky: The 1st movement from Symphony No. 1 – “Winter Daydream”

Delius – Sleigh Ride

Tchaikovsky – Four Movements from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky/Lennon/McCartney – Beatlecracker Suite

Conductors: Fiona Crawley & Caron de Burgh

Leader: Ros Taunton


Tickets at the door – £5 (free if in full time education and for Ukrainian guests.

Includes programme

Retiring collection in aid of Breast Cancer Now


Triple treat on orchestra’s 30th birthday!

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Published on: July 6, 2023

Don’t miss the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra’s celebration of young musical talent at its anniversary concert at Parkend Church on Saturday (July 8) at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door (free for children/students and Ukrainian families).

Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2023 finals at Pittville Pump Room
Winner Isaac Williams on violin
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In the spotlight will be: The world premiere of upcoming Forest composer Ryan Probert’s work The Bears, Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year violinist Isaac Williams performing Saint-Saens and songs from Ukrainian super soprano Nadia Postolatii.

Ryan Probert – Composer
Nadia Postolatii – Singer

Musical director Fiona Crawley has come up with yet another standout programme also featuring Mozart’s much-loved The Magic Flute Overture and Ravel’s Bolero. Co-conductor is Will Sharma.

Sponsors for this special anniversary event include Ernest Heal & Sons Construction Ltd, The Forest of Dean Rotary Club, West Dean Parish Council and The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire Charitable Trust. The retiring collection will benefit Parkend Community Orchard.

Composer Ryan Probert and Musical Director Fiona Crawley
Guest conductor Will Sharma
Musical Director Fiona Crawley


Summer Concert 2023: 30th Anniversary

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Published on: April 27, 2023


Date:  Saturday 8th July  2023

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Parkend. Glocs.


  • Ryan Probert: The Bears – a composition specially commissioned for the orchestra’s 30th anniversary.
  • Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra with our soloist Isaac Williams.
  • Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
  • Gershwin: Summertime with Nadia Postolatii (soprano)
  • Song transcripts by Bernstein: Somewhere
  • Ravel: Bolero

Conductors:  Fiona Crawley and William Sharma

Leader:       Ros Taunton


Tickets:  Adults £10 on the door.

Programme: £2

Free entry to those in full time education.

Complimentary tickets for any Ukranian families.

Refreshments: Will be available

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Important Dates

20th April 2024: Spring Concert, St. Peter’s Church, Newnham-On-Severn

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