Summer Concert ‘On the Nature of Daylight’ (13th July 2024)

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Published on: May 30, 2024

Summer Concert  – On the Nature of Daylight- a Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra concert on the 13th July 2024 

The concert starts at 7.30 p.m.

The RFODO will be performing at  St. Paul’s Church, Parkend. Gloucestershire. GL15 4HL

 

Bill Anderton:  ‘La Folia’ – a new commission.

Max Richter: On The Nature Of Daylight

Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat Major KV 447 with our soloist Lydia Taylor.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Op. 67

Conductor: Fiona Crawley

Leader: Ros Taunton

 

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

Programme – £1

Retiring collection: Parkend Primary School library fund.

 

Dates to note:

07/09/24 The Planets workshop in St Mary’s Chepstow

30/11/24. Small group at Ross. Similar to last year. More details to follow

14/12/24. Winter concert. Details tbc

Lydia Taylor -Our soloist for the Summer Concert 2024

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Published on: May 30, 2024
Lydia Taylor
Lydia Taylor

 

We are delighted to welcome Lydia Taylor back, joining the RFDO as soloist for our 2024 Summer concert at St. Paul’s Church, Parkend, performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3.

 

Originally from Bridgnorth, Lydia Taylor MEP BMus (Hons) DipABRSM has recently finished studying for a Master’s in Educational Practice at Birmingham City University, receiving a distinction for her practice-based research supervised by the leading music education researcher, Dr Ian Axtell.

She graduated with a first-class degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2019, earning the Agnes Jones memorial Award for Brass.

Lydia won the Linda Mowat Solo Brass Prize in 2018 alongside achieving her ABSRM teaching diploma in French horn. 

She has performed as principal horn with the Royal Welsh Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and the CBSO Youth Orchestra in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. After becoming a Leverhulme Arts Scholar in 2018, Lydia performed with the Royal Welsh Brass Ensemble for HRH King Charles, Women of the World Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and made her TV debut with S4C at Christmas, as part of a brass quintet. In 2019, Lydia played with the Welsh National Opera in their production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. 

 

Lydia is currently Head of Music at John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye, alongside teaching brass privately in Herefordshire.

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: Toucan For Children

Christmas Concert 16th December 2023: Coleford Baptist Church

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Published on: July 10, 2023

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

 

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Important Dates

Saturday 7th September 2024. The Planets by Gustav Holst, 10am St, Mary’s Priory Church, Chepstow. NP16 5HA. Orchestral workshop day. Free for observers throughout the day.

Saturday 14th December 2024. Christmas concert, “Northern Lights”. Music by Sibelius and Rautavaara.

Saturday 26th April 2025. Spring Concert – Newnham Church.

Saturday  12th July 2025. Summer Concert – Parkend Church.

Saturday 13th December 2025. Christmas and Winter Concert – Coleford Baptist Church.

 

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