RFDO’s 25th Anniversary Concert

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Published on: May 10, 2018

The Royal Forest Of Dean Orchestra celebrates 25 years with this concert.

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018     

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: The Forest Theatre, College, Forest Of Dean Campus, Monmouth Road, Berry Hill, Coleford. Gloucestershire GL16 7JT O/S Ref: SO 581125


  • Rach Piano Concerto no. 1
  • Freya Ireland: Commissioned work for the orchestra celebrating the 25th Anniv. -Serpents Of the Dean
  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Orchestral prelude: ‘Rhosymedre’
  • Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 in E minor. Op. 95 B.178  ‘From The New World’


Conductor:  Glyn Oxley

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Soloist: Adam Heron – Glocs. young music of the year 2016, Piano category finalist BBC young musician of the year 2018.

Tickets:  Adults £10/concessions £8 (over 65/unwaged). Free entry to those still at school. Tickets available on the door.

Programmes: £1

Retiring Collection: TBA

Refreshments: Will be available


RFODO Christmas Concert 2nd December 2017

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Published on: September 17, 2017

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2017

Start Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Coleford Baptist Church

  • Rossini: The Thieving Magpie Overture
  • Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
  • Dvorak: A Selection Of The Best Known Slavonic Dances
  • Schumann: Symphony No.4

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Tickets: £8 (concessions £6) on door
Free entry to those still at school.

Programmes: £1
Retiring Collection: Monetary donations for The Forest Foodbank

Refreshments: Will be available

Parking: Parking is free in Coleford in the evenings. The car park next to the Church is likely to be full with orchestra members cars. The roads in the centre of Coleford will be closed during the day and early evening for the Christmas Market and Light  Switch On. Although the advance warning signs say 10.00 -20.00 hours maximum we have been told that the roads should hopefully be open by  about 18.30.

By the way, our next concert will be at Newnham On Severn Church. Keep the date  17th March 2018 in your diaries.

PROMS IN THE PARK (Summer 2017 Concert)

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Published on: May 23, 2017

Date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Venue: Newland Church (Newland. nr. Coleford).

  • Walton: Crown Imperial
  • Bohme: Trumpet Concerto (Soloist – Rory Gordon)
  • Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture – Romeo and Juliet
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
  • Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs.
  • Arne: Rule Britannia
  • Parry: Jerusalem

Conductor: Jane Ching-Ying Chan
Leader:       Ros Taunton

Thankyou to everyone for a great concert. See you at the next one !

Next concert: 2nd December at the Coleford Baptist Church

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Important Dates

16th July 2022: Summer Concert, Parkend Church. Glocs.

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