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

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

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.

Programme:

  • 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

Spring Concert 2023

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Published on: February 1, 2023

Date:  Saturday 1st April  2023

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Newnham On Severn Church

Programme:

  • Gounod: Petite symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons in E flat major, CG 560
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite (Strings) Op. 40
  • Faure: Pavane. Op. 50
  • Emilie Mayer: Symphony in E major (1853)

Conductors:  Fiona Crawley and William Sharma

Leader:       Ros Taunton

 

Tickets:  Adults £10 on the door, including programme.

Free entry to those in full time education.

Refreshments: Will be available

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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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