Christmas Concert 16th December 2023

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Published on: July 10, 2023

Forthcoming Date for the diary: 16th December 2023

The RFODO will be performing at  Coleford’s  Baptist Church in Newland Street in its final concert of the year.

A selection of Christmas themed works!

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

The Royal Forest Of Dean Spring Concert 2019

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Published on: February 7, 2019


Date:  Saturday 30th March 2019     

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Newnham Church


  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
  • Delius: On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)


Conductor:  Stefano Boccacci

Leader:       Ros Taunton

Soloist: Chris Gibbons (Clarinettist)

Tickets:  Adults £8/concessions £6. Free entry to those still at school.

Programmes: £1

Retiring Collection: Newnham St Peter’s CofE Primary School

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.

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Important Dates

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

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