2016/2017 Season

Concert on Saturday 15 October 2016
7.30 pm
Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens' Road, Brentwood CM14 4EX

Mendelssohn      Overture The Hebrides   
Beethoven          Piano Concerto No 5 - the Emperor 
Brahms              Symphony No 2   

Piano                 David Silkoff
Conductor          Bradley Winand
Leader               Charles Clark

Tickets for our concert on Saturday 15 October are on sale now from Wegottickets.  Tickets are £12 on the night (£6 for those aged 18 and under) or £10 (and £6 for those aged 18 or under) if bought in advance (booking fee payable). Online booking closes at 6pm on the day before the concert.


"Music for the New Year" performed by members of the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra. CONCERT SOLD OUT
2.30 pm
Sunday 15 January 2017
Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG

The programme will include music by Sullivan, Bach, Debussy, Borodin, Dvorak, Delibes & lots of Strauss.

Conductor       John Hawkins


Concert on Saturday 11 February 2017 CONCERT NOW SOLD OUT
7.30 pm
Wessex Auditorium, Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 8EE

A concert of stage, film and TV music including:

The Music of Henry Mancini ****
A Summer Place *
Poirot Variants (solo: Susan Moss)
Doppelgänger - Zero-X *
Dr Who *
Overture to Die Fledermaus 
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates **
The Avengers **
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service *
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Valse Berceuse (by Jack Marks – world première)
The Big Country *
Mission Impossible***
Arrangers: * Christopher Moore/ ** David Pickthall/*** Robert Veale/**** Calvin Custer. All others by the composers

Conductor         David Pickthall
Leader              Charles Clark

Tickets are £15 (£6 for those aged 18 and under). Online booking is now open at wegottickets (booking fee payable). Online booking closes at 6pm on the day before the concert. Our previous film music concerts have completely sold out in advance so we would urge you to book early.


Concert on Saturday 20 May 2017
7.30 pm
Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens' Road, Brentwood CM14 4EX

From Impressionism to Mysticism. We welcome back David Todd to conduct an exciting programme of impressionist and mystical masterpieces from the late 19th and early 20th century. Starting with Debussy's impressionist Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, with its flute solos symbolising the awakening of the faun's sensuality (written for the great dancer Nijinsky), we move to Hungary in 1907 for Bartók's Portrait No 1 for violin and orchestra. Subtitled "Perfection", it was an early work, written when he was influenced by Debussy, and dedicated to a young violinist with whom Bartók was desperately in love. English Impressionism from the same year follows with Delius's atmospheric Brigg Fair before we move on a decade to Gustav Holst and his interest in astrology and mysticism and his much-loved suite The Planets. 

Debussy        Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Bartók           Portrait No 1 "Perfection"
Delius            Brigg Fair
Holst             The Planets

Conductor         David Todd
Leader              Charles Clark 


Tickets are £12 on the night (£6 for those aged 18 and under) or £10 (and £6 for those aged 18 or under) if bought in advance (booking fee payable).  Online booking is now open at wegottickets.  Online booking closes at 6pm on the day before the concert. Tickets are also available (without booking fee) for payment in cash from Crown Street Café, Crown Street, Brentwood CM14 4BA and The Shenfield Wine Company, 86 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NB

Preview to next Season:
Concert on Saturday 14 October 2017
7.30 pm

Mozart           Overture to the Marriage of Figaro 
Mozart           Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216  
Mahler           Symphony No 4 in G   

Violin             Lydia Caines
Soprano        Chloë Treharne
Conductor     Bradley Winand
Leader          Charles Clark


Music for the New Year" performed by members of the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
2.30 pm
Sunday 14 January 2018
Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG

Music for the New Year from Egypt to Vienna, with old favourites, the odd surprise and lots of Strauss:

Monkton & Talbot    Overture to The Arcadians
Fauré                       Berceuse & Mi-a-ou from Dolly Suite
Ketelbey                   In a Monastery Garden
Debussy                   The Golliwogg's Cakewalk
Massenet                 Méditation from Thaïs
Rossini                     William Tell Galop
Luigini                      Ballet Egyptien
Strauss jnr                Roses from the South
Strauss jnr                Perpetuum Mobile
Strauss jnr                Blue Danube
Strauss snr               Radetzky March

Conductor       John Hawkins
Leader             Charles Clark

Tickets are on sale now from Brentwood Theatre and online at £12.50 each.  Our previous Music for the New Year concerts have sold out in advance so please don't wait to the last minute to book.