2018/19 Season

Saturday 13 October 2018
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF

Mozart was the composer whom Tchaikovsky revered.  We start with the overture to Mozart's opera Cosi fan Tutte before playing his joyful Symphony No 29.  For the second half we turn to Tchaikovsky and his final work, his sixth symphony - a work of extreme passions and contrasts.  If you like Tchaikovsky, you will be pleased to know we have more Tchaikovsky in February when we perform his virtuoso and joyfully lyrical violin concerto.

Mozart            Overture to Cosi fan Tutte K588
Mozart            Symphony No 29 K201
Tchaikovsky    Symphony No 6 (the Pathetique)

Conductor     Bradley Winand
Leader          Charles Clark

Saturday 9 February 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF

Conductor      Florian Cooper
Violin              Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones
Leader            Charles Clark

We are delighted to welcome Florian Cooper to our family of conductors and to welcome Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones as violin soloist in an all-Russian concert.  After Mussorgsky's gentle atmospheric depiction of sunrise we will be joined by Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones as soloist in Tchaikovsky's passionately lyrical and joyful virtuoso violin concerto before ending with Shostakovich's intensely moving and life-affirming fifth symphony.

Mussorgsky       Prelude to Khovanschina (Dawn over the Moskva River)
Tchaikovsky       Violin Concerto
Shostakovich     Symphony No 5

Saturday 18 May 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF

Concert of Film Music
Conductor     David Pickthall
Leader           Charles Clark 

David Pickthall returns to introduce and conduct another concert of favourite film music. We currently expect the programme to be:

Dambusters (Eric Coates)
Henry V Suite (William Walton)
Schindler's List (John Williams)  
Gabriel's Oboe (Ennio Morricone)
Henry Mancini medley 
Jurassic Park (John Williams) 
North by Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)
Ladies in Lavender (Nigel Hess) 
Out of Africa (John Barry) 
Star Trek (Jerry Goldsmith)
Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone)
ET (John Williams) 

Saturday 8 June 2019
Afternoon concert
St Thomas's Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF

Conductor        Brian Lynn
Leader             Charles Clark

In an innovation for this season, we are introducing a new format of a concert of a Saturday afternoon concert of about an hour showcasing some of our many talented musicians in a concert of concertos with soloists from the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra.  The programme will include:

Vivaldi - Spring from the Four Seasons
Mozart - Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp 
Copland - Quiet City 
and more


Saturday 12 October 2019 at St Thomas's Church (definite) 

Conductor        Bradley Winand
Violin                Krassimira Juliazkova-Jones
Cello                 Veronica Henderson

Beethoven         Coriolan Overture
Brahms             Concerto for Violin & Cello
Beethoven         Symphony No 3 (Eroica)
Saturday 8 February 2020 (TBC)
Saturday 23 May 2020 (TBC)