Charity no. 1090184.
President: Alan Pegrum


Saturday 8 February 2020
7.30 pm 
St Thomas's Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF
Conductor      Florian Cooper
Cello               Alex Lockyer
Sibelius           Spring Song
Haydn             Cello Concerto in C
Rachmaninov  Symphonic Dances

We are delighted to welcome the young local cellist Alex Lockyer as soloist in Haydn's effervescent concerto. The great cellist Steven Isserlis has written "I have probably played Haydn's C major concerto more than any other concerto; but each time I do I'm still so delighted by Haydn's joy, his freshness, his mastery and perfection. And the jokes still make me laugh."  
The other main work is Rachmaninov's final orchestral work, his Symphonic Dances.  A great orchestral showpiece it is packed with with Russian melodies and lush harmonies.  We are all looking forward to playing it.  
Tickets bought in advance are  £10 for adults and £1 for under 18s. Tickets bought at the door are £12 for adults and £1 for under 18s. Tickets are  available (without booking fee) for payment in cash from The Shenfield Wine Company, 86 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NB.
Online booking (with booking fee) is also open at wegotticketsOnline booking closes at 6pm on the day before the concert. 

There will be free car parking at the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School just down the road from the church in Queens' Road.

We expect the concert to end at about 9.20 pm. 

Saturday 16 May 2020
7.30 pm
St Thomas's Church
St Thomas Road
Essex CM14 4DF
David Pickthall MBE returns to conduct another concert of favourite film music.  More details to follow.

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The Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra is a leading Essex orchestra bringing together professional musicians and experienced amateurs from Brentwood and further afield to perform three main symphony concerts a year in and around Brentwood, Essex.
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