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. To know more about the works, please read our programme notes.

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. 

Thunderbirds (Barry Gray)

Mission Impossible (Lalo Schifrin)

Henry V Suite (William Walton)

Schindler's List (John Williams)  

Gabriel's Oboe (Ennio Morricone)

Jurassic Park (John Williams) 

North by Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)

Out of Africa (John Barry) 

Star Trek Suite (Alexander Courage, Dennis McCarthy & Jerry Goldsmith) 

Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone)

ET (John Williams)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Hans Zimmer/Klaus Badelt)

Journey into Darkness (Louis Loze-Carey)

African Waltz (Johnny Dankworth)

Saturday 8 June 2019

3.00pm Afternoon Classics

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 the many talented musicians in the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra.  The programme will be:

Vivaldi - Spring from the Four Seasons

Mozart - Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp 

Copland - Quiet City 

Vivaldi - Largo from Mandolin Concerto in C

Beethoven - Romance in F Op 50

Mozart  - Presto from A Musical Joke

Tickets £8, 18 and under £1. Online booking (with no booking fee) 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 The Shenfield Wine Company, 86 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NB.

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


Saturday 12 October 2019 at St Thomas's Church 

Conductor        Bradley Winand

Violin                Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones

Cello                 Veronica Henderson

Beethoven         Coriolan Overture

Brahms             Concerto for Violin & Cello

Beethoven         Symphony No 3 (Eroica)


Saturday 8 February 2020 with Florian Cooper. Programme to include Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Saturday 16 May 2020 (programme TBC)