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Presteigne Festival Orchestra

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne Broad Street, Powys, Wales

Edward Elgar: Serenade in E minor, Op 20
Tarik O’Regan: Chaâbi
Gabriel Jackson: Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
James Francis Brown: The Heavens and the Heart

Olivia Jageurs, harp
Bath Camerata
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Presteigne Festival Orchestra

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne Broad Street, Powys, Wales

Sarah Frances Jenkins: Trallali, Trallaley, Trallalera
Gerald Finzi: Three Soliloquies from ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’
Tarik O’Regan: ‘Machine’, concerto for soprano saxophone and string orchestra (World premiere)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto in D minor
Julian Philips: Divertissement

Amy Dickson, saxophone
Benjamin Nabarro, violin
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Blaze Ensemble

St Bride’s Church Fleet Street, London, England

Elgar: Serenade in E minor, Op 20
Albinoni: Oboe Concerto D Minor, Op 9 No 2
Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183

Nicholas Ridley, oboe
The Blaze Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

Nova Music Ensemble, Milton Court Concert Hall

Milton Court Concert Hall Milton Court, Silk Street, London

Julian Philips: Looking West (London premiere)

Rebecca Bottone, soprano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, mezzo
Alexander Knox, actor
Nova Music Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra

Assembly Hall Theatre Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (orchestral version)
Philip Le Bas: Yuki-Onna (World Premiere)
Coates: Suite – The Three Elizabeths
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 in D

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

St Albans Choral Society

Marlborough Road Methodist Church Marlborough Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

A Christmas Celebration

Carols for choir, audience and organ including:

William Mathias: Ave Rex, Op 45
Sarah Frances Jenkins: A babe is born (world premiere)

St Albans Choral Society
Richard Harvey, organ
George Vass, conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra

The Grange Academy London Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Brahms: Three Hungarian Dances
Verdi: Prelude to ‘La Traviata’ Act I
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26
Handel/Harty: Water Music Suite
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56b

Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra

The Grange Academy London Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat, D485
Dvorak: Romance for violin and orchestra in F minor, Op 11
Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550

Martin Smith, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

St Albans Choral Society with Orchestra Nova

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire

W A Mozart: Misericordias Domini, K222
Elgar: Serenade in E minor, Op 20
Adrian Williams: The Innocent Fields (world premiere)
W A Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626

Daisy Brown, soprano
Bradley Smith, tenor
Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
Orchestra Nova
George Vass, conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra

The Grange Academy London Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Edward Longstaff: Just one thing (World premiere)
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Sibelius: Three pieces from ‘Kuolema’
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C, Op 21

James Turnbull, oboe
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

St Albans Choral Society

St Saviour’s Church Sandpit Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Cecilia McDowall: Ad lucem – A Canticle of Light
Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light
John Rutter: Requiem

Orchestra Nova Ensemble
Richard Harvey, organ
George Vass, conductor

Presteigne Festival

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street, Powys, LD8 2AF, Wales Broad Street, United Kingdom

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade: Reginald, The Musings of an Edwardian Gentleman
David Matthews: The Sleeping Lord, Op 58

Zoe Drummond, soprano
Christopher Good, narrator
Presteigne Festival Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

Presteigne Festival

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street, Powys, LD8 2AF, Wales Broad Street, United Kingdom

Grace Williams: Sea Sketches
Edward Gregson: Viola Concerto ‘Three Goddesses’ – World premiere
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31
Adrian Williams: The Innocent Fields – World premiere

Rachel Roberts, viola
Mark Wilde, tenor | Alexei Watkins, horn
Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone | The Choir of King’s College, London
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Presteigne Festival

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Broad Street, Powys, LD8 2AF, Wales Broad Street, United Kingdom

David Matthews: Three Birds and a Farewell, Op 118
Electra Perivolaris: Mastiha – World premiere
Roxanna Panufnik: Four World seasons
Sarah Frances Jenkins: The First Swallow – World premiere of orchestral version
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C, Op 48

Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Robert Plane, clarinet
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Blaze Ensemble

St Bride’s Church Fleet Street, London, England

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No 42 in D
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 33 in B flat, K319

Blaze Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra

Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2LU, England Crescent Road, United Kingdom

Ottorino Respighi: The Birds
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73

Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

St Albans Choral Society

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire

George Frederick Handel: Messiah

Elinor Rolfe Johnson, soprano |  Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bowen, tenor | Alexander Ashworth, baritone
Orchestra Nova
George Vass, conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra

The Grange Academy London Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire

E J Moeran: Sinfonietta (1944)
Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

Imogen Whitehead, trumpet
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

St Albans Choral Society

Marlborough Road Methodist Church Marlborough Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Christmas Concert
The programme includes carols for choir and audience with Christmas readings and:
James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
James Francis Brown: Hertfordshire Carols

St Albans Choral Society
Richard Harvey, organ
George Vass, conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra

The Grange Academy London Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Dvořák: Legends, Op 59 Nos 1–4
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op 35
Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op 34 No 14
Bizet: Symphony in C

Emma Roijackers, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor