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St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

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

Mozart Divertimento in D, K 136
Cecilia McDowall Ave maris stella
Haydn Little Organ Mass in B flat, Hob XXII:7
Mozart Misericordias Domini, K222
Peter Fribbins Three Soliloquies for trumpet and string orchestra
UK premeire
Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV589
Anna Cavaliero soprano, Olivia Warburton mezzo, Heidi Bennett trumpet
St Albans Choral Society, Orchestra Nova, George Vass conductor
https://www.choralsociety.com/concerts

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

St James’s Parish Church, Bushey High Street, Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op 7
Gounod Petite Symphonie
Richard Strauss Suite in B flat, Op 4
Bushey Symphony Orchestra Wind Soloists, George Vass conductor

Presteigne Festival: Powys

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

Adrian Williams Concerto for string orchestra
UK premiere
Britten Les Illuminations, Op 18
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Mathias Divertimento, Op 7
Elizabeth Cragg soprano, Rozenn Le Trionnaire clarinet
Presteigne Festival Orchestra, George Vass conductor
https://presteignefestival.com

Presteigne Festival: Powys

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

Honegger Pastorale d’été
Barber Adagio for string orchestra, Op 11
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Katharsis
Hannah Lash Chaconnes
UK premiere
David Matthews White Nights, Op 26
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
Alice Neary cello, Mathilde Wilwidsky violin
Presteigne Festival Orchestra, George Vass conductor
https://presteignefestival.com

Presteigne Festival: Powys

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

Martin Butler Rondes d’Automne
Deborah Pritchard For Mother Earth
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Hannah Lash Fault Lines – concerto for flute and string orchestra
World premiere of a Presteigne Festival commission
Copland Appalachian Spring – ballet suite
Mathilde Wilwidsky violin, Katherine Bryan flute
Presteigne Festival Orchestra, George Vass conductor
https://presteignefestival.com

Dartford Symphony Orchestra: Kent

Mick Jagger Centre Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent, England

Malcolm Arnold Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op 26
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D, D200
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D, Op 61

Mathilde Milwidsky violin, Dartford Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

Grand Hall, Bushey Academy London Road, Bushey, England

Beethoven Overture: Egmont, Op 84
Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op 77
Gounod Symphony No 2 in E flat

Júlia Pusker violin, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertforshire, AL1 1BY, England

Liz Lane The Story of St Alban
Richard James Harvey  The Martyrs’ Call: A Cantata in Stone
World premiere
John Rutter Gloria

Claire Seaton soprano, Michael Burke baritone, Carl Heap narrator
St Albans High School Junior Chamber Choir, Choir of Alban City School
St Albans Choral Society, Marko Sever organ
Orchestra Nova Brass and Ensemble, George Vass conductor

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

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

A Christmas Celebration
A wide variety of Christmas music, carols and readings
including new works by James Francis Brown, Cecilia McDowall and George Vass

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

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

Grand Hall, Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA, England

J Strauss II Overture: Die Fledermaus
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

Kristiana Ignatjeva cello, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

Blaze Ensemble: London

St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU, England

W A Mozart Andante in C, K315
W A Mozart Divertimento in D, K131

Marielle Way flute, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

Purcell School Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

Saint-Saëns Suite in D, Op 49
W A Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C , Op 21

Chris Hopkins piano, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

Due to a decision by the Purcell School to cancel all external bookings in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this concert has been cancelled

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertforshire, AL1 1BY, England

Richard Blackford Pietà
A joint commission from Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St Albans Choral Society
W A Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626

This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Daisy Brown soprano, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano, Bradley Smith tenor
Felix Kemp baritone, Amy Dickson saxophone
St Albans Abbey Girls’ Choir, St Albans Choral Society
Orchestra Nova, George Vass conductor

Blaze Ensemble: London

St. James’s Church, Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly, London

Elgar Intoduction and Allegro for string orchestra, Op 47
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73

This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Gemma Rosefield cello, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

Bushey Symphony Orchestra: Hertfordshire

Grand Hall, Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA, England

W A Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 ‘Paris’
Arthur Honegger Pastorale d’été, H31
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
E J Moeran Sinfonietta

This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Martin Smith violin, Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Vass conductor

St Albans Choral Society: Hertfordshire

St Saviour’s Church, St Albans, Sandpit Lane, Hertfordshire, AL1 4DF, England Sandpit Lane, United Kingdom

Haydn The Creation

Sophie Edwards soprano, Christopher Bowen tenor, William Pate baritone
St Albans Choral Society, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

Blaze Ensemble: London

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ, England , United Kingdom

Christopher Gunning Spring Winds
Fauré Pavane, Op 50
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Mathilde Milwidsky violin, Blaze Ensemble, George Vass conductor

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra : Kent

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

Arthur Honegger Pastorale d’été, H31
Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9 No 2
John Ireland A Downland Suite: Elegy and Minuet
Joseph Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat 'La Reine'

Helen Pye, oboe
George Vass, conductor

Awakening Shadow

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

Luke Styles & Benjamin Britten: Awakening Shadow
semi-staged performance

Awakening Shadow is a fusion of newly composed scenes by Luke Styles and Britten’s Canticles, for five singers and four instrumentalists

Nova Music Opera
Donna Lennard, soprano
Ralph Thomas Williams, countertenor
Christopher Bowen and Bradley Smith, tenor
Felix Kemp, baritone
Nova Music Ensemble
Richard Williams, director
George Vass, conductor

Part of the 2021 Presteigne Festival