Concerts

Concert Calendar

Discover our upcoming and previous concert archive below.

All concerts are performed at St. Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 
unless otherwise stated.

Next Concert

18 July 2022

Coleridge-Taylor: The Bamboula

Elgar: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Hannah McFarlane

Elgar: Enigma Variations


Previous Concerts

28 March 2022

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell 

Sullivan: Overture: ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’

Grieg: Holberg Suite Op. 40

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major Op.90


13 December 2021

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Delius:  On Hearing the First Cuckoo, La Calinda 

Vaughan Williams:  2nd Symphony [London]


30 March 2021

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances (selection)

Brahms: Symphony No.3


16 December 2019

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Johann Strauss Jnr: Overture to Die Fledermaus 

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Soloists: Peter Castle & Justin Ward

Sibelius: Symphony No.2


22 July 2019

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Beethoven: Egmont overture

Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite (Military band version)

Grainger: Irish tune from County Derry (arranged for wind and brass)

Elgar: Serenade for strings

Rachmaninov: Piano concerto No.2
Soloist: Adam Swayne


1 April 2019

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Gabrieli: Sonata Pian’e Forte

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
S
oloist: Lesley Dolman

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique


17 December 2018

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Arnold: Overture Tam O’Shanter

Schumann: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Ben Birtle

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6


16 July 2018

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Rossini: Semiramide Overture

Manuel de Falla: Three-cornered Hat Suite

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition


19 March 2018

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Elgar: Wand of Youth, Suite 1

Mozart: Flute Concerto
Soloist: Jane Pickles

Dvorak: Symphony No.8


11 December 2017

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Brahms: St. Antony Variations

Janacek: Taras Bulba

Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 (Organ)
Organ Soloist: Graham Scott


17 July 2017

Conductor: Martin Henderson

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Elgar: Symphony No.1


3 April 2017

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Verdi: Forza del Destino

Vaughan-Williams: Lark Ascending
Soloist: Anna Tyrrell

Faure: Pelleas et Mellissande

Shostakovich: Symphony No.5


12 December 2016

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Ireland: Piano Concerto
Soloist: Adam Swayne

Bruckner: Symphony No.6


11 July 2016

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Britten: Matinees Musicales & Soirees Musicales

Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3
Soloist: Miles Hewitt

Schumann: Symphony No.3 (Rhenish)


14 March 2016

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Nielsen: Helios Overture

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Grieg: 2 Norwegian Dances

Sibelius: Symphony No.5


14 December 2015

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Jane Gregson

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Lowes: Songs from the Shires

Mahler: Symphony No.4
Guest Singer: Sarah Chadwick


13 July 2015

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Beethoven: Coriolanus Overture

Grieg: Piano Concerto
Soloist: Adam Swayne

Brahms: 3 Hungarian Dances

Dvorak: Symphonic Variations


23 March 2015

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Mendelssohn: Overture Fingal’s Cave

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet

Delius: In a Summer Garden

Saint-Saens: La Jeunesse d’Hercule


8 December 2014

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Stefan Defilet

Sibelius: Finlandia

Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No.3
Soloist: Emma Hannon

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.1 in D Minor Op 13


14 July 2014

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain

Hummel: Oboe Concerto
Soloist: Helen Simpson

Brahms: Symphony No.2


7 April 2014

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Wagner: Parsifal – Good Friday Music

Berlioz: Nuits d’Ete
Soloist: Jenny Bartlett

Smetana: Ma Vlast


16 December 2013

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 “Elvira Madigan”
Soloist: Sam Hanson

Bruckner: Symphony No.0


15 July 2013

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Anna Tyrrell

Elgar: Froissart Overture

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major
Soloist: Julie Gillett-Smith

Schumann: Symphony No.4


18 Mar 2013

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Janacek: Three Lachian Dances

Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite


17 Dec 2012

Conductor: Ian Lowes 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Verdi: Sicilian Vespers

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C
Soloist: Phil Handy

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3


16 July 2012

Conductor: Rui Pinheiro 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1

Elgar: Sea Pictures
Soloist: Jenny Bartlett

Brahms: Symphony No.4


26 March 2012

Conductor: Malcolm Warne Holland

Leader: Caroline Poon

Mozart: Overture The Magic Flute

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act 3

Dvorak: Symphony No.7


12 December 2011

Conductor: Kevin Smith

Leader: Caroline Poon

Tchaikovsky: Francesca Da Rimini

Albinoni: Concerto for Two Oboes
Soloists: Sarah Shore & Clare Cooper

Britten: Matinees Musicales

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite


18 July 2011

Conductor: Kevin Smith

Leader: Caroline Poon

Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain

Copland: Billy-the-Kid

Beethoven: Symphony No.3


7 June 2011

Conductor: Kevin Smith

Leader: Caroline Poon

In conjunction with Dutch orchestra “Nieuwegeins Amateur Symfonie Orkest” – Conductor Hans de Munnik

Johannes Van Bree: Overture to “The Bandit”
Rogier van Otterloo: Soldier of Orange
Strauss: The Blue Danube

Elgar: In the South
Cesar Franck: Symphony


4 April 2011

Conductor: Sheridan Bartlett 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Weber: Overture Der Freischutz

Schubert: Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’

Borodin: Symphony No.2


13 December 2010

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Dan Jenkins: Trombone Concerto
Soloist: Robb Tooley

Dvorak: Symphony No.6


12 July 2010

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso

Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: Sheridan Bartlett

Brahms: Symphony No.1


22 March 2010

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture

Dvorak: The Noon Witch

Giovanni Gabrielli: Sonata Pian’e Forte

Saints-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Soloist: Jennifer Curiel (Violin)

Sibelius: Symphony No.1


14 December 2009

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture

Schumann: Concertstucke for 4 Horns
Soloists: Edward Lockwood, Ruth Spicer, Robert Harris & Kevin Pritchard

Vaughan Williams: London Symphony


28 November 2009

Charity Concert
for BHF 

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader:

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances 3 and 8

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: Peter Turnbull, Principal Trumpet, BSO

Walton: Crown Imperial

Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen

Handel: The arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Dvorak: New World Symphony (4th movement)


6 July 2009

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Mozart: Symphony No.35

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espanol


23 March 2009

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Elgar: In The South

Mozart: Oboe Concerto
Soloist: Edward Kay (Principal Oboe, BSO)

Brahms: Symphony No.3


15 December 2008

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Soloist: Jenny Fellowes with St. Aldhelm’s Symphony Chorus

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2


14 July 2008

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Stefan Defilet

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp
Soloists: Anna Pyne (Principal Flute, BSO) & Eluned Pierce (Principal Harp, BSO)

Shostakovich: Symphony No.5


10 March 2008

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Caroline Poon

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture

Capuzzi: Bass Trombone Concerto
Soloist: Ian Rickwood (Bass Trombone)

Sibelius: Symphony No.2


17 December 2007

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Berlioz: Hungarian March

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Soloist: Stefan Defilet (Violin)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 “Pathetique”


9 July 2007

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Copland: Rodeo

Paul Coles: Violin Concerto
Soloist: Jennifer Curiel (Violin)
****World Premiere Performance****

Dvorak: Symphony no.9 (New World)


26 March 2007

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Verdi: Nabucco Overture

Schubert: Symphony No.8 (Unfinished)

Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 (Organ)
Soloist: Andrew Hill


11 December 2006

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Borodin: Prince Igor Overture

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Soloists: Julie Gillett-Smith (Violin) & Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (Viola)

Brahms: Symphony No.2


17 July 2006

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture

Weber: Concertino
Mendelssohn: Concertstück No.2
Soloists: Kevin Banks (Clarinet) & Michael Huntriss (Clarinet) 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4


3 April 2006

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Calum Cook (BSO Cellist)


12 December 2005

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Walton: Crown Imperial March

Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite

Elgar: 1st Symphony


11 July 2005

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Mozart: 2nd Horn Concerto
Soloist: Ray Slater

Dvorak: 8th Symphony


14 March 2005

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Berlioz: Overture, The Roman Carnival

Elgar: Cello Concerto
Soloist: Tim Walden (Principal Cello, BSO)

Cezar Franck: Symphony in D Minor


13 December 2004

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Rossini: The Italian Girl From Algiers

J.S.Bach: Concerto in D for 2 violins (2nd Movement)
Soloists: Franck Leprince & Peter Banks

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5


12 July 2004

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Rossini: Overture – The Thieving Magpie

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: Sheridan Bartlett

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Schumann: Symphony No.1 (Spring)


22 March 2004

Conductor: Kevin Smith 

Leader: Franck Leprince

Mozart: Overture – The Magic Flute

Mozart: Porgi Amore (from The Marriage of Figaro)
Rossini: Una Voce Poco Fa (from The Barber of Seville)
Soloist: Fiona Oliver-Smith

Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 (Italian)


15 December 2003

Conductor: Ian Lowes

Leader: Franck Leprince

Rossini: Overture – Semiramide

R.Strauss: Serenade

Haydn: Violin Concerto
Soloist: Franck Leprince

Schubert: Symphony No.4 (Tragic)

Rehearsals

Monday – 19:30–21:15

Location

St. Aldhelm’s Church, St. Aldhelm’s Road, Branksome, Poole BH13 6BT

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