The summer concert in Wymondham Abbey, played to a packed and enthusiastic audience, was a wonderful experience.
The concert was a celebration of 20 years of Andrew Parnell as our Musical Director and of 10 years of Ceri Peterson as our leader.
Sadly, this was Ceri's last concert with us and we are extremely grateful to her for the 10 years of dedication and enthusiasm she has put into her leadership.
The concert opened with Andrew Parnell's Living Stones, which he composed for the 900th anniversary of Wymondham Abbey in 2007.
Juan Gonzalez joined us for the Brahms Violin Concerto and gave a fantastic performance.
The concert ended with a powerful performance of Dvořák's ever popular New World Symphony.
This autumn we will be preparing our programme on an avian theme for the concert, on Saturday 25th November in Wymondham Abbey,
entitled Birds of Myth and Fable. The concert opens with Dvořák's The Wood Dove, an orchestral poem of a tragic story.
This will be followed by Concerto for Birds and Orchestra by the Finnish composer Rautavaara, which includes
recordings of bird song recorded near the Arctic Circle and on the bogs of Liminka in northern Finland.
The final piece will be Stravinsky's Firebird Suite which was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company.
Do come and join us for what promises to be a really exciting concert!