Concerts 2018/19

The 2018/19 season of concerts and events performed
at St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch

Saturday 3 November 2018 7.30pm
Tchaikovsky Serenade

Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Mozart – Divertimento in D K.136
Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies
Grainger – Molly on the Shore
Walton – Two Pieces from Henry V
Bartok – Romanian Dances
Finzi – Romance

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
(poster download)

Saturday 1 December 2018 7.30pm
Concert by Candlelight

Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp
Holst – St Paul’s Suite
Debussy – Danse Sacre et Danse Profane
Haydn – Symphony No.71

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
with Hefin Flute and Harp Duo
(poster download)

Saturday 16 February 2019 7.30pm
My Funny Valentine – held in The Ark

A selection of jazz standards with a Valentine’s theme including:
y Funny Valentine
Embraceable You
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I’m in the Mood for Love
Someone to Watch Over Me
I’ll See You in My Dreams
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Fly Me to the Moon
and many, many more

Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet
(poster download)

Friday 8 March 2019 7.30pm
Quiz & Supper Evening

Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz.
Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.
£9 pp to include supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.
Booking essential: | tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861
(poster download)

Saturday 6 April 2019 7.30pm
Chamber Classics

Haydn – String Quartet in D Op.64 No.5 ‘The Lark’
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A K581
Schubert – String Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Tedesca TMS resident Quartet
Tom Caldecote, clarinet
(poster download)

(Rescheduled from March 2018 as concert cancelled due to heavy snow.)

Saturday 18 May 2019 7.30pm
The Choice is Yours

Bax – String Quartet in G
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite for String Quartet
plus audience choice!

Astaria String Quartet

Upon arrival you will be given a list of popular classics from which to choose what you would like to hear in the second half.
(poster download)

Sunday 23 June 2019 3pm
12th Young Musicians’ Showcase
Rescheduled from Sunday 24 March 2019

Our annual invitation for young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience.
To discuss contact: or tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861
(poster download)

Saturday 6 July 2019 7.30pm
Bach to the Future

Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Elgar – Serenade for Strings
Bach – Orchestral Suite No.1
Handel – Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.2
Berkeley – Serenade for Strings

– A selection covering three centuries of music.

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
(poster download)
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