Concerts 2007/08

Saturday 22 September 7:30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘English String Music’
dedicated to English composers
Richard Laing, conductor
Purcell ~ Abdelazer
Walton ~ Henry V (two pieces)
C Hubert Parry ~ An English Suite
Charles Avison ~ Concerto No.6
Delius ~ Two Aquarelles
Byrd ~ Fantasy Quintet No.1
Elgar ~ Elegy, op.58
John Rutter ~ Suite for Strings

Saturday 20 October 7:30
The Ark, St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘The Enigma String Quartet’
Charlotte Miles and Phillipa Green, violins
Ellen Brookes, viola and Elizabeth Garside, cello
Elgar ~ Chanson de Matin op.15 No.2
Elgar ~ String Quartet in E minor op.38 (2nd mvt)
Elgar ~ Chanson de Nuit op.15 No.1
Elgar ~ Salut d’amour op.12
Elgar ~ ‘Nimrod’ from The Enigma Variations op.36
Mozart ~ String Quartet No.19 in C K465 the ‘Dissonance’
Shostakovich ~ String Quartet No.8 in C minor op.10 ‘In memory of the victims of fascism and war’

Sunday 18 November 3.00
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘Youth Showcase’
Our young players include:
Anya Hancock, violin playing ’Cossack Dance’ by Timothy and Natasha Kraemer
Tom Scarle, violin Violin playing ’Sonata in F, Allegro’ by Handel and ‘Waltz’ by Brahms
Thomas Main, violin playing ’Carolan’s Air’ by Turlough O’Carolan
Charlotte Norrington, piano playing ’Somatine, second movement’ by Maurice Ravel
Tilly Chester, violin playing ’Chanson de Matin’ by Edward Elgar and ‘Presto’ by Haydn
Jessica Douglas, piano playing ’Toccatina’ by Dimitri Kabalevsky and ‘Rumba Toccata’ by Paul Harvey
TMS initiative supporting the young musician. Free entry ~ donations welcome

Saturday 24 November 7:30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Winter Warmer’
with the Midlands Chorale
Mendelssohn ~ How lovely are the Messenger
Berlioz ~ The Shepherds’ Farewell
Torelli ~ Christmas Concerto
JS Bach ~ Music from Cantata 5 of the Christmas Oratorio
Bruckner ~ Virga jesse floruit
Purcell ~ rejoice in the Lord always
Vaughan Williams ~ Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Handel ~ Music from ‘Messiah’
‘Works of Art’ exhibition in The Ark from 6.00pm serving complimentary mulled wine & nibbles to our pre-concert audience

Saturday 16 February 7:30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘European String Music’
Richard Laing, conductor
Mozart ~ Adagio and Fugue
Puccini ~ I Crisantemi
Mendelssohn ~ Octet (replaces advertised String Symphony)
Grieg ~ Holberg Suite
Barber ~ Adagio
Bartok ~ Transylvanian Dances

Saturday 15 March 7:30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘A concert for piano and voice’
an evening of Scandinavian Music
Helen Winter, soprano and Nigel Morley, Piano
with works by
Evard Grieg and Jean Sibelius
Patrons, players and sponsors are invited to the AGM that precedes this concert at 6pm 

Saturday 5 April 7:30
The Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Mozart and the Serenade’
Nigel Morley, conductor and solo piano
Serenade in G ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’
Posthorn Serenade
Concert Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major K382

Thursday 24 April 7:30
Ark, St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘General Knowledge Quiz & Supper Evening’
Keith Woolford, quizmaster
£6.50 each with teams of four, to include light supper and prizes.
Come and join us for our third quiz event. There will be a wine bar available.
Tickets from Marian Barwell 0121 447 7040

Saturday 17 May 7:30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Works for an Octet’
Luan Shaw, octet leader
Beethoven ~ Octet op.103
Mozart ~ Selection from Don Giovanni
Hummel ~ Octet partita in E
Weber ~ Adagio and Rondo
Krommer ~ Octet in E
Howard Blake ~ Serenade for Wind Octet

Sunday 22 June 2:30
Sanders Park, Bromsgrove
The Midland Sinfonia
As part of the ‘Music from the Jubilee Bandstand’ and ‘Bromsgrove Arts Alive’ fun day ~ a free concert