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Sunday 16th July 2017
A Night at the Opera

At Matlock County Hall. A rich programme of opera and ballet music including selections from Le Cid (Massenet), Coppelia (Delibes), Romeo & Juliet (Prokofiev), Overture to La Forza del Destino (Verdi), Nessun Dorma (Puccini) and The Barber of Seville (Rossini).

Soloists Verity Quarmby and Peter Cain receiving gifts at the end of the concert.

Jack Grime thanking Edward Boothroyd at the end of the concert as he steps down from the role of leader after 21 years.

Saturday 3rd June 2017
With Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir

20th Annual Choral Day at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield.
An Informal Concert featuring extracts from Mass in C Minor - Mozart. Conductor: Steven Roberts

Saturday 25th March 2017
Captivating Classics

At The Crossing, Worksop. Including Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Brahms’ Symphony No 2 and
Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, played by distinguished soloist,
and friend to Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Julian Clef.

Sunday 4th December 2016
Winter Concert

Festive Fun at the Winding Wheel, a light-hearted selection of catchy tunes from all corners of the globe plus a goodbye to our outgoing conductor Andrew Hodkinson and a welcome to his replacement Jack Grime.

Saturday 9th July 2016
Summer Concert

Scandinavian Splendour was the theme of our summer concert at County Hall, Matlock. We enjoyed the dramatic themes of Sibelius’ Second Symphony and his renowned Finlandia work and also Norwegian composer, Grieg, in his Peer Gynt Suite, which included In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Sunday 20th March 2016
Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert celebrated English composers and included Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden and his Florida Suite, Walton’s stately Orb & Sceptre march, Arnold’s English Dances and to round it all off, Elgar’s rousing Pomp and Circumstance march.

Sunday 6th December 2015
Winter Concert

Our winter concert was 'A Night to Remember' at The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.
An evening of evocative melodies and toe-tapping dance tunes including the melodic theme from The Mission (Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone); the drama of Prokofiev’s Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet; the mystery of Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite; and the Latin-American vibe of Danzon No. 2 by Márquez, plus the uplifting Chariots of Fire theme and beautiful music from The Lord of the Rings


Saturday 11th July 2015
Summer Concert

at The Crossing, Worksop our Summer concert included Borodin's In the steppes of Central Asia, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2. (Soloist Julian Clef) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4

 

Saturday 21st March 2015
Spring Concert

at County Hall, Matlock our Spring concert included Schubert's Symphony no.8 in B minor (‘Unfinished’), Brahms' St Antoni Variations op 56a, Dvorak's Scherzo from Symphony no.7
Mozart's Rondo from Horn Concerto no.4 and Bizet's Carmen Suite no.1.
The conductor for this concert was George Morton.

Sunday 7 December 2014
December Concert

The December concert was at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield and included Butterworth's Banks of Green Willow, Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Harry Jepson plus film scores and light music.


Sunday 20th July 2014
Summer Concert

At County Hall, Matlock, in the Members' Room we played Schubert's Concert Overture in D 'In the Italian Style' D 589, Brahms' Violin Concerto with soloist Martyn Lewis Jackson and Schumann's Symphony No 3 (“Rhenish”)


Saturday 12th April 2014
Spring Concert

Our Spring concert was at Chesterfield Central Methodist Church and featured Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 1 (featuring soloist Ben Simnett) and Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.

 

Sunday 1st December 2013
The Light Programme

We returned to the Winding Wheel for our ever popular December concert
which featured music for all the family, with a little dusting of Christmas sparkle.

Sunday 17th March 2013
The Members’ Room, County Hall, Matlock
A concert with an English theme:
Ireland – Epic March
Elgar – Cello Concerto in E Minor with soloist Dan Bradley
Parry – Symphony No. 2 in F (Cambridge)

Dan the soloistMarch concert

 

Saturday 9th February 2013
Chesterfield Library
A Programme of short orchestral pieces including:

Vaughan Williams - March "Seventeen Come Sunday"
Schubert - Finale of Symphony no. 5,
Elgar - Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit

Concert Feb 2013

Sunday 2nd December 2012

Programme included Symphony no. 2 by Rachmaninov and other Russian music

7th July 2012

A great concert in Matlock featuring Overture Ruy Blas by Mendelssohn, Little Suite no.2 by Arnold, Orchestral Music from Sigurd Jorsalfar by Grieg and Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor by Tchaikovsky with soloist Beate Toyka.

Summer ConcertSummer Concert

5th June 2012

A Jubilee Concert with Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir.
Including Mozart's Coronation Mass, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem & Pomp and Circumstance

Jubilee concertJubilee concert

 

24th March 2012

The Sea Concert. Pieces with the theme of the sea - The Hebrides Overture  - Mendelssohn,
The Sea – Bridge, Sea Songs – Vaughan Williams, Sea Pictures – Elgar - with mezzo soprano soloist Susie Self,
By The Sleepy Lagoon – Coates, Adagio from Spartacus (Onedin Line) – Khachaturian, The Seafarer – Haydn Wood

The Sea Concert The Sea Concert

 

4th December 2011

A Winter Prom Concert.
Popular Classics and film music including the marches - Pomp and Circumstance no. 1, Crown Imperial, Radetsky, Dambusters and Raiders of the Lost Ark and the beautiful Theme from Schindler’s List and Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission.

Winter Prom ConcertWinter Prom Concert

3rd July 2011

The summer concert in County Hall, Matlock featuring Shostakovich’s Festival Overture,
Bruch’s Violin Concerto with Soloist Cristinel Bacanu and Borodin’s Symphony no. 2.

Cristinel Bacanu with Andrew Cristinel Bacanu taking a bow

 

11th June 2011

Accompanying Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir
in a performance of Handel’s Messiah at their 14th Choral Day.

Accompanying Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir Accompanying Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir

The concert took place in the Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield in aid of Ashgate Hospice.

 

9th April 2011 in Worksop.

The concert included the magnificent Saint-Saens – Symphony no. 3 (The Organ Symphony)
and the world premiere of The Cruel Winter by Richard Fox.

Worksop Concert Worksop Concert

Worksop Concert Worksop Concert

We crossed the border into Nottinghamshire and finally performed the programme that was due to take place in November. This time there was no snow and the concert was a great success. The Crossing is an excellent venue with wonderful acoustics and we were made very welcome. The concert included the magnificent Saint-Saens – Symphony no. 3 (The Organ Symphony) and the world premiere of The Cruel Winter by Richard Fox.
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