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New Concert Venues

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Next season we will be holding our concerts in new venues while refurbishment work is carried out in New Hall.

We are very much looking forward to performing in two highly regarded local concert venues, both of which will offer our audiences excellent facilities and great acoustics. Each venue is easily accessible for all members of our audience, with on-site parking available.

Thornden Hall The concert on Saturday 14th November 2009 will be held in Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford.

St Swithuns Performing Arts CentreThe concert on Saturday 27th March 2010 will be held in St Swithun’s Performing Arts Centre, Winchester.

See our map for directions to thes venues.

We look forward to welcoming you to these concerts and hope that you will continue to support us.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 22:53

Charity Concert

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Peter and the WolfOur next concert,  on Saturday 9th May 2009 is an afternoon performance of light music in aid of the Winchester Live at Home Scheme, at the United Church, Winchester (see map).

We are delighted to welcome Francis Wells as guest conductor. Francis is well-known to the orchestra, as a long-standing supporter and former musical director.

The programme includes:

Suppé Overture to 'Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien' (Morning Noon and Night in Vienna)
Bruch Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op. 85
Coates Dambusters March
Godfrey Lucy Long, Song with Original Variations for Bassoon & Orchestra
Britten Soirées Musicales (from Rossini), Op. 9
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from 'Solomon'
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Live at HomeWe have again chosen the Winchester Live at Home Scheme as the beneficiary of our charity concert. The aim of this group is to recruit, train and equip volunteers to provide support and friendship to older people in Winchester who still live in their own homes and may have become isolated and lonely for whatever reason. The Winchester scheme was established in July 2000 and now provides a friendship club, an exercise group, a lunch club, one-to-one support, help with shopping and telephone support, as well as a range of outings.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 01:35

Next Concert

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Our next concert will take place on Saturday 21st March 2009, and is an all-Brahms programme:

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2009 20:12

Next Concert

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Our next concert will take place on Saturday 22nd November 2008. The programme is:


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2009 20:13


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Our provisional concert programme for the next two years:

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2009 20:00
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