Shrewsbury Light Orchestra


Previous Concerts

Saturday 14th October 2017, St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere

North Shropshire Age UK Supporters Group together with St. Mary's Church presented this "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert. Ellesmere College Choral Society, Ellesmere College Chamber Choir and the G and T singers also featured. A substantial sum was raised to be shared by the St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere and Age UK North Shropshire Supporters. The programme included a selection of light music and concluded with favourite Proms pieces. The complete music programme was as follows: -

The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra opened the concert with

The Dambusters March Eric Coates
An Irish Ehapsody Clare Grundman
George Gershwin - A Symphonic Portrait Arr. Bruce Chase

The Ellesmere College Choral Society then followed with

Healing Light Karl Jenkins
The Lord is My Shepherd
Soloist: Seren Devismes (Soprano)
Howard Goodall
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington
Hallelujah Chorus George Frederic Handel

The Orchestra and Choral Society then combined for

A Selection from "My Fair Lady" Lerner and Loewe

After the Interval The Ellesmere College Chamber Choir opened with

If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis
Poor Wayfaring Stranger Traditional
Happy Together The Turtles

The G and T singers then followed with

On My Own Claude Michael Schoenberg
The Blue Bird Charles Villiers Stanford

The Orchestra then closed the Programme with

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Young Persons Guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocock
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Sir Edward Elgar
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Seren Devismes (Soprano)
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
Auld Lang Syne Traditional
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Saturday 7th October 2017, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury,

This was a "Musical Extravaganza" presented by, and to raise funds for The Shropshire Autism Hub. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. The aim of the Shropshire Autism Hub is to lead the provision of autism specific services for adults and their carers in Shropshire. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone) for some songs and Ian Astley (bagpipes) also featured. A substantial Sum was raised to support the Charity and the Programme of Music was as follows:-

The Dambusters March Eric Coates
George Gershwin - A Symphonic Portrait Arr. Bruce Chase
The Bare Necessities
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Terry Gilkyson Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Harold Arden Arr. Warren Barker
 
A Selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Rogers and Hammerstein Arr. W. J. Duthoit
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Theme from "Out of Africa" John Barry Arr. John Mortimer
Young Persons Guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocock
Shrewsbury Fair Paul Neville
Welsh Patrol A.A. Ellis Arr. Peter Road-Night
Suo Gan - A Traditional Welsh Lullaby
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Traditional
 
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists:Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lerner and Loewe
 
An Irish Ehapsody Clare Grundman
Scotland the Brave
Highland Cathedral
We're No Awa Tie Bide Awa
Soloist: Ian Astley (Bagpipes)
Traditional
 
 
 
Crown Imperial William Walton
Encore
Instant Concert
 
H.L. Walters
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Saturday 1th July 2017, The Church of St. Peter, Cound, Shrewsbury,

This was a "Midsummer Concert" of Light music to raise funds for the Church. The Programme of Music was as follows:-

Bandology Eric Osterling
Rosamunde Overture Franze Schubert Arr. Richard L. Weaver
Gold and Silver Waltz Franze Lehar
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed.
Robin Hood Suite
 Movement 2: Maid Marian
 Movement 3: March of the Bowmen
Frederic Curzon
 
 
A Salute to Bob Hope Arr. by Warren Barker
A Selection from "Titanic" James Horner Arr. John Moss
Spirit of Pageantry Percy E. Fletcher
Sanctuary of the Heart Albert W. Ketelbey
Birth of the Blues Ray Henderson Arr. John Edmundson
Dances with Wolves John Barry Arr. Jay Bowcock
Chanson de Matin Edward Elgar Arr. Johan de Meij
A Section from "The Sound of Music" Richard Rodgers Arr. Felton Rapley
Country and Western Harold L. Walters
The Blue and the Gray Clare Grundman
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Saturday 24th June 2017, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury,

This Orchestra has played a "Proms in the Garden" concert many times at this venue and this year to raise funds for the The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shrewsbury and Mytton Village Hall. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone) and the concert raised substantial funds for the charities. The Programme of Music was as follows:-

Bandology Eric Osterling
Second American Folk Rhapsody Clare Grundman
A Section from "The Sound of Music" Richard Rodgers Arr. Felton Rapley
Suo Gan - A Traditional Welsh Lullaby
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Traditional
 
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
La Ci Darem La Mano
Duet: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
A Salute to Bob Hope Arr. by Warren Barker
Sanctuary of the Heart Albert W. Ketelbey
A Selection from "Titanic" James Horner Arr. John Moss
March of the Bowmen from "The Robin Hood Suite" Frederick Curzon
Dances with Wolves John Barry Arr. Jay Bowcock
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 4th March 2017, Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury this was the thirty first "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert that the Orchestra has played for this fund raising group. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone). The concert raised substantial funds for the Severn Hospice and the programme of music was as follows: -

Salute to the Big Apple Arr. Calvin Custer
Second American Folk Rhapsody Clare Grundman
A Selection from "Porgy and Bess" George Gershwin
The Bare Neseccities
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Terry Gilkyson Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
Moon River
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Henry Mancini Arr. John Moss
 
A Selection from "West Side Story"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Leonard Bernstein
 
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Richard Rogers
The Blue and the Gray Clare Grundman
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Phillip Souza
A Tribute to Glenn Miller Arr. H. Glass
The Best of Billy Joel Arr. Chuck Sayer
Country and Western II Arr. H. L. Walters
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Friday 16th December 2016, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group this was a concert of "Light Music at Christmas". It was the fourteenth concert that the Orchestra has played for this Charity and it was one of Christmas Music and some carols:-

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Santa Clause is Coming to Town J.F. Coots and H. Gillespie
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Zelda
Soloist: Eleanor Bedford (Trumpet)
Piano Accompanist: Chris Lewis
Percy Code
 
 
Carol : Hark the Herald Angels Sing Arr. Peter Road-Night
A Canadian Brass Christmas Adapted for Orchestra by Calvin Custer
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
Christmas Pop Sing-a-long J.D. Ployhar
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Troika Serge Prokofieff Arr. Peter Road-Night
Carol : O Come All Ye Faithfull Arr. Peter Road-Night
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 10th December 2016, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary, Condover, Shrewsbury,

This was a concert of light music for the Christmas Festive Season in aid of Church funds. The programme of music was as follows:-

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Santa Clause is Coming to Town J.F. Coots and H. Gillespie
The Snowman Howard Blake
A Canadian Brass Christmas Adapted for Orchestra by Calvin Custer
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
Christmas Pop Sing-a-long J.D. Ployhar
A Yuletide Portrait Jennings
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Troika Serge Prokofieff Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 29th October 2016, The Church of the Holy Spirit, Harlescott, Shrewsbury Shropshire

This was a concert of light music to raise funds for The Ebo Town Community Nursery School, The Gambia, West Africa. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone) for some songs. The programme of music was as follows:-

Marche Militaire Charles Gounod
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Waltz from "The Masquarade Suite" Aram Khachaturian
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello
 
Theme from "Skyfall"
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Adkins and Epworth
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists:Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lerner and Loewe
 
Coronation Scott Vivian Ellis
A selection from "The Phantom of the Opera" Andrew LLoyd Webber Arr. W. Barker
March: The Spirit of Pageantry Percy E. Fletcher
Out of Africa John Barry Arr. John Mortimer
Birdland J. Zawinul Arr. L. Norred
The Birth of the Blues W. H. Handy
LA Ci Darem La Mano
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
A Selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Rodgers and Hammerstein
 
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach
The Hebrides Suite Clare Grundman
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 Edward Elgar Arr. Henk van Lijnschooten
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Saturday 8th October 2016, Ellesmere Town Hall, Ellesmere, Shropshire

This was a concert of light music on the theme of "The Last Night of the Proms" to raise money for The Ellesmere Community Care League of Friends. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone) for some songs and leading the community singing. The programme of music was as follows :-

Marche Militaire Charles Gounod
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Waltz from "The Masquarade Suite" Aram Khachaturian
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello
 
Theme from "Skyfall"
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Adkins and Epworth
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists:Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lerner and Loewe
 
Coronation Scott Vivian Ellis
A selection from "The Phantom of the Opera" Andrew LLoyd Webber Arr. W. Barker
March: The Spirit of Pageantry Percy E. Fletcher
Out of Africa John Barry Arr. John Mortimer
A selection from "Oliver" Lionel Bart
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 9th July 2016, Church of St. Peter, Cound, Shrewsbury,

This was a concert of "Music Through the Ages" to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of St. Peter's Church, Cound. All money raised was for the Church. The programme of music was as follows :-

Agincourt Hymn
Soloist: Adrian Cleaton (Church Organist)
John Dunstable Edited by Edward Power Biggs
Renaissance Suite Tielman Susato Arr. Jim Curnow
Greensleeves Rhapsody Arr. John Edmundson
Pachabel's Canon Arr. Philip Gordon
Sheep May Safely Graze J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed
Music for The Royal Fireworks
Movement 1: Overture
Movement II: Alla Siciliana
Movement IV: Menuetto
George Frideric Handel Arr. Hamilton Harty
 
 
 
Menuetto from Symphony No. 94 "The Surprise" Franz Josef Haydn
Carmen Suite Georges Bizet Arr. Jack Bullock
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 Edward Elgar Arr. Henk van Lijnschooten
Sea Songs March Ralph Vaughan Williams Arr. Robert Longfield
In a Monestery Garden Albert W. Ketelbey
Leroy Anderson Favorites Arr. Calvin Custer
The Dambusters March Eric Coates
Coronation Scott Vivian Ellis
Memory Andrew LLoyd Webber Arr. F.D.Cofield
Young Person's Guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocook
Skyfall A. Adkins and P. Epworth Arr. Jay Bocock
Toccata in D Minor J.S. Bach Arr. R. Farr and K. Lamb
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Saturday 25th June 2016, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury,

This Orchestra has played a "Proms in the Garden" concert many times at this venue and this year to raise funds for the The Lingen Davies (ACTION) Appeal, Shrewsbury and Mytton Village Hall The Orchestra was joined by Susan Gough(Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone) and the concewrt raised substantial funds for the charities. The Programme of Music was as follows:-

March: State Occasion Robert Farnon
Leroy Anderson Favorites Arr. by Calvin Custer
Young Person's Guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocook
The Laughing Song from "Die Fledermaus"
Soloist: Susan Gough (Soprano)
J. Strauss Trans. Peter Road-Night
 
As Time Goes By
Soloist Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Herman Huffield Arr. Warren Barker
 
A Selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Rogers and Hammerstein Arr. W. J. Duthoit
 
Choral and Rockout Ted Huggens
A selection of music by George Gershwin Arr. by Bruce Chase
March: Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
In a Monastery Garden Albert W. Ketelbey
Andrew LLoyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 5th March 2016, Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury this was the thirtyeth "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert that the Orchestra has played for this fund raising group. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone), and by Pipers Izzy MacLachlan and Stuart Altman. The concert raised substantial funds for the Severn Hospice and the programme of music was as follows: -

Curtain Up! Arr. Bob Krogstad
Air Force One Jerry Goldsmith Arr. John Moss
Theme from Schindler's List
Soloist: Sheila Thompson (Violin)
John Williams Arr. Calvin Custer,
 
As Time Goes By
Soloist Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Herman Huffield Arr. Warren Barker
 
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Harold Arden Arr. Warren Barker
 
Selection from "The King and I"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Richard Rogers Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
 
Inchon Robert W. Smith
Selection from "Me and My Girl"
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Noel Gay Arr. Trevor L. Sharp
 
Sea Songs March Ralph Vaughan Williams
Nimrod Edward Elgar Arr. Moerenhout
Marching Round London Arr. Terry Creswick
Highland Cathedral
Scotland the Brave
Soloists: Izzy MacLachlan and Stuart Altman (Bagpipes)
Traditional
 
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Friday 18th December 2015, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group, "A Concert of Light Music at Christmas" was the thirteenth concert that the orchestra has played for this charity; it was one of Christmas Music. Included in the programme was a solo from Andrew Farrow (trumpet) accompanied by Georgie Bumpus (piano). The concert raised a substantial sum of money for The Breathing Club. The programme of music was as follows :-

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Troika Serge Prokofieff Arr. Peter Road-Night
Concertino for Trumpet
Soloist: Andrew Farrow   Piano Accompanist: Georgie Bumpus
Erik Larsson
 
Carol : O Come All Ye Faithfull Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Around The world Arr. J.D. Ployhar
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Carol : Hark the Herald Angels Sing Arr. Peter Road-Night
A Christmas Dance Party Arr. Michel Carros
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Sunday 6thDecember ber 2015, St Michael's Church, Madeley, Telford. Shropshire

Presented by the local Guide Dogs Association this was a concert for the "Guide Dogs Christmas Celebration". The concert raised over £1000 for The Guide Dog's Association to help train more guide dogs and also for St. Michael's Church. The Orchestra was joined by a choir, drawn from across the county, for some songs and carols and leading the community singing. The programme of music was as follows :-

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
A Christmas Overture Nigel Hess
Carol: Once in Royal David's City
With the Choir
Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Jingle Bells
With the choir
Arr. James. D Ployhar
 
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Troika Serge Prokofieff Arr. Peter Road-Night
Carols:
O Little Town of Bethleham
Whilst Shepherds Watched
With the choir

 Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
 
Christmas Around The world Arr. J.D. Ployhar
Carol : Ding Dong Merrily on High
With the Choir
Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
The Shepherds Farewell
With the choir
Hector Berlioz Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Carol : O Come All Ye Faithfull Arr. Peter Road-Night
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
White Christmas Irving Berlin
A Christmas Dance Party Arr. Michel Carros
Carol : Hark the Herald Angels Sing Arr. Peter Road-Night
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 17th October 2015, All Saints Church, Baschurch, Shropshire

This was a "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert to raise funds for the church. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone) for some songs and leading the community singing. The programme of music was as follows:-

State Occasion Robert Farnon
Light Cavalry Overture Franz von Suppe
Bal Masque (from Parisian Sketches No 2.) Percy E. Fletcher
Ombria Mai Fu
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
George Frideric Handel Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
A Selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Rogers and Hammerstein Arr. W. J. Duthoit
 
A Folk Dance Rondo Maurice Doe (Orchestrated by Harold Perry)
The Blue and The Gray Clare Grundman
Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. A. Reed/Peter Road-Night
A selection of music by George Gershwin Arr. by B. Chase
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 4th July 2015, The Church of St. Mary and St. Chad, Brewood, Staffordshire

This concert was a joint one with, and at the invitation of, The Brewood Singers featuring music from stage and screen. A raffle was held during the Interval and all proceeds were donated to Fisher House, "A home away from home" for military patients and their families, on the site of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The programme of music was as follows:-

The Brewood Singers opened the concert with the following :-

Show Theme: And All That Jazz John Kander Arr. Kirby Shaw
Disney Filsm Theme: Colors Of The Wind Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz Arr: Mac Huff
Show Theme: The Way You Look Tonight Jerome Kern
Film Selection: Medley from Forest Gump Arr. Alan Billingsley
Disney Film Theme: God Help The Outcasts Alan Menken Stephen Schwartz Arr. Audrey Snyder

The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra then played

Film March: The Dambusters Eric Coates
Selection from the Musicals: Andrew LLoyd Webber Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
 
Film Theme: Out Of Africa John Barry
Show Selection: Oliver Lionel Bart

Interval

Film Music: Air Force One Jerry Goldsmith Arr. J. Moss
TV Theme: Downton Abbey - The Suite John Lunn Arr. Douglas E Wagner
Show Selection: Cabaret Fred Ebb & John Kander Arr. Ted Parson

The Brewood Singers then continued with

Universal Film Theme: Somewhere Out There Horner, Mann, Weil Arr. Chinn
Special Category: The Seal Lullaby Eric Whitacre
Film Theme: The Rose Amanda McBroom Arr. David S. Brookes
Show Theme: Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin Arr. Kirby Shaw

The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and The Brewood Singers joined together for The Finale

Show Selection: "My Fair Lady" Alan J. Lerner and Frederic Loewe
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Saturday 27th June 2015, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury

This was the eighth outdoor "Proms in the Garden" that the Orchestra has played at Mytton Cottage. On each occaision substantial funds have been raised to support The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. and Mytton Village Hall. The orchestra was joined by Susan Gough (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone) for some songs and leading the community singing. For once the weather was kind and a warm evening, without rain, was enjoyed by all. The programme of music was as follows :-

The Dambusters March Eric Coates
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Air Force One Jerry Goldsmith Arr. J. Moss
Voi Che Sapete
Soloist: Susan Gough (soprano).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
The Bare Necessities
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Terry Gilkyson Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
We'll Gather Lilacs
with Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Ivor Novello Arr. P. Road-Night
 
Toy Story Randy Newman
A selection from "Miss Saigon" Claude-Michel Schönberg
Radetzky March Johann Strauss Arr. Alfred Reed
A selection from the musical "Oliver" Lionel Bart
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 7th March 2015, Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury this was the twenty nineth "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert that the Orchestra has played for this fund raising group. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone), and The Bugle Platoon of The Shropshire Army Cadet Force (by Kind Permission of Colonel M D Coulon TD), County Commandant, Shropshire Army Cadet Force.) The concert raised substantial funds for the Severn Hospice and the programme of music was as follows: -

Folk Songs from Somerset
from The English Folk Song Suite
Ralph Vaughan-Williams
 
The Grenadiers Waltz Emile Waldteufel
Plymouth Hoe - A Nautical Overture John Ansell
Ombria Mai Fu
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
George Frideric Handel Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Ivor Novello Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
La Ci Darem La Mano
Duet: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Arr. Peter Road-Night
Downton Abbey - The Suite John Lunn Arr. Douglas E Wagner
Out of Africa John Barry Arr. John Mortimer
A Selection from the show "Cabaret" Fred Ebb & John Kander Arr. Ted Parson
The Circus On Parade from "Jumbo" Richard Rodgers Arr. Anthony F. Jones
Pirates of The Caribbean - a medley Klaus Badelt iArr. Ted Ricketts
The Swing March
High on a Hill
The Day Thou Gavest
Sunset
Mechanised Infantry March
Soloists: The Bugle Platoon, The Shropshire Army Cadet Force
Henry Mancini Arr John Warrington
Moorhouse, Rees and Bradley
Arr. Peter Road-Night
Arr. Green
McBain
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Friday 19th December 2014, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group, "A Concert of Light Music at Christmas" was the twelth concert that the orchestra has played for this charity; it was one of Christmas Music. There were contributions from Matilada Dugdale (soprano). The concert raised a substantial sum of money for The Breathing Club. The programme of music was as follows :-

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
A Yuletide Portrait Jennings
Christmas Pop Sing-a-long J.D. Ployhar
A Canadian Brass Christmas Adapted for Orchestra by Calvin Custer
The Little Road to Bethlehem
Soloist : Matilda Dugdale (Soprano)
Music by Michael Head, Words by Margaret Rose
 
Carol : Ding Dong Merrily on High Arr. Peter Road-Night
A Christmas Overture Nigel Hess
Troika Sergei Prokofiev
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Wassail March R.B. Bashford
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Pie Jesu
Soloist : Matilda Dugdale with Piano accompaniment
Gabriel Faure
 
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Silent Night Music by Franz Xavier Gruber, Words by Joseph Mohr Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 6th December 2014, St. Chad's Church, Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury.

Presented by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association "A Christmas Celebration for Guide Dogs" was the second concert the Orchestra has played to raise funds for this organization. The concert was a combination of Christmas Light Music and carols and the Orchestra was joined by two choirs, one being a childrens choir. who lead the community singing of carols and also had some solos with the Orchestra The concert raised a substantial sum of money to help train more Guide Dogs and the programme of music was as follows:

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
Carol : Once in Royal David's City Arr. Peter Road-Night
Jingle Bells Arr. James. D Ployhar
A Canadian Brass Christmas Adapted for Orchestra by Calvin Custer
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Carol : O Little Town of Bethlehem Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol : Ding Dong Merrily on High Arr. Peter Road-Night
A Christmas Overture Nigel Hess
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Carol : Away in a Manger
Soloists: The Children's Choir
Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Carol : O Come All Ye Faithfull Arr. Peter Road-Night
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
White Christmas Irving Berlin
O Holy Night
Soloists: The Choirs
Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Carol : Hark the Herald Angels Sing Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
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Saturday 28th June 2014, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury

This was the seventh outdoor "Proms in the Garden" that the Orchestra has played at Mytton Cottage. On each occaision substantial funds have been raised to support The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. and Mytton Village Hall. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone) for some songs and leading the community singing. Despite a wet morning and afternoon, and a shower early evening the concert went ahead, with a slight delay of starting time and the programme of music was as follows :-

March - Military Songs of the British Isles James D. Ployhar
Fandango Frank Perkins
Sailing By Ronald Binge
Concert Suite from the film "Dances With Wolves" John Barry
Suo Gan - A Welsh Lullaby
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Anon.
 
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone>
Ivor Novello
 
A selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lerner and Loewe
 
In a Monastery Garden Albert W. Ketelbey
Cranberry Corners USA John Klein
A Salute to the Big Bands Arr. Calvin Custer
Soundtrack Superhits Arr. Larry Norred
The Armed Services Marches :
  The Army - "Soldiers of the Queen"
  The Royal Navy - "Heart of Oak"
  The Royal Air Force - "Regimental March Past"
 
Leslie Stuart Arr. D.E.Pryce
William Boyce
Walford Davies
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 8th March 2014, Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury this was the twenty eigth "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert that the Orchestra has played for this fund raising group. The Orchestra was joined by Rebecca Grace (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone). The concert raised substantial funds for the Severn Hospice and the programme of music was as follows: -

Red Square Review Denis Rycoth
The Arcadians Overture Lionel Monkton Arr. Arthur Wood
Emperor Waltzes Johann Strauss
Toreador Song from "Carmen"
Soloist Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Georges Bizet
 
You Raise Me Up
Soloist Rebecca Grace (Soprano)
G. Graham and R. Lovland Arr. John Wasson
 
A selection from "South Pacific"
Soloists Rebecca Grace and Andrew Murray
Rogers and Hammerstein Arr. Felton Rapley
 
French Festival Glen Osser
Big Bands in Concert Arr. Bob Lowden
Where No Man Has Gone Before Arr. Paul Jennings
Military Songs of the British Isles James D Ployhar
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
The Water is Wide/Leaving Liverpool Arr. Hugh Richards
Glow-Worm Idyll Paul Lincke
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Rebecca Grace and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Rebecca Grace
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Sunday 15th December 2013, The Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Presented by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association "A Christmas Celebration for Guide Dogs" was a combination of traditional carols and readings together with a variety of Christmas Light Music. The concert raised a substantial sum of money to help train more Guide Dogs. The programme of music was as follows: -

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Carol : Hark the Herald Angels Sing Arr. Peter Road-Night
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Carol : Silent Night Arr. Jane Annette
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Carol : Once in Royal David's City Arr. Peter Road-Night
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Carol : O Little Town of Bethlehem Arr. Peter Road-Night
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Carol : Away in a Manger Arr. Peter Road-Night
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
Carol : While Shepherds Watched Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol : As With Gladness Arr. Peter Road-Night
Carol : O Come All Ye Faithfull Arr. Peter Road-Night
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Friday 6th December 2013, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group, "A Concert of Light Music at Christmas" was the eleventh concert that the orchestra has played for this charity; it was one of Christmas Music. There were to have been contributions from soloists Paul Wood (percussionist) and Jess Abrahams (soprano) but both were indisposed. The concert raised over £500 for The Breathing Club. The programme of music was as follows :-

Christmas Around The world Arr. J.D. Ployhar
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Soloist: Peter Road-Knight (Baritone)
Peter Hand
It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
All You Want for Christmas Arr. Peter Kleine Schaars
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
A Christmas Dance Party Arr. Michel Carros
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
A Can-Can Christmas Arr. Larry Clark
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 6th July 2013, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury

This was the fifth visit of the Orchestra to Mytton Cottage for a "Proms in the Garden" concert. The evening was sunny and warm, in contrast to previous visits when the weather had been somewhat different, and a large sum was raised for the two Charities, Mytton Village Hall and The Severn Hospice. The Orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Matthew Tong (Baritone) and the programme of music included the following: -

Capital City - A Concert March Cecil Karrick
Leroy Anderson Favourites Arr. Calvin Custer
Nights of Gladness - A Waltz Charles Ancliffe Arr. Adolf Lotter
Stars from "Les Miserables"
Soloist: Matthew Tong (Baritone)
Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzner
 
Miller Serenade
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Glenn Miller Arr. Geoff Baldwin
 
A Selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists Jessica Johnson and Matthew Tong
Rogers and Hammerstein Arr. W. J. Duthoit
 
Pachelbel's Canon J. Pachelbel Arr. Philip Gorden
Scarborough Fair Arr. Frederick Muller
The Dambusters March Eric Coates Arr. W.J. Duthoit
English Suite Clare Grundman
Burt Bacharach Medley Arr. Richard Ling
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Matthew Tong
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Sunday 30th June 2013, Aberystwyth Bandstand, The Promenade, Aberystwyth.

This was a "Summer Day Out" for the Orchestra, playing to the delighted crowds of holiday makers stopping to listen on The Promenade on Sunday morning and afternoon. The programme of music included the following: -

Capital City- A Concert March Cecil Karrick
Atlantic Avenue James A. Hosay
Nights of Gladness - A Waltz Charles Ancliffe Arr. Adolf Lotter
Sinatra in Concert Arr. Jerry Nowak
Pachelbel's Canon Arr. P. Gorden
Andrew LLoyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
The Dambusters March Eric Coates Arr.W.J. Dutoit
English Suite Clare Grundman
Burt Bacharach Medley Arr. Richard Ling
Scarborough Fair Arr. Frederick Muller
Leroy Anderson Favourites Arr. Calvin Custer
The "Liberty" Bell - March John Phillip Sousa Arr. Aubrey Winter
A Welsh Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Instant Concert H. L. Walters
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Saturday 9th March 2013, Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury.

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group this was the twenty seventh concert that the Orchestra has played to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. As always for this concert it was a "Last Night of the Proms" theme and the Orchestra was joined by singers Iuno Connolly (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone) and by Buglers from The Band and Buglers of The Rifles. The concert raised substantial funds for the Hospice and the Programme of music was as follows: -

The Horse Guards, Whitehall. (from London Landmarks Suite) Haydn Wood
A selection from Gilbert and Sullivan Sir Arthur Sullivan Arr. Ted Ricketts
Waltz No. 2 (from Jazz Suite No. 2) Dmitri Shostakovich
Stars from "Les Miserables"
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzner
 
Allelula from "Exultate Jubilate"
Soloist: Iuno Connolly (Soprano)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
A selection from "Oklahoma"
Soloists: Iuno Connolly and Andrew Murray
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
 
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar Arr. Bob Cerulli.
Selection from "Beauty and the Beast" Alan Menken Arr. Ted Parson
Music from The Royal Fireworks:
Alla Siciliana and Menuetto
George Frideric Handel
 
Men of Harlech Arr. Robert Farnon
A Welsh Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Welsh Hymnfest Arr. M.D. Williams
Sember et Meuse
High on a Hill
The Day Though Gavest
Sunset
Soloists: Buglers from The Band and Buglers of The Rifles
Rauski-Hautvast
Moorhouse, Rees and Bradley
Arr. Peter Road-Night
A.C. Green
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Iuno Connolly and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Iuno Connolly
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Iuno Connolly and Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Friday 7th December 2012, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group, "A Concert of Christmas Music" was the tenth time that the Orchestra played for this Charity. It was a concert of mostly Christmas Music and there were also contributions from young players/singers, Tom Wood - oboe and Jess Abrahams - soprano. The concert raised almost £700 for the Breating Club. The Programme of music was as follows: -

Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Ave Maria
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Ghost, Dench and Riddick
 
Champion's Theme
Soloist:Tom Wood (Oboe)
Afanisieff
 
Canadian Brass Christmas
 
Arr. by Luther Henderson
Orchestrated by Calvin Custer
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Let it be
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Lennon-McCartney
 
Angel Song
Soloist:Tom Wood (Oboe)
Ian Macpherson
 
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 1st December, 2012. Ellesmere College Big School Hall, Ellesmere

Presented by the North Shropshire Support Group of Age UK this was a Christmas concert to raise funds to support the eight Day Care Centres in North Shropshire. The Gs&Ts singing group (six ladies singing A cappella) also performed. The programme of music was as follows :-

The Orchestra opened the programme with the following pieces

Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards

The G's & T's then sang a selection of songs

Siyahamba South African Hymn
Though Philomela Lost her Love Morley
The Silver Swan Gibbons
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Sterling & von Tilzer
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue Henderson, Lewis & Young
Over The Rainbow Arlen & Harburg Arr. Robinson<.td>

The Orchestra continued the first half of the programme with the following

Canadian Brass Christmas
 
Arr. by Luther Henderson
Orchestrated by Calvin Custer
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow

The G's&T's opened the second half of the programme with another selection of songs

Rocking Czech Hymn Arr. David Willcocks
Away in a Manger Kirkpatrick Arr. David Willcocks
Lift Thine Eyes Mendelssohn
Falling in Love Again Hollaender
Blue Moon Rodgers and Hart Arr. Stannard and Hunt
The Windmills of your Mind Bergmann and Legrand
Goodnight Sweetheart Carter Arr. Hudson and Sund

The Orchestra then completed the concert with the following

Wassail March R.B. Bashford
An English Christmas - A Festival of Carols Philip Sparke
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam Arr. Frank Bernaerts
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 13th October, 2012. The Grove School, Market Drayton

"Music in The Grove" was a concert shared with The Fauls Singers and the Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir and raised funds for GREENFIELDS AFRICA. The Orchestra's part of the concert included a selection of light music and the complete programme of music was as follows :-

The Fauls Singers started the programme with :-

Razzle Dazzle John Kinder/Fred Ebb Arr. Ed Lojeski
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? Elton John/Tim Rice Arr. Keith Chrisopher
I Am a Small Part of the World Sally Albrecht/Jay Althouse
This is the Moment Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse

The Orchestra then played

A March - Combermere Geoff Baldwin
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. A. Reed/Peter Road-Night
Air Force One Jerry Goldsmith Arr. J. Moss

The Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir then sang :-

African Prayer Enoch Sontonga Arr. Eric Jones
Bring him Home Schonberg/Kretzmer/Boubill Arr. Leavitt
Sound of Silence Paul Simon Arr. Gwyn Arch
Two Little Boys Morse/ Maddee Arr. Goff Richards

The Second half of the Programme began with The Fauls Singers:-

Andrew LLoyd Webber in Concert Arr. Ed Lojeski

This was followed by The Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir singing :-

You Raise Me Up Graham & Loveland Arr. Emerson
Back to the 60s Arr. Alan Simmons

The Orchestra then followed with

English Suite Clare Grundman
A selection of Leroy Anderson Favourites Arr. Calvin Custer
Instant Concert H.L. Walters

The Orchestra and both Choirs came together to end the concert with
Jerusalem C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 

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Saturday 22th September, 2012. All Saints Church, Baschurch,

This concert had a "Last Night of the Proms" theme and the orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson, soprano for some songs and leading the community singing. All proceeds were for the Church and the programme of music was as follows:.

A March - Horns-a-Plenty Leonard B Smith
Air Force One Jerry Goldsmith
Waltz - Nights of Gladness Charles Ancliffe Arr. Adolf Lotter
Linden Lea
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (soprano)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Arr John W Stout
 
Wherever You Are
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (soprano)
Paul Mealor
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Horse and Buggy Leroy Anderson
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Peter Road-Night
Instant Concert H.L. Walters
English Suite Clare Grundman
Pachelbel's Canon Arr. P. Gordon
Burt Bacharach Medley Arr. Richard Ling
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 

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Saturday 7th July 2012. Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury

This "Proms in the Garden" concert was held with a weather eye open because of the ever present dark rain clouds and the concert was interupted by a rain shower just after the interval. The audience was enthusiastic in joining in the community singing and clapping which is always a feature of a "Last Night" concert. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson, soprano and Andrew Murray, baritone, for some songs and leading the community singing and also by Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop, pipers. All proceeds were for The Severn Hospice and Fitz Village Hall and the programme of music was as follows : -

Coronation March Rich Eilenberg
Overture to "H.M.S Pinafore" Arthur Sullivan
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Rose of England
Soloist Andrew Murray (baritone)
Ivor Novello
 
Wherever You Are
Soloist Jessica Johnson (soprano)
Paul Mealor
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by FredericK Loewe
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Coronation Scot Vivian Ellis
Toccata in D Minor J.S. Bach Arr. R.Farr and K Lamb
State Occasion Robert Farnon
Scotland The Brave
Highland Cathedral
We're No Awa To Bide Awa
Soloists Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop (Bagpipes)
Traditonal
Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Traditional
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 30th June 2012. West Midland Show Ground, Shrewsbury

This "Proms in the Park" concert was part of The UK Motorhome and Caravan Summer Fair, held on an outdoor Summer Stage on an overcast but pleasant Summer evening. Although the concert was part of the Summer Fair, it was also open to the general public and they were present in force to join in the community singing and clapping which is always a feature of a "Last Night" concert. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson, soprano and Andrew Murray, baritone, for some songs and leading the community singing and also by Mike shanahan and Graham Hislop, pipers. The programme of music was as follows and the last item was accompanied by a Firework Display: -

Coronation March Rich Eilenberg
Overture to "H.M.S Pinafore" Arthur Sullivan
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Reflections Arr. Bruce Chase
Waltz from "Masquerade Suite" Aram Khachaturian
Rose of England
Soloist Andrew Murray (baritone)
Ivor Novello
 
Wherever You Are
Soloist Jessica Johnson (soprano)
Paul Mealor
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by FredericK Loewe
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Coronation Scot Vivian Ellis
A Selection from the film "Titanic".
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
James Horner Arr. John Moss.
 
Toccata in D Minor J.S. Bach Arr. R.Farr and K Lamb
State Occasion Robert Farnon
Scotland The Brave
Highland Cathedral
We're No Awa To Bide Awa
Soloists Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop (Bagpipes)
Traditonal
Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Traditional
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
Music from The Royal Fireworks:
Menuetto
La Rejuouissance
Accompanied by a Firework Display
George Frideric Handel
 
 
 
Encore: Instants Concert H.L. Walters
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Friday 23rd March 2012. Roddington Village Hall, Roddington

Presented by the Management Group of the Village Hall to raise funds for the village hall, the concert programme included a wide range of Light Music and was as follows: -

State Occasion Robert Farnon
Overture to "H.M.S Pinafore" Arthur Sullivan
Waltz from "Masquerade Suite" Aram Khachaturian
As Time Goes By
Soloist: Carole Campbell (Tenor Saxophone)
Herman Hupfeld Arr. Warren Barker
 
Music from the film "Air Force One" Jerry Goldsmith
Where'er You Walk (Song of Jupiter)
Soloist: John Dempster (Trumpet)
George Frederic Handel Arr. Leroy Anderson
 
A Selection from the film "Titanic". James Horner Arr. John Moss.
A Selection from "My Fair Lady" FredericK Loewe Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
Wi' a Hundred Pipers Traditional Arr. Robert Farnon
A Selection from "Brigadoon" Frederick Loewe Arr. Geo. L Zalva
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
The Second American Folk Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Sir Edward Elgar
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Saturday 3rd March 2012. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group this was the twenty sixth concert that the Orchestra has played to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. As always for this concert it was a "Last Night of the Proms" theme and the Orchestra was joined by singers Jessica Johnson (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone) and by Pipers Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop. The concert raised substantial funds for the Hospice and the Programme of music was as follows: -

State Occasion Robert Farnon
Overture to "H.M.S Pinafore" Arthur Sullivan
Waltz from "Masquerade Suite" Aram Khachaturian
As Time Goes By
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Herman Hupfeld Arr. Warren Barker
 
Where'er You Walk (Song of Jupiter)
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
George Frederic Handel Arr. Leroy Anderson
 
A Selection from "My Fair Lady"
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by FredericK Loewe
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Elizabethan Serenade Ronald Binge
A Selection from the film "Titanic".
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
James Horner Arr. John Moss.
 
Crown Imperial William Walton
Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
Wi' a Hundred Pipers Traditional Arr. Robert Farnon
A Selection from "Brigadoon" Frederick Loewe Arr. Geo. L Zalva
Scotland The Brave
Highland Cathedral
We're No Awa To Bide Awa
Soloists Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop (Bagpipes)
Traditonal
Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Traditional
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloists: Jessica Johnson and Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Orch. Sir Edward Elgar.
 
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Saturday 17th December 2011. Oswestry Golf Club, Oswestry

This was the Golf Club's celebration of Christmas and included a selection of music played by the Orchestra. The Programme of music was as follows: -

Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol of the Drum Katherine K Davies Arr. Ray Wright
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
A selection from the show "Jesus Christ Superstar" Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Carols
"Once in Royal David's City"
"While Shepherds Watched"

H.J.Gauntlett Arr. Nicolas Hare
-from Este's Psalter Arr. Nicolas Hare
"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Music by Claude-Michel Schonburg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Little Road to Bethlehem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Michael Head
 
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnoe
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
Winter Holiday - A Medley including
Sleigh Ride and
Winter Wonderland
 
 
Leroy Anderson
Felix Bernard - allArr. by Marty Gold
The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
White Christmas
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Irving Berlin
 
Christmas Pop Sing-along Arr. J.D. Ployhar
Let It Snow June Styne & Sammy Cahn Arr. Rieks van der Velde
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Friday 16th December 2011, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group, "Light Music at Christmas" was the ninth occasion that the Orchestra played for this Charity. It was a concert of Christmas and other light music and some carols with audience participation and there were also contributions from young players/singers, Bethan Robinson - violin and Jess Abrahams - soprano. The concert raised £700 for the Breating Club. The Programme of music was as follows: -

Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Carol of the Drum Katherine K Davies Arr. Ray Wright
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
A selection from the show "Jesus Christ Superstar" Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Carol "Once in Royal David's City" H.J.Gauntlett Arr. Nicolas Hare
Theme from the film "Schindler's List"
Soloist: Bethan Robinson (Violin)
John Williams Arr. Calvin Custer and Peter Road-Night
 
"Heal the World"
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Michael Jackson
 
Two Christmas Spirituals Arr. Ralph W. Gingery
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnoe
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
Winter Holiday - A Medley including
Sleigh Ride and
Winter Wonderland
 
 
Leroy Anderson
Felix Bernard - all Arr. by Marty Gold
Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastion Bach
The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
"Czardas"
Soloist: Bethan Robinson (Violin)
Piano Accompanist: Chris Lewis
Vittorio Monti
 
 
"Hark The Herald"
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Arr. Kate Rusby
 
Carol "O Come All Ye Faithful" Anon. Arr Peter Road-Night
Christmas Pop Sing-along Arr. J.D. Ployhar
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday 24th September, 2011, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harlescott, Shrewsbury

This was a "Last Night of the Proms" themed concert that included a wide variety of Light Music, some songs from Jessica Johnson(soprano) and concluded with the "Last Night" favourites. The concert raised funds for the Church. The Programme of music was as follows :-

Capital City - a concert march Cecil Karrick
The overture "Lustspiel" Kéler Béla Arr. Adolf Lotter
The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
A selection of music by George Gershwin Arr. by B. Chase
Ave Maria
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Guilio Caccini Arr. Willy Hautvast
 
"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Music by Claude-Michel Schonburg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Burt Bacharach Medley Arr.Richard Ling
Sanctuary of the Heart Albert W. Ketèlbey
A selection from "My Fair Lady" Lerner and Loewe
Bandology - a concert march E. Osterling
Jamaican Rumba Arthur Benjamin Arr. Norman Richardson
A selection from the film "Titanic" James Horner Arr. John Moss
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
 
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Saturday, 2nd July, 2011, The West Midland Show Ground, Shrewsbury

This "Proms in the Park" concert was part of The UK Motorhome and Caravan Summer Fair, held on an outdoor Summer Stage on a very pleasant Summer evening. Although the concert was part of the Summer Fair, it was also open to the general public and they were present in force to join in the community singing and clapping which is always a feature of a "Last Night" concert. The orchestra was joined by Jessica Johnson, soprano, for some songs and leading the community singing. The programme of music was as follows and the last item was accompanied by a Firework Display: -

The Dambusters March Eric Coates
Sinatra in Concert Arr. Nowak
Belle of the Ball Leroy Anderson, Arr. H. van der Heide
Themes from James Bond 007 films John Barry Arr. R. Lowden
Ave Maria
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Guilio Caccini Arr. Willy Hautvast
 
"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Music by Claude-Michel Schonburg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Highlights from the musical "Mama Mia" Arr. Roy Phillippe
The Blue and The Gray Clare Grundman
Radetzky March Johann Strauss Arr. Alfred Reed
Thunder and Lightning Polka Johann Strauss Arr. Harold Perry
A selection from "Me and My Girl" Noel Gay Arr. T. Sharp
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
 
Music from The Royal Fireworks:
Menuetto
La Rejuouissance
Accompanied by a Firework Display
George Frideric Handel
 
 
 
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Saturday, 18th June, 2011, Mytton Cottage, Mytton, Nr. Shrewsbury

The "Proms in the Garden" concert was played at the Garden Party organised by Tom and Julie Kaye on a pleasantly sunny and warm June evening. Donations were invited from quests to raise funds for The Severn Hospice and Fitz Village Hall and the programme of music was as follows: -

The Dambusters March Eric Coates
Sinatra in Concert Arr. Nowak
Belle of the Ball Leroy Anderson, Arr. H. van der Heide
Themes from James Bond 007 films John Barry Arr. R. Lowden
Highlights from the musical "Mama Mia" Arr. Roy Phillippe
The Blue and The Gray Clare Grundman
Radetzky March Johann Strauss Arr. Alfred Reed
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
A selection from "Me and My Girl" Noel Gay Arr. T. Sharp
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Sir Edward Elgar
Fantasia on British Sea Songs Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
Jerusalem C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
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Saturday, 19th March, 2011, The Leisure Centre, Whitchurch

This concert was organised in order to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. by the Whitchurch Branch of the Charity. The Orchestra was joined by two choirs, The Fauls Singers and The Kelsborrow Choir.

The Orchestra opened the Programme of Music with the following pieces :-

Radetzky March Johann Strauss Arr. Alfred Reed
An Irish Rhapsody Clare Grundman
The Overture from the show "Guys and Dolls" Frank Loesser Arr. Phillip J. Lang

The Fauls Singers then followed with

Razzle Dazzle (Chicago) John Kander and Fred Ebb Arr. Ed Lojeski
Fields of Gold G.M. SummerArr. Roger Emerson
Scarborough Fair Paul Simon and Art Gunfuncle
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) Rogers and Hammerstein

The Kellsborrow Choir then sang

Love Divine Howard Goodall
The Beatles in Review Arr. Ed Lojeski

The Choirs and Orchestra closed the first half of the concert with

Welsh Hymnfest Arr. M.D. Williams

The Orchestra opened the second half of the Programme with

Shrewsbury Fair - A Quick March Paul Neville
Gold and Silver Waltz Franz Lehar
The Blue and The Gray Clare Grundman

The Kellsborrow Choir then sang

Ave Maria Op. 37 No. 6 Rachmaninoff
Les Miserables - medley Schonberg and Lojeski

Followed by The Fauls Singers with

Rhythm of Life Cy Colman Arr. Richard Barnes
You Raise Me Up Graham and Lovland Arr. Roger Emerson
The Rose Amanda McBroom Arr. David Stokes
Super Trooper Anderson/Ulvaeus Arr. Allwood/Sansun

The Choirs and Orchestra ended the concert with

World in Union Holst/Skarbek Arr. M.D. Williams
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Saturday, 5th March, 2011, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group this was the
TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
that the Orchestra has played to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. As always for this concert it was a "Last Night of the Proms" theme and the Orchestra was joined by singers Susan Gough (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone). The concert raised substantial funds for the Hospice and the Programme of music was as follows:-
 

"The Doge's March" from the incidental music to
The Merchant of Venice
Frederick Rosse
 
The Overture from the show "Guys and Dolls" Frank Loesser Arr. Phillip J. Lang
Gold and Silver Waltz Franz Lehar
"The Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
Soloist: Susan Gough (Soprano)
Johann Strauss - transcribed by Peter Road-Night
 
"The Toreador Song" from Carmen
Soloist: Andrew Murray (Baritone)
Georges Bizet
 
"La Ci Darem La Mano" from Don Giovanni
Soloists: Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Arr. Peter Road-Night
 
Radetzky March Johann Strauss Arr. Alfred Reed
A selection from the show "Half a Sixpence" David Heneker Arranged for Orchestra by Felton Rapley
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2 Carl Friedemann Arr. Charles Woodhouse
Shrewsbury Fair - a Quick March Paul Neville
Thunder and Lightning Polka Johann Strauss Arr. Harold Perry
The Blue and The Gray Clare Grundman
High on a Hill
Trumpet Soloists: Rob Evans, John Dempster and Greg McEwan
Moorhouse, Rees and Bradley Arr. Edrich Siebert
 
The Day Thou Gavest Arr. Peter Road-Night
Sunset
Trumpet Soloists: Rob Evans and Greg McEwan
A.C. Green
 
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Singing led by Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Edward Elgar 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Andrew Murray
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
 
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Saturday, 11th December, 2010, Condover Church, Condover, Shrewsbury

This concert was one of Christmas music and some carols and raised funds for the Church. It included the Second "premier" in Britain of a new carol, composed and orchestrated by the brother of a member of the SLO, which was also premiered in New York the same day. The following music was played: -

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Santa Claus is Coming to Town H. Gillespie Arr. J. Swearingen
Christmas 'Round the World Arr. J.D Ployhar
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
Carols with audience participation
Once in Royal David's City
Good King Wenceslas
Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
 
Christmas Pop Sing-along Arr. J.D. Ployhar
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Carol with audience participation
While Shepherds Watched
Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
The British Premier of this Work
Christmas Comes but Once a Year
 
Peter Hand
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston Arr. Philip Spark
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Friday, 10th December, 2010, Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

This concert, the eigth featuring the SLO, was presented by The Shrewsbury Breathing Club Support Group to raise funds for that Club. It was a concert of Christmas music, with some carols, and two young people performed as well, Jess Abrahams sang and ProtiK Moulik played piano. One piece, a carol, "Christmas Comes but Once a Year" was the premier performance in Britain and it was also premiered in New York, USA on the same evening.

A total of £540 was raised.

The Breathing Club was started in 1981 to provide help for people with chronic disabling respiratory disease, and their carers. It offers social support, education and companionship on a regular basis and it has been seen that the club improves the quality of life of its members both psychologically and physically. The club is self-funded and relies on the generosity of its members and the general public, without which it could not continue to give vital help and support to members.
The following music was played :

It's Christmas - A medley of Christmas tunes Arr. Warren Barker
Santa Claus is Coming to Town H. Gillespie Arr. J. Swearingen
Christmas 'Round the World Arr. J.D Ployhar
Carol of The Drum Katherine K Davis Arr. Ray Wright
Angel
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Sarah Mclachlan
 
Impromptu in E flat, Opus 90 No. 2
Soloist: Protik Moulik (Piano)
Franz Schubert
 
Carols with audience participation
Once in Royal David's City
Good King Wenceslas
Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
 
Christmas Pop Sing-along Arr. J.D. Polyhar
Christmas Favourites Arr. J. Swearingen
Frosty the Snowman S. Nelson & J. Rollins
Christmas Suite of Angels Arr. C. Spinney
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Toccata
Soloist: Protik Moulik (Piano)
Aram Khachaturian
 
O Holy Night
Soloist: Jess Abrahams (Soprano)
Adolphe Adam
 
Carol with audience participation
While Shepherds Watched
Arr. Nicholas Hare
 
The British Premier of this Work
Christmas Comes but Once a Year
 
Peter Hand
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach Arr. Alfred Reed
Schneewaltzer Arr. Goff Richards
Mary's Boy Child Jester HairstonArr. Philip Spark
Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
We wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. Peter Road-Night
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Saturday, 17th July, 2010, Oswestry Golf Club, Oswestry

This was the third visit by the Orchestra to the Golf Club and a "Last Night of the Proms" programme was requested. There were songs from Jessica Johnson (soprano) and she also led the audience participation singing.
The concert raised funds for the Golf Club and for the Captains' choice of Charities. The Bernard Lingen Trust (for the Ladies' Captain) and Cancer Research UK (for the Gentlemen's Captain). The doors were opened well before the concert for indoor picnics to be set up around tables. The programme of music was as follows: -

Combermere Geoff Baldwin
A Welsh Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Coronation Scott Vivian Ellis
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Richard Rogers
Sou Gan - A Welsh Lullaby
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Anon.
 
Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard of OZ"
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Harold Arlen
 
A selection from the musical "Oliver" Lionel Bart
Colours of the Wind
Conducted by The Men's Captain, David James
A. Menken and S. Schwartz
 
A Tribute to Glenn Miller H. Glass
Hootenanny H.L. Walters
A Young Person's guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocook
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
A selection from "Miss Saigon" Claude-Michel Schönberg
Pomp and Circunstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
 
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Saturday, 12th June, 2010, All Saint's Church, Baschurch, Shrewsbury

This was a first visit to Baschurch by the orchestra and a "Last Night of the Proms" themed comcert was requested. The concert raised funds for the church and the programme of music was as follows: -

Military Songs of the British Isles James D. Ployhar
A Welsh Rhapsody Clare Grundman
Nights of Gladness Charles Ancliffe
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Richard Rogers
Sou Gan - A Welsh Lullaby
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Anon.
 
Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard of OZ"
Soloist: Jessica Johnson (Soprano)
Harold Arlen
 
A selection from the musical "Oliver" Lionel Bart
A Quiet Number Ray Woodfield
The Beatles Lennon and McCartney Arr. J. Higgins
A Young Person's guide to John Williams Arr. Jay Bocook
Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
A selection from "Miss Saigon" Claude-Michel Schönberg
Pomp and Circunstance March No. 1
Singing led by Jessica Johnson
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
 
Jerusalem
Soloist: Jessica Johnson
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
 
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Saturday, 6st March, 2010, The Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Presented by The West Shrewsbury Hospice Support Group this was the twenty fourth "Last Night of the Proms" concert that the Orchestra has played to raise funds for The Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. The Orchestra was joined by singers Susan Gough (Soprano) and Andrew Murray (Baritone), pianist Patience Peplinski and by pipers Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop. The concert raised substantial funds for the Hospice and the Programme of music was as follows:-
 

Coronation March Richard Eilenberg
A medley from the film "Pirates of the Carribean"
with Patience Peplinski
Klause Badelt Arr. Ted Rickets
 
Nights of Gladness Charles Ancliffe Arr. Adolf Lotter
Anthem from the musical "Chess"
Soloist: Andrew Murray
Accompanist: Patience Peplinski
Words and Music by
Anderson, Rice and Ulvaeus
 
Softley Awakes my Heart from "Samson and Delilah"
Soloist: Susan Gough
Accompanist: Patience Peplinski
Saint Saens
 
 
We'll Gather Lilacs
with Susan Gough and Andrew Murray
Ivor Novello Arr. P. Road-Night
 
Coronation Scott Vivian Ellis
A Salute to the Big Bands
with Patience Peplinski
Arr. Calvin Custer
 
A selection from "Les Miserables" Arr. Warren Barker
Combermere Geoff Baldwin
English Suite Clare Grundman
Rose of England
Soloist: Andrew Murray
Ivor Novello
 
Scotland The Brave
Highland Cathedral
We're No Awa To Bide Awa
Soloists Mike Shanahan and Graham Hislop (Bagpipes)
Trad
Ulrich Roever and Michael Kort
Trad
 
Pomp and Circunstance March No. 1
Singing led by Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Edward Elgar
 
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Soloists: Andrew Murray and Susan Gough
Sir Henry.J.Wood Arr. W.J.Duthoit
Jerusalem
Soloist: Susan Gough
C. Hubert Parry Arr. H.J. Wood
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