Past Concerts

2019

Friday 11th October, St. James's Piccadilly

Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

Debussy: Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone

Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte

Milhaud - Scaramouche

Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Saxophone - Rob Burton

Thursday 22nd August 2019, St. Giles’ Camberwell

Elgar - Elegy 3

Bartok - Divertimento

Dvorak - Serenade for Strings

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Friday 6th June 2019, St James’s Piccadilly

Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Bliss - A Colour Symphony

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Conductors - Chris Hopkins & George Vass

Piano - Chris Hopkins

The programme is available to read here.

Friday 12th April 2019, St. James’s Piccadilly

Sibelius - Finlandia

Crusell - Clarinet Concerto No. 2

Järnefelt - Berceuse

Sibelius - Symphony No. 3

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Stoneman

The programme is available to read here.

Friday 8th February 2019, St James’s Piccadilly

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Schubert - Symphony No. 8

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Janice Graham

The programme is available to read here.

2018

Friday 14th December 2018, St James's Piccadilly

Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite

John Williams - Star Wars

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Narrator - Alexei Winter

The programme is available to read here.

Thursday 18th October 2018, St James's Piccadilly

Dvorak - The Noon Witch

R. Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 2

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Horn - Matthew Sackman

Friday 25th May 2018, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Overture to Cosi fan tutte

Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Yume Fujise

Thursday 22nd February 2018, St James's Piccadilly

Warlock (arr.Thomas) - Capriol Suite

Berg - Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soloist - Janice Graham

2017

Friday 1st December 2017, St James's Piccadilly

Copland - Quiet City

Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite

Stravinsky - Firebird Suite

Conductor - Chis Hopkins

Narrator - Alexei Winter

Thursday 12th October 2017, St James's Piccadilly

Bizet - Prelude to Carmen

Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Amber Emson

Friday 7th July 2017, St James's Piccadilly

Saint-Saëns - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Strauss - Four Last Songs

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soprano - Tanya Hurst

Thursday 27th April, St James's Piccadilly

Sullivan - Overture to Pirates of Penzance

Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Elgar - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Friday 17th February, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture

Brahms - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Min Kym

2016

Thursday 8th December, St James's Piccadilly

Humperdink - Hansel & Gretel Overture

Ravel - Mother Goose Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 20th October, St James's Piccadilly

Salieri - Les Danaides Overture

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 15

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 7th July, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Aprite presto aprite, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Brüderchen, komm tanz mit mir, Hänsel und Gretel

Berlioz - Nuit paisible et sereine! Béatrice et Bénédict

Mozart - Sull'aria...che soeve zeffiretto, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Evening Prayer, Hänsel und Gretel

Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Solists - Katie Bray & Nathalie Chalkley

Friday 13th May, St James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas Overture Op. 95

Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra

Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Oscar Perks

Viola - Elliott Perks

Thursday 25th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Weber - Overture Der Freischutz

Schumann - Cello Concerto

Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Cello - Michael Newman

2015

Thursday 26th November, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Horn - Matthew Sackman

Tenor - Nick Pritchard

Thursday 8th October, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 2

Grieg - Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Ivana Gavric

Thursday 10th July, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Amarins Wierdsma

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

Thursday 23rd April, St. James's Piccadilly

Shostakovich - Festive Overture

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

Friday 27th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain

Finzi - Five Bagatelle

Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante defunte

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

2014

Thursday 4th December 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Introduction to Khovanshchina

Britten - Les Illuminations

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soprano - Mary Bevan

Thursday 16th October 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Holst - Egdon Heath

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Butterworth - 6 songs from A Shropshire Lad

Elgar - Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Baritone - Henry Manning

Violin - Rebecca Smith

Thursday 10th July 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Strauss - Moonlight Music from Capriccio

Dvorak - Violin Concerto

Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead

Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Josef Spacek

Thursday 22nd May 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Berlioz - Overture to King Lear

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Christopher White

Friday 4th April 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Gilad Hochman - Nedidum (Wanderings) Fantasia Concertante

Strauss - Serenade in E-flat major

Smetana - Ma Vlast (Vysehrad, Vltava, Tabor & Blanik)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Mandolin - Alon Sariel

Thursday 13th February 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Elgar - In the South 'Alassio'

Mozart - Violin Concerto No.3 K216

Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden

Mahler - Totenfeier

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Sara Trickey


2013

Friday 6th December 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 'Italian’

Conductors - Chris Hopkins and Christopher White

Piano - Chris Hopkins

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2013, St. John's Smith Square

Lehár - The Merry Widow

With Opera Danube

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 11th July 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Bernstein - Overture to Candide

Chausson - Poème Op. 25

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Anna Ovsyanikova


Thursday 16th May 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Christopher White

Thursday 4th April 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto 1st Movement

Saint-Saens – Odelette

Mozart - Adagio for Horn and Orchestra

Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 7th February 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Christopher White

2012

Friday 30th November 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite

Lyadov - Enchanted LakeFinzi - Dies Natalis

Tchaikovsky - Voyevoda Symphonic Ballad

Strauss - Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

Thursday 18th October 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Elgar - Introduction and Allegro

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 12th July 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus

Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Cello - Linda Lin

Saturday 19th May 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5

Borodin - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Charlie Siem

Thursday 22nd March 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Elgar - Froissart Overture

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 9th February 2012, St. James's Piccadilly

Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Baritone - Jonathan McGovern

2011

Thursday 1st December 2011, St. James's Piccadilly

Wagner - Overutre to Die Meistersinger von Nurmburg

Christopher Gunning - Guitar Concerto - World Premiere

Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

Conductor - Nic Chalmers

Guitar - Craig Ogden

Thursday 6th October 2011, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream

Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No. 1

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'

Conductor - Nic Chalmers

Cello - Brian O'Kane

Thursday 14th July 2011, St. James's Piccadilly

Brahms - Hungarian Dances

Dvorak - Slavonic Dances

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 14th April 2011, City of London School for Boys

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Boris Peck

Thursday 3rd March 2011, St James’s Piccadilly

Wagner - Flying Dutchman Overture

Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt

Mozart - Serenade for 13 winds

Elgar - Nimrod

Verdi - Overture from The Force of Destiny

Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Beethoven - Allegretto from Symphony No. 7

Liszt - Les Préludes

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

2010

Friday November 26th 2010, St. John's Waterloo

Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Overture

Enescu - Dixtuor (1st Movement)

Grieg - Two Elegiac Melodies

Brahms - Symphony No. 3

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday October 23rd 2010, St James's Piccadilly

Dvorak - Carnival Overture

Shostakovich - Cello Concert No. 1

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Cello - Guy Johnston

Thursday July 1st 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Beethoven - Egmont Overture

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet

Schumann - Symphony No. 4

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet 'Suite No. 2'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins


Thursday May 13th 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 2 'London'

Elgar - Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town'

Haydn - Symphony No. 104 'London'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday March 25th 2010, St James's Piccadilly

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3

Elgar - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday February 11th 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Bartok - Violin Concerto No. 2

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Andrew Harvey

2009

Thursday November 26th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Opera Arias

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9

Brahms - Tragic Overture

Soloists - From the Royal Academy of Music

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday October 22nd 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Wagner - Tannhäuser overture

Elgar - Serenade for strings

Strauss - Serenade for wind

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday June 18th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Sibelius - Karelia Suite

Dvorak - Violin concerto

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soloist - Charlie Siem

 

Thursday February 19th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Elgar - Cello Concerto

Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Robert Tuohy

Soloist - Sarah Westley


2008

Thursday December 4th 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Nick Collon

Cello - Oliver Coates


Sunday 9th November 2008, LSO St Luke's

OOTC with the Elysian Singers

Elisabeth Maconchy - Cantata "Heloise and Abelard"

Conductor - Sam Laughton

Friday 20th June 2008, St John's Smith Square

Wagner - Prelude Act III Lohengrin

Poulenc - Organ concerto

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Organ - Simon Preston

Thursday 22nd May 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Smetana - 'Vlatava' & 'From Bohemia's Wood and Fields' from Ma Vlast

Dvorak - Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Robert Tuohy

Violin - Tom Evans


Thursday 3rd April 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Sibelius - Finlandia

Sibelius - Violin concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Violin - Pedro Meireles

Conductor - Dominic Grier

Thursday 31st January 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Haydn - The Creation

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Soprano - Elizabeth Weisberg

Tenor - Andrew Tortise

Bass - Philip Tebb

Choirs - Elysian Singers & Nonsuch Singers

2007

Thursday 29th November 2007, St John's Waterloo, London

Schumann - Manfred Overture

Strauss - Tod und Verklarung

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2

Conductor - Nick Collon

Piano - Sam Haywood


Thursday 18th October 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Schubert - Unfinished Symphony

Mahler - Symphony No.4

Conductor - Robert Tuohy

 

Thursday 19th July 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky/Rimsky - Khovanschina, Prelude to Act I

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Conductor - Robert Tuohy

Violin - Katharine Gowers

 

Thursday 31st May 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Shostakovich - Festive Overture

Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No.2

Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Cello - Louise Hopkins

 

Thursday 8th March 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Mozart - Jupiter Symphony

Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda

Holst - The Planets Suite

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl
Choir - Elysian Singers

 

2006

Thursday 7th December 2006, St Augustine's Queensgate

Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger

Finzi - Clarinet Concerto

Trad. arr [secret] - world première of new arrangement of 'But not for me'

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherezade

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Clarinet - Peter Sparks

 

Friday 27th October 2006, St Augustine's Queensgate

Berlioz - King Lear Overture

Berlioz - Les Nuits d'été

Beethoven - Symphony No.2

Conductor - Robert Tuohy

Soprano - Julia Riley

 

Thursday 13th July 2006, St John's Smith Square

Wagner - Preludes from Acts 1 & 3 of Lohengrin

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 'Elvira Madigan'

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Piano - Benjamin Grosvenor

 

Friday 31st March 2006, Eton College Chapel and Saturday 1st April 2006, Tewkesbury Abbey

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture

Judith Weir - We are Shadows

Brahms - Requiem

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Soprano - Sophie Daneman

Baritone - Thomas Guthrie

 

Wednesday 22nd February 2006, St John's Smith Square, London

Stephen Ferre - "Oyre's Garden" (European premiere)

Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs

Shostakovich - Symphony No.10

Soprano - Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

 

Tuesday 24th January 2006, Australia House, Aldwych, London

Mozart - Clemenza Overture

Puccini - Che gelida manina from La Boheme

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'

Milhaud - Scaramouche

Rachmaninov - Paganini Variations

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Soprano - Miranda Keys

Tenor - Paul O'Neill

Saxophone - Amy Dickson

Piano - Ambre Hammond

 

2005

Friday 14th October, City of London School - London Rush Hour Concert

Jonathan Dove - Run to the Edge

Vaughan Williams - London Symphony

Benjamin Bayl - Conductor

 

Friday 8th July, St Stephen's Church Gloucester Road

Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

Mahler - Symphony No.5

Tenor - Nicholas Smith

Horn - Martin Lawrence

 

Friday 6th May, St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road

Verdi -Overtur to La Forza del Destino

Dominic Flagello - Concerto for orchestra and Saxophone Quartet (UK premiere)

Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Veya - Saxophone Quartet

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl 

Saturday 26th February, St Paul's Knightsbridge

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3

Walton - Symphony No.1]

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Piano - Ivana Gavric

 

2004

Wednesday 8th December, St Giles Cripplegate

Britten - Four Sea Interludes

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Elgar - Enigma Variations

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Violin - Tom Evans

 

Tuesday 16th November, Australia House, London

Works by William Wallace

Conductor - Richard Bonynge 

Thursday 23rd September, St George's Cathedral Southwark and Friday 24th September, King's College Cambridge

Tallis - Sancte Deus

Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Arvo Part - Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Tavener - Lament for Jerusalem - European première

Soprano - Patricia Rozario

Couter-tenor - Andrew Watts

Choir - Rodolfush Choir directed by Ralph Allwood

 

Saturday 19th June, St John's Smith Square

Barber - Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra

Copland - Appalachian Spring

Saint-Saens - Symphony No.3 in C minor 'Organ'

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Organ - Simon Preston

 

Friday 26th March, St Augustine's Queensgate

Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

R. Strauss - Suite Op.4 for Thirteen Winds

Brahms - Symphony No.2

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

 

2003

Friday 10th October, St James' Piccadilly

Walton Portsmouth Point

Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat

Stravinsky Petrushka

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Trumpet - Melanie McLoughlin

 

Friday 11th July, St John's Smith Square

Dvorak Carnival Overture

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

Beethoven Symphony No.3 'Eroica'

Conductor - Benjamin Bayl

Piano - Tom Poster