News, Plans and Programmes
Our leader, Jo Richardson
Notices and Reminders
On 9th February we welcome a new conductor, Tony Robson. Tony was born in North Yorkshire and studied with Evelyn Rothwell (Lady Evelyn Barbirolli) and Michael Dobson at the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst still a student he was increasingly drawn to the special qualities of historical instruments, and his subsequent career has encompassed every facet of the period performance scene. As Principal Oboe he has performed and recorded with all the major British period-instrument orchestras, and, before retirement, he was Principal with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Collegium Musicum 90.
Saturday 2nd March 10-30 to 4-30 PM
at Kirklands Community Centre, 119 Main Street, Menston, LS29 6HT
Conductors and Music
We start our rehearsals this year, on 5th January. We shall be conducted for the first five weeks by Jo. She has chosen the following music:
After Jo, we shall be conducted by Tony Robson, starting on 9th February. He has chosen:
Then Barry Sugden takes up the baton. His has chosen
Conductors for the spring term
Our first conductor for the Autumn term was Philippa. She chose the following music:
Then, on 29th September, Andrew took up the baton (No, it is not a relay race). He guided us through
Music for the Christmas Concert
. Our Christmas concert was on 22nd December and was conducted by Peter Young who wrote a piece specially for it!