15th July 2019: End of year concert at Holy Cross Church, Lincoln.
Great evening with fab refreshments provided by the orchestra. £200 was raised for the Holy Cross Church.
1st July 2019: Our annual summer concert with the pupils at Branston Junior Academy
This was such an enjoyable evening playing our summer concert at the school with children from years 5 and 6 performing brilliantly when joining us for 4 of the pieces. The Concert raised over £200 towards musical activities at the school. our programme included:
A selection from "The Sound of Music" by Richard Rodgers;
"Summer Days Suite" and "By the Sleepy Lagoon", both by Eric Coates;
"Fiddle Faddle" by Leroy Anderson;
"What's up at the Symphony" (Bubs Bunny's Greatest Hits) arranged by Jerry Brubaker.
The children joined us to play:
"Summertime" by George Gershwin;
"Last of the Summer Wine" by Ronnie Hazlehurst;
"Scarborough Fair" Traditional arranged by Tony Mason;
"English Country Garden" Traditional arranged by Tony Mason.
11th March 2019: Our first concert of 2019, featuring our new Musical Director and Conductor James Fox at Holy Cross Church, Lincoln.
The concert raised over £600 to be shared between the Major's charities. The program included: Coates - Dambusters March Warlock - Capriol Suite Lane - Spanish Dances. Oboe solo - Marc Barker-Naylor Mozart - "The Magic Flute" Overture Doyle and Williams - Concert Suite from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Herold - The Clog Dance from "La Fille Mal Gardee" Handel - Hornpipe from "Water Music" Suite 2
26th November 2018: Final concert of our 70th anniversary season at St Katherine's Cathedral Church, Lincoln.
£200 raised from this concert went to Church funds. The programme included: Bizet - L'Arlesienne. Suite No. II - Fandole.
Haydn - Symphony No 101 (D Major - "The Clock")
Rossini - Tancredi Overture
Steadman - The Lincolnshire Poacher Borrill - St Hugh Variations. Composed by Hannah Borrill (Orchestra Leader) for the orchestra on the occasion of our 70th anniversary.
The children's learning theme this term was "Pirates" so our musical programme included: Pirates of the Caribbean - medley, The Branston Pirates - a sea shanty and hornpipe medley, The Golden Vanity - a traditional sea song, Portsmouth - An old English dance tune, Thunderbirds theme, Gabriel's Oboe, and Can you feel the Love tonight - from "The Lion King".
2nd July 2018: Annual concert with the pupils at Branston Junior Academy.
Funds raised from this concert go towards music teaching and activities at the school. The children's learning theme this term was "Pirates" so our musical programme included: Pirates of the Caribbean - medley, The Branston Pirates - a sea shanty and hornpipe medley, The Golden Vanity - a traditional sea song, Portsmouth - An old English dance tune, Thunderbirds theme, Gabriel's Oboe, and Can you feel the Love tonight - from "The Lion King".
April 30th 2018: Concert at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Lincoln
Our second concert in our "70 Years of Making Music" anniversary year. This concert was supported by Lincoln Freemen's Gild, with proceeds of over £400 going to SSAFA and the Mayor's Charity.
March 19th 2018: Lincoln Baptist Church
The first concert of our 70th Anniversary concert season which raised over £400 for the Church. The programme included: Borrill - St Hugh Variations. The premiere of this piece, which was commissioned by the Orchestra on the occasion of our 70th anniversary and was written by Hannah Borrill (our Orchestra Leader). Hannah wanted to compose a piece with a strong link to Lincoln and she was drawn to stories of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop and founder of the existing cathedral, who was also famed for his pet swan! Hannah then orchestrated the traditional English hymn tune "St Hugh". The piece's opening theme introduces this majestic tune and then each section of the orchestra develops the theme in a series of variations, with the music building to a climactic fanfare finale.
Bach - Concerto in E Major (Violin Solo and Strings) with Soloist : Pawel Kepinski
Beethoven - Overture to Goethes' Drama "Egmont"
Grundman - Caprice for Clarinets
Joplin - Bethena
Mozart - Overture Don Giovanni
November 27th 2017: St.Katherine's Cathedral Church.
The concert was held to showcase the newly refurbished church organ and the French-themed programme included orchestral pieces, organ solos and an organ concerto together with the orchestra. The programme included: Overture from 'The Marriage of Figaro Mozart, Organ Solo - Mark B. Barker-Naylor, Pavane (wind and brass) Faure; Organ and Flute Duet Flute - Sally Cookson; 'Waltzing Forever' (strings & oboe) Ella Goodsman; 'Fantaisie Triomphale' for organ and orchestra Dubois; INTERVAL; 'L'Arlesienne' Suite No 1 Bizet 1: Prelude 2: Minuetto 3: Adagietto 4: Carillon; Organ solo; Allegro from 'Orpheus in the Underworld' Offenbach.
17th September 2017: Workshop at Nettleham School near Lincoln.
A well-attended one-day workshop for orchestra musicians jointly organised by the Isle of Axholme Orchestra and Lincoln Concert Orchestra.
3rd July 2017: Branston School, Lincoln
Our annual concert at Branston School, where, with the children, we played Skat Cat Swing, Here Comes Trouble, Sazzaroorah, Matchstalk Men, Yellow Bird and the Mozart Horn Concerto. The orchestra also played played: Selections from Phantom of the Opera -Lloyd Webber; No sound but birdsong and the rumble of passing trains - Composer Robert Steadman and violin soloist Hannah Borrill, plus Selections from Les Misérables - Schönberg. £210 was raised towards musical activities at the school.
22nd May 2017: Reepham Church, Reepham, Lincoln
A concert in Reepham Church which raised £326 towards their new-lighting fund The program included: Coates - The Dambusters' March Arr. David Andrew Haydn - London Symphony Lloyd Webber - Selections from The Phantom of the Opera. Arr. Calvin Cluser Martin - De Granada a Daimiel (Pasodoble de Concierto) Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart - Rondeau from Flute Quartet in D. Soloist - Sally Cookson Rossini - Il Signor Bruschino Overture Schonberg/Kretzmer - Selections from Les Miserables
12th December 2016: St Katherine's Cathedral Church, South Park, Lincoln
A concert in this wonderful old Cathedral which raised £250 for Eleanor Cross and the Bomber Command memorial. The program included: Purcell - Rondeau, Schubert - Unfinished Symphony, Elgar - Nimrod, Coates - Dambusters March, Lloyd Webber - Selection from Phantom of the Opera and Christmas Classics.
24th September 2016: St Mary Le Wigford, Lincoln
An uplifting concert arranged by Rob Steadman in which some of the orchestra played, which raised over £500 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
21st July 2016: Branston Junior Academy
A Lovely concert on a Monday evening (despite the heat!) with the children of Branston Junior Academy. The pieces played with the children get more ambitious each year - well done children and thank you teachers. The children's favourite was In the Hall of the Mountain King, one of BBC's Ten Pieces. The orchestra included Dance of the watchers in their programme. Composer Rob Steadman was in the audience. £180 was raised for music resources in the school.
20th June 2016: A concert in memory of Mary Trevis - St Faith's Organist and long-standing violin player in the Lincoln Concert Orchestra
The sun shone on us at St Faith's church where the audience enjoyed our programme and over £600 was raised for the church lighting appeal. The programme was: Beethoven - Hymn To Joy(from Symphony No. 9) Handel - Suite from "Music for the Royal Fireworks" - 1. La Rejouissance 2.La Paix 3. Bouree 4. Menuets I and II Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart - Concerto in G for Violin and Orchestra. Soloist Pawel Kaminski Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus Steadman - Dance of the Watchers. This piece was specially commissioned by Lincoln Concert Orchestra in memory of Mary Trevis and will be premiered at this concert Wagner - Trauersinfonie. Arr. Ame Dich
14th March 2016: Lincoln Baptist Church.
£465 was raised before and during the evening’s performance for MASH Meals project. Handel - Suite No. II from the Water Music, Pomposo and Hornpipe; Beethoven - Symphony No 5, first movement; Williams - Highlights from Harry Potter; Mozart - The Magic Flute Overture; Gilkyson - The Bare Necessities from Jungle Book; Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
23 January 2016: Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House.
Lincoln Hears Syria. Together with other musicians and a choir, some members of the orchestra took part in a fund-raising concert for Unicef which raised over £600. We played Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmuzic and Themes from The Water Music, plus Beethoven's Hymn to Joy.
23 November 2015: St Katherine's Priory, Lincoln.
Music and Song in aid of LIVES and the Eleanor Cross. Soloists Kate Fenn (Soprano) and Peter Merrick (Tenor). The programme included: Mozart's Serenade from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (there is a video of this on our facebook page). Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville. Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite. Roger and Hammerstein songs from the King and I with Kate singing a solo. Songs from the Shows sung by Kate and Peter. Schuberts's Symphony in C 3rd Movement - Minuetto and finally Parry's Jerusalem played by the orchestra and with Kate singing the solo.
6 July 2015: Concert at Branston Junior Academy
Our final concert for the year was with the lovely pupils at Branston Junior Academy. They played several short pieces of light music with us, including a beautiful arrangement of 'Scarborough Fair'. We followed this with a short programme of more classical pieces. £130 was raised to support music in the school. As ever it was a great pleasure to have the children playing with us - they are a great credit to their school and especially to Claire Hennegan,their teacher, who is also one of our violinists.
18th May 2015: St Peter-at-Gowts Church, Lincoln
We made a return visit to St. Peter-at Gowts church and raised £160 for church funds. The programme included several pieces played at the Nettleham concert with the addition of the first movement of Mozart's 40th symphony, Haydn's Divertimento and 'Hymn to Joy ' by Beethoven. The latter was dedicated to our member Mary Trevis who is now in a care home and missed by all of us. Sadly Mary passed away on May 26th. Several members had managed to visit Mary and she was,as always, very interested in what we had been doing. Her funeral was held at St.Faith's church where Mary had been organist for many years. A small group from the orchestra played an arrangement by Jonathan of the Royal Fireworks Suite by Handel, one of Mary's favourite pieces.
April 25th 2015: Workshop at Lincoln University.
About half our members joined students from the Lincoln university orchestra and members of the Nettleham and Grantham monthly workshops in a most enjoyable day. The workshop was held in the 'Atrium' at the university- a most impressive space. We studied three pieces; Handel's Water Music Suite II under the direction of Jonathan and the university's conductor, Rob Steadman, conducted a selection from 'Les Misėrables' and his own composition 'St.Crispin's Day'. Feedback from those who attended has been very positive and we will certainly be repeating the workshop next year.
23rd March 2015: All Saints Church, Nettleham.
We played to a packed All Saints Church in Nettleham. The programme was top and tailed by Mozart. A new piece in our repertoire, 'In the Mystic Land of Egypt' by Ketelbey, was particularly well received by the audience. A selection from 'The King and I', Dvorak's 'Sonatina'and Mussorgsky's 'Great Gate of Kiev' made up a mixed programme. £580 was raised for church funds. The church generously donated £50 to the orchestra
December 10th 2014: All Saints Church, Nettleham.
Ex-member Sue Deacon asked if we could play at the Polyplatt School, Scampton to accompany the carols in their community carol service. Several members obliged with Helen conducting.
December 8th 2014:
We held an 'At Home ' concert for friends and family and raised £100 for the mental health charity Re-think. We were honoured to entertain members of the Freemen's Gild who presented us with a generous donation. The centre piece of the concert was the slow movement of the Bach Double Violin Concerto which was beautifully played by Heather and Pawel. The wind and brass, under the direction of Helen, played an American swing piece. Christmas was celebrated with seasonal pieces including a solo of 'O Holy Night' by Jeremy and carols . A lovely buffet supper supplied by orchestra members was enjoyed after the concert.
October 13th 2014: Concert at St.Katherine's Priory, Lincoln.
We were asked to play by the Freemen's Gild to raise funds towards the installation of a new Eleanor Cross at St. Katherine's Priory. The concert had a nautical theme in honour of Trafalgar Day including Wicken's 'Fantasea' and both of Handel's Water Music Suites.The concert concluded with'Plymouth Hoe' by John Ansell which had been played at the last night of the proms only a few weeks before! Unfortunately the playing of Bach's Toccata and Fugue on the wonderful organ had to be cancelled as our soloist was ill. Our conductor Jonathan stepped into the breach and played a beautiful unaccompanied piece on the flute. St. Katherine's is a wonderful concert venue and we look forward to playing there again.
16 June 2014: Branston Junior Academy.
Once again the orchestra enjoyed playing a number of pieces with the children including themes from 'The Water Music' by Handel; Men of Harlech, and French Folk Medley both arranged by D R Bellwood; La Donna o Mobile by Verdi and The Can Can by Offenbach. The Orchestra also played Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart; Variations on a ShakerMelody by Aaron Copland; A Fantasea on Traditional Sea Songs by Nigel Wicken; a selection from David E Stone's Latin American Album, Highlights From Harry Potter by John Williams arr. Michael Story and Pirates of the Carribean by Klaus Badelt arr. Ted Rickett. All proceeds from the concert went towards providing new music resources for children at the academy.
24 March 2014: The Mayor of Lincoln's concert at St Peter and St Paul's catholic church, Boultham.
The programme included 'Les Miserables' medley with guest singers Kate and Peter; 'Land of Hope and Glory' and 'Jerusalem'. The concert raised £750 for the Mayor's charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Charity.
8 July 2013: An "At-Home" concert at our rehearsal venue - United Reformed Church hall at the Ermine.
The programme included Rondeau from "Abdelazer" by Purcell; the Overture from "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini; Serenade from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart; Pirates of the Carribean by Badelt, Sonatina Symfonika by Dvorak, and the clarinet quartet played Prelude by Hanmer, and Charade by Mancini/Mercer.
20 May 2013: A concert at St Peter at Gowts
This concert was held to celebrate the golden jubilee of the coronation of our Queen. The Mayor of Lincoln and other dignitaries were present. The programme included The National Anthem; Hymn To Joy (Beethoven); Firework Suite (Handel); a selection from Oklahoma; Rococo Symphony (Stamitz); Dambusters March (Coates); an extract from 'Jupiter' by Holst (I Vow To Thee My Country), Land of Hope and Glory (Elgar), and Jerusalem by Parry. £100 was raised.
11 May 2013: Mary Trevis' 90th birthday celebration.
To commemorate this special occasion, Mary had invited many friends including all the members of the orchestra to a "do" at The Woodcocks, Burton Waters. It was a very happy and enjoyable time. The orchestra played La Rejouissance from the Firework Suite, and Serenade from the Mozart Suite.
18 March 2013: Scampton Church.
It was lovely to play at this pretty and historic church again. The children from Scampton Primary School were involved in the concert, and played with great energy and enthusiasm. We played a light programme including Dambusters March by Coates; Pirates of the Carribean by Badelt; Williams' Harry Potter Themes; The James Bond Theme by Norman; Beethoven's Hymn To Joy; The Marriage Of Figaro overture by Mozart, and the strings section played Sarabande by Handel.
19 November 2012: St Faiths Church, West Parade.
This concert was organised by the vicar Angela Pavey, in aid of the bell tower fund. The concert included a raffle, and raised £300.
28 May 2012: St Peter at Gowts, Lincoln.
Concert organised by Mr Tony Gadd for the Freemen of Lincoln. Proceeds to The Mayor's Charities - £300 to Candles and £300 to St Barnabas Hospice.
26 March 2012:
All Saints Church, Monks Road. The concert raised £400 for Monks Abbey Summer Holiday meals project (MASH).
12 December 2011:
A Christmas concert at St Faith's, Lincoln which raised £140.
5 December 2011;
A Christmas concert at the P.H.C, Lincoln County Hospital.
10 October 2011: Branston Junior School.
A very enjoyable concert in which the children joined us to play several of the pieces.
27 June 2011: St Luke's Church, Jasmin Road, Birchwood, Lincoln.
Music by Bizet; Mozart; Handel, Wagner and Warlock.
4 April 2011: An "At-Home" concert at our rehearsal venue.
We played music by Mozart, Handel and Wagner. £87 was raised by donation for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.
13 December 2010: Christmas music at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln County Hospital.
for patients; carers, friends and relatives. A most enjoyable evening.
October 4 2010:
A delightful evening at Branston Junior School raised £114.20 towards new music for the school. The children joined us in excerpts from Handel's Watermusic; La Donna e Mobile by Verdi, Offenbach's Can-Can and Beethoven's Ode to Joy. The Orchestra also played music by Purcell; Handel, Moskowski and Mozart, plus Harry Potter Themes.
July 14 2010:
An evening of community music with St Martin and St Faith's School at Bishop Grosseteste College.
Monday 19 July 2010:
St Faith's Church, Lincoln. £250 was raised for church funds.
Monday 29 March 2010:
Musical At-Home at our rehearsal venue, Ermine United Reformed Church Hall. Well attended by family and friends. £55 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care.