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In accordance with current government guidance, please do not attend a rehearsal if you have recent symptoms of a respiratory infection (eg. a Cold, Flu or Covid-19).

Concert dress is all black for men and women unless otherwise advised in the concert details below.

Rehearsal venue and concert venue addresses are given at the end of this page. Click here.

Players are asked to bring their own music stands to rehearsals.

There are no refreshments available at our rehearsal venues, so please bring your own unless advised otherwise.

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CONCERT - Sunday 21st May 2023, 4.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Conductor -  Edmon Colomer

Piano soloist - Josephine Lappin


Programme (see scoring below)

Joaquín Turina - Ritmos (1927)

Manuel de Falla - Noches en los jardines de España 

Roberto Gerhard - Soirées de Barcelone (Completed by Malcom MacDonald)

(Encore) Gerónimo Jiménez - Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso

Rehearsals (venues tbc)

Tuesday 9th May            Full              7pm-10pm            Gerhard/Turina/Jiménez

Wednesday 10th May    Strings         7pm-10pm            

Thursday 11th May        Wind/brass  7pm-10pm            

Monday 15th May          Full              7pm-10pm            Gerhard/Turina

Wednesday 17th May    Full              7pm-10pm            Gerhard/Turina/De Falla

Friday 19th                     Full              7pm-10pm            Gerhard/Jiménez/De Falla

Sunday 21st May           Full              12pm-3pm   SJSS  

Sunday 21st May           CONCERT   4.30pm        SJSS


Turina, Ritmos (1927) 14' - youtube link

3(2+picc(=Fl3)); 3(2+CorA); 3(2+bcl); 3(2+cbn) - 4,3,3,1 - Timp,perc,celeste, harp, strings


de Falla, Noches en los jardines de España (1915) 24' - youtube link

3(2+picc); 3(2+corA); 2; 2 - - tmp.perc (1) - cel.hp - str. Solo piano


Gerhard, Soirées de Barcelone (1937-39) Completed by Malcom MacDonald 45' - youtube link

3(2+picc); 3(2+corA(=obIII)); 4(2+Ebcl+bcl); 3(2+dbn) - - timp.perc (xyl/cast/tgl/BD with cym/susp.cym/tamb/cyms/tam-t-) - pft.hp.cel - st


Jimenez, Intermezzo - La boda de Luis Alonso (1897) 6' - youtube link

3(2+picc), 2, 3(2+bcl), 1 - 2,3,3,1 - Timps, perc Harp, strings

(NB. Parts to be doubled to allow everyone to take part in the encore)



Our usual rehearsal and concert venues:

GCH - Grey Coat Hospital School: main school (hall on first floor), Greycoat Place, London SW1P 2DY, nearest tube St James Park or Victoria

PA - Paddington Academy: 50 Marylands Rd, London W9 2DR, nearest tubes Warwick Avenue or Westbourne Grove

WH - Warehouse: 13 Theed St, London SE1 8ST, nearest tube Waterloo

WCS - Westminster City School: school hall (through reception, right into courtyard, up steps, right to main hall) 55 Palace St, London SW1E 5HJ, nearest tube Victoria

WCS** - Westminster City School: Drama Studio, Pouchot Building (same entrance as usual)

SJSS - St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, nearest tube Westminster, St James' Park. More info here


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