Orchestra

  • Comprises approximately 30 string players and full woodwind and brass sections
  • Weekly rehearsals, with string sectionals taken by the Carducci Quartet, conducted by the Director of Music
  • Accompanies the most advanced scholars in Concerto performances

RECENT REPERTOIRE HAS INCLUDED:

Piano Concerto in A Minor – Grieg
Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
Crown Imperial – Walton
Violin Concerto – Bruch
Cello Concerto in E minor – Elgar
Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn
Pomp and Circumstance March no. 2 – Elgar
Murder on the Orient Express – Richard Rodney-Bennett
Finlandia – Sibelius
Fantasia on British Seasongs – Wood
William Tell Overture – Rossini
English Folksong Suite – Vaughan Williams

Sinfonia

  • Comprises the department’s most advanced string players
  • Weekly rehearsals and sectionals led and directed by the Carducci Quartet

RECENT REPERTOIRE HAS INCLUDED:

Clarinet Concerto – Mozart
Violin Concerto in D major – Mozart
St Paul’s Suite – Holst
Cello Concerto in C Major – Haydn
Serenade to Strings – Elgar
Holberg Suite – Grieg
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis – Vaughan Williams