Good Day Sunshine!
Sun Kissed Classics to chase away the Winter Blues!
The orchestra performed a great selection of music from the Baroque period to the 20th Century for an audience of approximately 230 at Ecclesall Parish Church, on Saturday January 27th 2018.
Orchestra trumpet players Alex Shields and Neil Bermel were the soloists in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, and a beefed-up percussion section gave a fine flourish to Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.
We were honoured to have the company of Endcliffe Orchestra founder Margaret Staniforth who was introduced to the room by Martin Lightowler prior to the second half of the concert.
The orchestra would like to thank local amateur musician John Kilpatrick for providing us with one of his home-built harpsichords for the Vivaldi.
And thanks to orchestra double-bass player John Goepel for being such an effective Concert Manager – you do it so well!
Margaret commented afterwards:
And from Andrew Mart who stood in as contrabassoonist:
I admit i had goosebumps in the slow movt of the Karelia – the string playing was fantastic and rich…. Great orchestra, it was a pleasure to play for it.
Mendelssohn – Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Vivaldi – Concerto for two trumpets
(Soloists: Alex Shields and Neil Bermel)
Brahms – 3 Hungarian Dances
Delius – Walk to the Paradise Gardens
Berlioz – March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Ravel – Bolero
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Gershwin – Cuban Overture
Scroll down for some great pictures:
Martin welcomes Endcliffe Orchestra founder Margaret Staniforth:
More images of a very memorable concert: