at St Lukes Church, Lodge Moor, Sheffield

Wow! A full house for an amazing concert of popular classics. Soloist soprano Chloe Saywell was the star of the show with beautiful performances of Quando m’en vo from La BohèmeMein Herr Marquis from Die FledermausA Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and The Trolley Song from Meet me in St. Louis.

Martin Lightowler led two young audience members in conducting The Dambusters March, and orchestra Cor Anglais player Brian Campbell swapped instruments and played a typewriter in Leroy Anderson’s classic number of the same name.

The concert finished with audience participation in the Last Night favourites. It was a terrific event enjoyed by both players and audience alike.

Thanks to Jenny Powell for taking over as concert manager and to everyone else who played their part both musically and administratively in helping the event to be such a success.


Full Concert Programme:

  • Engelbert Humperdinck, Overture to Hansel and Gretel
  • Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 (op. 46) IV: Dance in the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. D. Stone), Fantasia on Greensleeves Giacomo
  • Puccini, ‘Quando m’en vo’ from La Bohème
  • Johann Strauss II, ‘Mein Herr Marquis’ from Die Fledermaus
  • Eric Coates (arr. David Andrew), Dambusters March
  • Leroy Anderson, The Typewriter
  • John Williams, Star Wars Suite for Orchestra: Title Theme
  • Arturo Márquez, Danzón no. 2
  • Manning Sherwin (arr. G. Usher), ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’
  • Ralph Bane (arr. G. Usher), ‘The Trolley Song’ from Meet me in St. Louis Edward
  • Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March no.1
  • Henry Wood (arr. George L. Zalva), Fantasia on British Sea Songs
  • C.H.H. Parry (arr. Edward Elgar), Jerusalem