Open Online Rehearsals Jan/Feb2021

7:30pm, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 to Tue, 9 Feb 2021

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Rehearsal
    Venue: Online by Zoom - a link will be sent to you prior to the rehearsals
    Ticket pricing/options: £10 per rehearsal
    £40 for all 5 rehearsals
    Tickets: Book now
    Description: Open Online Rehearsals Jan/Feb2021

    Join us for our online rehearsals!

    Try out some great repertoire, learn some fun facts and a bit of history about each piece from our Musical Director 

    Originally titled Die einsame Insel (The Lonely Island), The Hebrides has long been a favourite among audiences and musicians alike. Inspired by the Scottish island of Staffa, it sounds like an early example of a romantic tone poem and develops moods more weighty and tempestuous than Mendelssohn's earlier orchestral works.

    Wagner's Siegfried Idyll was written as a birthday present to his second wife (Franz Liszt's daughter, Cosima) on the birth of their son Siegfried, first performed on a staircase as she awoke on Christmas day 1870. It contains quotes of personal significance to Richard and his family & also a famous German lullaby perhaps intended for their new son.

    The version of Janacek's Rikadla (Nursery Rhymes) we will be playing is an arrangement by Ollie Till - this will be its first outing!

    Attendance for each rehearsal only costs £10 or how about booking yourself for all of them at a discount of £40 for 5?

    Any additional donations to support the orchestra and its professionals will be very welcome and can be made at the Donate page of our website


    Rehearsal Schedule

    • Rehearsal 1: 12 Jan - Mendelssohn The Hebrides

    • Rehearsal 2: 19 Jan - Wagner Siegfried Idyll

    • Rehearsal 3: 26 Jan - Wagner Siegfried Idyll + Mendelssohn The Hebrides

    • Rehearsal 4: 2 Feb - Janacek Rikadla (Nursery Rhymes) arr Oliver Till

    • Rehearsal 5: 9 Feb - Janacek Nursery Rhymes + Wagner Mastersingers Prelude

    You can download the music parts here (Janacek Nursery Rhymes to follow):