Lunchtime Concert - The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra

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Regent Hall275 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1C 2DJ, United Kingdom
On Friday 20 January 2017 at 13:00
Programme
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)String Symphony no. 3 in E minor
Jeffreys, John (1927-2010)Serenade for Strings
Foote, Arthur (1853-1937)Suite for Strings in E major, Op.63 (Preludium)
Jenkins, Clive (b. 1938)Variations on the Eton Boating Song
Suk, Josef (1874-1935)Serenade in E flat major for strings, Op.6 (Andante con moto)
Wiffin, RobPavan
TraditionalThe Minstrel Boy (arr. Wiffin )
Traditional IrishToss the feathers (arr. Wiffin )
Waldteufel, Emile (1837-1915)The Skaters' Waltz (arr. Longfield)
Nyman, Michael (b. 1944)In Re Don Giovanni
Performers
Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra
James SandallsViolin
Adrian CalefCello

Presented by the Corps of Army Music The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra

There have been string players in the Army for over 250 years and The Royal Artillery Regiment could boast of having the first professional orchestra in Britain. However this is the first time the Army has a dedicated ensemble where its members can concentrate solely on playing stringed instruments without the need to learn a marching band instrument as was the case in the past.

The CWSO is based at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and is named after the Corps of Army Music’s Colonel in Chief.

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