Westminster Chamber Orchestra - An English Idyll

Westminster Chamber Orchestra - An English Idyll

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 19:00

The Westminster Chamber Orchestra is delighted to present 'An English Idyll', featuring music by Finzi, Howells, Holst, and Britten, as well as music by Armstrong Gibbs. The orchestra has a special interest in British music and has created a varied programme including Britten's popular Simple Symphony and Finzi's exquisite Romance for Strings. Talented viola player George White, an orchestra member and former Salisbury Cathedral chorister, will perform Howells's beautiful Elegy for Viola and Strings and the ensemble will continue its exploration of lesser-known British music for strings. Armstrong Gibbs was a prolific composer of string music and the Suite for Strings will end the concert.

Please note the earlier start time of 7pm.

Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Simple Symphony
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
St Paul's Suite, for strings
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Romance for Strings in E flat
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Suite for Strings
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)


St Thomas's Church
St Thomas Square
Salisbury SP1 1BA
United Kingdom
51° 4' 9.5088" N, 1° 47' 49.5456" W
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£12 in advance, £15 on the door, accompanied children free Available from 07921 819345 Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm.
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