Concerts 1980-1989

40 concerts to display

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Christmas Crackers - December 1989
Christmas Crackers - December 1989

Friday 8 December 1989 at Warwick Arts Centre

A concert of Christmas music including Rutter “Wind in the Willows” narrated by Barry Lankester

Musical Director: John Dowding
Handel “Messiah” - November 1989
Handel “Messiah” - November 1989

Saturday 18 November 1989 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Teresa Wilson, Jo Dwyer, Elved James & Ian Jarvis

Fulford Quintet conducted by John Dowding
SIR HENRY MAKES AN APPEARANCE - OCTOBER 1989
SIR HENRY MAKES AN APPEARANCE - OCTOBER 1989

Saturday 21 October 1989 at Warwick Arts Centre

The bust of Sir Henry Wood was loaned to the Choir by the Royal Academy of Music for the concert

Beauchamp Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Mozart “Requiem in D Minor” - April 1989
Mozart “Requiem in D Minor” - April 1989

Saturday 22 April 1989 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Mozart “Vesperae Solemnis Di Confessore” & “Requiem in D Minor”

Soloists: Una Barry, Angela Hartley, Jeffrey Cresswell & Malcolm Singer

Beauchamp Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Christmas Crackers - December 1988
Christmas Crackers - December 1988

Saturday 10 December 1988 at Warwick Arts Centre

A festival of Christmas music

Coventry School of Music Brass Band conducted by John Dowding
Handel “Israel in Egypt” - November 1988
Handel “Israel in Egypt” - November 1988

Saturday 26 November 1988 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Handel “Israel in Egypt”

Soloists: Students of the Birmingham School of Music

Beauchamp Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Fauré “Requiem” - June 1988
Fauré “Requiem” - June 1988

Saturday 11 June 1988 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Fauré “Requiem”, Vaughan Williams “Mass in G Minor” & Britten “Rejoice in the Lamb

Soloists: Frances Brindley, Michael Rollins & Tony Gibbs

Musical Director: John Dowding
A Sacred Flame of Love - May 1988
A Sacred Flame of Love - May 1988

Tuesday 24 May 1988 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

John Wesley 250th Anniversary Celebrations - not really a concert - choir sang 4 pieces as part of an evening of hymns & anthems
Bruckner & Haydn Masses - March 1988
Bruckner & Haydn Masses - March 1988

Saturday 12 March 1988 at Warwick Arts Centre

Bruckner “Mass in F Minor” & Haydn “Harmony Mass”

Soloists: Sarah Leonard, Margaret Maguire, Ian Thompson & Christopher Underwood

Beauchamp Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Coventry Carols - December 1987
Coventry Carols - December 1987

Saturday 12 December 1987 at Warwick Arts Centre

Christmas Crackers Extra - Coventry Carols

Coventry School of Music Brass Band conducted by John Dowding
Handel “Samson” - November 1987
Handel “Samson” - November 1987

Saturday 28 November 1987 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Handel “Samson”

Soloists: Tracey Chadwell, Timothy Penrose, James Griffett & Gordon Jones

Cotswold Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Holst & Dvorak - June 1987
Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Holst & Dvorak - June 1987

Saturday 27 June 1987 at Warwick Arts Centre

Poulenc “Gloria”, Vaughan Williams “Dona Nobis Pacem” & Works by Holst & Dvorak

Soloists: Angela Kazimierczuk & Lawrence Wallington

Beauchamp Sinfonietta conducted by John Dowding
Bach & Mozart - April 1987
Bach & Mozart - April 1987

Saturday 4 April 1987 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bach “Magnificat in D Major” & Mozart “Mass in C Minor”

Soloists: Jacquelyn Fugelle, Una Barry, Angela Hartley, Charles Corp & Clive Birch

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Last Night of the Proms - October 1986
Last Night of the Proms - October 1986

Saturday 4 October 1986 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Last Night of the Proms

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Verdi “Requiem” - June 1986
Verdi “Requiem” - June 1986

Saturday 21 June 1986 at Warwick Arts Centre

Verdi “Requiem”

Soloists: Alison Pearce, Margaret McDonald, David Johnston & James Ashworth

With Finham Choral Society. Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Tippett & Rutter - March 1986
Tippett & Rutter - March 1986

Saturday 15 March 1986 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Rutter “The Falcon” & Tippett “A Child of Our Time”

Soloists: Alison Barlow, Susan Hanson, Joseph Cornwell & Malcolm Singer

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Sounds Sacred - October 1985
Sounds Sacred - October 1985

Thursday 15 October 1985 at St Thomas More Church, Styvechale, Coventry

Ramirez “Misa Criolla”, Vaughan Williams “Te Deum” & other varied works by Bruckner, Purcell, Schubert, Tippett & Wesley

Soloist: Frances Brindley

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Ruby Anniversary Concert - June 1985
Ruby Anniversary Concert - June 1985

Saturday 22 June 1985 at Warwick Arts Centre

Ruby anniversary concert performance of Orff “Carmina Burana” & Coleridge-Taylor “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast”

Soloists: Patricia Garnham, Philip Russell & Robert Carpenter Turner

With Finham Choral Society

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - April 1985
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - April 1985

Saturday 27 April 1985 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius”

Soloists: Shirley Minty, Ian Thompson & John King

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Handel “Messiah” - December 1984
Handel “Messiah” - December 1984

Thursday 6 December 1984 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Kate Richardson, Joan Boothroyd & Michael Rollins

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Last Night of the Proms - October 1984
Last Night of the Proms - October 1984

Saturday 6 October 1984 in Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Last Night of the Proms - international & film music, traditional favourites for the whole family

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Music for a Summer’s Evening - July 1984
Music for a Summer’s Evening - July 1984

Saturday 7 July 1984 at Henley College, Coventry

A musical miscellany

Musical Director: John Dowding
Duruflé, Bach & Bernstein - June 1984
Duruflé, Bach & Bernstein - June 1984

Saturday 24 June 1984 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Duruflé “Requiem”, Bach “Sing Ye To The Lord” & Bernstein “Chichester Psalms”

Musical Director: John Dowding
Haydn & Mozart - May 1984
Haydn & Mozart - May 1984

Thursday 10 May 1984 at St Thomas More Church, Coventry & Saturday 12 May 1984 at St George's Church, Edgbaston

Haydn “Nelson Mass” & Mozart “Regina Coeli”

Soloists: Angela Kazimierczuk, Sara Clethero, Russell Wharton & Andrew Hopwood

Musical Director: John Dowding
Elgar “The Kingdom” - January 1984
Elgar “The Kingdom” - January 1984

Saturday 21 January 1984 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “The Kingdom”

Soloists: Jacquelyn Fugelle, Diana Walkley, James Griffett & Michael George

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Bach “St John Passion” - July 1983
Bach “St John Passion” - July 1983

Thursday 7 July 1983 at St Thomas Mores Church, Styvechale, Coventry

Bach “St John Passion”

Soloists from Ex Cathedra, Michael Rollins, David Cragg, Ray Batters & John Hawker

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Haydn & Mendelssohn - April 1983
Haydn & Mendelssohn - April 1983

Saturday 30 April 1983 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Mendelssohn “First Walpurgis Night” & Haydn “The Seasons”

Soloists: Joan Boothroyd, Philip Russell & John Hawker

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Gala Opera Concert - January 1983
Gala Opera Concert - January 1983

Saturday 15 January 1983 - Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Arias & Choruses from Bizet “Carmen”, Gounod “Faust”, Bizet “The Pearl Fishers” & many more

Soloists: Jacquelyn Fugelle, James Anderson, Alan Fairs, Kate Richardson, Richard Johnson & Michael Rollins

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Christmas Concert - December 1982
Christmas Concert - December 1982

Thursday 2 December 1982 at St Thomas More Church, Coventry

Christmas carols and music by Charpentier, Keetman, Orff & Rutter

Soloists from the choir, Philharmonic Ensemble & St Thomas More School Choir & Recorder Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
JOHNNY MORRIS IS TUBBY THE TUBA - OCTOBER 1982
JOHNNY MORRIS IS TUBBY THE TUBA - OCTOBER 1982

Saturday 9 October 1982 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Last Night of the Proms

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding

The story of “Tubby the Tuba” told by Johnny Morris
Summer Serenade - July 1982
Summer Serenade - July 1982

Thursday 1 July 1982 at St Thomas Mores Church, Styvechale, Coventry

Summer Serenade - Schubert “Mass in G”, Vaughan Williams “Five English Folk Songs”, Randall Thompson “Alleluia” & Dowding “Four To Sing”

Soloists: Kate Richardson, Tony Gibbs & Michael Rollins

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Haydn, Bernstein & Rossini - March 1982
Haydn, Bernstein & Rossini - March 1982

Saturday 27 March 1982 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Haydn “Te Deum”, Bernstein “Chichester Psalms” & Rossini “Stabat Mater”

Soloists: Jacquelyn Fugelle, Joan Boothroyd, Charles Corp & John King

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Vaughan Williams, Walton & Moeran - January 1982
Vaughan Williams, Walton & Moeran - January 1982

Saturday 16 January 1981 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Vaughan Williams “Sea Symphony”, Walton “Coronation Te Deum” & Moeran “Nocturne”

Soloists: Rosalind Roberts & Ian Caddy

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Bach, Handel & Scarlatti - November 1981
Bach, Handel & Scarlatti - November 1981

Thursday 26 November 1981 at St Thomas More School, Coventry

Bach “Christmas Oratorio Pt I”, Handel Excerpts from “Messiah” & Scarlatti “Christmas Cantata”

Soloists: Margaret Taylor, Susan Lewis, Richard Johnson & Michael Rollins

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Orff “Carmina Burana” - April 1981
Orff “Carmina Burana” - April 1981

Saturday 4 April 1981 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

30th Anniversary Performance of Orff “Carmina Burana” & Constance Lambert “Rio Grande”

Soloists: Patricia Garnham, Malcolm Singer, Susan Lewis & Tony Gibbs

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding

Mendelssohn “Elijah” - January 1981
Mendelssohn “Elijah” - January 1981

Saturday 17 January 1981 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Mendelssohn “Elijah”

Soloists: Rosalind Roberts, Barbara Maguire, Ian Caddy & Philip Russell

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Four Centuries of Music - November 1980
Four Centuries of Music - November 1980

Thursday 13 November 1980 at St Thomas More Church, Coventry

Four Centuries of Music - Glories of Venetian & Russian church music including works by Gabrieli, Bach, Purcell, Cimarosa, Rachmaninov & Haydn

Soloist: Margaret Taylor

Philharmonic Ensemble & Coventry School of Music Wind Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Brahms "German Requiem" - June 1980
Brahms "German Requiem" - June 1980

Saturday 21 June 1980 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Brahms "German Requiem" & Hewitt Jones "Two Canticles"

Soloists: Rosalind Roberts & Andrew Knight

Coventry Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding
Britten, Hurd & Schutz - March 1980
Britten, Hurd & Schutz - March 1980

Saturday 8 March 1980 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Britten "St Nicolas", Hurd "Musics Praise" & Schutz "Sing to the Lord"

Soloist: Peter Jeffes

Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by John Dowding
Honegger, Handel & Debussy - January 1980
Honegger, Handel & Debussy - January 1980

Saturday 26 January 1980 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Honegger “King David”, Handel “Zadok the Priest” & Debussy “The Blessed Demozel”

Narration by Richard Baker

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Dowding