Concerts 1944-1949

12 concerts to display

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Walton, Prokofiev & Stanford - October 1949
Walton, Prokofiev & Stanford - October 1949

Saturday 29 October 1949 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Walton “Belshazzar's Feast”, Prokofiev “Peter & the Wolf” & Stanford “Songs of the Sea”

Soloist: Dennis Noble. Narrator: Alvar Liddell

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Verdi “Requiem” - February 1949
Verdi “Requiem” - February 1949

Saturday 26 February 1949 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Verdi “Requiem”

Soloists: Victoria Sladen, Heddle Nash, Margaret McArthur & Tom Williams

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Handel “Messiah” - November 1948
Handel “Messiah” - November 1948

Tuesday 30 November 1948 at Fillongley Parish Church

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Muriel Thornton, Margaret Lowe, Dennis Diehl & Arthur Duffield

Coventry Co-operative Society Orchestra conducted by Thomas Garratt
Borodin, Holst & German - October 1948
Borodin, Holst & German - October 1948

Saturday 30 October 1948 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Holst “Hymn of Jesus”, Borodin “Prince Igor Dances” & German “Kipling's Just So Songs”

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - February 1948
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - February 1948

Saturday 14 February 1948 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “ The Dream of Gerontius”

Soloists: Jan Van Der Gucht, Gladys Ripley & Ronald Stear

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Mendelssohn “Elijah” - April 1947
Mendelssohn “Elijah” - April 1947

Sunday 20 April 1947 at the Hippodrome, Coventry

Mendelssohn “Elijah”

Soloists: Elsie Suddaby, Janet Howe, Ronald Bristol & Robert Cummings

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
CONDUCTED BY THE COMPOSER - NOVEMBER 1946
CONDUCTED BY THE COMPOSER - NOVEMBER 1946

Saturday 30 November 1946 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Tippett “A Child Of Our Time” was completed in 1941 and this performance was conducted for the first time in the Midlands by the composer himself

Soloists: Margaret Ritchie, Margaret McArthur, Peter Pears & Owen Brannigan

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Tippett
Coleridge-Taylor “Song of Hiawatha” - September 1946
Coleridge-Taylor “Song of Hiawatha” - September 1946

Saturday 14 September 1946 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Coleridge Taylor “The Song of Hiawatha”

Soloists: Elsie Suddaby, Bradbridge White & William Parsons

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Handel “Messiah” - March 1946
Handel “Messiah” - March 1946

Sunday 17 March 1946 at the Hippodrome, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Noel Eadie, Mary Jarred, Eric Greene & Henry Cummings

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Stanford & Constance Lambert - October 1945
Stanford & Constance Lambert - October 1945

Saturday 20 October 1945 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Stanford “God and the Universe”, Constance Lambert “The Rio Grande” & Stanford “Songs of the Sea”

Soloists: Helsby Blair & Dorothy R. Rice

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Coleridge-Taylor & Parry - January 1945
Coleridge-Taylor & Parry - January 1945

Saturday 6 January 1945 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Coleridge-Taylor “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast” & Parry “The Pied Pier of Hamelin”

Soloists: Jan Van Der Gucht & Joseph Farrington

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
First Choral & Orchestral Concert - April 1944
First Choral & Orchestral Concert - April 1944

Saturday 29 April 1944 in Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Stanford “The Revenge” & Elgar unaccompanied part-song

The Choir's first public performance

Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. W. K. Stanton