Concert: 22nd January 2022

We delighted to announce that we will be performing at St Saviour’s Church, St Albans on 22nd January 2022 at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy an evening of song.

Emily Kirby Ashmoor, soprano, will be singing Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder. We will also be entertained by Heathlands Harmony from the Heathlands School for the Deaf as well as Chorus Angelicus from Langley Hall Primary School who will be singing songs by Rutter. The orchestra will be playing Bizet’s Carmen Suite.

Emily studied at the University of King’s College London, the Royal Academy of Music and for her Masters of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.  She was previously a Principal Artist with Palace Opera and a Young Artist with both Head First Productions and the Opera in the City Festival. She has recently performed the roles of Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia, Opera Asteria), Dr A (The Hive, Hive Opera), First Woman (Cover) (Dido & Aeneas, Blackheath Hallsand Adina (Cover) (L’Elisir d’amore, Into Opera). She has joined Opera Holland Park for their last two Summer seasons, and will be joining the Chorus of the Royal Opera House in 2022 for Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. She frequently tours internationally with ensembles such as the Monteverdi Choir and Les Metaboles, and is currently living in Paris where she sings at the American Cathedral.

Tickets for this concert will go on sale towards the end of November 2021 from this website.

Calling violinists and viola players!

In the expectation that the 2021-22 season will run to plan, the orchestra would love to hear from violinists and viola players who wish to play with us. We are a very friendly group of people with a passion for music and an ambition to improve and expand, directed by a dynamic and charismatic conductor. Please use the Contact link above and someone will get back to you quickly.

There are also vacancies for a second oboe, a trombone and two horns.

Update: 2020/21 season and beyond

We’re sorry to announce that there will be no public concerts for the rest of the current season. We are planning a series of concerts for 2021/22, subject to government guidelines.

2020/21 season

We regret to inform you that we have cancelled the concert scheduled for October 24th 2020. Due to social restrictions related to the coronavirus, we are uncertain when rehearsals and concerts for the 2020 – 21 season can start. We have a provisional plan for the rest of the season and will update this website as soon as the situation allows. We look forward to seeing orchestra members and our audience again when circumstances allow.

July 11th Concert

We are very sad to let you know that our concert on July 11th with the soprano soloist Emily Kirby-Ashmore has been cancelled. We intend to be back playing as soon as we are allowed to and we look forward to performing again during the 2020/21 season.

Concert Cancelled

Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel the concert on 28th March at St John’s Boxmoor. This is due to the Coronavirus situation. We will keep you updated on this website about future concerts.

Season tickets 2019/20 season

We value our regular audience members and would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for the 2019/2020 season.  The tickets cost £36 for adults and £30 for concessions.  They will gain you entry into each of the 4 concerts we are performing this season in the local area (excluding the Potter’s Bar concert).  If you would like to purchase one please click here to email our ticket secretary, Penny Jones, for details.