Concerto Finalists' Concert 3 March 2018 (CANCELLED/POSTPONED due to treacherous weather/icy conditions)
!!Important: CANCELLED/POSTPONED due to treacherous weather/icy conditions!!
On Saturday 3 March the Finals of our 2018 Adult (21+) Concerto Competition will be held at 1930 in
Kimmeridge Hall, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus.
Having come through the auditions in January, the four finalists in our Adult (21+) Concerto Competition will be competing to take the trophy and come back to perform their chosen concerto with Westbourne Orchestra on Saturday 21st July 2018.
The finalists and their chosen concertos (from which they will play one movement) are:
Sirius Chau (Flute): Flute Concerto by Ibert
Natasha Hall (Violin): Poeme Op.25 by Ernest Chausson
Jinah Shim (Piano): Concerto No. 3 in C minor by Beethoven
Patrick Davies (Clarinet): Clarinet Concerto in F Minor by Bernhard Crusell
Entry is FREE so come along and enjoy the evening!
Choral concert 18 May 2018
We are delighted that the full orchestra's next concert is a choral one with Brockenhurst Choir and Total Voice Chamber Choir on Saturday 12 May 2018 at St Ambrose Church, 72 West Cliff Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8BE. Tickets £10 or online at www.wegottickets.com/westbourneorchestra. Accompanied children FREE.
Programme: National Anthem (Britten), Westbourne Strings will then perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantastia Overture, then the full orchestra with Brockenhurst Choir and Total Voice Chamber Choir will perform the Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams (Soprano: Samantha Crawford, Baritone: Alex Cook). Conductor: Lee Marchant, Leader: Marjory King.
The Westbourne Orchestral Society (registered charity no. 282074) , average strength 50 instrumentalists, was formed in 1930 and has given regular concerts ever since, even during world war 2, when it gave 248 concerts for troops stationed in Bournemouth!
Sir Dan Godfrey, then conductor of the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra (now the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) who lived in Westbourne, was the first President of the Society.
The orchestra continues to flourish and performs all kinds of music from classical to selections from musical shows. It gives six concerts annually, many in aid of charities and good causes. The orchestra rehearses at St. Ambrose Church, West Cliff Road, Westbourne, on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.
The objectives/aims of the Westbourne Orchestral Society are to:
- promote and help popularise classical music by the presentation of concerts, normally six per year, and thereby providing education in the art and science of music,
- provide a means by which musicians of various grades of competence can share the joy of making music together,
- form its playing members into a symphony orchestra to encourage musical talent and appreciation and
- raise funds for various charities.