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PLAYER INFORMATION

CONCERT 10 2-10-2022
REHEARSAL PLAN
REPERTOIRE
CONCERTS 11-12 DATES
FUTURE DATES

CONCERT 9 2-10-2022 REHEARSAL PLAN
(SEP-OCT 2022)

 UPDATE JUNE 2022: To accommodate the changed availability of a soloist booked to play in a forthcoming concert, we have reordered a few of the next concerts. The order below supersedes that presented in the May 2022 concert programme.
The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 16-9-221915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 18-9-221430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre

Note the unusual gap between the two weekends
Friday 30-9-221915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 2-10-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

 INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS   including concert dress, driving directions, free parking, access for heavy instruments, green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants

CONCERT 9 2-10-2022 REPERTOIRE

Instrumentation key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.

UPDATE JUNE 2022 Owing to unavailability of the tuba soloist on this date, that concert has been postponed and a later programme brought forward

Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
VerbytskyState Anthem of Ukraine (2')
2222-4231-TPPH
partswatch
WagnerParsifal: Prelude Act 1 (13')
with concert ending
3,2+1,3,3+1- 4331-T
score + partsfollow score
Anna Kuzina-RozhdestvenskayaBreath of Life (5') - small orchestra arrangement (?strings only). Anna is making a full orchestra version especially for DCO for premiere in 2023listen (original synthesizer)
AlfvénA Legend of the Skerries (18')
3d1,2+1,3+1,3+1-4231-T1P2H
score and parts in ©
- not available
listen

BaxTintagel (14')
2+1,2+1,2+1,2+1-4331-T1PH
score (parts not online)follow score
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty Suite, op 66 (29')
plus added Entracte after #3
2+1,2+1,2,2-4,2+2,3,1-TPH
Suite: score + parts
Entracte: score
Suite: follow
Entracte: watch
AlfvénElegy from Gustav II Adolf Suite
(encore, 5')
0121-0000-strings, or
0,1,2+1,0-0000-strings
score and parts in ©
- not available
listen

REHEARSAL VENUES

We've booked these rehearsal venues up to and including October 2023

 Wind sectional

Northern Community Centre
GWP* Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre
Dan Read Parade
Sir Frank Williams Avenue
Great Western Park
Didcot OX11 6BD

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 Full rehearsals and strings sectional

District Community Centre
GWP* District Neighbourhood Community Centre
1 Gentian Mews
Greenwood Way
Great Western Park
Harwell OX11 6GR

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* GWP stands for Great Western Park, which is a new estate between Didcot and Harwell.
 
ROAD: Both community centres are best reached by leaving the A34 at Milton interchange. Drive 1.6 miles along the A4130 eastbound towards Didcot and turn right at traffic lights into Sir Frank Williams Avenue – the entrance to Great Western Park.

WIND SECTIONAL: About 0.5 miles along Sir Frank Williams Avenue, the GWP Northern Community Centre is on the right side of the road. There are 11 parking spaces near the entrance to the building, but for ample street parking, go one block further along Sir Frank Williams Avenue and turn right into Greenfinch Road.

FULL REHEARSALS: Passing the GWP Northern Community Centre, continue straight another 0.6 miles south into Greenwood Way. In a shopping area opposite ASDA and Costa, you will see the GWP District Community Centre on your left. Immediately after it, turn left into Gentian Mews, and just past the building, turn left into a large car park (46 cars). From the front entrance, the large Apple Hall is immediately to your left – the gate from the car park should also be open.

STRING SECTIONALS: The Play Room is adjacent to the car park, with its own entrance. If locked, enter the building at the front. At the entrance, the Pear Room (cellos and basses) is on the right, the Cherry Room (violas) further in front on the right, and the Play Room (violins and later full strings) at the far end, with a keyfob lock which you may have to ask staff to unlock.

RAIL: 32 minutes (1.6 miles) walk from Didcot Parkway station. Cross at the lights outside the station and turn right along Station Road. Take first left up Haydon Road to its end. Turn right into Broadway, past the Civic Hall and straight over the roundabout into Wantage Road. Continue past Didcot Baptist Centre (previous rehearsal venue) for approx 0.8 miles. At the traffic lights, turn right into Greenwood Way, past UTC (previous rehearsal venue). The District Community Centre is opposite ASDA and Costa.

BUS: The half-hourly 13-minute Connector 98 bus operates from Didcot Station to outside ASDA opposite the GWP District Community Centre.


CONCERT VENUE

Northbourne Centre
Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road
Didcot OX11 7NE
DIRECTIONS + MAPS
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See maps and directions.

 INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS   including concert dress, driving directions, free parking, access for heavy instruments, changing / green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants can be viewed or downloaded here.

CONCERT 10 5-2-2023 REHEARSAL PLAN
(JAN-FEB 2023)

The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 27-1-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 29-1-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre

Note gap between first weekend and concert weekend
Friday 3-2-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 5-2-231115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONCERT 10 5-2-2023 REPERTOIRE

Instrumentation key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
VerbytskyState Anthem of Ukraine (2')
2222-4231-TPPH
Partswatch
Saint SaensPhaeton (8')
3d2,2,2,3-4231-TP2H
score + partsfollow score
Hanson, HowardSymphony no 2 "Romantic" (30')
2+1,2+1,2,2+1-4331-TP(sd,cym)H
Score + parts in ©
- not available
watch

GoldmarkSakuntala Overture (17')
2,2+1,2,2-4231-TH
score + partslisten
GoldmarkQueen of Sheba: Ballet Music
8 before H to I only (4')
2,2+1,2+1,2-4330-T
score + partslisten
(to 3:30)
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet Overture
version C (19')
2+1,2+1,2,2-4231-TPH
score + partsfollow score
SodermanSwedish Wedding March (encore, 4')
1122-2000
score + partslisten

Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
RossiniWilliam Tell: Overture (10')
1+1,2d1,2,2-4230-TP
score + partsfollow score
Anna Kuzina-RozhdestvenskayaBreath of Life - small orchestra arrangement. Anna is making a full orchestra version especially for DCO for premiere in 2023
DohnanyiSymphonic Minutes (13')
2d1,2d1,2d1,2-4230-TPceleste,H
no (©)follow score
Vaughan WilliamsTuba Concerto (14')
2d1,1,2,1-2220-TP
score only (©)watch

BrahmsSymphony 3 in F (36')
2,2,2,2+1-4230-T
score + partsfollow score
SodermanSwedish Wedding March (encore, 4')
1122-2000
score + partslisten

CONCERT 8 22-5-2022 REPERTOIRE

Instrumentation key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
WagnerParsifal: Prelude (13')
3,3+1,3,3d1-4331-T2H
score + partslisten
Strauss, RichardFour Last Songs (26')
3d1+1,2+1,2+1,2+1-4331-Tcel-H
score + partswatch

DvorakHussite Overture (14')
2+1,2d1,2,2-4231-TPH (short cor passage in ob1)
score + partsfollow score
TchaikovskySleepting Beauty: ballet highlights (29')
2+1,2+1,2,2-4,2+2,3,1-TPH
score + partsfollow score
DeliusIrmelin Prelude (encore, 4')
2, 2+1,2+1,2-2000-H
(not online)listen

CONCERT 7 21-6-2020 REPERTOIRE

Orchestration key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
ProkofievSymphony no 1 Classical
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score
LiadovNenie, op 67
2122-4000 (horn parts rewritten for 2 players)
scorefollow score
DvorakCzech Suite, op 39
2,2+1,2,2-2200-T (cor in iv arranged for clarinet, tp+T only in v)
score + partsfollow score

LarssonPastoral Suite, op 19
2222-2200-T (ii str only)
© not availablelisten
BeethovenSymphony no 8 in F
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score

FUTURE DATES

Although participation in each concert is by invitation, "regular" players might like to be aware of future concert and rehearsal dates. All dates are clear of half term, and are mostly on consecutive weekends.

Concert 11 Sunday 14 May 2023

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 5-5-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 7-3-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 12-5-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 14-5-231115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 12 Sunday 8 October 2023

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 29-9-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 1-10-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 6-10-231915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 8-10-231115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONTACT

Conductor & Musical Director
Geoff Bushell
Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Geoff Bushell, Conductor and Musical Director, Didcot Concert Orchestra
 
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