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PLAYER INFORMATION

CONCERT 7 6-2-2022 REHEARSAL PLAN

Rehearsals before the concert day are at two different venues.
The usual Sunday 1430 rehearsals are 30 minutes later because of a previous booking.
The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.
KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE
  • players should only attend after a recent negative lateral flow test (preferably taken that day),
  • players should not attend if suffering symptoms of a cold unless they can be absolutely sure it is not Covid,
  • players should wear face masks at all times (assuming they are not exempt), only removing it once at their seat to rehearse or perform.
  • players should distance as much as practicable in the rehearsal and performance venues. Space constraints in Cornerstone may prevent use of separate stands in the strings on concert day, but strings are welcome to use separate stands in the other sessions if they wish.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 28-1-221915‑2145Full orchestra
1915 Dvorak, Strauss
2035 break
2050 Glazunov, Schreker, Reznicek
GWP District Community Centre – Apple Hall
Sunday 30-1-221430-1700
1500-1730
Woodwind, horns and brass sectional with GeoffGWP Northern Community Centre
1430-1700
1500-1730

 

String sectionals with OXUS:
- Violins in Play Hall
- Violas in Cherry Room
- Cellos and basses in Pear Room
1545 1615 break
1600 1630 Strings together with OXUS in Play Hall
GWP District Community Centre
Friday 4-2-221915-2145Full orchestra
1915 Strauss, Dvorak
2035 break
2050 Glazunov, Schreker, Reznicek
GWP District Community Centre – Apple Hall
Sunday 6-2-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert dress: Ladies - all black. Gents - black trousers, black shirt, no tie.

CONCERT 7 6-2-2022 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
Strauss, J IIGypsy Baron: Overture (8')
1+1,2,2,2-4230-TP-H
score + partswatch
ReznicekNachtstück (9')
0000-4000-H
scorelisten
GlazunovViolin Concerto (20')
2+1,2,2,2-4230-T-H (tns iii only)
score + partswatch

DvorakSymphony 5 in F (37')
2,2,2d1,2-4230-TP
score + partsfollow score
SchrekerGeburtstag der Infanta (encore 4')
2,1,1+1,2-4100-TP-H
score page 28-31, 95-96listen

CONCERT 7 6-2-22 REHEARSAL VENUES
(JAN-FEB 2022)

 Wind sectional

Northern Community Centre
Northern 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
District Community Centre
1 Gentian Mews
Greenwood Way
Great Western Park
Harwell OX11 6GR

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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 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 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 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.

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 route 98 bus operates from Didcot Station to outside ASDA opposite the 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 driving directions, parking, access for heavy instruments, green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants can be viewed or downloaded here.

CONCERT 8 22-5-2022 REHEARSAL PLAN

Rehearsal venue to be announced.
The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 13-5-221915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 15-5-221430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 20-5-221915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 22-5-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

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 9 Sunday 2 October 2022

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
The rehearsals and concert are unusually not on consecutive weekends
Friday 30-9-221915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 2-10-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 10 Sunday 5 February 2023

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 27-1-231915-2145Full orchestratba
Sunday 29-1-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1430-1700String sectionaltba
Friday 3-2-231915-2145Full orchestratba
Sunday 5-2-231115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 11 Sunday 14 May 2023

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 5-5-231915-2145Full orchestratba
Sunday 7-3-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1430-1700String sectionaltba
Friday 12-5-231915-2145Full orchestratba
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 orchestratba
Sunday 1-10-231430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1430-1700String sectionaltba
Friday 6-10-231915-2145Full orchestratba
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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