Sunday 3 March 2019

Concert

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Conductor: Chris Parsons
Leader: Paula Muldoon
featuring fanfares played by young local brass players

A Fanfare for St Edmundsbury - David Sims
Spanish March Op 433 - J Strauss II
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky Korsakov
A Fanfare for the Apex - David Sims
Coronation March - Frank Bridge
Two Swedish Folk Melodies - Svendsen
Huapango - JP Moncayo

Concert Programme sponsored by Bedford's

Photos of our concert at The Apex - click here

Once again, one of our founder members (Mike Baynes) attended our concert and wrote an online review of our concert:

https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/whats-on/review-bury-friendly-orchestra-at-the-apex-bury-st-edmunds-9063435/

Spanish March on YouTube click here


Tuesday 26 March 2019

Recording Session

We spent this evening recording 4 movements from David Sims' Sounds of Suffolk.

Watch this space for your chance to buy the CD!


Sunday 7 July 2019

Summer Concert

Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds

Conductor: Chris Parsons
Leader: Nicola Lancaster

633 Squadron - Ron Goodwin
Gabriel's oboe - Ennio Morricone, arranged David Sims (soloist Debbie Farrell)
Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore
Wedding Day at Trondhaugen - Edvard Grieg
Jurassic Park - John Williams, arranged David Sims
War March of the Priests - Felix Mendelssohn
Out of Africa - John Barry, arranged David Sims
Norweigian Dances - Edvard Grieg 

Concert Programme


Bury Friendly Orchestra provided most of the orchestra for the following concert which was part of the Isle of Ely Arts Festival:

Friday 12 July 2019

A Night at the Movies

Ely Cathedral

Conductor: Chris Parsons
Leader: Nicola Lancaster
Soloist: Betty Jones*

Also featuring choirs from 6 local primary schools, Thetford Singers, Ely Cathedral Community Choir, Littleport Community Choir, members of Ely Sinfonia, and Newmarket Chamber Orchestra.

20th Century Fox fanfare - Alfred Newman
The Greatest Showman (opening) -  ‎John Debney‎ & ‎Joseph Trapanese, arranged David Sims
A Million Dreams* (The Greatest Showman)
Jurassic Park - John Williams, arranged David Sims
Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter) - John Williams, arranged David Sims
Gabriel's oboe (The Mission) - Ennio Morricone, arranged David Sims (soloist Debbie Farrell) 
Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore
633 Squadron - Ron Goodwin
Let it Go* (Frozen) - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, arranged David Sims
A Whole New World* (Aladdin)  - Alan Menken, arranged David Sims
Out of Africa - John Barry, arranged David Sims
James Bond Medley (incl Skyfall - soloist Tara Bungard)
This is me* (The Greatest Showman)

Concert Programme

Photos

Click here for Chris Parsons interviewed on Radio Cambridgeshire


Sunday 6 October 2019

Play for Fun day

Sybil Andrews Academy

Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance (Op 39, No 4 in G major)
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Op 46  4)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Suite (Op 20 Act 2 No 10 Act 11)
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite - Final

Photos

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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Christmas Concert

All Saints Church

Conductor: Chris Parsons - Leader (last minute replacement): ?

A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson
Away in a Manger
Overture to Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
White Christmas – Irvin Berlin
Jingle Midwinter Away – Lawrence Yates
Theme and 3 Variations – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
A Christmas Celebration – Bryan Kelly
Hark the Herald Angels Sing– Felix Mendelssohn
Encore – Radetzky March - Johan Strauss

Click here for programme.

Collection raised £305 for Jessie’s Fund

(last updated 15 January 2020)