The Taunton Sinfonietta, Somerset

Past Concerts

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Soprano and Strings

Sunday 27th September 2015 - Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport
Programme as for Saturday 26th in Taunton
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Soprano and Strings

Saturday 26th September 2015 - Temple Methodist Church, Taunton
Vivaldi - Nulla in Mundo Pax - soloist Amy Carson
Torelli - Concerto Grosso in G Minor Op 8 No 6(2 violin solos)
Vivaldi - Double Cello Concerto in G Minor-soloists Luke Millard & Chris Sampson
Monn - Cello Concerto - soloist Luke Millard
3 Handel Arias - solist Amy Carson
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Arthur Foote - Suite for String Orchestra Op 63

Miss Austen Invites

Sunday 19th July 2015 - Crowcombe Court, Crowcombe
An Evening of Georgian Music and Words - with music from Handel, Boyce, Arne, Karl Davis (Jane Austen film music) and dancers. Words - Brian Cresswell.
PLEASE NOTE: We are performing at this event but it is actually part of the 2015 Taunton Festival of the Arts and not a Taunton Sinfonietta concert. We are not responsible for the sale of tickets for this event. Tickets are available from


Saturday 27th June 2015 - St James' Church, Taunton
Vivaldi - Concerto Grosso in D Minor Op3 No.11 RV565
Purcell - Sonata in 4 Parts in G Minor
Clive Jenkins - Fanfare and Fugue
Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in G Minor Op6 No1 RV324
Clive Jenkins - Tarte au Citron
Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor Op3 No10 RV580
Dvorak - MiniatureSuite: Cavatina, Capriccio, Romance and Elegie Op 75 for 2 violins and viola
Glazunov - Theme and Variations for String Orchestra.

Chamber Concert

Saturday 9th May 2015 - St James' Church, Taunton
A change from our earlier published programme:
Beethoven - String Quartet Opus 18 no. 2
Shostakovich - Opus 36 for String Quartet : Elegy and Polka.
Glazunov - Orientale Reverie for clarinet quintet.
Christopher Ball - Clarinet Quintet - this will be the public performance premiere of this new work.
Puccini - Crisantemi
This concert features renowned clarinettist Colin Parr.

The Beacon Piano Trio

Sunday 12th April 2015 - Taunton
Benefit Concert: The Beacon Piano Trio playing
Telemann - Trio Sonata in F
Haydn - piano trio no8 in E flat
Suk - Elegie
Smetana - Piano Trio
All proceeds to Taunton Sinfonietta.

Mendelssohn Elijah

Saturday 28th March 2015 - Minehead
Minehead Choral Society with Taunton Sinfonietta

Romance in the Air

Sunday 15th February 2015 - Taunton
Beethoven - Romance for violin in F major - soloist Mary Eade
Grieg - Holberg Suite
Christopher Ball - Oboe Concerto - soloist Lynn Carter
Sarah Wormell -" Synethesia a Triptych of Colours" . A premiere of this piece.
Sibelius - Romance Opus 42
Karl Jenkins - "Palladio" - 3 movements

In Celebration

Sunday 23rd November 2014 - Taunton
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi - Violin and Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams - Variations on Dives and Lazarus
Respighi - Ancient Earth Dances Suite no.3

September Serenades

Saturday 27th September 2014 - Taunton
This concert will feature the winner of Taunton Young Musician as has now become tradition! This year it is bassoonist Mollie Stallard performing Mozart's Concerto K191.
Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Saint Saens - Rondo Capricioso
Tchaikovsky - "Serenade for Strings"
William Lloyd Webber - "Romance" from 'Serenade for Strings'
Paul Lewis - "Rosa Mundi"
John Williams - "Schindlers List" for solo violin and strings


Saturday 28th June 2014 - Taunton
Gershwin - "Summertime"
Vivaldi - "Summer" from The Four Sesaons
Haydn - "The Bird Quartet"
Mendelssohn - String Symphonie No.9 in C
Gerald Finzi - "Romance"
St James' Church Taunton - 7.30pm
Bach - Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe Concerto
Morricone - "Gabriel's Oboe"
Shostakovitch - "Romanze" from The Gadfly

A Little Night Music

Saturday 10th May 2014 - Taunton
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Elgar - "Chanson de Nuit"
Borodin - "Nocturne" from the 2nd Quartet
Clive Jenkins - Five Pieces for Clarinet
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

Suites and Concerti

Sunday 9th February 2014 - Taunton
JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.4
Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Flutes
Locatelli - Concerto Grosso in C minor,Op 1 No.2
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Clive Jenkins - Sinfonietta for Strings
Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings Op 1
Gluck - "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Orpheo e Eurydice

Emphasis on Elgar

Sunday 10th November 2013 - Bridport
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Sweeney - CEOL Concertante (World Premier)
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C
Soloist Sarah Padday - Menuhin School

Emphasis on Elgar

Saturday 9th November 2013 - Taunton
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Sweeney - CEOL Concertante (World Premier)
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C
Soloist Sarah Padday - Menuhin School

'Larking About...'

Sunday 29th September 2013
Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto
Soloist - Lynn Carter
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Soloist - Mary Eade
Binge - Elizabethan Serenade
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

'Larking About...'

Saturday 28th September 2013
1st Movement Mozart Concerto K459
Taunton Young Musician 2013 Edward Creed
Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto
Soloist - Lynn Carter
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Soloist - Mary Eade
Binge - Elizabethan Serenade
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

Best of British

Saturday 8th June 2013
Jim Parker - Concerto for Clarinet and Strings
Soloist - Colin Parr
Paul Lewis - English Suite
Walton - Two pieces from Henry V
Handel - Concerto Grosso Op6 no.12
Boyce - Concerto Grosso in E major

All The B's

Saturday 20th April 2013
Britten - Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings
Britten - Simple Symphony
Bach - Violin Sonata in E minor

Chamber music concert

Sunday 10th February 2013
Mendelssohn - Octet
Schubert - Double Cello Quintet

Baroque Concert

Sunday 18 November 2012
To include Stanley - Harpsichord concerto and Bach - E major violin concerto.

Orchestral Concert

Saturday 29th September 2012
Concert featuring Allan Schiller (President of the Taunton
Sinfonietta) and including
Mozart - Piano concerto K 414
Tchaikovsky - Andante from his string quartet no 1 in D major.
Shostakovich - Quartet No 8 Op 110 (arr for String Orchestra)
Monti - Czardas
Concerto Grosso - Handel

Orchestral Concert

Saturday 9th June 2012
Featuring the TYM winner 2012 - Weng Soon Tee (pianist)
Haydn - Piano Concerto in F major
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Georg Philipp Telemann -Tafelmusik, Part 2: no 3, Concerto for
3 Violins in F major
Bartok Rumanian Dances
Delius - Two Aquarelles

Featuring Music for Piano Trio

Sunday 20th May 2012
A programme of light music and readings to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee and other notable anniversaries.

Programme includes:
Kreisler ~ Viennese March
Shostakovich duets ~ 3 Little Dances
Also a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as music from Schumann, Elgar and Brahms.

Mary Eade, Violin
Vicky Evans, Cello
Andrew Carter, Piano

Readings, Sue Watts

Pop Classics

Saturday 21st April 2012
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Frank Bridge - 2 Old English Songs for String Quartet ('Cherry Ripe' and 'Sally in Our Alley')
Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue
Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Concert featuring The Colin Parr Clarinet Quintet

Sunday 12 February 2012
Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets

Winter Warmer - Kirsty Chaplin

Sunday 27th November 2011
Mozart PC K 414
Handel - Conc Grosso Op 6 No 2
Donizetti - Quartet in D major (tbc)
Corelli - Christmas concerto
Vivaldi - Winter from 4 Seasons

Autumn Reeds (Lynn Carter - oboe)

Saturday 24th September 2011
Vivaldi - Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in B flat
Bellini - Oboe Concerto
Grieg - Two Elegiac Melodies
Corelli - Conc Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 6
Stamitz - Orchestral Quartet in F
Vivaldi - Autumn from 4 Seasons

Beethoven and Mozart

Saturday 4th June 2011
Beethoven - Overture to Fidelio
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Mozart - Symphony No 41 (Jupiter)

'Death and the Maiden'

Sunday 27th March 2011
Handel - Conc Grosso Op 6 No 1
Boyce - Symphony No 4 in F
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a theme of Arenski
Mahler - Arrangement of 'Death and the Maiden' (Schubert)

Four Square

Sunday 13th February 2011
J. S. Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords BMV 1065
Telemann - Concerto for 4 violins in D TWV 40:202
Mozart - Divertimento in F, K138
Grieg - Holberg Suite ('Suite in alten style')
Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry
Grainger - Handel in the Strand - Clog Dance

Christmas Concert

Sunday 12th December 2010
Vivaldi - Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 8
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B lat, BWV 1051
Bach - Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Borodin - Nocturne from 2nd string quartet (1881)
Finzi - Dies Natalis

Viva Italia

Saturday 24th April 2010
Vivaldi - Concerto Grosso op 3 no 11 from 'L'Estro Armonico'
Donizetti - Allegro for Strings in C major
Pergolesi - Violin Concerto in B flat
Cherubini - 1st mvt (Allegro comodo) from String Quartet no. 3 in D minor
Rossini - String Sonata no 1 in G
Puccini - Crisantemi
Vivaldi - Spring from 'The Four Seasons'

Popular Classics

Sunday 21st February 2010
Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D major
Vivaldi - Concerto for flute op 10 no 3 'Il Gardellino'
Strauss brothers - 'Pizzicato Polka'
Bach - Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Telemann - Concerto for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore
Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Mozart - Serenade in G major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'

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