Our 23 October concert – Sydney Youth Wind Orchestra

On 23 October 2011 Sydney Youth Wind Orchestra performed for us, conducted by Russell Hammond.  What a concert!  Passers by on Bradleys Head Road stopped and stared at the church because the sound was – well – huge.

The Sydney Youth Wind Orchestra played:

  • Royal Fireworks – Rejoicing – George F Handel – 1685-1759 (James Pensini)
  • Toccata – Girolama Frescobaldi – 1583 – 1643 -Bach 1685 – 1750
  • English Folksong Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams – 1872 – 1958
  • Seventeen Come Sunday
  • My Bonny Boy
  • Folksongs from Somerset
  • Jupiter from the Planets (Hymn) – Gustav Holst 1874 – 1934
  • A Stanhope Suite – David Stanhope
  • Promenade
  • Droylsden Wakes
  • Little Ripper March
  • Light Cavalry Overture – Franz von Suppe – 1819 – 1895
  • Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen/Harburg (Flugel Horn Solo) – 1905 – 1986 (soloist: James Pensini)
  • The Symphonic Gershwin – arr. Warren Barker – George Gershwin 1898 – 1937
  • Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet – 1842 – 1912 (soloist – Cecelia Palmer)
  • Disney Blockbusters
  • Under the Sea
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Friend like me
  • A Whole New World
  • When the Stars Began to Fall – My Lord What a Morning – Fred Allen
  • Wonderful Days – Naohiro Iwai – 1923
  • Encore: Radetsky March – Johann Strauss Sr – 1804 – 1849

At this concert we also announced that:

  • Nan and Don Pryor have been invited to be life-long members of the Mosman Music Club; and
  • the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, for whom the Mosman Music Club raised funds earlier this year after their rehearsal space had been destroyed by the Christchurch earthquakes, have a new a podium.  The podium was bought using the funds raised by the Mosman Music Club (including a generous donation from the Ziegler family), as shown in the picture at this link.