Past Concerts

(In reverse date order)

Date: 4 April 2020, 4pm (cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Jenny Stafford (soprano), Gaynor Keeble (mezzo-soprano), David Woods (tenor), Alistair Ollerenshaw (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Dvořák, Antonín – Symphony No. 8 in G Major

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – “Great” Mass in C minor, K. 427

 

 

Date: 23 November 2019, 2:30pm

Venue: Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Advent Concert

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Locatelli, Pietro – Christmas Concerto

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine – Messe de Minuit pour Noël

plus a selection of Christmas music and old English carols

 

 

Date: 1 June 2019

Venue: Coventry Cathedral

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Coventry & Dresden in Concert – Celebrating 60 years of Friendship*

Conductors: Axel Langmann, Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Neuer Chor (Dresden)

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Overture to ”Coriolan”

Schubert, Franz – An Die Musik

Parry, Hubert – Songs of Farewell No. 1 “My soul, there is a Country” & No. 3 “Never weather beaten sail”

Copland, Aaron – At The River

Brahms, Johannes – Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 – IV “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen”

Mendelssohn, Felix – Psalm 98 “Singet dem Herrn nein neues Lied”

Elgar, Edward – Enigma Variations – Variation IX “Nimrod”

Rachmaninoff, Sergei – All-Night Vigil – VI “Bogoroditse Devo”

Spofforth, Reginald – Hail! Smiling Morn

Bach, J.S. – Freut Euch Alle

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Ave Verum Corpus

Fauré, Gabriel – Cantique de Jean Racine

Handel, George Frideric – Messiah – “Hallelujah!” Chorus

 

*Sponsored by an anonymous donor, Coventry Cathedral and the Lord Mayor of Coventry

 

 

Date: 13 April 2019

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry.

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Jeni Bern (soprano), Gaynor Keeble (mezzo-soprano), Mark Wilde (tenor), Quentin Hayes (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Dvořák, Antonín – Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Smyth, Ethel – Mass in D

 

 

Date: 24 November 2018

Venue: Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry.

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Alistair Donaghue (baritone), Matthew Pearson (treble)

 

Repertoire:

Parry, Hubert – Songs of Farewell

Fauré, Gabriel – Cantique de Jean Racine

Pankhurst, Lucy: Pankhurst Anthem

Fauré, Gabriel – Requiem in D minor

 

 

Date: 16 April 2018

Venue: Heiliggeistkirche, Frankfurt

Occasion: Spring Concert Series – Commemoration of the Centenary of WW1

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Lufthansa Orchester, Lufthansa Konzertchor, Spires Chorus 

Soloists: Katherina Konradi (soprano), Thomas Herberich (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St. Anthony)

Brahms, Johannes – Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

 

 

Date: 7 April 2018

Venue: Coventry Cathedral

Occasion: Spring Concert Series – Coventry & Frankfurt: An Enactment of Peace & Reconciliation in the Centenary of World War 1*

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Lufthansa Konzertchor (Frankfurt), members of the Lufthansa Orchestra

Soloists: Waimay Yau (soprano), Jerzy Olsson-Nagorski (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Dvořák, Antonín – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Brahms, Johannes – Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

 

*Sponsored by Koolbreeze, Coventry Cathedral, the Lord Mayor of Coventry and a private donor.

 

 

Date: 2 December 2017 

Venue: Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Advent Concert

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Grace Bermingham (soprano), Kath Hardy (mezzo-Soprano), Alistair Donaghue (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Handel, George Frideric – Messiah (extracts)

Spofforth, Reginald – Hail! Smiling Morn

Praetorius, Michael – Est Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen

Vivaldi, Antonio – Gloria

Bach, J.S. – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

plus a selection of Christmas music and old English carols

 

 

Date: 22 April 2017 

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series 

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: 

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Schubert, Franz – Mass No. 5 in A flat Major

 

 

Date: 12 November 2016 

Venue: United Reformed Church Warwick Road, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series - Exploring Handel*

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Handel, George Frideric – Israel in Egypt (excerpts)

Stradella, Alessandro – Serenata (excerpts)

Urio, Franceso Antonio – Te Deum (excerpts)

Erba, Diongi – Magnificat (excerpts)

Kerll, Johann Kaspar – Canzona No. 4 in E minor

Handel, George Frideric – The Ways of Zion do mourn

 

*Sponsored by the Coventry Umbrella Club

 

 

Date: 18 June 2016 

Venue: Earlsdon Methodist Church, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – How Sweet the Music

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Spires Wind Octet & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Overture to “Fidelio”

Shearing, George – Songs & Sonnets from Shakespeare
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388
Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Serenade to Music

 

 

Date: 2 April 2016

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Alistair Kennedy

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Zoe Challenor (soprano), Charlotte Ireland (mezzo-soprano), Tim Down (tenor), Jerzy Nagorski (bass)

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Symphony No. 3 in F Major

Haydn, Franz Joseph – Mass in D “Nelson”

 

 

Date: 18 November 2015

Venue: The Chapel, Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – And the Dark Somme Flowing: A Centenary Reflection in Words & Music (as guests of the Stoneleigh History Society and the Earlsdon Research Group)

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Spires Chorus

Soloists: Abigail Rhodes (soprano), Leslie Blezard (alto), Janis Raishbrook (alto), Penny Turnbull (alto), David Blezard (bass)

 

Repertoire:

 

 

Date: 14 November 2015 

Venue: Lancaster Priory

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Sing Us Your Dreams: A meditation in music, images & local stories on aspects of World War 1 & its aftermath*

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Spires Chorus, The University of Warwick Chamber Brass Ensemble, Hilary Minns (piano accordion), Bill Hardy (piano); with contributions from the Earlsdon Research Group

 

*Sponsored by Coventry City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund

 

Repertoire:

Torbe, Mike: Sing Us Your Dreams (Avril Newey, author)

 

 

Date: 7 November 2015 

Venue: Earlsdon Methodist Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Sing Us Your Dreams: A meditation in music, images & local stories on aspects of World War 1 & its aftermath*

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Spires Chorus, The University of Warwick Chamber Brass Ensemble, Hilary Minns (piano accordion), Bill Hardy (piano); with contributions from the Earlsdon Research Group

 

*Sponsored by Coventry City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund

 

Repertoire:

Torbe, Mike: Sing Us Your Dreams (Avril Newey, author)

 

 

Date: 3 July 2015 

Venue: Earlsdon Methodist Church, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Haydn & Cakes

Conductor: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Involving: Spires Chorus, Birmingham Conservatoire String Quartet Soloists: Eleanor Grant (soprano), Peter Robertson (organ)

 

Repertoire:

Haydn, Franz Joseph – String quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, “The Bird”
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Die Harmonie in der Ehe

Haydn, Franz Joseph – Aus dem Danklied zu Gott

Haydn, Franz Joseph – Abendlied zu Gott
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, “The Little Organ Mass”

 

 

Date: 11 April 2015, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Chorus Director: Jack Lovell-Huckle

Leader: Matthew Batty

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Imogen Faris (soprano), Charlotte Ireland (mezzo-soprano), Oliver Marshall (tenor), Samuel Lom (bass)

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Requiem, K. 626

 

 

Date: 22 November 2014, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series

Conductor: Roger Coull

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Spires Youth Orchestra

Soloists: Imogen Faris (soprano) Sarah Nicholson (alto), Simon Lytton (tenor), Samuel Lom (bass)

 

Repertoire:

Sullivan, Arthur – Overture to “The Mikado”
Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Rhosymedre
Praetorius, Michael – Dances from “Terpsichore”
Elgar, Edward – Enigma Variations – Variation IX “Nimrod”

Bach, C.P.E. – Magnificat

 

 

Date: 5 July 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: King Henry VIII School Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Leader: Julian Zhou

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

Soloists: Elinor Davies (clarinet), Julian Zhou & Bella Bourne (violins)

 

Repertoire: 

Spiegl, Fritz/Arlan, Manfried – The Radio 4 UK Theme
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich – The Nutcracker – “Waltz of the Flowers” & “Trepak (Russian Dance)”
Sangster, Adam – Memoriam For John (World Premiere)
Weber, Carl Maria von – Concertino for Clarinet
Various (arr. Lopez) – James Bond Medley
Gray, Barry (arr. Ling) – “Thunderbirds March”

Lloyd Webber, Andrew (arr. Custer) – Selection from “Phantom of the Opera”
Shostakovich, Dmitri – Jazz Suite No. 2 – Waltz from “The Age of Gold”,
Delibes, Léo – Lakme – “Flower Duet”
Debussy, Claude –Suite Bergamasque – “Clair de Lune”
Anderson, Leroy – Jazz Pizzicato
Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerto for 2 violins in A minor
J. Strauss II: Vergnügungszug Polka, Op. 281 
Dostal, Hermann, arr Fritz Killer – Fliegermarsch

 

 

Date: 11 June 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Music from Saxony

Conductors: Daniel Spogis, Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, TU Kammerphilharmonie (Dresden) Soloist: Egidius Strieff (violin)

 

Repertoire:

Wagner, Richard – Siegfried Idyll
Schumann, Robert – Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra
Brahms, Johannes – Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Mendelssohn, Felix – Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

 

 

Date: 26 April 2014, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series – Shakespeare Concert

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists:

 

Repertoire:

Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Serenade to Music
Nicolai, Otto – Overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor”
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich – Fantasy Overture “Romeo & Juliet”
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Missa Solemnis in C minor, K. 139 

 

 

Date: 16 March 2014, 2.30pm

Venue: Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Leader: Julian Zhou

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

Soloists: Lucy Edmunds (double bass), Callum Ellis & Lizzie Bolitho (cellos)

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Overture to “Don Giovanni”, K. 527
Cimador, Giambattista – Concerto for Double Bass in G Major

Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV. 351

Walton, William – March “Crown Imperial”

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich – Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, “Little Russian”

 

 

Date: 8 February 2014

Venue: King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Occasion: SPO & KHVIII Joint Concert Series

Conductor(s): Colin Touchin (& Alastair Kennedy?)

Involving: Members of Spires Orchestra, King Henry VIII Players Soloist: Sam Ellis (percussion)

 

Repertoire:

Shostakovich, Dmitri – Chamber Symphony Op 110a (extracts)
Mayuzumi, Toshiro – Percussion Concerto
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich – Symphony No. 5 in E minor

 

 

Date: 23 November 2013

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: SPO & SYO Joint Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Spires Youth Orchestra

Narrator*: Selwyn Calvin

 

Repertoire:

Mendelssohn, Felix – “The Hebrides” Overture
Smetana, Bedřich – Vltava
Mendelssohn, Felix – A Midsummer Night's Dream – “Nocturne”
Holst, Gustav – The Planets – “Mars”
Mussorgsky, Modest – Pictures at an Exhibition – “The Great Gate of Kiev”

Taylor, Max – I Have a Dream* (World Premiere)

 

 

Date: 12 July 2013, 7.30pm

Venue: Allesley Church, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Allesley Festival 2013 – Songs for Summer

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires String Quartet & Chorus

Soloist*: Clarissa Knee (soprano)

 

 

Repertoire:

Touchin, Colin – Adlestrop 2012
Pugh, Lydia – The Year – “May”, “June” & “July”
Torbe, Mike – Folk song setting “Bitter Withy”
Rachmaninoff, Sergei – All Night Vigil – VI “Bogoroditsye Dyevo”
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Laudate Dominum*
Elgar, Edward – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
Elgar, Edward – As Torrents in Summer

 

 

Date: 6 April 2013, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Felicity Barnard (soprano), Claire McKay (mezzo-soprano), Tim Down (tenor), Edwin Kay (baritone)

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Mass in Time of War, “Paukenmesse”

 

 

Date: 17 March 2013, 7pm

Venue: King Henry VIII School Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

Soloists: Michael Dworkin & Peter ? (trumpets), Callum Ellis (cello)

 

Repertoire:

Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerto in C Major

Hardiman, Ronan – The Lord of the Dance

Fauré, Gabriel – Elegie, Op. 24

Sullivan, Arthur – Symphony in E Major

 

 

Date: 2 February 2013, 7pm

Venue: King Henry VIII School Hall, Coventry

Occasion: SPO & KHVIII Joint Concert Series

Conductor(s): Colin Touchin (& Alastair Kennedy?)

Involving: Members of Spires Orchestra, King Henry VIII Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Elgar, Edward – Serenade for Strings

Dvořák, Antonín – Symphony No. 8 in G Major

 

 

Date: 5 January 2013 

Venue: Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series – New Year Concert

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

Soloist: Lucinda Bourne (violin)

 

Repertoire:

Mussorgsky, Modest – Night on a Bare Mountain

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Romance in F Major, for Violin & Orchestra

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich – Symphony No. 5 in E minor

 

 

Date: 16 November 2012, 8.30pm

Venue: All Saints Church, Leamington Spa

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Elegant Elgar

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra, Spires Chorus

Soloist: Claire McKay (mezzo-soprano)

 

Repertoire:

Elgar, Edward – The Empire March
Handel, George Frideric – Zadok the Priest
Purcell, Henry – Abdelazar – “Rondeau”
Elgar, Edward – The Music Makers

 

 

Date: 11 November 2012

Venue: King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Remembrance Day Concert for Coventry Peace Month

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Adagio for two Clarinets & three Basset Horns

Barber, Samuel – Adagio for Strings

Ferrenc, Louise – Nonet in Eb Major

Schubert, Franz – Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589

 

 

Date: 14 July 2012

Venue: Baginton

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series – Baginton Proms in the Park

Conductor:

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

 

 

Date: 10 July 2012

Venue: Leamington Spa Centre

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductors: Colin Touchin, John James

Leaders: Isobel Williams, Lucinda Bourne

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra, Synergy (Leamington & Warwick Dance Acadamy)

 

Repertoire:

Gershwin, George – An American in Paris
Jenkins, Karl – Palladio
Wilkinson, Arthur – Beatlecracker Suite
Borodin, Alexander – Polovtsian Dances

 

 

Date: 16 June 2012

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry (11.00am), Lower Precinct (12.15pm)

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Coventry Mysteries Festival Week 2012: Choose the Light

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Choirs from Earlsdon, Frederick Bird and Wyken Croft Schools

 

Repertoire:

Touchin, Colin: Choose the Light (World Premiere)

 

 

Date: 14 April 2012

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists:

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major, K. 297b, for oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn
Touchin, Colin – Coventry Suite (World Premiere)
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”

 

 

Date: 7 April 2012

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Long Itchington

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductors: Colin Touchin, Adam Sangster, Kelvin Ngai, John James

Leaders: Isobel Williams, Lucinda Bourne

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra, La Salle School Band (Hong Kong)

Soloist: Ethan Gardner (cello)

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – “Academic Festival” Overture
Elgar, Edward – King Arthur Suite (UK Premiere of orchestral version)
Sangster, Adam – Discovery (World Premiere)
Saint-Saëns, Camille – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Chabrier, Emmanuel – España
Elgar, Edward – Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1

 

 

Date: 23 March 2012

Venue: St Peter's Church, Leamington Spa

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series

Conductor: Gerard Hyland

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra, Musica Sacra

 

Repertoire:

Albinoni, Tomaso/Giazotto, Remo – Adagio for organ & strings
Masciangelo, Francesco (1823-1906) – Miserere mei Deus (Ps. 50) (first UK performance with orchestra)
Maunder, John Henry – Olivet to Calvary

 

 

Date: 4 February 2012

Venue: King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Occasion: SPO & KHVIII Joint Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Members of Spires Orchestra, King Henry VIII School Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Overture to “Coriolan”
Schubert, Franz – Symphony No. 7 in B minor, “Unfinished”

 

 

Date: 3 January 2012

Venue: Leamington Spa Town Hall

Occasion: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert Series – Debut Concert

Conductors: Colin Touchin, John James

Leaders: Isobel Williams, Lucinda Bourne

Involving: Spires Youth Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Sousa, John Philip – March “The Liberty Bell”
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel – Christmas Overture
Delius, Frederick – Sleigh Ride
Handel, George Frideric – Music for The Royal Fireworks
J. Strauss II – Waltz “The Blue Danube”
Franck, César – Symphony in D minor

 

 

Date: 11 November 2011

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Austrian Autumn

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: from Spires Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Septet, Op. 20

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Te Deum in C Major, K. 141
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, K. 273
Schubert, Franz – Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167

 

 

Date: 23 April 2011

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Touchin, Colin – St. George of Coventry (World Premiere)

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 8 in F Major
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Mass in C Major

 

 

Date: 19 June 2010, 3pm

Venue: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Occasion: Belgrade Concert Series – “Serenades for the City”

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Chamber Instrumentalists from Spires Orchestra, Spires Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Bernard, Émile – Divertissement, Op. 36
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Serenade in C minor, K. 388
Bruckner, Anton – Mass No. 2 in E minor

 

 

Date: 3 April 2010

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Neil Aston?

Involving: Chamber Instrumentalists from Spires Orchestra, Spires Chorus

Soloists: from Spires Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van (arr. Wendt) – Symphony No. 7 in A Major
Cherubini, Luigi – Requiem in C minor

 

 

Date: 6 February 2010, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Winter Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Chorus

Soloists: Colin Druce (organ), Colin Touchin (recorder)

 

Repertoire:

Bond, Capel – I will always give thanks
Bruckner, Anton – Tantum ergo in C minor
Bruckner, Anton – Locus iste
Bond, Capel – Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
Touchin, Colin – Draconne
Bruckner, Anton – Tantum ergo in Eb Major
Bruckner, Anton – Ave Maria
Bond, Capel – Have mercy upon me, O God
Widor, Charles-Marie – Cantabile, from Symphony No. 6 (Organ solo)
Saint-Saëns, Camille – Allegro Giocoso (Organ solo)
Vivaldi, Antonio – Gloria

 

 

Date: 31 October 2009

Venue: King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Lucy Elliott (flute)

 

Repertoire:

Boyce, William – Symphony Op. 2, No. 4
Gluck, Christoph Willibald – Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Boyce, William – Symphony Op. 2, No. 1
Elgar, Edward – How calm the evening
Sullivan, Arthur – The long day closes
Parry, Hubert – My delight & thy delight
Stanford, Charles Villiers – My Love's an Arbutus
Boyce, William – Symphony Op. 2, No. 3
Bond, Capel – Anthem No. 4
Vivaldi, Antonio – Gloria

 

 

Date: 18 June 2009, 7.45pm

Venue: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Occasion: Belgrade Concert Series – “Serenades for the City”

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Chamber Instrumentalists from Spires Orchestra 

 

Repertoire:

Brahms, Johannes – Serenade No. 2 in A Major
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Serenade in Bb Major, “Gran Partitta”, K. 361

 

 

Date: 13 June 2009, 3pm

Venue: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Occasion: Belgrade Concert Series – “Serenades for the City”

Conductor:

Involving: Chamber Instrumentalists from Spires Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Gounod, Charles – Petite Symphonie
Rossini, Gioachino – Quartet No.5
Dvořák, Antonín – Serenade in D minor, Op. 44

 

 

Date: 11 April 2009, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: 

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, "Pastoral"

Haydn, Franz Joseph – Harmoniemesse

 

 

Date: 16 November 2008, 7.30pm

Venue: King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Alastair Kennedy (violin), Koshka Duff (piano)

 

Repertoire:

Vaughan Williams, Ralph – The Lark Ascending
Grieg, Edvard – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Serenade to Music
Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Linden Lea
Vaughan Williams, Ralph – Toward the Unknown Region

 

 

Date: 29 June 2008

Venue: St Barbara’s Church, Earlsdon, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus, Heart of England Recorder Orchestra (HERO)

Soloists:

 

Repertoire:

Fauré, Gabriel – Requiem in D minor

Fauré, Gabriel – Cantique de Jean Racine

Grieg, Edvard – Holberg Suite

Touchin, Colin – Manchester Welcome

Coombes,  – Dance Variations

 

 

Date: 22 March 2008, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: 

 

Repertoire:

Schubert, Franz – Symphony No. 7 in B minor, "Unfinished"
Fauré, Gabriel – Cantique de Jean Racine 
Fauré, Gabriel – Requiem in D minor

 

 

Date: 29 September 2007, 2.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloist: Alex Laing (violin)

 

Repertoire:

Dvořák, Antonín – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 3 & 6

Bruch, Max – Violin Concerto No. 1

Elgar, Edward – The Black Knight

Elgar, Edward – As Torrents in Summer

Elgar, Edward – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land

Elgar, Edward – They are at rest

 

 

Date: 20 April 2007

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series – Rotary Club – St George's Day

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Brass Ensemble & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Purcell, Henry (arr. Touchin) – Come Ye Sons of Art – “To Celebrate”
Parry, Hubert – I Was Glad
Handel, George Frideric (arr. Snell) – Suite from “Water Music”
Boyce, William (arr. Snell) – Symphony No. 4
Purcell, Henry (arr. Hopkinson) – Abdelazar – “Rondeau” 
Handel, George Frideric – Zadok the Priest
Parry, Hubert (arr. Cook) – Jerusalem 

 

 

Date: 7 April 2007

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: 

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Brahms, Johannes – Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

 

 

Date: 11 November 2006

Venue: Coventry Cathedral

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Celebrating Mozart – Mo Mowlam Fund for Peace

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloist: Clare-Louise Appleby (flute)

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Overture to “Don Giovanni”, K. 527
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Flute Concerto No. 1, K. 313
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Requiem, K. 626

 

 

Date: 9 September 2006

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Autumn Concert Series – Celebrating Mozart

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloist: Veronika Ilinskaya (piano)

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb Major, K. 595
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Coronation Mass in C Major, K. 317

 

 

Date: 16 July 2006

Venue: War Memorial Park, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Godiva Festival

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: 

 

Repertoire:

Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral” IV Finale

 

 

Date: 15 April 2006 

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

Occasion: Spring Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists:

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Requiem, K. 626
Handel, George Frideric (arr. Mozart) – Messiah (excerpts)

 

 

Date: July 2005

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Chorus, Colin Druce (organ)

 

Repertoire:

Handel, George Frideric – Messiah (excerpts)

 

 

Date: July 2005

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series

Conductor: Neil Aston

Involving: Spires Orchestra

 

Repertoire:

Prokofiev, Sergei – Peter & the Wolf

 

 

Date: July 2005

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Occasion: Summer Concert Series

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

Soloists: Neil Aston (clarinet), Gaynor Keeble (mezzo-soprano)

 

Repertoire:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Clarinet Concerto, K. 622

Wood, Henry – Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Schubert, Franz – Overture in C

 

 

Date: July 2005

Venue: Coventry Memorial Park 

Occasion: Summer Concert Series – Godiva Festival

Conductor: Colin Touchin

Involving: Spires Orchestra & Chorus

 

Repertoire:

Orff, Carl – Carmina Burana (excerpts)