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Symphonic Greats

Founding Conductor Madeleine Venner returns to conduct the SGCO

Add to my Calendar 11-03-2017 19:45 11-03-2017 21:45 36 Symphonic Greats St George's Chamber Orchestra welcomes back their founding conductor Madeleine Venner. The SGCO made their debut with Schubert's intimate 5th Symphony, and we are delighted to finally bring the Great Symphony to Beckenham. Michael Atkinson, our principal cello and long time member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, plays the wonderful Dvorak Concerto. St George’s Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep! The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles. We are proud to be resident at St George’s Church, Beckenham which has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra. A few comments from our audience: ' St George's Chamber Orchestra is pure gold.' ‘St George's Chamber Orchestra has got to be one of the best things about being a Beckenham local. At the end of each concert I’m already looking forward to the next one.’ 'Your programmes are always imaginitive and the playing first class.' 'Music wonderful and surroundings perfect! Thank you.' 'I have really enjoyed the concerts over these last years. So good and so convenient for me. Long may you continue!' 'I greatly value the opportunity and experience you provide of "going round the corner" and hearing professionals at work. Thank you so very much.' St George's Church, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St George's Church
High Street
Beckenham

London
BR3 1AX
England


Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op.84: Overture
Antonín DvořákCello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191
~ Interval ~
Franz SchubertSymphony no.9 in C major 'Great', D.944

Performers

Michael Atkinson – cello
Madeleine Venner – conductor

St George's Chamber Orchestra

Programme Note

St George's Chamber Orchestra welcomes back their founding conductor Madeleine Venner. The SGCO made their debut with Schubert's intimate 5th Symphony, and we are delighted to finally bring the Great Symphony to Beckenham. Michael Atkinson, our principal cello and long time member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, plays the wonderful Dvorak Concerto.

St George’s Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!

The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.

We are proud to be resident at St George’s Church, Beckenham which has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.

A few comments from our audience:

' St George's Chamber Orchestra is pure gold.'

‘St George's Chamber Orchestra has got to be one of the best things about being a Beckenham local. At the end of each concert I’m already looking forward to the next one.’

'Your programmes are always imaginitive and the playing first class.'

'Music wonderful and surroundings perfect! Thank you.'

'I have really enjoyed the concerts over these last years. So good and so convenient for me. Long may you continue!'

'I greatly value the opportunity and experience you provide of "going round the corner" and hearing professionals at work. Thank you so very much.'

Michael Atkinson - SGCO Principal Cello

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