March 2014
A Night at the Opera

The Programme

Overture from Carmen, George Bizet, arr. John Avery

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabbuco, Verdi, arr. George Pollen

Intermezzo and Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni, arr. Charles Godfrey Jnr

Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, Verdi, arr. George Pollen

Marsch der Priester from Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart

Opera Cocktail, arr. Richard Ling

Lakmé - The Bartered Bride - Manon Lescaut - Humming Chorus - Polovtsian Dances 

March from The Love for Three OrangesProkofiev, arr. Harold Perry

Ride of the Valkyries, Richard Wagner, arr. Nigel Wickens

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Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, W. A. Mozart, arr. Aubrey Winter

Suite from Aida, Verdi, arr. Stanford Robinson

La Bohéme Selection, Puccini, arr. Charles Godfrey Jnr

Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda, Ponchielli, arr. Angelo Fumagalli

Die Fledermaus Overture, Johan Strauss, arr. Aubrey Winter

The Orchestra

(guest players in italics)

1st Violins

David Wallace, Judy Dudley, Jinny Gribble, Rachel Haver, Lynne Thomson, David White, Simon Waddingham

2nd Violins

Lesley Lemon, John Beckett, Polly Dickinson, Sue Gillis, David Grout, Ann Highley, Michael McConnell


Tony Smith, Tracey Milne, Clare Stevinson, Douglas Hannah, Philip Thorne, Bob Perry


Lynda Trice, Martin Heath, Sarah Higgs, Margaret Houston, Clive Jackson

Double Basses

Lorraine CollinsMichael Atkinson, James Slade


Elaine Herbert, Barbara Sykes*


Barry Collisson, Katy Warren*


Alison Husted, Helen Lister


Paula Burton, Karen Carter

French Horns

Peter Kaldor, Alison Wyld, Roger Doulton, Brian Taylor


Roy Falshaw, David Gray, Tim Stoney, Thomas Carter

Trombones/Bass Trombone*

Frances Jones, Mike ThomsonLen Tyler*


Paula Gee


Katie Tyler, Neil Marshall


Charlie Grimsey