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Forthcoming Concerts



Saturday 16th July 2022 at 7.30pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Trombone: Ellena Newton

Leader: Mark Lansom

Dukas - Fanfare from La Peri

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov - Trombone Concerto

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Shostakovich - Gadfly Suite


Sunday 27th November 2022 at 3pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Bedwyn Phillips

Film music concert


Sunday 11th December 2022 at 3pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Christmas concert


Sunday 26th February 2023 at 3pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Jonathan Small

Myths and Legends


Saturday 6th May 2023 at 7.30pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Classic Jazz


Saturday 15th July 2023 at 7.30pm - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor:

An Enchanted Summer Evening



Previous Concerts


Saturday 21st May 2022 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Leon Bosch

Violin: Fenella Humphreys

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain

Glazunov - Violin Concerto

Sam Redfern - Awakening (first performance)

Mussorgsky arr. Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition


Sunday 27th February 2022 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Stephen Threlfall

Leader: Mark Lansom

Soprano: Rachael Marsh

Korngold - The Sea Hawk

Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Dvorak - Silent Woods

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”


Sunday 12th December 2021 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Soprano: Rachael Marsh

Leroy Anderson - A Christmas Festival

Adam/Dwight arr. Lansom - O Holy Night

Prokofiev - Troika

Coleridge-Taylor - Christmas Overture

Torme/Wells arr. Lansom - The Christmas Song

Sheldon - A Most Wonderful Christmas

Silvestri/Ballard arr. Brubaker - Suite from “The Polar Express”

Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride


Saturday 29th February 2020 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Piano: Luke Jones

Berlioz - Overture “King Lear”

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique


Sunday 19th January 2020 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

“A Musical Picture Book”

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Saint-Saens - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Anderson - Belle of the Ball

Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

J. Strauss Jr. - The Blue Danube

Kander arr. Ricketts - Selections from Chicago

Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite


Sunday 3rd November 2019 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Craig Clewley

Oboe: Tom Blomfield

Violin: Sophie Rosa

In conjunction with Classic FM Hall of Fame

Supporting Global’s “Make Some Noise”

Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries

Strauss - Oboe Concerto

Elgar - Three movements from “Enigma Variations”

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (first movement)

Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from Swan Lake

Shore - Lord of the Rings

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Williams - Star Wars “The Force Awakens”


Saturday 20th July 2019 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Sophie Rosa

Shostakovich - Festive Overture

Sibelius - Violin Concerto

Holst - The Planets


Saturday 8th June 2019 - The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Soprano: Rachael Marsh

Proms in the Park

Shostakovich - Festive Overture

Bliss - March from Things to Come

Holst - The Planets – Mars, Venus and Jupiter

Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Farnon arr. Dunk - We’ll Meet Again

Kent/Burton arr Barry Booth - White Cliffs of Dover

Goodwin - Aces High

Sherwin/Maschwitz arr. Dunk - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Williams - Hymn to the Fallen

Walford Davies - RAF March Past

Gray - Thunderbirds

Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean

Barry - Dance with Wolves

Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance No. 1

Williams - Superman

Williams - The Force Awakens. March of the Resistance, Rey’s Theme and Scherzo for X-Wings

Williams - Star Wars


Saturday 4th May 2019 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Piano: Vicky Yannoula

Stravinsky - Firebird Suite

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade


Saturday 23rd February 2019 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

In collaboration with Welsh National Opera

Conductor: Leon Bosch

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mezzo Soprano: Rebecca Afonwy Jones

Beethoven - Overture “Egmont”

Elgar - Sea Pictures

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5


Saturday 24th November 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

In collaboration with the Royal British Legion

Conductor: Stephen Threlfall

Leader: Mark Lansom

Viola: Rhiannon Collins

Williams - Dartmoor 1912 from “War Horse”

Hindemith - Trauermusik

Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad

Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin

Elgar - Sospiri

Elgar - Nimrod from “Enigma Variations”

National Anthems

Panufnik - Sinfonia Sacra

Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue


Saturday 15th September 2018 - The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Louie McIver

Proms in the Park

Dvorak - Carnival

Dukas - Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets from “Romeo and Juliet”

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “La Boheme”

J Strauss II - Czardas from “Die Fledermaus”

Puccini - Nessun Dorma from “Turandot”

Tchaikovsky - Overture "1812"

Coates - Dambusters March

Goodwin - 633 Squadron

Williams - ET Flying Theme

Elgar - Nimrod from “Enigma Variations”

Arne - Rule Britannia

Elgar - Pomp & Circumstance No. 1

Parry - Jerusalem

National Anthems


Saturday 14th July 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nic Fallowfield

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Fenella Humphreys

Liadov - Kikimora

Liadov - Baba Yaga
Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto
Dvorak - In Nature’s Realm

Dvorak - Carnival

Dvorak - Othello


Saturday 19th May 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Sponsored by Cobalz

Mahler Charitable Concert Series

Mahler - Symphony No. 9


Saturday 24th February 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Mark Lansom

North Wales Opera Studio

A Gala Celebration Concert in association with Glyndwr University

A night at the opera

Verdi - Prelude from “La Traviata”

Verdi - Brindisi from “La Traviata”

Mozart - Trio from Act 1 of “The Magic Flute” 

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “Madame Butterfly”

Mozart - Terzettino from “Cosi fan tutte”

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “La Boheme”

Bizet - Prelude to “Carmen”

Bizet - Le Toreador from “Carmen”

Puccini - Love duet from Act 1 of “Tosca” 

J Strauss II - Czardas from “Die Fledermaus”

J Strauss II - Bruderlein from “Die Fledermaus” 

Lehar - Lippen schweigen from “The Merry Widow” 

Puccini - Nessun Dorma from “Turandot”


Sunday 14th January 2018 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Craig Clewley

An afternoon at the ballet

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite

Khachaturian - Adagio from “Spartacus”

Delibes - Mazurka from “Coppelia”

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker (extended suite)


Sunday 5th November 2017 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Louie McIver

Guitar: Achille Jones

Piano: Luke Jones

Classics at the Movies

Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening) - “2001 A Space Odyssey”
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21, second movement - “Elvira Madigan”
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, second movement - “Brassed Off”
Dukas - Sorcerer’s Apprentice – “Fantasia”
E. Bernstein arr. Richards - Magnificent Seven
Elfman arr. Wasson - Spiderman
Zimmer arr. Wasson - Gladiator
Barry - Dances With Wolves
Rosza - Prelude, Burning Desert and Parade of the Charioteers from “Ben-Hur”
Silvestri - Back to the Future Suite
Williams - ET Flying Theme

Saturday 1st July 2017 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Lily Whitehurst

Glinka - Overture “Ruslan & Ludmilla”

McIver - Arenig (World Premiere)

Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

Gershwin - An American in Paris

Sibelius - Symphony No. 1


Saturday 10th June 2017, The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Lily Whitehurst

Choir (and opening act): Clwyd Clippers

Proms in the Park

Glinka - Overture “Ruslan & Ludmilla”

Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

Gershwin - An American in Paris

Grieg - “Morning” & “Hall of the Mountain King” from “Peer Gynt”

Gray - Thunderbirds March

Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean

Williams - Theme from Schindler’s List

Williams - Theme from Jaws

Williams - Raiders March

Williams - Star Wars: Imperial March, Throne Room & Exit

Elgar - Nimrod from “Enigma Variations”

Arne - Rule Britannia

Elgar - Pomp & Circumstance No. 1

Parry - Jerusalem

Encore: Williams - Star Wars theme


Saturday 6th May 2017 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Jonathan Small

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: William Bracken

Liadov –The Enchanted Lake

Tchaikovsky –Piano Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3


Saturday 25th February 2017 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Music from the North and South.

Elgar – In the South

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Bizet - Suite from “Carmen”

Nielsen – Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia espansiva”


Saturday 26th November 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nic Fallowfield

Cello: Timothy Gill (principal cellist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Mendelssohn - Overture “Ruy Blas”

Schumann - Cello Concerto

Brahms - Symphony No. 1


Sunday 3rd July 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mahler – Symphony No. 5

WSO/ COBALZ Ltd Mahler Project


Saturday 7th May 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nicholas Simpson

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: Teleri-Siân

Sibelius – Pohjola’s Daughter

Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5


Sunday 28th February 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Music from Stage and Screen.

Sullivan – “Yeomen of the Guard” Overture

Gershwin arr. Lansom – Fascinating Rhythm (World Premiere)

Rodgers & Hammerstein arr. W Paul - Selection from “Carousel”

Bernstein arr. Mason – West Side Story

Sondheim arr. Good – Send in the clowns

Schönberg arr. Lowden - Selection from “Les Misérables”

Moross – The Big Country

Shore - Lord of the Rings

Goodwin - 633 Squadron

Goodwin - Where Eagles Dare

Williams – Jaws Suite

Williams – E.T. Adventures On Earth

Williams – Raiders March from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite


Saturday 21st November 2015 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Jonathan Small

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: William Bracken

Rachmaninoff – Isle of the Dead

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1

Elgar – Enigma Variations


Saturday 4th July 2015 – William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: Joseph Durnin

Bernstein - Candide Overture

Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1

Coates - The Three Elizabeths Suite

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"


Saturday 30th May 2015 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Soprano: April Fredrick

Alto: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Chorus Master: Jill Hederson-Wild

Offstage band: Brass players and percussionists from the Royal Northern College of Music

Altrincham Choral Society

Buxton Musical Society

Manchester Chorale

Sirenian Singers

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

Sponsored by Betrinac

Supporting Alzheimer’s charities


Saturday 2nd May 2015 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Sara Wolstenholme

Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito Overture

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" (movements 2 & 3)

Grieg - Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite


Saturday 28th February 2015 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Cello: Lucy Arch

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod (from "Tristan und Isolde")

Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"


Saturday 22nd November 2014 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nic Fallowfield

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Tom Bowes

Mozart - Overture "The Magic Flute"

Brahms - Violin Concerto

Brahms - Symphony No. 3


Saturday 5th July 2014 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: Mark Bebbington

Soprano: April Fredrick

McIver - Fantasia on a theme by Glenys Pearce

Grieg - Piano Concerto

Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Sponsored by Betrinac

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society

Sapphire Anniversary Concert


Saturday 3rd May 2014 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Bethan Allmand

Music from the Movies

Spiegl - Radio 4 UK Theme

Coates - Calling All Workers

Wood - Barwick Green from "My Native Heath"

White - Puffin' Billy

Coates - By The Sleepy Lagoon

Strachey - In Party Mood

Gounod - Funeral March for a Marionette

Ashworth - Barnacle Bill

Gray - Thunderbirds

Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean

Herrmann - Psycho Suite

Barry - Dances With Wolves

Williams - Far and Away

Williams - Schindler's List

Williams - Star Wars

Williams - Superman


Saturday 8th March 2014 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mahler - Symphony No. 7

Sponsored by Betrinac

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Saturday 23rd November 2013 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Adamson

Leader: Craig Clewley

Narrator: Steven Pinder

Shakespeare in Music

Berlioz - Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Mendelssohn - Movements from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tchaikovsky - The Tempest

Walton - Henry V Suite


Saturday 6th July 2013 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Craig Clewley

Oboe: Tom Blomfield

Violin: Bethan Allmand

Tchaikovsky - Suite "The Sleeping Beauty"

Françaix - L'Horloge de Flore

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Bruch - Romance

Tchaikovsky - Overture "1812"


Saturday 18th May 2013 - St. Oswald's Church, Malpas

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Bethan Allmand

WSO play Malfest

Mendelssohn - Overture "The Hebrides"

Vivaldi - Spring from "The Four Seasons"

Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"

Brahms - Symphony No. 2


Saturday 4th May 2013 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Jonathan Small

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: Ian Buckle

Mussorgsky - Prelude (from "Khovanshchina")

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor


Saturday 2nd March 2013 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Cello: Kenneth Woods

Dvorak - Noon Witch

Walton - Cello Concerto

Brahms - Symphony No. 2


Saturday 24th November 2012 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Alto: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Lleisiau Clywedog Ladies

Wrexham County Schools Senior Choir

The Queen’s School Chamber Choir

Mahler - Symphony No. 3

Sponsored by Betrinac

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Sunday 8th July 2012 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Cello: Lucy Arch

Vaughan Williams - Overture "The Wasps"

Elgar - Cello Concerto

Vaughan Williams - Job - a Masque for Dancing


Saturday 5th May 2012 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Nic Fallowfield

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Tom Bowes

Wrexham Arts Festival

Elgar - Cockaigne

Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 2 "A London Symphony"


Saturday 10th March 2012 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Dvorak - The Water Goblin

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5


Saturday 26th November 2011 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Bethan Allmand

Trumpet: Russell Gray

Humperdinck - Overture "Hansel & Gretel"

Arutunian - Trumpet Concerto

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from "Sleeping Beauty"

Prokofiev - Cinderella Suite No. 1

Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice


Saturday 2nd July 2011 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Cello: Misha Nemtzov

Dvorak - In Nature's Realm

Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto in A minor

Brahms - Symphony No. 4


Saturday 21st May 2011 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductors: Mark Lansom, Peter Litman

Leader: Craig Clewley

Soprano: Anne Munding

Alto: Ann Atkinson

Tenor: Paul Badley

Bass: Oliver Sammons

Glyndŵr University Community Choir with WSO

Wrexham Arts Festival

Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"

Mozart - Requiem


Saturday 7th May 2011 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Soloist: Llyr Williams

Wrexham Arts Festival

Mendelssohn - Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5


Saturday 26th February 2011 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mahler - Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”

Sponsored by Cobalz

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Saturday 27th November 2010 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Bethan Allmand

Violin: Steven Wilkie

Shostakovich - Festival Overture

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2


Saturday 3rd July 2010 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Hiroshi Amako

Violin: Sam Aylward

Verdi - Overture "The Force of Destiny"

Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor

Mahler - Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Saturday 8th May 2010 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Soprano: Cecilia Smiga

Mezzo-Soprano: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Tenor: John Pierce

Bass: Oliver Sammons

Sirenian Singers

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Choral"


Saturday 27th February 2010 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Haydn - Symphony No. 100 "Military"

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad"


Saturday 28th November 2009 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Howarth

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Jiafeng Chen

Elgar - Violin Concerto

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7


Saturday 11th July 2009 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductors: Mark Lansom, Greg Williams

Leader: Craig Clewley

40th Anniversary Concert

Bryn Williams - Welsh Folk Song Suite

Khachaturian - Spartacus Suite No. 2

Holst - The Planets


Saturday 2nd May 2009 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Piano: Llyr Williams

Wrexham Arts Festival

Wagner - Prelude to Act I (from "Lohengrin")

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Debussy - Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune

Gershwin - An American in Paris


Saturday 28th February 2009 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Richard Adamson

Leader: Mark Lansom

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man

Barber - Adagio for Strings

Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"


Saturday 13th December 2008 - William Aston Hall, Glyndŵr University

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain

Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1


Saturday 12th July 2008 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Sam Aylward

Alto: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Summer Nights

Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad

Berlioz - Nuits d'ete

Delius - La Calinda (from "Koanga")

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods

Ravel - Bolero


Sunday 27th April 2008 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite

Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony


Saturday 23rd February 2008 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4


Saturday 8th December 2007 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Mark Lansom

Tuba: James Gourlay

Herold - Overture "Zampa"

Vaughan Williams - Tuba Concerto

Liszt - Les Preludes

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade


Saturday 14th July 2007 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Saxophone: Caroline Tate-Lovery

Wrexham Symphony Chorus

Verdi - Overture “Nabucco”

Milhaud - “Scaramouche” for Saxophone and Orchestra

Andrew McCaddon - Llangollen to Carrog

Ian Morgan-Williams - When I Wake Up, Dancing

Verdi - Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from “Nabucco”

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from “Eugene Onegin”

Verdi - Anvil Chorus from “Il trovatore”

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from “Prince Igor”

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Saturday 21st April 2007 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Kenneth Woods

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Bethan Morgan-Williams

Khachaturian - Violin Concerto

Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Supporting The Mayor’s Charity Fund


Saturday 27th January 2007 - Parish church of St. Giles, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Soprano: Eleanor Jones

Alto: Leigh Mason

Tenor: Malcolm Williams

Bass: Oliver Sammons

Trumpet: Russell Gray

Organ/Continuo: Ben Saul

Handel - Messiah

Supporting St Giles Parish Church


Saturday 2nd December 2006 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Russell Gray

Leader: Mark Lansom

Trombone: Runar Valheim Værnes

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Lars-Erik Larsson - Trombone Concertino

(Encore - Arne Nordheim - The Hunting of the Snark)

Sibelius - Finlandia

Supporting BBC Children in Need


Saturday 8th July 2006 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Elizabeth Cooney

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite

Supporting Wrexham Hospital League of Friends


Saturday 1st April 2006 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Matthew Wood

Leader: Mark Lansom

Cello: Nathaniel Boyd

Shostakovich - Symphonic Poem 'October' Op 131

Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique


Saturday 3rd December 2005 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Sam Aylward

Schnittke - (K)ein sommernachtstraum

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Prokofiev - Dreams

Stravinsky - Firebird Suite (1919)

Supporting B-Positive Appeal, Countess of Chester Hospital


Saturday 16th July 2005 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Jerome Morross - The Big Country (Main Title)

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind Suite

Ron Goodwin - 633 Squadron

Miklos Rosza - Ben-Hur Love Theme

Miklos Rosza - Ben-Hur Parade of the Charioteers

Eric Coates - The Dam Busters March

Bernard Herrmann - Psycho Suite

John Barry - Dances With Wolves (John Dunbar Theme)

John Williams - E.T. Flying Theme

John Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite

John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV "A New Hope" Suite

Supporting The Alzheimer’s Society


Saturday 16th April 2005 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Robin Newton

Leader: Mark Lansom

Soprano: Gillian Ramm

Tenor: Blake Fischer

“A Night at the Opera”

Verdi - Overture Forza del destino

Verdi - ‘Parigi, o cara’, Act III, Traviata

Mascagni - Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana

Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima, L’Elisir d’amore

Donizetti - ‘Prendi, per me sei libero’, Act II, L’Elisir d’amore

Rossini - Overture Semiramide

Mozart - ‘Ach, ich fühl’s’, Zauberflöte

Mozart - ‘Dies Bildnis’, Zauberflöte

Bizet - ‘Parle-moi de ma mère’, Carmen

Tchaikovsky - Polonaise, Eugene Onegin

Lehar - Love Unspoken, Merry Widow

Johann Strauss II - Czardas, Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II - Champagne Chorus, Fledermaus

Supporting Clwyd Special Riding Centre


Saturday 29th January 2005 - All Saints Parish Church, Gresford, Wrexham

Conductors: Ian Jones (Wind), Mark Lansom (Strings)

Leader: Giulia de Rosa

Richard Strauss - Serenade for Wind in E flat major

Dvořák - Serenade for Wind in D minor

Warlock - Capriol Suite

Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

Supporting Asian Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund


Saturday 27th November 2004 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Giulia de Rosa

James James arr. Mark Lansom - Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

Gareth Wood - Festivities Overture

Grace Williams - Penillion

Alun Hoddinott - Welsh Dances Suite No. 2

Daniel Jones - Dance Fantasy

William Mathias - Serenade for Orchestra

William Mathias - Celtic Dances

Grace Williams - Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

Supporting Hope House Children’s Hospice


Saturday 3rd July 2004 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Violin: Emma Hancock

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Mahler - Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

Supporting Nightingale House


Saturday 27th March 2004 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Strauss - Overture ‘Die Fledermaus’

Dvorak - Noon Witch

Chabrier - Espana

Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 in E minor

Supporting The Hospice of the Good Shepherd


Saturday 29th November 2003 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”

Copland - Appalachian Spring

Elgar - Enigma Variations

Supporting Home Start / Family Friends


Saturday 5th July 2003 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Trombone: Nige Hughes

Mendelssohn - Overture ‘Hebrides’

Paul Creston - Fantasy for Trombone

Sibelius - Finlandia

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite

Ravel - Bolero

Supporting Hope House Children’s Hospice


Saturday 22nd March 2003 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Robin Newton

Leader: Sam Aylward

Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso

Arnold - English Dances Set No. 1

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Supporting Nightingale House


Saturday 30th November 2002 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Guitar: Achille Jones

Shostakovich - Festival Overture

Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Guitar Concerto

Smetana - Vltava

Mussorgsky arr. Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

Supporting Operation Christmas Child


Saturday 29th June 2002 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Cello: Yoohong Lee

Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov - Prelude to 'Khovanshchina'

Schubert - 'Rosamunde': Entr'acte Music No.2 and Ballet Music No.2

Elgar - 'The Wand of Youth' Suite No.1

Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor

Supporting Cancer Research UK


Saturday 13th April 2002 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Piano: Ruth Fennell

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

Berlioz - Hungarian March (from “Damnation of Faust”)

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”

Supporting Cancer Research UK


Saturday 1st December 2001 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Ian Morgan-Williams

Leader: Mark Lansom

Trumpet: Aidan Hassan

Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre

Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E flat

Bach arr. Walton - Suite “The Wise Virgins”

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”

Offenbach - Overture “La Belle Hélène” (encore)


Saturday 7th July 2001 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Clarinet: Katherine Lacy

Soprano: Tina Boycott

Wrexham County Wind Band

Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Malcolm Arnold - English Dances (Set No. 2)

Edward Gregson - Prelude for an Occasion (WCWB cond. John Herbert)

Attr. Henry VIII, arr. Stephen Roberts - Pastime with Good Company (WCWB cond. John Herbert)

Holst - March from Suite No. 2 in F (WCWB cond. David Parsonage)

Dvorak - Song to the Moon

Rachmaninoff - Vocalise

Bizet - Habañera

Tchaikovsky - Overture “1812”

Supporting Macmillan Cancer Relief


Saturday 17th March 2001 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Smetana - Vltava

Manuel de Falla - Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

Rimsky Korsakov - Symphony No. 3

Supporting Shooting Star Appeal, Hope House and Nightingale House


Saturday 25th November 2000 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Patrick Williams

Leader: Mark Lansom

Clarinet: Joanna Patton

Bizet - Carmen Suite

Copland - Clarinet Concerto

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Support Centre


Saturday 1st July 2000 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Leader: Mark Lansom

Bassoon: Rebekah Matthews

Bizet - L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1

Weber - Bassoon Concerto

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Supporting Shooting Star Appeal


Saturday 15th April 2000 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Craig Clewley

Violin: Phillip Boyden

Elgar - Cockaigne

Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 7

Supporting The Stroke Association


Saturday 27th November 1999 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Huw Gareth Williams

Leader: Mark Lansom

Piano: Teleri-Sian

Rimsky Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

Supporting Operation Christmas Child


Saturday 3rd July 1999 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Patrick Williams

Leader: Mark Lansom

Cello: Ruth Bingham

Humperdinck - Overture “Hansel & Gretel”

Elgar - Cello Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Supporting Shooting Star Appeal


Saturday 17th April 1999 - NEWI William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Mark Lansom

Leader: Giulia de Rosa

Herold - Overture “Zampa”

Khachaturian - Spartacus Suite No. 2

Nielsen - Symphony No. 1

Supporting MS Support Centre, Saltney


Saturday 12th December 1998

Conductor: Paul Whittaker

Leader: Mike Vellacott

Christmas concert - more details needed


Saturday 21st November 1998 - William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Alan Lees

Violin: Steven Wilkie

Leader: Giulia Derosa

Verdi - Overture “Force of Destiny”

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor

Franck - Symphony

Supporting Clwyd Special Riding Centre


Saturday 4th July 1998 - William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Conductor: Laurence Perkins

Piano: Colin Graham

Leader: Mark Lansom

Borodin - In The Steppes of Central Asia

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade

Supporting Maelor Hospital Millennium Wing


Saturday 4th April 1998

Conductor: Paul Whittaker

Leader: Mark Lansom

Elgar - Cockaigne

Sibelius - Valse Triste

Grieg - Suite from Peer Gynt

Dvorak - Symphony No. 8


Saturday 21st March 1998 - Wallasey Town Hall

Conductor: Paul Whittaker

Elgar - Cockaigne

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Eugene Onegin

Coleridge Taylor - Petits Suite du Concert

Waldtuefel - Skaters Waltz

Coates - Dambusters March

German - Welsh Rhapsody

Mascagni - Intermezzo  (“Cavalier Rusticana”)

Elgar - Salut d’Amor

Grieg - Suite from Peer Gynt

Coates - March Youth Of England

Sibelius - Valse Triste

Grace Williams - Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Themes


Saturday 13th December 1997 - All Saints Parish Church, Gresford

Conductor: Paul Whittaker

Leader: Benjamin Lowe

Sopranos: Claire Snaith, Karen Davies-Jones

Tenor: Rex Hester

Suppé - Overture “Light Cavalry”

Strauss - Pizzicato Polka

Verdi - Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (“Nabucco”)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Waldteufel - Skaters Waltz

Mozart - Chorus of the Voyagers (“Idomineo”)

Unto Us Is Born A Son

Tchaikovsky - Waltz (“Eugene Onegin”)

Mozart - Toy Symphony

Verdi - Brindisi (“La Traviata”)

The First Nowell

Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4

Good King Wenceslas

Elgar - Nimrod

Borodin - Polotsvian Dances


Saturday 22nd November 1997 - All Saints Parish Church, Gresford

Conductor: Garry Walker

Leader: Benjamin Lowe

Beethoven - Overture “Egmont”

Sibelius - Karelia Suite

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite

Dvorak - Symphony No. 6




To be continued.


WSO is very grateful to have had the loan of the programme collections of Myra Roberts, Stella Lansom, Joy Thomas, Eileen Livesey and Emlyn Evans in compiling this list.


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