05 Nov 2017:
Terry Barfoot has kindly written an
for Peter Craddock which has now been published in The News.
03 Nov 2017:
The funeral of Peter Craddock is on Tuesday 7th November.
For details see the
announcement in The News.
30 Oct 2017:
For those who would like to know more about Peter Craddock and the
early years of Havant Symphony Orchestra,
we have made a History page available on this website
containing an informative and often amusing article from the July 1987 souvenir programme
Havant Symphony Orchestra – The First Twenty Five Years.
Peter Craddock wrote the first part
for the 10th Anniversary of HSO in 1972, then added further updates for the 25th
Anniversary in 1987.
21 Oct 2017:
We have been very sad to hear that
founder of the Havant Orchestras, passed away
on 14th October 2017 after a long illness.
As the musical director of both Havant Orchestras, he conducted
Havant Symphony Orchestra for 50 years and also Havant Chamber Orchestra for most of that
time before retiring in December 2012 due to ill health. He will be sadly missed by
all of us who enjoyed making music with him.
We send our deepest sympathy to his wife Sandra and his family.
If anyone needs to know details of the funeral arrangements, please contact the
Havant Orchestras administrator,
and we will try to make sure you are kept informed.
In the longer term we hope that there will be a memorial concert of some sort and we
will let you know about arrangements for that when we have them.
We have also received many kind comments and reminiscences from those who
knew him, which we are passing on to his family, and we also hope
to share some of them more widely later.
See our Events page for many more
local classical music events (mainly amateur orchestral concerts) around the region.
Sat 2 Dec 2017, 7.30pm:
Next main HSO concert
at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and Richard Miller
with left-hand piano soloist Nicholas McCarthy – Elgar, Butterworth, Ravel, Franck
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 7.30pm:
It's beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
– University of Chichester Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Choir (with players from
Havant Symphony Orchestra) performing popular Christmas music
at Hayling Island Community Centre
Sat 3 Feb 2018, 7.30pm:
Next HCO concert
at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and
soloist Richard Uttley – Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven