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Rehearsal Schedule 2014-15

Normal rehearsal times and locations

Havant Symphony Orchestra rehearsals are normally held every Friday evening during school term time (except on the day before a Havant Chamber Orchestra concert) from 7.15pm to 9.45pm (as from 26th September 2014) at St. Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, Havant, PO9 1BE (see map).  There is a car park next to the hall, off East Pallant, which is a one-way street towards the hall, so you need to approach it via Beechworth Road. 

The final afternoon rehearsal on the concert day is at the concert venue, and for concerts at Hayling Island Community Centre or Oaklands Catholic School the rehearsal the preceding evening is usually also at the same location.  See the following sections on this page for additional information about rehearsals and specific rehearsal details, and the complete rehearsal schedule for a summary of the latest information on rehearsal dates and locations. 

The HSO rehearsal includes a coffee break at around 8.30pm.  Coffee or tea and biscuits are provided (for a contribution of 20p). 

Havant Chamber Orchestra rehearsals take place in Havant on the two Tuesdays immediately preceding the concert date, from 7.30pm to 10.00pm.  There is a break, but no refreshments are provided. 

HCO used to rehearse mostly at St. Faith’s Church Hall as well, but the hall is no longer available on Tuesdays, so rehearsals for this season are at Bosmere Junior School, South Street, PO9 1DA (see map)

Players please bring a music stand to all rehearsals. 

Additional information about rehearsal arrangements will be added below from time to time; players are advised to check this page regularly for reminders and additional rehearsal details. 

Additional information about rehearsals

[3rd April 2015]

The HSO rehearsal on Friday 8th May 2015 will be at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, West Street, PO9 1LP (see map) because Dynamo Youth Theatre need St. Faith’s Church Hall on that date. 

[2nd October 2014]

The HSO rehearsal on Friday 10th October 2014 will be a string sectional rehearsal. 

[6th September 2014]

From Friday 26th September, when Jonathan Butcher starts rehearsing the HSO programme for the December concert, HSO Friday rehearsals will be from 7.15pm to 9.45pm, 15 minutes later than previously.  This is because a small number of players find it difficult to arrive in time for a 7.00pm start, and we think it would be better to start promptly at 7.15pm with a more complete orchestra than to start at 7.00pm while players are still arriving.  This change is being made on a trial basis for now, and will be reviewed later to decide whether to make it permanent. 

Specific HSO rehearsal details

[Last updated April 2014]

Any specific details for HSO concerts will be added here later.

Specific HCO rehearsal details

[Last updated April 2014]

Any specific details for HCO concerts will be added here later.

Complete rehearsal schedule

[Last updated 9th May 2014]

This is the rehearsal schedule for the 2014-15 season.  This page will be updated to reflect any changes or additions.  All rehearsals except on the concert day are at St. Faith’s Church Hall unless indicated otherwise. 

Not all rehearsal dates will be used for the associated concert.  Some dates may be used for sight reading or to prepare for other events.  When such dates have been identified, they are marked with an asterisk in the main schedule below, with additional details provided in the updates above.

Last played Work Composer Instrumentation Dura­tion Rehearsals
(By concert, not by date)
Saturday 20 September 2014        Havant Symphony Orchestra at Hayling Island Community Centre       Conductor: Colin Jagger
Mar-10 Overture ‘Leonora No 3’ Beethoven 2222 4230 T S 14' Fridays 7pm–9.30pm:
5 Sep (+ AGM), 12 Sep,
19 Sep at Hayling
Mar-08 Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
   Soloist: Fenella Humphreys
Bruch 2222 4200 T S 25'
Sep-09 Symphony No 9 in E minor,
‘From the New World’
Dvořák 2/12/122 4231 T P S 41'
  80' Saturday 20 Sep  2.00pm
Saturday 18 October 2014              Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall        Conductor: Robin Browning
NEW Dance Variations William Mathias 2/1222 2200 T S 19' Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
7 Oct at Bosmere School,
14 Oct at Bosmere School
Feb-07 Cello Concerto in A minor
   Soloist: Philip Handy
Schumann 2222 2200 T S 23'
Sep-05 Symphony No 2 in D Beethoven 2222 2200 T S 36'
  78' Saturday 18 Oct  2.00pm
Saturday 6 December 2014        Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School      Conductor: Jonathan Butcher
Jun-81 Polovtsian Dances from ‘Prince Igor’ Borodin 2+12+122 4231 T P Hp S 13' Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct (strings), 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov,
5 Dec at Oaklands
Jul-02 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
   Soloist: Viv McLean
Rachmaninov 2+12+122 4231 T P Hp S 23'
Jul-07 Symphonic Suite ‘Scheherazade’ Rimsky-Korsakov 2+12/122 4231 T P Hp S 45'
  81' Saturday 6 Dec  2.00pm
Saturday 7 February 2015            Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall         Conductor: Robin Browning
May-99 Overture ‘The Impresario’, K486 Mozart 2222 2200 T S 4' Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
27 Jan at Bosmere School,
3 Feb at Bosmere School
Feb-09 Intermezzo, Nocturne and Scherzo from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Mendelssohn 2222 2200 T S 14'
Feb-08 Piano Concerto No 4 in G
   Soloist: Cordelia Williams
Beethoven 1222 2200 T S 33'
Oct-07 Symphony No 99 Haydn 2222 2200 T S 30'
  81' Saturday 7 Feb  2.00pm
Saturday 28 March 2015        Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School      Conductor: Jonathan Butcher
Nov-90 Overture ‘William Tell’ Rossini 1+12/122 4230 T P S 12' Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar,
27 Mar at Oaklands
Dec-02 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
   Soloist: Boris Brovtsyn
Sibelius 2222 4230 T S 32'
Jul-98 Symphony No 3 in F Brahms 2222+1 4230 T S 35'
NEW Hungarian Dance No 6 Brahms, arr Schmeling 2222 4230 T P S 3'
  82' Saturday 28 Mar  2.00pm
Saturday 16 May 2015                  Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall         Conductor: Robin Browning
NEW Overture ‘Preciosa’ Weber 2222 2200 T P S 9' Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
5 May at Bosmere School,
12 May at Bosmere School
Oct-05 Violin Concerto in D
   Soloist: Savitri Grier
Beethoven 2222 2200 T S 43'
May-04 Symphony No 2 in Bb Schubert 2222 2200 T S 27'
  79' Saturday 16 May  2.00pm
Saturday 11 July 2015        Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School      Conductor: Jonathan Butcher
NEW Overture ‘Colas Breugnon’ Kabalevsky 3/1332+1 4331 T P Xyl Hp S 5' Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
24 Apr, 1 May,
8 May at St Joseph's,
22 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul,
10 Jul at Oaklands
Sep-07 Cello Concerto
   Soloist: Richard Harwood
Dvořák 2/1221 3231 T 1P S 39'
NEW Symphony No 5 in D minor Shostakovich 2+122+Eb2+1 4331 T P Cel/Pno Hp S 45'
  89' Saturday 11 Jul  2.00pm
Friday 17th July 2015    Bursary Auditions – Havant Symphony Orchestra     St Faiths Hall, 7.15pm

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