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 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
[Updated December 29th 2015]
The date of the 2016 Bursary Auditions has been provisionally changed to Tuesday 12th July 2016. We hope it will still be at the usual venue of St. Faith’s Church Hall, but this is yet to be confirmed.
[Updated October 24th 2015]
The HSO rehearsal scheduled for Friday 8th January 2016 is cancelled because Dynamo Youth Theatre need St Faith’s Hall on that date and no other convenient venue is available.
Specific HSO rehearsal details
[Last updated April 2015]
Any specific details for HSO concerts will be added here later.
Specific HCO rehearsal details
[Last updated April 2015]
Any specific details for HCO concerts will be added here later.
Complete rehearsal schedule[Last updated 29th December 2015]
This is the rehearsal schedule for the 2015-16 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.
(By concert, not by date)
|Saturday 19 September 2015 Havant Symphony Orchestra at Hayling Island Community Centre Conductor: Colin Jagger|
|Oct-04||Overture ‘Der Freischütz’||Weber||2222 4230 T S||11'||Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
4 Sep (+ AGM), 11 Sep,
18 Sep at Hayling
|Sep-92||Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Soloist: Alexander Ullman
|Chopin||2222 2210 T S||30'|
|Sep-06||Symphony No 5 in E minor||Tchaikovsky||3/1 2 2 2 4231 T S||46'|
|87'||Saturday 19 Sep 2.00pm|
|Sunday 11 October 2015 Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall Conductor: Robin Browning|
|Oct-88||Overture ‘Leonora No 1’||Beethoven||2222 4200 T S||10'||Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
29 Sep at Bosmere School,
6 Oct at Bosmere School
|Feb-04||Concierto de Aranjuez
Soloist: Craig Ogden
|Rodrigo||2/1 2/1 2 2 2200 T S||20'|
|May-01||Serenade No 1 in D major||Brahms||2222 4200 T S||45'|
|75'||Sunday 11 Oct 2.00pm|
|Saturday 5 December 2015 Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School Conductor: Jonathan Butcher|
|Mar-98||Festive Overture, Op 96||Shostakovich||2+1 3 3 2+1 4331 T P S||6'||Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov,
4 Dec at Oaklands
|NEW||Pavane pour une infante défunte||Ravel||2122 2000 T Hp S||7'|
|NEW||Four Last Songs
Soloist: Jane Streeton
|Richard Strauss||3/1+1 2+1 2+1 3/1 4331 T Hp Cel S||26'|
|NEW||Symphony No 1 in A♭ major||Elgar||3/1 2+1 2+1 2+1 4331 T P 2Hp S||51'|
|90'||Saturday 5 Dec 2.00pm|
|Saturday 6 February 2016 Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall Conductor: Robin Browning|
|Feb-67||Overture ‘The Marriage of Figaro’||Mozart||2222 2200 T S||5'||Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
26 Jan at Bosmere School,
2 Feb at Bosmere School
|Oct-97||Triple Concerto in C major
Soloists: The Albany Piano Trio
|Beethoven||1222 2200 T S||35'|
|Oct-12||Suite ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’||Sibelius||1/1 1/1 2 2 2000 T P S||25'|
|Feb-07||Symphony No 1 in D, ‘Classical’||Prokofiev||2222 2200 T S||15'|
|80'||Saturday 6 Feb 2.00pm|
|Saturday 19 March 2016 Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School Conductor: Jonathan Butcher|
|Dec-01||Overture ‘Manfred’||Schumann||2222 4330 T S||14'||Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar,
18 Mar at Oaklands
|Oct-96||Valse Triste, Op 44||Sibelius||1010 2000 T S||6'|
|May-03||Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor
Soloist: Joo Yeon Sir
|Saint-Saëns||2222 2230 T S||30'|
|Jul-97||Symphony No 7 in D minor||Dvořák||2/1 2 2 2 4230 T S||40'|
|90'||Saturday 19 Mar 2.00pm|
|Saturday 14 May 2016 Havant Chamber Orchestra at Ferneham Hall Conductor: Robin Browning|
|NEW||Serenade for small orchestra, Op 3||Leo Weiner||2/1 2 2 2 2200 T P S||22'||Tuesdays 7.30pm–10pm:
3 May at Bosmere School,
10 May at Bosmere School
|Oct-02||Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467
Soloist: Karen Kingsley
|Mozart||1202 2200 T S||29'|
|May-02||Symphony No 4 in A major, ‘Italian’||Mendelssohn||2222 2200 T S||26'|
|77'||Saturday 14 May 2.00pm|
|Saturday 9 July 2016 Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School Conductor: Jonathan Butcher|
|Mar-90||Tragic Overture||Brahms||2+1 2 2 2 4231 T S||14'||Fridays 7.15pm–9.45pm:
15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul,
8 Jul at Oaklands
|Jul-05||Piano Concerto in E♭ major
Soloist: Viv McLean
|John Ireland||2/1 2 2 2 4231 T P S||25'|
|NEW||Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13||Rachmaninov||3/1 2 2 2 4331 T P S||45'|
|84'||Saturday 9 Jul 2.00pm|
|Tuesday 12th July 2016 Bursary Auditions – Havant Symphony Orchestra St. Faith’s Church Hall, 7.15pm|