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Rehearsal Schedule 2015-16

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.

Last played Work Composer Instrumentation Dura­tion Rehearsals
(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:
8 Jan cancelled,
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

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