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Rehearsal Schedule 2011-2012

Normal rehearsal times and locations

Havant Symphony Orchestra rehearsals are normally held every Friday during school term time (except on the day before a Havant Chamber Orchestra concert) from 7.00pm to 9.30pm 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 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 are normally held at the same location, St. Faith’s Church Hall, on the two Tuesdays immediately preceding the concert date, from 7.30pm to 10.00pm.  There is a break, but no refreshments are provided. 

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

[Update 21st April 2012]

The HSO rehearsal on Friday 27th April will be taken by guest conductor Colin Jagger who will be working on Brahms 4. 

The HSO rehearsal on Friday 4th May will be taken by Rob Hodge, who will be rehearsing his works for the July concert. 

Advance warning: HSO and HCO players please note that St Faith’s Hall is unavailable for a week in May, so the HCO rehearsal on Tuesday 8th May and the HSO rehearsal on Friday 11th May will both be at

St Joseph's Church Hall,
134, West Street,
Havant, PO9 1LP

(just up the road from the Craddocks’ house – see map). 

[Update 21st January 2012]

The proposed HSO string rehearsal on Friday 27th January is now cancelled for several reasons.  On that date HCO will be rehearsing Truffaldino with Peter Craddock from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  We plan to make a recording of some or all of the Truffaldino rehearsal so that we can extract material for use by David Goodall to prepare and present his pre-concert talk. 

The next HSO rehearsal is therefore on Friday 3rd February, and will concentrate on the Malcolm Arnold Symphony.

After that, HSO has two weeks off (one for the day before the HCO concert and one for half term), then the next HSO rehearsal, on Friday 24th February, is a full rehearsal. 

Further full strength rehearsals are provisionally scheduled for Friday 16th March and Friday 23rd March (the night before the concert). 

The first rehearsal for the July concert, on Friday 30th March, will be taken by another guest conductor, Levon Parikian, who will be working on Brahms 4. 

[Update 6th January 2012]

We can now confirm that the HSO rehearsal on Friday 13th January 2011 will be taken by a guest conductor, Andrew Morley.  It will include the Brahms variations (for our next concert) and also Elgar’s Cockaigne overture, chosen by Andrew because the other works for our next concert are not yet available. 

[Update 8th December 2011]

As advance warning for HCO players, there is a change of venue for the first rehearsal for the May 19 concert.  This rehearsal, on Tuesday 8th May, will be at
St Joseph's Church Hall,
134, West Street,
Havant, PO9 1LP

(just up the road from the Craddocks’ house). 

If you are approaching from the A27, take the main exit to Havant and go through the first set of traffic lights, turn left opposite McDonalds and immediately after the pedestrian crossing.  The Church is on the right after two roads on the right.  The Hall is located in the car park beyond the Church where there is more than ample parking space.

If you are approaching from the north, be aware that there is no right turn directly into West Street from Park Road North.  Do ask for an explanation nearer the date if you need one.

[Update 6th December 2011]

On Friday 27th January there will now be rehearsals both for HSO strings with Rob Hodge (upstairs, at the usual rehearsal time of 7:00pm to 9:30pm) and HCO rehearsing Truffaldino with Peter Craddock (in the hall from 7:30pm to 9:00pm).  It is hoped that a recording will be made of Truffaldino at this rehearsal for use by David Goodall to prepare and present his pre-concert talk. 

[Update 4th December 2011]

The next HSO rehearsal is on Friday 6th January 2011, when Rob Hodge will be rehearsing the Wagenaar and the Brahms for the March concert. 

It is likely that one of the following two rehearsals (on 13th or 20th January) will be taken by a guest conductor from the short list of candidates to take over as conductor of the HSO after Peter retires. 

[Update 25th November 2011]

The originally scheduled HSO rehearsal on Friday 9th December is now cancelled (mainly because the relevant music is currently out on hire so we can’t make an early start on it).

[Update 17th November 2011]

Players will be able to buy tickets for the Oaklands concert during the interval of tomorrow’s rehearsal (Friday 18th November). 

[Update 13th November 2011]

The HSO rehearsal on Friday 2nd December is at Oaklands Catholic School, as well as the final rehearsal at 2pm on the Saturday afternoon.  See the page Directions to Oaklands Catholic School for details on how to get there and where to park.  Note that players should use the north entrance and park around the back. 

[Update 23rd October 2011]

To give more rehearsal time for Simon Wills’ Truffaldino there will be an extra HCO rehearsal for the February 2012 concert.  The provisional plan is for this rehearsal to be on Friday 27th January 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, replacing the HSO rehearsal for that week.  [Update 6th Dec: there will still be an HSO strings rehearsal, upstairs with Rob Hodge].

[Update 30th September 2011]

The programme for the October HCO concert has been changed at the request of the soloist to drop the Dvořák Romance.  This has been replaced with J C Bach Sinfonia Op 18 no 2 in Bb, 'Lucio Silla' overture, which will now be the first item in the programme. 

Complete rehearsal schedule

This is the rehearsal schedule for the 2011-2012 season.  This page will be updated to reflect any changes or additions. 

Last played Work Composer Instrumentation Dura­tion Rehearsals - Not in Chronological Order!!
Saturday 24 September H S O Hayling Island CONDUCTOR Samuel Draper 9 Sept AGM + reh
16 Sept at St Faith's
23 Sept at Hayling
24 Sept 2.00pm at HI
Mar-05 Overture Euryanthe Weber 2222 4230 T S 8
Mar-00 Violin Concerto
Soloist Horia Vacarescu
Brahms 2222 4200 T S 38
Sep-08 Symphony No 8 Dvorak 2/1 2/1 22 4231 T P S 35
Saturday 15 October 2011 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Tuesday 4 October
Tuesday 11 October
15 Oct 2.00pm
May-02 Sinfonia Op 18 No 2 in Bb, 'Lucio Silla' overture J C Bach 2222 2000 S 12
May-01 Pavane Op 50 Fauré 2222 2000 S 7
May-97 Simple Symphony Britten S 16
New Violin Concerto in C, Hob VII a:1
Soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny
Haydn S 20
Jun-92 Symphony No 40 in G minor Mozart 1222 2000 S 25
Saturday 3 December 2011 Havant Symphony Orchestra OAKLANDS SCHOOL, WATERLOOVILLE 30 Sept
7 Oct, 21 Oct,
4 Nov, 11 Nov,
18 Nov, 25 Nov,
2 Dec at Oaklands
3 December 2.00pm
Mar-97 Overture Beatrice and Benedict Berlioz 2222 4330 T S 8
May-07 Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor
Soloist Karen Kingsley
Beethoven 2222 2200 T S 37
Dec-04 Symphony No 2 in D Sibelius 2222 4331 T S 41
Saturday 11 February 2012 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Friday 27 Jan 7.30–9pm
Tuesday 31 January
Tuesday 7 February
11 Feb 2.00pm
Jul-98 Intermezzo from 'Fennimore and Gerda' Delius 2, 1+1, 22 2000 S 3
New Truffaldino (Premiere) Simon Wills 2222 2200 T S 14
May-91 Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat
Soloist Richard Steggall
R Strauss 2222 2200 T S 20
Oct-01 Symphony No 3 in E flat Beethoven 2222 3200 T S 48
Saturday 24 March 2012 Havant Symphony Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL 9 Dec; cancelled
6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan,
27 Jan cancelled (HCO using hall)
3 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar,
16 Mar, 23 Mar
24 March 2.00pm
New Overture Cyrano de Bergerac Wagenaar 3222 4331 T P S 11
Dec-91 Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms 3223 4200 T P S 17
Feb-03 Piano Concerto No 2 in F
Soloist Benjamin Powell
Shostakovich 3222 4000 T sd S 20
Dec-93 Symphony No 4 Malcolm Arnold 3223 4331 T 3P Cel Hp S 36
Saturday 19 May 2012 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Tuesday 8 May at St Joseph's Church Hall
Tuesday 15 May
19 May 2.00pm
Jun-76 Sinfonia in E flat, Op 18/1 J C Bach 2202 2000 S 13
New Water Music Suite No 2 in D Handel 0201 2200 T S 11
May-81 Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K 453
Soloist Andrew Ball
Mozart 1202 2000 S 30
New Symphony No 1 in C Weber 2102 2200 T S 25
Saturday 7 July 2012 Havant Symphony Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL 30 Mar; 20 Apr,
27 Apr, 4 May,
11 May at St Joseph's Church Hall
25 May, 1 June, 15 June
22 June, 29 June, 6 July
7 July 2.00pm
New Overture The Siege of Corinth Rossini 3222 4231 T 2P S 10
Dec-99 Old Norwegian Romance Grieg 3222 4231 TP(Hp)S 20
Mar-02 Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Soloist James Willshire
Liszt 3222 2230 T P S 19
Dec-01 Symphony No 4 in E minor Brahms 2/1223 4230 T P S 42
Friday 13 July 2012   HSO Golden Anniversary Celebration Supper, Fareham - NO BURSARY AUDITIONS this year 13 July 7.00pm

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