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Rehearsal Schedule 2012-2013

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. 

Note that some rehearsals, including the first two in September 2012, are at the alternative location of St. Joseph’s Church Hall, West Street – see below for directions and map.  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 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. 

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

[Update 3rd July 2013]

The bursary auditions originally scheduled for Friday 12th July have been cancelled.  The committee is still considering the possibility of holding auditions on a Friday in October, soon after the start of the college term, so as to be able to have a student working with the HSO for the rest of the year. 

[Update 24th June 2013]

Tom had hoped that the soloist David Le Page would be available to rehearse the Glazunov on Friday June 28th, but he is unavailable.  Tom has modified the schedule for 28th June so it now includes some work on the first movement of the Borodin and on the Berlioz, and this has been updated in the table below

[Update 8th May 2013]

Tony Gutteridge has received some further rehearsal details from Tom Hammond which have been added to the HSO rehearsal schedule below

[Update 30th April 2013]

More details have been added to the HSO rehearsal schedule below

[Update 26th April 2013]

Some further changes have been made to the HSO rehearsal schedule below.  The rehearsal on 3rd May is now a string sectional rehearsal, and the rehearsal on 7th June is now a full rehearsal with Tom Hammond.

[Update 26th April 2013]

HCO players please note that the Tuesday rehearsals for the May concert will be at St. Joseph's Church.  See below for details. 

[Update 19th April 2013]

There will be a full HSO rehearsal on Friday 26th April (even though no details were originally provided in the previous version of the rehearsal schedule). 

[Update 26th March 2013]

More details are now available for the HSO summer concert rehearsal schedule – see below.  Further details are yet to be resolved and we hope to have another update soon. 

Specific HSO rehearsal details

[Last updated 25th June 2013]

Rehearsal schedule for July 2013 Concert

Date Location Time Conductor Details
Friday 19th April 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Steve Tanner Full run through
Friday 26th April 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Alex Creamer Full rehearsal
Friday 3rd May 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Alex Creamer String sectional rehearsal
(Wind/brass/percussion not required)
Friday 10th May 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Alex Creamer Sight reading – full orchestra
Friday 24th May 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Borodin, Bizet, Berlioz
NB tpt 3 not called
Friday 7th June 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Borodin, Berlioz
NB trombones will be released early
Friday 14th June 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Berlioz, Ravel
NB tpts and tbnes not called, horns III/IV for Berlioz
Friday 21st June2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Borodin, Glazunov, Ravel
Friday 28th June 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Bizet, Borodin 1st movt, Glazunov (soloist unfortunately not available), Berlioz
Friday 5th July 2013 St Faith's 7:00pm Tom Hammond Bizet, Borodin, Berlioz, Ravel
NB trumpet three for Berlioz and Contra for Ravel called if possible
Saturday 6th July 2013 Ferneham Hall 2:00pm Tom Hammond Afternoon rehearsal:
2:00 – 3:00pm Berlioz, Borodin, Bizet
3:00 – 3:15pm (break)
3:15 – 4:30pm Glazunov
4:30 – 5:00pm Ravel
7:30pm –

Specific HCO rehearsal details

[Last updated 26th April 2013]

The Tuesday rehearsals for the May HCO concert (on 7th and 14th May) will be at

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

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

Directions from the A27 Havant roundabout:

  • Continue straight ahead past the Tesco’s turning;
  • turn left immediately after the pedestrian crossing, opposite McDonalds;
  • after passing two roads on the right St Joseph’s Church is also on the right, and the entrance to the car park is immediately beyond the church. 
  • The Church Hall is within the car park, behind the church. 

Note that you cannot return home the same way, in that there is no right turn at the end of West Street, so you would end up having to turn left and go north for a bit then go right round the next roundabout.  If you want to return more directly to the A27 you can go back along West Street and take the first left into Boundary Way then the first right into Park Way (which turns to the right at a roundabout by the car parks) back to the main road, where you can then turn right at the traffic lights. 

If you want to return to the A27 to head west, a quieter route is to turn right when coming out of the church car park to continue along West Street and then take the next left at Brockhampton Road, which goes down towards a bridge over the A27.  There is a small roundabout before the bridge, then another one after it where you can turn right and then rejoin the A27 at the next junction (where it merges with the A3M) by following the signs for A27 Portsmouth. 

Complete rehearsal schedule

This is the rehearsal schedule for the 2012-2013 season.  This page will be updated to reflect any changes or additions. 

Last played Work Composer Instrumentation Dura­tion Rehearsals - Not in Chronological Order!!
Saturday 22 September H S O Hayling Island CONDUCTOR Robert Hodge 7 Sept AGM + reh at St Joseph's
14 Sept at St Joseph's
21 Sept at Hayling
22 Sept 2.00pm at HI
Sep-01 Finlandia Sibelius 2222 4331 T P S 8
Jun-91 Clarinet Concerto in A
Soloist James Maltby
Mozart 2002 2000 S 28
Mar-97 Symphony No 4 in F minor Tchaikovsky 2+1 222 4231 T P S 43
Saturday 20 October 2012 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Tuesday 9 October
Tuesday 16 October
20 Oct 2.00pm
Oct-00 Overture The Hebrides Mendelssohn 2222 2200 S 10
May-00 Suite Pelleas et Melisande Sibelius 1/1 1/1 22 2000 T P S 22
Oct-03 Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Soloist Alexander Karpeyev
Beethoven 2222 2200 T S 33
Oct-94 Symphony No 31 in D, Paris Mozart 2222 2200 T S 20
Saturday 8 December 2012 Havant Symphony Orchestra OAKLANDS SCHOOL, WATERLOOVILLE 28 Sept
5 Oct, 12 Oct, 26 Oct,
9 Nov (strings at Oaklands, wwind/brass/perc at St. Faith's),
16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov,
7 Dec at Oaklands
8 December 2.00pm
Mar-90 Three Bavarian Dances Elgar 2222 4231 T P S 13
Dec-90 Double Concerto in A minor
Soloists Alexander Sitkovetsky and Richard Harwood
Brahms 2222 4200 T S 32
Dec-84 Symphony No 2 in E minor Rachmaninov 3332 4331 T P S 56
Saturday 9 February 2013 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Tuesday 29 January
Tuesday 5 February
9 Feb 2.00pm
Oct-95 Italian Style Overture in C Schubert 2222 2200 T S 7
NEW Old Wine in New Bottles for Wind Gordon Jacob 2222 2200 13
Feb-91 Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K 364
Soloists Brian Howells and Rebecca Hill
Mozart 0200 2000 S 30
Feb-71 Symphony No 100, Military Haydn 1222 2200 T P S 28
Saturday 16 March 2013 Havant Symphony Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL 14 Dec cancelled;
11 Jan, 18 Jan cancelled (snow),
25 Jan,
1 Feb, 15 Feb,
1 Mar at Bosmere School,
8 Mar, Wed 13 Mar
16 March 2.00pm
NEW Helios Overture Nielsen 3/1 222 4331 T S 12
Sep-99 Little Suite No 2 Malcolm Arnold 2222 4331 T P S 10
Dec-07 Cello Concerto in E minor
Soloist Adi Tal
Elgar 2/1 222 4231 T P S 28
Jul-01 Symphony No 2 in C minor Tchaikovsky 2/1 222 4231 T P S 33
Saturday 18 May 2013 Havant Chamber Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL Tuesday 7 May at St.Joseph's
Tuesday 14 May at St.Joseph's
18 May 2.00pm
Jul-66 Suite No 2 in B minor
Soloist Catherine Nicholson
J S Bach Flute and Strings 22
Apr-94 Holberg Suite Grieg S 21
New Saxophone Concerto
Soloist Victoria Puttock
Glazunov Sax and Strings 13
Jun-72 Serenade for Strings Dvořák S 26
Saturday 6 July 2013 Havant Symphony Orchestra FERNEHAM HALL 22 Mar cancelled,
19 Apr, 26 Apr,
3 May, 10 May, 24 May,
7 June, 14 June,
21 June, 28 June, 5 July
6 July 2.00pm
NEW Overture Rob Roy Berlioz 2/1 2/1 22 4330 T Hp S 12
NEW Mother Goose Suite Ravel 2/1 2/1 2 2/1 2000 T P Hp Cel S 18
Jul-07 Violin Concerto in A minor
Soloist David Le Page
Glazunov 3222 4230 T P Hp S 20
Nov-82 Symphony No 3, Unfinished Borodin 2222 4230 T S 16
Sep-06 Carmen Suite No 1 Bizet 2/1 2/1 22 4230 T P Hp S 11

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