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.
(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
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|