National Anthem (arr. Britten)
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
(The winning work in our Centenary Composers' Competition)
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor
with The BYMT Adult Choir
Soloists Janice Watson, John Upperton, Tristan Hambleton, Nicola Ihnatowicz
The winning work in our Centenary Composers Competition and Beethoven’s tumultuous and transcendent final symphony bring our Centenary season to a glorious end.
Provisional concert dates for next season:
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Come and hear BSO musicians in different surroundings and in lighter repertoire. Socialise over interval drinks with BSO players and enjoy a different musical experience. Mark your diaries and make our Centenary part of your own celebrations!
An elegant chamber orchestra programme including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence
An enticingly varied concert, Mozart’s Serenade in Bb K361 and Richard Strauss’ Suite Op.4
Rich and enthralling chamber music, from Mozart to Mendelssohn
An attractive chamber orchestra compilation, including Bridge’s Suite for Strings
Help us to wrap up our Centenary year with a feather-light cream-tea-and-chamber-music concert, interval on the lawn!
Tickets on the door: Patrons may request two complimentary tickets for one concert.
We have a vacancy for a co-principal trombone. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Bromley. Positions like these with an excellent non-professional orchestra don't come up very often so please tell your trombone playing friends and contact us if interested.
We also have vacancies for harps. Most other instruments have a waiting list.
Our competition competition has ended and the winner is:
Europa by Marco Muilwijk
This work will be performed as part of our May 2019 concert. We are very grateful to our adjudicator Paul Patterson for the many hours he donated to this project.
The orchestra members voted for Bacchanal by James Maunders and we will also perform this in March 2020. Proem by John Senter will be performed in our November 2019 concert.
We received more than 30 entries, thank you! We are very grateful for the considerable time and effort that has gone into preparing them.
The other shortlisted works were:
The rehearsal recordings made of each of the finalist’s works are below.
Europa by Marco Muilwijk
Bacchanal by James Maunders
Proem by John Senter
Bromleag by Robert Ely
Kent Invicta by Philip Steel
Our conductor is Adrian Brown and our leader is Andy Laing.
Concerts are at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP. Full details and directions are on our location page.
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