Advent Concert

It was a mild Sunday evening at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts as the audience were welcomed into the foyer by the Orchestra’s brass section playing a selection of Christmas carols. The first act was Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F major, which set a high standard for the rest of the night.

The second act comprised Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major, with our own Adam Richardson as the solo Trumpet. A marvellous crowd pleaser, we would like to extend our thanks to Adam for all his hard work. This was followed by Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which was also loved by the audience.

We thoroughly enjoyed this concert and would love to thank all those who ventured out to come and see our first concert of the academic year!

All Mozart Summer Concert

On the 30th May, we held a Summer Concert in the Meeting House at Sussex University. The sun was setting and the last remaining light swept through the room in a vast array of stained glass colours. The beauty of the lighting, however, was lost on performers who attempted to pick out the black dots of notes from a page which was continuously changing colour.

Mozart was the theme of the night, and it began with a rendition of the Cosi Fan Tutti Overture. This was followed by the Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in Eb Major, which was the true highlight of the evening due to the magnificent playing of our four soloists: Barbara Ashby (Oboe), Margaret Phillips (Clarinet), Hilary Ougham (Bassoon) and Zoe Hurlock (Horn). We are incredibly grateful for all their hard work, and would be thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

The evening ended with a performance of Symphony no. 41, “Jupiter”, and, with the sun now set, we all headed to East Slope bar for our final drink together of the academic year.