1970 Concerts

Concert Programmes 1970


February 7th (at Sale Town Hall)


Overture Orpheus in the Underworld                                               Offenbach

Ballet Suite Coppelia                                                                   Delibes

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K488)                                       Mozart

Soloist Caroline Loft

Symphony No. 8 in G major                                                        Dvorak

Gopak – Sorochintsky Fair                                                                       Mussorgsky


Conductor: John Crosdale

May 15th  (in Kings Hall, Belle Vue Gardens)


Nutcracker Suite  (Part 1)                                                             Tchaikovsky

Songs – Love from the Power                                                        Handel

                                    Habanera – Carmen                                                          Bizet

Soloist: Helen Neilson and the Neilson Singers

Three Dances from The Bartered Bride                                             Smetana

Sylvia ballet suite                                                                        Chopin

                        Dance of the Tumblers – The Snow Maiden                                     Rimsky-Korsakov

                        Sleeping Beauty ballet suite  (Part 2)                                                          Tchaikovsky

                        Pineapple Poll ballet suite                                                             Sullivan arr. Mackerras


Conductor: John Crosdale


June 12th (Belle Vue)


Overture Plymouth Hoe                                                                Ansell

Miniature Suite                                                                          Coates

                        Songs – Never More – Marriage of Figaro                                        Mozart

O Isis and Osiris – Magic Flute                                         Mozart

                        Three Dances from Henry VIII                                                        German

                        Suite Things to Come                                                                  Bliss

Overture Di Ballo                                                                                    Sullivan

                        The Walk to the Paradise Garden                                                    Delius

                        Trumpet Voluntary                                                                      Clarke

                        Songs – Sea Fever (Ireland); Think of Me (Scott); Captain Mac (Sanderson).

                        Selection – The Gondoliers                                                                       Sullivan

Conductor: John Crosdale

July 10th (Belle Vue)


Overture The Flying Dutchman                                                      Wagner

                        Valse de Concert No. 1                                                                 Glazounov

La Calinda – Koanga                                                                    Delius

                        Praeludium                                                                                 Jarnfelt

                        Symphonie Espagnole                                                                  Lalo

                        Les Preludes                                                                               Liszt


Conductor: John Crosdale


August 7th    (Belle Vue)


Overture Fierrabras                                                                       Schubert

                        Songs – Haste to Battle- Il Seraglio)(Mozart); Serenade-Fair Maid of Perth (Bizet)

                        Symphony No. 39 in E flat K.543                                                  Mozart

                        Perpetuum Mobile                                                                       J. Strauss

                        Artist’s Life                                                                                J. Strauss

                        Songs- Where e’er you Walk (Handel); Eriskay Love Lilt (trad); Santa Lucia (Neapolitan trad).

                        Selection – Der Rosenkavalier                                                        R.Strauss

                        Radetzky March                                                                          J.Strauss

Conductor: John Crosdale


Concert Programmes 1970 (continued)

September 11th  (Belle Vue)


Overture Oberon                                                                          Weber

                        Moorside Suite                                                                           Holst

                        Concerto for Oboe and Strings                                                       Cimarosa

soloist:  Joe Elton

Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2                                                             Friedmann

                        Overture Egmont                                                                         Beethoven

                        Orchestral Song – “Dreams”                                                          Wagner

                        Ballet Music – Faust                                                                    Gounod

                        March – The Dam Busters                                                             Coates

Conductor: John Crosdale


October 9th   (Belle Vue)


Overture Hansel and Gretel                                                                        Humperdinck

                        Capriccio Italien                                                                          Tchaikovsky

                        Songs – Im Chambre Séparéé                                                        Heuberger

                                    Selection from Carmen                                                     Bizet

Soloist Kathleen Lewis

Three Elizabeths Suite                                                                  Coates

                        Overture The Arcadians                                                                 Monckton

                        Tales from the Vienna Woods                                                        Strauss

                        Songs – Lo Hear the Gentle Lark                                                    Bishop

                                    Gems from the Merry Widow                                            Lehar

                        Fantasia on British Sea Songs                                                       arr. Wood.


Conductor John Crosdale


December 12th  (Free Trade Hall, Manchester)


Overture The Mastersingers of Nuremburg                                        Wagner

                        Sale and District Choir:

O Can Ye Sew Cushions                                                  G. Bantock

                                    Eriskay Love Lilt                                                            arr. Hugh S. Robertson

                                    She’s Like a Swallow                                                       arr. by Ed. T. Chapman

                                    Three Hungarian Folk Songs                                             Matyas Seiber

                        Balle suite La Boutique Fantasque                                                  Rossini/Respighi

                        Variations on a Nursery Theme Op. 25                                            Dohnanyi

Soloist: John Wilson

Overture Ruy Blas                                                                       Mendelssohn


Nobody Knows De Trouble I See                                       arr. P.G.Wilkinson

Go Down Moses                                                             arr. Gordon Jacob

                                    Little David, Play On Yo’ Harp                                         arr. Malcolm Sargent

                                    He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand                               arr. Malcolm Sargent

                        Rhapsody in Blue                                                                                    Gershwin

Solist: John Wilson

Grand Chorus (Finale Act II) from Aida                                           Verdi


Conductor John Crosdale