1971 Concerts

Concert Programmes 1971


May 14th (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Overture The Thievish Magpie           Rossini

A Midsummer Night’s Dream                        Mendelssohn


Songs: Alan Baldin (tenor)

Onaway! Awake, belove (Hiawtaha) Colerdige-Taylor

Flower Song (Carmen)                       Bizet

Waltz ‘Gold and Silver’                       Lehar


Symphony No 2 (last movement)      Sibelius


Drinking Song and Serenade (student prince)           Romberg

Girls were made to Love and Kiss (Paganini)                        Lehar


Selection-West Side Story                                          Bernstein


Conductor: John Crossdale


June 11th (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Children’s Overture                                         Quilter

Mars and Jupiter from Planets Suite             Holst


Songs: Alan Roscoe (baritone)

Madamina (Don Giovanni)                             Mozart

Simon the cellarer                                          Halton


Intermezzo from ‘Jewlels of the Madonna’   Wolf-Ferrari


Caprioccio Espagnole                                      Rimsky-Korsakov



Toreador’s Song (Carmen)                             Bizet

Selection from Desert Song                           Romberg


Suite Pineapple Pole                                       Sullivan arr. Mackerras


Conductor: John Crossdale


July 2nd (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Overture Roman Carnival                               Berlioz

Swan Lake Suite                                             Tchaikovsky

Trumpet Concerto                               Haydn

Soloist: Malcolm Woodhouse


Peer Gynt Suite                                   Grieg


Songs: Brian Jepson (tenor), Barbara Meaghan (soprano)

Angels Guard Thee (Berceuse de Jocelyn)                 Godard

Paradise for two (Maid of the mountain)                  Fraser-Simson

Only make believe (showboat)                                  Kern

Heather on the hill                                                      Lerner-Loewe

Vilia (Merry Widow)                                                   Lehar

Sunrise, sunset (fiddler on the roof)                          Boch


Bolero                                                 Ravel


Conductor: John Crossdale


August 6th (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Overture Merry Wives of Windsor                             Nicolai

Suite Wand of Youth (no 2)                                        Elgar


Songs: Glynis Prendergast, (soprano)

Merce, dilette amiche (Sicilian Vespers)                   Verdi

L’amero (Il re Pastore)                                               Mozart

Rusulka Song to the Moon                                         Dvorak


Slavnoic Rhapsody                                                      Friedeman


Selection Fiddler on the roof                                      Boch

Intermezzo from Cavilleria Rusticana                                    Mascagni



Still as the night                                                         Bohm

Laughing Song (Die Fledermaus)                               Strauss

Toreador’s March (Carmen)                                       Bizet


Conductor: John Crossdale


September 10th (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Overture Force of Destiny                                          Verdi

Piano Concert in A minor                                            Grieg

Soloist: John Wilson

Polovtsian Dances                                                       Bordin

Scheherazade suite                                                    Rimsky-Korsakov

Dream of Olwen                                                         Williams/May

Selection-Mary Poppins                                              Sherman


Conductor: John Crossdale


October 8th (Kings Hall Belle Vue Gardens)


Overture Die Felsenmuhle                             Reissiger

L’Arlesienne Suite (no 1)                                Bizet


Songs: Joanne Moore (mezzo soprano)

Voi Che sapete (Marriage of Figaro)             Mozart

O mio Fernando (La Favorita)                                    Donizetti

Una voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)             Rossini


Fifth Symphony (last movement)                  Beethoven

Overture Orpheus in the underworld             Offenbach

Suite-from the countryside                            Coates



From South Pacific                                         Rodgers/Hammerstein

La Danza (Gia la luna)                                                Rossini

Selection-Camelot                                          Loewe


Conductor: John Crossdale

December 18th (Free Trade Hall, Manchester)


Prince Igor Overture                           Borodin

A Ceremony of Carols                         Britten

The Festival Choir


Violin Concerto                                   Tchaikovsky

Jack Rothstein violin


Overture Rienzi                                   Wagner



Cast thy burden upon the Lord (Elijah)                       Mendelssohn

Beside they cradle here I stand (Chrismas Oratorio) Bach

Rocking                                                                       Czech

The Virgin’s slumber song                                          Reger

For unto us a child is born                                          Handel


Ziguenerweisen (Gipsy Airs)                                      Sarasarte


Polka: Tritsch tratsch, Perpetuum Mobile, Blue Danube                   Strauss



God rest ye merry gentlemen

Hark the herald angels sing

O come all ye faithful


Conductor: John Crossdale