1973 Concerts

Friday 11th May 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

Thomas Overture Raymonde

Elgar Enigma Variations

Songs (*Mezzo-soprano Joanne Moore)

Bizet Seguidilla (Carmen)*

Rossini Non piu mesta (La Cenerentola)*

Verdi O don Fatale (Don Carlo)*

Brahms Symphony No. 4

Mayerbeer Coronation March Le Prophete

Rodgers Carousel

Berlioz March Hongroise (Rakoczy)

Waldteufal Grenadiers Waltz

Friday 8th June 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

Rossini Overture Silken Ladder

Copland Variations on a shaker melody

Kodaly Intermezzo from Hary Janos

Di Lasso Canzone

Mozart Eine Kliene Nachtmusik

Kesnar Intermezzo

Frank Symphony in D minor (1st movement)

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien

Svendsen Norwegian Rhapshodie No 1

Songs (tenor Allan Baldwin)

Handel Silent Worship (Ptolemy)

Haydn In native worth (Creation)

Lehmann Ah! Moon of my delight (In a Persian garden)

Offenbach Legend of Kleinzach (Tales of Hoffman)

Sullivan Selection from Mikado

Friday 6th July 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Traditional In cellar cool

Strauss Waltz Blue Danube

Songs (Soprano Enid Powell)

Schubert Hark! Hark! The lark

Mozart Deh vieni non tardar (Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart Voi che sapete (Marriage of Figaro)

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)

Wagner Grand March Tannhauser

Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desire

Brahms Hungarian Dances


Dvorak Rusalka’s song to the moon

Lehar Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heis (Giuditta)

Adams Holy City

Romberg Selection from Student Prince

Friday 3rd August 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

Rossini Barber of Seville overture

Grieg Lyric suite

Songs (Soprano Madeleine Bruce)

Rossini Una voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)
Gounod Jewel Scene (Faust)
Gounod Jewel Song (Faust)

German Welsh Rhapsody

Wood Suite ‘My Native Health’

Smetena Three dances from Bartered Bride


Novello My dearest dear (Dancing Years)
Trad Eriskey love lilt
Strauss The laughing song (Die Fledermaus)

Coates March: The Dambusters

Friday 5th October 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

MacCunn Land of the mountain and flood

Rossini/Respighi La Boutique Fantastique

Songs (Soprano Kathleen Lewis, Baritone Alan Roscoe)

Verdi Super vorreste (The Masked Ball)

Leoncavallo Prologue (I Pagliacci)

Walton Facade Suite

Rossini William Tell Overture

Massenet Meditation from Thais

Coates London Suite


Mozart Bei Mannern (Magic Flute)

Mozart La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)

Stolz/Benatsky Selection from White Horse Inn

Balfe Selection from Bohemian Girl

Friday 7th September 1973 7:45 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Gardens

Beethoven Leonora Overture No. 3

Holst Mars from the Planets Suite

Songs (Baritone Ray Clarke)

Gounod Mephistopheles Serenade (Faust)

Gounod Song of the Golden Calf (Fause)

Bizet Toreador Song (Carmen)

Dvorak Symphony No. 9 (last movement)

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream overture

Sibelius Karelia Suite


Rodgers This nearly was mine (South Pacific)

Boch If I were a rich man (Fiddler on the Roof)

Ravel Bolero

Saturday 8th December 1973 7:30 pm

Conductor: John Crossdale

Belle Vue Garden

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries

Altrincham Choral Society (conducted by Barrie Allan)

Bach Zion hears the watchmen’s voices (Sleepers wake)

Handel And the glory of the Lord (Messiah)

Handel For unto us a child is born (Messiah)

Rachmaninov Piano concerto No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade (Nos 1 and 3)

Ponchielli Dance of the hours

Altrincham Choral Society

Trad West Indian arr. Sargent The virgin Mary had a baby boy

Trad French arr. Willcocks Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing

Broadhurst arr. Sargent The cowboy carol

Handel Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)