2015 Concerts

2015 Concert programmes

Saturday 21st February 2015

Heaton Moor United Church, Stockport

Concert conducted by Juan Ortuño

Leader: John Resek

Overture: La Gazza Ladra – Rossini

Organ Symphony No.1 – Guilmant

Soloist ~ George Warren

(Chetham’s School of Music)

Aladdin Suite – Nielsen

Les Préludes – Liszt


Saturday 9th May 2015

An Italian Programme

Romiley Forum Theatre

Concert conducted by Marco Bellasi

Leader: John Resek

Overture: Semiramide – Rossini

Conertino for Clarinet and Orchestra – Weber

Soloist ~ John Gibson

(Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra)

Capriccio Italien – Tchaikovsky

Matinées Musicales – Rossini/Britten

Symphony No.4 (Italian) – Mendelssohn


Sunday 12th July 2015

The Gorton Monastery

Concert conducted by Juan Ortuño

Leader: John Resek

Summer Proms Concert

English Folk Song Suite – Vaughan Williams

‘Enigma’ Variations – Elgar


‘Jupiter’ from The Planets Suite – Holst

‘Quando m’en vo’ from La Bohème – Puccini

‘Dove sono’ from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart

‘Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante’ from Carmen – Bizet

Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Wood

Rule, Brittania – Arne

Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 – Elgar

Jerusalem – Parry

Soloist ~ Sophie Radley

(Royal Northern College of Music)


Saturday 24th October 2015

The Forum Theatre, Romiley, Stockport

Concert conducted by Juan Ortuño

Leader: John Resek

Ballet égyptien – Luigini

Guitar Concerto No.1 – Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Soloist ~ Alexandra Whittingham

(Chetham’s School of Music)

Symphony No.4 – Tchaikovsky


Sunday 15th December

at Gorton Monastery (2pm to 4:30pm)

A Christmas Concert 

with carols

Concert conducted by Juan Ortuño

Leader: John Resek

A festive afternoon concert of carols for the audience to sing interspersed with favourites played by the orchestra, including

Christmas Overture (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

Dam Busters March (Eric Coates)

Elizabethan Serenade (Ronald Binge)

Theme from ‘The Big Country’ (Jerome Moross)

Warsaw Concerto (Richard Addinsell)

Soloist ~ David Morgan (piano)

Prelude to La Revoltosa (Ruperto Chapi)

Jumping Bean (Robert Farnon)

Nutcracker Suite (Pyotr Tchaikovsky)

Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson)

Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)