Andover Concert Series

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Seven Classical Concerts


Season 77
September 2023 to April 2024

Seasons 11 to 20

Season 11 - September 1957 to February 1958

Music Group of the Andover Community Association

Concerts 1 & 2 performed at Andover Guildhall, Concert 3 at Boy's Secondary Modern School

Wed 25 Sep 1957 7:00pm

The Chelham Quartet

(Voice & Piano)

Programme:

Purcell King Arthur - Quartet from the battle scene
Monteverdi Orfeo - Scene from Act I "Ju questo listo fortunato giorno"
Purcell King Arthur - Duet. "Two daughters of this aged stream"
Couperin Duet - Epitaph on a lazy man
John Blow Venus and Adonis - Scene from Act III
Handel Acis and Galatea - Aria "Love sounds the alarm"
Mozart Idomeneo - Trio from Act II
Mozart Duet - "Come dearest wife"
Mozart Don Giovanni - Quartet Act I "Oh never trust that evil man"
Piano Solos:
Beethoven Fidelio - Quartet "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Weber Oberon - Quartet "Over the dark blue ocean"
Smetana The Bartered Bride - Duet "This girl I've found you"
Verdi Falstaff - Aria. Invocation to the Fairies
Verdi Il Travatore - The Miserere Scene
Ten minutes in Vienna:
A medley of Solos, Duets and Quartets by Johann Strauss, Suppé and Zeller

Wed 27 Nov 1957 7:00pm

Newbury String Players

Programme:

Corelli Concerto No. 8 (for the night of the Nativity)
Suk Meditation on a Bohemian Chorale
Haydn Concerto in A major for Violin and Strings
Leighton Symphony for Strings
Bach Concerto in D minor for two Violins and Strings

Wed 26 Feb 1958 7:00pm

The Opera Players

Rita

Comic Opera in One Act by Gaetano Donizetti (English translation by Phyllis Thorold)
Scene A village in Italy. Outside Rita's Inn.


Pepito

Comic Opera in One Act by Jacques Offenbach (English translation and adaptation by J. Strasser)
Scene A village in Northern Spain, in the background are two inns, "The Haven of Hope" and "The Crocodile"

11th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Miss M. Kebby
  Mrs. B. Machin   Mr. R. Lamb
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Dr. A. G. Blyth
  Mrs. D. Rodgers Secretary: Miss Gladys New

Season 12 - October 1958 to February 1959


Music Group renamed: "Andover Music Club"

Concert 1 performed at The Guildhall, 2 at Boy's Secondary Modern School, 3 at St. Anne's Hall

Wed 1 Oct 1958 7:00pm

Voice, Violin & Piano

Programme:

Violin and Piano:
Le Clair Sonata in D
Songs (Early English):
Byrd Cradle Song
16th Cent. O Willow, Willow
Morley It was a Lover and his Lass
Dr. Anne The Maiden's Lament
18th Cent. Youth's the Season made for Joy
Piano Solos:
Fauré Second Impromptu
Rachmaninoff Prelude in B flat Op. 23 No. 2
Violin and Piano:
Williams The Lark Ascending
Songs (Modern English):
Hamerton Two Elegies for Voice and Violin with Piano Accompaniment
Three Poems by Thomas Hardy:
Ireland Summer Schemes
Ireland Her Song
Ireland Weathers
Violin and Piano:
Suk Un Poco Triste
Ravel Habanera
Bridge Moto Perpetuo

Wed 26 Nov 1958 7:00pm

The Opera Players

La Bohème

Four-Act Opera by Giacomo Puccini (Sung in English)
Act I A shabby attic at the top of a poor lodging-house in Paris, about 100 years ago. (Early evening)
Act II Outside the Café Momus in the streets of Paris. (Later the same evening)
Act III Outside an Inn on the outskirts of Paris. (Early morning. Some weeks later.) It is snowing.
Act IV In the attic (Some time later)

Wed 4 Feb 1959

Tenor, Guitar, Cello & Piano

Programme:

16th and 17th Century Songs:
Dowland Come again, sweet love doth now invite
Anon Greensleeves
Rosseter I care not for these ladies
Purcell Man is for the woman made
English Folk Songs:
    Soldier, soldier; The water is wide; Turmut hoein'; Sucking cider through a straw; The Oyster-girl
Cello:
Praetorius‑Brahms Chorale
Dohnanyi Sonato in B flat
Songs from Foreign Lands:
Spain La ultima noche
Argentine Porque no engraso?
Germany In einem kühlen Grunde
France Phyllis, plus avare que tendre
France Le jour du lavage
Songs from USA :
    I brought my love a cherry; The tune the old cow died on; Witness; The Glory Road
Piano:
Schumann Romance in F sharp
Lizst La Leggierezza
Lizst Andante Capricicso
Cello:
Weber Adagio and Allegro
Nin Suite Espagnole

12th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Mrs. B. Machin
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Mrs. D. Rodgers
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Miss M. Kebby
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Dr. A. Blyth


Season 13 - October 1959 to March 1960


All Concerts from this point Performed at Andover Grammar School

Thu 22 Oct 1959

Newbury String Players

Programme:

Grieg Holberg Suite
Tippett Adagio Cantabile
Bach Concerto in F minor
Mozart Divertimento K. 136
Liszt Malediction for Piano and Strings

Thu 28 Jan 1960

Voice, Guitar & Piano

Programme:

Early English Songs:
Dowland Shall I Sue
Dowland Come again, sweet love doth now invite
Ford Since first I saw your face
Anon Have you seen but a whyte lillie grow?
Purcell What shall I do to show how much I love her?
Anon Bring us in good ale
Piano:
Brahms Capriccio in D minor Op. 116 No. 1
Chopin Two Etudes
Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39
Songs from Foreign Lands:
Italy Tre Giorni son che Nina
Spain Angelitos negros
Germany Da unten im Thale
Argentine Pargué no engraso los ejes?
Russia Vot mchitsa troika
France Phyllis, plus avare que tendre
France L'jour du lavage
Piano:
Dohnanyi Rhapsody
Ravel Ondine
Liszt Mephisto Waltz
Folk Songs from England and America:
    Sweet Primroses; Geordie; Soldier, soldier; Barbry Ellen; The tune the old cow died on; Joe the Carrier Lad

Thu 31 Mar 1960

The Opera Players

A Husband on the Mat

Light Opera with dialogue by Jacques Offenbach, English version by Geoffrey Dunn
Scene A room in a house in Paris. A ball is in progress downstairs. Period is about 1890. (Evening)


The Blue Peter

Comic Opera in one act - Music by Armstrong Gibbs. Book by A. P. Herbert
Scene The Garden of Simon's house on the outskirts of Bristol. (Evening - a long time ago)

Wed 13 Apr 1960 7:30pm

Season 13 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
Western Cafe
Bridge Street
Andover

13th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Mrs. D. Rodgers
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Miss M. Kebby
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Dr. A. Blyth
  Mrs. G. R. Davies    


Season 14 - October 1960 to February 1961


Thu 6 Oct 1960

The Linden Singers' Quartet

Programme:

Anon Begone, dull care
Hook The Lass of Richmond Hill
Hatton Over hill, over dale
Peerson Looke up, fair lids
Walford‑Davies The White Paternoster
Gretry Deux Ariettes
Farmer Fair Phyllis
Pilkington Rest, sweet nymphs
Tomkins Oyez! has any found a lad
Rosseter What then is love but mourning?
Rosseter When Laura smiles
Anon The Cuckoo
Anon Down by the Sally Gardens
Anon A-roving
Catalan Din-dir-in-din
Anon Baile
Purcell Recit. & Aria: "Whilst I with grief did on you look"
Finzi O Mistress mine
Haydn True Lovers dwell in sweet content
Haydn The Gentle Art
Haydn Water & Wine
Lehmann Myself when young
Mozart Say Goodbye now ("The Marriage of Figaro")
Anon A Ballynure Ballad
Anon O can ye sew cushions?
Anon Bobby Shaftoe

Thu 10 Nov 1960 7:00pm

Newbury String Players

Programme:

Mozart Divertimento in F K. 138
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances (3rd Suite)
Scarlatti Oboe Concerto No. 1 in G major
Sibelius Canzonetta
Handel Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor
Stravinsky Suite from Apollon Musagete

Thu 16 Feb 1961 7:00pm

Voice & Piano

Programme:

Haydn Fantasie in C major
Beethoven Thirty-two Variations in C minor
Michelangelo Wohl denk'ich oft.
Lieder Fueht meine Seele
Lieder Nimmer satte Liebe
Lieder Und willst du deinen Liebsten
Lieder Heimweh
Copland Two Piano Blues
Shostakovich Three Fantastic Dances Op. 5
Prokofieff Sonata No. 3 Op. 28
Somervell Loveliest of Trees
Somervell On the idle hill of Summer
Somervell Birds in the High Wall Garden
Bridge Go not, happy day
Warlock Jillian of Berry
Quilter Mistress Mine
Mulliner Epitaph
de Falla Andaluza
de Falla Cubana
Albeniz Sevilla
Albeniz Seguidillas
Finzi Come away Death
Finzi It was a Lover
Finzi Rollicum Rorum
Finzi Proud Songsters

Thu 2 Mar 1961 7:30pm

Season 14 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
15 Winchester Gardens
Andover

14th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Mrs. D. Rodgers
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Miss M. Kebby
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Dr. A. Blyth
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Mr. D. Sage


Season 15 - October 1961 to March 1962

Thu 12 Oct 1961 7:00pm

Newbury String Players

Programme:

Mozart Divertimento in B flat K. 137
Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for Flute & Strings
Bloch Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obligato
Rossini Sonata No. 1 in G
d'Indy Concerto for Piano, Flute and Violoncello with String Orchestra Op. 89

Thu 25 Jan 1962 7:00pm

Constance Carrodus

(Voice & Piano)

Folk Songs of Many Lands

Piano:
Bach Fantasia in C minor
Schubert Impromptu in G flat
Leo Arietta
Handel Air and Variations
Folk Songs from England (arranged by):
Anon A Sweet Country Life
Sharp Bridgwater Fair
Moffat Lord Bateman
Sharp The Frog and the Mouse
Trad. The Souling Song
Kidson/Shaw I once went a-courting
Moffat The Country Garden
Moffat Michaelmas Day
Piano:
Chopin Etude in A flat Op. 25 No. 1
Chopin Fantasie in F minor
Folk Songs from France (arranged by):
Ferrari Le Beau Galant
Knight Chant de Brioleux
Ferrari Le Roi a fait battre Tambour
Zurflum Le bon fromage au lait
Carrodus Quand trois poules vont au champ
Piano:
Borodin Scherzo
Fauré Impromptu in F minor
Rachmaninoff Prelude in G
Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso
Folk songs from other Countries (arranged by):
Germany
Carrodus Muss i denn
Carrodus Schlaf, Kindlein schlaf
USA
Gregory The Ballet of de Boll Weevil
Matterson Go to Sleep
Anglo-American
Niles Edward
Knight Whistle, daughter whistle
Canada
Johnson Old Grandma
Russia
Carrodus Street Song
Swerkoff Golden springtime

Thu 29 Mar 1962 7:00pm

Opera for All

The Marriage of Figaro

Comic Opera in Four Acts by Lorenzo da Ponte (English version by Edward J. Dent) Set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Act I A half-furnished room in the Count's Castle near Seville. Morning
Act II The Countess's boudoir. The same afternoon
Act III A hall in the Castle. A few hours later
Act IV A garden in the Castle grounds. The same night

Tue 10 Apr 1962 7:45pm

Season 15 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
Western Cafe
Bridge Street
Andover

15th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Mrs. D. Rodgers
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Dr. A. Blyth
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Mr. D. Sage
  Mrs. G. R. Davies    

Season 16 - October 1962 to March 1963

Thu 11 Oct 1962 7:00pm

Southern String Orchestra

Programme:

Boyce Symphony No. 4 in F major
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Britten Simple Symphony
Elgar Serenade in A minor
Haydn Violin Concerto in C major
Mozart Divertimento K. 136
Grainger Mock Morris

Thu 17 Jan 1963 7:00pm

Voice & Piano

Programme:

Piano:
Brahms Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1
Brahms Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
Brahms Ballade Op. 118
Songs:
Haydn Recitative and Aria from 'The Seasons'; With joy the 'impatient husbandman'
Handel Recitative and Aria from 'Julius Caesar'; Hear me, ye winds and waves
Tchaikovsky Don Juan's Serenade
Tchaikovsky The Pilgrim's Song
Piano:
Chopin Sonata Op. 35 in B flat minor
The Arts in Verse:
Whitman Words and Voices - Vocalism
Marquis The Poet & Drama - Pete the Parrot and Shakespeare
Rossetti A Picture - "Ruggiero & Angelica" by Ingres from Sonnets for Pictures
Betjman Stained Glass - Sunday Morning
Sassoon Music and Dance - Concert Interpretation "Le Sacre au Printemps" Stravinsky
Lindsay Music and Jazz - The Daniel Jazz
Piano:
Debussy Masques
Healey Carousel and March from 'Partita Moderna'
Folk songs (arranged by):
Tate The Lark in the Clear Air (Irish)
Copland Simple Gifts (American Shaker Song)
Britten The Ploughboy (Shield)
Robinson Waterboy
Bantock Bloweth the West Wind? (Hebridean)

Wed 27 Mar 1963 7:00pm

Opera for All

La Traviata

Opera in Three Acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi (English version by Edward J. Dent)
Act I Violetta's house in Paris
Act II Scene I Violetta's house in the country
Act II Scene II Flora's house in Paris
Act III Violetta's bedroom in Paris

16th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Dr. A. Blyth
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Mr. D. Sage
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Mr. P. Franklin
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Mr. G. Norris
  Mrs. D. Rodgers    

Season 17 - September 1963 to March 1964

Thu 26 Sep 1963 7:00pm

Voice & Piano

Programme:

Songs (Early English):
Purcell Music for awhile
Purcell Mad Bess
Anon The Whyte Lillie
Anon Lye still me deare
Reynolds Ah me, when shall I marry me?
Piano:
Beethoven Sonata in G major (Waldstein)
Songs (Lieder):
Mahler Rheinlegendchen
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Wolf Das verlassene Magdlein
Wolf Die Zigeunerin
Wolf Mausfallen spruchlein
Piano:
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise-Brillante
Songs (Modern English and Folk Songs):
Barber The Daisies
Barber Sure on this shining night
Howells King David
Belloc Tarantelle
Scottish Ca' the Yowes
Scottish I'm owre young
Piano:
Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
Dohnanyi Rhapsody in G

Thu 21 Nov 1963 7:00pm

The Opera Players

Dan Pasquale

Comic Opera in Three Acts by Gaetano Donizetti
Act I Scene I Don Pasquale's room (in the morning)
Act I Scene II Norina's boudoir (a little later)
Act II Sitting room of Don Pasquale's house (afternoon of the same day)
Act III Scene I Ante-room in Don Pasquale's house (evening of the same day)
Act III Scene II The Garden of Don Pasquale's house (later that evening)

Thu 5 Mar 1964

Southern String Orchestra

Programme:

Corelli Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 6 No. 9
Bach Concerto in A minor for Violin and Strings
Aria:
Mozart How calm is my spirit
Mozart Divertimento in D major K. 136
Elgar Serenade in E minor Op. 20
Four Greek Songs, Matyas Seiber, English words by Peter Carroll:
    O my love, how long; Have pity on me; Each time, my love, you say farewell; O your eyes are dark and beautiful
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op. 6 No. 7

Thu 19 Mar 1964 7:30pm

Season 17 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
White Cottage
Winchester Gardens
Andover

17th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Dr. A. Blyth
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Mr. P. Franklin
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Mr. G. Norris
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Mr. L. Ponting

Season 18 - September 1964 to March 1965

Thu 24 Sep 1964

Newbury String Players

Programme:

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Dowland Lachrime
Debussy Danses Sacres et Profane
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Thu 19 Nov 1964

The Opera Players

Die Fledermaus

Operetta in Three Acts by Johann Strauss
The scene is set in Baden in the 1870's
Act I The Eisenstein's summer apartments
Act II The Villa Orlofsky
Act III Baden Jail

Thu 25 Mar 1965

The Baccholian Singers

Programme:

Madrigals:
Bennet Lure falconers, lure
Wilbye Away, thou shalt not love me
Morley Hark, jolly shepherds
Lassus Matona, lovely maiden
Motets:
Constantini Confitemini Domino
Vittoria O sacrum convivium
Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est.
Spirituals:
Etheridge Little David, play on your harp
Burleigh I got a robe
Naylor Nobody knows
Bartholomew Animals: Little innocent lamb
Folk Songs:
Czech Vyhruzka
Czech O lasko
Anon Bushes and Briars
Anon Down among the dead men
Shanties:
Anon Sally Brown
Anon Tom has gone to Hilo
Anon High Barbary
Anon Sing fare-you-well
Finale:
Anon Drinking Song (Student Prince)
Anon Drink to me only
Anon Come landlord
Genée Italian salad

Thu 8 Apr 1965 7:30pm

Season 18 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
White Cottage
Winchester Gardens
Andover

18th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Dr. A. Blyth
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Mr. G. Norris
Treasurer: Mr. R. Hardy   Mr. P. Franklin
  Mrs. G. R. Davies   Mr. L. Ponting

Season 19 - September 1965 to March 1966

Tue 28 Sep 1965 7:00pm

Song Recital with Guitar & Lute

Programme:

Elizabethan Lute Songs:
Dowland Now O now I needs must part
Dowland Away with these self-loving lads!
Holborne Galliard (Lute solo)
Anon Wilson's Wild (Lute solo)
Morley O Mistress Mine
Jones Sweet Kate
Jacobean Songs with Theorbo-Lute:
Purcell If music be the food of love sing on
Purcell 'Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh town
Mace Mrs. Mace's Lesson (Theorbo-Lute solo)
Purcell Man is for the woman made
Humfrey O that I had but a fine man!
Spanish Songs with Guitar:
Handel No se emendera jamas (aria)
Handel Si del quereros (recitative)
Handel Dicente mis ozos (aria)
Tarrega Adelita (mazurka) Guitar solo
The Pyrenees Cuando los matadores
Catalonia El Rossinyol
Analucia La Bola
Arie Antiche with Lute:
Scarlatti La speranza mi tradisce
Caccini Amarilli mia bella
Paisiello Chi vuol la zingarella
Galilei Fantasia (Lute solo)
Handel Handel, non puo mia musa (recit)
Handel Puote Orfeo col dolce suono (aria)
Handel Dunque maggior d'Orfeo (recit)
Handel Ogn'un canti e all'armonia (aria)
Folk Songs with Guitar:
Wales Lisa lan
Spain Tarantella
Tarrega Lagrima (preludio) Guitar solo
Scotland My love she's but a lassie yet
America My good old man
Brittany Quand mon mari se fachera

Tue 16 Nov 1965 7:00pm

Cello, Oboe & Piano

Programme:

Pergolesi Sonata in G major
Tartini Variations on theme by Corelli
Hindemith Sonata
Martinu Sonata No. 2
Boyce Gavotte and Gigue
Seiber Improvisation
Dunhill Capriccietto

Tue 22 Mar 1966

Opera for All

Rigoletto

Opera in Three Acts, Music by Giuseppe Verdi
(English version by Joseph Machlis)
Act I Scene I A Salon in the Duke of Mantua's Palace
Act I Scene II The Street outside Rigoletto's house, late at night
Act II A room in the Duke's Palace
Act III An Inn at a deserted spot on the river bank, night-time

19th Season Committee

No Information Available


Season 20 - September 1966 to January 1967

Mon 26 Sep 1966

Kathleen Merritt Orchestra

Programme:

Haydn Theme and four Variations
Bach Concerto in F minor
Stevens Sinfonietta
Mozart Concerto in A K. 414
Britten Simple Symphony

Thu 3 Nov 1966 7:00pm

The Opera Players

The Barber of Seville

Comic Opera in Three Acts by Gioachino Rossini (English version by Professor E. J. Dent)
Act I Outside D. Bartolo's house in Seville
Act II Inside the House
Act III Scene I Inside the House (the music room)
Act III Scene II Inside the House

Thu 19 Jan 1967

The Baccholian Singers

Programme:

Madrigals:
Bennet Lure falconers lure
Farmer Compare me to the child
Morley He who comes here
Rounds:
Purcell Under this stone
Harrington Have you heard the news?
Tenor Solos - Motets:
Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est.
Handl Ave Maria
Handl Resonet in laudibus
Baritone Solos - Spirituals Medley:
Anon Little David play on your harp
Anon Nine hundred miles
Anon We are crossing the river Jordon
Anon Dry Bones
Part Songs:
Schumann Die Minnesanger
Schumann Die Rose stand in Tau.
Berkeley Fair Daffodils
Berkeley Spring cometh all in white
Berkeley Kissing Usuarie
Folk Songs with Guitar:
Anon Wassail song
Anon My Lagan love
Shanties:
Anon Lowlands away
Anon Sally Brown
Songs with Guitar:
Anon The gospel train
Etheridge When your lamp burns down
Genée Italian salad

Thu 9 Mar 1967 7:30pm

Season 20 Annual General Meeting

Venue:
Further Education Centre
Charlton Road
Andover

20th Season Committee
Chairman: Mrs. P. H. Ponting   Mr. Lloyd Ponting
Deputy Chairman: Dr. A. G. Blyth   Mrs. G. Graham
Secretary: Miss Gladys New   Mr. C. McQueen
Treasurer: Mr. F. Bennett   Wing Commander P. Slogrove



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