11th Season - Concert Schedule

September 1957 to February 1958

Music Group of the Andover Community Association

Concerts performed at 1 & 2 - Andover Guildhall; 3 - Boys' Secondary Modern School

Wednesday, 25th September 1957

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

Concert 1 - 7:00pm

The Chelham Quartet

Esther Darlington - Soprano
Helen Anderson - Soprano
John Ford - Tenor
Howard Allport - Bass
Robert Keys - Piano

Wednesday, 27th November 1957

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
J. S. Bach Concerto in D minor for two Violins and Strings

Concert 2 - 7:00pm

Newbury String Players

May Hope - Leader
Christopher Finzi - Conductor
Frederick Grinke - Violin
Nigel Finzi - Violin

Wednesday, 26th February 1958

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

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"

Concert 3 - 7:00pm

The Opera Players

Elisabeth Parry - Soprano
Kenneth Macdonald - Tenor
Eric Shilling - Baritone
Phyllis Thorold - Piano
Phyllis Thorold - Costumes

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

For the first 12 years we were known as the Music Group which was part of the Andover Community Association. Putting these history pages together we can see how many gaps exist in our records. If you have access to any of the information that is clearly marked as missing then do please let us know:- by email to the or the - alternatively; refer to the contact information available on the About AMC page or talk to a committee member at one of our concerts.

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