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50th Season - Concert Schedule


September 1996 to April 1997

All 6 Concerts performed at Cricklade Theatre
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Thursday, 26th September 1996

Lewis Carroll The Wasp in a Wig (A missing chapter
from 'Through the Looking Glass')
Benjamin Britten The Wasp
Sir John Lubbock The Flapping of a Bee's Wing
Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of the Bumblebee
Edward Thomas Adelstop
Rameau The Call of the Birds
D H Lawrence Snake
Goddard Légende Pastorale
Thomas Moore Lines from 'The Fire Worshippers'
H S Leigh 'Twas Ever Thus'
Geoffrey Twigg The Chicken : The Duck
Flanders/Swann The Gnu
Rupert Brooke Heaven
André Jolivet The Fisherman's Song
Armstrong-Gibbs Silver
Noel Coward Any Little Fish
Letter to 'The Times' The Cuckoo
Benjamin Britten Cuckoo
Letter to 'The Times' The Cuckoo
Grieg Nocturne
Bozza Pastorale
Kenneth Grahame From 'A Piper at the Gates of Dawn'
(From 'Wind in the Willows')
Benjamin Britten Pan
Yeats Wild Swans at Coole
Villa-Lobos Black Swan
Ibert Le Petit Ane Blanc
Chesterton The Donkey
Hageman The Donkey
Lionel Monckton Two Little Sausages
Roald Dahl Three Little Pigs
Saint-Saëns The Nightingale
Keats From 'Ode to a Nightingale'
Sherwin A Nightingale

Concert 1 - 7:30pm

Richard Baker

Nicholas Daniel - Oboe
Julius Drake - Piano

Thursday, 31st October 1996

Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor Op. 70
Souvenir de Florence
Spohr Double Quartet in D minor Op. 65
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major Op. 20

Concert 2 - 7:30pm

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Kenneth Sillito - Violin
Malcolm Latchem - Violin
Rita Manning - Violin
Robert Heard - Violin
Robert Smissen - Viola
Stephen Tees - Viola
Stephen Orton - Cello
Martin Lovelace - Cello

Thursday, 28th November 1996

"Cosi Fan Tutte"
Comic Opera in Two Acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
on a libretto by Lorenzo de Ponte
(English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin)
The action of the opera takes place during the course
of one day at the sisters' villa in Naples

Concert 3 - 7:30pm

London Opera Players

Robin Green - Ferrando
Philip James Glenister - Guglielmo
George Macpherson - Don Alfonso
Naomi Harvey - Fiordiligi
Harriet Roberts - Dorabella
Amanda Boyd - Despina
John Ramster - Director
Peter McKintosh - Designer

Thursday, 23rd January 1997

The Gladys New Memorial Concert

Mozart Sonata in F major K. 497
Fauré Dolly Suite Op. 56: Berceuse; Messieu Aoul;
Le Jardin de Dolly; Ketty - Valse; Tendresse;
Le Pas Espagnol
Holst The Planets: Uranus; Mercury; Jupiter
Brahms/Dvořák Hungarian Dances and Slavonic Dances
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp major

Concert 4 - 7:30pm

York 2

(One Piano, Four Hands)

Fiona York - Piano
John York - Piano

Thursday, 6th March 1997

Pierné Quintet - Variations Libres et Final
Saint-Saëns Violin and Harp - Fantastic Op. 124
Schubert Movement for String Trio
Damase Quintette: Allegro Vivace
Roussel Quintet - Sérénade
Mozart arr. Litterell Concerto in C for Flute and Harp
with String Trio

Concert 5 - 7:30pm


Gillian Tingay - Harp
Ileana Ruhemann - Flute
Rebecca Hirsch - Violin
Martin Outram - Viola
Nicholas Roberts - Cello

Thursday, 3rd April 1997

Dukas La Peri
Byrd The Earl of Oxford
Joplin Three Rags for Five
Scheidt Battle Suite
Mendelssohn Tarantella
Farnaby Fancies, Toyes and Dreams
Purcell Trumpet Tune and Air
Jacob Music for a Festival
Bliss For Royal Occasions
arr. Elgar Howarth Four Swiss Tunes
Scarlatti Sonatas
Handel The Royal Fireworks

Concert 6 - 7:30pm

Collegiate Brass

Lt Col George Evans - Director

Season 50 A.G.M.

Thursday, 15th May 1997

Annual General Meeting, 8:30pm


The Staff Room
Cricklade College

50th Season Committee
Chairman: David Eagles Chief Steward: David Horne
Treasurer: Col. Roy Millo Committee: Delsa Brooks
General Secretary: Sarah Eagles   Mrs. M. Ellis
Membership Secretary: Col. Roy Millo   Dr. Arthur Blyth
Operations: Vic Brooks   Derek Hallifax
Public Relations: Peter Smith   Mark Ray
Business Sponsorship: Wg-Cdr Barry Elford Concert Flowers: June Saunders

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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