Sunderland Symphony Orchestra


Formerly ‘City of Sunderland Millennium Orchestral Society (CoSMOS)’


Founded October 1999      Charity registration no. 1082431


Founders and Vice-Presidents – John Lennox, Mark Greenfield, Winifred Lundgren

Musical Director – Ray Farr

NEWSLETTER – Spring 2011


Membership renewals


Members paying their fees in three instalments are reminded that

the second instalment became due on 1st May 2011.


Any outstanding monies should be paid to the Membership Secretary as soon as possible.


Reminder to new players - you may attend for six weeks,

after which you are expected to become members of the Society.

A grant has been received  from the Sunderland City Council (Community Chest) 

towards the costs of the next concert.



Jane Boyd (Cello) and Stephen are pleased to announce the birth of Ethan on 4th February.


Orchestra holidays


There will be NO rehearsals on Wednesdays 3rd and 10th August 2011.

Last concert


‘A Night at the Opera’ was very well received and attracted

the largest audience for a very long time.

Rachel Orr, soloist, excelled herself and thrilled the audience

with her performance.

The Orchestra's Music Library


The Orchestra's music library has now been catalogued and the details

made available to all members via e-mail.

Any member without a computer who would like a copy of the list, please contact the Chairman.

Summer concert


Saturday 2nd July 2011        7.30pm  West Park Church


Featuring Rob Buckland, internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive

and versatile saxophonists of his generation.


Rob is Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester,

and he performs regularly throughout the UK, Europe and Japan.


It is a great honour to have him performing with our orchestra.




Suite No.1 in E flat

Gustav Holst  (Arr. Gordon Jacob)


A Moorside Suite

Gustav Holst  (Arr. Gordon Jacob)


Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra   

Ronald Binge 

Soloist - Rob Buckland




Elizabethan Serenade

Ronald Binge


‘Oblivion’ for soprano saxophone and orchestra 

Astor Piazzolla 

Soloist - Rob Buckland


From the Planets (Mars & Jupiter)

Gustav Holst



Future concert dates for 2011


All at West Park Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland


Saturday  22nd October

Last Night of the Proms


Saturday  17th December

Christmas Concert





Editorial address: 64 Kirkstone Avenue, Fulwell, Sunderland. SR5 1NH.

Tel. 0191-549 1784.

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