Sunderland Symphony Orchestra
Founded October 1999 Charity registration no. 1082431
Founders & Vice-Presidents - John Lennox, Mark Greenfield, Winifred Lundgren
Musical Director - Ray Farr
NEWSLETTER – Spring 2012
Vanessa Parson (Bassoon) and her husbandare pleased to announce the birth
of Elisabeth Rose, earlier this year.
Patrons and Friends
We welcome Brian Arrowsmith as a Patron of the orchestra.
Thanks and appreciation
To Sunderland Lions Club, for generously donating
a set of temple blocks, stand, and a whip (slapstick) for the percussion section of the orchestra.
To Sunderland City Council Community Chest
The new music stands and music storage bags which have been paid for by the Sunderland City Council,
have been purchased.
Severine Chanduloy (violin), Ditte Goard (violin),
John Feechan (Trumpet) and Alan Lackenby (Trombone)
have all left the orchestra for various reasons.
We extend our thanks to them for the time they have spent with us, and for the contributions
they have made; we wish them well in their future endeavours.
John Lennox (Vice Chairman) returned to Sri Lanka in January 2012, for a further period of work.
St Patrick’s Day Concert – March 2012
Ruth Corry (Irish Harp), from Belfast, and Eleanor Penfold (Soprano – Irish songs) from Surrey,
gave excellent performances.
All the music performed had an Irish connection, and was well received by the audience.
The final item in the programme – ‘Irish Blessing’ was specially arranged
for orchestra and soloist by our Musical Director, Ray Farr.
Annual General Meeting 2012
At the Annual General Meeting, the existing committee members were re-elected
and Lynne Dakers joined the team.
It was decided to raise the membership fees for the year commencing January 1st 2013
to £84.00 for playing members, with a concessionary fee of £54.00 for full time students.
Patrons (£60.00) and Friends (£30.00) remain the same.
The orchestra collaborated with the Media Productions Department
of Sunderland University in April regarding the production of a documentary.
Filming took place in West Park Church and involved members of
the violin and percussion sections of the orchestra.
Committee meetings are scheduled for
Thursday 14th June 2012 and Tuesday 11th September 2012
7.30pm at West Park.
If there are any matters which you would like the committee to discuss,
please let the chairman know in advance, so that they may be placed on the agenda.
All in West Park Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland
METRO: Park Lane
Saturday 30th June 7.30pm
Music from Stage & Screen
Details of the music to be played are listed on the web site.
Please note that this is Armed Forces Day, and the Lord Lieutenant of the County has organized a
Tattoo in the City as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations,
to be held at the same time as our concert.
(On the north side of the river, at the St. Peter’s Campus of the University – outdoors).
Our concert will go ahead as planned, owing to the arrangements
which have now been in place for several months, and the difficulties involved
in changing them.
Saturday 27th October 7.30pm
Queen’s Jubilee Promenade Concert
Including Symphony no.5 by Felix Mendelssohn
Saturday 15th December 3.00pm
(Under 16 years and full time education [show valid NUS card] £5.00)
At the door.
Provisional concert dates for 2013
16th March, 22nd June, 26th October, 14th December
Editorial address: 64 Kirkstone Avenue, Fulwell, Sunderland. SR5 1NH.
Tel. 0191-549 1784.
e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.sunderlandsymphonyorchestra.org.uk
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