Sunderland Symphony Orchestra

Founded October 1999         Charity registration no. 1082431

Founders & Vice-Presidents - John Lennox, Mark Greenfield, Winifred Lundgren

Musical Director – Paul Judson

Newsletter – Summer 2016



Summer concert


Saturday 2nd July . 7.30pm, in West Park Church

Including music to commemorate the

100th Anniversary of the ‘Battle of the Somme’


Guest singers – ‘Voices Together’

“VOICES TOGETHER” is a four part harmony, mixed voice CHOIR currently consisting of

20 persons who enjoy singing together and entertaining others.

Established in 2003 and based in Sunderland, they perform throughout the

South Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham areas.


They also entertain at special birthdays, corporate functions and private parties.




Overture to ’Egmont’ - Ludwig van Beethoven 

Ballet Music from ‘Coppélia’ - Léo Delibes

Prelude and Mazurka 

Entr’acte and Valse

Voices Together

We'll gather Lilacs - Ivor Novello

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - arr. Michael Neaum

World in Union/Remembrance - arr. Martin Dack 

The Waltzing Cat - Leroy Anderson 

Salute to Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers - Arr. Ted Ricketts  

INTERVAL - Refreshments available  

Imperial  March - Sir Edward Elgar   

Beatles Hits - Arr. Phil Jackson  

Voices Together

Rose of England - arr. G. Hetherington

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - C.H.H. Parry

Prayer for Peace - Margaret Rizza 

Two solos - Phil Jackson (Baritone)

The Summer of Last Year - Eric Boswell

I've got a Little Whippet - Eric Boswell   

Choir & Orchestra - Tunes from the Trenches - Arr. Peter Lawson  

The Nineteen Twenties - Arr. Peter Lawson


Tickets: Adult £8.00: (Full time education and under 16 years £5.00). 

At the door.




Further concerts for 2016

Saturday 15th October at 7.30pm

Including music to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty, the Queen.

Soloist – Teresa Dewhurst

Saturday 10th December at 4.00pm (Note later time)

Including music to appeal to young people.


Venues – in West Park, unless circumstances change.




Christmas (2015) and March (2016) concerts

These were all held in West Park Church.

The Christmas concert featured The Westland Singers.

The March concert featured orchestra member Cristina Tyley

as soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet concerto in A.




Closure of West Park Church

Two offers have been made to Synod, regarding the possible purchase of West Park Church, but no determination has yet been made.

The Northern Synod Trust has allowed our continued use of the premises,

for which we are most grateful.




Sponsorship and donations

Following our previous appeal, items of music for both the March and July concerts have been sponsored by Alderman Mark Greenfield.

These were acknowledged in the concert programmes

and are gratefully received.

Anyone wishing to sponsor an item for a concert should contact

the Chairman in the first instance.





Also following our appeal, a number of donations have been received,

including an anonymous donation of £2000.00.

Many thanks to the donors.





We extend our sympathy to orchestra member Americo Dos Santos (Clarinet) on

 the passing of his partner, Marilyn Wing, on June 15th,

following a battle with cancer.

Orchestra members supported Americo at the committal proceedings.




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

Tel. 0191-549 1784.

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