Sunderland Symphony Orchestra
Founded October 1999 Charity registration no. 1082431
Founders & Vice-Presidents - John Lennox, Mark Greenfield, Winifred Lundgren
Musical Director - Ray Farr
NEWSLETTER – Summer/Autumn 2011
John Lennox, one of our Vice-Presidents
has returned from Kuwait.
Welcome home, John.
Nicola Moore (Violin) & Ian.
A baby girl 5/7/11. Jessica Anne.
Congratulations & Best Wishes
Sophia Pearson (Cello)
will be leaving us shortly to study
history at Cambridge University.
Thank you, Sophia, for designing
the posters for the Proms concert.
Catherine Small (Bass)
Has started studying for a Masters Degree
at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
Brian Rogers (Oboe)
Brian and his wife have left Sunderland
to live and work in Swansea.
Sandra Rodriguez (Violin)
Sandra has returned to her native Mexico after spending some time in Sunderland teaching Spanish.
We wish them well.
Last concert – June 2011
Excellent audience - Over 100 present again.
A questionnaire was distributed, asking for information regarding favourite music, how members
of the audience had heard of the concert etc. The replies received have been collated and the information will be used to help future planning.
Patrons and Friends
The committee has discussed the privileges associated with membership as Patron or Friend.
Initially, Patrons will be given two free tickets to each concert, have reserved seats and have their names printed on the programmes.
Orchestra Music Library
All scores owned by the orchestra have now been examined and missing parts obtained. A list of the scores available has been circulated to all members, and is available for viewing in the rehearsal room.
Microsoft has donated a copy of the latest version of ‘Office Professional Plus’ to help with the administration of the orchestra.
Ticket prices for concerts
(Under 16 years and full time education [show valid NUS card] £5.00)
At the door.
All in West Park Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland
METRO: Park Lane
Saturday 22nd October 2011
Last Night of the Proms
Soloist: Rachel Orr (Soprano)
Saturday 17th December 2011
Concert Programme 2012
Saturday 17th March 7.30pm
(St. Patrick's Day - to include River Dance & Dancers)
Saturday 30th June 7.30pm
Music from Stage & Screen
Saturday 27th October 7.30pm
Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 15th December 2.00pm
All concerts, provisionally, to be held in West Park Church
Editorial address: 64 Kirkstone Avenue, Fulwell, Sunderland. SR5 1NH.
Tel. 0191-549 1784.
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