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

in Librarianship

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.

Many thanks.


Ticket prices for concerts


Tickets £8.00.

(Under 16 years and full time education [show valid NUS card] £5.00)


At the door.

Future Events for your Diary


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

Christmas Concert


Concert Programme 2012


Saturday 17th March 7.30pm

Symphony Concert

(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

Christmas Concert


All concerts, provisionally, to be held in West Park Church




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Tel. 0191-549 1784.


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