Sunderland Symphony Orchestra
Founded October 1999 Charity registration no. 1082431
Founders & Vice-Presidents - John Lennox, Mark Greenfield, Winifred Lundgren
Musical Director - Ray Farr
NEWSLETTER Winter 2011
The Committee and Musical Director wish to extend Seasonal Greetings to all
members and friends of the orchestra.
We have had a very successful musical year and appreciate
the hard work undertaken, and the support given, by so many people.
Thanks and appreciation
To Sunderland City Council, for generously donating funding to the orchestra through the Community Chest.
The money is for one years rent for our rehearsal premises, to purchase some new music stands and for
folio bags for music storage.
To the Sir James Knott Trust for funding to purchase music.
Many thanks to
Calum Zuckert, Dylan Huw Thomas and Svein Oskar Smogeli
from Durham University who deputised for Ray Farr on separate occasions, when conducting engagements elsewhere meant that Ray could not be with us on Wednesday evenings.
Last Night of the Proms Concert October 2011
Excellent audience More than 150 present.
The spirit of the occasion was well captured, with more than fifty Union Flags
being waved during the second half.
There was much enthusiastic singing from the audience with the traditional songs,
ably led by our guest soloist, Rachel Orr.
Christmas Concert December 2011
Another very well attended concert.
Guest singers were the 40 strong Sunderland Monkwearmouth Songsters of the Salvation Army.
The singing was superb, and the concert finished with a wonderful climax the Songsters and the orchestra performing together in The Hallelujah Chorus.
Committee meetings are scheduled for
Thursday 9th February 2012 and Friday 27th April 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.
Patrons and Friends
The committee has further discussed the privilegesassociated with membership as Patron or Friend.
Friends will be offered one free ticket per concert.
Annual General Meeting 2012
Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra
will be held on Wednesday 21st March 2012 at 7.00pm
in West Park United Reformed Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland.
The Agenda for the meeting will be circulated in due course.
(For clarification official positions on the committee may only be held by
members of the orchestra, and only members may vote at the meeting).
Proposed constitutional amendments, in the name of the committee,
will be printed with the agenda.
The present members of the committee are all willing to stand for re-election.
Concert Programme 2012
Saturday 17th March 7.30pm
St. Patrick's Day Symphony Concert
The programme will include:
Four Irish Dances Malcolm Arnold
Riverdance Bill Whelan
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 in West Park Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland
METRO: Park Lane
(Under 16 years and full time education [show valid NUS card] £5.00)
At the door.
Editorial address: 64 Kirkstone Avenue, Fulwell, Sunderland. SR5 1NH.
Tel. 0191-549 1784.
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