Suspension of Concert Season

Given the extent of the Corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world, and the government ceasing all gatherings and closure of theatre’s and bars all of the events in June have been postponed to be rescheduling at a later date

Report of Scratch Choral Concert – 29th February 2020

Elstree Mozart Players lead by Lucy Cumming, conducted by Derek Holland performed a wonderfully concert at All Saints Church in Borehamwood on Saturday 29th February 2020.

This Concert featured ‘Vivaldi’s Gloria’ plus ‘Zadok the Priest’. The programme also includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rocco Variations.

Soloists for the evening were internationally renowned soprano Janice Watson and Barbara Shapiro.

The concert also featured

Alisa Franklin on Cello performing Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations plus

Stephen Randall performing Clarinet Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

The audience, in excess of 85 packed in to the church for a wonderful evening of live music raising funds for the ‘Dementia Club of Elstree & Borehamwood’.

The orchestra consisting of 42 local musicians and a choir of around 50 drawn from across Hertsmere.

The concert, which has been organised in conjunction with Rev. Tim Warr, Vicar of All Saints Church who welcomed everyone to the church at the beginning of the evening.

Cllr Victor Eni, deputising for the town mayor, presented two bouquets of flowes to Janice Watson and Barbara Shapiro at the conclusion of the evening.

Scratch Choral Concert 2020

The first concert in our 2020 season is on Saturday 29th February 2020 and is a ‘Scratch Choral Concert’.

Any singers wishing to be involved in this concert then please make contact with Derek Holland by Email on derek.holland3@btinternet.com or telephone 07747 832572

The concert features performances of:

  • Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’
  • Handel’s Zadok the Priest
  • Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and
  • Tchaikovsky’s Rocco Variations

Soloists for the evening: Janice Watson and Barbara Shapiro

Concert Venue:

All Saints Church, Shenley Road, Borehamwood at 7.30pm

Ticket Price £12.00 with concessions at £10.00

We look forward to seeing you there

For more information about the concert or how to book the orchestra, then please contact either Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628 Or E-mail: elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Classical Extravaganza Concert 2019

The Studios Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood were proud to present the second Classical Extravaganza Concert featuring Elstree Mozart Players and Soprano Janice Watson. The orchestra consisting of 70 plus local musicians, plus world renowned Soprano, Janice Watson, gave a concert that could have graced the Royal Festival Hall. With financial support from Cllr. Morris Bright and Cllr. Caroline Clapper the Extravaganza concert was well attended, with the funding support received enabled us to keep costs very low, making it affordable for many in the community.

The Elstree Mozart Players 2020 season includes:

Saturday 25th January 2020 ‘A Year in Photographs Coffee Morning’

Members of the orchestra will be performing at Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council’s coffee morning. The event entitled ‘A Year in Photographs’ will be held at All Saints Church, between 11- 3pm. This will also provide an exhibition by local community organisations to present a review of their year recorded in photos being very popular.

Saturday 29th February 2020 ‘Scratch Choral Concert’ All Saints Church,

Featuring ‘Vivaldi’s Gloria’ plus ‘Zadok the Priest’. This concert is the second ‘scratch concert’ and it is envisaged to raise money for a worthwhile local charity Last year’s performance was The Messiah an orchestra of 42 local musicians and choir of 60 from across Hertsmere. It was great to see that this enthused a cross section of the community to take part, crossing barriers of age, gender race and religion, celebrating music as a performing art.

Wednesday 1st April 2020 ‘Mayors Charity Fundraising Event’

A group from the orchestra will present a cabaret dinner at 7.30pm at Fairway Hall. Janice Watson, and Bader Big Band a band made up of pro musicians with amputations and hidden disabilities will also be involved raising funds for Elstree & Borehamwood Mayors Charity 2019-20, The Peace Hospice.

Sunday 14th June 2020 – Civic Festival Concert

The orchestra will present a summer concert, as part of Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council’s ‘Civic Festival’, in All Saints Church, Shenley Road

Autumn 2020 ‘Classical Extravaganza Concert’

Plans are afoot to present this concert with a date to be advised