The second concert of the 2022 season was held on Sunday 12th June, forming part of Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council’s Civic Festival.
The proceeds from the concert are to go to the Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood Ukrainian Appeal , raising around £300.00 for this cause.
The concert featured works by Rossini, Ireland, Weber, Mozart and Beethoven.
Victor Eni, President of the Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree, and Borehamwood , welcomed everyone to the evening’s concert.
Also in attendance was the Mayor of Hertsmere , Cllr John Graham and his wife Barbara. In addition, Cllr Farida Turner, represented the current town Mayor ! Cllr Sandra Parnell, who was unable to attend.
The concert featured the first performance of ‘ Concertino for Oboe and Strings ‘ , by John Wolfe. The soloist was the principal oboist of the orchestra , Barry Solomon, who gave an exquisite performance , which was enjoyed by the audience.
Two further soloists also performed at the evening concert. Adam Lynch gave a breath-taking rendition of ”Song of the Birds’, which received a resounding round of applause at the conclusion of his performance.
A clarinet solo of Weber’s ‘Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra ‘ was performed by Richard Walsh, an enthusiastic amateur clarinettist, who is a founder member of the orchestra.
The evening was rounded off with an enthusiastic and passionate performance of Beethoven’s Symphony 6 in F major, ‘The Pastoral Symphony’, receiving a standing ovation from the gathered audience.
Thank you to the front of house team for the evening from the Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood . This included Andrew Grady, Irmine Mason, Michael and Regina Ezuma Nick Male, and Pat Strack, ably assisted by Laurence Wiseman.
The orchestral management of Elstree Mozart Players would like to thank All Saints Church, being grateful to Rev. Tim Warr for allowing us to use the church for this concert.
In addition, we are also grateful for the support received from Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council in the staging of this concert.
The next concert by Elstree Mozart Players will be on Saturday 8th October, in Allum Manor & Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree.
This concert will feature works by Offenbach, Walton, White, Vaughan Williams, and Eric Coates
Tickets will be £15.00, with £12.00 Concessions. Tickets bought in advance will be 10.00 per head.
Would anyone requiring tickets , more information about the orchestra, or interested in becoming a Patron of the orchestra, please contact either:
Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628