Summer Concert 2022

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

or E-mail:elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Elstree Mozart Players Summer Concert 2022

The next concert by Elstree Mozart Players will be on Sunday 12th June, in All Saints Church in Shenley Road, Borehamwood.

This concert will feature works by Rossini, Ireland, Weber, Mozart, and Beethoven.

It will also include the first performance of a Concertino for oboe and strings by John Wolfe, plus a Mansion House Waltz by Peter Wilson.

Tickets £15.00, with £12.00 Concessions, and in advance £10.00.

For anyone requiring tickets, then please contact either:

Pat Strack on 07790 305428 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628 or

E-mail: elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

It is envisaged that this concert will be supporting the Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.

There will be some ticket availability on the evening of the concert, but we advise to reserve your seat to avoid disappointment.

Elstree Mozart Players – Spring Concert Review 20th March 2022

The Elstree Mozart Players was founded in 2018 by Derek Holland in partnership with Pat Strack and Andrew Grady.

The first concert of the 2022 season was held on Sunday 20th March. The theme of the concert was ‘British Light Classics’, a favourite of the resident musical director Derek Holland.

The concert included works by Eric Coates, Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar, Lionel Monckton, Haydn Wood, Peter Wilson, and Edward German.

The concert included a special performance, for World Women’s Day, of Ruth Gipps Horn Concerto with soloist Jo Withers, which belatedly celebrate International Women’s Day.

Soloist Jo Withers, who plays with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) perfectly performed the horn solo.  After a standing ovation, Jo slipped quietly back to the orchestra to play in the next piece.

It was wonderful to welcome the only living composer from the evening’s programme of English light Classics. Peter Wilson’s Caribbean Carnival tunes lifted our spirits. Peter came to the concert from Greenwich to hear his compositions performed. 

Thank you to the front of house team for the evening: Phyllis Abrahams, Sandra Parnell, and Sam Covil, plus also the refreshments team: Sasha Capocci, Irmine Mason and Sylvie Scanlon.

The concert was supported by Town Mayor Cllr Farida Turner. Farida has supported all of the concerts during her year in office.

The concert is being organised in conjunction with Allum Hall and Manor, raising £100.00 for the Peace Hospice in Watford, and Borehamwood Foodbank.

The orchestral management of Elstree Mozart Players would like to thank Allum Hall & Manor Trustees for their assistance in staging the concert in their hall.

The next concert by Elstree Mozart Players will be on Sunday 12th June, in All Saints Church in Shenley Road, Borehamwood.

This concert will feature works by Rossini, Faure, Weber, Mozart and Beethoven. It will also include the first performance of a Concertino for oboe and strings by John Wolfe, plus a Mansion House Waltz by Peter Wilson.

It is envisaged that this concert will be supporting the Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.

Tickets £15.00, with £12.00 Concessions. Tickets bought in advance can be purchased at £10.00 per head.

For anyone requiring tickets or more information about the orchestra, or is interested in becoming a Patron of the orchestra, then please contact either:

Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628 or E-mail:elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Elstree Mozart Players – ‘Classical Concerts in the Wood’ Season 2022

The Elstree Mozart Players was founded in 2018 by Derek Holland in partnership with Pat Strack and Andrew Grady.

The orchestra has planned for the 2022 season three concert dates:

Sunday 20th March 2022 – 7.30pm – Allum Manor & Hall

Sunday 12th June 2022 – 7.30pm – All Saints Church

Saturday 8th October 2022 – 7.30pm – Allum Manor & Hall

The first concert on Sunday 20th March will be on a theme of ‘British Light Classics’, a favourite of the resident musical director Derek Holland.

The concert will include works by Eric Coates, Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar, Lionel Monckton, Haydn Wood, Peter Wilson, and Edward German.

The concert is being organised in conjunction with Allum Hall and Manor, raising funds for the Peace Hospice in Watford, and Borehamwood Foodbank.

This concert will include a special performance, for World Women’s Day, of Ruth Gipps Horn Concerto with soloist Jo Withers .

Tickets cost £15.00, consesions £12.00 and are available from the 1st February 2022

For anyone requiring more information about the orchestra, or is interested in becoming a Patron of the orchestra, then please contact either:

Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628

Or E-mail: elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Elstree Mozart Players – Bringing ‘Classical Christmas Cheer’ to the Town.

On Sunday 5th December Elstree Mozart players performed a seasonal offering for all to enjoy.

The orchestra led by Lucy Cummings, and consisting of 70 local musicians, being is aimed to enthuse the cross section of the local community crossing age barriers, gender race and religion, to celebrate music as a performing art.

The evening concert was conducted by one of the founders of the orchestra, Derek Holland

The concert staged at Alum Manor & Hall in Elstree and Borehamwood featured performances of Prelude to Te Deum, A Christmas Overture, Sleigh Ride and many more…

For the performances of ‘Prelude to Te Deum’, A Christas Overture, and the communal carols, including a surprise encore at the close of the concert the orchestra was augmented by the inclusion of members of Borehamwood Brass.

The concert also featured a performance of a Tuba Concerto by Philip White, dedicated to Derek Holland, excellently performed by Christopher Barrett.

The Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood Cllr Farida Turner was in attendance for the concert, along with the President of The Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood, Victor Eni.

The concert, which has been organised in conjunction with the Trustees and staff of Allum Hall and Manor, being grateful for their support with this concert.

The concert was sponsored by Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council, supporting the Mayor’s charity for 2021-22 Borehamwood Foodbank, raising over £200.00 for this local charity.

The next concert of the orchestra will be on Sunday 20th March at Allum Hall and Manor at 7.30pm. Further details of this concert will be available on the orchestra’s web site in the weeks to come.

Web Site: www.elstreemozartplayers.co.uk

For information and ticket details please contact either Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628

Email elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, to all our Friends and Patrons.

Elstree Mozart Players – Christmas Extravaganza Concert 2021

Sunday 5th December 2021 7.30pm

Elstree Mozart Players lead by Lucy Cumming, conducted by Derek Holland will be performing a concert in Allum Manor & Hall in Borehamwood on Sunday 5th December 2021

This concert is a seasonal presented concert with music for all tastes in the run up to Christmas this year.

The concert is envisaged to raise money for Cllr. Farida Turner, the Mayor of Elstree & Borehamwood, designated charity, The Foodbank.

The orchestra consisting local musicians, is aimed to enthuse the cross section of the local community crossing age barriers, gender race and religion, to celebrate music as a performing art.

The concert, which has been organised in conjunction with the Trustees and staff of Allum Hall and Manor, being presented in conjunction with Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, and the Rotary Club of the Studios in Elstree & Borehamwood. We are grateful for all their support with organising this concert.

Tickets will be available on the night, but we urge people to reserve tickets before-hand to ensure your seat. Tickets cost £8.00 which will be available on-line via the ticket source web site:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/borehamwood/allum-hall-manor-house/elstree-mozart-players-christmas-classical-extravaganza-2021/e-brvkjy

For further information about Elstree Mozart Players, please contact either Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628 or Email elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

We look forward to seeing you at this concert.

Elstree Mozart Players Concerto Concert 2021

Elstree Mozart Players lead by Lucy Cumming, conducted by Derek Holland performed a concert in Allum Manor & Hall in Borehamwood on Saturday 20th November 2021.

The concert featured performances of several well-known Concertos, including Lebrun’s Oboe Concerto No.1, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto in C, together with a performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The concert raised around £200.00 for the Studio Rotary Club President Victor Eni Charity for the Year ‘Mind in Hertfordshire’.

The orchestra consisting local musicians, has been established to enthuse the cross section of the local community crossing age barriers, gender race and religion, to celebrate music as a performing art.

The concert, which was organised in conjunction with the Trustees and staff of Allum Hall and Manor, and the Rotary Club of the Studios in Elstree & Borehamwood, being grateful for their support with organising this concert.

The next orchestral concert will be on Sunday 5th December 2021 in a concert supported by Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council in aid of the Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood, Cllr. Farida Turner’s chosen charity ‘The Food Bank’.

Tickets for this concert are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/borehamwood/allum-hall-manor-house/elstree-mozart-players-christmas-classical-extravaganza-2021/e-brvkjy

Elstree Mozart Players – Concerto Classique Concert

Saturday 20th November 2021

Elstree Mozart Players lead by Lucy Cumming, conducted by Derek Holland will be performing a concert in Allum Manor & Hall in Borehamwood on Saturday 20th November 2021

This Concert features performances of several well-known Concertos, including Lebrun’s Oboe Concerto No.1, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto in C, together with a performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The concert is envisaged to raise money for the Studio Rotary Club President’s Charity for the year ‘Mind in Hertfordshire’.

The orchestra consisting of local musicians, is aimed to enthuse the cross section of the local community crossing age barriers, gender race and religion, to celebrate music as a performing art.

The concert, which has been organised in conjunction with the Trustees and staff of Allum Hall and Manor, and the Rotary Club of the Studios in Elstree & Borehamwood, being grateful for their support with organising this concert.

Tickets will be available on the night, but we urge people to reserve tickets before-hand to ensure your seat.

They cost £15.00 (concessions £12.00) which will be available by contacting Elstree Mozart Players by contacting either Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628

Email elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com

Elstree Mozart Players Concert 9th October 2021

Elstree Mozart Players with Borehamwood Brass

On Saturday 9th October Elstree Mozart players performed their first concert since this 29th February 2020.

The orchestra led by Lucy Cummings and consisting of 70 local musicians, being is aimed to enthuse the cross section of the local community crossing age barriers, gender race and religion, to celebrate music as a performing art.

The evening concert was conducted by one of the founders of the orchestra, Derek Holland

The concert staged at Allum Manor & Hall in Elstree and Borehamwood featured performances of Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Eric Coates ‘The Three Elizabeth’s Suite, William Mathias’s Serenade (op 18), Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March No 4 in G, J Straus II Die Fledermaus Overture, Armas Jarnefelt’s Praeludium, concluding with Sibelius’s Finlandia.

For the performances of Pomp & Circumstance and Finlandia the orchestra was augmented by the inclusion of members of Borehamwood Brass.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance of Phillip White’s Tuba Concerto has been rescheduled for our concert in December.

The Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood Cllr Farida Turner was in attendance for the concert, along with the president of The Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood, Victor Eni.

Members of the club assisted with the running of the event, together with running a small raffle raising money for local Rotary Charities.

The concert, which has been organised in conjunction with the Trustees and staff of Allum Hall and manor, being grateful for their support with this concert.

The next concert by Elstree Mozart Players will be on Saturday 20th November at Allum Manor. This concert presents a series of concerto solos featuring Mozart’s Flute & Harp concerto, and Haydn’s Trumpet concerto.

For information and ticket details please contact either Pat Strack on 020 8386 3151 or Andrew Grady on 07802 736628

Email elstreemozartplayers@outlook.com