The concert will feature Mike Grieff who will be playing Van Hall’s beautiful oboe concert. Mike joined Bude Orchestra in September 2015 having previously played with the Surrey Mozart Players. This varied concert will open with a short overture to a comic opera by J Haydn. It may surprise some of the audience to hear the tune to Frere Jacque being played in the minor key. This tune comes in the 3rd movement of Mahler’s first symphony and is titled Bruder Martin.It is based upon an old Austrian Monastery round where the monks are trying to rouse one of their fellows without success. ‘Brother Martin, still asleep. Bells for mass are tolling. Ding, dang, dong’. The concert also includes music by Mozart, The Grand Overture by Boccherini and will end with Schubert’s 1st Symphony.
PROMS SEPT 28th 2019
Last Night of The Proms in The Parkhouse Rule Britannia, Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem are just some of the Proms favourites which will be sung at Bude Concert Orchestra’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert at The Parkhouse Centre Bude on Saturday 28th September at 7.30pm. The orchestra is delighted to welcome Bassline (Bude’s men’s singing group), Elizabeth Hobbs (Bude’s Britannia for this concert) and Paula Quigley (vocalist) for this night of fantastic music. The concert will present a variety of moods and will start with an arrangement by the conductor (Barry Carrington Moule) of The Battle of The Somme with an evocative opening representing a lone piper. The poignant Whitsun Dance sung by Elizabeth Hobbs reflects on the dilemma of ladies who lost their dancing partners during W.W.1. In this 150th year since the birth of Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944) the concert will feature songs and music from World War 1. The audience will be invited to join in with the choruses and words will be provided. These are a few clues to the songs; So Pack up your troubles and take the Long, long trail to Tipperary on a Bicycle built for two. On the way smell the Roses of Picardy before finally saying Good-bye-ee! Then back home to Keep the Home fires burning (sung by Paula Quigley) Orchestra pieces will include Fantasia on Greensleeves by R. Vaughan Williams who was a distinguished ambulance driver in World War 1 and a selection from Folk songs of the Sea including the Sailor’s Hornpipe and the Skye Boat Song. Colonel Bogey and The Dam busters’ March will give the brass section a good blow! The Proms are so called because in the early concerts a large part of the seating area had no seats and so the patrons had to stand during the performances. Also during the original Proms, the patrons could smoke, eat and drink, although customers were asked not to strike matches during vocal performances! During the First World War the Proms caused some controversy by continuing to play music by German composers, as Sir Henry Wood felt that music and art should rise above the political squabbles of the day! So, as at The Albert Hall please bring your Union Jacks and join in with this uniquely British occasion on 28th September at The Parkhouse Centre Bude at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be available (donation). Adults £6 (children £2) at the door.