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PLAYER INFORMATION

CONCERT 15 13-10-24 REHEARSAL PLAN

 The original date of this concert was 6 October 2024.
Date Time Content Venue
Friday 4-10-241915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 6-10-241430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 11-10-241915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 13-10-241115-1345Final rehearsalCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone
 INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS   including concert dress, driving directions, free parking, access for heavy instruments, green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants

CONCERT 15 13-10-2024 REPERTOIRE

Instrumentation key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
CoatesThe Three Elizabeths Suite (20')
2222-4331-T2PH
© score / - no score or parts onlinewatch
HartyWith the Wild Geese (21')
2+1,2+1,2+1,2-4231-TPH
scorefollow score

ElgarPomp and Circumstance March no 1 (6')
3d1,2,2+1,2+1-4,2+2,3,1-TPH (omit contra)
score + partsfollow score
DeliusFlorida Suite (34')
3d1,2+1,2+1,2-4231-TPH
score + partsfollow score
ElgarEncore: Pomp and Circumstance March no 4 (5')
3d1,2+1,2+1,2+1-4331-TPH (omit contra)
score + partsfollow score

REHEARSAL VENUES

We've booked these rehearsal venues up to and including October 2024

 Wind sectional

Northern Community Centre
GWP* Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre
Dan Read Parade
Sir Frank Williams Avenue
Great Western Park
Didcot OX11 6BD

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 Full rehearsals and strings sectional

District Community Centre
GWP* District Neighbourhood Community Centre
1 Gentian Mews
Greenwood Way
Great Western Park
Harwell OX11 6GR

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* GWP stands for Great Western Park, which is a new estate between Didcot and Harwell.
 
ROAD: Both community centres are best reached by leaving the A34 at Milton interchange. Drive 1.6 miles along the A4130 eastbound towards Didcot and turn right at traffic lights into Sir Frank Williams Avenue – the entrance to Great Western Park.

WIND SECTIONAL: About 0.5 miles along Sir Frank Williams Avenue, the GWP Northern Community Centre is on the right side of the road. There are 11 parking spaces near the entrance to the building, but for ample street parking, go one block further along Sir Frank Williams Avenue and turn right into Greenfinch Road.

FULL REHEARSALS: Passing the GWP Northern Community Centre, continue straight another 0.6 miles south into Greenwood Way. In a shopping area opposite ASDA and Costa, you will see the GWP District Community Centre on your left. Immediately after it, turn left into Gentian Mews (with the Station Garden pub/restaurant on the corner), and just past the building, turn left into a large car park (46 cars). There is also plenty of overspill parking in the adjoining children's day nursery, and in the pub car park opposite. The side gate from the car park is usually open.

STRING SECTIONALS: The Play Room is adjacent to the car park, with its own entrance. If locked, enter the building at the front. At the entrance, the Pear Room (cellos and basses) is on the right, the Cherry Room (violas) further in front on the right, and the Play Room (violins and later full strings) at the far end, with a keyfob lock which you may have to ask staff to unlock.

RAIL: 32 minutes (1.6 miles) walk from Didcot Parkway station. Cross at the lights outside the station and turn right along Station Road. Take first left up Haydon Road to its end. Turn right into Broadway, past the Civic Hall and straight over the roundabout into Wantage Road. Continue past Didcot Baptist Centre (previous rehearsal venue) for approx 0.8 miles. At the traffic lights, turn right into Greenwood Way, past UTC (previous rehearsal venue). The District Community Centre is opposite ASDA and Costa.

BUS: Routes changed in 2023. Please check if there is still a regular service between Didcot Station to outside ASDA opposite the GWP District Community Centre.


CONCERT VENUE

Northbourne Centre
Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road
Didcot OX11 7NE
DIRECTIONS + MAPS
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See maps and directions.

 INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS   including concert dress, driving directions, free parking, access for heavy instruments, changing / green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants can be viewed or downloaded here.

CONCERT 16 9-2-2025 REHEARSAL PLAN

 The original date of this concert was ## 2024.
Date Time Content Venue
Friday 31-1-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 2-2-251430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 7-2-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 9-2-251115-1345Final rehearsalCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONCERT 16 9-2-25 REPERTOIRE

Instrumentation key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
TchaikovskyNutcracker Suite (25')
3d1,2+1,2+1,2-4231-TPHcel
score + partsfollow score
HadleyThe Ocean (15')
2+1,2+1,2+1,2+1-4231-TP(glock)H
© not available onlinelisten

DvorakThe Noon Witch (17')
2+1,2,2+1,2-4231-TP
score + partsfollow score
SukSymphonic Poem: Prague, op 26 (24')
2+1,2+1,2+1,2-4231-TPH
not available onlinefollow score
DvorakEncore: Slavonic Dance in Em, op 72 no 2 (5')
2222-4000-TP(tri)
score + partsfollow score

Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
RossiniWilliam Tell: Overture (10')
1+1,2d1,2,2-4230-TP
score + partsfollow score
DohnanyiSymphonic Minutes (13')
2d1,2d1,2d1,2-4230-TPceleste,H
no (©)follow score
Vaughan WilliamsTuba Concerto (14')
2d1,1,2,1-2220-TP
score only (©)watch

BrahmsSymphony 3 in F (36')
2,2,2,2+1-4230-T
score + partsfollow score
SodermanSwedish Wedding March (encore, 4')
1122-2000
score + partslisten

CONCERT 7 21-6-2020 REPERTOIRE

Orchestration key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
ProkofievSymphony no 1 Classical
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score
LiadovNenie, op 67
2122-4000 (horn parts rewritten for 2 players)
scorefollow score
DvorakCzech Suite, op 39
2,2+1,2,2-2200-T (cor in iv arranged for clarinet, tp+T only in v)
score + partsfollow score

LarssonPastoral Suite, op 19
2222-2200-T (ii str only)
© not availablelisten
BeethovenSymphony no 8 in F
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score

FUTURE DATES

Although participation in each concert is by invitation, "regular" players might like to be aware of future concert and rehearsal dates. All dates are clear of half term, and are on consecutive weekends.

Concert 17 Sunday 18 May 2025

Friday 9-5-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 11-5-251430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 16-5-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 18-5-251115-1345Final rehearsalCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 18 Sunday 12 October 2025

Friday 3-10-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 5-10-251430-1700Woodwind, horns and brass sectionalGWP Northern Centre
1430-1700String sectionalGWP District Centre
Friday 10-10-251915-2145Full orchestraGWP District Centre
Sunday 12-10-251115-1345Final rehearsalCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONTACT

Conductor & Musical Director
Geoff Bushell
Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Geoff Bushell, Conductor and Musical Director, Didcot Concert Orchestra
 
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