Past Concerts

Echoes of San Marco: Saturday 22nd September 2018
City Church, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge
Conductor: Anne Templer

  • Johan de Meij, Echoes of San Marco
  • Gordon Jacob, Ballad for Band
  • Joseph Horovitz, Dance Suite
  • David Minchin, Heroes
  • Philip Sparke, Jubilee Overture

Wind Orchestra Extravaganza: Saturday 29th March 2014
Saffron Hall
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
  • Leonard Bernstein – Overture to Candide
  • Peter Graham - Symphony for Wind Orchestra 'Montage'.
  • Samuel Hazo - Mountain Thyme
  • Nigel Hess - The Catskills
  • Rossano Galante- Landscapes

Shakespeare: Saturday 28th September 2013
St Giles' Church
Conductor: Richard Hull
Narrator: Peter Brown

  • Nigel Hess - Shakespeare Pictures
  • Edward Gregson - The Sword and the Crown
  • Guy Woolfendon - Illyrian Dances
  • William Walton arr. D Phillips- Henry V
  • Sergei Prokofiev arr. J de Meij - Romeo and Juliet
  • George Lloyd - The Forest of Arden

Canyons and Stars: Saturday 9th March 2013
St Giles' Church
Conductor: Richard Hull
Soloist: Andrew Powlson

  • Philip Sparke - Deserts
  • Alan Hovhaness - Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places - Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Symphony Orchestra
  • John McCabe - Canyons
  • John Williams arr. Smith - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Paul Hart - Czardas for Concert Band
  • Vincent Persichetti - Chorale Prelude: So Pure the Star
  • Philip Sparke - Music of the Spheres
  • Michael Giacchino arr. Bocock - Star Trek Symphonic Suite

East to West: November 24th 2012, 7.30-10 pm,
St Giles' Church
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Kenneth Hesketh - Infernal Ride
  • Nigel Hess - Thames Journey
  • Nigel Clarke - The City in the Sea (featuring Euphonium Soloist Sarah Lenton)
  • Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Leonard Bernstein (arr.) - West Side Story Suite
  • David Minchin - Heroes
  • Nigel Hess - East Coast Pictures

May 26th 2012, 7.30-10 pm,
St Giles Church
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Williams- Summon the Heroes
  • Bedford - Ronde for Isolde
  • Whitacre - Sleep
  • Shostakovich arr. Hull -Five Interludes from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
  • Gregson - Festivo
  • Ellerby - Tristan Encounters
  • Daehn - With Quiet Courage
  • Barry arr. De Meij - James Bond 007

Septmeber 17th 2011, 7.30-10pm,
St Giles Church
Richard Hull

  • Yagisawa: Young Pheasants in the Sky
  • Whitacre: Equus
  • Messiaen: Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
  • Zivkovic: Tales from the Center of the Earth (Soloist: Lucy Landymore)
  • Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
  • Horovitz: Bacchus on Blue Ridge

October 16th 2010, 7.30-10 pm,
St Giles Church
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Philip Sparke - The Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Eric Whitacre - Cloudburst
  • David Bedford - Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves
  • John Williams arr. Jim Curnow - The Cowboys
  • Kenneth Hesketh - Whirligigg
  • Gustav Holst - Second Suite in F
  • Nigel Clarke - Breaking the Century
  • Johan de Meij - Extreme Makeover

May 29th 2010, 7.30-10 pm,
St Giles Church
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Arnold: The Padstow Lifeboat
  • Bourgeois: Bridges Over the River Cam
  • Copland: Quiet City
  • Gorb: Metropolis
  • Martin Ellerby: Paris Sketches
  • Whitacre: Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
  • Gershwin: American in Paris
  • Grainger: Irish tune from County Derry
  • Kander: New York, New York

Review in Cambridge Tab

November 7th 2009
St Giles Church
Conductor: Richard Hull

  • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • de Falla arr. Bran Wiggins: Ritual Fire Dance
  • Johan de Meij: Journey in the Dark (from "Lord of the Rings" Symphony)
  • Nigel Clarke: Gagarin
  • Philip Sparke: Year of the Dragon
  • Guy Woolfenden: Aubade
  • Artie Shaw: Clarinet Concerto
  • John Williams arr. de Meij: Star Wars Suite
  • Dave Brubeck arr. Charles Saye: It's about time

March 14th 2009, St Gile's Church Cambridge.
Conductor: Richard Hull


  • "Exhilarating sound"
  • "Wonderful sound"
  • "Loved the Big Band stuff"
  • "A refreshing change"
  • "awesome!!"
  • "Brilliant concert-wonderful variety- well done Richard"
  • "I have never been to a wind band performance before- I loved it and will definitely be back - what a great performance from start to finish"
  • "Excellent - well done everyone - we'll be back!"
  • "fantastic and lovely concert! Thank you"
  • "Super! Can't wait for the next"
  • "I shall look out for yellow posters"