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Concerts 2024

6pm, Saturday 16 March 2024

Reigate Park Church

Conductor: John Beswick

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Strauss: Oboe Concerto (Fergus McReady, oboe)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

6 January 2024
Winter Workshop 2024

Reigate Park Church

Conductor: John Beswick

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Concerts 2023

6pm, Saturday 18 November 2023

Reigate Park Church

Conductor: John Beswick

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto no. 1 (Ruwan Dias, cello)

Cesar Franck: Symphony in D minor

6pm, Saturday 1 July 2023

St Mary's Church, Reigate

Conductor: John Beswick

Milhaud: Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Hannah Hever, Clarinet)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

6pm, Saturday 18 March 2023

Reigate Park Church

Conductor: John Beswick

Walton: Prelude to Richard III

Elgar: Sospiri

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Elgar: Violin Concerto (Michael Foyle, Violin)

7 January 2023
Winter Workshop 2023

Reigate Park Church

Conductor: John Beswick

Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Concerts 2022

November 2022

Conductor: John Beswick

Mussorgsky: Night on a Bald Mountain

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 version)

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite

June 2022

Conductor: John Beswick

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (Fiona Harrison, Guitar)
Dvorak:Symphony No. 6

March 2022

Conductor: John Beswick

Elgar: Froissart Overture

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Piano: Ivana Gavric)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

Concerts 2021

June 2021

Conductor: John Beswick

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture

Mendelssohn: Die Schöne Melusine

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

November 2021

Conductor: John Beswick

Weber: Der Freischütz Overture
Reinecke: Flute Concerto (Flute: Lynn Myall)
Sibelius: Symphony no. 3

Concerts 2019

November 2019

Conductor: John Beswick

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsoldy Op. 11 No. 1

Debussy: Prelude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune

Ravel: Shéhérazade (Soprano: Susan Gritton)

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

June 2019

Conductor: John Beswick
Copland: Appalachian Spring, concert suite for full orchestra
Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye Suite (Mother Goose)
Debussy: La Petite Suite

March 2019

Conductor: John Beswick
Weber: Oberon Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Soloist: Nazrin Rashidova)
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D major

Concerts 2018


December 2018

Conductor: John Beswick
Nielsen: Helios Overture
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (Soloist: Michael Foyle)
Sibelius: Symphone No. 2 in D Major


March 2018

Conductor: John Beswick
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Milhaud: Saxophone concerto Scaramouche (Anthony Brown, saxophone)
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite


Concerts 2017


November 2017

Conductor: John Beswick
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor (Tim Posner, cello)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

March 2017

Conductor: John Beswick
Chowne:  Morning Chatter – Overture for Strings (world premiere)
Hindemith:  Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Honegger: Pacific 231
Dvorak:  Symphony No. 8


Concerts 2016


March 2016

Conductor: John Beswick
Rossini:   William Tell Overture
Grieg:  Piano Concerto (Ivana Gavric, piano)
Nielsen:   Symphony No.4 (The Inextinguishable)


June 2016

Conductor: John Beswick
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
Stravinsky:  Pulcinella Suite
Ives:  The Unanswered Question
Mozart:  Symphony No.35 (Haffner)

November 2016

Conductors: Peter Farrant and John Beswick
Remembrance Classics with Reigate and Redhill Choral Society
Elgar:  Enigma Variations
Sir Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
Carr: Prayer of St Francis (World Premiere)

Concerts 2015

November 2015

Conductor: John Beswick
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto (Stephen Calow, tuba)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3


July 2015

Conductor: John Beswick
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
James Francis Brown: Clarinet Concerto
Clarinet Soloist: Catriona Scott
Faure: Pavane
Poulenc: Sinfonietta

March 2015

Conductor: John Beswick
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2
Piano soloist: Alexander Ullman
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


Concerts 2014


November 2014

Conductor: John Beswick
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Soloists: Sarah Willcock, Kathy Bucknill, Phil Gwilt, Mark Welling
Beethoven: Ah Perfido
Soloist: Alice Bishop
Steve Chowne: Rosetta (World Premiere)
Brahms: Haydn Variations


October 2014

Conductor: John Beswick
Schubert Symphony No 9
Beethoven: Symphony No 9
with the English Arts Chorale


June 2014

Conductor: John Beswick
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Vaughan-Williams: Oboe Concerto
Oboe soloist: Fiona Myall
Bizet: Symphony No 1


April 2014

Conductor: Leslie Olive
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius
with the English Arts Chorale


March 2014

Conductor: John Beswick
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Violin: David Burton, Cello: Julian Gillett, Piano: Noriko Shorney
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2

Concerts 2013


November 2013

Conductor: John Beswick
Holst: Perfect Fool (Ballet Music)
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3 “Organ Symphony”
Organist: Geoff Lloyd

June 2013

Conductor: John Beswick
Elgar: In the South (Alassio) overture
Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence
Saxophone soloist: Anthony Brown
Copland: Rodeo Suite

April 2013

Conductor: Matthew Willis
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
with the Epworth Choir, Godalming Choral Society and Woking Symphony Orchestra

March 2013

Conductor: John Beswick
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (No 1)
Schubert: Symphony No 3
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor)
Piano soloist: Ivana Gavric

Concerts 2012

November 2012

Conductor: John Beswick
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Faure: Prelude to Penelope
Saint-Saens: Havanaise for violin and orch
Violin soloist: Sean Dunn
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2

September 2012

Conductor: John Beswick
Mozart: Serenade for 13 wind instruments

June 2012

Conductor: John Beswick
Mendelssohn: Hebrides overture
Mozart: Bassoon concerto
Bassoon soloist: Ashley Myall
Beethoven: Symphony No 2

March 2012

Conductor: Chris Braime
Rimsky-Korskov: Overture on Russian Themes
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No 3
Violin soloist: Kai Gleusteen
Brahms: Symphony No 4

Concerts 2011

November 2011

Conductor: John Andrews
Weber: Freischutz overture
Gliere: Harp Concerto
Harp soloist: Keziah Thomas
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Sibelius: Symphony No 5

July 2011

Conductor: Peter Farrant
Dvorak: New World symphony
Vaughan-Williams: Sea Symphony
Soloists: Alison Pearce & Jozif Koc

June 2011

Conductor: John Beswick
Sponsored “open access” event including Beethoven symphonies

March 2011

Conductor: Damian Penfold
Brahms: Tragic overture
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Mahler: Symphony No 4

Concerts 2010

November 2010

Conductor: Matthew Willis
Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody
Elgar: Cello concerto
Cello soloist: Gerald Peregrine
Vaughan-Williams: Symphony No 5

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