Orchestra of the City - Home

Next Performance - Friday 7th July - St James's Piccadilly

Saint-Saëns - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Soprano -Tanya Hurst          Conductor - Chris Hopkins


 Past Concerts

2017

Thursday 27th April, St James's Piccadilly

Sullivan - Overture to Pirates of Penzance
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Elgar - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Friday 17th February, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
Brahms - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Violin - Min Kym

2016

Thursday 8th December, St James's Piccadilly

Humperdink - Hansel & Gretel Overture
Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 20th October, St James's Piccadilly

Salieri - Les Danaides Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 7th July, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Aprite presto aprite, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Brüderchen, komm tanz mit mir, Hänsel und Gretel

 Berlioz - Nuit paisible et sereine! Béatrice et Bénédict

Mozart - Sull'aria...che soeve zeffiretto, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Evening Prayer, Hänsel und Gretel

Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Solists - Katie Bray & Nathalie Chalkley

Friday 13th May, St James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas Overture Op. 95
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Oscar Perks
Viola - Elliott Perks

Thursday 25th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Weber - Overture Der Freischutz
Schumann - Cello Concerto 
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Cello - Michael Newman

2015

Thursday 26th November, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Horn - Matthew Sackman

Tenor - Nick Pritchard

Thursday 8th October, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 2
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Ivana Gavric

Thursday 10th July, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Amarins Wierdsma

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

Thursday 23rd April, St. James's Piccadilly

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

Friday 27th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain
Finzi - Five Bagatelle

Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante defunte

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

2014

Thursday 4th December 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Introduction to Khovanshchina
Britten - Les Illuminations
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soprano - Mary Bevan

Thursday 16th October 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Holst - Egdon Heath
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Butterworth - 6 songs from A Shropshire Lad

Elgar - Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Baritone - Henry Manning

Violin - Rebecca Smith

Thursday 10th July 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Strauss - Moonlight Music from Capriccio
Dvorak - Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead

Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Josef Spacek

Thursday 22nd May 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Berlioz - Overture to King Lear
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Christopher White

Friday 4th April 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Gilad Hochman - Nedidum (Wanderings) Fantasia Concertante
Strauss - Serenade in E-flat major
Smetana - Ma Vlast (Vysehrad, Vltava, Tabor & Blanik)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Mandolin - Alon Sariel

Thursday 13th February 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Elgar - In the South 'Alassio'
Mozart - Violin Concerto No.3 K216
Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden

Mahler - Totenfeier

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Sara Trickey

 2013

Friday 6th December 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 'Italian'
Piano - Chris Hopkins

Conductors - Chris Hopkins and Christopher White

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2013, St. John's Smith Square  

Lehár - The Merry Widow

with Opera Danube

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

Thursday 11th July 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Chausson - Poème Op. 25
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Violin - Anna Ovsyanikova

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 16th May 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
Piano - Christopher White

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 4th April 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto 1st Movement
Saint-Saens - Odelette
Mozart - Adagio for Horn and Orchestra
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 7th February 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 
Piano - Christopher White
 

 2012

  Friday 30th November 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Lyadov - Enchanted Lake
Finzi - Dies Natalis
Tchaikovsky - Voyevoda Symphonic Ballad

Strauss - Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

 

Thursday 18th October 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

 

 Thursday 12th July 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Beethoven - Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus
Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'

Cello - Linda Lin

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

 

Saturday 19th May 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5

Borodin - Symphony No. 2

Violin - Charlie Siem

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

 

Thursday 22nd March 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Elgar - Froissart Overture
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins 

 

 

Thursday 9th February 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

Baritone - Jonathan McGovern

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 

 

 2011

Thursday 1st December 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Wagner - Overutre to Die Meistersinger von Nurmburg
Christopher Gunning - Guitar Concerto - World Premiere

Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

Guitar - Craig Ogden

Conductor - Nic Chalmers 

Thursday 6th October 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mendelssohn - Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream
Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No. 1

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'

Cello - Brian O'Kane

Conductor - Nic Chalmers

 

 

Thursday 14th July 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5    
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 Thursday 26th  May 2011, St. John's Waterloo   

Mozart - Symphony No. 32 'Overture in the Italian Style'
Brahms - Double Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
Conductor - Chris Hopkins    
Soloists - Andrew Harvey & Colin Alexander

  Thursday 14th April 2011, City of London School   

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1    
Conductor - Boris Peck


 

Thursday 3rd March 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Music from Films    
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 2010

Friday November 26th 2010, St. John's Waterloo   
Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Overture
Enescu - Dixtuor (1st Movement)
Grieg - Two Elegiac Melodies
Brahms - Symphony No. 3    
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday October 23rd 2010, St James's Piccadilly
Dvorak - Carnival Overture
 
 Shostakovich - Cello Concert No. 1
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4  
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Soloist - Guy Johnston 
  

 Thursday July 1st 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet 'Suite No. 2'
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
  

 Thursday May 13th 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 2 'London'
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town'
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 'London'
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 

Thursday March 25th 2010, St James's Piccadilly
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
Elgar - Symphony No. 1
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 Thursday February 11th 2010, St Augustine's Queensgate

Bartok - Violin Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Soloist - Andrew Harvey 
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
 

  2009

Thursday November 26th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Opera Arias
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9
Brahms - Tragic Overture
Soloists - From the Royal Academy of Music 
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday October 22nd 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate
Sibelius - Karelia Suite
 Elgar Serenade for strings
Strauss - Serenade for wind  
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
Conductor - Chris Hopkins 
  

 Thursday June 18th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Dvorak - Violin Concerto
 Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'
  Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Violin - Charlie Siem 
  


 

  Friday April 24th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Sibelius - Valse Triste
 Schumann - Konzertstuck for Four Horns
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
  Conductor - Ben Bayl

Horns - Aidan McGonal, Andy Fiest, Katherine Whalley, Becky Bainbridge 


 

Thursday February 19th 2009, St Augustine's Queensgate

Elgar - Cello Concerto
 Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Brahms - Symphony No. 1  
Conductor - Robert Tuohy
Soloist - Sarah Westley 
  

  2008

 Thursday December 4th 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Dvorak - Cello Concerto 
 Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Conductor - Nick Collon  
Soloist - Oliver Coates

  
 

Sunday 9th November 2008, LSO St. Lukes

OOTC with the Elysian Singers 
 Elizabeth Maconchy - Cantata "Helouise and Abelard" 
Conductor - Sam Laughton


 

 Friday 20th June 2008, St John's Smith Square

Wagner - Prelude Act III Lohengrin
 Poulenc - Organ Concerto
Bruckner - Symphony No. 7  
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Soloist - Simon Preston 
  

 

 Thursday 22nd May 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Smetana - Vlatava and From Bohemias Woods and Fiedls from Ma Vlast
 Dvorak - Romance in F minor from violin and orchestra
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7
Conductor - Robert Tuohy 
Soloist - Tom Evans
 

 

 Thursday 3rd April 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Sibelius - Finlandia
 Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 4  
Conductor - Dominic Grier
Soloist - Pedro Meireles 
  

 

 Thursday 31st January 2008, St Augustine's Queensgate

Haydn - The Creation
Conductor - Ben Bayl  
Elysian Singers
Nonsuch Singers 
  

 

  2007

 Thursday 29th November 2007, St John's Waterloo

Schumann - Manfred Overture
 Strauss - Tod und Verklarung
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2  
Conductor - Nick Collon
Soloist - Sam Haywood 
  

 

 Thursday 18th October 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Schubert - Unfinished Symphony 
 Mahler - Symphony No. 4  
Conductor - Robert Tuohy

 
  

 Thursday 19th July 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
 Mussorgsky/Ravel - Khovanschina, Prelude to Act I
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Conductor - Robert Tuohy
Soloist - Katharine Gowers 

 

 Thursday 31st May 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Shostakovich - Festive Overture 
 Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2  
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Soloist - Louise Hopkins 
  

 

 Thursday 8th March 2007, St Augustine's Queensgate

Mozart - Jupiter Symphony 
 Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Holst - The Planets Suite
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Elysian Singers 
  

 

  2006

 Thursday 7th December 2006, St Augustine's Queensgate

Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger 
 Finzi - Clarinet Concerto
Trad. arr [secret] - World Premiere of 'But not for me'  
Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherezade

Conductor - Ben Bayl 
Soloist - Peter Sparks

 

Friday 27th October 2006, St. Augustine's Queensgate

Berlioz - King Lear Overture 
 Berlioz - Les Nuits d'ete
Berlioz - Symphony No. 2  
Conductor - Robert Tuohy
Soloist - Julia Riley 
  

 

 Thursday 13th July 2006, St John's Smith Square

Wagner - Preludes from Acts I and III of Lohengrin 
 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 'Elvira Madigan'
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2  
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor 
  

 

 Friday 31st March 2006, Eton College Chapel and Saturday 1st April 2006, Tewkesbury Abbey

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture 
 Judith Weir - We are shadows
Brahms - Requiem  
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Soloists - Sophie Daneman & Thomas Guthrie 
  

 

 Wednesday 22nd February 2006, St. John's Smith Square

Stephen Ferre - 'Oyre's Garden' (European Premiere) 
 Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10  
Conductor - Ben Bayl
Soloist - Gweneth-Ann Jeffers 
  

 

 Tuesday 24th January 2006, Australia House, London

Mozart - Clemenza Overture