Category: Concerts

June 23, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Lis Sadler, the CRSO’s Orchestral Manager, writes the following about the orchestra’s 2017-18 season, details of which will be appearing on this site shortly: ‘I am really looking forward to our next season, as we have managed to realise a couple of long-standing ambitions. First, we have finally programmed an American Concert (4th November 2017),…

June 1, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Lis Sadler, the CRSO’s Orchestra Manager, has been extremely busy over the last few weeks, and reports back on the many activities that she and CRSO members have been involved with: “Just to keep you up to date with everything we have been busy with over the last few weeks. First of all, our wonderful…

March 14, 2017 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

Reflections on the CRSO Concert, February 2017 Mahler, Brahms, Matthew Brown and Beethoven Thank you very much to the +-430 people who came to the CRSO’s concert on the 25th February; we hope that you felt very welcome, and that you enjoyed the evening. This was a demanding programme for the orchestra, and several members of…

February 21, 2017 Jerome Sadler 1 comment

We are approaching our very exciting next concert of the 2016-17 season, on Saturday 25th February, and enjoyed a very good rehearsal on Mahler’s Blumine and Brahms’s First Piano Concerto last night in the Pilkington Building in Chatham Dockyard. Our conductor Peter Bassano had a travel mishap which meant that he arrived half an hour late…

February 20, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Members of the CRSO had a wonderful rehearsal on Sunday 19th February in which we explored CRSO Associate Composer Jacob Bride’s new work “Baptism and Belle”, a song cycle in five movements after poems by Louise Erdrich and Emily Dickenson. Jacob conducted, and we were joined by Mezzo-Soprano Sian Woodling, who sang beautifully. The movements are:…

February 1, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The programme for the CRSO’s concert on 25th February 2017 is available now here for £2 online (it is £3 for a printed copy on the day). The programme is full of interesting information about the pieces which we are playing, and it’s always a good idea to download it and read it ahead of the concert….

December 14, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Beverley Meadow The CRSO is very excited to be giving the world premiere performance of Matthew Brown’s Beverley Meadow in our concert at Chatham Central Theatre on 25th February 2017. Matthew is a Kent-based composer and violist who studied composition at Canterbury Christ Church University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Background and Context…

December 7, 2016 Jerome Sadler 1 comment

On Sunday 5th December, the CRSO’s Associate Composer, Jacob Bride, led an excellent Christmas concert at the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Broadstairs, Kent. The performers were the Bradstow Singers, which Jacob has trained into an excellent community choir, and the Bradstow Orchestra, which is made up of high standard instrumentalists…

November 22, 2016 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

A big thank you from all of us at the CRSO for the brilliant response to our “Music from the Movies” concert on Saturday 19th November. We had getting on for 700 people in the Central Theatre in Chatham, and, for those of us sitting on a (packed!) stage, it was so exciting to be…

November 7, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The CRSO is very excited to announce that the orchestra’s world premiere performance of Matthew Brown’s “Beverley Meadow” in February 2017 will be supported by the RVW Trust. We are so grateful for the support of the RVW Trust for the performance of Matthew’s wonderful work. The RVW Trust was established in 1956 by the renowned…