Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire - official logo © J A C Lee of Jac Lee Photography and FourWaveDesign

The Middlewich Concert Orchestra (MCO) comprises musicians of all ages and professional backgrounds.  While some members are or have been professional players and/or teachers, the majority of members are keen "amateurs", who enjoy a common interest in playing a wide variety of musical genres.

 

We are always happy to hear from anyone who plays a musical instrument from the usual orchestral repertoire and is interested in playing with us. In particular, there are currently a number of vacancies in the Orchestra for string players of all instruments.

 

The Orchestra is a member of Making Music, formerly the National Federation of Music Societies.

personalities

Edwina Wolstencroft - Conductor of Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire by Jac Lee Photography © J A C Lee

Edwina Wolstencroft

Musical Director and Conductor

David Thomas - Life President of Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire by Jac Lee Photography © J A C Lee

David Thomas

Life President

Portrait photograph of the Leader of the Middlewich Concert Orchestra Tessa Newton © J A C Lee

Tessa Newton

Leader

Future events

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring Peter and the Wolf characters by Prokofiev © J A C Lee

 

 

 

NEXT CONCERT

 

 

 

 

Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

 

Narrated by Roger Ashton-Griffiths from the TV series

Game of Thrones

 

 

Also featuring:

 

Overture “Hansel und Gretel” - Humperdinck

Symphony No.5 in C minor - Beethoven

 

 

7.30 Saturday 25th November 2017

 

 

The Civic Hall Middlewich, CW10 9BX

 

 

Tickets; £8 (£7 Seniors/Students) FREE Under 12s

£17 Family (2 Adults and Children to 18)

 

Next concert

 

7.30 pm on Saturday 25th November at Middlewich Civic Hall, CW10 9BX

 

Engelbert Humperdinck — Overture “Hansel and Gretel”

Serge Prokofiev — “Peter and the Wolf”, a symphonic tale for children

Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

Leader: Tessa Newton

Narrator: Roger Ashton-Griffiths

 

Roger Ashton-Griffiths — the actor who played Lord Mace Tyrell in HBO’s mega-hit Game of Thrones — is coming to Middlewich for a special ‘one night only’ performance as the Narrator in Peter and the Wolf.

 

Roger Ashton-Griffiths appeared in Game of Thrones for three whole seasons and has also been in a huge number of TV and movie hits, including Martin Scorcese’s Gangs of New York, A Knight’s Tale, Grace of Monaco (where he played Alfred Hitchcock opposite Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly) and Mike Leigh’s film Mr Turner; plus TV favourites Dr Who, Coronation Street and Father Brown.

 

Written for children but enjoyable for all ages, Russian composer Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is a fairy tale for orchestra and storyteller. The concert also includes music from another fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel plus the most famous music by Beethoven – the piece that starts “dah dah dah Daaah!” – Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

 

Tickets at the door, or contact:

 

secretary@middlewichconcertorchestra.org.uk

 

£8 per adult or £17 per family*

(*2 adults and children to 18 years)

£7 seniors/students – FREE for children under 12

future dates

 

2018 – 24th March, 30th June and 1st December

 

2019 – 6th April, 29th June and 7th December

previous events

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring piano and old photographs and listing performances of Rossini, Mozart and Beethoven © J A C Lee

 

 

 

 

 

1 April 2017

 

Gioachino Rossini

Overture “Tancredi”

Ballet music from “William Tell”

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No.8 in F Major

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

 

Leader: Tessa Newton

 

Soloist: Janet Mellor

 

 

 

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring St Basil's cathedral and listing performances of Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Kalinnikov © J A C Lee

 

 

 

 

 

1 July 2017

 

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin

Overture “Prince Igor”

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a

 

Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov

Symphony No.1 in G minor

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

 

Leader: Tessa Newton

 

 

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring conductor & french horn & listing performances of Mozart, Richard Strauss & Beethoven © J A C Lee

 

 

 

 

2 July 2016

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to “Der Schauspieldirektor”

(The Impresario)

 

Richard Georg Strauss

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

 

Leader: Tessa Newton

 

Soloist: Cliff Jones

 

 

 

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring tartan violin and listing performances of Schubert, Wagner and Mendelssohn © J A C Lee

 

 

 

 

 

26 November 2016

 

Franz Schubert

Overture to Der häusliche Krieg

(“The Domestic War”), D. 787

 

Richard Wagner

Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103

 

Gabriel Fauré

Suite from “Masques et Bergamasques”, Op.112

 

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 (the "Scottish")

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

 

Leader: Tessa Newton

 

 

Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster with violin soloists T Newton & JM Fitz-Gerald - performances of Rossini, Bach and Beethoven © J A C Lee

 

 

 

 

 

9 April 2016

 

Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Overture “Il barbiere di Siviglia”

(The Barber of Seville)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor

BWV 1043

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)

 

Conductor: Edwina Wolstencroft

 

Leader: Tessa Newton

 

Soloists:

Tessa Newton and Joanne Fitz-Gerald

join THE TEAM

There are a number of vacancies in the Orchestra for string players of all instruments.  If you are a string player and live within a  commutable distance of Middlewich, you will be most welcome to join us.

 

If you are interested in joining this friendly and ambitious concert orchestra, please contact the Secretary, Gustav Pilsel, via the email address below or by completing the Contact Us form.

REHEARSALS

 

Middlewich Methodist Church Hall

Booth Lane

Cledford

Middlewich

Cheshire

CW10 0EF

 

Mondays - 8.00pm

 

First Monday in September to the last Monday in the June following

performances

 

Middlewich Civic Hall

Middlewich

Cheshire

CW10 9BX

 

(Check concert dates above in Future Events)

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Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire - official logo © J A C Lee of Jac Lee Photography and FourWaveDesign
Edwina Wolstencroft - Conductor of Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire by Jac Lee Photography © J A C Lee
David Thomas - Life President of Middlewich Concert Orchestra, Cheshire by Jac Lee Photography © J A C Lee
Portrait photograph of the Leader of the Middlewich Concert Orchestra Tessa Newton © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring Peter and the Wolf characters by Prokofiev © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring St Basil's cathedral and listing performances of Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Kalinnikov © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring piano and old photographs and listing performances of Rossini, Mozart and Beethoven © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring tartan violin and listing performances of Schubert, Wagner and Mendelssohn © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster featuring conductor & french horn & listing performances of Mozart, Richard Strauss & Beethoven © J A C Lee
Middlewich Concert Orchestra poster with violin soloists T Newton & JM Fitz-Gerald - performances of Rossini, Bach and Beethoven © J A C Lee

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