THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S – 2009 onwards

Concerts with Alan George, current Musical Director

Alan George

Concerts 2009 onwards

Musical Director Alan George

The celebrated Viola player, Alan George has been Musical Director at the Academy of St Olave’s since September 2009.

CONCERT SEASON 2018-2019

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 22 September 2018, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett

MOZART: Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K.318
NIELSEN: The Fog is Lifting (Taagen Letter)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
NIELSEN: Little suite for Strings, Op.1
MOZART: Serenade in B flat, K.361 – Gran Partita

CONCERT SEASON 2017-2018

40th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT
Saturday 23 June 2018, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Guest Conductor: John Bryan, Leader: Claire Jowett
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
BOYCE: Symphony No. 4 in F
RICHARD STRAUSS: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon – Lesley Schatzberger Clarinet, Isabel Dowell Bassoon
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 20 January 2018, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
ROSSINI: Silken Ladder Overture
NIELSEN: Wind Quintet Op. 43
Diana Clough Flute, Alexandra Nightingale Oboe, Lesley Schatzberger Clarinet, Charles Miller Bassoon, Mark Sykes Horn
SUK: Meditation on the St Wenceslas Chorale
MOZART: Symphony No 31 in D (Paris)

January 2018 Poster

MUSIC FROM A GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND
Saturday 23 September 2017, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Willow
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (Soloist Keith Wright)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5 in D major

CONCERT SEASON 2016-2017

MUSIC FOR A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT * Saturday 24 June 2017, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
PURCELL: Music from The Fairy Queen
BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 No. 2
BARBER: Summer Music, Op. 31
MENDELSSOHN: Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 21 January 2017, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Overture La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 24 September 2016, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
SIBELIUS: Pelléas et Mélisande Op. 46
HAYDN: Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor Farewell
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D.485

CONCERT SEASON 2015-2016

MOZART IN PRAGUE * Saturday 25 June 2016, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Symphony No.38 in D major, K.504 “Prague
MOZART: Highlights from Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492
Jo Rondel (soprano), Bethany Seymour (soprano), Judith Cunnold (soprano), George Clark (baritone)

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 23 January 2016, 8:00pm

St Peter’s School Memorial Hall, Clifton, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV. 1046
MENDELSSOHN: Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

TRIPLE 150th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT * Saturday 19 September 2015, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
GLAZUNOV: Rêverie Orientale Op. 14 (Clarinet: Lesley Schatzberger)
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 7
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82

CONCERT SEASON 2014-2015

JESSIE’S FUND 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT * Saturday 27 June 2015, 8:00pm

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
BEETHOVEN: Overture The Consecration of the House, Op.124
DAVID BLAKE: Searching the Skies
with Judith Cunnold’s Childrens Choir
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral
with the Yorkshire Bach Choir and
JENNIFER RUST (soprano), JO RONDEL (mezzo soprano),
JONATHAN HANLEY (tenor), THOMAS GUTHRIE (baritone)

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 24 January 2015, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Guest conductor: Alasdair Jamieson,  Leader: Claire Jowett
SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op.52
POULENC: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings (Organ: Keith Wright)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 in D “London

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 9 November 2014, 6:30pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Remembrance Sunday Service
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: Keith Wright
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Mezzo Soprano: Hilary Layton, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 27 September 2014, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
GLUCK: Alceste Intrada
GLUCK: Orphée et Eurydice, Danse des Champs Elysées (Flute: Diana Clough)
C.P.E BACH: Symphony in D, Wq.183
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C, K551 “The Jupiter

CONCERT SEASON 2013-2014

A SUMMER SERENADE * Saturday 14 June 2014, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
MENDELSSOHN: Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.21
MOZART: Serenade in E flat, K.375
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings, Op 48

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 18 January 2014, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
SCHUBERT: Overture in the Italian Style, in C major, D.591
HAYDN: Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 10 November 2013, 6:30pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Remembrance Sunday Service
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: Keith Wright
MOZART: Requiem

BRITTEN CENTENERY CONCERT * Saturday 21 September 2013, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
HANDEL: Water Music Suite No. 2
BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op.31
(Tenor: Jonathan Hanley,   Horn: Katherine Medway)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major “The Italian

CONCERT SEASON 2012-2013

SUMMER CONCERT * Saturday 22 June 2013, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C major “Great”

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 19 January 2013, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave”
SIBELIUS: Rakastava “The Lover”
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 in G minor “Winter Reveries”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 11 November 2012, 6:30pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Remembrance Sunday Service
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: Keith Wright
FAURÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Kitty Acton, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 22 September 2012, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
VIVALDI: Bassoon Concerto in E minor (Bassoon: Isabel Gamov)
BRAHMS: Variations on the St Antoni Chorale
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E flat “Eroica”

CONCERT SEASON 2011-2012

SUMMER CONCERT * Saturday 23 June 2012, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
BEETHOVEN: Overture – The Consecration of the House, Op.124
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

DELIUS AND FRIENDS CONCERT * Saturday 21 January 2012, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
DELIUS: Summer Night on the River
GRIEG: Two Elegiac Melodies, Opus 34 – “Heart Wounds” & “Last Spring”
SIBELIUS: Valse Triste
ELGAR: Chanson de Matin, Opus 15 No. 2
WARLOCK: Capriol Suite
GRAINGER: Spoon River
DELIUS: Intermezzo From Fennimore & Gerda
DELIUS: Intermezzo & Serenade from Hassan
DELIUS: La Calinda
DELIUS: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 13 November 2011, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: Keith Wright
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Mezzo Soprano: Annie Howard, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 24 September 2011, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K297b
MOZART: Oboe Concerto in F, K293 (Oboe: Alexandra Nightingale)
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

CONCERT SEASON 2010-2011

SUMMER CONCERT * Saturday 18 June 2011, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
NIELSEN: The Fog is Lifting
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
SHOSTAKOVITCH: Cello Concerto No. 2, Opus 126 (Cello: Heather Tuach)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Opus 25 “Classical”

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 15 January 2011, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
BEETHOVEN: Overture Coriolan, Op.62
MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 3, K447 (Horn: Leslie McCormack)
SCHUBERT: Symphony in D, D.2B (fragment – British Premiere)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 10 in D major, D.936A

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 14 November 2010, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
FAURÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Jessica Holgate, Baritone: Stephen Cooper)

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 18 September 2010, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
ROSSINI: Overture Italian Girl in Algiers
MOZART: Wind Serenade in C minor, K388
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”

CONCERT SEASON 2009-2010

CHILDREN’S CONCERT & SUMMER CONCERT * Saturday 19 June 2010, 10:30 & 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George,  Leader: Claire Jowett
GLUCK: Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis
NIELSEN: Serenata Invano
IVES: Central Park in the Dark
BIZET: Symphony in C

WINTER CONCERT * Saturday 23 January 2010, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute, KV620
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto (Trumpet: Adam Micklethwaite)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68 “Pastoral”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * Sunday 8 November 2009, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
DURUFLÉ: Requiem

AUTUMN CONCERT * Saturday 12 September 2009, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
SIBELIUS: Incidental Music to Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.46
MENDELSSOHN: Concert Overture: Die Schöne Melusine, Op.32
MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 “Haffner”