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THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S – September 2009 onwards

Concerts with Alan George, current Musical Director

Concerts from September 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.

2024

SUMMER CONCERT
Sunday 23rd June 2024, 8pm

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

  • HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto soloist Jacob George
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F major
June 2024 concert poster

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 20th January 2024, 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Guest Conductor: John Bryan, Leader: Claire Jowett

In aid of St Olave’s Church

  • CHERUBINI: Overture Anacréon
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 25 in G minor
  • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 Unfinished completed version by Brian Newbould
January 2024 concert poster

2023

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 23rd September 2023, 8pm

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

In aid of Kyra Women’s Project

  • FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL: Overture in C
  • FAURÉ: Pavane and Nocturne
  • GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie
    Becky Jobling Flute, Alexandra Nightingale & Christina Young Oboe, Isabel Dowell & Charles Miller Bassoon, Mark Sykes & Stephen Watt Horn, Lesley Schatzberger & Andrea Hayden Clarinet
  • SIBELIUS: Suite from Belshazzar’s Feast
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 36 Linz
September 2023 concert poster

SUMMER CONCERT – ENGLAND’S MUSICAL LEGACY
Saturday 27th June 2023, 8pm

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

In aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

  • MOZART: Symphony No. 1 in E flat
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Harnham Down
  • DELIUS: Summer Night on the River
  • PATTERSON: Westerly Winds
    Becky Jobling Flute, Lesley Schatzberger Clarinet, Alexandra Nightingale Oboe, Isabel Dowell Bassoon, Mark Sykes Horn
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 100 in G Military
June 2023 Concert Poster

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 21st January 2023, 8pm

York St John University, Creative Centre Theatre
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

  • BEETHOVEN: Overture Leonora No. 3
  • SCHUBERT: Incidental music from Rosamunde
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 Rhenish
January 2023 concert poster

2022

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 24 September 2022 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of Sunflowers in York

  • MOZART: Overture to Lucio Silla
  • VANHAL: Concerto for 2 Bassoons soloists Isabel Dowell and David Baker
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 Eroica
September 2022 Poster

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 25 June 2022 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Guest Conductor: John Bryan, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of York Against Cancer

  • BEETHOVEN: Overture Coriolan
  • IVES: The Unanswered Question
  • R. STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto soloist Alexandra Nightingale
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat
June 2022 Poster

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 22 January 2022 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of Musical Connections

  • SCHUBERT: Overture ‘in the Italian Style’ in D major, D590
  • SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in D minor soloist Jacob George
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major ‘The Italian
January 2022 poster

2021

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 25th September 2021 8pm

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

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

  • BOYCE: Symphony No. 4 in F
  • MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A soloist Lesley Schatzberger
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor
September 2021 poster

2020

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 25 January 2020 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of Accomplish Children’s Trust

  • MOZART: Overture Idomeneo K.366
  • MOZART: Maurerische Trauermusik K.477
  • MOZART: Adagio for three basset horns in F major, from Divertimento No.1 K.439b
  • NIELSEN: Serenata in Vano
    Lesley Schatzberger Clarinet, Isabel Dowell Bassoon, Mark Sykes Horn, Rachel Brown Cello, John Smith Double Bass
  • HAYDN: Symphony No.99 in E flat
January 2020 Poster

2019

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 21st September 2019 8pm

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

  • BEETHOVEN: Overture The Creatures of Prometheus
  • BRAHMS: Serenade No. 2 in A
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C
September 2019 concert poster

Read A Steinway at St Olave’s by Tina Sanderson

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 6th July 2019 8pm

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

In aid of Home Start

  • PURCELL: Music from Dido and Aeneas
  • BERLIOZ: Les Nuits d’Été soloist Jo Rondel
  • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 6 in C
July 2019 concert poster

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 26 January 2019 8pm

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

To celebrate Alan George’s 10th season directing the orchestra – in aid of Jessie’s Fund

  • WEBER: Oberon Overture
  • SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto soloist Jacob George
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5 in C minor

2018

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 22 September 2018 8pm

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

40th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT
Saturday 23 June 2018 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Guest Conductor: John Bryan, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of St Olave’s Church

  • 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
June 2018 concert poster

Read Birth of the Academy by Christine Smith

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 20 January 2018 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

  • 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 concert poster

2017

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

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

In aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

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

MUSIC FOR A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT
Saturday 24 June 2017 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of Neuroblastoma UK

PURCELL: Music from The Fairy Queen
BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 No. 2
BARBER: Summer Music, Op. 31
Diana Clough Flute, Alexandra Nightingale Oboe, Lesley Schatzberger Clarinet, Isabel Dowell Bassoon, Mark Sykes Horn
MENDELSSOHN: Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

June 2017 Poster

Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Esme and Arthur Sharpe

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 21 January 2017 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
In aid of York Against Cancer

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

January 2017 Poster

Read From Imperial Rome to Communist Russia by Alexandra Nightingale

2016

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 24 September 2016 8pm

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

In aid of SASH

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

September 2016 Poster

Read Farewell Symphony by Tina Sanderson

MOZART IN PRAGUE
Saturday 25 June 2016 8pm

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

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

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 8pm

St Peter’s School Memorial Hall, Clifton, York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett

In aid of the St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs Fund and the York Flood Disaster Fund

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV. 1046
Violin: Claire Jowett, Oboes: Alexandra Nightingale, Christina Young, Jane Wright, Horns: Miho Fletcher, Les McCormack, Bassoon: Isabel Gamov
MENDELSSOHN: Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Read St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs by Tina Sanderson

2015

TRIPLE 150th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Saturday 19 September 2015 8pm

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

In aid of Save the Children

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

JESSIE’S FUND 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Saturday 27 June 2015 8pm

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

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

Read Focus on Jessie’s Fund by Tina Sanderson

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 24 January 2015 8pm

St Olave’s Church, York
Guest conductor: Alasdair Jamieson,  Leader: Claire Jowett

In aid of the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal

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

2014

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 8pm

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

A SUMMER SERENADE
Saturday 14 June 2014 8pm

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

In aid of Martin House

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 8pm

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

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

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

2013

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 8pm

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

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 22 June 2013 8pm

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

In aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C major “Great”

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 19 January 2013 8pm

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

In aid of SASH

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave”
SIBELIUS: Rakastava “The Lover”
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 in G minor “Winter Reveries”

2012

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 8pm

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”

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 23 June 2012 8pm

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 8pm

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

In aid of St Olave’s Church Roof Repair Fund

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

2011

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 8pm

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

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 18 June 2011 8pm

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 8pm

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

In aid of Jessie’s Fund

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

2010

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 8pm

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

In aid of the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal

ROSSINI: Overture Italian Girl in Algiers
MOZART: Wind Serenade in C minor, K388
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”

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

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 8pm

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

In aid of the DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute, KV620
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto Trumpet Adam Micklethwaite
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68 “Pastoral”

2009

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 8pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, 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”
January 2018 concert poster