THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S – 1997 to 2009

Concerts with Musical Director John Hastie

John Hastie

Concerts 1997 - 2009

Musical Director John Hastie

Under John Hastie‘s leadership, the Academy of St Olave’s explored a wide repertoire including the last symphonies of Mozart and Haydn, most of the Beethoven symphonies, the violin concertos of Beethoven and Mendelssohn and some fascinating French music of the 20th century. A piece was commissioned from Ralph Bateman, resulting in Ragnarok, an overture which uniquely combined the forces of the Academy along with the bells of St Olave’s church.

One of the highlights was the occasion when John’s friend and organ teacher, Naji Hakim, came to give the opening recital on the newly-rebuilt organ at St Olave’s and asked that the string section of the Academy play in the first UK performance of his third organ concerto. Then there were the two free concerts which the orchestra gave in Holy Week and after Easter, the first of which was John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil in which Christina Waldock was the soloist, followed a year later by Messiaen’s fantastic piece Et Expecto Ressurectionem Mortuorum for wind and percussion.

During John’s time the Academy introduced concerts for children and celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open-air concert in the Museum Gardens, fireworks and all! Concerts are listed here with the most recent first.

CONCERT SEASON 2008-2009

CHILDREN’S CONCERT & SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 20 June 2009, 10:30am and 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
DELIUS: On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
DELIUS: Summer Night On The River
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 7 in A major

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 17 January 2009, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave”
BLACKFORD: Clarinet Concerto (Soloist: Mark Crooks)
KURT WEILL: Symphony No. 2

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 9th November 2008, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
FAURÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Hilary Layton, Baritone: Duncan Campbell)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 20 September 2008, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
STRAUSS: Suite in B flat
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

CONCERT SEASON 2007-2008

THREE DOUBLE CONCERTI

CHILDREN’S CONCERT & SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 21 June 2008, 10:30am and 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Willow
POULENC: Babar the Elephant (Narrated by Ian Small)
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp
(Flute: Louise Evans, Harp: Georgina Wells)

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 19 January 2008, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BLACKFORD: Concertante for Two Horns (Horns: Jonathan Hunter & Janus Wadsworth)
*Specially commissioned – First Performance*
ALBINONI/GIAZOTTO: Adagio for Strings and Organ (Organ: James Sanderson)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 “The Clock”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 11 November 2007, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Mezzo Soprano: Ruth Sanderson, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 22 September 2007, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
ROSSINI: The Italian Girl in Algiers
BACH: Concerto for two violins (Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 “The Eroica”

CONCERT SEASON 2006-2007

MOZART’S THREE LAST SYMPHONIES

CHILDREN’S CONCERT & SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 16 June 2007, 10:30am and 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
MILHAUD: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (Percussion: Francesca Rochester)
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C “The Jupiter”

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 13 January 2007, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
WALTON: Siesta for Small Orchestra
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat major KV364
(Violin: Jonathan Sparey, Viola: Alan George)
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor KV550
In aid of Jessie’s Fund

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 12 November 2006, 10:30am

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

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 16 September 2006, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
JÄRNEFELT: Praeludium
MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major KV543
WEILL: Symphony No. 2

CONCERT SEASON 2005-2006

CHILDREN’S CONCERT & SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 10 June 2006, 10:30am and 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  –  Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf Opus 67 (Narrator: Clive Goodhead)
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin Opus 61 (Violin: Anila Milaj)
In Memory of Margaret Smith

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 14 January 2006, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
IVES: The Unanswered Question
FAURÉ: Masques et Bergamasques Opus 112
MOZART: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra KV 191 (Bassoon: Samantha Gurney)
STRAVINSKY: Suite de Pulchinella

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 13 November 2005, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Mezzo Soprano: Rachel Hicks, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 17 September 2005, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
ARNOLD: Serenade for Small Orchestra
DVORAK: Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor, Opus 44
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
BLACKFORD: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (Trumpet: Adam Micklethwaite)
*World Premiere*

CONCERT SEASON 2004-2005

ORGAN RECITAL BY NAJI HAKIM to open the rebuilt instrument
Sunday 22 May 2005, 7:30pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
HAKIM: Agapê
FRANCK: Pastorale
MESSIAEN: Dieu parmis nous
TOURNEMIRE: Fantasie (from Offrande de l’Epiphanie
MESSIAEN: Offrande au Saint-Sacrament
HAKIM: Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra No. 3 *UK Premiere*
with the String Section of The Academy of St Olave’s
HAKIM: Improvisation

SPRING CONCERT
Saturday 23 April 2005, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
MOZART: Overture to Don Giovanni
R STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1, Opus 11 (Horn: Christopher Griffiths)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 15 January 2005, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Willow
TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 14 November 2004, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
FAURÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Tina Sanderson, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 18 September 2004, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
REZNICEK: Overture to Donna Diana
POULENC: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings (Organ: Alexander Woodrow)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 94 in G major “The Surprise”

CONCERT SEASON 2003-2004

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 10 July 2004, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
RAVEL: Pavane
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
(Flute: Diana Clough, Violin: Claire Jowett, Harpsichord: David Lewis)
POULENC: Sinfonietta

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 17 January 2004, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
JÄRNEFELT: Praeludium
VIVALDI: Concerto in A minor for two violins Opus 3 No. 8
(Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)
MILHAUD: Le Bœuf sur le Toit
HAYDN: Symphony No. 99 in E flat major

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 9 November 2003, 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 13 September 2003, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
GABRIELI: Canzoni for brass – Canzon noni toni & Canzon septimi toni No. 1
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C, K.425 “The Linz”
MAHLER: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen “Songs of a Wayfarer”
(Soloist: Christiana Eastwood)

CONCERT SEASON 2002-2003

A SUMMER SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS – 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The Academy of St Olave’s with Tribeca York Ltd
Saturday 21 June 2003, 8:00pm

The Museum Gardens, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
OFFENBACH: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld
WALTON: Suite No. 2 from Façade
TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra (Cello: Christina Waldock)
ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
PARRY: Jerusalem

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 18 January 2003, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings, arranged for wind by Geoffrey Emerson
BRITTEN: Nocturne, Opus 60 for tenor, obbligato instruments and strings
(Tenor: Robert Thompson)

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 10 November 2002, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
FAURÉ: Requiem (Treble: James Sanderson, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 14 September 2002, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
PROKOFIEV: Symphonie Classique
POULENC: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings (Organ: John Scott Whiteley)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 100 in G major “The Military”

CONCERT SEASON 2001-2002

CHARLES MACDONALD MEMORIAL CONCERT
Saturday 22 June 2002, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
BATEMAN: Ragnarök *World premiere*
Commissioned by The Academy of St Olave’s with funds from Yorkshire Arts
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez (Guitar: John Mackenzie)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 6 in C major

A MEDITATION ON THE RESURRECTION
Sunday 21 April 2002, 9:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie
MESSIAEN: Dieu Parmi Nous (Organ: John Hastie)
MESSIAEN: Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
with readings by Tim and Jacqie Hartley

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 19 January 2002, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
GABRIELI: Sonata pian’ e forte
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor (Violin: Anila Milaj)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Opus 93

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 11 November 2001, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Mezzo Soprano: Christiana Eastwood, Baritone: Clive Goodhead)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 22 September 2001, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
ARNOLD: Serenade for Small Orchestra
BACH: Suite No. 2 in B minor for flute and strings BWV 1067 (Flute: Diana Clough)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 in D major “The London”

CONCERT SEASON 2000-2001

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 23 June 2001, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
DELIUS: Summer Night on the River
MOZART: Piano Concerto in A KV488 (Piano: Josephine Peach)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Opus 60

A MEDITATION FOR HOLY WEEK IN A CANDLELIT CHURCH
Wednesday 11 April 2001, 9:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie
TAVENER: The Protecting Veil (Cello: Christina Waldock)

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 20 January 2001, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
DVORÁK: Serenade in D minor Opus 44
BACH: Concerto for Two Violins (Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Opus 55 “The Eroica”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 12 November 2000, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
FAURÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Frances Brock, Baritone: Thomas Guthrie)

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 16 September 2000, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
DAG WIRÉN: Serenade for String Orchestra Opus 11
PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater (Soprano: Katherine Mahon, Alto: Christiana Eastwood)
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto (Trumpet: Adam Micklethwaite)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D major Opus 36

CONCERT SEASON 1999-2000

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 17 June 2000, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave”
FRANÇAIX: L’Horloge de Flore for oboe and chamber orchestra (Oboe: John Stringer)
HANDEL: Concerto for Organ, Opus 4 No. 4 in F (Organ: Geoffrey Coffin)
MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D major KV504 “The Prague”

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 15 January 2000, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in B minor, Opus 6 No. 12
SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Opus 28 (Violin: Anila Milaj)
DVORAK: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 11 (Violin: Anila Milaj)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 21
In aid of The Albanian Musicians’ Trust

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 14 November 1999, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – Solemn Requiem Mass
With the Choir of St Olave’s Church – Director: John Hastie
DURUFLÉ: Requiem (Soprano: Frances Brock, Baritone: Thomas Guthrie)

AUTUMN CONCERT IN MEMORY OF GEORGE SUMMERS
Saturday 18 September 1999, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
COPLAND: Quiet City (Cor anglais: Sarah Ratcliffe, Trumpet: Adam Micklethwaite)
KROMMER: Concerto for Two Clarinets, Opus 35
(Clarinets: Caroline Vaughan and Kate White)
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major KV551 “The Jupiter”
In aid of Imperial Cancer Research

CONCERT SEASON 1998-1999

RYEDALE FESTIVAL CONCERT
Saturday 17 July 1999, 10:30am

Palladian Bridge, Scampston Hall  – Academy of St Olave’s Wind Section, Director: John Hastie
R STRAUSS: Serenade for Winds, Opus 7
DVORAK: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Opus 44
R STRAUSS: Suite in B flat for 13 Wind Instruments, Opus 4
This concert raised over £300 for the Albanian Musicians’ Trust

SUMMER CONCERT IN AID OF ST OLAVE’S CHURCH ORGAN FUND
Saturday 12 June 1999, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York  – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
The Choir of St Olave’s and The Academy of St Olave’s
BRUCKNER: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus
STANFORD: Postlude (Organ: Geoffrey Coffin)
STANFORD: Beati Quorum Via
ROSSINI: The Italian Girl in Algiers
R STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat, Opus 11 (Horn: Andy Saunders)
ALBINONI/GIAZOTTO: Adagio for Strings and Organ (Organ: Geoffrey Coffin)
HANDEL: Zadok the Priest
PARRY: I was glad

SPRING CONCERT
Saturday 24 April 1999, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
R STRAUSS: Suite in B flat for 13 Wind Insturments, Opus 4
BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op.31
(Tenor: Ed Sturmheit, Horn: Jonathan Hunter)
MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, KV543

WINTER CONCERT – AN EVENING OF SERENADES
Saturday 16 January 1999, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie,  Leader: Claire Jowett
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings, Opus 20
STRAUSS: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Opus 7
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 4 in C minor “The Tragic”

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 8 November 1998, 10:30am

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

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 19 September 1998, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
The Choir of St Olave’s Church and The Academy of St Olave’s
STRAVINSKY: Pater Noster
STRAVINSKY: Ave Maria
PLAINSONG: Magnificat
TAVENER: Hymn to the Mother of God
TAVENER: The Lamb
PERGOLESI: Magnificat (Soprano: Tina Sanderson, Contralto: Christiana Wood, Tenor: David Winpenny, Bass: Alan Hardwick)
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor KV550
This concert raised over £100 for St Leonard’s Hospice, in memory of Catherine Van de Weyer.

CONCERT SEASON 1997-1998

SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 27 June 1998, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending (Violin: Nicholas Wright)
DELIUS: A Song before Sunrise
ELGAR: Chanson de Matin
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major “The Italian”

ORCHESTRAL MASS
Sunday 22 February 1998, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York  – With the Choir of St Olave’s Church, Director: John Hastie
HAYDN: Missa Brevis St Johannes de Deo “Little Organ Mass” (Soprano: Tina Sanderson)

WINTER CONCERT
Saturday 17 January 1998, 8:00pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie for Wind
HANDEL: Water Music Suite
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C minor “The Linz”

ORCHESTRAL MASS
Sunday 2 November 1997, 10:30am

St Olave’s Church, York – With the Choir of St Olave’s Church, Director: John Hastie
CHARPENTIER: Petite Messe de Minuit

AUTUMN CONCERT
Saturday 13 September 1997, 8:00 pm

St Olave’s Church, York – Director: John Hastie, Leader: Claire Jowett
The Choir of St Olave’s Church and The Academy of St Olave’s
WALTON: Set Me as a Seal Upon Mine Heart
BAIRSTOW: I Sat Down Under His Shadow
DURUFLÉ: Plainsong, Ubi Caritas
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
MOZART: Ave Verum Corpus
HANDEL: Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
MOZART: Overture, Cosi fan tutte, K.588
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 in D major “The Clock”
In aid of The Albanian Musicians’ Trust