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‘Last Night of the Proms’ Summer Concert – 29 June 2019

The orchestra and choir of the Ormskirk Music Society are presenting their summer concert on Saturday 29th June at St. John’s Church, Burscough.  The programme will include the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites: Henry Wood’s ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’, Hubert Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’, and Edward Elgar’s audience-rousing ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ March no1. Opening with the cheerily upbeat ‘Farnham Festival Overture’, the programme will go on to explore some of the music inspired by the English Folk tradition.  Holst’s ‘Songs of the West’ was the composer’s first work drawn from this tradition, and though he never collected folk songs …

Choir Concert – A Little Light Music – 4th May 2019

The choir of the Ormskirk Music Society are presenting a showcase of light music on Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm in St. John the Baptist Church, Burscough.  The programme will include many audience favourites, drawn from both European and American traditions in light music: ‘In a Monastery Garden’, ‘Bird Songs at Eventide’, ‘The Syncopated Clock’ and ‘Blue Tango’ are all to be featured, and sung with the choir’s characteristic zest and enthusiasm. It was in post-war Britain that light music rocketed to popularity, with many pieces performed as either the background or main theme to much loved radio and TV …

Autumn Concert – November 2018

The Great Composers Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 – with soloist Tom Kimmance Schubert: Symphony No. 2 Mendelssohn: Overture: The Fair Melusine, Hear My Prayer, Verleih uns Frieden And to Celebrate the centenary of votes for women: Dame Ethel Smyth: March of the Women Saturday 17 November 2018 – 7.30 pm at Ormskirk School, Wigan Rd, Ormskirk, L39 2AT. Tickets: £10, Student/Under 18: £5 (no booking fees!)