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OMS Spring Concert – 23 March 2019 – Dvorak Cello Concerto/Tchaikovsky/Verdi

The orchestra of Ormskirk Music Society are presenting their Spring concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 23 March 2019 at St John’s Church, Burscough. The programme will feature: Dvorak Cello Concerto with soloist, Hikaru Fuminash; Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6; and Verdi – Nabucco Overture. This stunning concert draws from the great Romantic composers beginning with Verdi’s dramatic and rhythmically vibrant Overture Nabucco. Another main feature is Tchaikovsky’s final Sixth Symphony (‘Pathetique’), first performed under the composer’s baton only nine days before his death, and full of foreboding and drama. The most popular of all cello concertos – the Dvorak Cello …

Christmas Concert – 22 Dec 2018

Omskirk Music Society – Christmas Concert – Carols and Festive Music Join us on Saturday 22 December 2018, the orchestra and choir for an evening of Festive Light Music and Carols. Carols will abound, with a number beautiful choral arrangements sung by the choir, and plenty of audience carols, backed by full orchestra.   The programme also includes a festive selection of Light orchestral music. The form was especially popular during the formative years of radio broadcasting, with stations such as the BBC Light Programme featuring a playlist largely consisting of light compositions. Leroy Anderson, described as “one of the …

Entente Cordiale - Summer 2018

Concert Review: Entente Cordiale – Summer 2018

Ormskirk Music Society Celebrate 100 years since the end of WW1 In June the Ormskirk Music Society held their summer concert celebrating French and British music for the Centenary of the end of World War One. I thought this was a unique way of celebrating the centenary of the armistice, with a variety of different pieces – many of which I was unfamiliar with. The first half featured French pieces from around the turn of the 20th Century. “The Overture to the Opera Mignon”, composed by Ambroise Thomas, is today one of the least known of the major 19th Century …

Join our Orchestra!

We are recruiting! Join us for our Open rehearsals in September and October starting on Thursday 6th September at 7.45 pm.  Just come along and see if we are the group for you. The orchestra is always happy to welcome more string players, particularly violas and double basses, but also violins and cellos!  Perhaps you played in a youth orchestra, and maybe are a bit rusty now, but many of our players were in the same boat and have really enjoyed starting to play again.  Or perhaps you play or have played in other groups, but are looking for a …

Join our Choir!

Calling all singers! It may be some time since you sang in a choir or you may never have done so, but if you love singing you are sure to find an enjoyable new pastime with OMS. Or you may have sung in choirs before and are keen to try some new and exciting classical repertoire with like-minded musicians!  Ormskirk Music society is unique in the area for including a choir and orchestra.  We mainly rehearse separately, with our own accompanist, but come together for many of our concerts, giving us the added thrill and challenge of singing with a …