Past Concerts

A nearly complete archive of all LCO’s past performances is now available to explore.

Sunday 3rd November 2019, 3pm

Poster for LCO November concertBeethoven: Symphony no. 1

Gordon Jacob: Bassoon Concerto

with Rebecca Eldridge (bassoon)

Mozart: Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”

Mozart: Symphony no. 41, “Jupiter”

Sunday 7th July 2019, 3pm, Leamington Town Hall

Arriaga – Overture to Los Esclavos Felices

Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp

de Falla – Suite no. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat

Haydn – Symphony no. 100

Soloists: Lisa Nelsen (flute), Eleanor Turner (harp)

Conductor: Richard Laing

In autumn 2018, we had a change from our usual concert routine:

Lost Composers of the Great War 

The Leamington Chamber Orchestra in conjunction with Great War author Andrew Hamilton, will present an afternoon of music on Sunday 4th November at 3.30 pm by four composers who fell in the First World War.

Pieces by Leamington born and bred William Denis Browne as well as George Butterworth, Cecil Coles and F.S. Kelly will be interspersed with readings and biographies of the composers.

The concert will be held in the Great Hall of the magnificent 900-year-old Lord Leycester Hospital, since 1571 a sanctuary for service members wounded in war or in need, who carry out duties in the Hospital in their Elizabethan robes. Proceeds of the concert are in aid of the Hospital and the Leamington Chamber Orchestra.

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 3pm

Schumann – Overture, Scherzo and Finale

Dvořák – Czech Suite

Richard Strauss – Overture and Dance Scene from Ariadne auf Naxos

Beethoven – Triple Concerto

Soloists: Shulah Oliver (violin), Rebecca Rose (cello), Tim Sidford (piano)

Conductor: Richard Laing

Sunday 8th July, 3pm

Leamington Spa Town Hall (at the bottom of Leamington Spa Parade)

Parry – Elegy to Brahms

Stanford – An Irish Concertino

Brahms – Symphony no. 2

Soloists: Amy Littlewood (violin), Lucy Arch (cello)

Conductor – Richard Laing

Sunday 4th February 2018, 3pm

Leamington Spa Town Hall (at the bottom of Leamington Spa Parade)

Deborah Pritchard – For Mother Earth (LCO commission)

W A Mozart – Symphony no. 39 in E flat

Brahms – Violin Concerto

Violin – David Le Page

Conductor – Richard Laing

24th September 2017, 3pm

Leamington Town Hall

Dvořák – Symphony No 7

Chris Long – new work (World Première, commissioned by LCO)

Elgar – Sea Pictures

Soloist: Karen Wise (mezzo soprano)

Wagner – Lohengrin excerpts: Prelude to Act 1; Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral; Prelude to Act III

Conductor: Richard Laing

Leamington Chamber Orchestra February 2017 Concert

5th February 2017

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Ibert – Hommage à Mozart

Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 4

Soloist: Alison Wakeley (Horn)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 2

Conductor: Richard Laing

leamington chamber orchestra september 2016 concert

25th September 2016

Ravel – Mother Goose Suite

Strauss – Duo-Concertante

Soloists: Daniel Sanford-Casey (clarinet) & Rebecca Eldridge (bassoon)

Schumann – Symphony No.2 in C

Conductor: Richard Laing