A perfect way to warm away those winter chills – come and join Clacton Concert Orchestra at their New Year Cafe concert to be held at the Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea at 3pm on Sunday 26thJanuary 2014. Imagine the scene: large round tables with crisp white cloths, tea and coffee in abundance with cakes and biscuits, walk around, enjoy the informality. Picture the Orchestra under multi-talented young conductor Francis Garland and leader Ruth Baker. Dance if the mood takes you, there will be Strauss, Lehar and other Viennese delights. Tap your feet to the “Four Saxes” – the foot tapping may lead to dancing! Listen to the beautiful singing of Tessa Collitt who will perform Vilja from the Merry Widow and the choruses from The Blue Danube Waltz. Experience a delight for your ears with flutist Julie Harmer who will display her considerable talent playing Doppler’s Flute Concerto. CCO are delighted to welcome guitarist Ben Townsend, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Tendring Rotary Young Musician Competition, who will perform with the Strings section of the orchestra his amazing interpretation of Pachelbel’s Canon. The whole afternoon is a feast for the eyes, ears, feet, and don’t forget the ample refreshments. You will also be supporting St Helena’s Hospice Tendring Day Centre who will be the recipients of the proceeds from the concert.
Tickets, priced £9.00 refreshments included, (accompanied children free) are available from the Princes Theatre Box Office Tel: 01255 686633
Sunday 26th January 3pm – Viennese Cafe New Year – Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea
Join us for an afternoon with dance and song in our Street Cafe with large round tables, white cloths and a seemingly endless supply of tea and coffee complete with cakes and biscuits. We are delighted to showcase the Tendring Rotary Young Musician of 2013 winner guitarist Ben Townsend who will be joining the strings section of the orchetsra for his own individual take on Pachelbel’s Canon. Tickets, which include refreshments cost £9.00 and are available from the Theatre box office 01255 686633 or www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Sunday 13th April 3pm – The Magic of Music – St Bartholomews Church, Holland on Sea
Hansel and Gretel Overture, L’Arleslenne and the chance to see the magic of music performed by Francis Garland (Weber Bassoon Concerto), SIlke McNair-Wilson (something amazing on Saxophone) and Sammy Miller (Jim Parker’s exquisite Clarinet Concerto)
Saturday 19th July 7pm – St James Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea Clacton Concert Orchestra joins musical forces with Clacton Choral Society for a Gala concert , details to follow, keep an eye on our website.
Retiring collection in aid of The Musicians Benevolent Fund
OUR LATEST CONCERT
AUGUST – We hope to spring up with small ensembles at the Clacton Air Show Community Fayre which will be held on Christmas Tree Island (McDonald’s) on Thursday 22nd August 2013
SEPTEMBER – We will also be present at a concert being held in tribute to Michael Hurren which will be held at St James Church, Clacton on Sea on Saturday 14th September at 7pm
NOVEMBER – We proudly present our charity fundraising Remembrance Sunday concert. There will be opportunities to wave flags, take out the hankies and sing along to the choruses. A feast of much loved music and a little extra. Flautist Julie Harmer steps out into the spotlight and demonstrates her considerable skill and charm with a solo item played with the orchestra. We are also delighted to say that this year local songbird Tessa Collitt will join with the orchestra to lead the choruses and to provide some of her own individual magical singing Proceeds from the concert will go to local Forces charities including the Tendring branch of SSAFA and Clacton on Sea branch of RAFA. Tickets from the theatre box office 01255 433344, cost £7.00, concessions are £6.00.Sunday 10th November 2013 3pm, West Cliff Theatre, Clacton on Sea.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our good friend Mike Hurren. Mike was a vice-president, a former conductor and a great supporter of the orchestra. If you click here you will access the dedicated page where you will have the possibility, if you wish, to share your thoughts and memories about Mike.
R. Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries W.A. Mozart – Piano Concerto no 27, soloist George Ireland (Tendring Rotary Young Musician 2012) G. Rossini – The Thieving Magpie D. Jones – Flute concerto, arranged for Harmonica, soloist David Jones
Premier of local composer Lawrence Turner‘s Symphony 4th movement